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 ## Try GDevelop online or download the desktop version ## Try GDevelop online or download the desktop version
  
-* To get started, you can [try GDevelop online](https://​4ian.github.io/GD).  +* To get started, you can [try GDevelop online](https://​editor.gdevelop-app.com).  
-* To create your own game, save and then publish it, [download the desktop version on GDevelop website](http://compilgames.net).+* To create your own game, save and then publish it, [download the desktop version on GDevelop website](https://gdevelop-app.com).
  
-When you have downloaded GDevelop, open the installer and install the software. ​On Windows machines, use the GDevelop icon on your desktop to launch it. On MacOS, open GDevelop from the Applications folder or drag it to your dock for permanent placement.+When you have downloaded GDevelop, open the installer and install the software.:
  
-Once the application is launched you are going to be presented with the start page. The start page allows you to open an existing projectcreate a new project, or open a tutorial ​project. ​+* On Windows machines, after *launching the installer*, use the *GDevelop icon* on your desktop to launch it. You can also *uncompress* the installer file (like a zip file) and put the software in any folder. 
 +* On MacOS, launch the *DMG file*, drag GDevelop into *Applications*,​ and open GDevelop from the Applications folder. 
 +* On Linux, *uncompress* the archive and launch the executable. 
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 +Once the application is launchedyou will be presented with the start page. The start page allows you to open an existing project ​or to create a new project. ​
  
 {{ :​gdevelop5:​start_page.png?​nolink |}} {{ :​gdevelop5:​start_page.png?​nolink |}}
-==== Create a new project ​====+## Create a new project
  
-To create a new project select ​the relevant option ​on the start page.+To create a new projectselect ​"​Create A New Project" ​on the start page.
  
-In the next window you can choose from templates/​examples or create a blank project. ​A template is already including some assets and events ​to get you started, the blank project ​including nothing so you need to start from scratch.+A new window ​will open. It presents a list of options, allowing ​you to choose from templates/​examples or to create a blank project. ​ The examples are showing how to use a particular feature, while starters are more advanced games that you can trystudy and modify. 
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 +Selecting ​the blank project ​includes no assets, events or scenes - it's an entirely empty game.
  
 {{ :​gdevelop5:​create-new-project-window.png?​nolink |}} {{ :​gdevelop5:​create-new-project-window.png?​nolink |}}
  
-You can select the location where would you like to store your new project ​on the bottom of the window: +At the top of the window, you can select the location where would you like to store your new project.
-{{ :​gdevelop5:​project-default-location.png?nolink |}}+
  
-Once you have selected the default location for your project, click on the name of a starter or an example to open the game.+{{:​gdevelop5:​getting_started:​pasted:​20200405-224849.png?​nolink}}
  
-==== Re-open an existing ​project ​====+Once you have selected the default location for your project, click on the name of a starter template or an example to open the game.
  
-To re-open an existing projectselect the relevant option on the start page+<​note>​By defaultnew games that you create are saved in a folder called "​GDevelop Projects",​ located in your "​Documents"​ folder.</​note>​
  
-Next you need to browse your local file system to open a project. GDevelop 5 project files are normally saved as "​.json"​ file. Find it, and select it to open.+## Open an existing ​project
  
-{{ :​gdevelop5:​project-file.png }}+To re-open an existing project, select "Open a Project"​ on the start page
  
-The icon of this file is depends on whether you have any default application installed on your computer ​to edit such file.+Next, browse ​your local file system ​to select the project ​file. If you're using the GDevelop online version, you can save and load a file from Google Drive. GDevelop 5 project files are by default saved as *"​.json"​* files.
  
-<​note>​By defaultthe locations of the saved game.json files are: +If you're a GDevelop 4 useryou can [[gdevelop5:getting_started:open-gdevelop-4-project|learn here how to save your project to open it with GDevelop ​5]].
-  * WindowsC:/​Users/​YourUserName/​GDevelop ​Projects, +
-  * macOS and Linux: GDevelop Projects directory in your home folder. +
-</​note>​+
  
-Once you have the project open you should be presented ​with the editors like when you created the game for the first time.+## Next step: start with tutorials
  
-**Note:** GDevelop 4 users, you can [[gdevelop5:​getting_started:open-gdevelop-4-project|learn here how to save your project to open it with GDevelop ​5]].+Continue reading ​**[[gdevelop5:​tutorials:basic-game-making-conceptsthe basic concepts to know how to use GDevelop]]**.
  
-==== Next step: get started ​with tutorials ​====+The tutorials, along with the documentation,​ are the best ways to learn. It is highly recommended that you read and follow a [[gdevelop5:​tutorials|tutorial]]!
  
-Continue by reading **[[gdevelop5:​tutorials:​basic-game-making-concepts|the basic concepts to know to use GDevelop]]**. +## Learn more about GDevelop
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-It's then recommended to read and follow a [[gdevelop5:​tutorials|tutorial]]! +
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-==== Learn more about GDevelop ​====+
  
 For further information on how to use GDevelop, visit the following pages where everything is explained in more detail: For further information on how to use GDevelop, visit the following pages where everything is explained in more detail:
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   * [[gdevelop5:​events|]]   * [[gdevelop5:​events|]]
 +  * [[gdevelop5:​all-features|]]
   * [[gdevelop5:​publishing|]]   * [[gdevelop5:​publishing|]]
  
-==== Examples ==== +Be sure to also check **the examples** bundled with GDevelop! They are a good way to learn about the different capabilities of the software.
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-Be sure to check all examples bundled with GDevelop! They are a good way to learn about the different capabilities of the software. +
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