As one of these "noobs" being discussed, reading some of the posts in this thread has been a bit disheartening. I understand that the general attitude among people here is more welcoming than it seems, but I know for a fact that the way some of these criticisms are worded, it's not going to come across as friendly to a lot of people.
And that's a shame, because a lot of people who are going to come here because of NESmaker aren't just potential competitors, they're customers. If I had never heard of NESmaker and gotten involved in the community, I would never have played and enjoyed Lizard or Legend of Owlia, or Nova the Squirrel. Maybe there'll be a flood of lackluster games, but I think NESmaker will more than make up for it in how many people it brings to NES homebrew scene in general, as it brings NES game development closer to the mainstream.
That said, I'm hoping to make games that are decent enough that the little "Made With NESmaker" logo I put on my title screens is badge of honor, instead of an indication of poor quality. I don't want NESmaker to become another RPG Maker in reputation (the name is too similar already).
Oziphantom wrote:If you are not here for the challenge of the machine, to find and push it in new ways... why come?
There's a simple charm to the NES that doesn't seem to be limited to the people who grew up with it. I admit that part of the appeal to me is to see if I can make something cool on such a limited system, but the charm of the system itself is what makes me want to try.