Defold is not a bad tool, it just isn’t for the kinds of games that I make. It is for sprite games where you jump and collide and whatnot.
I make games that take place on a grid.
This can be done in defold. Make a game object as the “controller” that responds to inputs, and have those inputs modify the grid. However, when I tried to layer my grid, the transparency didn’t work, so…
I’ve been playing a mobile game Griblers. I like it and highly recommend. It is a crafty-questy-gathery game.
Also, while I realize that I really, really, REALLY wanna make a Splorr!! game, they quickly collapse under their own weight, and really suck to work on after a short while.