Just as I documented my creation process in the godot project forums. I am documenting my porting process from godot to defold.
1/3/2021 I reproduced the main menu in Defold.
my struggles: Trying to add gui- my dyslexia had me misreading “add component from file” as "add component".
I read every tutorial on gui’s I could find after an hour of this I went back to the gui tutorial and read it backwards (I tricked I learned as sci fi editor years ago) and discovered my mistake. The rest of the menu took me about ten minutes. It would have been 5 minutes but I had to learn I call the node not the parent in my event input.
I am very happy though.
The screenshot with blue buttons is godot, the screenshot red buttons is defold.