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Stencyl

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About Stencyl 

Stencyl is a free program for creating flash-based games (or even games for Apple on Android devices as of the latest version) on your Mac or Windows computer. Using Stencyl you can create a fairly complex game even if you don't have any coding skills at all. That is possible because Stencyl uses a drag and drop interface to enable game creation. Stencyl provides a huge selection of characters, settings, and elements to add to each scene of your games. To create and direct the actions within your games Stencyl gives you a block-snapping interface to construct actions and sequences. The block-snapping interface will look familiar to people who have used Scratch or Android App Inventor.

 

Download Stencyl

There are free and pro versions of Stencyl. The free version is available at http://www.stencyl.com/stencyl/get/

For more information on what you get with the pro version, see http://www.stencyl.com/stencyl/pricing/

 

What Can You Do with Stencyl?

There are tons of examples available within Stencyl itself - all available with code.

Stencyl Game Showcase - These games are their favorites. Some have...
    Reached top spots in the App Store, including #2 in the US App Store and #1 in 18 countries.
    Been sponsored by major players (AppGratis, Armor Games, Kongregate, Newgrounds).
    Been played millions of times.

 

Learning Stencyl

Currently, we don't go into Stencyl as a class project - we simply don't have time and it is fairly complex. However, if you are interested in learning Stencyl, the best way to do it is to go through the two crash course lessons included with Stencyl itself. In addition, I've linked to several video lessons that you could go through if you prefer watching a video and following along. Other video tutorials are available at http://www.stencyl.com/help/view/stencyl-tv/

 

CRASH COURSES

Crash Course 1 - This short, hands-on tutorial will walk you through the steps needed to create a simple platformer. There are video lessons as well as a step-by-step guide.

Crash Course 2 - This second Crash Course will walk you through the creation of a Space Invaders game entirely from scratch.

 

INTERACTIVE BASIC TUTORIALS (Alternatives to the Crash Courses)

Part 1: The Basics

Part 2: Attributes, Saving/Loading, Kongregate API

Part 3: Advanced Controls, Spawning

Part 4: Mouse-based Shooting, Collisions and HP

Part 5: Music, Screen Boundaries, Backgrounds, Power-ups and More

Part 6: Virtually Lagless Actors

 

OTHER LESSONS

Build a basic RPG Game Part 1 and Part 2  

Build a Paint app that lets you draw lines and circles on any picture, including one you take with the camera. You'll learn about Canvases, reacting to the user's touch, and working with color and background properties.
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