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Abigayl's Interactive Tutorials (Part 1)

by Joe (Updated on 2012-07-21)


Tutorial 1 - The Basics

 

CHANGES TO CURRENT STENCYL VERSION:

  • Game Center is now Dashboard
  • No longer need to make Actor Behaviors; can use "Events" tab instead
  • Now need to use "Add an Event" at the top left to make the headings
  • If using events, do not need to "Attach to Actor" (still needed with Behaviors though)
  • Collisions Groups are now in the Settings button at the top of the page
  • Collisions between Actors are now handled by collision events (use "Member of Group" and change the group to "Actors")

 

Liked this one? See them all!

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

Disclaimer: All articles are geared towards Stencyl 3.0 and above. Use comments to provide feedback and point out issues with the article (typo, wrong info, etc.). If you're seeking help for your game, please ask a question on the forums. Thanks!

141 Comments

mzgplan
Hello!I am a Chinese student.Can you make a Chinese tutorial?China is a big market.I think it will have more economic benefits!
0 1 month, 4 days ago
gas33
When there are coding pictures, there are already some functions (yellow shapes) already there, but when I do them, they're not. For example, "When Created" is not there or any where. Help!
0 1 month, 2 weeks ago
corvusfan23
Stencyl asks me to upgrade to 3.4.0 when I try to load the crash course kit. I click update and it gives me an error. Where can I get the crash course kit files that work with build 8398?
0 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Tuo
As I cannot reply to all of the comments on here (primarily as there is no notification of when there is a comment), if you have a question, please instead post it in my livestream thread (or from there, come to my livestream and see if I am on to help instantly). You will likely need to take out the spaces that Stencyl puts into links:

http://community.stencyl.com/index. php/topic,41262.0.html

(P.S. Yes, I am "Abigayl".)

0 2 months, 3 days ago
JoshJoshStudios
THere is no always block

0 4 months, 1 week ago
Mutajon
Great tutorial!
0 4 months, 3 weeks ago
MayaX
Can someone tell me what version of Stencyl is this?
1 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Penguinie815
Everything works fine, but when I test the game, instead of being killed when touching the bad guys, I just go straight through them.
3 8 months, 2 weeks ago
KylePreston
Fantastic tutorial. Really love this format!
1 9 months, 3 weeks ago
awakening
Great Tutorial
-1 11 months, 3 weeks ago

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