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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: 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!

142 Comments

raylsonpinguim
DA PRA FAZER O PARALAX?
0 3 months, 3 days ago
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 6 months, 2 weeks 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 7 months, 4 days 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 7 months, 1 week 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 7 months, 2 weeks ago
JoshJoshStudios
THere is no always block

0 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Mutajon
Great tutorial!
0 10 months, 1 week ago
MayaX
Can someone tell me what version of Stencyl is this?
1 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
KylePreston
Fantastic tutorial. Really love this format!
1 1 year, 3 months ago

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