Abigayl's Interactive Tutorials (Part 1)

by Joe (Updated on 2012-07-21)

Tutorial 1 - The Basics



  • 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!


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 3 years, 11 months ago
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 3 years, 11 months ago
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 3 years, 11 months ago
THere is no always block

0 4 years, 1 month ago
Great tutorial!
0 4 years, 2 months ago
Can someone tell me what version of Stencyl is this?
1 4 years, 5 months ago
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 4 years, 5 months ago
Fantastic tutorial. Really love this format!
1 4 years, 7 months ago
Great Tutorial
-1 4 years, 9 months ago
Hey question: In the part of the tutorial regarding collision for enemies with the player; The "Kill self after leaving screen" function is attached to the "When created" function. But isn't that condition only checked upon creation of the actor? Wouldn't such a condition check work better inside "always"?
0 4 years, 9 months ago

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