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Crash Course: Let's Make a Game! (Part 5)

by Jon (Updated on 2015-10-17)


Part 1 (Intro) - Part 2 (Resources) - Part 3 (Actors) - Part 4 (Create a Scene) - Part 5 (Test your Game)

Test Your Game! (Part 5 of 5)

Click the Test Game button in the top toolbar to give your game a try.

Test Game

You should be able to walk with the left and right arrow keys and jump with ā€œzā€.

Try pushing the Clown Actors around and jumping on them. If you fall off the screen, the Scene should reload.

Game, in action

Note: You can quickly test your game at any time using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Enter (or Command-Enter on Mac).

Congratulations!

You've just created and tested your first game in Stencyl. That's quite an accomplishment already, and we've barely even scratched the surface of Stencyl's capabilities.

Where do I go from here?

There's a whole lot more to Stencyl, and we encourage you to experiment on your own and read through the rest of Stencylpedia to find out how to import your own resources, create your own Behaviors, and enable Stencyl to help you create the games of your dreams.

If you'd like a more in-depth guided tour, we recommend jumping straight into Crash Course 2, where you can create your own Space Invaders-like game.

Continue to Crash Course 2 →

Troubleshooting

When I fall into the pit, the scene doesn't reload.

As directed in Part 3 at the end of the Customizing Noni section, attach the Die in Pit and Reload Behavior to Noni.

Noni goes through the Clowns

Don't forget to set Clown's Group to Enemies.

I receive a Flash error when running the game. The screen is just white.

Please post a topic on the forums and attach the game to your post. (Use File > Export Game... to do this)

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53 Comments

nrattigan
I followed the tutorial exactly. When I click "test game" or "test scene" I get an error message telling me there was an error and to post on the comments. I have the latest version of Stencyl and software for Mac. Help??
4 2 months ago
johnmckeen
Great tutorial! I used some of the other tiles to build more platforms, and added some more clowns. Worked a treat!
1 2 months, 5 days ago
hhf04
I replaced the Noni with my own character but I did set it all the same. I followed the tutorial from A to Z but my character couldn't jump and squish the coins aka the enemies. Anyone here can help??
2 4 months ago
irisdesign
I got errors after clicked on Test Game...
1 5 months, 3 weeks ago
GoldGrim
Why do the clown falls through the world

1 7 months, 1 week ago
ASOwnerYT
This is my first flash game! I did not know making flash games was that easy!
1 8 months, 4 weeks ago
CyberHat
Can anyone tell me how I can make the enemies move? They just... Walk in place. Please help!
4 10 months, 2 days ago
oshaylinux
Hey, there. I really appreciate this tutorial. It was very easy to follow. Learned a few things but have long way to go in my educational gaming learning.
3 1 year, 2 months ago
MasterCoder0124
ACTION1 is Z....
1 1 year, 2 months ago
Bishal Mukherjee
why do I need to press 'z' to make jump the player. I did not assign 'z' key for that. How did this happen?
5 1 year, 3 months ago

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