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).


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 →


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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Hello um i'm using a Macbook Pro, version el capitan. And it says in order to test my game, I have to install 'Neko VM'. #1. It required the systems password, so we put it in and nothing happened.. How can I make it work?
4 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Noni don't walk
0 2 months ago
When i press Test Game it says that i have to check my logs and post them to my forums
0 2 months, 2 weeks ago
when I test the game it was always java(tm) stopped working and styncyl program would close.. pls suggest me a solution. my OS was windows 7 ultimate
0 3 months, 1 week ago
hmmm,.. when i click z. Noni didn't jump. anyone can help me?
0 5 months, 5 days ago
whenever i walk, it looks like he's jumping... in a straight like. he can't jump either. HELP ME!
0 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Great tutorial, thanks!
0 6 months, 1 week ago
OK... Problem A:

1) Clowns go through tiles - You need to select Clown - > Properties and make sure Group "Enemies" is chosen. Most important You have not selected "Tiles" as Collides Width.

2) If you want Nomi to "push" Clowns around too - "Actors" and "Players" should be selected as Collides with as well in Clown -> Properties -> Groups.

So in short 3 options are "GREEN" Players, Tiles, Actors in Clown Collision Groups for this demo to work.

Problem B Sound:

Flash Player - > Use included sounds
Other export options OOG -> You need to convert sounds in Audacity or online sites that allow upload and conversion of MP3 to OOG

1 6 months, 2 weeks ago
@fviktor I copied your link but it says page not found
0 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi. Before you test your game, on the top right, change the option from "Android" to "Flash (player)". It worked for me on Windows without prompting any errors.
0 8 months, 6 days ago

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