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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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46 Comments

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.
0 6 days, 9 hours ago
MasterCoder0124
ACTION1 is Z....
0 2 weeks 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?
1 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Jomama519
Works great! Thank you!
0 1 month, 3 weeks ago
guims
Hello everyone! Already I apologize for my English but I am French and not very gifted. I encountered a problem when testing the game. Stencyl shows me: "Encountered errors while building your game. Check your logs and post them to the forums."
Can you guide me through the process?
Thank you for your help.

0 2 months, 3 weeks ago
supadave57
@sTENCYLER123 did you set vertical gravity under Main Scene's Physics tab to 85 like it the tutorial mentioned in Part 4?
0 2 months, 4 weeks ago
sTENCYLER123
This is weird when I try to make Noni jump he flies and then he disappears from the top of the screen can any body plzzzzzzz help
2 4 months, 6 days ago
carlsmith
The document clearly says...

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!".

If you cannot be bothered to read the docs (or just ignored them), why would anyone spend their time helping you out?

1 4 months, 2 weeks ago
TheCodingGuy
How I can make fullscreen the game without black outside the game

-1 6 months, 1 week ago
TheCodingGuy
OK...Very good tutorial but PLEASE tell
1.I can copy this game at my website or not!?(I test it like HTML 5(Beta) and I copy exactly everything(copy paste the code and the javascript into the 3 others files!))
2.It is anyproblem with Copyright?

Thanks for help;)

0 6 months, 1 week ago

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