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Crash Course 2: Invaders - Part 1

by Hectate (Updated on 2015-01-31)


Introduction

Welcome to Stencyl’s Crash Course 2. The first Crash Course helped you learn the basics, and this follow-up lesson will give you a quick intro to Stencyl's Design Mode (the block builder) and show you how to build a simple game.

The game you’ll build will be a simplified version of the classic game Space Invaders, where the player controls a spaceship and shoots enemies that are floating at the top of the screen.

Let’s get started...

 

Part 1: Creating a New Game

Step 1: Click on the box that says “Click here to create a new Game.”

Step 2: Select the Blank Game option from the list of available Kits and click Next.

You'll get a dialog that allows you to name your game and set the game screen's Width and Height. Name your game Invaders and leave the Width at 640 pixels and the Height at 480 pixels.

Game Setup window

Click "Create" and Stencyl will build your blank game and open it.

Next, we’ll start importing assets.

Click here to go to Part 2.

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!

24 Comments

crusaderofshampoo
INVADERS, WE HAVE TO FEND OFF THOSE INVADERS AND RECLAIM THE HOLY LAND FROM THE ISLAMS, DEUS VULT
0 2 months, 1 week ago
SnipingBullseye
I want to die lol
0 2 months, 1 week ago
meomaphehe
It's great , thanks so much.
0 3 months, 1 week ago
cenzo 02
come si fa a caricare il file zip su stencyl???
0 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Sahil aggarwal
Where is a box in which written create a new game

-2 1 year, 9 months ago
Redwolf151
Been trying out the crash course and the program is different from what I am using. I think it's because of the new version, however I have no idea how to use this as problems keep happening.

For example: Had to drag in the background, as the button has been removed. Then after I couldn't add actors onto the scene or anything else.

-1 1 year, 9 months ago
Dantheman9000
the folder wont show up.....the game wont show up WHY
0 1 year, 11 months ago
Osman2001
Click on the blue text to download
0 2 years, 3 months ago
stufff
Stuffffff
-1 2 years, 9 months ago
Zahidalam
Hi to all friends i have just install the program. if have any suggestion plz let me know thanks
-4 2 years, 10 months ago

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