Crash Course 2: Invaders - Part 1

by Hectate (Updated on 2015-01-31)


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!


Sahil aggarwal
Where is a box in which written create a new game

-1 5 months, 1 day ago
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 5 months, 1 week ago
the folder wont show up.....the game wont show up WHY
-1 6 months, 1 week ago
Click on the blue text to download
0 11 months ago
-1 1 year, 4 months ago
Hi to all friends i have just install the program. if have any suggestion plz let me know thanks
-4 1 year, 5 months ago
how do i install the assets
-2 1 year, 7 months ago
Failed to download the assets. Please help!
-3 1 year, 7 months ago
I have an issue when I get on the software and click "create new game" when that menu appears there are no options to click, just a scroll bar. Then when slide my cursor over certain areas the "next" and "cancel" options appear. When I attempt to just click on the NEXT button it sends me to the "create page". When I click create a message appears telling me "Could not load users/myname/stencylworks/games ZIP the game up and post it to the stencyl works forum" then I click ok and it just starts "opening" the game but never loads... HELP PLEASE!! Great ideas for games but I can't get to work...
0 1 year, 10 months ago
We're sorry about the incorrect assets. They've now been corrected.
0 2 years, 1 week ago

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