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Abigayl's Interactive Tutorials (Part 2)

by Joe (Updated on 2012-07-21)

Tutorial 2 - Attributes, Saving/Loading, Kongregate API



  • Game Center is now Dashboard
  • No longer need to make Actor Behaviors; can use "Events" tab instead
  • Now need to use "Add an Event" at the top left to make the headings
  • If using events, do not need to "Attach to Actor" (still needed with Behaviors though)


Liked this one? See them all!

Part 1: The Basics

Part 2: Attributes, Saving/Loading, Kongregate API

Part 3: Advanced Controls, Spawning

Part 4: Mouse-based Shooting, Collisions and HP

Part 5: Music, Screen Boundaries, Backgrounds, Power-ups and More

Part 6: Virtually Lagless Actors

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!


0 8 years, 10 months ago
As I cannot reply to all of the comments on here (primarily as there is no notification of when there is a comment), if you have a question, please instead post it in my livestream thread (or from there, come to my livestream and see if I am on to help instantly). You will likely need to take out the spaces that Stencyl puts into links and copy/paste it: php/topic,41262.0.html

(P.S. Yes, I am "Abigayl".)

0 8 years, 11 months ago
Another Great tutorial. Thanks!
0 9 years, 1 month ago
I dont know why but after the 1st tutorial everything worked to me but now the player doesnt die after colliding with the enemy,can someone please help?

1 9 years, 3 months ago
I have Stencyl 3.2 and I can't find setup Kongregate API. Help?
0 9 years, 4 months ago
You are great Abigayl, your tutorials are just exactly what i was looking for! Thank you so much!
1 9 years, 8 months ago
How do i make the player die if he leaves the screen
0 10 years, 3 months ago
Thanks again Abigayl!
I was hooked after the first tutorial, once again kudos on the interactivity of the tutorial. It appeals to all learning styles i believe, very inviting and at a do it yourself pace. Once again the few differences in the interface with the old and new version gave me a bit of confusion, although furthuring my learning experience. I got through the tutorial fairly quickly and discovered 2 bugs, which i efixed almost effortlessly since i can skip forth and back on the tutorial and everything is layed out in detail. Ive always been an artsy person and i actually was silly enough to pay thousands of dollars for a game design degree, and never up till now have i found something quite as suitable for me as this. I am overjoyed at this moment and cannot wait to get started on more of your lessons and learning about stencyl. So maybe one day my dream of stepping into the game design world will become true. Thanks !!!


2 10 years, 5 months ago
Hello Abigayl and friends Stencyl.

I'm from Brazil and I'm starting to mess with this engine. Have somewhere the project from the previous tutorial to download?
And the next?

0 11 years, 6 months ago
This was not helpful my game still does not load properly when I start from the menu screen
0 11 years, 9 months ago

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