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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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61 Comments

Cobra Blade
Cool that this is still available on here, thought I'd run through it again to familiarise myself with Stencyl since it has been so long, and it was fun. :)
0 4 months, 4 days ago
hildebrandjoshua
This was fun! Good start!
0 8 months, 3 weeks ago
FatBat
Works great except that it does not reload when fall of the screen!!!!
-1 11 months, 1 week ago
alsoknownasTG
I can't jump and when I walk and don't do anything it looks like I'm jumping. I did my behaviors right. Please help!
3 2 years, 2 months ago
Boxcars
Thank you for this tutorial. It was a nice start to downloading this software.
0 2 years, 4 months ago
Vxx
This is my first time using stencyl. If anyone knows how to make spikes to kill noni (to make the game an actual challenge) please tell me because I wanna know.
0 2 years, 7 months ago
caz123
I'm creating a test Stencyl game and whenever I press Z(Jump) and Noni goes up and goes off the screen how do I fix this?
3 2 years, 8 months ago
superjules77
why does it say i need to post it to the forums... and what forums could you bee talking about
3 2 years, 8 months ago
nrattigan
I followed the tutorial exactly. When I click "test game" or "test scene" I get an error message telling me there was an error and to post on the comments. I have the latest version of Stencyl and software for Mac. Help??
7 3 years, 1 week ago
johnmckeen
Great tutorial! I used some of the other tiles to build more platforms, and added some more clowns. Worked a treat!
2 3 years, 2 weeks ago

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