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by Jon (Updated on 2015-10-11)

What is StencylForge?

StencylForge is our marketplace for user-created (and team-created) resources. Whether you're looking for a piece of art, a sound clip, a behavior or a sample game, StencylForge has it.

Accessing StencylForge

To access StencylForge, click on the StencylForge icon in the toolbar. It'll pop up in a new tab. You must be logged in to access everything that StencylForge has to offer.

Launching StencylForge

Downloading Resources

Once a resource finishes downloading, the resource will be added to your currently open game. To ensure the resource stays in your game, make sure you save your progress.

If you downloaded a Game or a Kit, rather than an individual resource, you must close your currently opened game (if there is one) and open the Game or Kit directly from the Welcome Center.

Pre-Shipped Behaviors

Although StencylForge is a useful resource, it's sometimes difficult to find good, reliable solutions to common scenarios. For example, how do you get an actor to rotate towards where your mouse cursor is?

To solve this problem, we've created a collection of behaviors for re-use across all games. They're the most common behaviors we've seen grabbed or re-created and are (practically) guaranteed to meet your needs.

To find them, begin adding a behavior to an Actor or a Scene. You'll now see a new section titled From Your Library.

Pre-Shipped Behaviors

The Future of StencylForge

Our original vision behind StencylForge was to make it a shared space for artists and developers to share their works with others. Solutions to common game development problems would be documented, and over time, we'd build an impressive library of these common solutions.

StencylForge has turned out differently from that vision and while interesting things have been created, many are using it as a backup solution for storing their games online. This isn't what we had in mind, and it isn't something we'd like to continue in the long term.

To that end, we plan to sunset StencylForge in 2016, so we can focus all of our energy on the core toolset. StencylForge will remain read-only for some time (so all data will be retained and accessible), but we will start blocking new submissions in Stencyl 3.4 and in all versions sometime in 2016.

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0 2 years, 6 months ago
I have an idea! you should move stencylforge's idea to somewhere accessible from Stencylpedia. Like under Getting started have a link to access free resources and upload resources for others. But I do think the idea of having a way to privately share work among groups (like Microsoft workspace or something?) from WITHIN the program would be very helpful if you aren't a solo designer. Not sure what on earth that would look like, but i hate to lose stencylforge!
2 7 years, 7 months ago
0 7 years, 10 months ago
Wait a minute, the resources already on StencylForge will still be available after new submissions are blocked, right? I still want that stuff!

I'd also like to know...without StencylForge, is there a better way to transfer resources between projects?

0 7 years, 11 months ago
Have been using stencyl for a while but didn't know to this, THIS IS USEFUL!
1 7 years, 11 months ago
Yesterday StencylForge is available...But right now it is in disable mode .... why? i am not able to download the character...i need some character to develop our game...please help me
2 8 years, 2 months ago
Why stencylForge is disabled....i need to download monkey character form my Monkey Run game as advised in the book Learning Stencyl 3.x Game Development ... and how to import file like 5961_02_01.stencyl ....My stencyl version is " Stencyl - Build 8868 "....Please resolve my problem ASAP...
-1 8 years, 2 months ago
Hi, please don't sunset StencylForge. I've just started with Stencyl and I think it would be quite helpful for a beginner like me.
2 8 years, 3 months ago
Any "view all" option please? I'm checking the behaiors list but all I see are featured/top useful/top downloaded etc. How am I able to view ALL of the behaviors in one big list?
1 9 years, 2 months ago
Is stencyl forge is down again? i am not able to connect to stencylforge ! :(
0 9 years, 2 months ago

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