Comments for Stencyl Tutorial: First Game

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Vipkylr

Dec. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) What did you use to make your actor

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Developer response from Abigayl

Paint.NET (free program at getpaint.net that I highly recommend if you are using Windows (needs the .NET framework to work)).

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Vipkylr

Dec. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) What did you use to make your avatar

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Developer response from Abigayl

Ilolamai (on DeviantArt). He's an amazing artist! :)

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ArcaneForce7

Dec. 18, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) You are the best at making tutorials. Please make more! LOTS MORE

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Developer response from Abigayl

There are 12 in total for you learn from. :)

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aquaraiders

Feb. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I really like this toturial of yours, but how can I make the player move diagnolly when I press up and left or down and right, etc?

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Developer response from Abigayl

I believe that's covered in part 2 (might be part 3 though). You can find links for the rest of the tutorials (as well as notes as to what are the differences between what is shown and the current version of Stencyl) in the "News" section.

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Cocoduf

Oct. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Can't find the "collision groups"

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bsoool100

Dec. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hey im haveing a Problem When I Reached the part that Said Collision Groups I Didn't Find it in Stencyl And i didn't Even find the game Settings

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Developer response from Abigayl

The Settings is a button at the top of Stencyl (it looks like a light switch).

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tiagomartins222

Nov. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @KIPILL12 With that writing i doubt you can even code on unity. You need to have grammar like me XD

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

I like the way you think :P.

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dene400

Dec. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thank you for making this tutorial

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Developer response from Abigayl

You're welcome :)

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123kenny10

Jan. 26, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) What I Mean is Like for much Gravity and the coding for like player to move left and right and jump. your Tutorial 4: Shooting & HP i can not understand it um is the tutorial out of date for the shooting & HP?.

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Developer response from Abigayl

In the "News" section (which is unfortunately now hidden instead of easy to find), you can find all of my updates. One section covers the differences between this series and the latest Stencyl versions. The others are links to more tutorials, including a second set based on the current version, which directly covers how to make a platformer.

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crocodileowie1

Dec. 31, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) oh by the way without this tutorial the best i can make is a balloon destroying game

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Developer response from Abigayl

Don't forget about the remaining 11 tutorials just waiting for you to check them out ;)

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crocodileowie1

Dec. 31, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) one more thing.....HOW THE HECK DO I UPLOAD ON KONGREGATE??????

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Developer response from Abigayl

That's in Tutorial 2. At the bottom of the page is the "Developer Center" where you can click on "upload your game".

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crocodileowie1

Dec. 31, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) funny how this stencyl tutorial was made with stencyl XD

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Developer response from Abigayl

It was a very interesting tutorial to make because of that ;)

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callumctc

Sep. 14, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thank you so much for the time invested in these tutorials, i never leave comments but felt you were really owed a Thank you.

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Developer response from Abigayl

You're welcome :)

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Nyan_cat__

Aug. 13, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) you can download the software that is used on here , here --> http://www.stencyl.com/stencyl/get/

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Developer response from Abigayl

Yep, it's also a link in the description ;).

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doodle_man

Jul. 26, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hey could you tell me how to make the bag guy move left to right.

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you mean "bad" guy, Tutorial 3 of Set 2 goes over some basic AI coding.

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doodle_man

Jul. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) <3 it works now and how do I lower the amount of bad guys spawn?

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Developer response from Abigayl

The amount that they spawn is based on the time loop. In the tutorial, I suggest "do every 0.1 seconds", but if you want to lower the amount, increase the time between spawning. For example to spawn half as fast, use 0.2 to double the time between spawns.

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whiteclownofgod

Jul. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) wow :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

;)

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whiteclownofgod

Jul. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) wow developer have many response from abigayl

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Developer response from Abigayl

Yep, I check this basically daily to make sure I answer questions/comments. :)

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FelipeM28

Jun. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Abigayl, really, you are the best, i looked all over internet to find Stencyl Tutorials, and you created one, thanks (: Well, i made 3 times the tutorial and the game is correct, but there are only two enemies that go out the screen, then no other enemie appears, help me. Thanks

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Developer response from Abigayl

Make sure you are using a "do every" loop instead of a "do after" delay. That's a common mistake. If you want, upload the game to Forge, make it public, and let me know the name, and I'll take a look at it for you.

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kenedilimaa

Jun. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Wow, no words, awesome. Now will make a game :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Glad to help :). If you are using 2.0 (current versions), I do have a second set as well to help, based on a platformer instead of an avoider.

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zafq

Jun. 26, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) It really helped me out. One of my goals is becoming a developer, this made soooooooooooooo(1 million 'O's later) ooo much clear! =D Thank you ;3

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Developer response from Abigayl

Your welcome :) ... Is that a Nyan Sheep? o.O

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scaler_99

Mar. 9, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Amazing tutorials!!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks :)

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Sagalink

Jun. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) omg i finally know how games work. :c

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Developer response from Abigayl

Yep. Once you start to learn the basics and really understand them, things get easier. In under a year of dedication, I have become what I am today. But, it does take perserverence and a dedication to doing a good job. Good luck to you if you decide to start up too :)

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JarlTank

Feb. 19, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The only Stencyl problem is that all games save in .stencyl format, which Kongregate doesn't read as a SWF. When I edited it to .swf, the game went just blank screen. Anyone knows how to fix it?

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Developer response from Abigayl

You have to use the publish menu instead. "Export game" means you want to save all of the inner-workings of the file (i.e. to work on it on another computer). "Publish game" means make the SWF file for places like Kongregate :).

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Joy17Samaddar

Jun. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) lol nice game can u developer teach me how to be a developer

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Developer response from Abigayl

To be a developer, you just need to have something uploaded to Kongregate.

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DeadlockX47

May. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I get a black screen and error page when i click Test Scene, anyone know why?

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Developer response from Abigayl

I would have to see the error/coding to tell you why.

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pepepollo

Apr. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I can't find the "group for colliding shape" in Stencyl 2.0, where is it?

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Developer response from Abigayl

That has changed to "Add Event" -> "Collisions" -> Actor Collides with Type/Group (can generally take your pick from there).

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generalcommando

Apr. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) what is the programming language used for stencyl?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Stencyl is based off of packages which are based on AS3.

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jem0208

Apr. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Your tutorials are amazing! I made this while going through them: http://www.kongregate.com/games/jem0208/killer-robots-attack-the-sky

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Developer response from Abigayl

Not bad for a first game. Add arrow controls though.

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WalesThug1

Apr. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I finished the tutorial but when i test the game, my person can just push around the enemy and does not die , any idea what has gone wrong ? Any help would be appreciated :)

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tamtarter

Apr. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) wow, i thought it would be a lot more complecated than that, expect a game from me within the year (gonna make a collect and avoid game with a nice background and health) and i will be sure to mention you and your tutorials in the description as you helped me a lot

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Developer response from Abigayl

It can get more complicated (see my advanced tutorial), but Stencyl does a lot to help keep things simple. If you run into questions or issues, feel free to stop by my livestream. For making games, I suggest starting off simple. In fact, today begins the GITD contest (see the programming forums), which could provide an excellent starting place for you before diving into a year-long game. Either way, good luck :)

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DrJon73

Apr. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) THanks for the tutorial, this was very helpful. Funny story, I did this tutorial and thought, "Maybe 8-directional movement would be better." So I tried to code it simply but it would not work. So I went on stencyl to download someone elses 8-directional code, and it was so complex and I stared at it, dumbfounded, thinking to myself, "How is adding diagonal directions in a game so confusing?"

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Developer response from Abigayl

Why not just move on to Tutorial 2 where I demonstrate how to do it? ;)

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JesusFire

Apr. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I loved this tutorial, 5/5 and good job abigayl :D

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks for the 5 :). Glad you loved it :D

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DutchDodo

Apr. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Gonna try it without any experience at all ^_^ Let's hope it works.

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Developer response from Abigayl

I hope it works for you too :)

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Ravenborne

Apr. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) @slayer12413 stencyl.com is the link you are looking for. Good luck! :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks for trying to help :) (I don't think the @ command works on Kongregate... could be wrong though)

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Qbot1

Apr. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i would like to point out that stencylworks has its own version of paint (pencyl) built in. it is nearly exactly the same as paint and saves the trouble of uploading and so forth, all you need to do to open it is click "create (or edit) frame external" on the animations page, i find this is much easier

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Developer response from Abigayl

Aye, Pencyl is a decent tool. I've used it some myself. In the end, it's all about finding a program that works for you :)

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robo3600

Mar. 26, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I dont know what to use to create the characters will u tell me what you used?

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Developer response from Abigayl

I use Paint.NET. It's a free, powerful tool, but it only works on Windows. There's also GIMP and some other free graphics tools. Those are the two though I would recommend (Paint.NET for Windows users, GIMP for others).

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DynoDomo

Mar. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) What program do you use to do this? (like make actors, do the code block things, etc.)

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Lochru

Mar. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This is really helpful, I was overwhelmed by the coding screen when I tried to make a game, but now it makes a lot more sense. As a side note, if you drew the instructor person, you are also a very talented artist.

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Developer response from Abigayl

I'm glad it helped out :). The instructor is actually the rough draft of my avatar, which the very talented ilolamai drew for me: http://ilolamai.deviantart.com/

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lorako

Mar. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i loved this tutorial ^^ i really did.... for me, the only this that was missing was some classical bit music :3 but thats just my taste :P i will watch the next ones ^^ your awesome

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks. You are actually the first to request music in my tutorials... thought most would prefer no sounds in them...

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Marioguy5

Mar. 18, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thanks :) I love this tutorial!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Glad you like it :)

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Pull45

Mar. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This takes awfully too long to load.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Really? That's the first time I've heard of this taking a while... can you go into some more specifics to see if we can isolate the issue?

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Pull45

Feb. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I did this and when I tested the level and the sprite I created didn't show up. I then edited the moving code with the otherwise, and it told me Behavior: Design_0_0_Moving at line 63 Syntax error: expecting identifier before comma. actor.setVelocity(, ); Behavior: Design_0_0_Moving at line 64 Syntax error: expecting rightparen before rightbrace. }

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you can, upload a screenshot and send me the link. I'm guessing your "otherwise" statement is slightly in the wrong spot. You could also make the game public on StencylForge and send me a PM with the name of it so I can open it up directly.

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brad1134

Feb. 13, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) so if you you walk to a different slide my enemies will die?!

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Developer response from Abigayl

I'm confused by your question... if you are referring to the screen edges, I explain those in tutorial 5.

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snott971

Jan. 18, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Just ran through your tutorial. Nice job! The coding had me a bit worried, but you mastered it wonderfully. Thanks! I look forward to your next 4 tutorials. I plan on making a side scroller woth this program, so we'll see.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Glad to be of assistance. Good luck with your game :)

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ChazDragoon

Jan. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i was just shown Stencyl when i voiced my irritation trying to work with Gamemaker and coding. I'm liking it..and these tutorials should prove helpful. Once i get through them maybe ill figure out how to go about making an RPG or some other game ideas i have. ^_^

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Developer response from Abigayl

RPG games are very tough to do for your first Stencyl game. I would advise focusing on something smaller first to learn the ropes. Perhaps to a simple turn-based combat game that could develop into an RPG later ;)

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WaitingPatiently

Dec. 13, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I never would have thought a 12 year old could make a simple shooter from scratch. 5/5! Please make more advance tutorials like this one!

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Developer response from Abigayl

There are already 2 more uploaded and 3 more in preparation :). The fourth does turn the game into a shooter ;). Thanks for the 5!

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leukill8

Dec. 11, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) the best game making tutorial ever thank you for doing this

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Developer response from Abigayl

Well thank you for your kind comment :)

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acedragon64

Dec. 10, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) What charity?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Compassion International. It's a Christian organization that tries to help poor children all over the world get food, water, education, etc. http://www.compassion.com/

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Listerine

Dec. 9, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I meant add those to the navigation of this game. That was it's easier to go through the game.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Ah, that was the original plan but it was quickly nixxed when I decided to make these tutorials interactive. In this tutorial, I already used the arrows for game movement and later use WASD for the game too.

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