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Making a Pictorial Life Count

Some games that have life counts just take the multiplier approach: “life x 3” displayed on the HUD. On the other hand, some games like to represent lives remaining as a quantity of pictures on the screen. If you have four

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Stencyl For Noobs : Intermediate Boolean (True/False) Logic

This is a “Stencyl For Noobs” guide! This is meant to be a good, concise guide for the beginner or a refresher for the more experienced. Intermediate Boolean (True/False) Logic What we’re learning: More complicated decision making; the idea of priority and

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FAQ: Why Does my Actor Stick to Walls?

Short answer: probably because your actor has friction set to something above 0. Go to the physics tab of your actor, look under material, and there you can set your actor’s friction to 0. Detailed answer: if we are talking

Posted in Collisions, FAQ, General Physics, Stencyl

Stencyl For Noobs : Animation Handling Basics

This is a “Stencyl For Noobs” guide! This is meant to be a good, concise guide for the beginner or a refresher for the more experienced. Animation Handling Basics What we’re learning: The workings of animations and the basic concepts of managing

Posted in Animations, Stencyl

FAQ: How Do I Detect When A Collision Has Ended?

In Stencyl, detecting when a collision occured is handled through the collision event/detector. However, there is no such events for when collisions are NOT occuring. Thus the question comes up somewhat frequently as to how one detects when a collision is

Posted in Collisions, FAQ, Stencyl

Stencyl for Noobs : Timed Events

WARNING: This article was written for Stencyl 2.x. With the release of Stencyl 3.0, some of this information may be outdated. An update to this article may come in the near future. This is a “Stencyl For Noobs” guide! This is

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Basic Grid-Based Movement

So, you want to make your player walk around based on a grid, do you? Oh boy, that seems pretty hairy and scary, doesn’t it? It wouldn’t be so bad if you just had them jump from space to space

Posted in Movement, Stencyl

Making A Mouse Object Follow A Grid

A lot of games arrange game objects in grids. In fact, if you use Stencyl, you may have already noticed tiles are placed on a grid. I probably don’t have to go into too much detail as to why this

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Photon’s Update 07/04/2013

Happy 4th of July everyone! What a wonderful country we live in here in the United States! Typically when I post, I try to talk about some facet of game design… well, not today. Truth be told, I’ve had a

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Stencyl For Noobs : Intro to Boolean (True/False) Logic

This is a “Stencyl For Noobs” guide! Take 5-10 minutes to go over this guide for a better understanding of the topic at hand!  Intro to Boolean (True/False) Logic What we’re learning: Booleans (true/false values): what they are, and why they

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