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  • Installing and testing the Stencyl game development toolkit.
  • Rapidly creating your video game using Stencyl’s drag and drop gameplay designer.
  • Detecting and responding to collisions using Stencyl’s built-in physics engine.
  • Creating customized game-play using Stencyl’s intuitive instruction-block system.
  • Animating objects in your game and modifying them with Stencyl’s built-in image editor.
  • Fine-tuning your game and turning it into a professional product.
  • Adding sound-effects and a soundtrack to your game.
  • Implementing some of the special features of smartphones and tablets.

Creating video games has traditionally been a long and complicated process, requiring years of experience and a vast array of skills. However, with the introduction of comprehensive game-development toolkits such as Stencyl, the fun has returned to the art of game-creation – anyone who has the desire to create their own video game can now do so with almost any desktop computer and a free software download from the Internet!

Learning Stencyl 3.x Game Development: Beginner's Guide will put you on the fast-track to learning the essentials of the powerful Stencyl game-development toolkit. You will develop a complete, ready-to-publish video game including in-game advertising, by following the clear, step-by-step tutorials, supported by numerous screenshots and practical examples.

This book will guide you through all the important steps required to develop and publish your video game. Starting with the installation and testing of the Stencyl toolkit, you will very quickly advance to the fun and exciting process of creating a playable game. The step-by-step tutorials will guide you from a blank screen, right through to giving your game that final polish and sharing it with the rest of the world.

Whilst developing your feature-complete video game, you will learn how to easily detect collisions in your game using Stencyl’s built-in physics engine. You’ll discover how to use the powerful animation tools included in Stencyl’s toolkit, and you’ll find out how to make your game shine with sounds and visual special effects. You will also discover how Stencyl makes it easy to utilize the touch-screen and accelerometer features of smartphones and tablet computers.

You will learn all the essential skills required to develop a video game from scratch – right through to publishing a game on the Internet and testing games  on the most popular mobile devices.

  • Learn important skills that will enable you to quickly create exciting video games, without the complexity of traditional programming languages
  • Find out how to maximize potential profits through licencing, paid-sponsorship and in-game advertising
  • Explore numerous step-by-step tutorials that will guide you through the essential features of Stencyl’s powerful game-development toolkit
Page Count 336
Course Length 10 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781849695961
Date Of Publication 23 May 2013


lnnes Borkwood

Innes Borkwood is a freelance computer consultant and software trainer living in Perth, Western Australia. Prior to moving to Perth in 2011, Innes was a full-time teacher at Chesterton Community Sports College in Staffordshire, England, where he taught Information & Communications Technology for four years. In addition to consulting and teaching, Innes has also worked as a freelance journalist for national computer magazines in the UK. Since the first personal computers arrived in the UK, Innes has been a dedicated technology enthusiast and electronics hobbyist, with an enthusiasm for participating in, and encouraging, life-long learning. He has a First Class Honours Degree in Business Studies with ICT, and continues to learn something new every day! Innes is happily married to his very understanding wife, Ellen, with whom he has two wonderful children, David and Catherine.