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Create your first video game from scratch without coding

Course Summary

Develop a game from scratch with the free Stencyl game toolkit and earn money. A game development course for everyone

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    Course Syllabus

    • Introduction
      • An introduction to the course
      • Installing the free development tools
      • A demonstration of the game we're creating
    • Create a game and add a player with controls
      • Create the main scene and add a player
      • Controlling the player and adding animation
      • Prevent the player leaving the screen
    • Creating obstacles and enemies
      • Creating an obstacle to avoid
      • Making obstacles move on their own
      • Making the obstacles spin
      • Solution - position asteroids at a random location
      • Understanding collision sensors
      • Quickly creating additional enemy types
      • Temporarily disabling enemies during development
    • Create objects on-the-fly
      • Creating a laser for the player to fire
      • Controlling the movement of lasers
    • Understanding keyboard controls
      • Understanding keyboard controls
    • Implementing collision detection
      • Managing collisions between lasers and enemies
      • Solution - Collisions between player and enemies
      • Modifying collision shapes for accurate detection
      • Challenge - Create accurate collision shapes for the player
      • Solution - suggested collision shapes for player
      • Setting the player's collision shapes as sensors
      • Understanding debug drawing
      • Creating custom damage (HP) points for the enemy
      • The Collision Quiz
    • Using a custom triggered event
      • Applying damage using a custom events (triggers)
    • Understanding the Debug Console
      • Displaying debug messages
    • Visual special effects
      • Making an obstacle fade away when destroyed
    • Progress review
      • A review of our achievements
    • Background scrolling
      • Creating a scrolling background
    • Using Game Attributes
      • Losing a life when hit by an asteroid
    • Switching animations
      • Display damage on the player's ship
    • Bug fixing ideas
      • Hints and tips for fixing bugs
    • Displaying information using custom fonts
      • Displaying the player's lives on-screen
      • Importing and using custom fonts
      • Displaying the scoring information
      • Adding to the score when a laser hits an enemy
      • The font quiz
    • Impressive visual special effects
      • Displaying an explosion when an asteroid is destroyed
    • Introductory and Game Over screens
      • Creating a 'Game Over' routine
      • Adding an 'Introduction' screen to the game
    • Implementing sounds
      • Importing sound effects
      • Creating a sound management routine
      • Implementing the final sound effects
      • Playing a soundtrack
      • Implementing a 'mute' feature
      • The sounds quiz
    • Adding a 'pause' feature
      • Pause the game on a key-press
    • Ideas for improvements to the game
      • Challenges for improving the game
    • Creating a platform framework
      • Import a tileset and create the platforms
      • Import a player and set the animations and keyboard controls
      • Editing tileset collision shapes for accurate platforms
      • Add camera movement to scroll the screen
    • Game Development Resources
      • Free game development tools and resources
    • Working with Waypoints (paths_
      • Using the Waypoint behavior on Stencylforge
      • Advanced use of the Waypoint Follower behavior
      • A detailed walk-through of the code in the Waypoint Follower behavior

Course Fee:
USD 199

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Course Status:



1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Open Source , Operating Systems and Digital Media & Games Community

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