Getting to Know Stencyl

Last class we started looking at Stencyl. We should all have it installed and should all be working on completing the tutorial to create our first game. As always, feel free to play/tinker/explore as you are working on the tutorial, but it is important that you make it through the tutorials as you will gain valuable skills! Over the next three classes, here are your tasks:

  1. Crash Course 1

    Complete the Crash Course game. (We’ve already started this! It is designed to take about 30 minutes to complete.) Once you are done, use QuickTime to create a screencast of you playing your game. In your screencast, discuss one or two of the main problems that you solved in order to create this game. What wasn’t working, and what did you do to fix it/figure it out? The video should be no more than 1 – 2 minutes in length. When it is done, upload this video to YouTube.

  2. Crash Course 2

    Complete the Crash Course 2 game. (This tutorial is designed to take 1 – 2 hours to complete.) Once again, when you are done create a screencast of you playing your game. What were the main challenges in this tutorial? What did you discover? How have you remixed the game and made it different from the tutorial? Again, this video should be no more than 1 – 2 minutes in length. When it is done, upload this video to YouTube.

  3. With the time remaining, go through sections in Chapters 2 – 5 of the Stencylpedia. How are you going to document what you have learned/figured out?
  4. The final step of this investigation is to document your learning. Write a blog post and embed the videos from steps 1 and 2 as well as the evidence that you created for step 3. This might be text, images, video or a combination of the three.

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