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Making Games with Stencyl

  • Aug 16, 2014 · 11:00 AM

Local hobbyist Alex Critchfield will demonstrate how to get started using the free Stencyl game studio to make 2D indie games. He will show the process he uses to build his games from start to, well, as far as he can get in the time available. There will be opportunities for audience participation, as well as discussions of the strenghts and weaknesses of Stencyl, comparisons to Unity, and where to find help when you get stuck, as well as open Q&A.

Bring a laptop and follow along, or just come to watch and learn.

Stencyl is a free game development studio that allows you to develop on and for a wide variety of platforms, including mobile devices. It uses a code-free programming environment inspired by MIT Scratch. If you've never programmed before, or even if you'd had difficulty in the past, Stencyl's environment makes it as easy as building with Lego blocks.

This class is appropriate for all ages and skill-levels, but targeted at beginners.

Due to limited space in the classroom, we can only fit about twelve people with laptops.

This event may be recorded and posted to YouTube. 

Note: Children are welcome at HacDC, but we encourage parental supervision.

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  • Ben M.

    It's late, but here is the video recording of the presentation.

    Unfortunately we failed to record the presenter's desktop. I will try to get the slides and some screenshots published to go with this recording.

    August 26, 2014

  • Ben M.

    Sorry, come to the doors facing 16th St (which are also red), not the main entrance to the church. If the doors are locked you can call the space at[masked]-HACK (4225). Or call my cellphone at[masked]-8678. Someone will come open up for you.

    August 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in front of the church, but can't find the entry, help please :)

    August 16, 2014

  • Karen R.

    I'm going to be a bit late but I'm on my way.

    August 16, 2014

  • haxwithaxe

    looks like we only have ~7 people showing up so you can probably bring your laptops even if you aren't wanting to take up a spot.

    August 15, 2014

  • Jose Luis M.

    bummer I have to bail out. looking forward to the recorded video on YouTube.

    August 15, 2014

  • Karen R.

    I don't want to take up a laptop spot, but I'd like to observe. Sounds great!

    August 15, 2014

  • Ann V.

    hi - I'd like to just sit in - but I don't want to take up one of the limited laptop spaces, so FYI ... :-) thx for setting this up!

    July 31, 2014

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