Welcome to another software review on Stencyl. Stencyl is a free game engine that allows people to create 2D games with either programing experience or not. It was developed by a man named Jonathan B. Chung and was released on May 31, 2011. The software allows you to export your games to Adobe Flash Player by using ActionScript 3 and Flixel 2.32. It’s mainly aimed towards young developers awaiting to excel in their future.
When I first opened Stencyl, the interface seemed sleek and clean. It had a good theme to it and a very organized layout. However, I noticed that every time I attempt to open a new tab, it can lag a bit. But, it never crashes the software. So, that’s a very good thing. Overall though, it has good interface that really pushes me away from that downfall.
Another thing that was really nice about Stencyl was the programming. Like most other software for young developers, it uses the drag and drop system or pieces of code you can fit together. But, what was unique about the programming was that you can go type it at the same time. So, as you drag pieces of code together, you can also view it as a script file to see how it was all put together. I’m not exactly sure what programming language you’ll be viewing it as. But from what I’ve heard, it’s either ActionScript 3 for Flash or Objective-C for iOS. However, this is a really nice tool since it can give you a head start in reality programming.
But, one thing that makes it really unique from other programs is StencylForge. StencylForge is a free online open-source market within the software. It offers sounds, backgrounds, codes, and other resources you can use in your project for free. This makes it easy for early developers to create their own games without worries of creating their own resources.
Overall, I think this is a really great software for young game developers. I totally recommend it to anyone out there who are determined to understand the reality of game programming. Anyways, check out the links below referencing to this post. If you have any questions, feel free to ask by leaving a comment below. Rate, comment, subscribe, and I’ll see you guys later!