Create iOS games with Stencyl - (Launched on Dec. 15)

slipside

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What screen size should I use for iOS games?
The iPhone 4 has a much higher resolution than iPhone 3GS for example.

Rhys

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You should always use 480x320 (landscape) or 320x480 (portrait). You design the game at normal resolution and the graphics are swapped for double resolution.

m456arcus

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You should always use 480x320 (landscape) or 320x480 (portrait). You design the game at normal resolution and the graphics are swapped for double resolution.

Do you mean make your graphics at non-Retina quality, then they're magically made double resolution? When you make a game for the Retina devices, the resolution is 960x640. GameSalad took the double-sized graphics and used them for Retina, and also halved the resolution to use for non-Retina devices. Always design for a 960x640 screen, you can always make them smaller but not easily make them bigger.

Rhys

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I mean you design your game at non retina display resoluion, but you provide retina versions of your graphics and it swaps them when you use a retina display device.

m456arcus

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Oh, I see. That makes a lot of sense.

Dizko

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I think when you create a new game now it has an option for mobile games which is the correct size for iPhone and it also yells at you to create all you graphics at 2x the size.

I do have a question though, is iStencyl going to be able to make iPad games as well?

I know that there isn't real difference between iPhone and iPad other than screensize and aspect ratio.

And if so, are we going to be able to create universal binaries?

Rhys

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Stencyl is going to support iPad and Universal Binaries, although I'm unsure how the universal binaries will work.

Jon

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Yeah, you'll be able to create universal binaries in addition to iPod only and iPad only binaries.

Jon

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Just want to let everyone know that we'll start the private beta early this week (Monday/Tuesday). You'll receive an e-mail from me if you were selected for the first round.

We're holding off on nearly all Windows users for the first round until we have the non-mac workflow completed, so if you're Windows-only, don't stress out if you didn't get selected. Your time will come in the second round.

mikbob

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Just want to let everyone know that we'll start the private beta early this week (Monday/Tuesday). You'll receive an e-mail from me if you were selected for the first round.

We're holding off on nearly all Windows users for the first round until we have the non-mac workflow completed, so if you're Windows-only, don't stress out if you didn't get selected. Your time will come in the second round.
Woohoo! I cant wait!

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niccosw

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most of Stencyl's userbase is from the U.S.

Just wanted to point out that according to Quantcast, the majority of visitors to Stencyl.com are from outside the US. How much of that traffic translates into the userbase, I don't know.

http://www.quantcast.com/stencyl.com
Global: 17.6k visitors/month
US: 6.2k visitors/month



Blob

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Just wanted to point out that according to Quantcast, the majority of visitors to Stencyl.com are from outside the US. How much of that traffic translates into the userbase, I don't know.

http://www.quantcast.com/stencyl.com
Global: 17.6k visitors/month
US: 6.2k visitors/month
Sorry, I actually meant the U.S. was the largest demographic, which, based on those statistics, is likely true, and is still a safe bet to price at U.S. standards.

~ Blob

« Last Edit: August 10, 2011, 02:02:24 pm by Blob »

niccosw

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U.S. was the largest demographic, which, based on those statistics, is likely true

Agreed. Interesting to see how Stencyl is popular in Russia, Turkey, China and Finland.

mikbob

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U.S. was the largest demographic, which, based on those statistics, is likely true

Agreed. Interesting to see how Stencyl is popular in Russia, Turkey, China and Finland.
Im not too surprised it is popular in China. There is a lot of population and a lot of them speak english.

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Jon

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China is only second to US in traffic sources, according to our official/internal analytics. That being said, the bounce rate is significantly higher (over double) for China than any other country, and the time they spend on the site is extremely low.