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Journals / Mini Monster Maker - First Game
« on: July 13, 2016, 05:04:41 pm »
Hi all,

I'm new here, and I'm pretty excited to discover how easy it is to make games with Stencyl. I'm an artist and frontend web developer, but I've never made a game (yet). Just played them. I won't bore you with my history...

Mini Monster Maker is an idea that I came up with as a practice for a larger game I'd like to make someday down the road when I'm more experienced. The idea behind this mini game is to build a creature using preset options in a menu/builder. I always enjoy making my own personalized characters in RPG games, and so I figured this would be a nice prototype for any future game where I wanted this feature.

I spent two evenings after work doodling - so here's my very rough sketches for a basic type of gameflow/selection process. Obviously I could add more options and items later, once the first working version is complete.

What do you think? Is this a silly idea I should just build for myself as practice, or does it have any merit here? FYI, I know I'm horrible at writing copy - the pretzel joke is one between my sister and I, and just placeholder (most likely) for now until I get something better together. Same with the art - will be updated later. At this point the graphics are just enough for me to knock some code blocks together.

Thanks for any and all suggestions - I'm not married to this concept, and open to constructive input.


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Hi all,

Apologies if I'm posting in the wrong spot (I'm new around here, and making my first simple game)... and of course, I already run into an issue...

• I'm on a Mac OSX 10.11.5 El Capitan
 • I have the latest JDK installed (I double-checked on oracle's site)
• I downloaded Stencyl 3.4.0 a few days ago for the first time, and have made one minor adjustment to the memory restriction (I kept getting that 90% memory error and increased the limit to 3GB - now it works nicely and runs faster). Other than that, it's out of the box new.
• I've made a rough prototype of a simple quiz game and I'd like to test how it ships out into the browser.

Ideally, I'd like to run this as a HTML5 game (I know it's experimental... but if it works in the few spots I need it to, then it will be a great experiment) but I can't even get it to publish -  I get an error. The preview looks pretty great, so I'm excited to see if the published result looks good and if it works on the browsers I need it to (it's for a tradeshow booth display - if it works on those tablets and computers it will work for my needs!).

Incidentally, this project for work also sparked an interest for me to start building my own doodle games - so I began making my first personal project as well. This is also experiencing the great preview/unable to publish issue.

Thanks!
Lala

PS - Log files and screenshots attached... any help is much appreciated!

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