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Ask a Question / Re: Torrrents
« on: March 02, 2016, 03:07:24 am »
There is also a method of reverse engineering which can be used to get the apk file with out the licence which I believe is a big red flag at the moment but I'm not sure how Stencyl plan to go about preventing this.  Really hope they do however as it's not fair on the people that pay for their licence and they can still do the same thing just with a little more work.

I agree! People can just get this for free and they cant get caught... unless they publicly tell people.

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Ask a Question / Re: Torrrents
« on: March 02, 2016, 02:29:00 am »
Thats cool then! It just interests me as other companies have failed in keeping there software 100% buyable.

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Ask a Question / Torrrents
« on: March 02, 2016, 01:50:50 am »
Whats to stop people from illegally downloading a full version of stencyl to then release on the play store and IOS?

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Chit-Chat / Re: Broke 2 million downloads today
« on: March 02, 2016, 01:14:34 am »
A bit random but apparently google play updated there policy's yesterday im not sure if it will effect anyone in a good or bad way:

Hello Google Play Developer,
We’re excited to announce the launch of a redesigned Google Play Developer Policy Center, an online resource which strives to provide developers with greater transparency and insight into our program policies.
This redesign includes a new organizational structure for the Developer Program Policies, which are now grouped into six themes. We’ve also introduced detailed guidelines and visual examples to help you better understand the policies.
In our continuing effort to make Google Play the most trusted community for developers and consumers, we also took this opportunity to update a few policies in accordance with current practices. This email is to notify you of the latest changes to our policies, a few of which are highlighted below.
•   We’ve updated our Ads policy to prohibit inappropriate ads.
•   We’ve clarified our Ads policy to prohibit certain ad behaviors that interfere with device functionality.
•   We’ve introduced restrictions on apps that try to bypass system power management features under the Device and Network Abuse policy.
•   We’ve clarified our User Data policy to include a privacy policy requirement when collecting contact/phonebook data.
Any new apps or app updates published after this notification will be immediately subject to the latest version of the Developer Program Policy. If you find any existing apps in your catalog that don’t comply, we ask that you unpublish the app, or fix and republish the app within 30 calendar days of receiving this email. After this period, existing apps discovered to be in violation may be subject to warning or removal from Google Play.
Thanks for partnering with us to deliver the world’s most innovative and trusted apps to over a billion Google Play users. We’re always looking for feedback, so please take a minute to check out the new site and tell us what you think!
Thanks for supporting Google Play,

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Windows / Mac / Flash / HTML5 / Re: Space Pirate (demo available)
« on: March 01, 2016, 08:05:11 am »
This looks great :)! would you be needing any bug testing doing at all for new content :)! If so feel free to message me :)... Free of charge of cause!

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These would be great for things such as title screens do keep in mind! I can imagine alot of the 3D variants being title screens at least! How ever i can imagine the first 3 pictures being used in some kind of side scrollers!

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Paid Work / Re: Indie Composer Looking for Projects
« on: March 01, 2016, 07:08:15 am »
Hi there i have followed your account! I am going to be creating an indie game at somepoint this year! i will keep in contact :)

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Chit-Chat / Re: Broke 2 million downloads today
« on: March 01, 2016, 06:19:05 am »
The team and I broke 2 million total downloads from our 6 games today.

Feels great, I was so proud of my 50 downloads a day when my first game launched. Then my mind was blown when my second game got featured and got 16k in one day. My most recent game, Epic Flail got 80K downloads on its second day of feature in best new games last week.

Big thanks to the Stencyl team for making my dreams come true. Also a big shout out to all the people who have helped me and chatted to me over the last couple of years.

Really looking forward to the rest of this year making more games with stencyl.

It really gives me inspiration to create games when i see developments like this :)! Congratulations! how long did it take you and your team to develop all 6 games :)! are we talking within a year or much broader than that?

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Ask a Question / Candy Crush Styled Game?
« on: March 01, 2016, 04:20:53 am »
Hi all so im wanting to create a game much like candy crush, so basically a tetris styled game "no idea the exact game genre".

Wondering if there are any tutorials/guides on this particular game style :)! if so let me know :)!

many thanks!

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Game Ideas / Re: Snake Mechanic Demo
« on: March 01, 2016, 04:04:09 am »
Its been awhile since I've touched this, but feel free to download the attached .stencyl file and it give it a go.

The grid-based movement follows the same methods used as seen on my blog's tutorial. As for setting paths, its basically a matter of each piece, barring the head, getting the location of the piece in front of it prior to any current movement (I think that's why you see "Old X" and "Old Y" values in there) and then moving into those positions.

Oh, you'll also need my 2D List Extension for it to work right and transfer some blocks appropriately.

Any chance of getting a link to this blog post? also do you do video guides?

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Chit-Chat / Re: Full-Time Stencyler Journey (updated for Feb)
« on: March 01, 2016, 03:17:00 am »
I decided to split off the revenue reports from the other topic: http://community.stencyl.com/index.php/topic,38536.0.html

$12,149 total for 2015 ($11,283 after subcontracting)
$2,055 total for 2016

Development (all done in Stencyl):
$540 Card Game
$260 2048 Game
$275 Memory Match Game
$275 Picture Finding Game
$260 King's Colors Type Game
$300 Picture Finding Game
$350 Education App
$38 Tap Game
$120 MMO Companion
$400 Brain Training Game
$200 Avoider
$400 Kid's Game
$700 Platformer
$2120 Card Game 4 Milestones
$200 Infinite Runner 2 Milestones
$520 Board Game Companion App
$2650 Space Shooter 3 Milestones
$15 Quick Game prototype
$750 Dead6hot
$500 Training Game
$700 Action Platformer (WWUJD: The Game)

Writing Design Documents:
$100 Tycoon Style Game
$1500 Medical App 3 Milestones
$60 Mathematical Pattern Game

Other:
$180 Advertising Revenue (from my own Stencyl games)
$568 Tutoring Stencyl
$223 Helping out on other people's Stencyl projects

Expenses:
($866) Subcontracted Out Work

This is very interesting stuff! Did you manage to create all of these games throughout the year!?

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Ask a Question / Re: Stencyl TV (Video Tutorials)
« on: March 01, 2016, 02:18:08 am »
This is quite interesting. I'm going to set up a section of the site where we'll organize these into one place. It's definitely a start.

I look forward to seeing this! I personally learn better through video tutorials supposed to online web guides!

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Ask a Question / Re: General Help For A New Developer.
« on: March 01, 2016, 01:19:39 am »
The Indie Station is the king of stencyl vídeo content, and he's been kind enough to help me with a few specific problems i had. Search for him on youtube.

Your game sounds exactly like the kind of thing that stencyl can do, though i don't have any specific tricks to offer you. Look in stencylforge and the sample games for some templates.


Thanks alot for the response! :)! I will defiantly take the videos into consideration!

You can also click the youtube link below this post :)

Thanks tiger!

I will take a look at your videos thanks for posting here! :) would you take request videos by any chance?

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iPhone / iPad / Android / Re: Flappy Kanye [Android]
« on: March 01, 2016, 01:16:03 am »
Looks like a jokes game! Any plans to release to IOS ;D?

Apple rejected it lol, still working on a way around that

I honestly think thats down to the name? Possibly release it as a different title name for IOS? Just a thought!

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Ask a Question / General Help For A New Developer.
« on: February 27, 2016, 10:10:52 am »
Hi all so im extremely  new to the indie game scene how ever i have 2 years previous experience with games development at college.

I think im going to be purchasing stencyl and trying it out there in the mobile games industry however i have come here for some general tips and advice.

So on terms of making a game through stencyl i have none, i followed a few tutorials on this site however i find it much easier to learn through video tutorials im just wondering if anyone could kindly link me to a few with some basic tips and tricks for stencyl.

On terms of the game and information im looking for, im wanting to be creating a side scroller that will continue infinity but will randomly generate new terrain and objects to avoid maybe possibly have to fight.

The only examples i can really give are the classic helicopter game and the recent flabby birds, a few other good examples would be apps created by the company "Ketchapp" with there score based system and infinite terrain.

If anyone could help me with these things it would be most appreciated!

Many Thanks.


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