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21st January, 2009 at 20:18:35 -

Hey guys. Been a while since I posted or even visited. How is everyone?

I was browsing the net today and found a new Mystery App. Check this out:
http://stencyl.com/

Apparently it is supposed to make game creation fun and easy, it's going to be free, cross-platform, extensible and working standalone and in browsers.

So what do you think? Is it going to be something cool and/or competitive to Clickteam? I myself am pretty curious as to what it's going to look like, even when I'm not using these kind of tools anymore.


...Also, the logo kind of reminds me of Scirra. With the gear and all.

 
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Looks suspicious. Plus, they're full of poo when they say,

"We'll admit it. Game creators have been around for 20 years now, but in recent years, there's been very little innovation or advancement.

Nobody's genuinely tackled the problem of making game creation easier and more accessible. Everybody has made their programs more powerful, but by doing this, they have also made them more complex and more convoluted."

I can think of at least five gajillion game creation tools besides Clickteam's line. They either
a) Weren't powerful enough to make truly unique games
b) Were too off-balance and weird. O_o (Game maker)
c) Pretty much stunk.
d) all of the above.

It'll be hard to eat into Clickteam's fan base.

 

  		
  		

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21st January, 2009 at 20:25:15 -

It's so cheap that they used their Mii's in the about section

http://www.stencyl.com/network/company-info.html

 
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This should be interesting... _

 
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21st January, 2009 at 20:29:24 -

Can't really judge this at all since they refuse to show anything as of yet. All i can say is do we really need another 2D development tool? Especially when MMF/TGF already has such a huge userbase with so many plug-ins. Why didn't they try something not done yet, like a 3D development tool that's as easy and as versatile as MMF/TGF?

 
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21st January, 2009 at 20:30:41 -

That'd be nice. I would totally use it. I wonder if Click will come out with a Jamagic 2?

 
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21st January, 2009 at 20:35:32 -

you guys missed the whole fact that they havent updated since august of LAST year. almost exactly 6 months ago. they said they would launch "this year" LAST year. that sounds like a whole lot of fail to me.

edit-the blog. i guess the forum is active.


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21st January, 2009 at 20:41:32 -

by the way, keeping the public shut out of its production is a sure fire way to quickly gain interest for their product and then lose most of it due to lack of anything to show for your work. at this point, if it comes out and costs money, we should all spam construct on the forums. i mean even game maker only costs 20$ for the full version and has a free version.

what arrogant pricks saying that other game creation tools only cator to programmers. i have one title and a name, dr. james. case and point that game creation tools dont ONLY cator to programmers, but designers and artists alike.

 
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21st January, 2009 at 20:50:34 -

You're right and yes we did miss that one. My guess is it wasn't gonna be good

 
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21st January, 2009 at 20:57:15 -

not sure if you missed my edit but the site doesnt seem to be updated since august but the forum had an update thread for january (no idea why it wasnt on the site) apologizing for not keeping their promise about releasing their product in beta form for 2008.

the forum also looks like a bunch of 15 or under kids. maplestory avatars? come on. and their logo looks awfully close to constructs.

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21st January, 2009 at 21:02:36 -

Cheapos.

 
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21st January, 2009 at 21:11:11 -

haha i totally skimmed the post saw the link and just posted and didnt even see the whole original post.

good, how are you vincent?

i see you spoke of it being free. still its not open source or even public yet (not cool). cross platform standalone and webbrowser is actually a good selling point, but content will determine whether that pulls through or not.

the logo similarities put me off, especially since stencyl's looks like crap.

all aside i dont think this has anything on any current game creation tools. clickteam is still king, and construct seems to be its only viable successor. lets hope for a fantastic stable release.

 
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21st January, 2009 at 21:19:57 -

Oh poo, how rude of me!

I'm doing fantabyurlous. How're you?

 

  		
  		

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Originally Posted by -Adam-
It's so cheap that they used their Mii's in the about section

http://www.stencyl.com/network/company-info.html
Using Mii's doesn't really have a relation with the product being cheap, right?


you guys missed the whole fact that they havent updated since august of LAST year. almost exactly 6 months ago. they said they would launch "this year" LAST year. that sounds like a whole lot of fail to me.


You're right, I didn't even notice because the forums have pretty recent dates... And here I thought that this was a pretty recent thing.

I have the feeling that this is going to end up abandoned, after having read a bit more about it and finding that date.

 
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21st January, 2009 at 21:41:24 -

quoted from the most recent january forum update

"Thereís absolutely no problem with Stencylís development, and we arenít a company hawking vaporware. The main reason we're taking our time can be summed up in one word: quality. No matter what we release, we want it to meet our standards, and for beta, we have a checklist of items that must be all fulfilled for us to begin that program."

all that tells me is that they have SOMETHING but its crap atm. if i were them, since they have absolutely nothing but their WORD that the product is good, at least RELEASE SOME GODDAMN SCREENS! or a short video.

 
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