Developing computer games Stencyl
Association for Contemporary Art X-OP, ACE KIBLA, Slovenian Game Developers Association, shorter Games Slovenia organised for creators in soul, artists and narrators, acquaintance with the media of computer games in the form of workshop Mondays. The first meeting was held on Monday, October 10, 2016, at the premises of KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva 40 street in Maribor.
We learned about the Stencyl sofware, which uses the Skratch system to record the code in the way of "cubes assembling". There was no need for previous programming knowledge as we gradually explored the Stencyl environment and learned, how simple computer games brains function. During the course of the workshops, each participant created own vision of the game, which was spread to the audience.
Applications are collected at irena.pamic (at) kibla.org.
Stencyl software (http://www.stencyl.com/) is a computer game engine, a set of code that rounds everything necessary to recreate physics, movement, animation, sounds, and mechanics in the game. Its graphical interface allows you to build elements in drag & drop mode.
However, possible were creations in just two dimensions (2D), which may be its limitation to more advanced games such as Unity or Unreal4.
The basic, free version of Stencyl has all the features open, but only game creations for PC or browser using the Flash interface were possible.
Lecturer and co-organizer
Žiga Pavlovič, year 1987, is an interactive designer, a master student of interaction design at FH Joanneum in Graz, a member of the Slovenian Game Developers Association, a promoter of the media of computer games and unique communication techniques that enable them.
In his projects he uses upgraded and virtual reality technologies and a Kinect sensor for capturing people's movements.
He is also the organiser of the Global Game Jam event in Maribor and within the framework of Games Slovenia organises monthly meetings for game developers in Ljubljana with the aim of organising regular meetings in Maribor.
Games Slovenia (http://gamesslovenia.si/si/) with the official name of the Association of Game Developers of Slovenia is a formal entity of the SloGameDev community and was established in May 2015 with the aim of combining and spreading knowledge about the development of games in Slovenia. For this purpose, it organises the Slovenian Games Conference, which runs at the end of September in Ljubljana, monthly meetings of developers and lectures on the development of computer games.
Photo: Arhiv Kible