Teacher Review For Stencyl

Best all around FREE product on the market for 2D game making

Scott J.
Classroom teacher
Lake City High School
Coeur d'Alene, ID
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
For my rookie students I do a 2 week feature exploratory and conclude with a template hack of their choice. My continuing veterans are expected to plan a 9 week project built using both modified community assets and the Scratch style coding feature.
My Take
As a high school game design teacher since 2002, I am constantly researching and implementing many free and low cost game creation tools. Stencyl accommodates more learning styles and levels, languages and platforms than any of it's competitors, bar none. I have followed Stencyl from closed Beta until now and it just keeps getting better and better.