Popfly Game Creator Goes Beta

Congrats to the Popfly team for moving Popfly Game Creator from alpha to Beta and adding a bunch of handy features. For the full rundown, check out the Popfly Team Blog

Here's a few of my favorite features


Inserting images into a game

  • Alpha (before) : You had to manually build XAML and manually upload images for an actor and make sure the URL is
  • Beta (after) : Native support for adding images to an actor


Playing Audio

  • Alpha (before) : Popfly let you play built-in sounds with no code, but if you wanted to play a custom sound clip required custom JavaScript code
  • Beta (after) : No code to play custom sounds


Testing Different Scenes

  • Alpha (before) : You had to manually play the game to get a scene or add a custom keyboard shortcut to load a scene
  • Beta (after) : Built-in support for previewing any scene


Customizable actor collisions

  • Alpha (before): Your actor "hit box" (the area for actor collisions) was either a square or a circle and you could *not* make it smaller
  • Beta (after): You can drag and drop the hit box and make it larger or smaller


All-in-all, lots of good, meaty features for Game Creators.