2D games are drawn in a two-dimensional space using two-dimensional objects. To represent its position, each game object will have an `x` and a `y` coordinate.

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Are Tilesets more efficient than single pictures?

i want to program a 2D game and as i did lots of tutorials and read books about creating simple 2D games, nearly always tilesets were used for the graphics. But are tilesets really more efficient ...
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Unity3D - How to tessellate 2D sprites?

I use dynamic vertex lighting on 2D sprites. On larger sprites the lighting is uglier than on smaller ones. This is because every sprite is just a quad of two triangles. Not enough vertices there for ...
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Cubic bezier polygon clipping

I have a large cubic bezier defined 2D polygon area which I need to render in DX11 real-time to create as many 4096x4096 textures as needed. An average control point count would be around the 12k and ...
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Align SpriteText position

i have this function which aligns text. static function AlignTxt(obj : GameObject, txtAnchor : SpriteText.Anchor_Pos, txtAlign : SpriteText.Alignment_Type) { ...
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How to handle a negative coordinate 2d map with a growing map size

I love this procedural generation theory and have been messing around with it. However I'm having trouble wrapping my head around how to store my map data. Usually I store my map data in a 2d array ...
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Implementing Normal Maps with Unreal 4 Flipbooks

I'm new to Unreal 4 and just started using 2D. I have normal maps for my sprite that I'd like to put in so that the sprite responds to light as if all the details were modeled in 3D. How should I do ...
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Procedurally Generated Top View 2D RPG Map Generation

Procedural generation is a fascinating concept and is gaining popularity in the gaming industry. The thought of playing a game that has new content every-time the game is played is very exciting to ...
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How do I rotate and flip 2D sprites stored in a 1D array of pixels?

I am using a 1D array of pixels for rendering in 2D in java. I am interested in rotation (in radians) and mirroring across the x and y axes. The desired result looks something like this: Public void ...
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How do I letterbox a C#/Monogame viewport within a resizeable window?

I am making a 2d game with xna/monogame. I want the main view area to always show 15x15 tiles, or 480x480px. I've got something that sort of works, following this guide. It expands the view range ...
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Unity Physics Material - Character Slides Too Much

I am currently working on a 2D platformer in Unity. I am using a prefab from the AssetStore for my character (The last paragraph contains a link to the prefab). The character has a circle collider for ...
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Multiple tile drawing in monogame is slow

So I have this drawing function (which is by the way recomended as an solution here). It draws tiles on the whole window with no problem but my game slows down to ~30fps after maximizing it to ...
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Unable to slice an image

I'm new to game development. I am trying to get two sprites from a single image. After selecting the image I change sprite mode to "multiple" and go to sprite editor. There in preview I draw ...
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Super Smash Brothers 64 AI

I have been playing the original SSB for close to 15 years now, and I am still amazed by the effectiveness of the AI (though by now I have to fight at least 2 level 9's for a challenge). Some of the ...
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Incosistent jump, stuttering

I've written this C# code to handle movement in my testing project. The game is supposed to be 2D, some kind of a platformer, just to get me started with Unity. However, it seems there's something odd ...
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Wall-sliding Collision Response Only Works On One Axis (2D)

"sprite" is the player object, velocity is a Vec2 that tracks movement (is set to -1, 1, or 0 at any given time), each sprite in "sprites" is a wall of the same size as the player (everyone is a block ...
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2D Game with a big block-based Map - Create for each block one block-object? [duplicate]

I'm working on a 2D game in Java which will be similar to Terraria (Mincecraft 2D). I want to generae the world-map random. The world (the ground) consists of 32x32 blocks. How I should handle all ...
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How to avoid subpixel values in a resolution independent 2D game with orthographic projection?

I'm trying to do resolution independent rendering of moving sprites in a 2D game. My plan is work in a fixed coordinate system in my world (for example 960x540) and use orthographic projection to ...
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How does Texture2D.GetData return coloured pixels?

I'm trying to work out how the pixels are stored in the returned array but I'm not having a lot of luck (and thus my calculations don't seem to be working). I realize that the pixels are stored in ...
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How to make a text of several letters animate, only with an animation

I wonder if it is possible to create an animation in a text with a single "animation". The problem is that for me to reach the desired effect I need to create an animation for each letter, as each one ...
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Text within a gameObject boundries

I am working in a little project and I want to show text within a rectangle. for that I use a sprite(rectangle) and a child that contains a TextMesh as component. The text change during runtime, and ...
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Creating a top-down spaceship

I'm creating a top-down 2D space game in LIBGDX for android. When spaceship is going forward it will look like this: when it goes upward I want to change it's direction with a nice animation so it ...
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XNA: Camera's Rotation and Translation matrices seem to interfere with each other

I've been following the guide here for how to create a custom 2D camera in XNA. It works great, I've implemented it before, but for some reason, the matrix math is throwing me off. public sealed ...
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How can I dynamically load the correct sprite from a sprite sheet?

I am making a simple card game in unity. The game is based on a standard 52-card pack, with identical backs for unique faces. In my particular game different cards are worth different values and have ...
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What is the easiest and fastest way to display an SDL_Surface in a window with SDL2?

I would like to have an SDL_Surface representing the contents of the window, just like in the old days with SDL1.2. What is the best and fastest way to do it in SDL2? What I found is that I need an ...
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Can Layer Masks Achieve This Effect

If you look at the image below you will see the player surrounded by a dotted yellow box. The dotted yellow box is also part of the player and represented a portion of the player being masked from ...
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How to make an object move again after being stopped by collision in Unity?

I have a player object which position is always centered on the main camera's viewport. This object has a Rigidbody 2D, a box and circle collider. The player moves around a level, the level has a ...
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Fast determination of whether objects are onscreen in 2D

So currently, I have this in each object's renderer's update method: float a = transform.position.x * Main.scale; float b = transform.position.y * Main.scale; float c = ...
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Character creation using spritesheets

I am currently creating a 2D fighting game and have implemented a system where upon starting a new game, the player is presented with the option to create a custom character. I have a set of string ...
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Efficient way to calculate “vision cones” on 2D tile map?

I'm trying to calculate which tiles a particular unit can "see" if facing a certain direction on a tile map (within a certain range and angle of facing). The easiest way would be to draw a certain ...
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Procedual level generation for a platformer game (tilebased) using player physics

I have been searching for information about how to build a 2d world generator (tilebased) for a platformer game I am developing. The levels should look like dungeons with a ceiling and a floor and ...
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HTML5 Canvas 2D lighting and normal maps [closed]

How using the HTML5 Canvas can I create a 2D game with light sources and also add an extra depth using normal maps. I have never really done lighting in 2D before and I'm not sure where to start. ...
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Algorithm for procedureral 2D map with connected paths

Problem to solve: Generate a random 2D dungeon map for a tile-based game where all rooms are connected. I am looking for better solutions than what I currently have. My current solution is that I ...
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Libgdx 2D Game, Random generated World of random size, how to get mouse coordinates?

I'm a noob and English is not my mothertongue, so please bear with me! I'm generating a map for a Sidescroller out of a 2D-array. That is, the array holds different values and I create blocks based ...
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Warp GameObject Size When Entering/Leaving Area

Below I have an image describing the desired functionality I am going for. Let's say you control a square and when you move this square into a given area, any part of your rigidbody/model inside of ...
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How do you break apart art into components for animation?

I am a programmer and brand new to the game world, trying to get a sense of what it would take to draw simple characters like you'd see in Don't Starve or indie games like that. I have seen in their ...
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Data structures for territories in a 2D map

I am diving into game development with a 2D game. The game will display a territorial map (borders, capitals, etc.). What is a common data structure to use for storing and manipulating the data in ...
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OpenGL ES 1.0 Create a Trapezoidal perspective scaling on a texture while using Ortho

I am using an Ortho projection to do most of my stuff and i am happy with it since i basically do everything on the same plane, now however i need to create a simple "flip card" effect on an object ...
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How do I get rid of this coloured border on my sprite?

I'm working on a 2D game in Unity. My triangle sprites display in-game with a line along one of the transparent sides: Larger view here. You might need to zoom somewhat. It's quite obvious on the ...
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How does character creation work in 2D games? [duplicate]

My question is how does character creation work in (multiplayer) 2D game? For example player wants to have long yellow hair, black armor and white leggings. What should I do? Already have all ...
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How to represent a map in a top-down perspective game with low algorithm complexity?

This is the first time I develop a video-game, and I am kind of lost. I would like to know about ways on representing 2D maps on a top-down perspective game... (Like this one: ...
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How can I have 2 different images seamlessly tile with each other?

If I Google for "seamless tile" I can find many great answers to create a single image that will seamlessly tile with itself. GIMP even has a filter that will automatically make an image seamless in 1 ...
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Surface creation algorithm using points cloud

I am looking for a realtime algorithm to create a 2D mesh using points. But I am quite confused. It seems that Delaunay triangulation can help me create mesh using point clouds, but Meta-balls seems ...
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Gamemaker vs Unity2d - Speed of Development [closed]

I know coding, so programming is not a problem Money is not a problem at all, I can get both GameMaker Master Collection and Unity Pro I want to make a 2d game. So which one is better for speed of ...
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How do I mask graphics in Unity to create a searchlight effect?

I'm trying to make a searchlight-style punchout mask effect in Unity 2D. This is the effect I'm looking for: That animation is made in Fireworks, using a white to black gradient circle masked on ...
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UI rich Strategy/RPG UI - 2D Game Engine or UI Toolkit? [closed]

I'm on the fence regarding the graphics engine of my current game and hope for some advice. This is an UI heavy strategy/rpg. Although the game is played on a (simple) 2D map, it is largely turn ...
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Move an object up while touch is active

I'm trying to move an object towards the top of the screen while the touch is active. This is my current code. When I am touching the screen, the object I'm trying to move just keeps it's place (and ...
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Code explanation

Can someone please explain whats going on in this code written by Paul Irish I did not understand the draw(). function draw() { var time = new Date().getTime() * 0.002; var x = Math.sin( ...
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Picking tiles in an isometric diamond map

I am rendering a isometric map with the following code: for(var x = 0; x < MAP_WIDTH; x++) { this.map[x] = []; for (var y = 0; y < MAP_HEIGHT; y++) { var screenX = ...
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Help finding time of collision

I am making a simple game right now and am struggling with collision response. My goal is to someday be able to turn it into a 2D platformer but I have a long way to go. I am currently making this in ...
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Spritekit - gradually apply force vector in different direction (space ship turning)

I have a space ship that I'm applying a force vector to using a joystick for control. I would like this to smoothly fly around when I'm switching directions.. Exactly like minisquadron if you've ...