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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OpenGL ES 2.0 Camera advices and general thoughts for a 2D engine [closed]

I'm working on my first 2D OpenGL engine for iOs 5+ using GLKit (that's to say: OpenGL ES 2.0). While I am on a good path and a lot of things are implemented and nicely working, I'd like to share with ...
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How do I handle walking up and down bridges at any angle?

I'm currently trying to create a 2D platformer puzzle game like Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem! within Flash. My issues reside in the bridge collision with the walking AI. The game allows ...
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Ensure house map maze with lifts can be solved?

In my game we see the floors of a house from the side, and the hero can take lifts -- a lift either goes up (to the next lift upwards), or down (to the next lift downwards), depending on the arrow as ...
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How to make leg bones children of torso bone in Blender?

I'm a complete Blender novice and I'm trying to create a humanoid skeleton. I'm having problems figuring out how to make my leg bones children of the torso bone. Here's how my skeleton looks like: ...
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Making mouse pos realtive to a moving object

I'm coding my first actual game, trying without following tutorials, just trying to use my knowledge so far to make something playable. I'm creating (attempting) a simple side-scrolling shooter. I ...
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2d game with png sequences slowing on Unity3d

We are building a tower defence game,In which enemy movement is done through sprite sheets as well the tower rotation is also done through sprites...every tower and every enemy has its own script ...
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How to draw equal length line stripes on a parabola?

Simply put I'm making a basketball game. I'm using these equations to predict the ball position and it works fine: x = vx * t y = vy * t + 0.5 * gravity * t * t But I can't find a way to draw equal ...
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Can I use SpriteBatch when drawing sprites on a rotating 3D plane

I'd like to have my plane of sprites rotate similarly as in this game (YouTube Video). So basically, everything is drawn in 2D, but the 2D plane is then "rotated in 3D" (or camera is rotated). When ...
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OpenGL & SDL textures… game shuts down

I'm going to create a game in C++ with SDL & openGL but adding textures won't work. the code is in some different classes. here's the main file ...
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Tips on combining the right Art Assets with a 2D Skeleton and making it flexible

I am on my first attempt to build a skeletal animation system for 2D side-scrollers, so I don't really have experience of what may appear in later stages. So i ask advice from anyone that been there ...
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Why isn't my sprite being drawn in the correct position in XNA?

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find it here. I'm trying to make an asteroids clone in XNA. I took the Game State Management project and am making new classes for things like ...
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How are non-repetitive pixel backgrounds created in 2D games? (e.g., Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP)

What methods are used to create complex, rich, non-repetitive 2D pixel backgrounds in games like Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP? Examining screenshots from the game, I really can't detect ...
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A decent design for handling large creation/deletion of random objects?

So I was attempting a 'Hit the X' game (e.g Toss the turtle, spank the monkey) in which an uncontrollable object travels across the screen in hopes of hitting certain objects and avoiding others. My ...
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2D bullet movement speed problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving from A(x,y) to B(x1,y1) with constant speed? My problem is that I can't get my bullet movement right. The current update code I have for it is: speedX = deltaX; ...
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Creating pixel art / animation with flash

I have a friend that was the one creating graphics for my games. He left the town for some months (work, sigh) and I have tried to get in contact with him but it is impossible right now. Last talk I ...
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Rotation of images in Slick2D

I have have a rotation problem in the Slick2d library, the image is just not rotating (ie I set a rotation but no result is shown). Here is the rotation code: if (input.IsKeyDown(Input.KEY_LEFT)) { ...
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How do you implement 2D collision detection?

I would like to know the best or most efficient way to test for 2D collision. I am currently using AABBs, but the problem with this, is that your objects will be hitting things when they shouldn't. ...
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AndEngine Moving a Connected Texture and Physics Body

In AndEngine, many times we create a TextureRegion for our sprite. We can move this region around the scene but when I connect that region to a physics body I end up being able to use either one to ...
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Cinematic in 2D games

I am searching for a way to create and integrate cinematic in a simple 2D game with XNA for Windows Phone. I don't know if the best way is to create an animation with sprite and commonly process to ...
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Resource not found: testdata/alphamap.png

I started a tutorial for java's slick 2d library, called SlickBlocks which is essentally a tetris clone. The problem is I have followed and typed in the code examples to the dot, yet when I run it I ...
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Relating a point after an image is panned and zoomed

For Android, let's say you have a image of a map that you draw inside your view. On this map there are many, many "hot spot" locations where you want your user to be able to select. Given that there ...
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What features should a 2D graphics library have? [closed]

I am making a 2D graphics library in Python designed to make 2D easy and fast. Internally it uses OpenGL. The library does cover a bit more then a graphics library, it also includes windowing and ...
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How can I create gradiented Fog of War?

I'm creating a top down 2D RTS game for educational purposes. Currently, I'm really just copying Starcraft's design/ideas. I've decided I should probably implement Fog Of War too. My expectations: ...
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Scrolling the camera when the mouse cursor gets to the edge of the screen

I was wondering if you could help me: In XNA I have a hexagonal map, and the size of the map currently exceeds the size of the window. There is already code in place to move the 'camera' around the ...
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throw a 2D ball facing the target to simulate a 3D like effect

How would you update the state of a 2D object that is thrown forward(with an arc) facing a target to simulate a 3D(depth) like effect? var ball; //2D ball from a sprite sheet ball.x = 0; ball.y = 0; ...
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General 2D Collision Detection Question

Everytime I have coded "working" collision, I always went about it very haphazardly and unstructured. If I use Axis Aligned, or Verlet, Or Euler, any or all of these theories, my problems always lie ...
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Partial recalculation of visibility on a 2D uniform grid

Problem Imagine that we have a 2D uniform grid of dimensions N x N. For this grid we have also pre-computed a visibility look-up table, e.g. with DDA, which answers the boolean query is cell X visible ...
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Trace with 2D terrain

I currently have some 2D terrain in my game defined by 2D coordinates with lines drawn in between them (linear interpolation too keep it simple). Now I want to cast a ray from anywhere above the ...
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XNA a Simple 2D Point Light

I want to make a 2D Point Light in XNA, I was able to find some helpful information but it is too advance for me, since i know nothing about Shaders ...
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Grid/cell based light system

I am working on a top-down, 2d cell-based RPG game. I would like to implement a cell based lighting system, something like this and this. I basically have several light sources and light deteriorates ...
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Texture swapping and 2d Drawing in Xna

Usually in 3d drawing you want to ideally have fewer larger textures rather than lots of smaller ones, and make sure you render the same kinds of textures at the same time. So there is less texture ...
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Creating 2D billiard game with realistic movement

I'm new to XNA and game programming. I'm creating a 2D billiard game and I want to add balls with realistic movement (like 3D). Is it possible to achieve this without using 3D models? I only want to ...
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C++ Valid for indie 2d games? [closed]

I am not currently developing any games, but am taking a C++ course. Will I actually be able to make any games with the knowledge I have from this course? I really just want to make a game with ...
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Can't seem to get predictive collision detection working correctly

I am trying to set up the collision detection on a basic 2d game, player clicks a button sprite moves one step int he corresponding direction. Currently all my sprites have the collision rectange ...
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How can I change the path a sprite is following in real time?

Is there a common way to implement a character following path that is issued and replaced in real time? For example: the character follows a path issued, and while it's on that path, if a new path is ...
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Creating sideways friction in a 2D top down racer

I've been playing around with trying to create some kind of top down racer but I'm having trouble getting the car to turn properly. At the moment this is the code I have to update the position of the ...
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Can I use copyrighted sprites for a demo?

I just had a quick question and wanted everyone's opinions. I'm making a 2D demo game for a resume which I want to post online. I'm applying as a programmer position so I don't really have my own ...
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Is there a simple way to group two or more sprites, so all of them will be dependent on each other?

I think that this question is very similar to this one, but I'm not sure if the answers are universal. So, my goal is: Place two sprites in fixed position, for example player and his eyes Make ...
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How to achieve graphics like those in Spy Mouse

I'm really interested in making a new application for iPhone, and I have some experience in objective-c. My main problem is the visual part. I want to have graphics like in Spy Mouse. Could this be ...
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How do I handle specific tile/object collisions?

What do I do after the bounding box test against a tile to determine whether there is a real collision against the contents of that tile? And if there is, how should I move the object in response to ...
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How do I draw 2D textures with Direct3D 11.1?

I'm running into trouble trying to figure out the best way to draw textures to the screen using Directx 11.1 (for Metro apps). In XNA, I used SpriteBatch. Is there something partially comperable? In ...
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Why does my object move faster at 45 degrees than at 90 degrees?

I have objects in my game that move faster at 45 degrees then at 90 degrees. Each object has Point (x,y) position Vector2D (x,y) direction Int speed And what I do during a update is that new ...
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Is it better to track rotation with a vector or a float?

In XNA, you can see that to draw a rotated sprite with SpriteBatch, you'll need a float describing the angle in radians. I'm used to making games in OpenGL. I just want a rapid prototyping ...
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OpenGL relative 2D camera

Some days ago, I've felt a need to add a camera to my game, it's a puzzle. That would let me move the board, zoom in and etc. This gave me control to do boards muuuch larger, soon, more complex ...
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Designing Collision Detection for 2D Rectangular Adventure/RPG

TLDR: I'm looking for an efficient way to detect collisions between irregular/small objects that are not a full tile size (like small cans) and a free-moving character in a 2D game. I'm planning to ...
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How do i calc what side the ball is of the rect?

I have this nice drawing: http://bildr.no/view/1085283 I know the ball's center and the rectangle's center, but how do I know (programming C#) what side of the rectangle the ball is? By my drawing, ...
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Should I move the world or move the player?

I'm about to start developing a sidescrolling game where the players goal is to travel as far as he can in the horizontal axis before touching down. Note that I do not need to ever travel back on the ...
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What is a good way to determine if a vector is between two other vectors?

I could operate with the angles, but I do not have the angles calculated yet (and would like to avoid having to do that). It would be possible to calculate and cache the local-coordinate-frame angles, ...
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How can I define a complex collision area on top of a tile map?

As many people recommended, I am using Tiled map editor to create a map for my game and it's great particularly because libgdx framework also provides with API for maps from Tiled. I understand I can ...
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2D Collision: Check before or check after?

I'm using velocity to move my character, I just add/subtract 0.4f and then update the players position in the update loop. I was wondering, when would be the best place to check for collision? Do I ...