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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How to make a scrolling background in Delphi with FireMonkey?

I'm making a scrolling background game alike classic Mario 2D games. How do I make a scrolling background in Delphi XE7 using FireMonkey?
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Difference between Update method and FixedUpdate in Unity?

i am starting to learn Unity3d and one of the confusion i get is difference between Update() and FixedUpdate(). I am following Lynda Unity 2D game development tutorial there, the instructor uses ...
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How to make Line Renderer lines stay flat?

I've noticed that as I add more vertexes to a Line Renderer line the line twists and stops being a smooth line. .GIF Here: http://i.imgur.com/hRAhCXM.gif All lines are on the same z level, even ...
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2D Platformer Pathfinding [duplicate]

First of all, I'm sorry, I know this is a really broad topic, but I've been trying to do this for days, I've looked at about a hundred different Google links, and I'm just not having any luck. ...
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Path finding for Vector Based System

I understand that typical path algorithms are based on nodes in a graph (not tiled nodes or whatever), but i can't get my head around to find an idea how to implement a path finding algorithm for a ...
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2D game with angled top-down camera perspective [closed]

I want to create a game similar to binding of isaac, a slightly angled top-down 2D game. In binding of isaac, the character moves and shoots along a 4-way path, so when he is shooting towards East, ...
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How to display armor/equipment on a character? [duplicate]

I've been working on an Online 2D RPG mostly for fun and for getting a basic understanding of Socket Communication, packets, and just basic game development. Like most RPGs there is some kind of ...
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How can I generate a 2D mountain landscape procedurally?

Every level in my game needs to have a different mountain landscape background generated automatically (but the landscape must be the same for each level). How could I generate such a landscape ...
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Creating a unit selection box in Unity (2D)

I've been trying to get my head around how to create a selection box for a selected unit in a 2D top-down type game. When you click on a unit, a small box would appear around that unit based on some ...
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How to determine whether a given line intercepts another

I have a collection of lines: List<Line> _lines; Each has the properties: X1, X2, Y1, Y2 How can I determine whether any given line in the list (Line[n]) intercepts, at any point, any other ...
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Create random polygon shapes

I want to make a random shape made out of points. I want the points to create a polygon shape. Is there a clever way to create a random shape like this? Im thinking going throug X points and giving ...
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2D GLSL Lighting and Sprites

I'm trying to make a 2D game engine, and I really want to support ambient light as well as multiple point lights that you can define the color, intensity, radius, etc from uniforms in glsl shaders. ...
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Trying to add a feature to my (basic) level parsing algorithm - not sure how to (JAVA)

Right now this method goes through a list of GameObjects (e.g. JetPack, Platform) with their respective x and y positions in a text file called level1.txt: platform 840 280 platform 1130 280 coin ...
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Fake Lighting 2D Space Java

I have an image that I want to be used as the light. The white are should be drawn, the black should not. I need the light to be tinted to whatever color I pass to the light object. I have code ...
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How does collision detection work? [duplicate]

I was curious on how hit collision works in games. I know there is a simple method that gives every object in a 2D or 3D world a recengular hitbox that makes it easy to detect a collision, but when ...
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Hide some objects from the camera (fog)

I'm trying to implement a visibility representation in a 2D game ( no plains, no quads - plain 2D ) In the examples below I have calculated what the player can see using raytracing and added all the ...
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Game Loop Thread for different activities

First of all, sorry for my mistakes of language. I'm a noob of game programming in Android but I'm trying to make one using canvas and bitmaps. My game have two screens, the Title Menu and the Game ...
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Why does this simple if-statement that checks my main characters state never get called (Java/LibGDX)?

Been working on this for a while - basically I want my player to perform a front flip when he jumps (screen tap -> player jumps). I wrote the animation class Animator (extends Player implements ...
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In Unity, how do I create a drag and drop object?

I have a 2d scene. I want the player to be able to pick up an object, move it around the scene and drop it somewhere. I can't find any way to do this, and all of the resources for Unity are really ...
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How to deal with two different axes on isometric game?

Hi! Above is a visual of the problem I am having. My game has two different coordinate systems. You have the client, or the canvas, where the game is rendered - a standard coordinate plane; however, ...
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How can I create 2D, sprite-based reflections in HTML5 Canvas?

I'm trying to create simple reflections in a 2D, sprite-based game using HTML5. I'm looking to recreate an effect like the one you'd often see in GBA games, such as Pokemon Emerald and Mother 3: ...
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How does rendering with Swing compare to rendering with openGL?

[summary: Is the performance of Swing at least in the same dimension as openGL [through LWJGL]? If yes, what percentage would you give it? What possible other problems can I expect from Swing in the ...
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Simplify paths when a user builds

I am looking for some guidance on how to simplify my nodes on a path when a user builds on the fly. Imagine a path like this with a gap: Logically 3 nodes are required 2 connected one isolated. ...
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Alternative to a timer in a separate thread in a turn-based game

I'm making a 2d turn based game and I'm having some difficulties with the timer itself. 3 characters vs 3 characters, two players. A timer giving them a chance to preform acts within a set amount of ...
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Creating a separate renderer for entities in a 2D game

I'm making a 2D shooter game. As of now, every entity "draws itself", meaning every renderable entity has a draw function. I know it is better if rendering is handled separately, but how can I achieve ...
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How do I limit the rotation speed of a mouse-following object?

I am trying to make a 2D top-down game where player controls a spaceship. The spaceship (a rocket) is just a sprite following the mouse cursor with a fixed speed and is always pointing toward the ...
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2D Distortion shaders for water effect

I'm working on Unity, and I'm trying to improve my water. The water will be seen top down, and I want to apply a shader to it to make it better looking. I understand the concept of distortion shaders ...
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Unity2D tall grass

I'm using Unity to create a 2D top-down game. Everything has been great so far, but I have come into a problem that I fail to solve properly. I want to implement "tall grass areas" where part of the ...
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How to deal with different resolutions in a 2D game? [duplicate]

For example, you have a sprite of mario with a size of 20px x 20px. This sprite however was made for a game resolution of 1000px x 1000px. What if you want to provide a different game resolution as ...
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Problem with update/render in game loop (scrolling view, render interpolation)

I use SFML 2.2 and program a 2d prototype game (2d mario style where the camera follows the player). I am experiencing the buggy imagery during rendering, for example a chunk of vertex array blocks ...
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What level of use can I give to these third person IP based art assets?

I'm making my first game (2D), and while details are irrelevant it compromises lots of spaceships in and out of the screen. They are not the main character or controllable by any means (I don't know ...
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How to create water with ripples in custom places for top down game in Unity?

I want to make topdown row boat game with Unity. I want graphics to be simple (sprited), but the water must be "very nice" and realistic and it should reflect movement in it (paddles and boat movement ...
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Drawing image with an angle

Edit: the images below aren't supposed to have whitespace. I am just trying to show you that i am trying to create a rectangle from a 1x64 image, positioned as shown in the second picture I know how ...
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AI movement in 2D

I've got a prototype of a game I've been mocking up and found myself struggling to find a solution for AI movement in a 2D tile based game. Here's the issue: The player is free to roam throughout the ...
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'Bad' triangles when doing affine texture mapping

I am really clueless about what i must do. I wrote a function to do affine texture mapping, but i get in most situations 'bad' triangles. I really didn't want to ask this question as it probably is ...
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How to “piece together” an image in code, to render later?

I want to make a game in Dart and have decided to use the available port of the JS Phaser game engine. This will be my first time really making a game involving graphics so I guess I'll have a lot to ...
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Unity2D Collision Issue

I have a crate setup (in pic below) with a rigid body component, box collider and 3 circle colliders(they allow me to push the crate most of the time without getting stuck on the floor textures which ...
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Draw GUI.Button on certain position on a scrollable background

Problem is in a 2D game I have a large background around 2 screens wide. And on there I got 4 buttons placed on top of background all over complete width. Now when I swipe of move my mouse around I ...
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2D bouncing formula doesn't work properly

am new to unity, and i am trying to create a bouncing ball, so i've did many researches about bouncing realted physics and i found a formula : Formula: -2*(V dot N)*N + V Where V is the velocity ...
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How to have coins burst out in random directions after destroying an object in unity?

I want coins to burst out of an obstacle in random directions after I destroy it, kind of like the rings in sonic. I have everything else done: the physics, bouncing, instantiating to coins. I just ...
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Coins don't show up in game in Unity

I have a 2D game I'm making with Unity, and I want the player to be able to collect coins that I place all over the game. I used the coin prefab with a 2D circle collider and an animation to make it ...
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Why my dynamically generated Sprites overlap?

I'm trying to dynamically generate scene representing chess board made from sprites. I'm using two textures for these: - pieces.png (taken from here: ...
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Unity question on OnTriggerStay() function

I'm currently working on a soccer game.I have a script for the ball that whenever the ball collides as trigger with the goal line,the ball will return to the middle point.But seems like the ball ...
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How to reposition a bouncing ball after it has passed through a surface

I have a bouncing ball which can collide with lines of a random slope. The ball passes through the lines a bit and I need to set the ball back some distance from the line. The ball (defined by ...
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Generating 3D-like effect

I'm making a 2D sidescroller game and want to give the blocks a 3D like effect. This way it looks like the player is walking on 3D blocks while walking on a 2D plane (thus having only x,y ...
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Perspective Projection - Drawing Lines

So I sort of understand the math behind projecting 3d points onto a 2d plane. It's just some simple dividing and multiplication of distances. However I can't seem to wrap my head around projecting ...
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AndEngine rotate all connected bodies

I have created below hexagon structure in Andengine with box2D physics extension. I want to rotate whole structure with respect to center when other ball collides with the structure using physics. ...
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How do I calculate the bounce vector of a ball hitting the starting point of a segment?

I have a ball (with parameters x, y, radius) that travels on the screen (with vectors directionX directionY) and can collide with a segment with random slope (with parameters startX, startY, stopX, ...
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How can I map regions on a world map image?

I am trying to use a map of the real world, but I need to have a way to break it down by countries and regions. Ideally down to a province level. I figure that I'd need to be able to define ...
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Intersperse 2D with 3D opengl

I want to be able to draw 3D objects as well as 2D objects in an openGL environment. Normally, I would draw my 3D stuff, disable the depth buffer and depth mask, then draw my 2D stuff. However, this ...