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 properly handle top down 2D collision?

I can never seem to get this right, well polished at least. I'm creating a top down game in XNA, and collision has always been an issue for me to do properly. Detecting collision is fine, but ...
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in a 2D game that has an array as a map how to make graphics look nice?

I have a map that's stored in a 2D Array with 1s being walls, 0s being roads, and 2s being houses. There is a character that is not stored in the map but its position is always checked against the map ...
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Unity 2D camera drifts from player as speed increases

I have a dilemma that I did not have in XNA before porting my game to Unity. First-- my goal is to mimic Super Mario World 2's camera tracking in x. The camera tracks to 1 block ahead of the player, ...
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Seamless tilemap rendering (borderless adjacent images)

I have a 2D game engine that draws tilemaps by drawing tiles from a tileset image. Because by default OpenGL can only wrap the entire texture (GL_REPEAT), and not just part of it, each tile is split ...
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Dynamic 2d terrain loading / stitching in Unity [closed]

I'm currently working on a top down 2d game (in Unity 2d) where I'd like to build a huge terrain for the player to explore. My question is - do you have any good practices or ideas on how to chunk the ...
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What is this type of camera called?

I am trying to find a name like "perspective view" of how a camera like this is called: It is 2d and 3d at the same time. I'm having a hard time trying to find the name.
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Adding 2d hud/gui to a 3d game engine which has no 2d features

I have been following the 3d game engine tutorial series made by theBennyBox for a few months now, and have finally decided to create a game with it. My problem is that it is a 3d only engine which ...
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What's a clean way to find (up to) 3x3 squares within a 6x6 grid?

I have a 6x6 grid where every cell have a color property (simply integer value). Player can change one cell at a time to form rectangles of the same color inside of the grid. New rectangles can only ...
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How to correctly handle multiple movement key presses resulting in double the speed?

I am trying to implement acceleration and drag into my top-down 2D game. The player can move using the WASD keys. Acceleration works fine, but the way I handle the directional velocity causes the ...
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How do I make a sprite appear to sway with the wind?

I'm trying to find a method to simulate the effects of wind on various sprites in a side-view 2D scene. What relatively simple technique could I use for this? What I have in mind is to give these ...
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How to make 2D sprites from 3D models [closed]

Hi I'm making a top shooter game and I'd like to what programs are the easiest/fastest to make 3D models and sprite sheets ? Here is an example of I what I want to do ...
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Generating transformation matrix for 2D camera with pan/zoom/rotate

Question How do you implement a camera with pan/zoom/rotation for a 2d game? Is it acceptable to multiply together a series of transformation matrixes to generate a final transformation matrix that ...
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what is the ducking ability? [closed]

In my game framework I have this property: canDuck : Boolean = true Determines whether or not the hero's ducking ability is enabled. What does it mean ? regards
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Constant 2D Bullet movement in a shmup

I've been following the pixelnest tutorial to make a 2D shmup (http://pixelnest.io/tutorials/2d-game-unity/player-and-enemies/). While working on this I've experimented with increasing the firing ...
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2d OnMouse(anything) Not working

So I want to be able to click on these targets and have them destroy themselves. Right now I have many OnMouse functions all just trying to print something for testing. For whatever reason it doesn't ...
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Issues with 2D Body/Limb system [closed]

In my game I have programmed Body and Limb classes. The Body is guaranteed to have an origin in the center of its sprite. The Body class has a List of children Limbs, each with their own offset. Every ...
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How to rotate vertices of 2D shape using a transform matrix?

I am making a top-down 2D game and am currently working on implementing improved collision using SAT. I programmed a Shape class with a Vector2 center that is its position in world space. On top of ...
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Should my GLSL Shader object/wrapper encapsulate loading/setting a VertexArrayObject?

I am working on a 2D game in C++, with a simple rendering layer over OpenGL. I have a wrapper for GLSL shaders and shader programs, these wrappers encapsulate shader objects into C++ classes and ...
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What kind of projection is demonstrated in this screenshot?

I want to know what projection is used in the following game: The game is Goodgame Empire.
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Is a game like Subway Surfers suited for 2D or 3D?

I imaginated a mobile game and now I'm getting doubts as to whether its possible for my idea to be developed in 2D. Here's a crude illustration of the game scene: It's pretty much like Subway ...
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Move a 2D point to a target (first accelerate towards the target, then decelerate)

I have a point entity that I would like to move to a target point (in 2D). I think I would like it to accelerate away from its current position (the point could already have a velocity), to some ...
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XNA 2D Stencil Buffer Rotation

I am currently working on a 2d game related to planets and am trying to get a stencil buffer working with rotation. I currently have a stencil buffer found from another related answer but it refuses ...
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How do you make a bullet ricochet off a vertical wall?

First things first. I am using C# with XNA. My game is top-down and the player can shoot bullets. I've managed to get the bullets to ricochet correctly off horizontal walls. Yet, despite using similar ...
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How to add a nice looking muzzle flash to the tip of my guns [closed]

I am making a top down shooter and would like to add a muzzle flash to the tips of my guns. So I have an idea of what I want to do which would be just a circle that would fade from yellow to white or ...
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How to use camera transformation without depending on (1,-1) scale during spriteBatch.draw()

I am creating a 2D platformer type game in XNA. I currently have a camera object, with a position/rotation/zoomlevel that I use to generate a transformation matrix to pass to SpriteBatch.Begin(). ...
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How to make good looking bullets with a trail for top-down shooter?

So I am making a TD shooter and was wondering how to make fancy bullets. Right now I have a giant sprite of a bullet trail that is the bullet as well but it doesn't look that good. I am using libgdx ...
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How can I tell what a rectangle intersects with?

I understand XNA's Rectangle class is rather limited, but surely there is a way to tell what a Rectangle is intersecting with? If I had Rectangle boundingBox = new Rectangle(stuff here); how would I ...
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Animating feet seperately from the body

I have a character and I would like to animate a walking animation for it. However i get the following result when I animate it: (ignore the green lines/ markers/ sound) As you can see the foot ...
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How to solve the big video memory requirements in 2d game

We are developing 2d game (Factorio) in allegro C/C++ and we are facing the problem with increasing video memory requirements as the game content increases. What we currently do is, that we gather ...
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Smooth input handling in Java [closed]

I am writing a Java game. My problem is to get a really smooth input. If I hit the key W the character has to go forwards, but if I hit A and release the W key, the character doesn't go left ways :( ...
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Print on the GUI in Unity

I'm trying to show the players name on the GUI with a label. GUI.Label(new Rect(10,10, 100, 30), playerName); Instead of use the default style I want to use a different font with larger character. ...
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irrlicht: drawing two textures with draw2dImage issue

Im just starting out with irrlicht (and c++) for 2d development and I followed the 2d tutorial, so I am able to draw a 2d texture on the screen (With draw2DImage) this seems to work fine. So I made a ...
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Best visual way to build a “near isometric” 2D view

I'm working hard in a 2D platform game, as far as I got is a standard 2D view (only x and y are visible) But I want to change the perspective so I can see the floor also. But the MapBuilder I ...
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Unity not updating sprite animations (possible bug)

I have a simple animation of a foot which i want to change sprites from one sprite to another, which is seen in the following two images: now as one can see in the animation timeline there is a ...
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How can I make an attached gameobject behave correctly on character flip?

I have a character that on start-up is equipped with another gameobject/prefab as a weapon, attaching it to a hand. void Start() { handFront = transform.Find ...
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Games with simple graphics like Dots or 2048? [closed]

I want to try making an Android game, but I'm bad at making graphics. I want to make a game with very simple graphics and I'm looking for inspiration. What are some games like Dots or 2048?
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Rendering bug in java

I'm using a simple rendering method in java to render tiles. Everything looks fine, but I notice that some rows grow 1 pixel when I move, and dhen shrink back, but I have no idea why. Infos: I'm ...
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How do I randomly spawn objects in 2D game?

How do I randomly spawn few different sprites on screen so they're not overlapping or half visible on render. The sprites should immediately start shrinking until they disappear. I've tried to ...
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2D Enemy AI reacting to sound

I'm currently working on a 2D top-down survival game and I'm trying to figure out a good method for enemies to detect player sounds. For instance - if the player fires his gun it should play a sound ...
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Moving turret aiming at moving target

I've found this post Turret Aiming Formula on Reddit and a nice answer a while back. The solution in the answer works great for still sanding turrets but is almost unusable for moving turrets since ...
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How do I add an image inside a rectangle or a circle in JavaFX?

Suppose we have a rectangle called r Rectangle r = new Rectangle(40, 20); and an image called image Image image = new Image("...src for image"); How do I fit the image inside the rectangle? ...
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How can I implement a main menu?

I have been following the tutorials at http://lazyfoo.net/tutorials/SDL/index.php and although they are all very well written and I have learned more than I would have on my own, I am not sure how to ...
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Incorrect sprite rotation with atan2() [duplicate]

I want to rotate a sprite so that it faces the mouse cursor/screen touch location. Currently I'm using the following method to compute the angle of rotation. The input position is the target point the ...
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Unity 2D - SpotLight and Shadow

I've been having some trouble in the process of creating my 2D game. Here is the thing, i want to create a light source on the top of the screen, blocked by some rocks and letting only go through some ...
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Change the sprite of a Object in Unity

Inside the script code of the the hero(object) I want add the possibility to change its sprite. So the player hits the space button and the sprite changes into the other sprite already added to the ...
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How can I calculate “All squares within R” in a natural looking manner?

I'm working with a square grid, and I have a couple of effects that target all squares within R; in other words, a circular (or spherical) effect. But, circles being, well, circular, and squares ...
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How do I load real-world map terrain? [duplicate]

I'm new to game development and want know how to make or load a terrain from OpenStreetMap or Google Maps in your current city. (I'm using Unity3D.) My idea is just load or generate a map of the ...
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How can I test if a point is behind a polygon in 2D?

In order to improve the performance of my visibility graph generator I am trying to figure out the following. Given the image below; is there a way to find out if a point is 'behind' the polygon? For ...
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Tile System with moving Platforms

I am using a tile based system where the level is stored in a char: char[,] Level2 = {{'.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.'}, ...
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Stopping sprties from toppling off platform

I am new to Unity and am trying to create a simple 2d platformer. I have applied a box collider to my player sprite and the floor/platform its standing on. Now when I go over the platform, it toppes ...