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 should matrix-based Parallax Scrolling work?

The question is at the end, as it requires a bit of context. I'm not sure if my understanding, my code, or LibGDX's ParallaxCamera is wrong. LibGDX's ParallaxCamera uses Matrix4s to achieve a ...
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XNA: Non-overlapping shadows

I want to create an effect similar to the following in XNA / MonoGame: There's a background and a semi-transparent shadow consisting of several objects (two circles in this example). However, the ...
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How can I create an array of GameObjects?

I need to add one 2d assest multiple times in my scene and I was wondering what is the best way to do this because adding each asset individually and setting there locations doesent seem like the best ...
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Polygon Collision Response

I'm working on a game engine that has a built in custom physics engine (I know it's a waste of time, but I have years to make this, so why not make it good?). Currently, with any number of polygons, ...
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How should I handle animation states in Mecanim?

I did a tutorial which associated an integer to each state and manually set transitions from one state to another based on that integer, but that seems really sloppy. Is there a more elegant way? I ...
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What would be the easiest way to keep objects at a constant point on a 2D map, even when off-screen?

Like in Starcraft, where your army units stay put even though your view is moving around the map. I have a static tiled map that I made using Mappy and I can display that fine, I just want my ...
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How do I implement Breakout's “multiball” powerup?

I'm just starting out and making a breakout clone as my first game. I'm implementing all kinds of powerups, but I'm stuck on multiball. The powerup adds additional bouncing balls to the game. So far, ...
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How to reduce a rectangle without problems?

I'm developing an asteroids' game and I'm needing to reduce the rectangle of the spacecraft because when I use the method intersect() of Rect class to detect a collision with an asteroid they are far. ...
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Finding the nearest object, considering obstacles

For the purposes of this question, we'll assume it involves a Janitor assigned to clean up trash in a building. Given that it is a building, it is safe to assume there are one or more rooms, walls, ...
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How do I make the screen shake when the player takes damage?

I am making a 2D game and I'd like a visual cue when the player gets hurt. Currently, I have a simple blinking red dot that shows up for 2 seconds after damage, but it's not very immersive. Many ...
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Expandable 2d environment by spawning and controlling individual tiles

what is the best way to implement an environment that is "expandable" in every direction so that when the player moves in any direction a new row or column of tiles that can be manipulated ...
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Technique for multiple shadow casting lights in 2D

I'm trying to create shadows in a 2D game in such a way that I can have an arbitrary number of lights in a scene, all of which can cast shadows. To do this I think I have to generate a mesh for each ...
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Calculate turn rate between xy and target xy on a moving sprite with variable speed

My First question on here so be kind... I am writing an aerodrome simulator in as2, I need to calculate a turn rate between 2 points so that the aircraft turns nicely. I have tried a few things but ...
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Square Grid Polygonal Terrain Query algorithm?

I have a square, fixed-grid terrain with one terrain type per grid unit in my game, and I want to do an arbitrary polygonal terrain query which returns all of the grid units enclosed/intersected by ...
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LWJGL Rotating is moving

I am trying to rotate my QUAD even just a little bit. I have read pages like http://www.java-gaming.org/topics/lwjgl-tutorial-series-moving-and-rotating-triangle/30679/view.html In my render() ...
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Why does my camera break mouse position targeting? [duplicate]

I made a short video of this. Basically, when the screen scrolls with the camera, the character begins firing at the incorrect mouse position. You can see where I am clicking the whole time. As we ...
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How do I detect how much of an object has been “cleaned” by the player?

I want to let the player wipe some dust off of a book, then start a short animation. Here's what it looks like: I'm using a clipping region on the "dusty" book bitmap image to progressively hide ...
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What are the correct angles in the Top-down perspective?

In the following picture it says that in the Top-down perspective the angles are 90°, but if it would be 90° then you shouldn't see the front of the building and the roof at the same time... So what ...
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Vertexquads are not being drawn in 2D space

I started teaching myself DirectX a short time ago and have come across a problem which I can't figure out by myself unfortunately. I'm trying to build my own font system, so I can draw strings in 2D ...
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Why does rendering a gradiented shape leave gaps?

Sometimes when I am drawing objects that aren't 'linear' (e.g. rounded edges, circles, ellipses, diagonal lines, etc) I this weird effect of some pixels at certain points not getting drawn. It's ...
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Switch character to play animation() in Unity3D using c# [closed]

I have two or more 2D character (Character A, B, n..). I made an animation on the character using the Animator class "AnimCharacter.cs". if i press the 'PgUp' character 'A' can call the function ...
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Get GameObject to bounce of colliders [duplicate]

I am making a Atari Breakout game with unitys 2d tools and I need to get the ball to bounce of colliders in the scene. If you havent played the game before how it works is if the ball hits the wall at ...
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Unity seperation of prefabs with two dimensional terrain generation

I have the following function: public void Spawn () { GameObject g = ((GameObject)Instantiate (hills [Random.Range (0, hills.Length)], new Vector3 (0.0f, ...
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Shadow wall sight problems

i used this tutorial https://github.com/mattdesl/lwjgl-basics/wiki/2D-Pixel-Perfect-Shadows to make my shadows. I think its a pretty nice and easy method. I render all my shadow in a Framebuffer and ...
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Should game objects draw themselves? [duplicate]

Assuming you have classes like Player, Enemy, Map and Tile. The first approach to structuring rendering code would be to give each a render() method and let it draw itself: void render(){ ...
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How do I make a 2D character aim their gun toward the mouse?

Heli Attack is a perfect example of the shooting mechanic I'd like. The character aims perpetually toward the mouse. What's going on here? From what I've read so far, you could separate the arm and ...
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What kind of calculations do I have to make for projectiles? [closed]

I could never find out, how to create projectiles in a 2D game. Does it need linear algebra? If not, what to do to calculate its path? I just simply want to create a projectile that follows a ...
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Grid collision - finding the location of an entity in each box

I am trying to implement grid-based collision in a 2d game with moving circles. The canvas is 400x400 pixels. Below you can see the code for my Grid class. What I want it to do is check inside which ...
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How to calculate a bounding rectangle of a polygon?

Polygon poly = new Polygon(); poly.getPoints().setAll(5d, 15d, 15d, 25d, 5d, 30d); How do I calculate the Polygon's height and width? There is no poly.getWidth() or poly.getHeight() method in ...
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Calculate shadow map to overlay hidden line-of-sight things in 2d?

Given a 2D sideview with even-sized grid squares and our hero in a known center-ish position like this ... and imagining this hero's line of sight like this... how could one get the point values ...
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Strange collision behaviour in 2D game even though the collision is very basic [closed]

I have a player ship (cube) and some enemy laser projectiles. When the player ship has position X values greater than 1, collision with the enemy projectiles occur but when it has lower X values, the ...
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Can I jump from A to B?

I'm making some rudimentary AI for my side-scroller and I need to know whether an AI unit can reach point B from point A simply by taking a jump. Flight trajectory of my characters is a bit unusal as ...
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What do the 6 points stand for in Polygon().getPoints().setAll?

I have the following code to create a polygon: Polygon poly = new Polygon(); poly.getPoints().setAll(14d, 17d, 26d, 17d, 20d, 27d); // What do these mean? What do these 6 points stand for?
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How can I “grow” regions representing countries in a 2D grid?

My friend started to make a 'country-generator' type of thing. We have some starting points, and we want to 'grow' countries from them randomly until the whole area is filled. What's is an effect ...
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Getting entity type object [closed]

I have a custom entity class and what it does is create a SQUARE object. public class Entity { Rectangle rect; public Entity() { this.rect = new Rectangle(20,20); rect.relocate(200,200); ...
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Combine textures with coordinates [closed]

Is it possible to add one texture to another texture, at specific coordinates? Like if I want to add a small texture(16x16) to big texture (1368 x 768) with coordinates ( 100, 100) so the small ...
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How do I draw tile in a side-on perspective? [closed]

All the tutorials I've found regarding using tiles in game engines refer to games with an isometric or top-down view, much like this: I want to make a "beat em up"-game, where the view is tilted. ...
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How should I model rotation caused by bounce friction? [duplicate]

In my Java2D simulation, I have a disc which, when it bounces off the boundary of a 2D region, begins to rotate, as if it had gotten some spin from the wall. I'm having trouble relating the ...
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updating 2d array to contain chunk of larger 2d array - for 2d tile map

What i need help with is how can i get a chunk of a large 2d char array and update it so i am only drawing enough tiles to cover the screen? Currently, i load all the chars from a text file and store ...
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How to make bullets follow a rotating sinewave pattern

I am trying to replicate the wave gun from Super Metroid where the bullets fly along a sine wave path. The cool part is that you can shoot in 8 directions and the bullet still follows the sine as if ...
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Pathfinding in non tile-based 2d map (maybe potential field)

I am developing a top-down 2d zombie shooter in AS3. I have implemented collisions against segments (line from point a to point b), polygons (array of points, convex) and round obstacles (center and ...
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Grid based Collision Detection between circles [duplicate]

I am working on a 2d arcade game where I have 5 types of circles with different sizes: The ship, the missiles, and 3 types of monsters. This is what it looks like: Currently I'm using brute force ...
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Convert atan2 value to standard 360-degree-system value [duplicate]

Lets say I'm using atan2 to get the angle between two vectors. atan2 gives a value in radians. I convert it to degrees using a built in function in Java. This gives me a value between 0 and 180 ...
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Slope polygon collider 2D causing box collider 2D to 'bump' while sliding on it

I'm doing procedural terrain generation. So far I've created the mesh, and attached a 2D polygon collider to it. The terrain is made up of hills going up and down. After doing so, I put a 2D rigid ...
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How to take into consideration gravity when moving AI

I'm making a 2D game. There is currently a helicopter flying around, controlled by the player. It's controlled using the arrow keys: UP, LEFT and RIGHT. It's speed along the y axis is dy, and speed ...
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Space invaders 2d array to represent scene [duplicate]

For code optimization purposes, I want to create a 2d array that contains 40 equal squares (10x10px). Each square represents 1\40 of the displayed window (400x400px). I populate the 2d array with the ...
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How does creating 2d game assets differ from regular 2d art? [closed]

I've done some digital paintings and concept sketches in the past, and I was thinking about employing those skills in my game making efforts. From an artists standpoint, what does he have to do ...
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Too much animation work for 2d characters. Creating 2d character animations by prerendering an animated 3d model?

I've read a bit about creating assets for games and the consensus seems to be that 2D is cheaper than 3D in all aspects with the exception of character animation. That's caused by the need of ...
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How do I create a World Healing Wave effect?

I want to change my dark and depressing background to a happy grassy background, in real-time, such that the happy background is shown in a radius around a game character. A forcefield of happiness, ...
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How do I make an object face the mouse position, but only on one plane?

I want a game object to turn and look towards where the mouse was clicked (in world space). It works well when considering all 3 dimensions, but I really only care for the plane formed by the x and z ...