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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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 ...
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How to move an object along a vector

Let's say I got an object A and object B in a 2D game. I create a vector leading from A to B. It's name is AB. How can I make A move along the vector AB and reach B? One way I was thinking of doing ...
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How do I use the dot product to get an angle between two vectors?

I am learning to use normalized vectors in my games. I've learned that in order to know the angle between two vectors, I can use the dot product. This gives me a value between -1 and 1, where 1 ...
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How should I implement basic spaceship physics?

I am new to 2D game development. I've made several games, but they've made almost no use of physics. Now I want to try making a game that uses some basic physics to look more realistic. The game ...
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Change AI steering behavior's direction to 8 directions

I am making a 2d soccer game, all players move in 8 directions, so I need to convert AI steering behavior(like arrive and pursuit) into 8 directions. Here are three example situations: Player(now is ...
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What's wrong with my tileMap implementation? [closed]

I need to implement a 2d platformer and decided to use a tilemap. I found this tutorial and tried to implement the second solution. The text says: Decompose movement into X and Y axes, step one at a ...
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XNA blurring moving images

Why does XNA blurs the images which moves less than 1px in between two draws? It is quite annoying, because everything looks really blurry. Is there a way to disable it? I have tried to set the ...
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Making an object fly in an arc (a parbola) [duplicate]

I'm making a game where there should be a robot throwing ball-shaped objects at another robot. The balls thrown should fly in the shape of a symmetrical arc. Pretty sure the math-word for this is a ...
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Collision - Per Pixel and Rectangle Based, Combined

UPDATE:i found the error in my calculation the problem was that i needed to consider if the image is rendered flip or not to fix it just need to rub from the opposite side of the sprite I am currently ...
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How can I implement a directional melee attack?

I am attempting to make a top down game similar to the SNES Zelda games, in Unity 4.3, in 2D. When my character swings their sword, every enemy within a radius takes damage. I want to make sure that ...
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Where can I share my game? [closed]

I am looking for places on the web to share my game. I'm relatively new to game development. Not looking to 'promote' my game or sell it. Just want to share it in places where there is a possibility ...
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Restarting a game be resetting an object [duplicate]

In a game I made, I want to restart the game when the players presses a button. I have an instance of a Game class, which is where most of the game happens. I though that I could simply initialize ...
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How to implement uniform grids

Up until now, I implemented all-against-all collision detection in my games. It worked fine. But I reached a point where implementing this kind of collision detection, makes the game run poorly, ...
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How to crop or mask a sprite to a specific shape in Unity (2D)?

I'm trying to do a procedural 2D terrain generation. I've managed to make the function to generate the points, and I've been testing/debugging by creating the terrain using a 2D polygon collider on an ...
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Game states vs calling new activities

I am trying to decide what the best method is to call "level complete-screen" and "game over-screen" in my real-time android 2d game. Currently I am using game-states and only updating my game when ...
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Multiple resolutions for Unity 2D Android game

I'm trying to target as many devices as possible by providing a consistent experience. So I'm trying to make sure the aspect ratio fits each device it's played on. After reading some forums and ...
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Isometric objects are mapped incorrect angle, but the map is fine. What am I missing?

I laid out my iso map and it's fine, but when I add my sprite actors they get located in the correct location but they are laying down not standing up. I tried rotating them on the z by 45 but then ...
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Unity Get corners of camera in world space

I'm making a 2D game and i need to get the corners of the camera in world cordinates. Is this possible in unity?
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How to use FrameBuffer objects (OpenGL)

I want to draw a 2D scene and after the scene i want to draw some light effects. When i draw some light, i create a FBO, draw in it and when finished with drawing, i want to create a texture where i ...
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XNA 2D Camera, zoom into player

My 2D camera follows the character fine without any zooming. However, when I tried adding a zoom feature using the Matrix.CreateScale(), the camera no longer follows the character properly. public ...
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2D lighting causes black rings to appear

A year ago I implemented 2d lighting in XNA using sprites. The sprites I used were created by placing a soft white photoshop brush on a transparant background. The result was this: (lights only) ...
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How can I compute the movement of an object along a parabola?

I am working on a simple 2D game. In the game, I have a 'robot' that throws a ball towards another robot, in the shape of a parabola. Both 'robots' have the same Y coordinate. The program knows the ...
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What is the difference between Unity's Sprite and Texture2D classes?

Unity has both a Texture2D class and a Sprite (with related SpriteRenderer). What is the difference between these two classes? Both represent an image, for 2D games should I favor one over the other? ...
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How can I programatically generate sprite instances in Unity?

I want to create a block-based puzzle game that generates blocks as they are required, however I cannot seem to find any good imformation on how to do something like this using Unity's new sprite ...
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How do you do FlashPunk-style animation in libGDX?

In FlashPunk, you can have multiple animations set, and then choose which one to play at any time, and it'll do it. Example: animatedSprite.add("running", [0, 1, 2, 3], 50); ...
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How can I regulate update and event frequency?

I'm trying to create a small 2D RPG-type engine using C++, SDL/OpenGL and Tiled. My little demo looks very similar to a Pokemon or Zelda game. I was curious how to go about regulating FPS and how ...
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How can I support a background more complex than a flat color?

I'm a beginner at making 2D games. Up until now, I always created my games with a black background, or a fixed color. This is because my sprites always have a black (or a solid color) background, and ...