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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Clearing an SFML scene with a partially transparent color

Is there way to clear a scene with a transparency (alpha) value, in pure SFML? I'm trying to clear with rgba(0,0,0,128) so the previous frame still partially shows through, which would create a ...
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2D Rectangle/Circle Continuous Collision Detection

I'm looking for a fast 2D continuous collision detection algorithm for circles and rotated rects. It needs to determine the time of collision. Both shapes may be moving at high speed, so the ...
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Design virtual resolution for 2D development in Unity

I came to Unity with Cocos2D-X experience in mind. In Cocos2D-X, I can choose a "virtual" screen resolution size to rely on the entire game during development and the game will automatically adapt to ...
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Rope Colliding with a Rectangle

I have my rope, and I have my rectangles. The rope is similar to the implementation found here: http://nehe.gamedev.net/tutorial/rope_physics/17006/ Now, I want to make the rope properly collide ...
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Vector or Raster? [closed]

Me and my co-developer are developing an overhead shooter and we're on the fence about picking between raster and vector graphics. I'm for vector, he's for raster. He's pointed out a very good point, ...
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2D game big background images for maps

Update: this question is general, not specific to Sprite Kit or a single language/platform. I'm toying with Sprite Kit with an idea to make a 2D side-scroller. Now the backgrounds for the maps are ...
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C# 2d array value check [duplicate]

I've managed to create a 2d array, then made it fill up with random numbers, like this: int[,] grid = new int[5, 5] ; Random randomNumber = new Random(); var rowLength = ...
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Rotating object around moving object/player in 2D

I am trying to implement a camera which rotates around the world around the player. I have found many solutions online to the task of rotating an object about the origin, or about an arbitrary point. ...
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Feasability of mobile 2D multiplayer RPG game with interactive bitmap background

I'm looking to develop a 2D multiplayer RPG game for Android, with a bird's eye view similar to that of zelda/pokemon. The game is very simple in all ways since my intent is for thousands of players ...
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Having a problem with texturing vertices in WebGL, think parameters are off in the image?

I'm having a problem texturing a simple rectangle in my WebGL program, I have the parameters set as follows: gl.texImage2D(gl.TEXTURE_2D, 0, gl.RGBA, gl.RGBA, gl.UNSIGNED_BYTE, textureImage); I'm ...
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2D fighting bounding boxes

I'm prototyping a 2D platformer/brawler game for uni and I'm having some trouble with creating collision/bounding boxes. This is most likely going to end up on a Vita so I do have some library ...
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Grid-Based 2D Lighting Problems

I am aware this question has been asked before, but unfortunately I am new to the language, so the complicated explanations I've found do not help me in the least. I need a lighting engine for my ...
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How to flip 2d skinned quadruped character?

just would like to know is flipping 2d skinned character with one of scale axis good way for left or right movement(flipping direction and animation)? Normal direction would change.(UPDATED) for ...
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Would it be more efficient to handle 2D collision detection with polygons, rather than both squares/polygons?

I'm working on a 2D game engine and I'm trying to get collision detection as efficient as possible. One thing I've noted is that I have a Rectangle Collision collider, a Shape (polygon) collider and a ...
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How do I create a 2.5d parallax effect?

I have a decent background in 3D graphics and programming, but I'm new to game development. I'm currently exploring different possibilities and I really want to make an RPG game. I was thinking about ...
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Bouncing ball isssue

I am currently working on the 2D Bouncing ball physics that bounces the ball up and down. The physics behaviour works fine but at the end the velocity keep +3 then 0 non-stop even the ball has stopped ...
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How can I compute a velocity proportional to the difference between two hand positions?

I'm working on a project with the Kinect SDK and XNA 4. I need take the position of the hands and draw a sprite over it. I'm was doing it directly and because of that I get a "trembling hands" effect. ...
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Best way to go about sorting 2D sprites in a “RPG Maker” styled RPG

I am trying to come up with the best way to create overlapping sprites without having any issues. I was thinking of having a SortedDictionary and setting the Entity's key to it's Y position relative ...
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android: How to apply pinch zoom and pan to 2D GLSurfaceView

I want to apply pinch zoom and panning effect on GLSurfaceView. It is Image editor, so It would not be 3D object. I tried to implement using these following links: ...
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Obtain rectangle indicating 2D world space camera can see

I have a 2D tile based game in XNA, with a moveable camera that can scroll around and zoom. I'm trying to obtain a rectangle which indicates the area, in world space, that my camera is looking at, so ...
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Isometric displaying two different images in different positions

I'm creating a simple Isometric game using HTML5 and Javascript, but I can't seem to get the display to work, at the moment i have 9 tiles that have X and Y positions and the player has a X and Y ...
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Drawing Sprites at Correct Z-Index without A Sprite Map?

My game is in HTML5 canvas, but I assume this concept applies to any language. In the past I've used a multi-dimensional array to keep track of sprite positions. Here is a simplified example: [ [ ...
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Using versors for movement

The context I was thinking of using a versor + velocity field to implement the "moving" part of a 2D game object. For example, if the player should move right I just set the versor to be: [1, 0] and ...
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Subdividing a polygon into boxes of varying size

I would like to be pointed to information / resources for creating algorithms like the one illustrated on this blog, which is a subdivision of a polygon (in my case a voronoi cell) into several boxes ...
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Falling Blocks and complex shapes

I currently have a simple Tetris-like game and have come across a problem I cannot solve. Unlike Tetris where there is a single falling shape, I have multiple, potentially interlocking shapes that ...
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What's the most memory efficient way to load a tiled map?

Currently I am working on a simple 2D platformer and I want to load a tiled map. What I've started working on is loading the tiles using a text file. My first question is simple: is a text file the ...
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Fine-tuning parallaxing objects in 2D games

I'm making a 2D platformer game and I'm having a hard time figuring out how to fine-tune parallaxing objects in-game quickly enough. Problem is I don't even know how to make it faster, so I'm ...
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How can I get animated bone's transformation in LibGDX?

I am trying to get transformation from a bone, but i can't, I exported just a animated armature with just a bone from blender, then I converted to .g3dj, so I just need the bone transformations so ...
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Render white background with Graphics in Canvas

I am developing a game that I would like the background to be white, and it just sticks to being black. Here is my render method: private BufferedImage image = new BufferedImage(WIDTH, HEIGHT, ...
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Making a 2D TMX tile map

Should there be a specific link between the characters height as well as the tile size for the tile maps? That is if a tile is 32x32 does that mean that a character sprite has to be the same size? ...
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Problem in animating polygon [closed]

Hi I am trying to move my black colored polygon downward. But As soon as I run my application my polygon gets invisible! I think My logic of move function is wrong. Can anyone help me out in figuring ...
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Project location to perspective fake 3D view

I am trying to implement a perspective view in a 2D soccer game, such like Nintendo World Cup. In this case, the soccer pitch will look like a isosceles trapezoid, but not a rectangle in real. Here ...
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Trouble with a modified parallax scrolling concept

I have a set of layers (each of them being a list of items) moving with different speeds as I mentioned here: http://stackoverflow.com/a/18962019/270197. Layers back in the scene move with slower ...
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Approaches to 2D Parallax

In a 2D scrolling platformer, what is the most efficient way or knowing which things with parallax depth should be drawn? The approach below describes trying to know which things are nearby so they ...
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generating complex maps in xna

I just wonder how does these maps like in this video are made. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6kcOau5oQ I was looking for some tutorials on the web but no success. All I found was some 2D Vectors ...
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Need ideas for an algorithm to draw irregular blotchy shapes

I'm looking to draw irregular shapes on an x,y grid, and I'd like to come up with a simple, fast method if possible. My only idea so far is to draw a bunch of circles of random sizes very near each ...
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Adding Functionality to a basic Java 2D Camera

Creating a little LoZ inspired game in Java here just to get into the feeling of things (learning CS at my school but the only teacher who's willing to help is travelling for 6-months, so I'm teaching ...
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Best Way to allow players to “Dye” images without losing color quality?

I am creating a 2.5D isometric (2D images) game. I want the players to be able to "dye" their armor, clothes, and other things. I find that grayscaling everything leads to losing out on some of the ...
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Weapon Class Organization [closed]

Im making a game and i want to organise my weapons, and im having a few doubts on not only the best architecture but also on how to use it properly: The First approach is to make a single Weapon ...
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Allowing a player to walk up and down slopes without resistance

I am trying to implement a platformer where both the player and the level are made up of arbitary polygons. One requirement is that the player can stand still on slopes, and walk up and down them ...
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How to use modern OpenGL for 2D games?

I've found a plethora of "modern" OpenGL (3.0+) tutorials for 3D, but I have found next to nothing when looking for information on how to use it for 2D game development. How can I get started using ...
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Rotate image around a specified origin

I'm trying to rotate my Turret.png (small Gunhead with a laser in front) towards the mouses location on the screen. I tried just using my method for rotating projectiles towards the next step on their ...
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Game Engine Design for the LWJGL [closed]

I'm about to begin on the engine for the game I am making. However, I am quite uncertain how I should design it. I have heard lots about threaded games, component and asynchronous systems. I'm ...
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Should I be using spritesheets, because of or despite of my vast number of images?

I am developing a 2D game, and I have a lot of sprites. I used 3D animations and models to render into 2D, to give them that "Fallout" or "Diablo" look to them. It is also easier than drawing by hand, ...
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What is the range of RAM consumption for the typical 3D character in a video game?

What is the average number of KB in memory for a 3D character? Granted, this will obviously be biased based on what game we're talking about. However, I am less interested in actual size in KB, and ...
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2D Contra style game - main character 360 degree gun aim

I'm about to make my first simple game. I'd like to know some of the ways to achieve a 360 degree gun aim in a 2D contra-like shooter. The thing is I want it to be 360 degrees, not just 8 direction ...
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Dynamic Shapes and dynamic animations

I saw this video: Video And now I am curious about the following: How can you achieve dynamic forms like they are shown in this video. What I mean is: Do you need to have some "base" models which can ...
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Entity/Component System and UI “Entities”

I'm still green to entity/component systems. I find that since I have useful components for drawing sprites (or spritesheets) and handling input (mouse/touch clicks), I naturally want to reuse these ...
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How do other 2d tile-based web games record their overworld data?

I'm developing a 2d (top down) tile-based strategy game that is web based. It uses PHP and a MYSQL database along with jquery. It was originally a mostly text-based game. I have since developed what I ...
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Spritesheet vs single tiles

I am currently programming a 2d platformer and this is the first time I am coding a video game. Now I've downloaded the 'platformer art deluxe' package. In the tiles folder there are single tiles and ...