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Using collectable items to change a gameobject Unity

I’ve been working on a 2D platform side scroller. I’m rather new to Unity and C#. Basically what I’ve achieved so far is a character which can collect Logs throughout the game and those logs are ...
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How do I make this block go back to the left with another click?

This is the script I've written so far which makes the block move from the left of the screen to the right on a mouse click. What I want to achieve is for the block to move back to the left when I ...
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Need some help with 2d art [on hold]

im looking for some guide or tutorial about how to make this kinda of 2d art (and what is it called ?): http://i.imgur.com/Mx6woCC.jpg only tutorials ive found so far are pixel art tutorials which i ...
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StartCoroutine inside TriggerOnEnter2D isn't working

I am new to this, but I need help with a CSharp script. I need to collide with the desired object, pass the game to be 1.6 in TimeScale. After passing 8 seconds in the game, change back to 1 ...
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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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What to consider when deciding on 2D vs 3D for a game?

How much "harder" is 3D than 2D in terms of: Amount/complexity of the code Level of math skills required Time involved in making art assets Original title: How hard is 3D game development versus ...
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2D camera perspective projection from 3D coordinates — HOW?

I am developing a camera for a 2D game with a top-down view that has depth. It's almost a 3D camera. Basically, every object has a Z even though it is in 2D, and similarly to parallax layers their ...
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Which is the best Platform/Engine for a beginner for developing an Android game with following specifications [on hold]

This is a very general question for which I wouldn't mind getting equally general answer. I want to develop a simple 2D android game with following specifications: 1> A 3D object that rotates in all ...
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Using full resolution of depth buffer for 2D rendering

I'm working on a front-to-back renderer for a 2D engine using an orthographic projection. I want to use the depth buffer to avoid overdraw. I have a 16-bit depth buffer, a camera at Z=100 looking at ...
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marching squares alike algorithm with holes and multiple contours?

I'm looking for a similar algorithm to marching squares one that could handle holes and multiple "islands" like in the image below. Is there anything that could provide sets of points for ...
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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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Can I use copyrighted sprites for a demo?

I just had a quick question and wanted everyone's opinions. I'm making a 2D demo game for a resume which I want to post online. I'm applying as a programmer position so I don't really have my own ...
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Algorithm for dividing a 2D grid into organic looking plates

the title pretty much says it all: How could one go about segmenting a 2D grid into smaller parts? My goal here is to create tectonic plates for further procedural world generation Details to ...
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Scrolling background loop

I'm trying to scroll my background forever and so I'm using the background image twice. When the first one goes off screen, it should relocate to the end of the second one. However, there seems to be ...
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Trying to implement gun cooldowns in C#

My aim is to allow my player to shoot 3 bullets at a time. Between shooting these 3 bullets the player should wait a very small interval (so that they don't all get fired at the same time) - call this ...
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How to keep a shape inside a rectangle

So i'm making a game which is based on randomly generated rooms and i need a way to keep the player inside them and make the player glide when he collides with the room's bounds. I currently have a ...
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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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Entitiy spawn on Button press

I'm trying to create a little 2D-Zombie-Shoot game. I'm pretty much at the beginning of programming. At least, I can create a player that is moving with arrow keys and stuff. My question is: How do I ...
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Player position on second player connection

I'm having some trouble trying to run my game for the multiplayer part. I'm creating a 2d game. I have followed this tutorial : ...
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LibGDX - Executing 2 different touchDown events in the same method

On the bottom left of my screen is a circle with an Arrow and on the bottom right is a circle with a gun. If the player is in jetpack mode and the Arrow "button" is clicked he flies like flappy bird ...
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Basic C# Script in Unity3D for firing a bullet (not working)

working on a 2D top-down view game. Im trying to get my player to fire a bullet when spacebar is pressed. I added a component to my player (a bullet sprite) and placed it under his gun (so you can't ...
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Moving a character depending on the direction he is facing (C#/Unity3D)

Right now I have a small soldier on the screen that moves with W, A, S, D and rotates / changes direction with the arrow keys. What I want to happen is when the player's direction changes (by using ...
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For 2D games, is there any reason NOT to use a 3D API like Direct3D or OpenGL?

I've been out of hobby Game Development for quite a while now. Back when I did it, most people used Direct Draw to create 2D games. By the time I stopped people were saying OpenGL or Direct3D with ...
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Unity3D: Storyboard-esq animation - a beginners question

As part of an interactive book I'm developing in Unity3D, I'm attempting to make an introductory scene that consists of moving lots of objects at different times - usually when another animation has ...
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Importing .anim files created using the Unity Animation controls

Our artist created some .anim files using the built-in Unity Mecanim system (where you use keyframes and drag various body parts to construct the animation). However, now we're trying to export them ...
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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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How to read a custom map format [on hold]

I am trying to create a custom map format for my own little 2D RPG, so my question is rather how do I manage reading and creating a custom map format properly and flexible. First off, I am writing my ...
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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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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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What is the correct multiplication order for a 2D matrix?

I'm currently trying to create a camera and entity/model matrix for my 2D game similar to that of Unity3D. I've already tried to find answers to this question on stackoverflow/gamedev but i couldn't ...
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How do I letterbox a C#/Monogame viewport within a resizeable window?

I am making a 2d game with xna/monogame. I want the main view area to always show 15x15 tiles, or 480x480px. I've got something that sort of works, following this guide. It expands the view range ...
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Java libgdx get clicked square without iter

I would like to detect which square is clicked without iterating over all elements! i don't want to do this anymore for all elements. if( x >= this.getAnchorX()-HalfWidth && x <= ...
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Accessing a newly Instantiated Object

I currently am creating a script that allows the player character to attack by shooting orbs at foes. I have the current code to do that (not final code, for testing purposes): ...
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How to add a UI Text for keeping Score in Unity 5

My Problem is simple I want to show scores on my game. The examples on internet are good but in Unity 5 there are no GUI elements but instead these are now UI elements. I was following this example: ...
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Java: AI to make a mob face the player working half-way correctly

While creating some basic AI for my "ghost" mob that is just up for testing at the moment, I thought of allowing it to face the player, depending on the player location. I get it to work correctly, ...
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very simple math destination and speed calculation

My player goes to (destinationX, destinationY) His position is: (x,y) and the player has an update event function update() { this.x = this.x + dx; this.y = this.y + dy; } what is the formula ...
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Positioning of AABB / Rectangles

I am wondering what is the best way to position rectangles, the ways I have thought of are: Have an x and y at upper left, then have a width and height Have an x and y at upper left, and an x and y ...
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Angluar movement

I'm making a little game where you are a spaceship and you fly around in 2d using the A and D key to rotate and the W key to accelerate. Now my problem is if i turn my ship it doesn't go into the ...
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Making mouse pos realtive to a moving object

I'm coding my first actual game, trying without following tutorials, just trying to use my knowledge so far to make something playable. I'm creating (attempting) a simple side-scrolling shooter. I ...
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Smooth Sprite Movement - Don't Add Velocity to Position?

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to move a sprite smoothly on the screen at different speeds without stuttering, but keeping the effect that it's moving smoothly; especially at faster ...
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Mapping of positions on images in different frames

I am looking for a possibility to map different positions on a 2D Image which has different frames. Let's say I have an image, consisting of three frames, which shows a spaceship. The first frame ...
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Why are my 2D positions “off” after adding a camera transformation in XNA?

My game's source is on github. I am following this tutorial to create a 2D camera. After I adding the transformation to the SpriteBatch, all of my positions seem to be "off" when I move the ship (and ...
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How to make a gameobject Scale up from another GameObject script

hi there im having a rought time with this code, trying to make a gameobject grow in scale from touching this one, and when a set amount of scale is reached destroy this game object ( the one who ...
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Calculating the rotational force of a 2D sprite

I am wondering if someone has an elegant way of calculating the following scenario. I have an object of (n) number of squares, random shapes, but we will pretend they are all rectangles. We are ...
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How to draw 2d above 3d scene?

I have an OpenGL(3.3)+GLEW application. I want to draw a black vertical rectangle at the left side of the window for writing some information on it, like fps (I use GLEW function for drawing text). ...
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Why don't more games use vector art? [closed]

It would seem to me that vector art is more efficient in terms of resources/scalability; however, in most cases I have seen artists using bitmap/rasterized art. Is this a limitation put on the artists ...
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Algorithm for procedureral 2D map with connected paths

Problem to solve: Generate a random 2D dungeon map for a tile-based game where all rooms are connected. I am looking for better solutions than what I currently have. My current solution is that I ...
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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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Can the GUI be used to create game objects?

I want to be able to position 10 various game objects (sprites) within the area of the screen which will be dynamically sized accordingly to the screen size of the device. The area in which I want to ...
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Unity 2d - Destroying foreign object from script + seek explanation about destroying objects

I have simple emmiter which sending enemies toward player in center of screen. Player can shoot missile (also emmiter). I want to destroy enemy AND missile in same time. Here is my code attached to ...