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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Should I have multiple small textures or a single big one?

I'm using SDL 2 to create a small 2D game. Based on the docs, this is what I would do: SDL_Surface *surface = SDL_LoadBMP("image.bmp"); SDL_Texture *texture = SDL_CreateTextureFromSurface(renderer, ...
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Location of “units” in Code

So, I've been playing around with the concept of a game, mechanically think of the Civilization games(Tile, turn-based strategy) but I am quite uncertain about where I should store the units location ...
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Help finding time of collision

I am making a simple game right now and am struggling with collision response. My goal is to someday be able to turn it into a 2D platformer but I have a long way to go. I am currently making this in ...
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What is the easiest way to develop a fixed perspective 2D game with an isometric tiled map using Javascipt? [on hold]

The main stumbling block I've come across with the couple of libraries I've seen is that it's extremely difficult to add ramps or the idea of height. The basic idea I'm going for is Diablo 2. I've ...
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What are some good resources for creating a game engine in XNA? [closed]

I'm currently a student game programmer working on an indie project. We have a team of eleven people (five programmers, four artists, and two audio designers) aboard, all working hard to help design ...
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C++ Valid for indie 2d games? [closed]

I am not currently developing any games, but am taking a C++ course. Will I actually be able to make any games with the knowledge I have from this course? I really just want to make a game with ...
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How much is java used in 2d/3d indie games? (before/after Minecraft) [closed]

I wonder for my own use and curiosity, how popular is Java in indie game development , in 2d and 3d? Are there any good open/closed source games done in java?
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2D Indie : From scratch, engine or maker? [closed]

I have been a game design/programming student for two years now, and made some little games using HTML5, most of them from scratch. I've come to a point where I am frustrated by the coding part : ...
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How do you find games with a similar idea?

I'm thinking about making an indie game and want to know if there's maybe one with similar idea. I'm not asking about my idea specifically, I just want to know how to find out if a game has the same ...
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How to move vertices of matrix in order to cast a 2d shadow?

I am trying to add shadows to my 2D xna game. Currently I have created a "shadow" using the texture of the caster with a transparent gray color, rotated, and stretched using a matrix. This, though, ...
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2D Bullets / particles in parallax [on hold]

Parallax in 2d games is a method to create an illusion of depth. Sprites representing entities that are further away appear smaller and move more slowly. Sprites that are closer, appear bigger and ...
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Infinite loop of prerendered 3d graphic

I have a game where I want a never ending pathway for the character to walk along. So in my 3d modeling tool I created a path like this: now I want to loop that model over and over in my ...
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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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How can I access a script variable from another script in Unity?

I'm creating a space shooter (think Space Invaders or Galaga) where the GameManager persists between scenes but the player and enemies don't. I need to access a boolean value from the player and ...
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Rotate an arrow on a plane?

I'm creating a display for a GPS-based embedded system and would like to have an arrow indicating the current bearing. I'd love the arrow to have a 3d appearance by rotating it on a plane tilted up ...
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Xna 2d tile culling

I'm trying to make a simple 2d tile engine here, and I've got a problem with getting a proper cells from a tile grid map when I'm trying to cull off tiles which aren't needed to be drawn. I've got a ...
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Best view for 2D Android game in Xamarin [on hold]

I am trying to create a 2D multiplayer turn-based cooperative game for Android in Xamarin with possible future implementations for Windows Phone and iOS. The main inspiration for my game is Pandemic. ...
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Libgdx 2D Game, Random generated World of random size, how to get mouse coordinates?

I'm a noob and English is not my mothertongue, so please bear with me! I'm generating a map for a Sidescroller out of a 2D-array. That is, the array holds different values and I create blocks based ...
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How do I handle rope physics with fixed ends and a sliding weight?

I've been interested in rope physics recently—I've successfully implemented a simple Verlet rope with moveable ends. Now I am trying something a little different: I want to start by recreating the ...
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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 simulate wind in 2D

for a 2D scenario, I wanted to have a fan blow at an object and make it move with the "wind", how can I simulate the wind under these circumstances?
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How to translate vertex buffer coordinates in 2D

I am trying to (using a 2D Directx9 engine library) rotate/translate a set of points in a vertex buffer. I understand how this would be done in a 3D system - i.e using the vertex shader stage of ...
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Unity3D - How to tessellate 2D sprites?

I use dynamic vertex lighting on 2D sprites. On larger sprites the lighting is uglier than on smaller ones. This is because every sprite is just a quad of two triangles. Not enough vertices there for ...
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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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Simultaneous Animation for a GameObject - Unity3D

Its my second week with Unity. I am doing a 2D game and I have a small GameObject which should change its sprite along with following a definite path defined in Animation Curves. I did both of them ...
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Data structure to store map layers in each Tile while keeping the order of terrain, items and monsters intact

My game represents its map as a 2D array of tiles, each of which stores a stack of layers. I'm looking for a data structure to efficiently represent this . I want to be able to add layers ...
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How do I get the mouse coordinates relative to my whole scene with Monogame? [duplicate]

I am making a topdown isometric real time game using Monogame. I know how to get the mouse position for my camera view. How do I get the mouse coordinates relative to the entire scene? My game's ...
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Bes way to draw hex grid in cocos2d-js [closed]

I want to draw a hex grid with interactive hexes (like highlighting hex on mouse hover. If you didn't catch what I mean you may remember any of oldschool tbs, like ja2, or may be x-com - there were ...
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How to calculate left/right oriented angle between two 2D vectors? [duplicate]

I would like to calculate angle between two 2D vectors. Here's a picture of what I'm trying to achieve: I have an obstacle line segment AB and incoming moving PC. If I'm coming from one side C¹D¹ ...
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Unity 2D detect if swipe goes through an object

I am developing a game in unity with flying arrows that the user tries to deflect by swiping through them (changing their direction). I can get the arrows to move with the swipes, but they move no ...
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Beginner: How do I calculate a vector?

I am trying to wrap my head around some concepts in a side project I'm working on. I'm struggling with how I can calculate a vector based on my character movement logic. Here are the relevant details ...
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Why does my texture-based object picking detect the wrong object?

I am a LibGDX beginner implementing a RISK-like game. I want to let the player select territories by clicking on them, but for some reason, the wrong territory is sometimes detected. The clicked ...
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Is it bad practise to have an object for every tile?

In the game I am working on, many of my tiles must have special attributes (such as triggers when the player steps on them). I was wondering if it would be bad practise to create an object for every ...
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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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Why does my A* implementation overflow the stack?

I'm fairly new to game dev and working on my first ever attempt at 2D pathfinding. I'm using the A* algorithm as detailed here. For the most part, it seems to be working correctly and as intended. ...
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Design question: best way to model and visualize a long grid of data [closed]

Perhaps some noob questions for a scientific application that you can assist with: I am trying to render a large, evenly spaced grid of data in 2D. The full data set dimensions could be anywhere from ...
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Align SpriteText position

i have this function which aligns text. static function AlignTxt(obj : GameObject, txtAnchor : SpriteText.Anchor_Pos, txtAlign : SpriteText.Alignment_Type) { ...
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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 properly do top-down aRPG melee attacks?

I'm reposting this from my own thread in reddit's gamedev community, since there were too few responses: I've been looking for some info on that, but I mostly find articles on the design of such ...
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How to draw a diagonal fade-in and fade-out?

How to draw a diagonal fade-in/fade-out in 2D using MonoGame draw API? For a simple (non-directional) fade-in/out drawing the background with alpha variation do the tricks, but what is the standard ...
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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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Unity Physics Material - Character Slides Too Much

I am currently working on a 2D platformer in Unity. I am using a prefab from the AssetStore for my character (The last paragraph contains a link to the prefab). The character has a circle collider for ...
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Surface creation algorithm using points cloud

I am looking for a realtime algorithm to create a 2D mesh using points. But I am quite confused. It seems that Delaunay triangulation can help me create mesh using point clouds, but Meta-balls seems ...
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2D animated sprite jumping and gravity physics

I'm currently writing a Megaman clone for my school project. So far all I did was making the character run and stay put when needed. Know I want to be able to make him jump using the 'X' button. I ...
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Is it Possible to create one equipment piece, and handle the manipulation programatically

I have a 2D game made in XNA-4.0. I am brainstorming on how to implement a system of equipment where I can draw one Texture, and rotate/scale it to my character's current animation without haveing to ...
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Wall jumping collision detection anomaly

I'm creating a game where the player ascends a tower by wall jumping his way to the top. When the player has collided with the right wall they can only jump left and vice versa. Here is my current ...
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How to design a drag and drop inventory system with transition from icons to game objects?

I’m trying to write a simple 2D game in Unity with an inventory where the user can drag and drop different objects on the screen. I need the inventory to contain icons which on drag will become ...
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How to deform 2D tileable texture in XNA/MonoGame

I'm looking for a way to deform tillable texture in a 2D game I'm building using MonoGame but I'm not sure how this effect is called and searching the internet for "deforming textures" gives me mostly ...
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Handle many objects to draw in XNA

in my 2D engine - using XNA 4.0 - I´ve an issue with handling many objects. The way my engine works is that I only draw visible sprites (base objects) and ignore those sprites out of the current ...
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Trigger an event when a game object touches a non-solid game object

For a 2d game, I are currently making an AI and I want it to jump when it touches a invisible cube, which isn't solid, how do I do this?