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 can I apply a “genie animation” to a CCSprite?

I am new to Cocos2D and following this tutorial. I want to animate a CCSprite with the genie effect that OS X uses for hiding windows to the dock and showing them again. Here's an example from an ...
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How to make an object move again after being stopped by collision in Unity?

I have a player object which position is always centered on the main camera's viewport. This object has a Rigidbody 2D, a box and circle collider. The player moves around a level, the level has a ...
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What tech/assets for 2D in unity [on hold]

I'd like to make a 2d game thats heavy on HUD and grid base. The art would be pixel art and I'd like it to be pixel perfect if possible What tech do I use in unity for 2D? I prefer free or free to ...
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2D Pixel/sprite game in unity? [on hold]

Hi I'm an absolute newbie in unity. In the past I was told unity is terrible for 2d games so I look away after looking at it for a few days. I don't remember if this was right before unity4 came out ...
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What is the easiest and fastest way to display an SDL_Surface in a window with SDL2?

I would like to have an SDL_Surface representing the contents of the window, just like in the old days with SDL1.2. What is the best and fastest way to do it in SDL2? What I found is that I need an ...
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Can Layer Masks Achieve This Effect

If you look at the image below you will see the player surrounded by a dotted yellow box. The dotted yellow box is also part of the player and represented a portion of the player being masked from ...
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Fast determination of whether objects are onscreen in 2D

So currently, I have this in each object's renderer's update method: float a = transform.position.x * Main.scale; float b = transform.position.y * Main.scale; float c = ...
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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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2D map/plane with nodes overlayed that supports panning, scaling and clicking on nodes

I'm trying my hand at Android development and seem to be running into an invisible ceiling in trying to get what I want accomplished. Basically I'm trying to create an app that renders a 2D surface ...
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Character creation using spritesheets

I am currently creating a 2D fighting game and have implemented a system where upon starting a new game, the player is presented with the option to create a custom character. I have a set of string ...
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Procedual level generation for a platformer game (tilebased) using player physics

I have been searching for information about how to build a 2d world generator (tilebased) for a platformer game I am developing. The levels should look like dungeons with a ceiling and a floor and ...
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2D Grid based game - how should I draw grid lines?

I'm playing around with a 2D grid based game idea, and I am using sprites for the grid cells. Let's say there is a 10 x 10 grid and each cell is 48x48, which will have sprites drawn there. That is ...
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Efficient way to calculate “vision cones” on 2D tile map?

I'm trying to calculate which tiles a particular unit can "see" if facing a certain direction on a tile map (within a certain range and angle of facing). The easiest way would be to draw a certain ...
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Obstacle Avoidance steering behavior: how can an entity avoid an obstacle while other forces are acting on the entity?

I'm trying to implement the Obstacle Avoidance steering behavior in my 2D game. Currently my approach is to apply a force on the entity, in the direction of the normal of the heading, scaled by a ...
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Warp GameObject Size When Entering/Leaving Area

Below I have an image describing the desired functionality I am going for. Let's say you control a square and when you move this square into a given area, any part of your rigidbody/model inside of ...
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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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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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HTML5 Canvas 2D lighting and normal maps [on hold]

How using the HTML5 Canvas can I create a 2D game with light sources and also add an extra depth using normal maps. I have never really done lighting in 2D before and I'm not sure where to start. ...
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What tools do you use for 2D art/sprite creation? [closed]

What cheap/free tools do you use for 2D art and/or animation? I don't really like Gimp's interface, Paint.NET is limited and GraphicsGale is sort of archaic. Cosmigo ProMotion looks like it could be ...
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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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I need some 2d game asserts about Character animation ,how can i get it? [closed]

![2d character animation][1] [1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/PJDZU.png like this character,where can i download?
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Detecting Hitbox Collisions (Rectangle)

So I have some Hitboxes set up on 2 classes, HealthPickup and Player. public static Rectangle Hitbox; public override void Initialize() { Hitbox = new Rectangle(Pos.X, Pos.Y, 32, 32); } That's ...
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How do you break apart art into components for animation?

I am a programmer and brand new to the game world, trying to get a sense of what it would take to draw simple characters like you'd see in Don't Starve or indie games like that. I have seen in their ...
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How to compress Unity apk output?

I made a game with Unity but the size of .apk file got so large, it is about 70mb... Is there some way that I can compress my apk file?
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How can I simulate shadows for a 2D top-down game? [duplicate]

I'm trying to simulate shadows for a 2D top-down RPG (in Python), but I can't think of the best way to do this So far I've tried making copies of the original game entities and turning all opaque ...
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Animating feet seperately from the body

I have a character and I would like to animate a walking animation for it. However i get the following result when I animate it: (ignore the green lines/ markers/ sound) As you can see the foot ...
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Data structures for territories in a 2D map

I am diving into game development with a 2D game. The game will display a territorial map (borders, capitals, etc.). What is a common data structure to use for storing and manipulating the data in ...
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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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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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OpenGL ES 1.0 Create a Trapezoidal perspective scaling on a texture while using Ortho

I am using an Ortho projection to do most of my stuff and i am happy with it since i basically do everything on the same plane, now however i need to create a simple "flip card" effect on an object ...
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Java 2D World: Convert from mouse screen co-ords to screen co-ordinates?

I have a 2D world background made up of a Grid of graphics, which I display on screen with a viewport (800x600) and it all works. My question is I have the following code to convert the mouse ...
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How do I get rid of this coloured border on my sprite?

I'm working on a 2D game in Unity. My triangle sprites display in-game with a line along one of the transparent sides: Larger view here. You might need to zoom somewhat. It's quite obvious on the ...
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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 does character creation work in 2D games? [duplicate]

My question is how does character creation work in (multiplayer) 2D game? For example player wants to have long yellow hair, black armor and white leggings. What should I do? Already have all ...
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How to represent a map in a top-down perspective game with low algorithm complexity?

This is the first time I develop a video-game, and I am kind of lost. I would like to know about ways on representing 2D maps on a top-down perspective game... (Like this one: ...
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How can I have 2 different images seamlessly tile with each other?

If I Google for "seamless tile" I can find many great answers to create a single image that will seamlessly tile with itself. GIMP even has a filter that will automatically make an image seamless in 1 ...
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How can I skew my XNA sprites?

I would like to make a 2D tile based game, but, to make it look a bit prettier, I would need to skew textures so that it would look more like a 2.5D game. So I thought maybe I should skew textures to ...
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Adding a small slide when player releases left/right key

the aim is for the player object to slow down and stop instead of just stopping dead. The following codes works ok when the player is not jumping, but gets stuck in an object if the player is in the ...
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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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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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Gamemaker vs Unity2d - Speed of Development [closed]

I know coding, so programming is not a problem Money is not a problem at all, I can get both GameMaker Master Collection and Unity Pro I want to make a 2d game. So which one is better for speed of ...
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Can the Shuriken particle system create particles with random shapes and sizes?

I want to create differently sized (but small, relative to the characters) dust clouds for player movement that move away from the player and fade away by shrinking. This animated GIF from Samurai ...
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Spritekit - gradually apply force vector in different direction (space ship turning)

I have a space ship that I'm applying a force vector to using a joystick for control. I would like this to smoothly fly around when I'm switching directions.. Exactly like minisquadron if you've ...
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Bullet entry Point around Player Object

I have a player rotating by the mouse and want the bullets line up with the player's gun. Right now they simply come from the point of the player and shoot in the direction of mouse. I just need the ...
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Sorting for 2D Drawing

okie, looked through quite a few similar questions but still feel the need to ask mine specifically (I know, crazy). Anyhoo: I am drawing a game in 2D (isometric) My objects have their own arrays. ...
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UI rich Strategy/RPG UI - 2D Game Engine or UI Toolkit? [closed]

I'm on the fence regarding the graphics engine of my current game and hope for some advice. This is an UI heavy strategy/rpg. Although the game is played on a (simple) 2D map, it is largely turn ...
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How do you implement 2D collision detection?

I would like to know the best or most efficient way to test for 2D collision. I am currently using AABBs, but the problem with this, is that your objects will be hitting things when they shouldn't. ...
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Move an object up while touch is active

I'm trying to move an object towards the top of the screen while the touch is active. This is my current code. When I am touching the screen, the object I'm trying to move just keeps it's place (and ...
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Code explanation

Can someone please explain whats going on in this code written by Paul Irish I did not understand the draw(). function draw() { var time = new Date().getTime() * 0.002; var x = Math.sin( ...
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How can I support objects larger than a single tile in a 2D tile engine?

I´m currently working on a 2D Engine containing an isometric tile map. It´s running quite well but I'm not sure if I´ve chosen the best approach for that kind of engine. To give you an idea what I´m ...