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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Why is my deferred lighting implementation so expensive?

I've implemented deferred lighting and I tried to put about 20-26 lights on the viewable space of my map, and it brings down the FPS from 61 to 28-31. It also makes my VGA temperature to go from 68°C ...
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Phaser / PIXI: World size vs. Stage size

I am using Phaser to build a "zoomable / pannable" 2D galaxy with the intended functionality being that the player's home planet is always in the middle of the World coordinates. I have a problem ...
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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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Cubic bezier polygon clipping

I have a large cubic bezier defined 2D polygon area which I need to render in DX11 real-time to create as many 4096x4096 textures as needed. An average control point count would be around the 12k and ...
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How to make a text of several letters animate, only with an animation

I wonder if it is possible to create an animation in a text with a single "animation". The problem is that for me to reach the desired effect I need to create an animation for each letter, as each one ...
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Resolving penentration after collision using Separating Axis Thereom

I implemented collision detection in my game using SAT. The detection works, but I'm trying to use the algorithm to figure out the penetration vector of the two OBBs and push them apart (before doing ...
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unity4.3 rigidbody2d unexpected force behaviour

So guys ive edited the question and here is what my problem is i have a player which has a rigidbody2d attached to it.my player is able to doublejump in the air nicely and stick to walls when ...
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Unity 2D loading Spritesheet Atlas at runtime from web and using it dynamically

I am new to Unity (came from AS3/Starling) and just started for 2D games in Unity. I have a spritesheet / texture-atlas (many different sized images packed in a single png) which I want to download at ...
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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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2D Camera transformation sidescroller

i am currently trying to dive into 2D programming with DirectX, especially bulding a tile based sidescroller. I have worked with some chapters from a book (Advanced 2D Game Development) but always ...
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scale rotating boundingbox

I want to use basic rectangular collision detection. I have a rotating sprite and a method that calculates the bounding box every time in the Update() method. I simply check for intersection between ...
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Optimal OpenGL 2D Sprite Batching (Best Practice)

I am working on simple 2D engine using OpenGL (3.3+) for rendering and was wondering what the optimal method of sprite batching would be. I plan to put all sprites into one (or fewer) texture atlases. ...
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iOS cocos2d - sprite gets stuck in collision detection

I'm developing a top down game in cocos2d and I have collision code that checks collisions between enemies and the player so that they don't go through each other. The code seems to work but the ...
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Creating transparent image with localGraphicsConfig not always working

I'm trying to use GraphicsConfiguration.createCompatibleImage to create transparent images. This creates an empty image which I'm filling with a mosaic pattern later on in the code. This seems to ...
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Stacking Drawing Matrix for SpriteBatch in XNA

I'm trying to make a 2D engine for XNA with SpriteBatch. My object unit is Entity, which can include other Entities as its children. However, when drawing them, the rotation and scaling stacking do ...
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How can I use iteration to lead targets?

In my 2D game, I have stationary AI turrets firing constant speed bullets at moving targets. So far I have used a quadratic solver technique to calculate where the turret should aim in advance of the ...
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Audio Panning using RtAudio

I use Rtaudio library. I would like to implement an audio program where I can control the panning (e.g. shifting the sound from the left channel to the right channel). In my specific case, I use a ...
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Outline Shader Effect for Orthogonal Geometry in XNA

I just recently started learning the art of shading, but I can't give an outline width to 2D, concave geometry when restrained to a single vertex/pixel shader technique (thanks to XNA). the shape I ...
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Dynamic 2D soft shadows with concave polygons?

I've implemented dynamic 2D soft shadows from this article on gamedev.net. It uses an image for the penubmra and is fast, physically accurate and looks good in most situations, so I really like the ...
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DirectWrite Producing Strange Artifacts?

I've written the basis to my UI system around Direct2D. I like it because it's fast and easy to use (even if I had to do some messy work to get it to work with DirectX11). However, I notice when using ...
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Sprite sorting issues

I apologize for the vague title, I'm not sure how else to phrase this problem. I am using tIDE to assist me in my game's world development. To give a dynamic effect to map layers within tIDE, it has ...
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Need help with objects moving toward the player

I am making a 2D game with simple "gravity": everything is just pulled toward 0,0. The speed at which they accelerate towards it is GravityAcceleration up to MaxGSpeed. I also want the player to be ...
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Fixed time step with Akihabara

How could I implement fixed time step with Akihabara framework? I would like my avatar to move by fixed distances of one block as in Supaplex.
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Unity - 2D - Scaling to fit between two objects

The game is a top down 2d shooter and I'm facing trouble in doing this : - I got a player 2D ship - The player fires laser, which is a long thin image with box collider attached. - What I want is that ...
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2D Vector Graphics in XNA

I'm here today to ask about Vector graphics in XNA, my first question being whether it is possible or not. The only other question on here that I have seen in relation to this is simply asking which ...
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Implementing Normal Maps with Unreal 4 Flipbooks

I'm new to Unreal 4 and just started using 2D. I have normal maps for my sprite that I'd like to put in so that the sprite responds to light as if all the details were modeled in 3D. How should I do ...
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Unable to slice an image

I'm new to game development. I am trying to get two sprites from a single image. After selecting the image I change sprite mode to "multiple" and go to sprite editor. There in preview I draw ...
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Super Smash Brothers 64 AI

I have been playing the original SSB for close to 15 years now, and I am still amazed by the effectiveness of the AI (though by now I have to fight at least 2 level 9's for a challenge). Some of the ...
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Text within a gameObject boundries

I am working in a little project and I want to show text within a rectangle. for that I use a sprite(rectangle) and a child that contains a TextMesh as component. The text change during runtime, and ...
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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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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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Picking tiles in an isometric diamond map

I am rendering a isometric map with the following code: for(var x = 0; x < MAP_WIDTH; x++) { this.map[x] = []; for (var y = 0; y < MAP_HEIGHT; y++) { var screenX = ...
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2D Orthographic camera movement clamp in any orthographic size

I have a problem, which i currently can't figure out how to solve. I am trying to calculate a clamp value for world coordinates which have to respect any camera orthographic size.I bought an image ...
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Web-Based Traffic Simulation based on Discrete Event SImulation + AI

I'm working on the application of 2D web-based traffic simulation. I am looking for a library that is suitable for my application. I'm making an application based on discrete event simulation, each ...
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Using a Quad to cut out a Layer?

Looking for options on this, but I wanted to take a Quad (or other shape), apply a material to it, and have it cutout an entire layer, to reveal the layers below/behind it. Sort of like a portal ...
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How can I animate 2d sprite rotation without interpolation?

I would like to animate a weapon being swung in 2 frames - all I'm doing is changing the position and rotation of the weapon sprite. However, I don't want unity to interpolate the rotation (generate ...
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MonoGame - Fuzzy Pixels When Drawing (2D)

I apologize if this has been answered somewhere; I spent quite awhile searching but couldn't find an answer. I have any issue with my 2D sprites being drawn to the screen - either the non-moving or ...
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Tile Collision - subtracting a minor value to the box size

I'm having a certain problem when doing collision checks on bounding boxes that have their edges aligned with upper or right tiles. It shouldn't count as an intersection but I don't know a good ...
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Animation system for smooth character movement

For 2D games similar to the indie game Limbo, what kind of animation system or techniques do such games typically employ? I'm primarily interested in how the animation data is stored and used by the ...
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Zelda-style Top-down RPG. Storing data for each tile type

I'm creating a Zelda-style RPG using Tiled, C#, and MonoGame. When my code parses the .tmx file, it will get a number to associate with each tile type based off of their position in the tile sheet. If ...
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Sun & Moon Movement

I'm creating a 2D HTML5 Canvas Game and am stuck on how to go about animating my Sun & Moon. The current setup is basically setting the moon at -1024 on the X-axis and the sun at 0 and animating ...
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Pixel alignment algorithm

I have a set of square blocks, I want to draw them in a window. I am sure the coordinates calculation is correct. But on the screen, some squares' edge overlap with other, some are not. I remember ...
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box2dlights conelight rotation is off

I'm using libgdx/box2dlights for my game~ I have a conelight set up as such: ConeLight cl = new ConeLight(rh, 32, new Color(0f, 0.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f), 3, 0, 0, 0, 1); where "rh" is a RayHandler set to ...
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2D Platform Jump Animation

I have implemented the jump and want to add some animation to it. I have a tile for "preparing for jumping", one for jumping and one for landing. I use a time based system for jump and I already ...
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SurfaceView.Callback.surfaceDestroyed is called too early in Android

I'm making a simple animation application. Everything works as planned, except one little detail: About 50% of the time, exiting the application (Home or Lock button), makes the Logic throw a ...
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How to implement 2D Ai Wandering with 8 - directional movement using Perspective Images in unity 4.3?

My requirement is to move a 2D characters with perspective view images has to wander in game area by choosing dynamic path and according to that the AI character has to switch the animations based on ...
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Adding 2d hud/gui to a 3d game engine which has no 2d features

I have been following the 3d game engine tutorial series made by theBennyBox for a few months now, and have finally decided to create a game with it. My problem is that it is a 3d only engine which ...
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XNA 2D Stencil Buffer Rotation

I am currently working on a 2d game related to planets and am trying to get a stencil buffer working with rotation. I currently have a stencil buffer found from another related answer but it refuses ...
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How to make good looking bullets with a trail for top-down shooter?

So I am making a TD shooter and was wondering how to make fancy bullets. Right now I have a giant sprite of a bullet trail that is the bullet as well but it doesn't look that good. I am using libgdx ...
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Unity not updating sprite animations (possible bug)

I have a simple animation of a foot which i want to change sprites from one sprite to another, which is seen in the following two images: now as one can see in the animation timeline there is a ...