Term 'character' in games is usually associated with complex interacting game entities which represent either player itself or non-player entities (NPC).

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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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Automatic Movement

I am making my very first GAME in Unity 2d. At the moment my game consists of 2 walls a floor, a ceiling, and a square which represents the character. After watching some tutorials I have created a C# ...
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Character animation in physics-simulated environment

What are the standard solutions for animating characters in physics-simulated environments? Let me explain what I mean - in most games characters are pretty much excluded from physics simulation - ...
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Should character actions be considered states?

So I've been on a team that has been working on a game for quite a few months now and we're hitting some really nasty bloat problems with our character actions. Question in bold. Accompanying ...
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How to approach in-game character creation system alike Sims [closed]

I would like to implement an in-game character creation similar to the Wii/Mii system or The Sims using Blender and Unity. In what ways is this possible, other than (or in conjunction with) using ...
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How are game characters animated? [closed]

I will be working with my friends on our final year project. Our game will be FPS and I have to draw some animations for FPS view and other enemy character that can be programmed easily to make a good ...
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Child object free movement on Parent object

Just to be straightforward, I am completely new to many aspects of coding and am searching for different specs and guidelines to aid me on my journey to crafting a wonderful game in Epic Games' Unreal ...
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Level progression grid/chart [closed]

What I'd like to do is create a sheet where I can track character XP/level progression. I created this by hand: It's sloppy, but in the realm of what I'd like to generate on a computer. Each bar ...
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Can I make a “fan game” with characters of one game that already exists? [duplicate]

(I'm sorry about my english, I'm from Chile) Hi! I'm making a game based on Alone In The Dark, and the history would happen before the events on the game of PS1. However, I would like to make a game ...
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How do I make a character follow behind another?

I'm creating a game in C++ using OpenGL. I want to add a character into my game who, after meeting the main player, follows the player around. The follower should position themselves directly behind ...
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SVG—Adding fire to the roket

as you might expect, I have got a game in development, including a main character—fortunately… This character is on the one hand represented by a bunch of Box2D bodies and on the other hand, ...
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Box2D—how make character tilt

I have got a floating character, which should be a robot like thing, floating over the ground, whereby I am using the »hovercar« effect described here. Zhe Image below outlines the basic setup of the ...
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How does a developer ask for the rights to use a character?

What channels must a developer go through to ask for the rights to a character? I want to make a point and click adventure based on Freddy Krueger, and I know my chances are slim, but how do you even ...
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How can I simulate a floating character in Box2D?

I am creating a jump'n'run game using the Box2D physics engine. The main character should be a robot like creature without legs, floating over the ground powered by a jet engine. The motion should ...
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Which nodes of the Collada DAE are most relevant for game object/character use?

I'm really new to game dev / D3D. And I was looking to choose an intermediary format to work with and convert to my internally used format. Collada DAE seems to be good as it can export animation too ...
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Make bitmap moviment on android canvas using timer or handler/Runnable/postDelayed

Im trying to to move enemies on a android canvas, i have to update its x and y position every x time (run enemy.move() every x time). I got 2 problems: Currently im implementing my canvas redraw ...
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How can I delete an enemy's bitmap from a canvas?

I'm learning to create an Android shooter game where I'll have multiple enemies. I must control the position on the screen and be able to delete each of then (via, for example, a die() function). ...
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Switch character to play animation() in Unity3D using c# [closed]

I have two or more 2D character (Character A, B, n..). I made an animation on the character using the Animator class "AnimCharacter.cs". if i press the 'PgUp' character 'A' can call the function ...
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Does the protagonist's age matter in a 3rd person shooter? [closed]

There have been very young characters in modern games that wield weapons including firearms before. Two good examples include Ellie from The Last of Us, and Clementine from The Walking Dead. Whilst I ...
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How are scripted camera usually managed?

I noticed that many open games (think platformers, adventure, action...) have very complex cameras that appear to mix both automatic placement most of the time, and sort of pre-placed camera ...
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Ground contact point for animated character sprites in an isometric game?

I'm working on an isometric game. I have the 3D pre-rendered sprites for directions per state (walking/running, etc.) per frame. Now I need to know where a particular character stands on the ground to ...
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How to centralize stat/feat/equipment related changes in an RPG?

I have a game with an RPG system where derived stats, like HP,armor, etc depend on a variety of components: armor, stats and feats. I'm running into an issue where the code to change derived metrics ...
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How to save a character to be used in all Game States?

I am using C# and SFML. I am having a problem understanding how to save a character in memory, so I can use the character in any game state. Right now, the character is a class, and the player ...
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Designing Videogame Character Parodies [duplicate]

Was it okay to make a playable character when making a videogame despite its resemblance? For example, I'm making a 3rd-person action-platform genre and I have to make a character design resembling ...
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What's the name for the random animations played when character isn't doing anything else?

In many games, the main characters or enemies usually do some random stuff when idle other than just standing there breathing. For example, they may take a nap or eat some food. These add nothing to ...
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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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How can I make the “Strength” attribute more attractive to Wizard/Caster classes in a RPG game? [closed]

I have a game where, among many attributes, is Strength and Constitution. In Ultima Online, Strength was used for hit points. However, I would like to avoid this- as Hit Points are so incredibly ...
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2D motion synthesis for a human character

I want to make the player controlled character of my two dimensional sidescroller responsive to environmental forces, while still being controllable. I read about the commercial software product ...
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Representing feelings such as temperature, pain, smell, taste, hunger, and thirst immersively

In a totally immersive, simulation-type role-playing game, the player should not look at bars or numbers to keep track of his or her stats, so another method of showing these stats is needed. For ...
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Methodologies for deciding the number of characters a design should have? [closed]

I need to identify a maximum number of characters in a game so that I can provide a high number of choices without overwhelming the player. How do I determine the optimum set of characters to use in ...
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Does the gender of a game's protagonist affect sales?

Most protagonists of games are male. I imagine the conventional wisdom is that this is because We live in a patriarchal society, especially when it comes to game development, and The target ...
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Why is it that the majority of npc character models are roughly the same height in video games?

In the majority of video games I play, I notice that NPC's are the same height. What's up with that? It kinda takes me out of the experience, when I see ten people in a row that are 5 foot 8. Anyone ...
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projected textures not appear on the “back” of the mesh as well?

I want to create blood wounds on my character's bodies by using projected textures. I've watched some commentaries on games like Left 4 Dead and they say they use projected textures for the blood. But ...
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Alternative to unity's character controller

I wonder what you guy would do for a cheap replacement of character controller in unity. I try a bunch of implementation and they don't work at all, what I'm doing wrong? I'm trying to make a game ...
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How to balance hybrid classes?

In RPGs sometimes there will be hybrid-classed characters, ie, characters that can fill the roles of multiple characters. Sometimes they're really weak and useless because despite filling out many ...
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Load character animation on button press - Unity3D

I am new to Unity3D and I am going to develop a simple animation application. There is a human character and there are three button Eg:- "jump", "down" , "roll", I want to bind the animation files ...
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Legal issues concerning using superheroes in games

Before proceeding on with the idea of developing a mobile game that involves superhero characters from both Marvel/DC Comics, I am taking a serious dip into looking into things from a legal point of ...
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relationship between eye height and collision body in UDK

We are using the UDK in a research lab setting so we must understand exactly how tall users feel in the virtual world (camera position). By Googling and digging through code, we have discovered the ...
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UDK: Animating characters with weapons

I imported a custom character and a pistol model to UDK and both work, but the pistol doesn't appear with the animation of the pistol when I shoot or reload... Also, the character doesn't change its ...
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3D Character Development [closed]

First and for most. I do have a fair amount of experience programming. I have experience with many programming languages and I have taken a few courses in computer science. I have development some ...
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How do I export Daz3D characters into an XNA format?

How do I export 3D animated characters created in Daz3D studio to a format suitable for inclusion in XNA video games? I'm looking for instructions on how to make sure weight, bones, vertices and ...
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Simple 2D hair simulation/manipulation

I would like to simulate very simple hair in a 2D environment, and will need to be able to "brush" the hair. What I want to do: A 2D character is facing squarely towards the player. The player can ...
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Make a 2D character stop moving and going back when encounter an obstacle

I am using a 2d character who is sliding infinite ( huge incrementation of the X or Y value ) when moving. He can only move up, down, left, right inside a virtual grid, made of multiple squares. Now ...
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Moving a 2D character on a straight line

I am trying to create an Android Game and I am facing my first big problem. After reading blogs, tutos ... I am able to easily move a character with a drag and drop, make it move move to a touched ...
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Character jump animation is not working when I hit the space bar [closed]

I am having an issue with my game in XNA. My jump sprite sheet for my character does not trigger when I hit the space bar. I can't seem to find the problem. I have also include the code below to make ...
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How to apply effects that occur (or change) over time to characters in a game?

So assume that I have a system that applies Effects to Characters like so: public class Character { private Collection<Effect> _effects; public void AddEffect (Effect e) { ...
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Can I use a genetic algorithm for balancing character builds?

I'm starting to build a online PVP (duel like, one-on-one) game, where there is leveling, skill points, special attacks and all the common stuff. Since I have never done anything like this, I'm still ...
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Seeking first-hand information about cow intelligence, compared to other barnyard animals [closed]

Does anyone have first-hand information about cows? Specifically, how smart is the average cow compared to other common barnyard animals? examples: Sheep, goats, dogs, cats, turkeys, pigs, horses ...
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Character coding / programming

Lately I tryed a few times to create characters for some games, but at some certain point (especially when collision detection came in) everything became messy and the interaction between chars, the ...
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File Path Characters

I have a simple question that I can't find a answer to: With the .NET Framework what is the difference in saying "folder1/folder2/file" and "folder1\\folder2\\file" in a file directory? Is there even ...