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How do I implement melee hit boxes for a top-down game?

For a 3D top-down game, how should I handle collision in melee combat? My game has no targeting system, so I can't use a simple distance check between attacker and target. What I am thinking is have ...
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How to properly do top-down aRPG melee attacks? [duplicate]

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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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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How can I unify the collision handling of melee/spell attacks in a networked environment?

I am trying to figure a good way to create the battle system of a game. The game is fast paced and the gameplay needs to be precise (think hack n slash) What I would like to achieve is a simple and ...
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What should the data structure of a flexible ability system look like? [duplicate]

Hi guys I am currently working on a turn-based RPG that will require me to create numerous abilities with little overlap. I've been looking to other games to see how their ability and combat system is ...
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What's the most efficient way to manage auras & buffs? [duplicate]

I would like to know, for a game that does NOT use a grid (1-dimensional movement, in fact); what is the cleanest way to manage buffs that change a unit's variables? My current system is going to be ...
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Calculate combat result between 2 units [closed]

I need to know the best way to calculate an outcome between 2 types of units. Each unit has 3 factors: Health, AttackPower, Defense There is also a last factor of anti-troop which says that one ...
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How to define a proper protocol for a turn-based combat system?

I'm working on the server side of a turn-based strategy game. The game has a really complex combat system, like: When you are hit, you summon a phoenix to attack the enemy that deals X damage, and ...
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Improving the monster tamer battle mechanics: 2 choices

I'm developing a new monster taming/hunting game and I wanted to make some changes to the battle mechanics. Which would you find more fun and can you offer any suggestions to improve on what I've ...
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Best way to calculate unit deaths in browser game combat?

My browser game's combat system is written and mechanically functioning well. It's written in PHP and uses a SQL database. I'm happy with the unit balance in relation to one another. I am, however, ...
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Rate-limiting players actions in a multiplayer game

I'm thinking about building a multiplayer game with combat between players and monsters. Actors need to have a maximum actions per minute, otherwise users could cheat by holding down the attack key. ...
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Checking for Weapon Collision in a 2D overhead RPG game

I'm starting development on a 2D overhead RPG game, and am wondering what the best approach for handling weapon collision and dealing damage to enemies is. I'm currently using a basic ...
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What behaviors should go into making a “non-perfect” AI combatant?

When making an npc combatant, it's easy obvious what to do to get a robot deathmachine by optimizing combat tactics, timing and attack types, but harder (and more interesting in a fight) to get an ...