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How to create a realtime 3D walkthrough with Blender? [on hold]

I am not a game developer and its not my domain. I am a Biotechnology student. A part of my project requires making a realtime walkthrough of a 3D house. Someone suggested me to use Blender. But here ...
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What is the more efficient way of implementing 3d TD maps

This question is more on the design aspect than coding. I am working on a 3d tower defense game, where essentially each map is built on a 27x37 grid (not using real units), filled with walls(cubes ...
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Lost in Development [on hold]

My name is Julian Ngolla. I am a 20 year old biology major who is a junior at Hunter college in NYC. In other words i am constantly busy and am basically broke. Ever since i was a kid me and my ...
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Is it illegal to sell my original Video game music for a fan game? [on hold]

So I am making an original video game soundtrack for a fan game I have started developing. The thing is that I want to sell this soundtrack on BandCamp, and IDK if it's legal sense I am going to be ...
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Do I need ONLY unreal engine to make 3d games like watch dogs? In terms of tools [on hold]

I know I need a game engine to make 3d games, but I don't know what else I need. Can unreal engine help me build a game from top to bottom without needing to switch between applications to do ...
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Concerns about using a 3D tileset grid

I'm thinking of implementing a 3D tile system for my engine, and tie it to it's world streaming system as well. As in, using it for it's terrain for an open world in an engine that theoretically can ...
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Re-volt 2 android game cannot start with wifi says server communicqtion delay [closed]

I download Re-volt 2 multiplayer android game. But, this game only start with mobile data and never start with wifi . When mobile data on this Game start smoothly but when i was using my wifi and ...
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Size for Pixel art in economic simulator for iPhone [closed]

I'm trying to make a 2D economic simulator staged in medieval times. Basically you build a village and you have to manage it's economy. For now my target is the iPhone 6 in landscape mode, but since I'...
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Story branching (choice) system that doesn't limits to only the main character's actions [closed]

The game I'm developing has, in some parts of the storyline, choices that the player can make, which would lead in a different branching, depending on the choice. But some of these choices aren't for ...
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programming a game artificial intelligence programmer [duplicate]

Does a artificial programmer program the attack speed and attack values for a game,or does the game designer program the attack speed and attack values for a game
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who programs attack speed in a game [closed]

Is it the game designer that programs attack speed and attack values for the player in a game, or does the artificial intelligence programmer program attack speed and attack values for the player in a ...
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Use an instance or a class for game resources (wood,iron,gold)

So I'm making a game where you can send ships to locations to sell or buy resources like wood, iron, gold, etc. Now I was wondering how the resources should be created in de game. I came up with 2 ...
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I Need help with Match-3 mechanics in Gamemaker

Engine used: Gamemaker Studio, Professional Edition Note: I just saw a suggestion to use an array/matrix, and that's probably infinitely more useful and easier than what I'm doing right now (free-...
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How does game engine in language A and game logic in language B work? [duplicate]

What I'm trying to understand. A lot of games, Like Crea by Siege games and Viking Squad by Slick Entertainment. Uses of course an graphics library/engine for there game but one language ...
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Is it legal to make a clone of a game? [duplicate]

first time on the gamedev stack exchange and I was wondering if fighting mechanisms can legally be cloned and be used in a game. For instance, like in the earthbound series, the rolling hp counter or ...
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Detecting collision of multiple moving objects

I have wrote a simple game that has a 100 balls bouncing off the borders of the canvas. Each ball is an instance of ball class function that has the following definition: var cnv = document....
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Is correct to calculate values in percentage, using the total number of iterations?

Trying to clarify the problem. Imagine a factory that produce soccer balls; if you produce 1 ball, it will take a certain amount of game cycles. For sake of simplicity, let's say it could take ...
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How to decide between strafing, turning etc for lateral character movement? [closed]

I have been studying the character movement of many 3rd person games. But just when I think I have come to understand the conventions or found a pattern, it seems I come across another game which does ...
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Tips on thinking of a good game mechanic? [closed]

I am trying to make a turned based rpg and I really want to know how can i make original game mechanics like Undertale with it's sparing system.I am not really that creative to think of a good game ...
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Categorizing Projectiles in an arcade shooter (multiple inheritance?)

I have been working on a simple arcade shooter in Java in the vein of missile command/space invaders. I've made a base Projectile class and have been extending other Projectile types from it. This ...
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Highlighing and hit detection on a geographic game [duplicate]

I'm developing a geographic game where you select a country and it highlights. At first I thought about using 196 images (1 for the world, 195 for each country highlight) with the same size, and the ...
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Entity component system - game progression

I'm quite new to game development (but not to programming) and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best way to handle inter-world communication. What I mean is this: I've been reading about ...
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Masters in Computers Science OR Game Design and Development? [closed]

Hey guys so I've been very confused on what path to take in terms of education. I'm a soon to be computer science graduate with a BS in Computer Programming. My hope is to one day land a job in the ...
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Direction buttons for Android game

I am new to Android development and i am trying to develop a game. I have a basket which is used to catch different objects which are falling down randomly. Now to catch those objects, i am currently ...
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Libgdx - changing tiledmap smoothly, Tween engine maybe?

First question here, so bare with me if I make a mistake or two. Long story short I'm currently developing a side scroller game in java with libgdx, which uses tiledmaps from the tiledmap creator ...
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Quill18 Tutorial broken or Have I broken something?

Busy following a Quill18 Tutorial for a Tower defence game and It keeps giving me an error(NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object Solution 'TowerDefence') Now I ...
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Ways to present levels overview [closed]

I'm working on a game that will have lots of (more than 100) levels. The player has to finish a level before she can play the next one, but also can play levels again that are already finished. Now I'...
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LibGDX simple button with image

I want to make two image buttons (play, restart) in my main menu screen but I dont know how to do it. I tried this: Texture playTexture = new Texture(...) Image playImage = new Image(playTexture) ...
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Turn Radii and speed calculations

Ok guys I'm an aspiring game designer and I'm trying to develop a racing board game using real life as a basis for my mechanics. The problem im having is I'm not very mathematically inclined I found ...
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Does a Standard Exist for Game Entity View Frustums

I was just recently adding the ability for my in-game entities to have their own Frustums, with the intentions of making them able to see enemies later down the road of my development cycle. My custom ...
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10 weapon types, 2 proficiencies, rock-paper-scissors relationship?

I want to make a game where there's a total of 10 general weapon types. I want any given character to be able to be proficient with 2 of the weapon types. Looking at the fact that 10 is an even number,...
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Tile base Farm Simulation in Unity

I am thinking of creating a sprite base 2d top down farm simulation game. The game uses tiles and I was wondering (conceptually) what is the best way to handle the farm tiles. Each tiles should have ...
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Multiplayer through blocked Firewall Ports?

im currently trying to develop a little game. I thought it would be a great idea to implement coop multiplayer, only lan. So i took kryonet and created a server. On my home wlan it works great im able ...
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How to scale bitmap font without having it pixelated

How do i increase the size of a bitmap font without having it get pixelated, in libgdx?
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Why have the player pick up loot manually?

From a game-design perspective, I was wondering what the mechanic of manually picking up items off the ground does for the player. Keep in mind that items that fall on the ground can most likely be ...
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How to limit and direct player's view in VR?

We are making a VR game where the player will look at the world through the eyes of his character who sometimes moves on his own, so the player is only observer. The character will rotate his body ...
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Android Studio:ive desing my game to fit 1080*1920.how to scale it to different sizes? [duplicate]

all the bitmaps in my app are scaled for 1080*1920,so when i run my game on a smaller or larger screen it breakes...i know i can manually scale each one of the values to fit the screen size,but it ...
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How to desing an RPG system with regard to PVP [closed]

When you design a RPG system focused on PVE, one usually goes "mob of level X has Y hp and Z damage". How about when we do PVP with multiple classes? Lets say we go Diablo, so we have STR/DEX/INT/VIT,...
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Terrain rendering using Geometry Shader

my idea is render an entire terrain based on heightmap using geometry shader, i am parsing only one point per quad of terrain with the heights of the corners, however for some reason i am not being ...
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Visual cues in a full 3D game to help the player to identify the location of each object

I am working on adding some visual cues to the player to help identify where each objects are in 3D. In many space games, there is usually an indicate on the edge of screen that reflects the direction ...
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Packing a load of irregularly shaped textures with UV bounds into a single texture

I'm developing a 2D game that uses a very large and varied set of high resolution tiles. Some of the shapes are large and diagonal, so when when it comes to batching all of the images into a single ...
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Authoritative Server Movement and Collision

I am attempting to write a proof of concept in preparation to do my first networked game. I have decided to do an authoritative server with client side prediction. I am trying to implement my ...
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Ads are loading, but not showing?

TL;DR: My interstitial ads in my game are successfully loading, but when I call .show() on them, they don't show up! I have followed these directions, and the ads load succesfully, but don't show ...
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Libgdx, actor touchlistener not working

public class Main extends ApplicationAdapter { SpriteBatch batch; OrthographicCamera camera; Stage stage; Image greyback; Image circle; private float width; private float height; @Override ...