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Making an iOS game like Age of Empires [on hold]

Hey me and two of my friends are students and trying to make an iOS game. We're two programmers (CS majors with experience in Swift / Java / Python / C / C++) and a graphics guy. We want to build ...
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Java Slick2d lighting using Raycasting

I am trying to make a top down view game in java using the Slick2d library, for lighting I wanted to do something like this : http://www.redblobgames.com/articles/visibility/. I was wondering if there ...
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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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How to flag interactivity to a player without an avatar? [on hold]

I'm working on the opening sequence of a game. As with many games there'll be an intro scene where the player can't do anything. And I want to transition smoothly to letting the player take control ...
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How to decide between strafing, turning etc for lateral character movement?

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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I want to sell my game ideas [on hold]

I have multiple ideas for video games that will alter today's thinking, and i want to sell my ideas. Or in better approach i would like to partner up with a company and make my vision a reality. How ...
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Post-mortem of a game that couldn't be [on hold]

I'm currently going over what happened with a team that I formed to make a game we couldn't start making due to teamwork problems, so I can learn what failed. I have no game portfolio (though I have ...
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Mobile game development [on hold]

I am new here and dont know much. I would like some advice, from experienced people, about where to begin to start developing mobile games, like which languages to learn, books, resources etc. I am a ...
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Tips on thinking of a good game mechanic? [on hold]

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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How do I get more information on gamification? [on hold]

I am new on Android development. I am working on an educational game project. I can use any information on gamification tools, concepts etc. Thnx in advance
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Which Language to Learn to Start Game Development [on hold]

I'm thinking about starting career in Game Development, which programming language should I learn and on which game engine. I like 2d Games
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Windows 10 UWP Game development [on hold]

I intend to create a simple 2D game for entire suit of Windows platform (UWP). I haven't used any game development engine or otherwise before. The game would basically have a simple physics engine, ...
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Make a person walk faster when standing on plane/panel in Unity?

Is it possible to make a person walk faster when standing on plane/panel in Unity without writing a lot of code? If so how? I am using the standard asset first person movement prefab.
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Where do I start? [on hold]

I am contemplating in learning game development, I have great passion in anlyzing games and I want tl take it to the next level.. Can you all give me constructive ideas to build upon? Hehe
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How to create video game music [closed]

I am a solo indie game dev,I kinda know gamemaker studio,I have fl studio 12. I really want to know how do I make my OWN video game music,I did a megalovania remix from undertale,Its not the full song ...
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How to make money in GTA V online [closed]

Can somebody tell me the ways you can make money in this game?I have been recently ahving trouble with money in this game. Any help would be appreciated.
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Highlighing and hit detection on a geographic game

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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Modularization in a project

I'm writing a C# game in Mono, and I want the game to be as modular as possible. I've started by writing the whole Item (inventory) System of the game in a seperate .dll library But I've hit a ...
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Collision with 2 of the same objects

I'm looking to make a button that is activated by two of the same objects, but the code I'm using doesn't recognize the second object as a different instance. Not the best explanation but here's 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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How to make an Actor follow my finger

I'm back with another question that may be really simple. I've a texture drawn on my spritebatch and I'm making it move up or down (y-axis only) with Libgdx's Input Handler: touchDown and touchUp. ...
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keylistener and synchronization

i have this code: public final class PlayerInput implements KeyboardInputHandler{ public static final int INVERTED_AXIS = 0; public static final int NORMAL_AXIS = 1; private Sprite sprite; private ...
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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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Implementing traffic conditions in TORCS

I am working on a project about "Effects of Traffic conditions and Track Complexity on Car Driving Behavior". Is it possible to implement traffic in TORCS, or should I use another car simulator? By ...
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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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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 ...
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Making a game as a tutorial? [closed]

I am in charge of a game development club at my school and I'd like to work on a project this summer that I could use as a tutorial next semester. I have never done anything quite like this so I was ...
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Where to start learning OpenGL with C++? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good learning resources for OpenGL? I have learnt C++ and made some cool text based games and such but I would love to start graphical programming. I'm a ...
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Good game design books? [closed]

I have some experience in creating, however I like to have some well written reference material to help me produce better products. Are there any game design books that are not aimed at a particular ...
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Do we need tutorials? [closed]

Children learn through play, which by it's core nature is subversive. In digital games we can enforce and feedback any arbitrary rules and do not require "conceptual rules" like don't step outside the ...
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EdTech game development [closed]

I'm creating an RPG / Adventure game with an educational foundation aimed at 7th-12th grade. I'm having trouble balancing quests and storyline with the foundational nature of learning. Meaning, ...
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What are your tips and tricks to successfully finish a hobby game project in your freetime? [duplicate]

How can I effectively manage a hobby game project?What are your tips and tricks to successfully finish a hobby game project in your freetime? How do you motivate yourself to keep it up and drive ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Scripting: to block or not to block

Context: I'm making a little "program your robot army" sort of game in Java in which the player writes Lua scripts (which are then run by LuaJ) to program their robots to do stuff. So far there are ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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What game mechanic can I use to show that the player character is bored?

I'm designing a part in my game where the player must notice that his character feels bored about a certain mundane task he is doing, without being boring for the player. By observing the game ...
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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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What should be contained in a game scene graph?

Would you help me to clarify, please, what what exactly should be contained within a game scene graph? See the following list, please: Game Actors? (obviously yes, all the objects changing state ...
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How to prevent players from getting lost during the onboarding phase of an RPG?

I've created a new RPG and tested it with some players. They like it, but get lost at certain points. For example, I'm using hotkeys to open modals, T to talk, and other buttons that do various ...
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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 ...