A set of rules that govern an in-game experience. Game design is an effort to come up with game mechanics that allow for players to have a fun and engaging experience.

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How to check collsion for two same objects in java? [on hold]

I've got class Enemy and I want to check collision between two instances of this class. Is there way to do it in java?
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Protecting/Handling game data

I have been working on a web based game, in which involves a lot of javascript/PHP. My question is what is the most secure way to handle any data being passed between the two languages? At this ...
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Choose your own adventure - choices stack

I'm currently building a choose your own adventure game. Now it's easy enough to have one outcome to every choice and create a linear flow, but is there a good algorithm for having all previous ...
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I want to make my first video game [on hold]

I want to make my first video game, but I don't know where to start. I have watched some videos about how to make video games, but I'm still kind of stuck. Any ideas?
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how do i make an object in gamemaker only overlap on one side?

I am making a small flash game in game maker 8.0 pro and I need some help. In my game, the character is in an office with cubicles. I need my character to be able to walk behind and in front of the ...
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How can I create click and drag for a 3D Jenga game in Unity?

Essentially, I am trying to create a game that mimics Jenga. Right now I have made it so that the blocks collide with each other and have gravity, everything works very well. The one thing that I am ...
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Correct order of entity updates and collision detection

I'm trying to simulate a number of units walking in a single file. My update loop looks like this: for each unit: n = compute next position if n is empty then move to n If I start the loop ...
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FPS game UI theory [closed]

Are there any researches concerning FPS game interfaces? I'm interested in analyses of designing & positioning UI-elements. The only thing I can find are blogs and articles about immersion in ...
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Good idea to unlock lower difficulty maps when a higher difficulty map is beaten? [closed]

Imagine a game with different maps. Each map has 3 levels of difficulty, Easy, Medium and Hard. So an experienced player would play a new map on Hard, as the other 2 modes are way to easy for that ...
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create continuous snake like slither.io MonoGame c# [on hold]

I need help creating a snake with continuous smooth motion like slither.Io up till now I just can't find any but the grid snake. EDIT: Following a curve with the snake, Grow that snake.
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Earth-like acceleration seems slow

I wanted to make a kind of "fill the box" style game where you hold down to increase size of a ball that falls when you let go, end goal being covering a percentage of the screen. Anyway, I wanted to ...
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Moving CCNode with constant speed in cocos2d

I want to move the object (CCNODE) with constant speed in any direction , what i have did till now is applied a force to object at start to get it moving and set elasticity as 1 and friction as 0 to ...
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Simple way to shoot bullets from a ship at angles for shoot em up

Just like the title says. I'm working on a shoot em up for a personal project, and I can't seem to get this to work. I don't have any code for it, but I do have the code to make my ship shoot, but ...
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Verify which bubble is connected to top using DFS

I am working on a bubble shooter game in this game i have implemented searching using DFS as suggested in this link, and this is working fine. Update Here is my code for DFS -(void)callDfs:(int)...
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How to make a gameobject Scale up from another GameObject script

I'm trying to make a GameObject grow in scale from touching this one, and when a set amount of scale is reached destroy this GameObject ( the one who scales up the other). My problem so far is that ...
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What's the economical design difference for a global auction house or seperate auction traders?

I'm playing The Elder Scrolls: Tamriel Unlimited and there we have local auction houses. (Thy don't have auctions, but I keep the term to not get confused in the following text.) I can see the ...
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Uniform Interpolation?

In currently developing a little local Multiplayer game. In using Interpolation to make the player and entitys move smoothly but there's one problem, im using Interpolation, that looks like this ...
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Object orbitting 2D circle java

I'm using this code to make a square that orbits a circle . When i use it however the rect(); is quite far away from the circumference of the circle, i would like to make it closer. All variables are ...
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Make a 2D shape “orbit” a circle which has already been drawn in JAVA [duplicate]

I Have a circle, I want to make a shape (for now just a rect();) orbit around that circle. The x position of the circles center is represented by XPos and the y by YPos, the radius is represented by ...
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How to make a Sprite have multiple armors/weapons/Accesories [duplicate]

I am currently developing a game that involves a multitude of weapons, armors, etc. I am using UE4 currently as an engine because I found that easy to use. Currently in development I have found myself ...
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How do I make a game over screen like Temple Run or Subway Surfer?

When you die in one of these 2 games I took screenshots of (Temple Run and Subway Surfers), what exactly comes up to say "Game Over" and posts your score and all-time high score? Is it a different ...
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Create a collision detection system

Public Class Game 'NORTH = 1, EAST = 2, SOUTH = 3, WEST = 4 Dim myFont As Font = New Font(New FontFamily("Microsoft Sans Serif"), 16) 'CONSTANT VARIABLES Const RESOLUTION_WIDTH As Integer = 800 '...
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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 to calculate the outcome of a battle?

My game's war system is pretty straightforward, so I will give you a brief overview. You assign soldiers to commanders, and you also assign equipment. Equipment being weapons (e..g: rifles, pistols, ...
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What are the reasons for MMOs to have level caps?

In many MMOs players character progression is artificially capped, e.g. by level 60 or 90 or 100 or whatever. Why do MMOs have these level caps in the first place? Why not just allow characters to ...
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How can I encourage players to “talk to” to each other in team-based games?

With the goal of attracting a certain kind (highly sociable, that is) of players, I have wondered what game mechanics require, or at least encourage, players to verbally (I'm assuming an advanced text ...
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How can I connect multiple explorable regions into one large map?

I am planning a 2-D science fiction game involving spaceships. A major thing that I am having trouble figuring out is how to create a 2-d array of smaller maps that the player can explore. My ...
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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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A single libgdx gamescreen with pop-up menu, getting ready, hud and game over?

Is it possible and practical to have only one screen, like a GameScreen class, where the menu, getting ready (plus instructions), hud (only score) and game-over screens can pop-up when needed. Can 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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Are there any good html 5 mmo design tutorials? [closed]

Hey all. I got a rather inspired after playing gaia online's zOMG and wanted to revive an old project idea I've had laying around for a few years now. I'm looking to work with html5 (ie canvas, svg ...
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c++ opengl sdl game engine tutorial

I have a decent knowledge of sdl,opengl and fmod. i am looking for a recent tutorial or book on the basic of making a game engine. Most of the book and tutorial i found are using old dead library like ...
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Most effective approach when creating % chance of something

When dealing with % chance in a game what are the most effective ways to achieve this? When I use random.random()[python] or Math.random()[javascript] and use an if/elif/else conditional it seems like ...
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Peer-to-peer hostless competitive games of chance? [closed]

I'm wondering - have any games been ever created that are: peer-to-peer without one peer being designated as host competitive (not cooperative, players play against one another) provably fair (there ...
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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 can a game handle all characters at once?

This question is just to gain knowledge about how a game can handle so many characters at once. I am new to gaming so I beg your pardon in advance. Example I am creating a tower defense game in ...
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Time/duration handling in strategic game

I'm considering developing a space opera game, having already done some game design. Technically, though, I'm coming from a business applications background. Hence I don't really know how I should ...
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Canvas/Paint Mechanic

I am currently working on an idea for a unity game app with a canvas mechanic. I understand I may have to use particles for the brush/paint f/x however I can not think of a way to add collision ...
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Modeling player mechanics with a finite state machine

I have three states standing walking jumping When I press D standing transitions to walking. The velocity will be set to a defined value and the player moves. When I release D walking transitions ...
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How to design a turn-based game which is easy for humans but difficult for AI?

Until recently, Go used to be of the last bastions of turn-based no information-hiding games where world-class human players could not be defeated by computers. But now this bastion has fallen, as the ...
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How can I discourage camping while still supporting a “sniper” style of play?

I am trying to add features into a third person shooter that suit a sniper style of play, in addition to the current rush/deathmatch style it was designed for. The current gameplay is similar in style ...
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What do you call the Call-of-Duty-style health system?

In games like Call of Duty (and many, many other FPSs), there is no visible health bar; instead, as the player takes damage, their vision is slowly obscured by blood that seeps in from the edges. As ...
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How do they made Pokémon games so flawlessly balanced? [closed]

I find it hard to believe how well balanced the Pokémon games are. Not just within the games, where you'll find amazing balance from the very beginning to the very end, but, surprisingly, even when ...
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What is the difference between “stealth” and “social stealth?”

I was recently researching the stealth mechanics of several games and I stumbled across the distinction of "stealth" (eg. Splinter Cell series) vs "social stealth" (eg. Assassin's Creed series). What ...
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What technique should I use to implement the following type of “diggable” terrain?

I'm trying to replicate a certain game mechanic from the game Diggles. This game takes place in a vertical cross-section of the earth and allows the player to dig tunnels and caves into the ...
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How to start encouraging team collaboration?

I am working on converting a single player game to multiplayer, but I am concerned that if I simply do a 1-1 conversion, even in modes with "multiple players" there won't be any incentive for team ...
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Adversarial Search AI having problems with too many choices

I'm a game designer working with a set of coders trying to create a card game. Currently we're trying to implement a drawing mechanic in which you choose which card you draw, but the Adversarial ...
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Open-World objective/goal idea [closed]

My game is an open-world. But i'm stuck on the goal/objective. Is there a list of goals/objective for an open-world games?