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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Managing and rendering bullets

This question is language/framework (etc) agnostic, but if you think it makes a difference, I'm using OpenGL ES 2 on Android. I'm developing something similar to Galaga and I'm not entirely sure how ...
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Mixing interpolation with extrapolation in multiplayer game

I am creating a multiplayer drag racing game and have difficulties mixing extrapolation and interpolation. To save network bandwidth i am getting information from the opponent only on his button ...
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Android Bitmap: Collision Detecting

I am writing an Android game right now and I would need some help in the collision of the Pawns on screen. I figured I could run a for loop on the Player class with all Pawn objects on the screen ...
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How Do Game Timers Work?

I don't understand the whole game timer things, I know XNA comes with one but im realying on VSync to do the work rather then a game timer. I know what they are It's just can someone show me of a ...
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Algorithm for optimal control on space ship using accelerometer input data

Does someone have a good algorithm for controlling a space ship in a vertical shooter game using acceleration data? I have done a simple algorithm, but works very badly. I save an initial ...
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Letting the user draw a Polygon Body and Image

In my game, I want to provide the user with a drawing feature. By free hand drawing, the user creates a polygon shape. Then, in my game implementation, I have to create a body for the found vertices ...
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LibGDX polygon caching

I am developing an Android game using LibGDX and I have big world map made of polygons. I use PolygonSprite and PolygonSpriteBatch, when I render map, I get 30-35fps and it feels laggy. I wonder if ...
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Creature experience gain RPG

Imagine some creatures that fight and gain experience when they win. After some experience, they level up. Im trying to define a well balanced fair model. I Designed 3 types of growing (Slow Medium ...
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Calling interactivity functions from object classes

Let's say I have a class object_door. An instance of said class is now in the game world in a locked state. Now to enable the player to open it, he needs to attempt to pick the lock. So I was ...
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Determine speed of sprite

I'm trying to calculate the speed of my sprites in Cocos2d but I'm having some difficulties. I'm not sure which units of time/speed cocos2d uses. My background sprite moves 2 positions to left each ...
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NavMesh agents pushing other NavMesh Agents in Unity Pro

Using the NavMesh system in Unity, I created pathing system for my player character as well as the enemy AI. When a group of enemy NavMesh Agents surround my player character, they can be pushed out ...
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new direction math for android sample app Snake

I am playing with Android sample app Snake. The code for the original snake-move direction math is below. It is very simple. The direction is determined by which quadrant the touch is in based on the ...
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How to handle Null Pointer Exception in libGDX's Box2D ContactListener?

What's up everyone, I am heuristically producing a Pong clone in Box2D via libGDX. The Null Pointer Exception is originating in the ContactListener's beginContact() method in which I am trying to ...
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360 degree gravity game mechanic like “They Need To Be Fed” game

I am a fan of "They Need To Be Fed" game and I want to understand the game mechanic at a deeper level. What are some good resources for the basic Box2d (or similar) physics behind the 360 degree ...