A game object is any object in a game that the player can see and/or interact with. The player object, power ups, enemies, platforms, walls, weapons (if collision detection is considered) and projectiles are all game objects.

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Unity 4 - Some Rigidbodies Won't Fall Asleep

I'm having this problem in the free edition of Unity 4.1 where rigidbodies aren't falling asleep (and yes, I've tried playing with the sleepVelocity and sleepAngularVelocity values!). I've read the ...
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Open World Object Management

I'm currently creating a system that essentially creates a world at run-time based on a seed I choose. In this system, I made it so that there are certain "chunks" that divide up different sections of ...
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How to deal with characters picking up and dropping objects in a 2D game [duplicate]

I'm quite new to game development, so would like to get a consensus on methods of doing this. My game features a 2D character that is able to pick up and drop objects, for example, a stick. My ...
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How do I make an equipped item affect the equipper?

I'm making a small text-based adventure in Objective-C. I have a Player class with four properties which represent the player's attributes (strength, agility, stamina, and intelligence). I also have a ...
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How can I create an extending chain like the hookshot in Zelda in Unity?

In the Zelda games, there is an item called the hookshot. It is a small mechanical apparatus held in one hand that acts similar to, but not the same as the gun. When it is triggered, the hook at the ...
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When to use an Array vs When to use a Vector, when dealing with GameObjects?

I understand that from other answers, Arrays and Vectors are the best choices. Many on SE claim that Linked Lists and Maps are bad for video game programming. I understand that for the most part, I ...
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I am looking for a word to classify Game Objects (Trees, Rocks, even Bridges) but NOT include Items/Characters [closed]

I am looking for a SPECIFIC definition that includes environmental game objects but NOT other game objects. Trees, Rocks, or even Bridges. NOT items, NOT weapons, NOT Characters, NOT tiles. I'm ...
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Best way to keep track of game objects

I'm not exactly sure how I should ask this question, and so the title may be misleading - I am not asking if I should use a list or a stack or a vector or a queue - but how I should go about keeping ...
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Why does this LUA code not render any objects on the screen? [closed]

Did I mess up something somewhere? If i put a putsxy in the same box, it renders a string just fine, but for some reason this code hates objects. What this code is supposed to do is render a set of ...
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Spawning enemies at way points [closed]

I'm trying to have my game spawn enemies when ever the player reaches a way point. Right now, I have this functionality working. When my player gets to the first way, the enemies spawn. He only moves ...
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Unity3d select empty gameobjects in scene

I have a pathing system that I am creating in Unity. When you add nodes to denote the path, I create a empty GameObject and render it in OnGUI as a square. The problem that I have is clicking on the ...
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Game-components and memory management

I'm stitching together the workings of a component based game engine, and as such have been deeply reading into many aspects of both game engine architecture and a fair amount of opinionated theory of ...
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Component-based object, traversal?

I'm working on a small C++ component based game engine, as such... Object Foo might extend GameObject and x number of component interfaces, like Renderable and/or Physical. So let's assume that Foo ...
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Unity scaling instantiated GameObject at Start() doesn't “keep”

I have a very simple scenario: A box-like Prefab which is imported from Blender automatically (I have the .blend file in the Assets folder). A script that has two public GameObject fields. In one I ...
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Actor and Sprite, who should own these properties?

I'm writing sort of a 2D game engine for making the process of creating games easier. It has two classes, Actor and Sprite. Actor is used for interactive elements (the player, enemies, bullets, a ...
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How to make an object stay relative to another object

In the following example there is a guy and a boat. They have both a position, orientation and velocity. The guy is standing on the shore and would like to board. He changes his position so he is ...
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Scrolling though objects then creating a new instace of this object

In my game when pressing the right mouse button you will place an object on the ground. all objects have the same super class (GameObject). I have a field called selected and will be equal to one ...
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How to get GameElements (RigidBody) size in Unity

I've made a prefab consisting of a Cube which I've first scaled to more resemble a brick. There's also a Rigidbody added to the cube (in the prefab). Now I want to use that prefab in a c# script to ...
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Recursive or linear gameobjects update?

I have a tree of gameobjects, so every node contains a list of children. In update function: Is it better to do recursive or linear walking through game objects. update() { update self; ...