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Freeze Player position temporarily?

I'm making a 2D sidescroller (although it's technically being made in 3D), and I need to freeze a player's position temporarily. With a RigidBody, this would be simple, but I can't think of how to do ...
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Mouse position to grid position not working

I have a function which converts my mouse position to grid position in the game but it is not working properly... its slightly off. I have two functions - one which converts from grid to screen ...
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Why would it be faster to render using multiple canvas elements?

This video suggests that rendering using multiple canvas elements helps performance. How does this work? The idea was to use one for the player, one for the enemies, another for the background, ...
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Aspiring game dev - Is HTML5 worth it? [closed]

I'm a college student who is fairly familiar with JS & PHP and have made a couple web apps for my previous job. I'm looking into working with Unity for my future game projects, but there is a bit ...
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Cocos2d js database connection from javascript

I have been considering to write a game in cocos2d js, that I wanted to be a turn based multiplayer game. I can't seem to figure out if it is possible with cocos2d js newest version to just add the ...
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HTML5 game : Secure way of saving score [duplicate]

I wrote a pretty basic game for colleagues to play : the player shoots on an enemy which has 50 lives while other smaller enemies pop randomly on the screen. The goal is to kill the main enemy as fast ...
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Algorithms for positioning rectangles evenly spaced with unknown connecting lines

I'm new to game development, but I'm trying to figure out a good algorithm for positioning rectangles (of any width and height) in a given surface area, and connecting them with any variation of ...
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Collision detection enhancement

I am developping a spaceinvader-like game. There comes the problem of how to handle collision detection. At first I was doing like that : forEach(fireBall : fireBalls) { forEach(stormTrooper : ...
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How do I add my phaser.js game to my pre-made web page?

First off, it's my first time doing a little bit of game development, and I have no idea of the normal flow of making a game, let alone a browser game. My game uses the phaser framework of HTML and ...
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WebGL - Luminance textures from JPG images

Is there any way to create a WebGL texture with Luminance format from JPG image? JPG images have 3 color channels and luminance texture has only one channel. The problem is that gl.texImage2D can't ...
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A problem with collision when a sprite changes size (Phaser framework) [closed]

I have a sprite in my game that changes size at certain points in the game. It changes size via the sprite.body.setSize method. Unfortunately, it seems that the sprite is unaffected by objects that it ...
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How can I mimic an isometric perspective using square tiles?

Can an isometric perspective be mimicked with traditional square tiles? Can't the effects of the 45-degree overhead view simply be "drawn in" to the square? How would this work? Picture this: the ...
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Phaser noob: Why is my Phaser game jittery? [closed]

I'm just getting started with HTML5 game development, and I'm very impressed with the quality of Run Pixie Run and bunnymark in both desktop and mobile, so I've started making a game using Phaser ...
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Creating Top-Down Race Track From A List Of 2D Points [duplicate]

My final year project for university is based on the idea that a two-dimensional top-down multiplayer racing game can be made using Google Maps to dynamically generate race tracks. The idea is that ...
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Open source level editor for HTML5 platform game? [closed]

A natty GUI editor is very helpful to create level map. I want to use some open-source choices rather than build my own from scratch. I found Tiled Map Editor but it doesn't work for what I want. ...
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Three.js camera turning leftside right

In Three.js I am trying to implement an orbiting camera can be rotated around the x and the y axis. I am using these two functions: function rotateX(rot) { var x = camera.position.x, ...
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cocos2d-js displays only one type of tile from a tmx file

I am using Tiled to produce a tmx which I use in my code using cocos2d-js. The problem is that when I run it on the browser, a wrong tile gets displayed, the first one of the image (0,0) and repeats ...
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If fixed timesteps are unreliable across web platforms, what can I use in my game loop?

As I have found out in my previous question, window.setInterval is not the best choice for a cross-platform game loop. What is my alternative for a game loop in Javascript that will (attempt to) run ...
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Equalling the rotation of an image with its object. Box2dweb

I have some hard time making the rotation of an image equal to the rotation object that the image belongs to. Simply put it, I don't know how to do it properly but i am not asking for a how-to guide ...
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Procedurally Generated Top View 2D RPG Map Generation

Procedural generation is a fascinating concept and is gaining popularity in the gaming industry. The thought of playing a game that has new content every-time the game is played is very exciting to ...
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Set a different animation rate for moving player NOT using a sprite

I am trying to start making a simple game using HTML5 with a canvas and some JS. I have a player whose movement I am comfortable with, but the rate at which the player animates when it moves is too ...
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Cocos Code IDE unable to find python

I am trying to create a new JavaScript project on Cocos Code IDE but every time it immediately give me the error message: Unable to find python. Please, click the setting button to set the python ...
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How to implement 2d collision detection that is immune to low framerate and fast movement? [duplicate]

I am trying to implement my own collision detection for a 2.5d voxel style platformer using Three.js. I have a problem with my implementation - if the framerate is too low or the character is moving ...
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Making my character jump [duplicate]

How do I fix my code? At the moment my character goes up for as long as you hold the up key. I want a more jump like effect where the character will drop back down when it reaches a certain height. ...
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Shadows in html5 canvas game

I'd like to ask for reference. I met an article about how to cast shadows in games. I'm using html5 canvas (currently without webgl) with javascript for my projects. The article mentioned above is ...
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2D Hitboxing on an HTML image [duplicate]

I want to make a turn-based game where the player is given "opportunities for attack." An image of the in-game sprite character appears when it's the player's turn to attack. The player can mouseover ...
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How do I cut off the edge of an image in a 2D JavaScript Array?

OK, I am trying to make a game that is a little bit like SimTower but utilizing HTML5 (particularly the canvas element) and JavaScript with a little CSS. I have ran into a couple of little problems ...
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How to access bottom canvas layer in HTML?

I have such html: <div id="main_window"> <canvas id="canvas_hex_logic" width="200" height="100"></canvas> <canvas id="canvas_ground" width="200" height="100"></canvas> ...
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Creating looping canvas animation (slot machine with reels)

I have a small assignment to create something like slot machine with spinning pictures. I have to use HTML5 Canvas. I would like to hear some opinions how this can be made simply and performantly. ...
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How do I make sure my tic-tac-toe AI always plays to a draw?

I'm working on a little project. The aim is to play Tic-Tac-Toe against an AI, but I require that the game always results in a draw against the AI opponent. How can I implement the AI to ensure that?
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Initial force to achieve orbital velocity

I'm attempting to get asteroid to orbit a black hole that is asserting gravity. Some parts currently work, like the black hole asserting gravity, attracting asteroids in and destroying them. And ...
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using delta timing is causing shake

I am using delta timing to account for potential drop in frame rate. Only trouble being when I do this, I can notice an ever so slight wobble. I checked out the following JSFiddle coming from a ...
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How do C# and JavaScript differ in Unity development? [closed]

Other than the obvious language differences, how do JavaScript and C# differ when developing games in Unity3D? Is there a noticable performance difference? Is the JS code packaged as-is? If yes, ...
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Simple track method for 2D car game? [closed]

I'm a new programmer and I am trying to make a 2D car game on an html5 canvas with javascript and JQuery. I have got the basic car motion down, check it out here: ...
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Variable Variables in unity using JavaScript?

I'm working on a custom built save system for a project a friend an myself are working on. Currently all variables that are saved to file, are stored as static variables in a global variables script ...
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Unity - Can't Shoot While Moving

Shooting does nothing while moving, but it works perfectly fine while standing still in my Unity project. As far as I can tell no one else has this problem. I just used the Character Controller first ...
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How do I lerp between values that loop (such as hue or rotation)?

View Demo I'm trying to make the joint rotate smoothly around the center of the canvas, toward the angle of mouse pointer. What I have works, but I want it to animate the shortest distance possible ...
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Moving a sprite towards an x and y coordinate

Given a sprite with an x and y coordinate, how would I move it toward another sprite with an x and y coordinate? I've already made it face towards the other sprite, and I've made it move towards the ...
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Text width phaser.js

Does phaser have any function that returns the width of the text or if not, how can I center text inside rectangle I've drawn? Thanks!
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How to lock aspect ratio when resizing game window in unity?

I want a scalable game window that when resized stays at 16:9 aspect ratio. The goal is for the user to be able grab the window on the right or bottom and resize it. The game should adjust the ...
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Offset during zooming to keep object within boundries

I have a simple zoom feature which lets the user zoom in and out. I'm having an issue how ever when i zoom out the object gets smaller to the point that the boundaries become broken. The idea is the ...
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Processing.js for loop not executing all the way

I'm trying to add elements to an ArrayList (in Processing.js, basically a javascript array) in a for loop. BEcause of the many objects I need to add, the for loop is not incrementing all the way ...
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How does browserquest handle tiles above players

How does browserquest handle tiles above an player? For example: When the player stands in front of the tree. the player will be displayed on top of the tree. When the player stands next to the ...
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How to manipulate browser pixels on different mobile devices

I'm creating a board game using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. It's working fine on Desktop browsers properly. But when i load it on Windows phone it's not behaving properly. The resolutions and the game ...
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How to move around in a map and remember position?

I am working on sound labyrinth game. My game is about a person getting trapped in the basement and the only way to navigate and get out is through sound. I have created a map over the basement and ...
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How to deal with extremly big numbers in javascript? [closed]

I am making a idle game like http://www.clickerheroes.com/ . I am doing it using createjs html library(doesnt matter). Anyways what i want to know is how i can deal with extremly large numbers that ...
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RPG game engine HTML5/javscript [closed]

I am planning to build a 2D RPG game (Zelda style). I am looking for a game engine that has the following features: Map editor to create maps (preferably orthographic grid), with solid objects, ...
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Balancing fight script in Text Based Javascript Game

I'm working on a little text based javascript game and I've been using chromes Javascript console for the output. The 'game' works off a series of methods written into an object called Player created ...
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Add a Countdown Timer that increments in JavaScript and resets per level(Resovled)

I am currently developing a Simon says type game using jquery and javascript. I have linked a fully copy of the game on github Github download and unzip to see the game fully ...
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Get speed from vector using box2d and javascript

I need to find the speed of an object in a game. The game is made in HTML5 with jquery and jquery.box2d. For this I can use these methods: GetLinearVelocity().x; GetLinearVelocity().y; I'm then ...