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The creation and layout of the individual rooms/stages/sections in which the game takes place in.

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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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Infinite loop of prerendered 3d graphic

I have a game where I want a never ending pathway for the character to walk along. So in my 3d modeling tool I created a path like this: now I want to loop that model over and over in my ...
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How can I make backtracking interesting?

When a player navigates a space for the first time, it is very interesting: the content is new, the dangers are unknown, paths need to be found. However, various situations force the player to ...
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Manage game objects depending on visibility [closed]

I'm trying to create an adventure game in 2D and I'm thinking about map management/objects. Here is what I've got in mind in terms of modelling: Now, I would like to create entities based on ...
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How to detect Lagoons and Lakes on a random Island Map

I have an engine which generates random Islands. At the moment it tends to generate quite a lot of lagoons and lakes. I would like to know of a feasible way of detecting them so that I can mark them ...
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How to limit players to low-level content before they advance, if they can't die

I am making a game with the basic RPG elements: levels, xp, items, currency, stats, spells and monsters. The only different thing is that the player doesn't have hitpoints, you can't die. It's a ...
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How to be sure that a target goal in a match 3 game level will not be impossible?

This is clearly not a coding problem but the logical one. I am starting to learn how to make a match 3 game. but there is a question rising in my mind. when i will set goal to complete the level, how ...
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Graphical Designer for creating in game objects

I am creating a 2D endless scrolling game . The game needs to have a repetitive object , say a building with random width and height . But the basic color and features like window shape of the ...
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How to properly generate walls simulating perspective around stone in a cave-like level made of squares?

Long story short. My levels tiles currently look like this: And i want them to look like this: My levels are designed as 400x400 squares of proceduraly generated 0's and 1's, 0 representing ...
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Creating a seamlessly looping 2D multiplayer level?

A discussion came up recently about how to create a 2D side-scrolling multiplayer game that can have an looping level design (Think of Starbound and how their worlds are looping). I thought the ...
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What are some ways to store level data in a game like Gunpoint? [closed]

Gunpoint is a 2D stealth game available here. I was wondering how you might go about storing level data for a game like this. I'm mostly concerned about how the collision detection is saved. There are ...
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Random/procedural generation of puzzle-platform levels

I have an idea for a puzzle-platform game where the levels would be randomly generated. Creating a random generation is relatively simple. What's not easy is checking that randomly generated level to ...
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Drawing geometry to an SDL_Texture?

As a direct result of this question that I asked a few days ago, I want to draw potentially-complex geometry to a SDL_Texture or, I suppose, an SDL_Surface. Ultimately, I want the foreground of a 2D ...
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Is it possible to use Unity components individually outside of the Unity Studio?

Such as physics, rendering or math libraries/objects. I would like create a project which would benefit from a few game engine related things but rather than use a mixture of separate libraries I ...
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XNA - Store and define level event [duplicate]

I am currently developing a game in C# using XNA/MonoGame and I face an issue to manage and store my level event. I store my level in XML (Enemies, Spawn location...) and I would like to store my ...
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How big a transition from programmer to modeler/level designer/creator [closed]

So I think I may take a break from the programming side, I have put in 6 hard months learning C++ and graphics theory, I have learned a huge amount but over the last few days have been studying level ...
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How much a scene would be done in 3D modelling program before exporting? [closed]

What I am trying to work out is, when creating a level, or section of a level, how much is created in the modeling package before it is exported, take the scene in the link. Would this whole scene be ...
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How can I randomly generate 2D tile-based side-scroller terrain?

I want to randomly generate a map for a 2D sidescroller game using the following tileset: I have found a few great articles on the bitmasking process, for example: ...
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World / tileset modeling for large and evolving environment?

I have a world that I'm starting to contemplate modeling. Initially I was going to track variables, but then realized that I have at a large number of variables that affect each "tile" and then there ...
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How do I create indoor scene lighting? [closed]

I'm building the inside of a space ship in Unity as POC. I need info on scene lighting. Rooms, corridors or just in general how to make an enclosed scene look great with lights. Keep in mind this is ...
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NPC Dialogue directing the player [closed]

I recently gave a build of my game to some people and asked for any thoughts. One of the ones I keep getting is, 'I didn't know where to go first, but I guessed.' The problem is, I'm still getting ...
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What is the term for the level progression paradigm in Bejeweled?

Looking at the various level progression paradigms for my puzzle game, I decided to rule out the common ones such as 3-star per level, linear campaign-like story, etc. I like the idea of Bejeweled's ...
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Level Editor for iOS Games [closed]

What would be the best way to design "Angry Birds" - levels. I wanna develop my own Angry Birds but I don't know how I should design the levels. Is there any good tool/level editor for that? The app ...
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How to store and parse story actions in XML

I been working on a game in Unity that reads its story (Actions, scene descriptions, NPC's, ect...) from an XML and have been wondering there was a better way to store actions based on player data ...
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How do I make a shaped fluidSurfaceActor in UDK?

I'm trying to make a fountain for my level in UDK. I've made the base of a fountain by using a Cylinder build and now I'm trying to put water in it. I want to use the fluidSurfaceActor but I notice ...
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How do I choose the scaling factor of a 3D game world?

I am making a 3D tank game prototype with some physics simulation, am using C++. One of the decisions I need to make is the scale of the game world in relation to reality. For example, I could ...
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How can I make the “Strength” attribute more attractive to Wizard/Caster classes in a RPG game? [closed]

I have a game where, among many attributes, is Strength and Constitution. In Ultima Online, Strength was used for hit points. However, I would like to avoid this- as Hit Points are so incredibly ...
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how to design and develop game level(stages) [closed]

I need some expert opinion about game level design. I've been developing android game(2D) using LibGDX framework inspired from below sample game. LibGDX sample Drop game I've customized this game ...
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List of 2d action games with level editors [closed]

Action game level design is hard. If you want to hone your skills at designing action game levels, the problem is that first of all you have to make a good game, with good controls, interesting ...
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When should I start designing levels? [closed]

I'm working on a puzzle game. I thought of a core mechanic, implemented it, tuned it and now I have something I'm happy with. I'd really like to build a few levels before I work on stuff like UI and ...
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Collision detection with an irregular curve

I'm building a custom physics engine to accompany a level-editor. This image shows how the level-editor outputs levels: Now, some explanation is in order. The curve is defined by the red points. ...
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Handling creation of enemy sprites in a level

I am trying to build an RPG tile-map based game. Currently I am going to set enemy sprites that will be repeating their motion in fixed path. Suppose that I have a level map, which has got width 3 ...
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Separating data from model and successfully visualizing it

This is a bit of a design question that I'm struggling with. I have a data model and an entity model. The data model is, of course, what is (de)serialized to represent my levels and entities within ...
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Is it more efficient to store my tile grid as a dictionary or an array?

I've just started making a video game in AS3, and I'm trying to keep the graphics, sound, and actual game state in three completely different spots and sets of classes. That being the case, the ...
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How does level design work in 2D Java games with multiple levels? [closed]

I'm building a small platformer game with multiple levels, similar to old-school Mario, and I was wondering how devs created levels. This is my first game, so I'm pretty new to design & such. I've ...
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How can I show xna graphics content in a control on a form in xna?

I was able to create a form in xna using "Add Windows Form", named "Form1" then adding: Application.EnableVisualStyles(); Application.SetCompatibleTextRenderingDefault(false); Application.Run(new ...
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Random/Procedural vs. Previously Made Level Generation

What the advantages/disadvantages of using random/procedural generation vs. pre-made levels? There seems to be few that I can think of, other than the fact that items may be a problem to distribute ...
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Level Representation in a 2D Game

I would like to create a 2D game, where a character should move on a stage/level. My stage would be static, constructed some little cubes, similar to the well-known Mario game: some of the elements ...
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How would I implement a level for a vertical shooter game

I've been working in my free time on a vertical shooter similar to Xenon 2 Megablast. It's a tribute of sorts to the game that destroyed a considerable part of my childhood. I've got the basic stuff ...
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What tools/software are used to make the environments/levels/maps in games? [closed]

This question has probably been answered before but I've not been able to find the answer, since I'm not able to frame the question with brevity. So the whole question is :- The worlds/levels that ...
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Is it possible to design Android game(AndEngine) levels using XML? [duplicate]

I am developing a game. In the game there is a lot of levels. Is it possible to design game levels using XML? Or what are different ways to design game levels? Please help me. Give some link or ...
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When do assets get loaded into video memory? [closed]

Specifically when do textures / geometry load into video memory? Do objects need to be in a direct line of sight (on screen) or are they drawn in at a certain camera radius? Obviously thing like ...
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What is the better way of generating levels in android game using LibGDX

I downloaded the source code of metagun for android from https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx/tree/master/demos/metagun/metagun-android The game uses a png image to create the level. It uses the ...
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Books on layout and space sequencing in game design

I'm currently looking into level design books. So far I've read two, The How's And Why's of Level Design and the Ultimate Level Design Guide. While both were useful they did not discuss layout and ...
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Space Shooter “level” generation

I'm currently working on a 2.5D space shooter and there will be a survival mode in the game. I'd like a few suggestions on how to tackle the enemy generation problem. This is not procedural ...
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Why don't we use octogonal maps instead of hexagonal maps?

I understand the advantage of hexagonal tiles over square ones. But why aren't octagons used instead? I would think they would provide better, more natural movement in eight directions. I was ...
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Level Modeling Workflows in Maya for Unity

I'm wondering what the standard workflow for modeling static levels for Unity (or for that matter, other High-Level engines) is? My somewhat limited knowledge tells me that the best process is ...
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Last level of puzzle games - hard or easy? [closed]

Currently I am creating a puzzle game, and I am finishing all the levels... and then I run into this problem: From puzzle games that I played, I find that the design of the very last level goes into ...
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Should I load a game map as a tile map or as an image map? [closed]

Which is better for game prototyping of a game map: a tile map or an image map? What are their respective pros and cons? Should I, in other words: Load the map as a png and set collision points ...
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How are old games levels made? [closed]

Take a look at Super Mario, or even PacMan, or Arkanoid. How are their levels made, do they created a simple level editors to visualize them, or they designed them by hand (directly with code)?