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

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Valve Hammer - Making/importing a set of timed co-op levers?

I'm trying to make a Portal 2 co-op map in Hammer. I know the basics but I would like to know how to insert the levers from the Valve co-op courses where both players have to pull them at the same ...
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Texturing issues in cry engine sdk

Sup? I've been working on a new environment scene inside 3ds max. It looks something like this - When I used the cry engine exporter to export my assets onto my level, I've been getting very weird ...
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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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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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Where to create scenes? [closed]

I'm starting to develop a 3D game with Unity and 3ds Max. Where do I create levels for my game? Do I create individual objects in 3ds Max and transfer them to Unity, or do I create the whole level in ...
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Looking for some insight on level mangment [closed]

So, i'm creating this little music game as and exerciseand want to do it as "Correct" as possible. The game works like this: The player gets a short melody played to them ("C4","D4","E4","C4") Then ...
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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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How should I improve my game world? [closed]

I'm in the process of teaching myself game development, and I'm trying to learn 3D, and started on a basic 3D game. The actual problem I've encountered is with level design, I'm using cubes all over ...
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Algo for Minimum no of solving in a level like Bubble Blast2

Is their any way to make a algo to know minimum no of way to solve in Bubble Blast 2. I am trying to make a clone of it. My real problem is only to determine the minimum no of tap to finish the game. ...
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How can I ensure the player learns all skills in a single open level?

I am making a game that only has a single level. It is a survival game. If there were multiple levels, I can have the player learn new skills gradually. For example, level one requires jumping, level ...
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What is classified as a “High Level Design Decision”? [closed]

I'm a student studying game development and I have an assignment about level design due in a few days, the last question is about identifying high level design decisions from a game scenario, but the ...
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Designing a multi-level game

I want to know to code structure of a game that has different levels to choose from on the main screen. More precisely, I want to know how does the main loop hands off the rendering to another loop ...
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Environment collision in a pseudo-3d 2d space

The game is a 2D brawler with depth movement in the vein of Golden Axe, Final Fight, Castle Crashers etc. Characters and environment are all 2d sprites as well. I've had no real issue setting up ...
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How do I compute the angle between a pixel on an irregular curve and a circle colliding with it?

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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4answers
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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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How should I organize my Unity scene graph?

In programming, we have coding conventions — self-enforced rules to help maintain order. Does such a convention or consensus exist on how to lay out scenes in Unity? I've seen two styles of ...
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4answers
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How to do an infinite torus topology battlefield for over-the-shoulder perspective

I'm currently prototyping a simple two-player adversarial game, where the players are able to move around and shoot at each other with cannons. I would like the playing area to feel essentially ...
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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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2answers
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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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What 3D level development tools are available to indie developers? [closed]

People who build in Unity or UDK have immediate access to a 3D level editor. People who build their games in XNA or from scratch have no such thing. I'm looking for 3D level development tools ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Random generation of interesting puzzle levels?

I'm making a Sokoban-like game i.e. there's a grid that has some crates on it you can push and you have to get the crates on crosses to win the level (although I'm going to add some extra elements to ...
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1answer
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Need ideas on how to give my levels structure [closed]

I am making an iOS game for a project at school. It is going to be a tiny bit like Fruit Ninja, as in it will have different things on the screen, and when you hit them, they die, and you get points. ...
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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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2answers
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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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6answers
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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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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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2answers
436 views

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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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4answers
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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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I need an enemy spawning algorithm for a 2D tower defense

I need an enemies spawning algorithm for a 2D tower defense game. I have 4 maps, each has 4 stages and each stage has 40 rounds. I need to create an algorithm which will instantiate waves, increase ...
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1answer
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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 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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1answer
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How to deal with “level design creep?”

Level Design Creep is what I've started to call what happens when you build a series of levels and notice that every level is a little bit better looking or designed than the last, or when working ...
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6answers
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Enemy Spawning method in a Top-Down Shooter

I'm working on a top-down shooter akin to DoDonPachi, Ikaruga, etc. The camera movement through the world is handled automatically with the player able to move inside of the camera's visible region. ...
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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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3answers
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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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1answer
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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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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 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 ...