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Choose your own adventure - choices stack

I'm currently building a choose your own adventure game. Now it's easy enough to have one outcome to every choice and create a linear flow, but is there a good algorithm for having all previous ...
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C++ MMO: Best approach to store creatures in a multi-level world map for the purpose to find spectators

I'm developing a game which is a multi-level game, my game can have a maximum of 15 floors, and a fixed amount of tiles width/height. Each tile in the map can have a creature. All fine until here; I ...
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How to make game like Gals Panic [closed]

Any one have a idea how to build game like Gals Panic. I want to know the basic idea how can i start building the game. Note : im a flash game developer.So anything related to flash would be helpful. ...
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How to manage millions of game objects with a Slot Map / Object Pool pattern in c++? [migrated]

I'm developing a game server for a video game called Tibia. Basically, there can be up to millions of Objects, of which there can be up to thousands of deletes and re-creations as players interact ...
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How are Spot It cards generated?

Spot It is a card game 55 cards. Each card has exactly 8 symbols on it (though the total number of different symbols used in the 55 card set is 57). For any two cards in the deck, they share exactly ...
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Optimizing black and white matrix block drawing

Disclaimer: I am uncertain if this is the best place to post this question, so please advise me of how I can best find the answer if I am doing something wrong. I am asking this question because I am ...
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Instantiate persistent game object?

I wanna making game that is based scenario like Lifeline game. I made everything excluding one thing. I cant save progress in game. My game's logic is instantiate. Player clicks button and texts ...
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How to move 2D objects based on mouse movement with pointer locking?

I'm using pointer locking for a 2D game (where you perform calculations based on the delta in mouse positions from frame to frame). I'm having some basic math/logic issues with accomplishing what I ...
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Programatically placing musical notes on a stave

I'm trying to program a musical stave and have come against the problem of where to place a note, given its index. The index of a note is defined from a model created from the table in the following: ...
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Resolving A counters B, who is countered by C, who could be… in an ATB

There are 4 player character slots and 8 enemy slots. I'm using a combat system that's similar to ATB from FF4; You select a move, there's a waiting period depending upon the move, during which other ...
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Creating a Roguelike game in C

I'm trying to create a simple rogue-like game in ncurses in a C program. The idea here is that, I'd parse a file like this: 10X10 ds2 de2 dw5 12X12 ds3 de2 dw1 14X14 ds5 de1 dw5 10X10 ds5 de3 dw5 ...
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Restricting Maximum Velocity in Space

I'm making a top-down 2D space ship game in which you rotate and thrust. I'd like to impose a maximum velocity for different engine types, meaning that a certain engine can only get you going up to a ...
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Portal 2 Authoring Tools: func_instance_io_proxy not working?

I have a func_instance (which I made myself) of a door in my map. It is supposed to open when a cube is fizzled. I also put a checkmark indicator to make sure I had the cube's logic correct. When the ...
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How to execute game logic every 100ms but render as fast as possible?

I have created a simple snake clone and would like to execute game logic every 100ms while rendering as fast as possible. How can I achieve this when the program might run with very different frame ...
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Manager Game Logic [closed]

I'm currently trying to figure out a way where I can achieve the following; Pre-Calculate the game - This will predetermine any event / interaction between the players. Simulate the calculation - ...
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How to decide the direction of movement, when navigating a fixed path in a 2d overworld?

Suppose, I have a 2D overworld like in Super Mario Brothers 3, but without junctions or intermediate nodes. Only a single, contiguous path of level nodes, which should be navigated with the arrow keys....
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How to handle angles in an isometric game?

I am working on my first isometric game, and I am not sure how to go about angles and rotation. Basically, I want the player's forward movement and rotation to coincide with the isometric angles. I ...
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Looking for good comunication schema in turn-based game with multiple players

based coop game that will need to communicate to the server to handle the game process. Basically I need to be able to invite to the game, progress through turns (one player at a time) and finish in ...
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How to compare different states of my game? (rpg)

I'm working on a rpg, the battle system. I want to compare different scenario with each other. For example, what if I play move A then move B ? or two times move A ? or ...? I'm using a tree-...
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How to test for adjacency?

I need to come up with a better way to test for adjacency in a grid environment. Imagine that the blue is water, the green is land, and the red dot is a character. What I need to do is efficiently ...
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Card/Tile Game, loops dont update element0 of playerHand properly

The Problem I am dealing from another class and into a player's Tray(A class with a List of Tiles and an array of bools to show that a slot in the tray is full). When dealing into the player's tray, ...
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Daily quest system

I am creating a game for Android/iOS. The game has a server that communicates with my appengine database. I want to implement daily quests as motivation for the players to return every day, but I need ...
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Logical Dependencie Problem [closed]

I am working with Unity and C#, but my Problem is a more general programming problem. I am trying to keep things easy, but still make them global access able and easy to modify. So I have a ...
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Kart Racing Attack AI

I am developing a kart racing game. In it, the players fight with each other while racing. There were several ways I tried to add attack AI to the enemies and the player. When the user clicks on ...
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UPS and FPS - What should I limit and why?

I'm currently writing a game using C++ and SDL2 and there's one thing that I'm wondering about - does it make sense to limit my frames per second (FPS) and/or my updates per second (UPS)? I get the ...
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Can we create same name class for different objects in unity?

I have four similar objects in my game. As they are all similar therefore I have created a single script that defines mash for all of them. The script that defines mash for these objects uses a ...
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Can someone explain to me the difference between 2 XNA methods?

I was recently trying to make a boucing ball off the environment walls. I apparently had everything correct, except for one thing, that I corrected stupidly, which made my code work, but I don't ...
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Organizing a Transform class to internally use quaternions

So, I'm interested in building a Transform class similar to the one used in Unity Engine, but in C++. My intent is for it to be user-friendly to change the position, rotation, and scale of a variable ...
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How can I make several 2D objects move in complex pre-defined patterns?

I will be making my mobile 2D game in Unity and the objects in the game will have complicated movement. For example, there will be lots of squares (around 10-15 tiny squares) in the middle of the ...
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Should cooldown be time or tick based?

In the past I've done cooldowns as a specific time in ms, but I was thinking isn't having tick based cooldowns better. This would be more accurate and efficent(not sure). The bad side I can think ...
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How to check a value from the last frame, while using events in Unity

What I am trying to do is check if a value has changed from the last frame, while using events. Typically I could use threading to my advantage and have a check at the bottom of Update() to see if a ...
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Where does game logic belong? [closed]

I've always had a hard time wrapping my head around the 'high levels' of game logic and where/how large components, such as collision detection/physics, rendering, and user input, interact with one ...
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Oblique launch within a game

I'm creating a simple game in python that will follow the same logic of DDTank and Worms. The graph is formed by characters. The buildings that will be destroyed are formed by '*', players are '@' and ...
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Best Practices for combining animation and logic

In Games I often run into this kind of scenario: The Game Logic decides something happens, and of course the logic does so instantly. But the Game also has animations depending on the logic. Like ...
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Determine Mesh Vertex Index Given Another Mesh Index

Please bare with me as I explain what I am trying to accomplish :P Each 'X' below represents a mesh vertex: For my Unity3d GameObject (G1); the mesh vertices are stored in a C# List object in the ...
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How do I know when a player has crossed a point threshold?

I’m needing help figuring out logic when adding a time bonus to my game. I only want to reward the player with extra time if they level up. Currently when the player’s score is less than 100 no ...
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Hearthstone suggest a card algorithm [closed]

Does anyone have an insight of the suggest a card algorithm in hearthstone deckbuilding? I would like to try to see it that same suggestion can be applied in MtG, having for example to choose your ...
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Finding diagonal objects of an object in 3d space

Using Unity3d, I have a array which is having 8 GameObjects in grid and one object (which is already known) is in center like this where K is already known object. All objects are equidistant from ...
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How can I model a “weapon overheating” mechanic?

I want to create a weapon overheating system very similar to the plasma rifle in Halo. You can watch a video of the plasma rifle firing. What I want to do is to create a flexible logic that can be ...
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Why should I separate objects from rendering?

Disclamer: I know what an entity system pattern is and I'm not using it. I've read a lot about separating object and rendering. About the fact that the game logic should be independent from the ...
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Create random level platforms on screen

I'm trying to create random level platforms like this: public Level(int platfromsInLevel, Texture2D sprite, int screenWidth) { rnd = new Random(); this.screenWidth = screenWidth; ...
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Bouncing ball isssue

I am currently working on the 2D Bouncing ball physics that bounces the ball up and down. The physics behaviour works fine but at the end the velocity keep +3 then 0 non-stop even the ball has stopped ...
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Separating game data/logic from rendering

I'm writing a game using C++ and OpenGL 2.1. I was thinking how could I separate the data/logic from rendering. At the moment I use a base class 'Renderable' that gives a pure virtual method to ...
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Problem in animating polygon [closed]

Hi I am trying to move my black colored polygon downward. But As soon as I run my application my polygon gets invisible! I think My logic of move function is wrong. Can anyone help me out in figuring ...
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Should I code game logic separately from game engine scripts

I'm developing a game in Unity3d, economic strategy. I wonder if I should code logic inside unity scripts, or write it as an external module/library? By game logic I mean game model, which describe ...
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What's the best way to compare blocks in a matching game that can be multiple colors?

I have a match 3-4 game and the blocks can be one of 7 colors. There are an addition 7 blocks that are a mix of the original 7 colors so for example there is a red and blue block and there is also a ...
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Keeping everything within one Activity

Overview My game is currently based on a single activity (rather than multiple activities) and I would like to keep it that way. At the moment, it goes straight into the game at level 1. I will ...
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3D Position won't translate to 2D

My 3D Hero-Model is positioned at a certain point in 3D-Coordinates. Whenever he's colliding with a coin, I want to place an animated sprite sheet there. But my following implementation won't give me ...
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Moving sprites based on Delta time - consistent movement across all devices with different resolutions

This is the formula I am currently using to move my sprites across the screen: Examples below only deal with X coordinates to keeps things as short as possible. Initial variable declarations: float ...
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Where to run logic update in openGL ES?

Using Canvas with Surfaceview I had a run() method where I would essentially do the following: onDraw(); update(); Where onDraw method would do the rendering and update would update all my game ...