A genre of action game whose focus is on platform-based movement. It is equally present in both the 2D and 3D game worlds.

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Is it bad practise to have an object for every tile?

In the game I am working on, many of my tiles must have special attributes (such as triggers when the player steps on them). I was wondering if it would be bad practise to create an object for every ...
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Tiling 2D textures in random order

I am wondering what the best way to make a random set of 2D textures. Currently I have tried the follow code but I am aware that when this comes to collisions that would be an issue. Therefore I would ...
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Vertical Camera Movement in a 2D Platformer

I would like to ask about how vertical camera movement should be handled in a platformer in which the player changes his Y position frequently. For the past two days I've tried to adjust the camera ...
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Implementing one-way platforms in Chipmunk

I am making game in cocos2d-x, but it's the first time I am using a physics engine i.e. Chipmunk. (It's built-in to cocos2d-x.) I want to make a one-way platform: When my character jumps into a ...
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Box2D platformer: Why does horizontal movement stop jumping?

I'm writing my sBox2D game character's movement code, but my implementation of jumping is failing: When I press the Jump key, the character jumps OK. However, when I press jump and another key (like ...
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How do I randomly position objects without overlap?

I'm studying a little about procedurally generating levels and decided to start with a vertical scrolling game. I would like to position some platforms vertically in my scene. So far, I've used a ...
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“Running” against a steep slope on a Box2D Platformer

Ive seen alot of pages talking about how to emulate a platformer on Box2D, specially about how people dont want to slide down a slope. Well, my problem is different and Im surprised I cant find ...
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Slopes vs. Rectangles: Different Collision Points

My platformer has both rectangular tiles and right-triangle slopes with rectangular hitboxes. My sprites are also rectangular. Collision with only rectangular tiles works well. Even if there are ...
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Camera controller in a 2d platformer

I'm basically bumming around using Unity's 2D creation tools, and I've managed to create a little platformer physics demo. There's a lot of work to be done, but I've got basic movement down, some ...
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How can I make new strategies viable?

I am making a 2D platformer where the player has to reach the end of the level as fast as possible. I would like the player to be able to find new ways to reach the end of the level faster. Making ...
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Adding a small slide when player releases left/right key

The aim is for the player object to slow down and stop instead of just stopping dead. The following codes works ok when the player is not jumping, but gets stuck in an object if the player is in the ...
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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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Can I have a fixed-angle sprite with a non-fixed-angle CircleCollider2D?

In Unity2D, can I have a fixed-angle sprite with a non-fixed-angle CircleCollider2D? I would like to move my character using the circle physics (without fixed-angle), but display him always as if he ...
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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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Make the player run onto stairs smoothly

I have a 2D Platform game, where the player Always runs to the right, but the terrain isn't Always horizontal. Example: I implemented a bounding-box collision system that just checks for ...
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Unity 2D camera drifts from player as speed increases

I have a dilemma that I did not have in XNA before porting my game to Unity. First-- my goal is to mimic Super Mario World 2's camera tracking in x. The camera tracks to 1 block ahead of the player, ...
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Platformer Collision Detection Order

I'm attempting to create a 2D Platformer Game and I'm having difficulty with the physics I have implemented. Each loop my code does the following: Apply the physics to a temporary X and Y ...
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Gaps appearing between Sprites when scaling the stage

  I'm learning to use createjs using this game level to-be as a sandbox: http://www.mboyeman.com/dashingdog/   The level is composed of a single background image and 64X64pixel ...
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Saving resource

I'm trying to develope a simple platformer on Java, I was wondering if is it better to handle the collissions in a level (player with floor, player with enemy ecc...) by a level handler class which ...
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Creating Platform game with Inclined Levels

Till now I have developed platform games in which a player can only move and detect tiles linearly. I wonder on how to implement games in which a player can move on an inclined or irregular surface. ...
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How to use camera transformation without depending on (1,-1) scale during spriteBatch.draw()

I am creating a 2D platformer type game in XNA. I currently have a camera object, with a position/rotation/zoomlevel that I use to generate a transformation matrix to pass to SpriteBatch.Begin(). ...
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How to make loss of control acceptable?

Let's say the game we're talking about is some kind of platformer. With all the puzzles, mini-challenges and mechanics aspects it is very, very important to have good control over the character. A ...
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How to find objects in front of my player

I am trying to find an object that is in front of my player sprite using the following code RaycastHit2D hit = Physics2D.Raycast(transform.position,Vector2.right,EnemyLayer); //EnemyLayer is the ...
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Tile System with moving Platforms

I am using a tile based system where the level is stored in a char: char[,] Level2 = {{'.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.'}, ...
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Stopping sprties from toppling off platform

I am new to Unity and am trying to create a simple 2d platformer. I have applied a box collider to my player sprite and the floor/platform its standing on. Now when I go over the platform, it toppes ...
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How to design basic physics and movement behavior for 2D platformer?

I want to make a simple 2D platformer. I know some basic 2D physics and how to implement them in a game. How to make a character jump, accelerate, decelerate, etc. But I have no idea how to actually ...
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Algorithm for randomly generating reachable platforms

I want to randomly generate reachable platforms on the fly for a 2D game. Right now, I am just creating platforms at random x,y positions. Only 4 platforms can exist at once, so once the 5th one is ...
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Platformer raycast collision detection

I'm using Unity to create a 2D platformer. For collision detection, I'm using raycasting to detect any possible collisions with specific collision layers, and adjusting the desired delta x & y ...
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In platformer games, what are “hole in the ground” obstacles called?

In most jump and run games, holes in the ground are common obstacles: You need to jump over them, or you'll fall down and lose a life. It would be helpful to know for documentation, variable naming ...
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How do I make a 2D platformer AI aware of its allies?

I'm trying to develop a 2D platformer AI that is aware of its buddies and tries to not overlap with them. However, I always end up with an "snake": I dont want them to be so robotic, but instead ...
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Ground hitting system [closed]

I want to know how to make character hit ground and lose health. For example: when character is falling of one meter he losing only a small part of his health, and when he's falling of 10 metters he ...
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How do I ensure that my 2D side-scroller camera stays within the world bounds?

I have tried implementing a basic 2D sidescroller camera in XNA, but I don't want it to be able to scroll past the edges of my tile map! I tried to fix it, but when I get the left side working, the ...
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Calculate shadow map to overlay hidden line-of-sight things in 2d?

Given a 2D sideview with even-sized grid squares and our hero in a known center-ish position like this ... and imagining this hero's line of sight like this... how could one get the point values ...
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How can I make different levels in a game?

Let's say I was working on a platform game. Each level has an exit. When the player reaches the exit, the game switches to the next level. What would be the best way represent and switch to the next ...
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Scaling background without scaling foreground in platformer?

I'm currently developing a platform game and I've run into a problem with scaling resolutions. I want a different resolution of the game to still display the foreground unscaled (characters, tiles, ...
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How can I reuse objects going off left side of screen, by putting them offscreen on the right side?

I have an array of roughly 10,000 tiles over a 2d grid. When a tile goes off screen, I'd like to recycle it by disabling the renderer, repositioning it just before it comes on screen again, then turn ...
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Camera movement and threshold not working

I have a platformer that is in progress, part of this has a camera which I only want to move when the character moves out of a certain threshold, to try to accomplish this I have the following if ...
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How can I implement jumping in a 2D game using bounding box collision?

Problem: I'm trying to implement basic jumping to my 2D game engine, but have failed several times. Basically what I've done so far is disabling gravity and using a separate function moving the player ...
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Physics don't apply on a unique body AndEngine

I am developing a game in AndEngine. So far I managed to create everything I wanted for my sprite that was connected to a BoxBody. I was rotating it, moving it, everything was great. I wanted my ...
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What's the most memory efficient way to load a tiled map?

Currently I am working on a simple 2D platformer and I want to load a tiled map. What I've started working on is loading the tiles using a text file. My first question is simple: is a text file the ...
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Updating the jump in game

I am making a Java game and I want my game to run the same on any FPS so I'm using time delta between each update. This is the update method of the Player: public void update(long timeDelta) { ...
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Game Logic Update Order

Is there a commonly-accepted general approach to the order of processing logic updates? My current 2D platformer has objects that implement different concerns, including the following: Notifiable - ...
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Allowing a player to walk up and down slopes without resistance

I am trying to implement a platformer where both the player and the level are made up of arbitary polygons. One requirement is that the player can stand still on slopes, and walk up and down them ...
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How to handle the top of a slope in a 2D tile-based platformer?

I'm working on a 2D tile-based platformer that supports 45-degree slope tiles. There are several questions on the topic, but none seem to cover this precise problem that I have. This excellent ...
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Platform game: applying gravity and jumping [duplicate]

I am making a 2D platform game in Java but I don't know how to apply gravity and jumping on my player and other living creatures in game that it looks natural and that it is physical correct. I have ...
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2D Contra style game - main character 360 degree gun aim

I'm about to make my first simple game. I'd like to know some of the ways to achieve a 360 degree gun aim in a 2D contra-like shooter. The thing is I want it to be 360 degrees, not just 8 direction ...
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Spritesheet vs single tiles

I am currently programming a 2d platformer and this is the first time I am coding a video game. Now I've downloaded the 'platformer art deluxe' package. In the tiles folder there are single tiles and ...
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Auto-tiling with Yoshi's Island style tiles

I'm creating a 2D platformer and I'd like to implement an auto-tiling system. Normally, this wouldn't be particularly difficult. However, I'd like to have tiles like in Yoshi's Island, where the ...
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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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Vertical Scrolling In Tile Based XNA Platformer

I'm making a 2D platformer in XNA 4.0. I have created a working tile engine, which works well for my purposes, and Horizontal Scrolling works flawlessly, however I am having great trouble with ...