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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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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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 ...
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Multiplayer platformer - Are server corrections normally required with a single client on the server?

I am currently working on a rather simple multiplayer platformer. I read quite a bit of articles on the techniques used to hide latency, but I still fail to get my head around certain of the concepts. ...
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One to one aiming in 2D platformer

Hello all I have been having an issue with a 2D platformer I'm working on in Unity. It has an aiming style similar to Shadow Complex where the aiming will rotate around the character in direction to ...
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How to move player based on existing Game state?

I'm trying to build a basic platforming game in C++ using SDL, and I've encountered this issue enough to know that there's something I'm missing. What I'm working with, at the most basic level, is ...
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3D BSP rendering for maps made in 2d platform style

I wish to render a 3D map which is always seen from top, camera is in sky and always looking at earth. Sample of a floor layout: I don't think I need complex structures like BSP trees to render ...
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How can one impliment multiple control schemes for a single player?

I am working on a platformer and I want to have the player be able to switch control types based on items that may be carried + default controls for things such as water, in the air, on the ground ...
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Camera scrolling and game boundaries

I am making a platformer game in JBox2D and LWJGL that has a scrolling camera, but I have hit a wall with the boundaries of the camera. Essentially what I have right now is a Box2D world that is ...
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How to handle a Tile Map Scrolling [duplicate]

i'm making a video game, and i'm having, i think, a concept problem. The game will be a platformer which will use tile maps, so to start i will create a mask matrix indicating the tiles to be loaded, ...
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beginContact triggered more than once on some objects

Short version: It looks like beginContact is detecting continuous collisions. I'd like to avoid that. Long version : I use Box2Dweb to write a 2D platformer. It's my first game using this lib, and, ...
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Chunks - Drawing in a randomly generated and infinite world

I am working on a platformer that is going to have a map that is randomly generated and infinite in 3 directions: left, right, and down. I've figured out that I will need to separate this world into ...
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Stick 2 btRigidBodies together

I have a platform with btBoxShape as shape, and I want to rotate it every certain amount of time to simulate a rotating platform. Right now I rotate it with Ogre (my rendering engine) and use a ...
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Sensor based vs. AABB based collision

I'm trying to write a simple collision system, which will probably be primarily used for 2D platformers, and I've been planning out an AABB system for a few weeks now, which will work seamlessly with ...
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How do you find games with a similar idea?

I'm thinking about making an indie game and want to know if there's maybe one with similar idea. I'm not asking about my idea specifically, I just want to know how to find out if a game has the same ...
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Why does my sprite shake while moving?

Player movement causes its sprite to shake a bit. I don't what is causing it or how to fix it. I recorded a video of the problem. In the recording, it looks like the world is shuddering, but only ...
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2D collision resolution: works on each axis individually, but not with both combined

My collision detection method is solid and detects box to box collision every time. Then comes the resolve part which I'm struggling with quite a bit. It works perfectly when I'm manipulating the ...
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adding vertical scrolling to 2D platformer in libgdx

I am trying to make a two sided platform game in Libgdx. Where I am scrolling through the TiledMap. I was easily implementing the horizontal scrolling using.. camera.position.x = ...
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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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2D Platform character getting “unaligned” with the map

I'm trying to make a 2D Platform game and so far I can have my character moving around in a tiled map and collisions are working too. So far so good. The problem I'm having is that the character can ...
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How do I elegantly teach players how to play?

I've been thinking about how puzzle platformers teach players how to play. I like Super Meat Boy, particularly the way in which it teaches you without noticing you are being taught. It kept me ...
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How can I implement infinite scrolling by scrolling the background's texture, not the quad? [duplicate]

I'm writing a 2D platformer game on Java with LWJGL. I'm doing this just for the sake of learning and not the result itself, so when I decided to implement scrolling I did it two ways I could invent ...
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Determining which edge a collision occurred on in a platformer

First of all, this will be Open Source, and you will be mentioned for the help. We've been programming a Super Mario Remake for the iPhone with Cocos2d for school. It looks pretty great, and we ...
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What is the best way to close dialogs in a platform game controlled by keyboard only

I'm developing a flash puzzle platform game in my free time and I got stuck on deciding how to implement a feature. The game will be controlled by keyboard only, no mouse available. My game will have ...
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Gravity independent of game updates per second

Edit Just for clarification, my sprite's 'movement' isn't the problem. If I set my Time variable to 4 seconds, then it will cross the screen in exactly 4 seconds regardless of logic updates rate per ...
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How was traditional 2D collision detection/resolution being done? [closed]

Just out of pure curiosity, I'm wondering how classic 2D games of the 80s/90s (The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Warcraft, ...) approached collision detection/resolution. For some reason I can't ...
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Using AdMob with Games that use Open GLES

Can anyone help me integrating Admob to my game. I've used the badlogic framework by MarioZencher ... and My game is like the SuperJumper. I am unable to use AdMob after a lot of my attempts. I am new ...
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Why do I see this “ghosting” effect with my sprite in SDL?

I'm using SDL to create a 2D side-scrolling platformer, but I'm getting ghosting from the sprite. I'm not used to programming with graphics or SDL so excuse any stupid remarks I make. Here's the ...
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How to do 2D Raycasting on a slope

I have a 2d platformer game where my slope can be set at any angle, so I've setup a middle raycast that points to the ground onto the player to handle the collision. This works perfectly fine on a ...
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Creating an update “Tick” on tiles for simulating growth of plants

In my 2D tile based platformer I have added plants to be able to farm such as the simplest, grass, to other things like corn. Now each of these speacial tiles must be updated to show how much it has ...
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Relative cam movement and momentum on arbitrary surface

I have been working on a game for quite long, think sonic classic physics in 3D or tony hawk psx, with unity3D. However I'm stuck at the most fundamental aspect of movement. The requirement is that I ...
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camera2d class will not work [closed]

using System; using System.IO; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Content; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Graphics; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Input; using ...
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UML Class Diagrams for 2D platformer Games? [closed]

I have to develop a small arcade game in C++ for a college assignment using a 2D Game Engine my teacher coded. What would be the best way to make a UML class diagram for it? It's very basic stuff but ...
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Developing a simple platformer [closed]

I'm in uni and for coursework we're developing a simple platform game in C# using XNA. I've been looking forwards to starting this all year. Does anyone have any advice on the best books to pick up ...
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Should my platformer have collectibles? [closed]

By collectibles, I mean objects that you collect mainly for the sake of collecting them, not to power up. Think coins in Super Mario or bandages in Super Meat Boy. I've seen a few platformers that do ...
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Pixel perfect collisions for platforms

i'm trying to do a pixel perfect collision but i don't know how to handle collisions when there is a jump . Here i have one image of a sample map: But maybe I've done a bad supposing all pixel like ...
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Implementing tile-based movement on 2D platformer

I'm trying to make a cinematic platformer, in the veins of the first two Oddworld games, Flashback, Prince of Persia, Blackthorne and so on. This article describes very well how this kind of movement ...