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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Should my game handle collisions in the Player object?

I'm making a 2D platform game. Right now I'm just working on making a very generic Player class. I'm wondering if it would be more efficient/better practice to have an ActionListener within the Player ...
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One-way platforms in UDK

I'm looking to make a multi-player platforming game using UDK. I'm currently doing feasibility research, to make sure I will reasonably be able to do all of the technical things I want to do. The ...
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How to load chunks of 2d map segments when player reaches a certain point?

In my 2d platformer (made with Java and Slick2d), random maps are made by combining different segments together and displaying them one after the other. My problem is that I can't load too many ...
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Platforms collide-able on one side only

I have frequently tried to make some sort of a platformer, but when I actually code it, I run into a bit of a snag. How would I be able to make platforms in the air stop objects if they hit the sides ...
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How do I prevent my platformer's character from clipping on wall tiles?

Currently, I have a platformer with tiles for terrain (graphics borrowed from Cave Story). The game is written from scratch using XNA, so I'm not using an existing engine or physics engine. The tile ...
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Collision with tile corners/seams in 2D platformer

There seems to be a lot of somewhat related questions answered already, but none I read answered my exact problem. I have a 2D platformer whose world is made entirely out of tiles that are in a ...
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World Location issues with camera and particle

I have a bit of a strange question, I am adapting the existing code base including the tile engine as per the book: XNA 4.0 Game Development by example by Kurt Jaegers, particularly the aspect that I ...
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How do I generate a level randomly?

I am currently hard coding 10 different instances like the code below, but but I'd like to create many more. Instead of having the same layout for the new level, I was wondering if there is anyway to ...
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How do I implement smooth movement in a Box2D platform game?

I have implemented a character in JBox2D which moves with the help of a wheel rotating at the bottom of it. The movement is the best result I've had 'till now but it's a little glitchy when the ...
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How to do reflective collisions with particles hitting background tiles?

In my 2d pixel old-school platformer, I'm looking for methods for bouncing particles off of background tiles. Particles aren't affected by gravity and collisions are "reflective". By that I mean a ...
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2D side scroller - How to implement X/Y movement?

I'm currently writing a small 2D, side-scroller-ish kind of game. I have a simple camera that follows the player around and the physics are ready. I'm using 32x32 tiles that build out the world, ...
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XNA Platformer Screen Collision

I am making a game, and it has platforming and animation. I am trying to make it so that when the player goes to the end of the screen, he stops and cannot go further. I put this code in: ...
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Microsoft XNA Platformer Example, is the Collsion Detection implemented accurately?

The example provided by Microsoft seems as if the collision detection (from what I can see) will have a small error. When the user collides with an Unpassable tile, the depth of the intersection is ...
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45° Slopes in a Tile based 2D platformer

I want to have simple 45° slopes in my tile based platformer, however I just cant seem to get the algorithm down. Please take a look at the code and video, maybe I'm missing the obvious? ...
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AS3 Internal preloader (one swf) for flash game with Embeded() images?

So I am using the Flash IDE. And I am trying to make a preloader on Frame 1 so that it displays and loads progress before anything else is exported/loaded. So all my assets from the Library are on ...
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Value of the Game Institute Courses [closed]

I'm considering purchasing courses from Game Institute, specifically, the Foundation Studies Package. Has anyone here taken their courses? If so, do you feel they are a good value? If you can, please ...
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How do games using physic engines for 2d games handle platform corners?

I have seen games like latest "2'5D" sonics that handle collision detection at platform corners pretty well. The problem I'm having is that my game uses an ellipsoid as my player's body to let it ...
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Why is my character not moving when applying an acceleration to it?

I'm having issues with my character in terms of gravity and the character bouncing up and down. You can find more information about it in the link below. Character bouncing off ground due to gravity ...
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Player moving up, is he jumping or climbing?

In a 2D physics-based platformer game that has ladders in it, how do you determine whether the player moving up is caused by a jump or him climbing a ladder, such that you know what animation to play? ...
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Platformer collision detection problems

I'm having a few problems with collision detection in my game (written in C# with SDL.Net). Detecting the floor and roof is fine, as does detecting sides of tiles when not jumping/falling. My problem ...
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3d platformer with 2d point of view

I made my first 2d platformer game using java + swing. Now I want to achieve the same gameplay adding 1 dimension. I think this will require opengl knowledge. I know the basics but i don't ...
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Moving a big set of box2d bodies in an iOS endless side-scroller game (such as Canabalt)

I am working on an iOS endless-running game (Robot Unicorn, Canabalt, etc). I'm using box2d for the Physics and Collision Checking and cocos2d for graphics. To achieve the notion of an endless level, ...
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Hero/Character sprite size in comparison to tile size?

So I'm making this simple platformer where the Hero is 16x16 in size, but also, the tile size is 16x16. Which sounds fine right? But my game window/world is 800x416, which makes the Hero is really ...
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Flash Actionscript 3.0 Game Projectile Creation

I have been creating a side-scrolling Actionscript 3.0 game. In this game I want the Player to be able to shoot blow darts as weapons. I had some trouble getting the darts to be created in the right ...
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Actionscript 3.0 - Enemies do not move right in my platformer game

I am making a side-scrolling platformer game in Flash (Actionscript 3.0). I have made lots of progress lately, but I have come across a new problem. I will give some background first. My game level's ...
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Animating sprites at different speed than what the game runs at

I am building a Javascript/canvas platformer game, and it's coming along nicely. The only problem I've really run into where I can think of any solution at all is the animation of my player sprite. ...
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How do I implement side scrolling in a javascript platformer?

I'm building a side scrolling platformer with Javascript and the canvas element for a school project. I have the character all sorted out. He runs left and right, and has a different sprite set for ...
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Box2d/Farseer how to use the World object?

this question is primarily about farseer but as it is a wrapper around box2d i think it's relevant for both libraries. I'm in the beginning of developing a simple platform game, and I'm stuck as to ...
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How to make a platformer character go DOWN a 315 degree slope?

Alright, so I got this code I'm trying to write, but the player won't go down the slope, it goes down and up perfectly on the 45 degree slope, but the 315 degree one is a mess. it goes "up" the ...
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Should I go with SpriteBatch or just 3D with Z component always zero?

I'm designing a platformer and beginning to code the viewing engine of the game. Now, I have to make a key decision: Should I just use SpriteBatch to draw all the 2D stuff, as there is no 3D, or ...
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3d immersive Virtual Conference meeting environment development on the web (3d website)-Help required [closed]

I want to develop 3d immersive virtual collaborative conference meeting environment on the web i.e an immersive virtual environment for our university Teachers to attend and address conference ...
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objective-c iphone sdk side scrolling

I was making a game and I did the side scrolling like this: if the player get past 150, the player stops moving and the background starts moving. But thats very annoying with placing objects in the ...
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How to make a tile vanish after player steps on it, in a tilebased game?

So I'm adding the basic mechanic of making frail/breaking tiles, those that break apart and disappear after the player has walked ontop of them. Now I thought this would be as easy as...: //Breaking ...
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Detecting right/left collisions with a bounding box

I'm building a platformer in cocos2d, my first game project. I'm working on movement and collision detection. I'm using a tilemap with a "meta" layer of invisible blocks that are designated ...
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2D game collision response: SAT & minimum displacement along a given axis?

I'm trying to implement a collision system in a 2D game I'm making. The separating axis theorem (as described by metanet's collision tutorial) seems like an efficient and robust way of handling ...
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2D Procedural Terrain Generation - Guaranteeing connectedness?

I'm working on a 2D platformer in XNA. One of things I'd like to be a main design characteristic is procedural content generation. The first step of that is to procedurally generate the terrain. So, ...
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Appropriate level representation / data stucture for a 2D platfrom game?

I'm about to program a copy of Mario in Java. I'm thinking on 2 representations/data structures for the levels but I'm not sure which one should I choose: A 2D integer array. A quadtree to divide ...
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How to handle physics of moving platforms in a platformer?

So after a few hours of searching on the internet, I have yet to find a pleasing answer on how to handle moving platforms in a 2d platform game. So I decided to make a simple prototype where you ...
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Box2D Platform body not moving player body along with it

I am creating a game using Box2D (Javascript implementation) - and I added the ability to have a static platform, that is moved along an axis as a function of a sine. My problem is when the player ...
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Organizing platformer game into classes

I'm making a platformer game and I'm having some trouble wrapping my head around how to organize my classes. I'm wondering what the best way to have everything interact would be without passing ...
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What is involved in creating a real-time multiplayer platformer game?

I'm creating a platformer game that has a "co-operative" feature which I'd like to work over networks / the internet. Now I've read up on network game programming including articles like What every ...
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2D Platformer AABB collision problems

I have a problem with AABB collision resolution. I resolve AABB intersection by resolving the X axis first, then the Y axis. This is done to prevent this bug: http://i.stack.imgur.com/NLg4j.png ...
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Creating addons for any game?

I want to be able to create addons for any game, the example I will use is League of Legends. With addons I mean, for example when my level integer changes I want to play a sound in the background. ...
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Recreating retro/NES style physics with intentional imprecision

Background: I'm having a problem getting the jump curve correct for a retro platformer remake project of mine. The original game is for the NES, and the player's velocity is stored in two separate ...
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A way to store potentially infinite 2D map data?

I have a 2D platformer that currently can handle chunks with 100 by 100 tiles, with the chunk coordinates are stored as longs, so this is the only limit of maps (maxlong*maxlong). All entity positions ...
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Getting 2D Platformer entity collision Response Correct (side-to-side + jumping/landing on heads)

I've been working on a 2D (tile based) 2D platformer for iOS and I've got basic entity collision detection working, but there's just something not right about it and I can't quite figure out how to ...
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How can I easily implement swinging in a platformer game?

I'm developing a game in which player can use ropes to swing (just like what Spiderman or Bionic Commando did) and I'm having problem implementing this behavior. Can anyone help me how to do this, I ...
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Starting Java 2D Platformer using LWJGL [closed]

Getting started on a 2d platforming project in java. I've decided on using LWJGL and OpenGL, but I don't quite know where to start. What is typically the first thing one would work on with a ...
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The Decline of 3D Platformers [closed]

What contributed to the decline of sales of 3D platformers over the past decade? (Other than Microsoft's acquisition of Rareware.) Would it be a mistake for a developer other than Nintendo (or indie ...
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Make player to always move along the terrain

I'm working on a 2D platformer side scroller game. I am giving high impulse to player, the player starts moving and if it hits a slope on terrain, it gets a vertical movement and starts to fly over ...