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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I want to make my first video game

I want to make my first video game, but I don't know where to start. I have watched some videos about how to make video games, but I'm still kind of stuck. Any ideas?
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How to create 2D cameras in swing?

What is the best way to create a camera for a 2D platformer using swing, and I want to create a camera that moves instead of moving the background. This is because I'm going to have objects rotated by ...
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Handling movement on sloped surfaces - clamping character to sloped surface

I've noticed that a lot of people seem to have this issue but I've yet to find an actual working solution - when a rigidbody-based character controller (I'm not using Unity's character controller) ...
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What's the best way to deal with platformer tile collisions?

I am starting with game development and creating a basic platformer game. I already have searched a lot and found some ways to implement the platformer aspect to the game, like apply a gravity, ...
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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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Simple 2D Platformer Collision Detection?

I'm relatively new to programming and I am attempting to write a 2d platformer in C++ using the SFML library. The structure of my code is that I have a Stage class which contains a vector of sf::...
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Collision Detection between two instances of the same Prefab

I am a trying to recreate the first stage of Super Mario Brothers, but I am having a bit of trouble with the collision system between Koopa Shells. I have written two different scripts in hopes to ...
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Java - Performance problem with BufferedImage and AlphaComposite

:) I'm currently making a 2D platformer game and now I want to implement Light using AlphaComposite. For creating the lights I first create a blank BufferedImage with ARGB format. After this, I ...
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Increasing friction or Adding force relative to transform position in Unity 2D?

Back again with a quick question! I have a few basic platforming mechanics going on in this scene. I have a prefab platform with an animation that loops back and forth between two different x ...
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Basic 2d platform collision detection algorithm has a slight bug (Java)

I'm trying to implement collision detection between Player (the main character) and a Platform. They are both modelled as rectangles; when player hits the side of a platform he should bounce off it ...
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Need some advice on how to decide where to implement my enemy behaviours

I'm in the middle of writing a platformer game in Unity using C#. I have my character, if he presses the kick button his state switches to kicking. During this "kicking" state the character doesn't ...
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Character stuck on box collider 2.5D

I'm having trouble with my character on a 2.5D platformer. The character get stuck if it collides without reaching the platform's top. Here is a gif showing it: http://i.imgur.com/jmZ6O1K.gifv Both ...
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How to make a temporary collision?

I have a key and door system working, the character(ball) picks up the key and when it is within the collider it sets the text("press E to open") on the screen to active so that they can open the door....
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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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Coordinate code for moving the object from one side to others side

I'm trying to make a 2D games, like airplane in android. To play the airplane, the user must shake the phone and then the airplane will move from left side to right side. And I don't know how to move ...
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Jump-through & drop-down platform

I'm creating platforms in my game where the player can: 1) Jump through them from the bottom and land on top of them 2) While on top of them, drop down through them I've been able to get #2 working ...
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Level data for Mario or similar platform game [closed]

It has become a widespread to implement a Mario-clone to practise writing platform games or in order to demonstrate how a game engine works. For that reason I expected it to be easy to find level ...
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How to make the player glide after a jump in Unity?

I need a script that can make my player do an horizontal movement when he is in air (jumping) Take my older script! using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class Player : MonoBehaviour {...
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How to get plausible platformer physics with Farseer on MonoGame/XNA?

I am creating a 2D Vectorial (made of polygons, not tiles !) platformer using MonoGame and Farseer Physics Engine. Everything works perfectly, except the movement of the character which doesn't feels ...
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Unity 2D C# Enemy Attackng Ai issue

Ok to be specific, both of my enemies will continuously play their attack animation even when it is false. I don't understand what I am doing wrong here :( void OnTriggerEnter2D(Collider2D other){ ...
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2D Platformer: add ability to jump on top of other character

I want to add ability to jump onto a head of other character/player, but still be able to go through them horizontally. There is one useful tutorial about one-way platforms, but that approach doesn't ...
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Libgdx game doesn't work correctly after game over screen

So, I am trying to create a platform game for Android. As part of the game, I have created ladders that the hero is climbing. When he hits the enemy he dies, there is a game over screen --> touch to ...
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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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Can someone help me with this Game Maker code

I want to make a little platformer. I watched Shaun Spalding's tutorial but nothing seems to work. Everything was fine until I put in the collision detection. But the player can't move while he's on ...
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C++ Platformer Collision

This is very simple, but I have spent nearly 6 months messing with this and it is always messed up. This is a tile platformer, everything is "normal", x and y correspond to tile. Tiles are 32 x 32 ...
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Java Libgdx Attaching Sprite to Box2D Body

So I am working on programming a java 2D platformer for fun on the side and I have a rendered TMX level and a box2d body (just a circle shape) that I am currently using as my player. All the controls ...
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c# adding object collision to multiple objects

I'm trying to make a mario, platformer type game, and from following a tutorial, they've done the collision like this, but im wondering if there is a simpler way to it since I want to have collision ...
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What are some techniques for designing fun, challenging Mario-style platformer levels?

I have everything I need to make a Mario type game. I just have no idea how to design the levels to make it challenging or fun. Any tips? The only way to kill enemies is by jumping on them, so I ...
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How can I adapt A* pathfinding to work with platformers?

I have an A* implementation that works in "top down" situations where gravity is not taken into account for pathfinding. But, I am looking to modify to work in a 2d platformer situation. I am using ...
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Java: problem with 2D corner collision

:) It took me many days to create a working collision detection for a 2D java platformer... I am finally calculating the corners of my player but the system is still buggy and I hope that we can ...
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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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What is the advantage of pixel coordinates for a 2d game?

From the Godot feature list: Work in pixels as your units, but scale to any screen size and ratio. And reading the documentation they also use pixel coordinates to update the position of objects ...
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Tile collision detection

Right. So I was making this simple game. The player is two tiles wide, and four tiles high. My current code is really buggy (it was better before my rewrite) Here it is: float newx = position.x +...
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Grapling hook in 2D platform game (C programing)

I'm new in the programming world and I'm studying programming for video games, and I'm trying to create a game for a class project. I need my character to throw a grappling hook into a specific "rock"...
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How to decide whether to use a physics engine for a platformer

I'm planning on creating a 2D platformer and doing some research to make sure that when I get started, I avoid making some poor decisions. Something I've seen come up multiple times is that I should ...
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Libgdx Megaman Engine

This is my first time posting here. Through the tutorials and videos I can find regarding developing games using libgdx. I thought I would start with something that was relatively simplistic, a ...
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How would I handle collision to all instances of one object? (C# and monogame)

What I'm saying is, let's say I have a list. That list contains all the tiles in the game. I use this to update them all, draw them all, etc. for (var i = 0; i < Tiles.Count; i++) { Tiles[i]....
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In Game Maker, how do I make invisible platforms the player can walk on, and reveal with an item?

I'm using Game Maker and looking for help with these: I'd like to have invisible platforms and walkways for the player to move on. I want the platform to be slightly visible in this option so the ...
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Sub pixel Sprite jitter on moving platform

I have written a simple 2D platform game in C++. Coordinates are stored as integers, not floats. To facilitate smooth acceleration, the positions and velocities of the game objects are stored in sub ...
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Make game camera stay inside of tiled map boundaries [LibGDX]

I am creating a little 2D platform game, with the LibGDX framework. So far I have created a simple prototype level in Tiled, and loaded this map into my LibGDX game. I can use mouse and keyboard ...
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How to test if procedurally generated level for infinite runner can be passed?

I have a 2D infinite runner platformer game built in Unity 5, where the level procedurally generates itself. I need to check if it is possible to pass the holes on the level. How could I do that?
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Gravity and Jumping in Clickteam Fusion 2.5

So I'm currently building a bare-bones functioning game that involves simple platforming. Quite literally a box moving left and right and jumping. I'm using Clickteam Fusion 2.5, and I know there's an ...
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What's the best way to make multiple objects of the same thing?

I am coding in C#. Due to limitations of the environment I will be working in, I cannot use any framework like the XNA Framework; only what is provided by default on Windows. I want to create ...
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How to parse a and displat TMX map object in SDL using tmxparser ?/How to make a platform game using tiled editor and SDL?

I am newbie in this field getting too much trouble in simple platform game for one of my project module if you guys could help or share some code. This is what I have done till now. I could parse a ...
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Running and Jumping using Box2d and libgdx

.this is my first trial on making a 2d game and currently struglling how to run and jump smoothly. My problem is when the player keep pressing on left or right botton then jump. the player won't jump, ...
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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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XNA Platformer - Where should tile collision handling be?

I've started using XNA and am working on a simple 2D platformer (single level). However, I am stuck as to where the collision detection should be handled. Here is my current project structure: The ...
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Construct 2's Scroll-to too small?

I'm making a platformer that wants the screen to closely follow the player, and I know I need the Scroll TO behavior. However, when I tried to make the screen move to the player, I get this: As ...
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Libgdx box2d - what is the best approach to spawn an actor on a stage dynamically?

I'm currently building a 2d sprite infinite runner game, but everytime I spawn new enemy(actor) and platform, I noticed that there's a delay on it. Any idea of what would cause this behavior? I'm ...
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Spriter model not touching ground in?

I was attempting to make a game in Construct 2 by using my Spriter Models plugin. However, when I imported the model, rescaled it & changed a few things, I got this: As seen in the picture, the ...