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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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How to code a multi level isometric map?

I have already worked with isometric grids in the past, but in my current project I found an issue I am not sure on how to solve. I am trying to produce something similar to what's in the below screen:...
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Unity using Animation and Ragdoll

The question is simple, but I can't resolve it for a couple of days. I have an enemy model with ragdoll attached and also a couple of animations(e.g. idle, walk, run). It seems that ragdoll work only ...
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programming a game artificial intelligence programmer [duplicate]

Does a artificial programmer program the attack speed and attack values for a game,or does the game designer program the attack speed and attack values for a game
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How do I avoid writing Manager classes?

I seem to keep reading it's a bad idea to use XxxManager style classes in game engine programming, yet even when I try to avoid their use I always end up with something that holds all the actors/...
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For Indie Developers should abstraction or development speed be prioritized? [closed]

As an indie development team/business with no projects released and therefore no income, should abstraction or development speed be prioritized? This question assumes the following: This is the ...
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Android OpenGL Sprite Component Pattern

Ok so I have a 2D OpenGL project that was originally a class assignment, and now I am using it to experiment with and to broaden my knowledge. Originally, I had been using the Normalized Devices ...
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Masters in Computers Science OR Game Design and Development? [closed]

Hey guys so I've been very confused on what path to take in terms of education. I'm a soon to be computer science graduate with a BS in Computer Programming. My hope is to one day land a job in the ...
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Where can a game developer/programmer get freelance jobs? [closed]

I'm a game programmer looking for freelance jobs online. I know that there are lots of sites for freelance jobs, but I haven't been lucky with them, I was wondering, which sites are the best for ...
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How do i implement a hit box system in a fighting game?

In a fighting game a move that you execute is basically just a series of hit boxes that are enabled and disabled at certain times. I want to know how do you create this hit box system. I have no idea ...
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Do I need to use a game engine to make a simple game function on other platforms? [closed]

I'm a complete beginner really enjoying learning how to code (currently in Python) and my first games will be very simple, mostly text based, but I'd like them to run on friends' phones and computers ...
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What software technologies was Demon Souls built on?

I am wondering about Demon Souls as a case study. I realize that they utilized the Havok engine, and I would like to gain an increased awareness about other aspects of its development. What ...
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Single player game into Multiplayer game(Not online) [closed]

How difficult is it to do this?(Like, do you need to so skilled that you aswell might have created the game yourself) Do you need to change a lot of the code? For example, if I have a single player ...
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Designing ability interaction system

I am making a turn based game where player chooses a team of heroes with specific abilities for each of them. (ex. stun one enemy, deal 20 damage to all enemies, heal 10 HP to one ally,...) The design ...
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Unity List spawner problem ? C#

I have four spawners in my scene that spawns four enemies. My problem is when I try to add game objects to the list it works but only for one spawner. My code if (Score.levelNum >=2 ){ germtype....
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AI multithreading [closed]

MMO game. ~5000 (fake) players should be controlled by the server. Many of them have different classes -> different behavior. They should make some random pauses while doing some actions (~500-1500 ms)...
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How do I find and change a value of ALL the instance around another instance GAME MAKER

I basically need that, changing a variable of all the instance (all of the same object) around another instance (another, or the same object). I have tried with collision_rectangle but it doesn't ...
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What language do you program in Lumberyard?

I've looked through the FAQ on amazons site and all they mention is C++/Lua for the web service stuff. Can i assume it's C++ for the game content itself or something else (the visual script editor ...
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What exactly is a 'set of states'?

Whilst looking into game-oriented applications of programming patterns I discovered a question on this site which suggests that a 'set of states' is superior to a 'stack of states' but does not ...
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Implementing time step in main game loop

So ive read both http://gameprogrammingpatterns.com/game-loop.html and http://gafferongames.com/game-physics/fix-your-timestep/ and I kind of understand how I'm supposed to do it, but some parts are ...
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Which programming language should I start with in game dev? [closed]

I am a front end web developer and I've always been interested in building games. I work primarily with HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript on a daily basis, so I'm not new to coding. I would like to ...
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At which school levels do you learn to make games form scratch? [closed]

By which "school levels" I mean: high school, college etc.... So, I've just choose a high school in Sweden which has a game programming line. I read some on their webpage and what you will learn ...
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Help for structuring classes [closed]

I am creating a platformer game with some card base fighting. I was thinking about how should I structure my classes? There are 2 types of cards i.e. Continuous effect and 1 time effect. Also, they ...
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Picking college degree (want to be games programmer) [closed]

Alright, so I know there's plenty of questions that have to do with college degrees on this site, but I don't feel that any of them really answer my question. I recently got accepted into Northeastern ...
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Ways to track time and character ages across many years of game time?

I'm working on a system to track large numbers of characters across long periods of time. Characters grow old and die, give birth to new characters, etc. It's a grand-strategy game, with warring ...
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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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Decoupling input from game states / entity behavior

I'm looking for a way or general best practice advices for decoupling the architecture of my game, in the example below the input from the current game state workflow / entity behavior. While I'm all ...
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Unity3D 5 Personal? [duplicate]

I want to make a game in Unity3D and I am planning to launch it to Android using the free license. However, if the game becomes a huge success and earns more than $100k, does (a) unity take the money ...
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Quite conflicted on advice given to “learn programming” for game development. [closed]

I have been reading a few sources online that talk about learning programming with the end goal of game development in mind. I have heard many people saying that starting with Unity is the best way to ...
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How are pocket dimensions created in multiplayer games? (programming aspect) [closed]

How do multiplayer games deal with multiple instances/dungeons/regions? I'm familiar with server clustering which is what larger games use such as Eve and World of Warcraft. How do games such as ...
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Good Resources for Random World Generation [closed]

Is there a good reference or tutorials available for adding world generation into a 2D game? I've gotten to the point where I have most of the resources available to add world generation but I don't ...
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In a 2D multiplayer game should I send the position of user to the server all the time? [duplicate]

In a 2D game where the user moves with the keyboard arrows, should the user send all the time he moves his position (x, y)?. If the user has some speed, the user would send (x, y) like 50 times pixel ...
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Problem with Collision Detection

So I am adding collision detection into my game but whenever I start the game I get a rendering crash saying that there is a 'Game.update() failure - check the game code.' I have repeatedly tried to ...
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My game has messed up layouts!

Earlier, I asked this question: Landscape mode for game? Where I had a directory for each and every layout, but the layout in the layout-land directory wasn't showing up when positioning my layout in ...
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Error When Loading a .tmx TILED map through the TiledMap class

So I made a map using the TILED application and I have it as a .tmx for reasons, but whenever I use the TildMap class in the Slick2D library to render the map on the screen, it gives me an error. Here ...
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Is It Better To Generate A Pre-Generated Map or A Randomly Generated Map When Using Tile Properties? [closed]

So I am contemplating whether or not to add a Pre-Generated Map or a randomly generated map into my game. But I also need to add Tile properties into the map (i.e. so that water tiles aren't being ...
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How to make a “Camera” in Java

I need some help with getting my camera to work in java for a game that I am making. The problem is is that I've never made a camera in a game before and this is my first time trying to make one in a ...
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Can't parent the standard FPSController during gameplay

I'm parenting the standard assets FPS controller during play with a simple script. The controller get's parented but also instantly inherits the rotation of the parent. This doesn't happen in Editor ...
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Stopping Animations For Player In Java Using Slick2D

I have a problem with stopping animations for a player in Slick2D. I have tried many solutions to the problem and have looked up a couple of resources but I am still stumped by the fact that it is not ...
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What is an OO way for my input layer to act upon objects?

I'm building a top-down RPG specifically to practice Object Oriented thinking and design. I am keeping in mind coupling, single-responsibility, and so forth. One design issue that's been bugging me is ...
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Trying to use yield to wait for a few seconds to avoid the sounds from Interfering with each other

Ok so when my player hits a wall (Enemy tag). My player is destroyed after a certain amount of time. During this time, I disabled the mesh renderer on impact so it "appears" as if the player is ...
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Confused about this Timer function C++

I am confused about the argument "m" of this function. I also need to know how to make this work. I am working on a simple 2d game and I am really new to programming. I don't know how to make things ...
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Progress bar for EXP in javascript

So I am making an incremental game with Javascript, HTML5, and CSS, I need to have this bar that is esentialy a div with a p element in it "fill up" as the player earns more points through sacrifice. ...
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Repeat a bit of code? [closed]

I want to complete a task, which assigns the variable randomButton a value. At the end, I want to check the value of randomButton If it is something I don't like, I want to re do the task where I ...
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Game is responding very slowly?

I have a very simple app which removes buttons and re-adds buttons to certain layouts when a button is clicked. The problem is, this process is taking a very long time. My question is: How can I make ...
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Swap buttons in layout

Say I have 4 buttons. I want to have button 2 always swap out with another button, randomly. So, when the user taps button 2, it should swap with another button (randomly). Now, button 2 is at the ...
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How to model an Attack( ) action? How to model combat? In general, how objects communicate?

I never understood how would you elegantly describe two people talking in OO. I think this question extends to how similar objects communicate in general. I am designing a game now and Units have to ...
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Is There A Self Uploading/Downloading Game Management Software? [closed]

I am currently not in the game development industry and develop my own games using GameMaker, but as a high school student I don't really have the time to make proper titles and actually make money ...
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Store and retrieve different objects on a tile

(I hope the title is clear enough, if not feel free to suggest a better one) I'm trying to make a simple tile-based map for a college project in Java. But I'm stuck on how to literally place things ...
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Does the sound need to be fixed?

Are there special requirements for audio for different devices? I have been stuck on this for around two days now, and would really appreciate all the help I can get. I have some audio in my code. ...