A game where the primary player action is to attack and eliminate enemies.

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What factors affect the size of ammo limits?

In virtually all shooting games that use ammo, there is also a maximum ammo limit, which often varies between different ammo types. One obvious advantage of using ammo limits is to control the ...
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Java2D Shooting in a line tangent to mouse coordinates

I am making a top down shooter in Java and I need to be able to shoot in a line tangent to the mouse coordinates. In other words I need to be able to click my mouse and have a projectile spawn from my ...
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3d rotation of a Gunner unit to shoot the target

I'm developing a scenario to shoot incoming targets by a specific gunner unit, however I'm confused to actual logic of shooting an object with a gun. I'm working in 3D environment. I'v target's ...
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Why bother with server-side hit detection?

Valve's hit detection tracks player positions from when the bullet fired and then tells clients only whether the hit happened, but I can't see why that is necessary in the first place. Does ...
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Bullets won't shoot out of barrel in top-down shooter

So I am working on a top down shoot and have been stumped on why my bullets refuse to come out of the barrel of the gun. I know about the rotation equation which is x2 = x * cos(theta) - y * ...
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DirectX Bullet Tracer Effect

I'm wondering if anyone knows some common and efficient ways to do a fast tracer for an instant bullet. I've seen people speak on forums of using primitive lines with DirectX, but I doubt this ...
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How can AI compute movement in 2D games

I know how to create a basic AI for a game, where the AI simple creates units that only march forward. The AI only decides when to create a new unit, taking into account a number of considerations. ...
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Questions about networking theory in a 2d shooter game [duplicate]

So currently I am starting to work on a 2d top down space shooter game, and I have just got to networking. So far the client can draw a ship at a desired x, y and rotational coordinate with any set of ...
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About making damage between units

I am making my own Tower Defence game engine. I havent built one before and I don't know lot of stuff how games work. I will take Starcraft as an example. You have a marine shooting a zergling from ...
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Why do most video game guns reload without losing unused ammo in the magazine?

If I have picked up 500 spare ammo and I 73/100 bullets in my current gun, why will I end up with 473 spare ammo instead of 400 (losing the 73 unused rounds in the previous magazine)? Is this just to ...
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Spawning enemies outside of view [closed]

I'm trying to create a 2d shooter for Android. How do I spawn enemies "above" the screen, so that they "enter" the game screen instead of spawning at the top of it? I think I need to make a game ...
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Using buttons on Smartphone shooter games

Just a simple and probably stupid question. I noticed that many iOS and Android shooter games tend to avoid using traditional buttons in favour to autofire. The very first reason to do so is to ...
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Character movement relative to cursor position

I want my top-down shooter character to move towards the mouse when pressing the up arrow and strafe relative at right angles to it when pressing the left and right arrow keys. I can't figure out how ...
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How to Align Gun with Bullets

I have a top-down 2D shooter. I have an image of a player holding a gun, that rotates to face the mouse. Please note that the gun isn't a separate image tethered to the player, but rather part of the ...
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How to make a top down shooter? [closed]

I want to know is with XNA 4.0 (and C#) How do I exactly make a top down shooter? I have been looking for ages, but have been unable to find out how. If someone could tell me how to get started with ...
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How to Effectively Create Bullet Patterns

I'm currently creating a top-down shooter like Touhou. The most important factor of the game is that there are many diverse patterns and ways at which bullets are generated and shot at the player, see ...