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Aug
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comment How can I test if an oriented rectangle contains another oriented rectangle?
The top 3 results for 2d collision detection may be helpful.
Aug
21
comment How can I test if an oriented rectangle contains another oriented rectangle?
I believe that @KromStern is simply referring to a decent Hit-testing implementation.
Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
Apr
4
comment Which features belong to the engine and which ones to a game?
+1 for keeping the spirit of the Rule of three.
Feb
16
awarded  Yearling
Dec
21
comment How to encourage players to level up multiple characters?
@Doorknob +1 for number 1, as the Lego Starwars game does nearly this. Certain areas of the map cannot be completed without certain characters which do not become available till later in the game, encouraging the player to play through the original levels with new characters to gain additional completion items, like models, or additional resources to purchase new characters or upgrades.
Dec
21
comment How to encourage players to level up multiple characters?
@Doorknob 3 should work even in single player, as in your "party" receives some portion of your main character's XP, etc.
Nov
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awarded  Critic
Oct
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comment What exactly does the XNA resdistributable installer do?
@clamp see: "required information to registry" in the answer.
Sep
18
answered PHP Browser Game Question - Pretty General Language Suitability and Approach Question
May
31
comment What are milestones for a game developer to gauge their progress?
+1 for "But I think the only real measure is the development of games!"
May
31
answered What are milestones for a game developer to gauge their progress?
May
23
awarded  Editor
May
23
revised Advice on a PHP RPG System
changed "the" to "that" in the sentence "After you've got all of the loaded..."
May
7
comment Loading content (meshes, textures, sounds) in the background
Have you taken a look at Background Loading in XNA, just instead of a Loading screen you'll be showing your game world?
May
7
comment How can I architect my game tools to allow for easy extension?
I like what you describe, but since you are asking for other ways to deal with your situation, I recommend taking a look at Plug-in (Computing). See also: Plug-in Architecture Framework for Beginners, Plugin Architecture, Plug-in Architectures
May
7
comment What is a systematic process for choosing a mobile game engine?
Feel free to mark it as an answer when you are able to.
May
4
answered What is a systematic process for choosing a mobile game engine?
May
4
answered Advice on a PHP RPG System
May
3
answered Is it possible to combine Blender with PHP?