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I am making a 2D game and I'd like a visual cue when the player gets hurt. Currently, I have a simple blinking red dot that shows up for 2 seconds after damage, but it's not very immersive.

Many games shake the screen to indicate damage. How could I implement such an effect?

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    – Lysol
    Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 1:35

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Define a vector that shifts the rendered position of everything.

When that vector is (0,0), the screen is still. Changing it randomly every 5-10 frames causes the screen to shake. You can smooth this change if you like.

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