Questions tagged [game-mechanics]

A set of rules that govern an in-game experience. Game design is an effort to come up with game mechanics that allow for players to have a fun and engaging experience.

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How do I create a tile-based footprint trail?

Currently I am working on a quick game for some friends, but I don't know the proper name for this type of game, so here is an example of the mechanic in The Lion King II: To unlock the exit, you ...
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conversion between world space and screen space

I am making a multiplayer game with gravity mechanics and planetary motion. I started by hard coding coordinates according to canvas size but now i am realizing that for different resolution planet ...
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I want to develop a game what should i learn to do it [closed]

Which language i need to start a game? And they exist some app or linksenter code here explaining that. Tanks
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How can I design a battle algorithm for my MMORTS?

So I am actually developing a MMORTS myself, and this is getting me stuck a bit. So lets say you have two opposing armies who just started their battle. How should the code determine who is the winner?...
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Implementing beat detection algorithm on mobile

So, I've been looking for a way to detect beats on a streamed song on mobile(like listening on Spotify or Youtube etc.) I've found the most used methods are either using already known songs or using ...
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SDL2 C++ How to make enemy move in random directions

How do i make an Enemy move in random directions? I tried this but it doesnt work how i want it to.. thats why im asking what i need to do, to achieve that? (Pseudo code would be cool) ...
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How to switch between multiple cameras in a Unity Scene, Silent Hill-style

I have 3 cameras in a practice scene that I want to switch between. Currently, I have a meshless cube acting as a trigger with the following script ...
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Need help with making number system for idle game

So, I want to create a new game. I have problems with how to store large numbers in the game and how to output them. I have written a small pseudo code that contains everything I need to play the game ...
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Explicit difficulty selection without breaking the game flow

According to the flow theory, in short, if the challenge is too hard, from flow state the player will go into an anxiety state, and if the challenge is too easy, he will go into a boredom state. This ...
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Why is my player falling through the Tiled map?

I am gassed. I have this game due very very soon. I made my player so that it doesn't fall through or go through tiles from Tiled that have the property "blocked". I do not know why but it is not ...
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How do I make match 3 blockers bigger than a 1x1 cell?

How do I implement blockers in a match 3 game that are bigger than the normal 1x1 cell size? Here is a short example clip from the game Genies & Gems level 181. It shows a circle blocker of size ...
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What are known game mechanics to disallow player to become infinitely rich still keeping it fun to progress?

I want to make an online game with a leaderboard. A player should be able to gather tools/resources to continue exploring/harvesting. The problem I want to solve is that someone can find a way to ...
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most flexible way to implement a buff /debuff system for a RPG game [duplicate]

I'm making an RGP board game where I have different heros, each one of them belongs to some types for example ("Aatrox" is a Dragon and a Ninja hence he belong to these two types),and each player has ...
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Simple Orbital transfer and intercept equation

I'm working on a game which has a game board made up of objects orbiting the center of the board. You can think of it as our solar system, but greatly simplified in terms of physics. All objects ...
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What colour space or mixing algorithm should I use for “watercolor-like” colour mixing in-game?

I want to make a game where the player creates potions out of coloured ingredients, and I think the RGB or HSV colour spaces would be confusing for players expecting (red + yellow = orange, red + blue ...
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How to handle all the customization data for a Loot and Shooter?

Games like Borderlands, Fortnite, Destiny all have some sort of mechanic where your skills are modifiable by the equipment you carry. For example in Borderlands, you can equip a pistol with generic ...
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Concept design-pattern for industry simulation required

I am making a mobile game simulating industry. A brief high level description is below. A hub could be thought of as a base/city, within which there are rooms/buildings which determine what is ...
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WoW attack speed calculation

Reading up on attack speed calculations for World of Warcraft I noticed that the formula for attack speed is: Attack_speed = "current attack speed" / (("Percent increase or decrease" / 100) + 1 )...
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How to create a over world map with multiple sub maps

my game's idea is to use a open world map consisting of say 4096x4096 size, and multiple grids of 64x64 size. When I click on any grid, the map zooms in to show that grid(either creating in from ...
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Best way to do multiple choice in Unity 2D? [duplicate]

So I'm about to start development on a game in unity that is going to require multiple choice each choice having a some what unique function. I've thought of 2 ways of doing this but I'm unsure if ...
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What is the best way to implement the story functionality (dialogue and cutscene management, etc.) in an RPG?

I would like to know what the best way to implement the story functionality of an RPG would be. I am writing the game in C++ using the SFML library for graphics, and I have implemented drawing tiles, ...
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object position handling for multiplayer a game

I am creating a multiplayer HTML game which focuses on manipulating planet trajectories with gravity points. I am creating bunch of planets with random initial velocity and random direction and i am ...
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some questions about game development [closed]

I'm a web developer, I also love games, but I really don't know anything about game development. Recently I've decided to write an outline document about an idea. I've got a few questions to get me ...
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Manage weapon special gear enhancements (buff, life steal, fire DoT, slow enemies, etc)

I plan to develop an RPG, and I struggle with my weapon damage calculation. I'd like to be able to attach modifiers to swords, like life steal, damage buff, fire damage over time, make the enemies ...
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Moving an object to random points Unity3d c#

So here is the problem I want to change the position of gameObject to specific points that I declared with empty objects randomly but the problem is the moment the object reaches one of the points it ...
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Mimicking enemy boss movement of Wonderboy in Monster Land

I want to imitate the movement of the "Death" boss enemy in Wonderboy in Monster Land. At first, I thought it just moves with a sine wave, but it's not. The up and down movement is erratic. I ...
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How should I structure the layout and saving system of my game concept?

I am a huge fan of Minecraft and (to an extent) Terraria. I’ve always wanted to make my own version of that type of Creative sandbox game, and recently I’ve been thinking of so many things I could add ...
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How do I prevent players from flying too low in an infinite sky?

Let's say I have a game that allows the player completely free, open world flight, and the world itself is a bunch of floating islands. This creates some problems with flying too low, such as reaching ...
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Make suspension for Car using Matter.js

I'm attempting to recreate a Hill Climb Racing game through using matter.js. However, I'm stuck on the part of creating a realistic suspension using constraints. The main issue is that the constraint (...
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How can I store “charges” on a player persistently between game sessions

I've got an idea for a gamemode for a Garrysmod RP server but I don't know if it's realistic within Lua. I specifically want to make my script apply variables to a person when they shoot another ...
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Problem making wave animation

I want to simple wave-like animation using mesh. I thought that it would look like a wave if there would be a point at the middle of the mesh and change z axis of that point, and after this I change ...
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Unity Making a parry system where weapons collide (For honor style)

I've always been fascinated by games like For Honor and the way that when you parry an attack the weapons collide. Because of this, I wanted to implement such a feature in my own game. However, I ...
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Engaging ways to include party members in a fast-paced action RPG

Imagine a dynamic action RPG, where you constantly need to use your reflex to avoid bullets and fight against hordes of enemies. What would be a best way to incorporate other team members? I can think ...
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Return the success or failure of an event occurring with a given percentage C#

I'm working on a skill based system that does away with the concept of RNG despite player skill. Basically, my concept is this: A player's chance to make something is based on ...
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Emerald AI animal not fleeing

Hey guys I have set up a =n animal to be a cautions cowered but he stops instead of running away. I am using unity version 2018.3.11 with emerald AI 2.2. Here is how I have the scene set up : Emerald ...
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Android problem with onTouchEvent

I'm making some sort of clone for FlappyBird, but with some adjustments. I want to change from the FlappyBird's mechaninc of jumping to make the bird raise as long as the player is long-pressing the ...
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How to draw a diagonal sine wave line renderer

I'm trying to use a LineRenderer component to draw a sine wave from point A to B and I'm using mouse position. However what I did so far is not working as expected, ...
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How to address players struggling with simple controls?

I have an HTML game I built with Phaser 3, and I can't decide what to do with the controls. I've changed them several times, and now I feel like I've hit a sweet spot between usability and fun. ...
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Snake game steering with Java FX

I am currently trying to make a snake game with Java FX, I read several posts about it and I understand on theory how to move the snake body (for each part of the snake reference the previous one and ...
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C# 2D game collision detection huge problem

I'm making my first game using C# and Monogame and I have a huge problem with collision detection. The entire code is in a link below: My game code So, I use Vector2 to keep position and dimensions ...
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In tactical combat games, why does shooting end your turn?

I was wondering about this particular game mechanic in tactical combat games, like XCOM2, where you have two actions, which may be: move+move reload+move move+reload move+attack ...but not attack+...
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Web based poker on Phaser 3

Please can somebody help me as I'm a lil bit new to game dev and user interface designing. I am trying to create a simple Texas holdem poker using phaser3 for multiplayer application. I have a few ...
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How to make obstacles spawn randomly but still leave a way for player to pass?

I'm trying to make a game like Crossy Road: In this game, you control the character(the frog in this case) to go across the streets, and you have to prevent your character from being hit by a car. ...
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Unity 2d Player Glow like on off

I want my player to glow like in a loop of on and off for light it emitting and when he touches certain material with different light it should glow with that color
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Why do games have consumables?

Thinking along the lines of this question, and the too awesome to use trope in general. Why do game designers want to include consumable items in their games? Mortal Kombat 11 got me thinking... ...
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Magic Number Difficulty Balancing

So I've been working on my game for roughly two years now and although it's significantly more balanced than it was a year ago, I still feel like it's too easy, or rather, doesn't really have any sort ...
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How can I implement slow motion for one player in multiplayer?

Special attacks in Mortal Kombat Mobile require slow motion i.e. delay in game play. On multiplayer mode, when the opponent uses special attacks, I don't observe any lag/delay. When I use special ...
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OnCollisionEnter calls rapidly

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How can I prevent/balance waiting and turtling as a response to cooldown mechanics

I'm working on a turn-based RPG with classes. I want one of the spellcaster classes to have standard magic points, but another to have abilities with time limitations, one or more of Use ability ...
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Weapon Reloading Bug

I'm developing a top-down shooter in Java with Slick2D, and I've been ignoring this bug for a while because I'm not sure what causes it. I have numerous weapons that you can buy from the shop and ...

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