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 to read/write structure from/to a file?

I intent to develop a game engine. this engine will have couple of user interfaces for modellers and sound designers to perform their magics. Basically artists will use this UIs to create a world. ...
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How to make a swinging mechanic like Dani's 3D game? [closed]

I am trying to make a swinging mechanic (like in Dani's Karlson 3D) any help would be appreciated.
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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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Gacha Summoning Event

I am interested in building a gacha summoning event and was wondering if anyone here knows how to do it or could recommend me some tutorials. I am aiming to do something like the Dragon Ball legends. ...
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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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Touchscreen controls for a game

I made a pc game recently (uni project) and now I want to put it on google market but I am having troubles changing original controls to touchscreen. The problem is that I don't really know what I can ...
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Offset on camera following object that accelerates

I have camera a that is actively following an object (a plane) from behind. This object can accelerate or decelerate. I would like to have a camera offset when I move the plane, so it doesn't look so ...
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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 design context menus based on whatever the object is?

I'm looking for a solution for a "Right Click Options" behaviour. Basically any and every item in a game, when right clicked, can display a set of options based on whatever the object is. Right ...
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Interpolate and collisions

Lets take the simple example of a ball bouncing off a wall. The physics is separated from the display. The physics is set to run at say 20 frames per second and the display is running faster than this ...
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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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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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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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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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Showing range on hexagonal grid

Here is the situation. I have hexagonal board,and a unit on it,with speed or move value 4.Diffrent terrain has a diffrent cost.When i click on the unit,game should show me a move range. My solution ...
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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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Math / game design for non-linear armor degradation?

I have a game that is about starships shooting each other. Starships have a values that represent initial Health, Armour and Damage degradation Example 1000, 800, 80% // 1000 HP, 800 Armour, 80 % ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What kinds of conflict-resolution can be fun beyond combat in an RPG?

As someone who grew up on the single-digit Final Fantasy games and AD&D, there are few ways of solving an rpg problem as fun as a fight. Different streams of accomplishment (object acquisition/...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are the ways to deal with elevated tile blocking the view of the tile behind it?

I'm trying to make an isometric tactical rpg type of game. One issue I encountered is that if I elevate an tile, then it starts to block the view behind it. The game is 2D, so there is no freely ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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