Questions tagged [levels]

A discrete space available to the player that forms part of a larger game world.

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Text Only Dungeon Crawler game. Hardcoding Maps vs Generating Map Data externally?

I am trying to make a text-only dungeon crawler game. The general structure for the game is in place (ie. a 'Level' is a 16x16 grid of 'Rooms'). ...
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How to complete a level and move on to the next level?

So, I need to load a different level when the user has crossed the entire level and collides (or triggers) a certain object. For that I have declared ...
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How to create 2D platformer maps without a game engine's editor?

I've been developing a 2D shooting platform videogame for the Sony PSP console using only the ONELua interpreter for the Lua programing language (since there is not any game engine for it). Despite ...
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player teleporting into other levels

So I basically want to load another map once the player collides with a object, specifically a "Portal" in my game. Which is really making the player move onto other levels. I don't want to ...
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Random 100x100 map using all levels from 1 to 100

I'm developing a game where players walk though a 100x100 grid of different rooms. Each room has a level associated with it starting from lvl 1 to lvl 100. The map is divided into 10x10 areas and in ...
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How to render a large, seamless platforming world without scene transitions?

In the game Limbo for example, the whole 2-3 hours of gameplay takes place in one continuous world. The player navigates from one area to another seamlessly, with no obvious loading or transitions. It ...
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Advice on how to organise the levels in a game

I'm thinking of building a 2D platformer game similar to Super Mario Bros, but I'm in the planning process and realised I don't really have a good way of storing information about each level – where ...
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Unity Optimization: Creating Multiple Similar Scenes Effectively

I've been working on a mobile game that uses the same framework for each level in the game, and I was wondering what would be the most efficient way to store all those levels in Unity. Should I only ...
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What is the rule with number of levels? [duplicate]

I have been making my first game, I have a number of levels I was thinking of making, around 20-30 but I'm not sure if this is too many. Is there a hard and fast rule for number of levels to include ...
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Unity3D : Creating & Sharing light-baked levels without updating the game

I want to give myself freedom to add more levels after releasing the game. For creating levels I broke down structure and created a tilemap like a structure. here's an example : I will add them up ...
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How to add scene after build and deployed in Unity?

I want to be able to make new levels after build. I could use a map tool and script but I rather just add scene with all the resource packed with it. But what is the best practice forward?
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How To Architect My Game To Keep the Same Scene Loaded

My Unity game has a large planet GameObject that serves as the map. I want to keep this planet loaded, but still create different levels where enemies and the player are spawned at different locations ...
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How to move a player to predetermined position

So i am developing this game (as part of a larger game), where the player has to collect all the coins before moving on to the next level. Right now, I am using the space key on the keyboard to move ...
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How to seamlessly handle multiple procedural 2D levels in Unity3D?

I have a dungeon generating algorithm, but I would like to generate X levels, which are all connected somehow. I have a few approaches, but all of them has problems and questions, and I wonder how i....
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Texture2D GetPixels - Finding pixels that are not transparent. Problem as finding more than expected

I am trying to make a level design system where I use a low resolution png file with certain pixels filled. My code will turn this location of the pixel in the image into placement of platforms in my ...
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How can I easily create/edit a level for a scrolling shooter game?

I've been asking this question over the years many a time, but I still haven't found an answer when i search for one. Now I have slightly more knowledge of how programming is done and want to start ...
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Creating multiple levels in Unity without duplicating scripts

I'm trying to create a falling word typing game like z-type. I have used the code provided here I want to create multiple levels in the game, and it seems like I need to make some changes in the ...
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Terminology in a hierarchy of levels

My game has a 2-tier hierarchy of levels, it is composed of 6 or more "outer levels" that consist of 8 or more "inner levels". Reaching an inner level unlocks the next inner level. Reaching the top ...
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How are really big maps made? [duplicate]

I'm interested in how huge games like The Witcher 3 and Skyrim create and save the open worlds. In my own game I used a system where I stored the map data in a file seperated by commas. For example '...
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Building Levels... Any tips for nice 'level enclosure'? To avoid having to make un-used parts of a level map

Hi everyone I have made myself a little SWAT action FPS style game. I have the basis of the code very well set up (by my standards!) and can easily add enemies where I want that all act differently by ...
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How to release a new level without having to publish a new version

What can I do to extend the gameplay. So if I know that I will update the game with new levels and dont want to publish a new version every time I have a new level. How can I handle this. Ex: I have ...
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How can i load a level in my gameengine wich is larger than 2GB? C#

i were asking myself how could i load a large Level? My gameengine is written in C# and is rendering with Direct3D11. I just have my class called "Scenery" and the class is able to store all objects ...
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How can I speed up slow loading of big levels?

I created a level loader that loads levels saved in an XML format. This means I am using an XML parser to read the levels. It works, but slightly bigger levels take too long to load. So now I am ...
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Efficient way to load chunks of a 2d level to prevent game from loading stutters

I am building a 2D sidescroller game in Unity3D. It's tile-based. To get better performance I divided the level into chunks. I activate these chunks when the player enters 2D Triggers and deactivate ...
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What is the optimal scene size?

I'm coding a small "Binding of Isaac"-like game, with a little help from the official "Scavengers" Unity tutorial, since it's my first game. In the tutorial every level is ...
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Flexible and extendable system of level objectives (victory/failure conditions) in Unity

I'm trying to come up with a flexible system of level objectives for a Unity game. What I'd like to achieve is to have a system that on each level (scene) can accept a different set of (configurable) ...
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SceneManager.LoadScene doesn't seem to be working in Unity IDE

I'm in the start screen scene of my game and I'm trying to load the actual game. I use the following code: ...
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Importing levels at runtime

I know that the Unity editor can import/export packages which could contains Scenes (levels), but is it possible to import a Scene into a game at runtime without the Unity Editor? What I am trying to ...
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Best way to let the player know there are multiple solutions to a problem?(and force them to play again)

I am going to work on a map for my game that is in first person mode. This is the story(planned). He is on a sinking ship and he wants to escape before the ship sinks. He has a few ways of doing so, ...
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Making world geometry with Ogre3d

In Ogre3d's manual and in the documentation it's said that Ogre::Mesh shouldn't be used for world geometry. Quoting the manual: Mesh objects are assumed to represent movable objects and are not ...
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Different Activities for every level?

So I've got a simple game with different levels. For the most part the levels use the same code, with only slightly different things. Do i have to make a new Activity for every level? The app will ...
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How should I store & read level map?

Ok, so I am trying to create a level map, but I don't know how I should store it. Should I use an array for every level? I feel like that wouldn't be very efficient though. I'm not sure what I should ...
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Load the prefab in the array by name in Unity

I'm using this line of code to select my level, and currently I have different scenes for each levels. I want to be able to reuse the same scene to change levels as well but I don't know how, here's ...
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Should I Have a Ridiculously Easy First Level? [closed]

I am making a game based on a grid and filling in certain squares with certain colors according to some rules. It is level-based, and the difficulty of a level is determined by the size of the grid ...
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Creating a 2D sidescroller with different behavior in each level

I'm creating a game with levels built from tilemaps in LibGDX. I've created the logic for the game that adds entities based on object layers, however, many levels have different behaviors. Do I need ...
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LibGDX - Managing and starting new levels

I have a Manic Miner style game where you need to collect all the items from a screen before you can advance to the next screen. I have a screen class called "PlayScreen" wich starts out by loading ...
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What to do with empty space?

On the game I am developing, I have a very small amount of left-over space on each level screen (but on no other screens.) It is a little less than 5 millimeters (~1/5in) on the left side and bottom. ...
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Level data for Mario or similar platform game [closed]

It has become a widespread to implement a Mario-clone to practise writing platform games or in order to demonstrate how a game engine works. For that reason I expected it to be easy to find level ...
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Drawing a level in SFML (C++)

So in an attempt to move out of the console environment I have set up an SFML poject in Visual Studio. I am currently trying to draw a stage from a vector within a vector (Matrix?), and the results ...
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Level/Asset design for performance Unity

I am a big fan of modular assets. Currently I am designing a 3d game for mobile and I don't know how I should create my levels to get the most out of the device. Should I... create lots of "small" (...
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Managing data for large number of levels in Unity?

I am making a Unity game vaguely in the vein of Candy Crush Saga for a client and am moving in circles trying to decide how to manage the data for all of their levels. In brief, they want to divide ...
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Old Age: Decreasing stats/attributes as characters level up

I just had an off the cuff idea of decreasing stats (strength/speed/stamina) as players level up. After all, higher level characters should have higher level of challenge! (And it's not hard to ...
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Ideas for refactoring regarding simple state management in entities and level

I'm actually developing a very simple 3D game, Arkanoid/Breakout style, with very simple mechanics, and it's progressing while I learn the game dev domain own concepts and techniques (My background is ...
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Levels Map terminology

I wonder if this thing exists and how is it called? What I mean is not "level editor", but a kind of cover map, where you select, which level you want to play and your character symbol moves to the ...
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How can I create borders in an open-world game that don't feel artificial?

When creating open-world maps, a big issue to take into consideration is how "borders" of sorts are implemented. Obviously, in an open-world game, there shouldn't be invisible-wall borders, as it ...
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Should I tell the player they have no chance of completing the level?

Suppose a player has reached a point where they have absolutely no chance of completing the current level, and must restart it and try again. Should I notify them that they will gain nothing by ...
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How to implement level transitioning for 2D Platformer (tile-based)

I'm making a 2D tile-based platformer in C++/SDL and I want the player to move to the next level when they run off the side of the level, but I'm not sure how to implement this. I have tried putting ...
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Easiest way to make a 3D overworld [closed]

Using something like Blender, would it be easier and more time and space efficient to create 'tiles', and use some kind of software like Tiled to use these tiles in the various maps, or would it be ...
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Algo for Minimum no of solving in a level like Bubble Blast2

Is their any way to make a algo to know minimum no of way to solve in Bubble Blast 2. I am trying to make a clone of it. My real problem is only to determine the minimum no of tap to finish the game. ...
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Developing game progress screen [duplicate]

I'm developing an application for iPhone with a screen where the user will track his progress. Something like so, as seen in the Two Dots game: Currently I plan on creating this using constraints and ...