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#1 waxie   Members   -  Reputation: 111

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:30 AM

Hi there everyone,

I am in the process of making my 1st platformer game akin to Mario/Sonic and im still learning all the details. Ive started it in SDL but am now looking at SFML.

I have been looking at level design and how you move your player around the screen. I understand that for the level design you put sprites on the screen at different location such as:

- a platform you can jump on
- a spike on the floor
- a baddie in the corner
- some ladders that you can climb.
- etc, etc

After doing some reading on the net everyone seems to make thier own level designer but I just wanted to ask the experts here what you all do.

My questions are:

What does everyone else use to generate maps for their 2D Platformer games?
Do you all use some kind of Map Editor thats available out there?
Is there a free map editor that I can use?
Or do you just roll your own?

Thanks in advance for your replies

Edited by waxie, 22 May 2012 - 06:31 AM.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:12 AM

Check out Tiled and Mappy. They are both fairly widely-used Tile-Based Map editors and can be used in your games.
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#3 waxie   Members   -  Reputation: 111

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:33 AM

Cheers for pointing me in the right direction BeerNutts. Posted Image

I'll check them out now!
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