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Trouble conceptualizing power-ups


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#1 JDCAce   Members   -  Reputation: 146

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:04 AM

I've built a basic pong game, but I'd like to add powerups that will increase or decrease paddle size or ball speed, or do other stuff. However, I'm having trouble coming up with how to implement them in a object-oriented way. Should I make a Powerup class? How do I make different instances have different effects? Should I create a separate class for each type of Powerup?

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#2 kd7tck   Members   -  Reputation: 719

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:48 AM

Have the powerups tied to an entity system, the powerup would be a subtype of entity for game elements like the ball or paddle.

Google entity system for C#, to find out how to make one.




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