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Monkan

Member Since 11 Oct 2010
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In Topic: Good open source engine 2d?

31 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

You should check out -
cocos2d - http://www.cocos2d-x.org/
and
moai - http://getmoai.com/

I think they are what you're looking for.

In Topic: Finding a 2D game engine that does not require programming in their environment

10 April 2014 - 05:13 PM

I would recommend having a look at Moai,

http://getmoai.com/

it does everything you want, runs on all platforms imaginable, open source so you get all the C++ code.

I hadn't paid attention to it for a while and I just had another look recently and it looks like it has come a long way.

In Topic: Preferred Mapping Mode

10 December 2013 - 04:32 PM

I don't know the term Mapping Mode but if you just mean where the origin is then I would go for in the centre for my world and bottom left for my UI as I find it a bit easier to lay out. It's all down to your own preference though. I presume people started using the top right as the origin because that is where pixels were drawn from on monitors.


In Topic: I'm stuck in my programming career

10 December 2013 - 04:22 PM

There are lots of simple to use, beginner friendly engines out there these days that make your life easier if you want to get stuck in. Gamemaker is very good, there are also a few engine such as Moai and Corona that expose all their engine functionality to Lua so you can write entire games in a scripting language.

 

To be honest though if you've only been programming "off and on for a few months" then I would suggest carrying on with whatever you've been doing, you've got a lot to learn and learning the basics of programming in any language is going to be the same. Jumping about between engines and languages will just have getting confused and spending a lot of time getting a whole lot of nothing done.

 

Keep going with the Python stuff, if you've got a polygon drawing then all you need to do is move it around and you've almost got pong.

 

Good luck.


In Topic: Website to upload game for free

10 December 2013 - 04:00 PM

http://store.indiecity.com/

 

They've got an easy to follow upload process


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