I'm looking for some references that could help me learn how to program some really basic 2D enemy behaviours.
I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the AI section but I think it might be more suitable to be posted here since it has more to do with basic maths than any AI related algorithms.
Could anyone help recommend some resources (books, posts, videos) that could help me understand how to properly implement the basics of enemy movement in 2d games ? So far I've only managed to get them to chase the player character and to stop moving on collision, but the movement is pretty unrealistic and once the collision occurs the enemies all "pile up" on the player character. I'm doing this in C++ so no guides that explain how to script this using an engine api please.
Okay, so I am an artist and have been for 6 years. However, I struggle to write code. I'd like to make a small demo of a game I'd like to make one day. If your willing to help it'd be much appreciated. so here is the concept: it's a survival game that involves cute characters that are mochi.
Draft version 0.01 (24 December, 2015)
The game concept revolves around city building and exploration. The target audience will be age 9+ (most likely because of the possibility of fighting). The cute graphics should appeal to all audiences male and female. The gameplay includes elements of real-time strategy games (such as warcraft ) with faster paced action (such as clash of clans). In order to build your city, you will need to explore the surrounding environment and collect items (such as in minecraft). The gameplay will less intense than warcraft and clash of clans, so the focus will be more on casual gamers than hardcore gamers.
I am from an indie studio that has received funding for our concept and is ready to create the next generation 2D Pokemon-inspired MMORPG called Phantasy World. This ad is for a volunteer position but hopefully will transition into something more. Our vision is to create a game that draws inspiration from the series but is dramatically different in both aesthetics and gameplay as the work would be our own.
We are hoping that you can help us make this a reality and are looking for game developers familiar with the unreal engine and would be happy to work on a 2D top down game. Sprite artists are also welcome as we are in desperate need of talented artists! Join our discord and let's have a chat! https://discord.gg/hfDxwDX
Here's a teaser as to what our in game characters look like when moving in the game world! Hope to see you soon!
So I'm currently working on a rogue-like top-down game that features melee combat. Getting basic weapon stats like power, weight, and range is not a problem. I am, however, having a problem with coming up with a flexible and dynamic system to allow me to quickly create unique effects for the weapons. I want to essentially create a sort of API that is called when appropriate and gives whatever information is necessary (For example, I could opt to use methods called OnPlayerHit() or IfPlayerBleeding() to implement behavior for each weapon). The issue is, I've never actually made a system as flexible as this.
My current idea is to make a base abstract weapon class, and then have calls to all the methods when appropriate in there (OnPlayerHit() would be called whenever the player's health is subtracted from, for example). This would involve creating a sub-class for every weapon type and overriding each method to make sure the behavior works appropriately. This does not feel very efficient or clean at all. I was thinking of using interfaces to allow for the implementation of whatever "event" is needed (such as having an interface for OnPlayerAttack(), which would force the creation of a method that is called whenever the player attacks something).
Here's a couple unique weapon ideas I have:
Explosion sword: Create explosion in attack direction.
Cold sword: Chance to freeze enemies when they are hit.
Electric sword: On attack, electricity chains damage to nearby enemies.
I'm basically trying to create a sort of API that'll allow me to easily inherit from a base weapon class and add additional behaviors somehow. One thing to know is that I'm on Unity, and swapping the weapon object's weapon component whenever the weapon changes is not at all a good idea. I need some way to contain all this varying data in one Unity component that can contain a Weapon field to hold all this data. Any ideas?
I'm currently considering having a WeaponController class that can contain a Weapon class, which calls all the methods I use to create unique effects in the weapon (Such as OnPlayerAttack()) when appropriate.