Game Development

Tutorials and Articles on the subject of game development in its many varied forms.

Complete games

The mechanics and methods used in the development of complete games, through examples.

Raytracing, Vision and Light

Methods and tutorials on the subjects of light and vision, often using Raytracing methods.

Terrain Generation

Methods, tutorials and articles on the varied subject of terrain and map generation.

Tile Based

Many game, particularly classic RPGs and Strategy game make use of tile based grids, which we discuss here.

Useful geometry methods

Some methods are used again and again in game development - we present some of these useful functions for your usage.

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Movement speeds on different tile types

Intermediate 1 years ago (09:13:28am Sat 21st Jan, 2017)

We can't move on all surfaces with the same ease, so now we learn how to set different movement speeds dependant on the type of tile.

HTML Javascript Canvas GameDev Graphics TileMap Tutorial
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Active tiles, ice and conveyor belts

Intermediate 1 years ago (09:03:44am Sat 21st Jan, 2017)

Making tiles just sit there and look pretty, we see how to force Character movement with slippery tiles and moving surfaces.

HTML Javascript Canvas GameDev Graphics TileMap Tutorial
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Animated Sprites in Canvas

Intermediate 1 years ago (08:15:17am Sat 21st Jan, 2017)

Animating the sprites we're using on our Canvas game with some simple Javascript.

HTML Javascript Canvas GameDev Graphics TileMap Tutorial
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Using PNG Tilesheets for Graphics

Intermediate 1 years ago (07:36:14am Fri 20th Jan, 2017)

Improving the appearance of our Canvas map by using an Image tilesheet for our Graphics.

HTML Javascript Canvas GameDev Graphics TileMap Tutorial
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More Tile Types for the Tile Map

Intermediate 1 years ago (09:46:44am Thu 19th Jan, 2017)

Making it simple to add more types of tiles to our map, and creating some helper functions for Character movement.

HTML Javascript Canvas GameDev TileMap Tutorial
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Viewport and Culling on a Tile Map

Intermediate 1 years ago (03:19:17pm Wed 18th Jan, 2017)

Displaying maps larger than the visible area by moving the viewport and culling off-screen tiles.

Javascript HTML Canvas GameDev TileMap Tutorial
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Character, Movement and Input on a Tile Map

Intermediate 1 years ago (07:38:56pm Tue 17th Jan, 2017)

We now look at adding a Character and converting user input to movement in our tile map tutorial.

Javascript HTML Canvas GameDev TileMap Tutorial
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Drawing a Tile Map - Canvas & Javascript

Intermediate 1 years ago (10:11:16am Tue 17th Jan, 2017)

Discover the basics of tile maps, using Canvas and Javascript. In this tutorial we'll learn how to draw a simple Tile Map to an HTML Canvas.

Javascript HTML Canvas GameDev TileMap Tutorial
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