Endless Runner Game Development Highlights – Generating Hallway Segments, Adding Particle Effects, and Restarting

Recently on Corona Geek Hangout 133, we continued working on our endless runner game by adding code to generate continuous hallways, add particle effects, and automatically restart the game when the player object runs into a wall. By the end of the Hangout our game was looking a lot like the original. Watch these clips to see highlights from the conversation. Download the code and follow along.

Corona Geek #134 – Game Dev, Part 6 – Particle Effects, Counting, and Score Keeping

During last week’s Hangout we continued development on our endless runner game. We added code to generate continuous hallways, handle memory cleanup of previous wall segments, and automatically restart the game when the player collides with a wall. We also added particle effects to the player. This week we talked more about how the particle effects work, added code to keep track of player progress, and added an interface for the player’s score and speed.

Game Development Series Highlights – Creating Walls

Here are a collection of clips from Hangout 131 where we started writing code to create walls in our endless runner game. The process involved some 2D math, but you don’t have to understand all the details to follow along. We also talked with Walter Luh about the recent Corona Free announcement and Corona support for desktop apps.

Guest piece: In game development, it’s all about details

For those of you who have played OmNomster, it’s likely that you haven’t noticed some of the small, subtle details that I’ve added to the game. That’s fine, since these effects shouldn’t be exaggerated to overwhelm the game. You actually shouldn’t notice them consciously, but they should give you an overall impression that the scene is real and alive.

Corona Labs and OUYA partner to create more opportunities for game developers on the big screen

From an action-packed arcade game to a turn-based RPG, some games look 10x more awesome on the big screen. To provide Corona developers with more distribution opportunities, we’re thrilled to announce a partnership with OUYA an innovative game console that’s made headlines for their developer-friendly approach to gaming.