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.

Corona Geek #131 – Walter Luh on Corona Free and Game Design Part 3 – Creating Walls

During today’s Hangout, Walter Luh joined us to discuss the recent announcement that Corona is now free and will be adding desktop support for OSX and Win32. We also continued our game design series by writing code to create walls in our endless runner game. Creating walls at a 45 degree angle that can be used for collision detection takes a little bit of 2D match, but Ed Maurina from Roaming Gamer, LLC. took us through the code we needed to know.

Corona Geek #129 – Game Design Basics and Using Transition Library

During last week’s Hangout we wrapped up our series on using Composer Library with a look at creating custom Composer Library transitions. This week we started a new series on game mechanics with a focus on breaking down the various elements and mechanics of an existing endless runner game. We also spent time discussing the Transition Library and how it can be used to add motion to your apps.

Corona Geek Composer Library Series Highlights

Recently on Corona Geek, we hosted a series of discussions on Composer that focused on how it is used to manage display objects, manage memory, pass data between scenes and create custom transitions. Here’s a summary of what we covered complete with video clips to help you jump into the parts of the conversation that interest you most.