Category: Google+ Hangouts

Hangout Highlights – Making Desktop Development Project Decisions

Last week on Corona Geek Hangout 164, we continued with our new game development series focusing on desktop game development using keyboard and mouse inputs. We discussed desktop vs. mobile project configuration settings, aspect ratios, and screen redrawing. We cover what you need to know to set up your project correctly from the beginning. Here are clips from the Hangout.

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Hangout Highlights – Using Keyboard and Mouse For Desktop Game Development

Last week on Corona Geek Hangout 163, we began a brand new game development series focused on creating desktop games using keyboard, mouse, and eventually game controller inputs. We discussed the various similarities and differences between mouse and keyboard inputs and how to remap inputs to create a unified user experience. Here are clips from the Hangout.

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Hangout Highlights – Rapid Level Design Using A Visual Editor

Last week on Corona Geek Hangout 162, we wrapped up our “Monsters Need Coins”, game development series with a look at how to create a self-contained visual editor to quickly design game levels. Ed Maurina walked us through the editor’s user interface, showed us how to go from an 8×8 grid to a working game level in less than a minute, and walked us through the roughly 1000 lines of code used to create the editor. Here are clips from the Hangout.

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Corona Geek #162 – Creating a Visual Game Editor

On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we wrapped up our “Monsters Need Coins”, game development series with a look at how to create a self-contained visual editor to quickly design game levels. Ed Maurina walked us through the editor’s user interface, showed us how to go from an 8×8 grid to a working game level in less than a minute, and walked us through the roughly 1000 lines of code used to create the editor. Download the full source code for the game and the visual game editor to see who everything works.

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