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Game & Watch style movement?


Anywhere Games 2022-06-17 20:22

How would one create movement with sprites that emulates the Game & Watch movement style?

Timo 2022-06-17 22:11 (Edited)

Am I right that you don't have experience in programming? No offence, everybody has to start somewhere :)

I recommend you to read my BASIC tutorial to get some basic understanding:

With this and the "Getting Started" chapter of the manual, you should be ready to do some experiments.

Game & Watch style games are not very difficult, I think, but you need some programming knowledge.

Anywhere Games 2022-06-17 23:02

I have experience with Game Editor a game creation app just new to Basic…

McPepic 2022-06-17 23:50

The game and watch didn't even have sprites, did it? I'd figure you could just cycle through a list of screen positions and characters. Then you could go through and draw each animation frame in sequence.

was8bit 2022-06-18 05:35

Game and watch games were made on a device that had liquid crystal display... so no real animation... just crystal shapes preplaced, and only allowing on turned on at a time to simulate movement..

You can accomplish this by placing sprites in place, and loading a real image in only one, while the other ones are loaded with blank images...

was8bit 2022-06-18 06:15

Keep your eye on this one... i will finish it into a full game soon :)

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