I am writing, for pure fun, a small shoot'em'up.
I would like to do things the "right way".
What tutorials / readings do you suggest to implement main topics:
ship movement / projectile & enemy movement?
I've already implemented a very basic version of movement simply adding to x or y if the player is pressing a button but then I thought...
I need also acceleration in order to enable power ups...
Same problem will be with enemy waves (acceleration, rotation, specular patterns).
How should I proceed?
Is there any book to read or tutorial or article about those topics?
Really thanks :)
If you Google search '16 gif space shooter' you'll find a decent tutorial.
I used it as a very loose basis for the space shooter I did awhile back. Feel free to peruse the code and ask me if you have any questions:
Hi sloum and thanks for your input!
Wow you made a great game, I aim to do something like it!
I already saw that tutorial and it was great to start but still the problems about acceleration and enemy waves rotation and moving patterns stand.
I think this is what can make nice game out of an average game.
Basic 2D vector physics? Something like this should see you in the right direction.
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