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Chapter 10. A Simple Side-Scrolling Shooting Game

This chapter will describe a simple game, develop a basic plan, and then cover its implementation. The implementation will be done in a pragmatic iterative style. A high-level first pass will get the game structure working. This will then be refined until it approaches the original description of the game.

A Simple Game

A simple game will demonstrate all the techniques that have been covered so far. We’ll build a 2D scrolling shooter game. This type of game is quite simple to make and then easy to expand by adding more features. The pragmatic way to develop this game is to create a working game as quickly as possible, but it’s still important to plan up front what these first stages will be. Figure ...

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