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Creating Adventure Games for Teens by Jason Darby

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CHAPTER 9EDITORS

In this chapter, we discuss the various kinds of editors and how they can be essential in not only making the process of creating a game easier but also in less time. In Chapter 10, we will create an editor which you can then use to load content into agame.

WHAT ARE EDITORS?

You may have not come across the term, or you may have heard gaming companies refer to the term “editor.” In its most basic form, an editor is a program that can change or edit data. Most gaming companies use editors to place game content, or items, such as crates, people etc., in a game world. Editors are used to quickly change values of particular objects, such as the health of a character, the power of a sword, or the location (X, Y) of an object on-screen. ...

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