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SDL Game Development by Shaun Mitchell

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Chapter 8. Creating Alien Attack

The framework has come on in leaps and bounds and we are almost ready to make our first game. We are going to create a simple 2D sidescrolling shooter in the vein of the classic '80's and '90's shooter games such as R-Type or Pulstar. However, the game will not be set in space. Aliens have attacked earth and only you and your weaponized helicopter can stop them. One level of fast-paced action is available in the source code downloads and this chapter will cover the steps taken to create it. Here is a screenshot of the game we will be creating:

Creating Alien Attack

And another slightly more hectic shot:

There are still a few things that ...

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