is an arcade game developed as part of the study of the Gideros game engine (a kind of "Hello word" project). This mechanic is a clone of an existing mobile game with modifications.
How to play
The player (blue ball) moves towards the "coin" (orange ball). Tapping (pressing LMB) reverses the direction of the player. Your task is to collect as many points as possible and face obstacles (white figures).
Music and sounds are absent. Laziness, maybe I will add later.
As part of testing tools, I use them in game development contests (Jams) or develop simple projects. I love this mechanic, so I use it.
During the development, 2 incorrect decisions were made, which led to the complication of development and not the most optimal solutions. On the one hand, it was more difficult, on the other hand, it made it possible to get to know the game engine even better. Wrong decisions:
1) Using a physics engine to check for collisions.
This led in the future to another wrong decision and made it possible to study how to work with it. But it was possible to do without a physics engine, and just write a few functions to check for collisions.
2) Use sprites as objects of motion, and then synchronize them with physical bodies, and not vice versa.
It was possible to adjust the direction of linear acceleration or forces acting on objects, and then apply their position to the sprites, but then it seemed to me that it was easier to do this.
Of course, most likely, more mistakes were made, the structure of the project I do not like at the moment, and I have not completely decided on the style of the code.
The source code of the project is attached, but I am not responsible for your health after viewing it. Be careful not to take it lightly.
- The physical world is tied in a global coordinate system, which cannot be changed in any way (move, rotate). And I would like to have such an opportunity, or bind it to a specific node (child), so that the local coordinate system is used. This will allow you to easily create interesting game mechanics (for example, just rotate / flip a level in a platform game), without changing anything else (gravity, controls).
Perhaps there is a way to rotate the "camera", but I did not find it.
- Set limits for canvas sizes in HTML5 assembly. Otherwise, it is always stretched and you can see how objects are created outside the left and right borders of the screen.Link to project page: https://e1e5en.itch.io/dashing-ball
As a result, about 20 hours were spent on the project. I liked the game engine and you can start developing a "large" project with its help.