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Ever wanted to develop your own platformer game?

Where to start development of your platformer game?

Generally game development has not been a lucrative business and is mostly for hobbyists which want to just develop something really fun and awesome. Which is why this article will point you in the right direction to start thinking about how to create your platformer game in such a way that it can be captivating for your player and make it fun. The technical details we will point you in the right direction as well so that you can actually start to build your game. Here is an awesome tutorial series on platformer game development. We highly recommend following this series to get more insight into the actual programming of the game. There is a video tutorial and many graphical illustrations of how it is done.

What will help make my platformer game fun?

The biggest issues often faced in platformer games are the frustration that it can often bring to the player. Things such as :

  1. Confusing environments often this happens with too much movement in the background. This can cause the player to loose focus of what actually needs to be achieved. Make it easier for them to understand your level in your platformer.
  2. Hazard clearance distances, often there is a hazard which a player needs to avoid. Don’t make it close to impossible to avoid, this will not challenge your player but rather give them a feeling of failure and frustration.
  3. Gravity often plays a role, make it a little fun by allowing your player to move in a direction while in the air after jumping. This just gives them some extra control and allows them to master new ways of completing tasks in the level.
  4. Power ups and rewards, it’s good to reward your player for completing challenges. Even though this is advised do not grant your player special items too easily. This might make the game lose it’s challenge factor or ambitious factor. Keep your player greedy and ambitious to get the next thing which they need to level up or improve their player.
  5. Create interaction and mystery elements to your game. For example killing an enemy gives your player the ability to use the enemy to throw something at another enemy.

Platformer game development resources

In this platform game development tutorial you will learn to build something similar to this:

platformer game development tutorial
platformer game development tutorial

How to make a rpg

What is a role playing game?

A role playing game consists of a adventure type feel where a player can explore a game world and pick up items along the way and level up and improve their strength or health as they go along. Role playing games usually have a few components to them.

  • A item inventory system which holds power ups, health improvements and more.
  • Monetary system which allows players to buy inventory items or improvements.
  • Battle system either of the action type which the player can roam around the map and fight off enemies. The other is turn based where the player encounters enemies and can attack with their abilities in a turn based fashion.
  • Story lines, the most important component of a good role playing game is a compelling story line. The story line keeps the player coming back for more.

How would you make an rpg?

There are many options for making rpg games such as rpg maker, phaser and unity as your game frameworks or engines.

Planning your rpg game

However the most important part of making your rpg is planning it out. Ask yourself who is your hero in the game, your antagonist and your side role players. You also may want to adopt side games to allow your player to just be slightly distracted from the main story line, this should keep your player interested and compelled. Next you need to figure what sorts of items and power ups you will have in your game. Also will some have a commercial value or will it just be items which can only be used. It’s often nice to have both features to allow the monetary system of your game to fit in very nicely with items which have just been discovered roaming your game map.

For the more technical side you can follow this excellent tutorial series on how to make an rpg :

Phaser rpg and role playing game tutorial