09 March 2015
Corona Geek #132 – Game Design Part 4 – Adding A Player, Touch Inputs, and Camera Movement
During last week’s Hangout Walter Luh joined us to discuss the recent announcement that Corona SDK is now free. We also continued our game design series with a look at the 2D math required to create walls at a 45 degree angle.
This week we added a player object, explored touch inputs, and created camera movement for our endless runner game.
Each week we’ll be adding new pieces to our game. Download the code from the repo and follow along.
February’s Corona Geek Games Winner Announced
Congratulations to Noah Malewicz from ChunkyApps for being this month’s high score winner. Noah scored 368 on Crossy Road and earned himself a $50 gift card.
March’s Game – Let’s Play
The new game for March is Zig Zag Boom, which is also the game we are breaking down in our endless runner game development series. ZZB is available on iOS and Android.
To compete in this month’s Corona Geek Games, the rules are simple. Play the game for a high score, then share a photo / screenshot of your score on the Corona Geek Facebook wall for a chance to win. Download Zig Zag Boom for iOS or Zig Zag Boom for Android now and start playing. March’s winner will be announced April 6th. Good luck!
Want to suggest a game?
The game can be yours or someone else’s. Games that play for high score on iOS and Android work best. If you have a recommendation, leave it in the comments below.
Replay Last Week’s Show
- Corona Geek #131 – Walter Luh on Corona Free and Game Design Part 3 – Creating Walls
- Suggest Hangout Discussion Topics
- Download the endless runner game clone repo
- Corona Super Starter Kit
- Learn to Program Using Corona SDK
- Save $5 on Widget Themes from Crave Creative
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