Corona Geek #162 – Creating a Visual Game Editor

Corona Geek #162 – Creating a Visual Game Editor

On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we wrapped up our “Monsters Need Coins”, game development series with a look at how to create a self-contained visual editor to quickly design game levels. Ed Maurina walked us through the editor’s user interface, showed us how to go from an 8×8 grid to a working game level in less than a minute, and walked us through the roughly 1000 lines of code used to create the editor.

As always, you can download the full source code for the game and the visual game editor to see who everything works. Corona Geek

Next week we will talk with Microsoft Game Evangelist, Tobiah Zarlez about the future of game development. We will also start a brand new desktop game development series, where we will ultimately implement keyboard shortcuts and game controller inputs.

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Charles McKeever

Charles McKeever is a life long computer geek who enjoys exploring technologies to understand how they work, how they can be smashed together, and how they can be used to fuel entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Ed Maurina
    Posted at 08:19h, 24 May


    Please note that the ‘Hire a hitman’ service is no longer available.
    -Ed Maurina (aka The Roaming Gamer)

  • Charles McKeever
    Posted at 08:48h, 24 May

    Thanks for the update, Ed. The link to the service has been removed.

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