Corona Geek #176 – Twin Stick Game Development – Creating HUDs and Shuffling Items

Corona Geek #176 – Twin Stick Game Development – Creating HUDs and Shuffling Items

Corona Geek On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we continued our twin stick shooter game development series with a look at creating heads up displays (HUDs) using texture wrapping, repeating fills, and image scaling. We also explored using a shuffle bag technique for randomizing items to ensure you select unique items from a given collection of objects.

Download the twin stick shooter project code and make it your own.

Show Notes:

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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.

  • Bob
    Posted at 17:24h, 20 January

    I don’t know what it is this day and AGE…but, Why…why…is Charles video ALMOST (95%) of the time laggy…jumpy…low quality…etc.. Ed’s feed is and has alway been
    very good, as with many others…but Charles this is unacceptable…as many shows
    you have done ..this is just not right …This is also why I quit watching as with many
    others have done also…get some better way to do Corona Geek..broadcasts…

    Fix it!!!

    • Rob Miracle
      Posted at 17:48h, 20 January

      I just played the video and the quality was pretty good. Keep in mind, you’re watching a Google Hangout. The video quality of the presenters is dependent on their Internet upload speeds and in many cases upload speeds are insufficient for video transmission. There is also a chance you saw the video before YouTube finished transcoding the higher definition versions too.

      I would suggest going back and re-watching it, factoring in that it’s a Google Hangout video and see if you’re still having quality issues.

  • Charles McKeever
    Posted at 18:28h, 20 January

    Thank you, Bob. I have a strong connection at home and the Perk office has a good connection, so it must be my computer. Perk upgraded me to a new Macbook Pro and I’ve secured a conference room with a wired network connection. We’re definitely working to step up the quality. The only other option would be to use a different streaming service or add a piece of dedicated streaming hardware into the mix.

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