Game Dev for Dummies (Part 3)

Game number 3 is complete! It’s a simple Brick Breaker style game (you know the kind – control a paddle to bounce the ball and destroy bricks) but I really feel like I’ve learnt a lot throughout this. I mean, I’m not exactly going to be rocking out the next AAA title any time soon, but I’m picking up new skills all the time:

  • Importing assets, creating sprite sheets and setting up a menu of style:
    Start > Level 1 > Level 2 > Level 3 > WIN > Restart
    (Lose)           >                         Restart
  • Playing background music continuously through each scene with DontDestroyOnLoad;
  • An introduction to 2D physics including mass and gravity;
  • Controlling a ball using triggers and colliders via script;
  • Controlling paddle movement by mouse and implementing boundaries;
  • Swapping sprites and destroying objects when hit;
  • Automated play testing via script to save you the frustration;
  • Adding sound effects and an introduction to particle systems.

Block Breaker

I used some Adventure Time backgrounds and made character bricks in my version of the game which you’re welcome to check out.

Go to: Part One | Part Two | Part Three |

About Georgie

At 24 years of age, I have finally accepted my inner nerd. It's time to finally tell the world! Electronics student with a love for all things geek and gaming. Grab a cup of tea and let's talk Star Wars.
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7 Responses to Game Dev for Dummies (Part 3)

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  3. Can I just say that you have had an impressive turnaround on pumping out these past three games?

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    • Georgie says:

      Thanks 🙂 It does help that they have all been relatively simple so far and there’s a certain degree of hand-holding on the course I’m following. I have a feeling things are going to step up a bit through the next few projects though.

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  4. TomInbound says:

    This is awesome stuff! It’s good that you’ve made a lot of simpler games because at least they get finished unlike 99% of mine 😀 After every project you seem to get better!

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