Sometimes you might want to check what’s next to an object. You might want to check if a duck is sneaking up behind you, or you might want to create blocks that can only be pushed horizontally, but not vertically. We can do this without too much difficulty.
For some reason you might want to create custom movement in your game. Ducks that can only walk left, crates that can only be pushed horizontally, that sort of thing. There’s a very simple way to do that, and I will show you how.
There might be times when you want to check for something only in a certain direction. You might, for example, want to create blocks that can only be pushed horizontally. Or you might want to create a duck that can only walk left. Whatever your reasons, you specify things to occur only in specific directions.
I have created a series of intermediate tutorials for PuzzleScript. These tutorials are aimed at someone with no prior knowledge about programming, except that you have read my beginner tutorials for PuzzleScript.
Typically PuzzleScript is used to make top down games, but you can in fact emulate some of the elements of side-scrollers, albeit with the limited rules of puzzle script, in that it is still turn based. This tutorial will cover how to make gravity. Sample Project Open the sample project. I’ve given a basic level…
PuzzleScript is great fun, but wouldn’t it be nice to know how to animate with it? Well, now you can with this tutorial. I also introduce the ‘again’ keyword, which is crucial for PuzzleScript success.
So you have this idea for a great Puzzle Script game, but it involves checkpoints. You want the player to be able to reset to the checkpoint if they press reset or if they die. How do you do that? This tutorial will cover it, and it’s very simple.