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Newcomers AppGameKit Corner / Hello i need help

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Tootyfruty
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Posted: 28th May 2019 20:49
I have some bombastic gaming ideas but i have no clue in coding programing etc what should i do? Thanks
xtremi
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Posted: 29th May 2019 06:39
Watch some tutorials on youtube, try it and learn it?
fubarpk
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Posted: 29th May 2019 10:44 Edited at: 29th May 2019 10:46
The videos on youtube is a great starter
I suggest trying simple example programs before jumping into a large program
even then the more you can break the task at hand the easier it will be to solve

There is also a tutorial pdf on steam that's available for a small fee that would
be great to someone starting out


One of the tasks that's asked from people learning to program is to break down
the number of things required to make a cup of coffee. They like you to break that
down into atleast 10 steps but once you have done that you will find there is allot
more than that
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basicFanatic
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Posted: 29th May 2019 12:22
I can recommend the tutorial guides too. They cost money, but you really got a lot of pages, and its well written. The first guide delve into the basics of coding. The second is more advanced stuff like 3D physics.

Start out with some stupidly simple game idea. You don't want to spend 200 hours coding, only to have to start over because it ended up an untangle mess. Far better to quickly finish a game, recognize your screw-ups, and do better next time.

AGK comes with a few games included. Try opening them and play around, see if any of it make sense. You can hold your mouse cursor over a code bit and press F1 to get help.

A general principle is to keep main file ultra short, a single screen length or so. Use it as the skeleton, the basic framework. Then place all the bits of code in functions in separate files.
Still, when I just try stuff out I just throws everything in the main file.

If you ask for help, remember to include your code.
sprcoll
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Posted: 31st May 2019 19:11
Do you have zero programming experiance, or only no knowledge about the App Game Kit?
Phaelax
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Posted: 2nd Jun 2019 02:54
I'm going to assume he has 0 experience, otherwise he'd know what to do to start learning a new language.

Try googling AppGameKit tutorials
Tiled TMX Importer V.2
XML Parser V.2
Base64 Encoder/Decoder
Purple Token - Free online hi-score database
Legend of Zelda

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fubarpk
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Posted: 2nd Jun 2019 03:45
Added some useful tutorials ive found across forums

AGK First Video Tutorial - Random number guessing game

https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/188244

[Video Tutorial] ScribbleSquash (Full game tutorial)
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/188387

How to add in-app purchase in your games. a step by step tutorial.
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/191568

AGK online help file
https://www.appgamekit.com/documentation/home.html

AGK video tutorial one hello world sprites and more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbC7ju2kew8&list=PL62008E8509FB652B&feature=plcp

AGK Video tutorial two physics sounds sprites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR9sutVdBmg&feature=BFa&list=PL62008E8509FB652B

AGK Video tutorial three scrolling sprites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ1-Zw6SGbk&feature=BFa&list=PL62008E8509FB652B

AGK Video tutorial four cameras and more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWAfHgrBb-M&feature=BFa&list=PL62008E8509FB652B

AGK Video tutorial five putiing your app in xCode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF5liNrFxMY&feature=BFa&list=PL62008E8509FB652B

Dans video tutorial sprite shadows
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/204491

Smackit lite video tutorial
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/204969

Working with UV coordinates in AGK
http://www.zimnox.com/resources/articles/tutorials/?ar=t004

Basic Parallax scrolling Video tutorial
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/206458

Parallax scrolling tutorial 2
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/206518

Pinch Zoom code and mini Tutorial
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/205033

Scrolling lists tutorial
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/207792

Dvaders video tutorials
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/206716

Creating a simple GUI Tutorial
https://www.gamedev.net/articles/programming/general-and-gameplay-programming/creating-a-very-simple-gui-system-for-small-games-part-i-r3652

Free platformer code and tutorial
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/211652

2D Tile engine tutorial with code
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/212717

Blender to AppGameKit Tutorial
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/221714
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sprcoll
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Posted: 5th Jun 2019 19:08
If you are still interested in coding a game you could start with some basics,
like work with:
- "variables" and "if else conditions"

With some functions of the App Game Kit and the above 2 things you have a good start. After you have created some sprites, use ("setspriteposition") to position the sprites in the playfield and use ("inc") or ("dec") to change the postion of the sprites (you are moving the sprites).

Other important things in my opinion are "getspritecollision" and the "imput" commands, "getrawkeypressed".

With this things you can create a very simple shoot em up. You can move sprites around your playfield, you can create a space ship with diffrent fire force in the shots and you can create some enemies with different armor.

You can use the App Game Kit manual or search the web for work with "variables" and "if then else conditions". These things exist in every language, only the syntax is different.

Maybe this helps a little bit.

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