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Canvas RPG Kit

Canvas RPG Kit

In this series, we'll build a lightweight top-down game engine using only JavaScript and HTML Canvas. We'll use the systems to create common RPG features. You can build on top of this to make the game your own.

23 Videos

The Game Canvas

13:24

1. The Game Canvas

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To start the project, we'll set up the project repository, create a canvas tag, and draw initial environment artwork to the screen.

Sprite Class

20:01

2. Sprite Class

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Our game will require some semi-complicated drawing functions, so let's create a dedicated Sprite class to help manage the nuances of each drawing.

Game Loop

08:56

3. Game Loop

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State and drawing updates will need to happen at a consistent rate. Let's set up a fixed step Game Loop to control the activity of each frame.

Keyboard Input

07:25

4. Keyboard Input

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Now with a loop in place, we can wire up the keyboard to control the Hero and walk him around the map.

Grid Movement

11:14

5. Grid Movement

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Some top-down games lock characters and objects to grid cells. Let's add that constraint to this project.

Walls

04:36

6. Walls

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Our grid is working great, but the Hero can barge through trees, water, and walls. Let's designate those grid cells to be solid.

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Action Multiplayer

Action Multiplayer

In this series, we're going to build a GBC style Zelda-like multiplayer game. We'll cover Zelda-ish character animations, movement, attacks, and enemies. We'll then create peer-to-peer connections with other players to bring the game online.

14 Videos

Project Basics

12:31

1. Project Basics

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We'll quickly set up the repository, implement basic character movement and collisions.

Character Animations

10:46

2. Character Animations

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Let's bring the characters to life by giving them animated sprite appearances.

Camera

04:25

3. Camera

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Let's set up an easing camera system to follow our characters around the map.

Sword Action

18:01

4. Sword Action

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Let's implement a Sword melee attack with animations and collisions.

Arrow Action

05:17

5. Arrow Action

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Similar to the Sword, we'll add an Arrow projectile as a second attack.

Changing Skins

02:41

6. Changing Skins

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Since this is multiplayer, identity is a big deal! Let's wire up multiple skins that can be used by characters.

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Ciabatta's Revenge

Ciabatta's Revenge

In this series, we build an action-puzzle game with React. It's grid-based, action packed, and all about bread! We'll include many puzzle game features and the ability to edit levels in real time.

48 Videos

Setting up the Repository

04:02

1. Setting up the Repository

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To kick off the project, we'll create a new blank React app and include Prettier for automatic code formatting.

Using Next JS

05:09

1b. Using Next JS

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Next JS is another great starter kit for this project. In this video, we'll create a fresh instance of a Next JS app for building the game.

The Sprite Component

18:01

2. The Sprite Component

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We're going to be rendering a lot of graphics to the screen, so let's create a reusable component to handle the job.

Scaling the Game Viewport

09:57

3. Scaling the Game Viewport

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Pixel art is small by nature, but we can upscale the graphics to make the most of our device screen real-estate.

Rendering Sprites

06:15

4. Rendering Sprites

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Now that we have a <Sprite /> component, we can render anything from our spritesheet to the game screen. We'll create a nice system for doing so.

Level Backgrounds

17:17

5. Level Backgrounds

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We can create a dynamic grid of wall and floor tiles that pull from our spritesheet. We'll be able to configure each level with a custom size.

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Pizza Legends Godot

Pizza Legends Godot

Let's use Godot 4 to create a top down Overworld setting. We'll put characters in a city that can interact with each other and enter buildings.

17 Videos

Project Setup

02:35

1. Project Setup

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We'll create a new project in Godot and tweak the settings for our specific needs.

Main Scene

10:16

2. Main Scene

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Let's set up the Main scene that our whole game will operate within. This is our foundation for everything else.

People

10:49

3. People

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Let's add People game objects to the scene and be able to configure them in a variety of ways.

Control the Hero

14:45

4. Control the Hero

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Now that we have People, we can designate a Hero that is controlled by the player.

Camera and Hero Spawn

07:05

5. Camera and Hero Spawn

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We'll implement a camera system that follows the Hero as he walks around the maps.

People Animations

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6. People Animations

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Now that moving is working, let's make the game feel more polished by adding walking character animations.

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