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How would I go about starting to create this game?

Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

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I have been taking a VB Class and im on my second semester(in high school). The teacher assigned us an assignment to create any game we want only using Vb. I choose to do something like "The worlds hardest game". So what i am asking is how I would create the level or like the shape the square moves around in? I just learned about arrays so i was thinking that maybe I could use those, but im probably wrong. Im not asking for the code but im just asking what I would use so I can start trying. Sorry if I broke any rules, im new to this Site and I hope you can help me.

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Re: How would I go about starting to create this game?

Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:20 AM

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I choose to do something like "The worlds hardest game".

What?

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So what i am asking is how I would create the level or like the shape the square moves around in? I just learned about arrays so i was thinking that maybe I could use those, but im probably wrong.

Yes, arrays can work. The trick is to make the mental leap that the array maps out places to move and what not, while the screen/on paint bit translates "If my character is on 4,5 of the array that means the image is at 350, 650 pixels on the screen".
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Re: How would I go about starting to create this game?

Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:30 AM

Hello,

This guy has some VB.Net game tutorials:

VB.net Game tutorial

There are some great XNA tutorials also if you are allowed to use XNA Game Studio.

XNA Tutorial

Playlist of all tutorials:

Play List

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Re: How would I go about starting to create this game?

Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 15 February 2013 - 06:20 AM, said:

I choose to do something like "The worlds hardest game".
What?


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I believe hes reffering to this.
http://www.addicting...hardestgame.jsp

Pretty popular game.

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Re: How would I go about starting to create this game?

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:31 AM

Odd. Never heard of it.
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Re: How would I go about starting to create this game?

Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

amateur to amateur opinion,
You could just implement your actual knowdledge into the game you want to make.
If you know how to use pictureboxes.. do a game around pictureboxes and such..
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Re: How would I go about starting to create this game?

Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

That game drives me mad! Could be made in vb quite easily, your comment about arrays tells me that you may not be ready to do something like this.

You would need some understanding of moving objects, keyboard input, collision detection and updating the screen graphics.
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Re: How would I go about starting to create this game?

Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

View Posttycos, on 16 February 2013 - 05:43 PM, said:

That game drives me mad! Could be made in vb quite easily, your comment about arrays tells me that you may not be ready to do something like this.

You would need some understanding of moving objects, keyboard input, collision detection and updating the screen graphics.


Pretty much any game logic.
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Re: How would I go about starting to create this game?

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Thanks for the replies guys!
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Re: How would I go about starting to create this game?

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

When I took vb.net years ago I had a similar project, except I chose to do blackjack. The game you want to make would be a fun learning experience but you don't have to get too crazy for an assignment. I'm just like you though, when I was given the assignment I had thought up a plat former with multiple levels, physics objects, and a crazy amount of features. About 15 minutes into the prototype I realized I was in WAY over my head. There's a good lesson to be learned with time management here :lol:
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