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GameMaker Cookbook by Brandon Gardiner

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Adding projectiles

Now that our character can move, logically (or rather, illogically), we want to give him a gun. Though countless games offer projectiles as part of the gameplay, there are a great number of design choices to consider that will ultimately alter the way the player plays. We're going to create simple projectiles right now but later in the book we'll discuss different design choices for creating and controlling gameplay.

Getting ready

  1. Create a sprite, call it spr_projectile, and load the images you would like to use; you can use a single, static image, but it looks much better if your projectile has a brief animation. (I've provided a projectile animation in the downloaded project files. The sprite is 16px by 16px.)
  2. Now create an object ...

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