CHAPTER 2

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Moving Sprites

You now know how to make sprites, but how do you make them move? That’s what this chapter is all about. We’re going to take a close look at all the code you have to write to start making your sprites move around the stage. You’ll learn about

  • Making a game loop
  • Using velocity properties
  • Modularizing your animation code by using game states
  • Making a sprite move by using the keyboard
  • Containing a sprite’s movement inside the canvas
  • Applying physics to a sprite’s movement

At the end of this chapter, you’ll be well prepared to apply these techniques to all kinds of interactive games and applications, so let’s get started! ...

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