For the character to move at a constant speed over a period of time, we need to basically update the position of the character on the x or y axes, depending on the requirement of the game.
So, to achieve this, we use the
scheduleUpdate() function, which is inbuilt in Cocos2d-x. This function will automatically call the update function over and over again, depending on the frames per second (fps) that we set for the
applicationDidFinishLaunching() function of the
AppDelegate class. If you remember, we the set the frame rate to be
1/60, which is 60 frames per second, so that the update function will also be called 60 times per second.
To include the update function, we go to the
init() function and add the following line of code: ...