Make Your Own PuzzleScript Games

Book description

PuzzleScript is a free, web-based tool you can use to create puzzle games. In a PuzzleScript game, you move objects around to solve problems and play through the levels.

In Make Your Own PuzzleScript Games! you’ll learn how to use PuzzleScript to create interactive games—no programming experience necessary! Learn the basics like how to make objects, create rules, and add levels. You’ll also learn how to edit, test, and share your games online.

Learn how to:

•Decorate your game with fun backgrounds
•Write rules that define how objects interact
•Add obstacles like laser guns and guards
•Herd cats and even pull off a robot heist!

With colorful illustrations and plenty of examples for inspiration, Make Your Own PuzzleScript Games! will take you from puzzle solver to game designer in just a few clicks!

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. About the Author
  6. About the Technical Reviewer
  7. Brief Contents
  8. Contents in Detail
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Everyone Makes Games
    1. What You’ll Need
    2. A Brief History of Games
    3. Who Makes Video Games?
    4. Why Make a Video Game?
    5. What Should My Game Be About?
    6. About PuzzleScript
  11. 1 PuzzleScript Basics
    1. Getting Started with PuzzleScript
    2. Parts of PuzzleScript
    3. What You Learned
  12. 2 Herding Cats: Your First PuzzleScript Game
    1. Opening a Blank Project
    2. Creating Objects
    3. Using Your Objects
    4. Defining Properties of Objects
    5. Winning the Game
    6. Adding Sounds
    7. What You Learned
  13. 3 Herding Cats: Using Level Design to Tell Stories
    1. Using the Level Editor
    2. Levels Tell a Story
    3. Levels Teach the Player the Rules
    4. Levels Challenge Players to Use What They Know
    5. Learning from Mistakes
    6. Design Your Own Levels!
    7. Sharing Your Game
    8. Bonus Challenges
    9. What You Learned
  14. 4 Robot Heist: Creating Rules and Obstacles
    1. How Robot Heist Works
    2. Brainstorming Objects and Interactions
    3. Getting Started
    4. Player Swapping
    5. Building a Test Level
    6. Adding Pushing Rules
    7. Creating Win Conditions
    8. Making Gates That Open and Close
    9. Adding the Security Lasers
    10. Bonus Challenges
    11. What You Learned
  15. 5 Robot Heist: Creating Consequences for Losing
    1. Getting Caught
    2. Adding Robot Guards
    3. Realtime Mode
    4. Extra Challenges: Make It Look Good
    5. What You Learned
  16. 6 Robot Heist: Refining Your Level Design
    1. Brainstorming the Story
    2. Exploring the Palette
    3. Creating Your First Level
    4. Refining Your First Level
    5. Designing Levels for Both Robots
    6. Putting It All Together
    7. What You Learned
  17. 7 Where to Go from Here
    1. Asking Questions
    2. More PuzzleScript Games to Try
    3. Game Challenges
    4. Keep Exploring and Creating!
  18. Index

Product information

  • Title: Make Your Own PuzzleScript Games
  • Author(s): Anna Anthropy
  • Release date: November 2019
  • Publisher(s): No Starch Press
  • ISBN: 9781593279448