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Panda3D 1.6 Game Engine by Dave Mathews

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Chapter 3. Managing Tasks Over Time

A video game is composed of three primary components. The first is a visual element; we've already started working on that part. The second is user interaction and that is what we'll cover in the next chapter. Right now, we're going to start work on the third element dynamism. Video games change over time, whether it's the movement of objects on the screen, the rise or fall of statistics like health or ammo, or any number of other dynamic elements. Some of these changes occur at irregular times, but others require ongoing management. That ongoing management is the focus of this chapter.

This is what we'll talk about:

  • The task manager
  • Understanding delta time
  • Over viewing task return options
  • Prioritizing tasks
  • Removing ...

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