Before we get started with the game template, we're going to take a look at polymorphism. It's an important feature of object-orientated programming that we will be taking advantage of in many of the procedural systems that we will create. Therefore, it's important that you have a solid understanding of not only what it is, but also the techniques that are used to achieve it and the potential pitfalls.


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Polymorphism is the ability to access different objects through an individually implemented common interface. That's a very formal ...

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