Isometric games look cool and almost make us believe that it is a 3D game. Creating these isometric levels can be a very demanding process, unless you rely on some tools to make things easier for you. There are tools such as Tiled, Mappy, TileStudio , and DAME which helps us with level designing, but there are not many professional tools for isometric-level designing. Dame and Tiled are the ones capable of handling isometric designs among which Tiled is the easiest one to understand. Let us try creating our own simple solution, which can be easily updated for use with any flat isometric-level design.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics: