Chapter 10. Competitive Games: Playing Fair with Tanks

Combat arenas are a popular theme in multiplayer games, because they create extremely compelling gameplay from very simple ingredients. This can often just be an environment filled with weapons that the players can use to wipe each other out. The game that we're going to create in this chapter is exactly that, with futuristic battle tanks. Although games like this are relatively easy to make, care must be taken in their design to ensure that both players feel they are being treated fairly. We'll discuss this more in Chapter 11.

This game will also introduce views in Game Maker to help create a larger combat arena. We will also use views to create a split-screen mode, where each player can only ...

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