Create a prototype of the iOS game "Dashy Panda".

Article by Richard Davey. Posted on 18th Feb 2016.   @phaser_


"Did you play Appsolute Games‘ Dashy Panda?

It’s an endless runner with a Panda looking for rice bowls and avoiding spikes. When you touch the screen the Panda walks, when you release the screen the panda stops.

Very basic gameplay like in all endless runner games, a genre which is gaining a lot of popularity as written in this post, and there’s even an entire minibook about the making of this genre of games.

Like in most endless runner games, the character controlled by the player does not actually “run”, as it remains in a fixed position while the whole environment runs towards the character.

There are basically two features which are really interesting in the prototype we are about to build:

1) The panda isn’t completely immovable but it actually walks for a certain amount of pixels before stopping and having the environment run towards it

2) The spikes, the only deadly enemy at the moment, appear from the ground in a well randomized way, as they have random placement, raise to a random height at a random speed, then remain underground for a random amount of time."

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