Category Archives: Game Design

Hand drawn 2D platform game level sketches and video

I scanned in a rough drawing from my moleskin book – one I’m using as an environment game level in a demo platform game I designed and developed a few years ago.  It needed sprucing up a bit, so I made some simple custom pencil and paint brushes to assist in giving it more life. […]

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Hand drawn 2D platform game level design process tutorial

First of all I came up with a really rough concept level design on a scrap of paper (no-one can over estimate the value of scraps of paper!).  Some tweaks were needed, but this concept contains the basic ideas for puzzle mechanics within the level design. After I was satisfied with the level design, I […]

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Freely Playable Scrolling Platform Game with Experimental Mouseclick Control

Here you can play the latest version of an experimental free scrolling platform game I’m developing in Adobe Director. The simple platforms are just place holders to test out collisions and scrolling. Screen-shot of this playable prototype demo level from the scrolling platform game project Other versions based on this platform game engine will be […]

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Saving user data with SetPref() and GetPref(). File location saved with Lingo in Adobe Director 11

If you are using Adobe Director to create applications or games, or anything at all that has a need for the user to save and load data, you are most likely going to want to use the SetPref() and GetPref() commands. These commands don’t need a separate plugin and they are also Shockwave safe. There […]

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(Director Shockwave) Scrolling Platform Game Engine in Development Using Lingo.

This is the first playable prototype of a free side-scrolling platform game I am developing using Adobe Director. Everything is in early stages of development. The graphical environment elements in the initial playable prototypes are just place-holders for testing out controls, collisions, scrolling and other fundamentals. Playable demo platform game level made in Adobe Director […]

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Entire Super Mario Bros (NES) Free Level Map Images

One of the most important games of all time has to be the first Super Mario Bros game on the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). The legendary series is credited to globally renown Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto (b.1952), who also created Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pikmin and other series of games for Nintendo. […]

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