Hello – April’s project is here at last!
Nice and simple this time around; we’re going to make a game like ‘Copter’. I’ve covered this in the video but I’ll mention it here too: Copying games can be a nice way to learn, just don’t make a habit of it. If you’re developing something for commercial purposes you’re not going to make any friends by ripping other people off. The people who made the original Copter can’t lay claim the genre, so feel free to do your own thing with it (as Halfbrick have done with ‘Jetpack Joyride’) but make sure it is unique enough to not be considered a clone.
With that out of the way, hop into the video to make something like this:
The video doesn’t cover everything from the sample game above, so there are plenty of extra bits for you to look in to. As a rough guide, the clouds are basically the same as the blocks (without collision) and the steam at the back of the chopper is very similar to the explosion pieces. I used the random hills project as a background and various other little techniques from the Point, Click, Win! tutorial series to do the rest.
Your turn! Show me what you’ve got