Arcade-like Game Question: Starfield?

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Draugr
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Arcade-like Game Question: Starfield?

Postby Draugr » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:19 pm

I just picked up 001 and wanted to start with something simple, then expand upon it as I get more familiar with the software.

Right now, I'm thinking of a simple space shooter like Space Invaders, but with a few twists.

The first issue that comes to mind is having a starfield in the background of space. Think of Galaxian and how the stars (tiny dots) were randomly on the screen behind the invaders and players. Some stars might twinkle, others might be red instead of white, etc... I searched the forums here but didn't see any posts regarding a similar idea.

If anyone has any info or ideas on how this may be implemented, please let me know.

Thanks,
John

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Re: Arcade-like Game Question: Starfield?

Postby dragonnutds » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:35 pm

wouldn't be random unless you scripted it, but you could have animated tiles to draw the background with, or use a parallax, which can make a really good moving star field effect.
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