Making a side scroller

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  • I was briefly fooling around with the scrolling demo.

    It has a block on the screen, a few platforms, and the screen moves as you move.

    Is there a way to make an actual side scroller? Where the screen moves automatically from right to left?

    Obviously I can't make one huge graphic that is like a gazillion pixels wide and just keeps moving left.

  • How to make a platform game

    Building a platform game, a beginner's guide

    Extract from the "Scrolling/Camera" section of the How do I FAQ:

    crolling / Camera

        TiledBackground horizontal scrolling - LINK

        TiledBackground vertical scrolling - LINK

        Slow vertical scrolling - LINK

        Sprite horizontal scrolling - LINK

        Click and drag the camera - LINK

        Metal Slug/Mario type of scrolling - LINK

        Zoom in/out - LINK

        Camera smooth zoom in/out - LINK

        Delayed/controlable camera - LINK

        Example of scroll, scale and parallax - LINK

        Moving the camera with keyboard - LINK

        More parallax example - LINK

        Flip camera/world - LINK

        Example of pan with mouse - LINK

        Another example of vertical scrolling with tiled backgrounds - LINK

        Another continuous scrolling made out of sprites - LINK

        A scrolling where the character isn't in the center of screen - LINK

        Smooth zooming - LINK

    Some of those ressources should answer your questions.

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  • ok so you wouldnt make a huge graphic on a side scroller, what you would do is loop it, so when it gets to the end it would just repeat itself. how long this graphic depends on how much you want to show I.E you can loop a simple forest or you can loop a forest,river,mountains and oceans all together

  • i want the screen to move as you move that is all i want please can anyone help me

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