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attaching actors to other actors

MUppyMUppy Posts: 2Member

Hi I am making a match 3 style game and have a few things I am unable to figure out.
I was wondering, how do I get a character to drop down and attach itself to a moving actor, so for example, a moving platform at the base of the screen and gems falling from above. I want them to attach to the gems/platform in a grid style either horizontally or vertically. Is this possible?

My next step would be to get the gems to disappear and add a score when 3 or more of the same type are attached to each other either horizontally or vertically and give a different score depending on whether there are 3, 4 or 5 attached to each other.
I thought this style of game would be simple to make but I didnt take all these factors into consideration.

Any help with the above two problems would be very well received and I'd be eternally grateful :)

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  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,699Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    edited January 2015

    I thought this style of game would be simple to make

    It's not. :( Sometimes "simple" looking games aren't at all easy to make. Take Tetris, for example. A match 3 game requires a sophisticated understanding of tables and GameSalad logic.

    There are some good templates for sale but again, they require quite a bit of experience using GameSalad. If you haven't yet, start watching videos about tables (Google gamesalad tables and find @The_GameSalad_Guru's logic series (hint: the link is in his signature)). Once you have an idea about how to construct a match 3 game, post questions here and people will help you out. There's no reason someone can't give you advice now but I wouldn't be able to write out all of the steps or offer much in the way of guidance at this point.

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  • MUppyMUppy Posts: 2Member

    Thank you, I'll look at them, I've figured a lot of stuff out on my own, snapping them to a grid on a moving platform is the biggest hurdle. and the mathematics. if it was just limited to 3 gems, I could just create an attribute and change it until 3 were lined up before destroying the gems and resetting the attribute. but its more complicated when you consider chaining and 4 or 5 gems.

    I'll take a look at the link you mentioned. Thank you :)

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,699Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef

    Here is the link to the tutorials I mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/user/dsouza41.

    @Braydon_SFX Also has some great tutorials in a single thread but in particular this one might be useful to you: http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/comment/461411/#Comment_461411.

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