Giving Back - Vertical Scroller Tutorial

ookami007ookami007 Member Posts: 581

I know it's been done to death, but I'm making a multi-part tutorial on creating a vertical shooter.

Topics covered are:

1) Moveable player actor w/ keyboard controls
2) Onscreen controls
3) Adding lasers
4) Creating an anemy

Episodes 5-8 are made but are waiting conversion

5) Multiple enemy types and Spawning enemies
6) Enemies that shoot back
7) Multiple lives and scoring (plus cool explosions!)
8) Scrolling background, turning sound on/off and adding sound effects

I'm open for suggestions for other topics to cover as well as feedback on the tutorials.

You can see all of them here:


  • floatingwoofloatingwoo Los Angeles, Calif.Member Posts: 393
    edited June 2015


  • floatingwoofloatingwoo Los Angeles, Calif.Member Posts: 393

    Thanks man! New Icon?

  • robertkdalerobertkdale USAMember Posts: 912

    @ookami007 :) Thanks for sharing.

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  • ookami007ookami007 Member Posts: 581

    @floatingwoo said:
    Thanks man! New Icon?

    Yes @floatingwoo - it's my website logo, so since I'm linking to the tutorials, I figured this will help people know it's me.

    Thanks for noticing :smile:

  • FINNBOGGFINNBOGG Member Posts: 1,810

    Good thing. Videos are always a good thing.

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Member Posts: 12,822

    Nice !!!! :)

  • ookami007ookami007 Member Posts: 581

    Thanks @Finnbogg and @Socks - I'm uploading the rest as I type. Up to #6.

  • neomanneoman Member Posts: 817
  • ookami007ookami007 Member Posts: 581

    I just finished with episode 9, which does a blinky invulnerability when you first spawn or respawn and adds power-ups that give you center laser, 2 wing lasers or all three. Should be posting it tomorrow.

  • ookami007ookami007 Member Posts: 581

    Episode 9 is up on Youtube for those interested. Anyone have any suggestions for what other features they would like to see a tutorial for?

  • ookami007ookami007 Member Posts: 581

    All 9 vertical shooters are up on my site and on YouTube. Please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions or would like to see any other features.

  • IceboxIcebox Member Posts: 1,483

    @ookami007 your tutorials are great i learned couple of things from them, you have been really helpful , I hope you do more in the future, would it be possible to do rpg game tutorial later on ?


  • ookami007ookami007 Member Posts: 581

    @Icebox1910 - Glad you learned some things!

    RPGs are probably one of the most complicated game genres. I've definitely considered it, but it's alot of work so I'll need to plan it out. I'll most likely tackle some easier tutorials first. Especially ones I'll be covering in my upcoming course.

  • ookami007ookami007 Member Posts: 581

    Just got done with episode 10 - Adding levels, number of spawns per level and end bosses with variable health.

  • ArmellineArmelline Member, PRO Posts: 4,920

    Somehow missed this before! Great stuff, thanks for sharing!

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