HDTDT - Air Hockey


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Have you ever wondered how certain games are created? In this installment of "How Did They Do That: Air Hockey" we analyze exactly what goes in to making a game like Air Hockey. In this project / tutorial we go over exactly what the mechanics are that makes this game so popular and we do it in laymen's terms so that it is easy to understand. So grab your favorite chair and a hot beverage and dive right in as we explore the world of Air Hockey.

In this project we explore:

  • Respectable and non overly aggressive AI
  • Points
  • Precise collisions and physics of the puck bouncing off walls and pucks
  • Power behind hitting the puck hard or soft
  • Alarm tricks to keeping the puck from getting stuck
  • Finite-State-Machines
  • Shockwave effects dependent on the power a puck is hit
  • Tiles

and much much more!

  • Note that these projects / source engines are NOT completed games. They are simply demos that seek to break down the core mechanics of a beloved and popular video game. While many of these games are no doubt programmed outside of the Game Maker IDE, their core components attempt to replicate consistency and accuracy to the authenticity of the original invention.

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Age Rating: 4+


GMS1 - Version 1.0.0. Published July 28, 2016

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