Script your Characters to bring them to life!

Note: an updated version of this tutorial is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9–P9NrO9zk

 

Gamefroot has always had built-in character behaviours so that anyone can quickly and easily make a platform game – but this can turn out to be very limiting if you’re not making a platformer. So in the latest version of Gamefroot, we’ve made it so that all game objects (including characters) start out with no built-in behaviours. This requires a script to be attached to them bring them to life, which will hopefully encourage you to try out the script editor and see what you can code – it really is a lot of fun! (Learn more about using the Script Editor here.)

If you’d prefer to just place some terrain and characters in your game and be able to play that straight away, here’s an easy solution for you.

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“Hello, world!” – Easy coding with the Script Editor

Note: you can find an updated version of this tutorial here http://gamefroot.com/knowledgebase/hello-world-displaying-text/

Gamefroot’s Script Editor allows you to easily code instructions for anything in your game. We can create code as simple as making words pop up in our game that say “Hello world!”. Let’s get started.

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The New Gamefroot Script Editor – Powered by Google Blockly!

Gamefroot’s Script Editor has just been given a massive upgrade! This new version is now powered by Blockly – Google’s visual programming editor. Blockly is used by millions of people to help them learn how to code in Hour of Code educational events all over the world. And now you can learn how to use it in Gamefroot! Let’s start with the basics.

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Getting new assets from the Marketplace

Note: an updated version of this tutorial is here http://gamefroot.com/purchasing-asset-packs-from-the-marketplace/

 

Every game has to have assets! These are the images, animations, characters, terrain, items, buttons, sound effects, music, and scripts that are used to build your game. You can create your own assets, or you can grab an asset pack from the Marketplace. Most of them are free, and they can be used to quickly make a game. Here’s how:

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