GameMaker: Turn-based battle engine

Today I've spent some time making this intermediately impressive turn-based battle example.
It supports infinite number of unit "teams", configurable properties, inheritance, and more.

Built-in system will also attempt to reduce chances of developer (you) accidentally messing up something.
And there's easily configurable AI built-in too.

Overall, I somewhat got carried away while making original example, which was planned just include turns with unit selection.

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GameMaker: Dungeon generation

Fairly big, fairly maze-y, has some rooms, and takes little time to generate

This is a small update to my 2010 dungeon generator example.

The main change is that it now treats high values of "cut dead end" parameters correctly, no longer placing unconnected rooms even if there's enough space to allow that.

Also there's now a small demo on how to use the resulting data, placing some walls and a player to wander around as.

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Update: Also see this post about this approach to dungeon generation.

Love2d: Platformer engine

Looks nice enough, right?

In free time of last days I've been developing earlier mentioned thing in Love2d, which is platformer engine.
One provides a simple framework for games that use combination of aligned tiles and dynamic objects.
As well it adds a easily modifiable system to load levels from strings, giving freedom for implementing level editors.

You can download a compiled version here or watch discussion thread on official forum here.

GameMaker: collision versus 3d array

Can be seen as a part of those block-building games

So, today comes with an example of collision between point, box, and line versus a 3d array.

3d array is presented as ds_list (z) with ds_grid's (xy).

Functions include management of this 3d array (creation, destruction, modification - no memory leaks included) and actual functions to check for different collisions.

All of these also include error handling, so attempting to check for collision outside the 'map' will threat area as 'air' (0) and not crash the game.

Also note that no optimization was applied to process of block rendering - you'd likely have to change that if basing game with large level on this example.

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GameMaker: alpha mask on isometric tiles

As you might have noticed, process of making nice-looking isometric games can be tricky.
Especially that part when you want your terrain look like actual terrain rather than arrangement of isometric images.
Common approach to this is to use alpha channel mask(s) to smooth edges of tiles.
Here I've made a script that applies such mask to given sprite, handling all additional actions needed.

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