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I've posted a new tutorial over at XNA Development covering character movement in 2D games. This tutorial covers the basics of making a character move around, jump, duck and shoot. It also demonstrates using a tile sheet for your texture, simple animation, tracking character state and basic OO techniques.




This little demo game was a blast to make (I am particularly pleased with the way the Wizard turned out), I always make my own graphics and I happen to really like this one). XNA game development has definitely made making your own games very approachable. If you've ever had ANY interest in game development in the past but were put off by the difficulty and the steep learning curve in using DirectX, give XNA a go. It's amazing how far game development has come.

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Comments on this post: The Wizard: A new XNA tutorial covering 2D game character movement

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Nice tutorial!
Left by Garrett Hoofman on Sep 10, 2006 4:01 PM

# XNA Links - 09/11/2006
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The SBC DotNet WebLog has some links to XNA Dev Docs, as well as a link to a couple of XNA You Tube Videos....
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Really cool :P
Left by Oscar on Dec 06, 2006 7:30 AM

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very well put tutotial, you are smarter than a fifth grader
Left by Kiko on Jul 24, 2007 4:22 PM

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What a waste of time. Don't you have a life?
Left by Chuck Wagon on Feb 20, 2008 4:58 PM

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Chuck Wagon, please refrain from talking about yourself and comment on the tutorial.

Nice tutorial, though ... its kind of hard to input into a real game without more.
Left by pothb on Mar 07, 2008 4:57 PM

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Really amazing job ..
I saw the other tutorials and they were also very great ..
You know, I'm glad to see someone who wants to help people with your easy and helpful style ..
Good job ;) and I'm waiting for your new tutorials .

By the way I have a question : in some of the tutorials like Not so healthy and Road not taken, is it possible to make them also in XNA 2.0 ?
Left by Black Baron on Jun 24, 2008 9:37 PM

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Black Baron it is possible to do those in XNA 2.0, only some if none modification is needed.
Left by Rooster on Aug 10, 2008 6:17 AM

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Very helpful tutorial, I've been trying to make a very basic in XNA and this set me on the right track.

Thanks!
Left by Space Games on Sep 15, 2008 9:27 PM

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I added a resource page with a lots of useful information.

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Left by Kent Welch on Nov 03, 2008 9:29 PM

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thank you
Left by sarvesh kumar on Jun 17, 2009 1:28 PM

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Yet I can't answer the questions in the "Everyone who writes code" section of a list of questions for things every Great .NET Developer ought to know and might be interviewed with at their next job....
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Yep, the wizard looks awesome, congrats!
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Thanks for your helpful tutorial.
I tried to make a very basic in XNA and this set me right.

Thanks!
Left by dosette senseo on Dec 19, 2010 1:18 AM

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Well that's very basic, but thanks for the information... I'll try to do something more... just more.
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That looks absolutely hilarious. I stumbled upon this while doing some work at the office, and everybody looked at me like I was crazy 'cause I broke out laughing. I guess the simple things entertain me.
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That looks absolutely hilarious. I stumbled upon this while doing some work at the office, and everybody looked at me like I was crazy 'cause I broke out laughing. I guess the simple things entertain me.
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Great post mate
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Amazing insight, but it was still a bit confusing for me. Anyway, keep it up and I’ll try to keep up with it.
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