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2D platform game
Sprite atlas tutorial
Working with TTF fonts
2D adventure game
Widget tutorial
2D shoot 'em up sequel
SDL 1 tutorials (outdated)

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SDL2 Shooter 2 tutorial
Tue, 13th July 2021

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Fri, 18th June 2021

SDL2 Adventure tutorial
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Welcome to Parallel Realities. Here you'll find a number of games that we've worked on over the years, as well as code snippets and other bits and pieces. There are also some post mortems of projects in the form of Making Of ... which some might find interesting to read. SDL2 tutorials can also be found in the tutorial section, to help those who are interested in learning how to create their own games.

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SDL2 Shooter 2 tutorial
Wed, 14th July 2021

SDL2 Shooter 2, the sequel to the SDL2 Shooter, has been released! This tutorial teaches one how to create a fully featured 2D vertical shoot 'em up, with alien attack patterns, power-ups, bosses, a persistent highscore table, and much more!

The tutorial consists of 9 parts and can be found on the tutorials page, or by following the link below:

SDL2 Shooter 2 tutorial

The tutorial source code is also available to purchase from itch.io, from the following page:

SDL2 Shooter 2 tutorial on itch.io

Binary downloads (for x86 Linux and Windows) for the game itself can also be found on itch.io at the following page:

SDL2 Shooter 2 on itch.io

 

SDL2 Widget tutorial
Sat, 19th June 2021

Another new tutorial has been made available today. This one demonstrates how to use SDL2 to make a simple in-game menu system, that can be used for essentials such as changing options, entering text, and configuring controls.

The tutorial consists of 9 parts and can be found on the tutorials page, or by following the link below:

SDL2 widgets tutorial

The tutorial source code is also available to purchase from itch.io, from the following page:

SDL2 widgets tutorial on itch.io

 

SDL2 Adventure tutorial
Wed, 9th June 2021

A new tutorial has been added today - a 2D adventure game, set in a dungeon, created in SDL2.

The tutorial consists of 14 parts, and walks the reader through setting up the dungeon, the player character, controls, loading the map, interacting with entities, completing objectives, and finishing the game (phew, that's a lot!). You can find it on the tutorials page, or by following the link below:

SDL2 Adventure Tutorial

Binary downloads for the finished game are available to download from itch.io:

SDL2 Adventure on itch.io

The source code for all parts of the tutorial itself is also available to purchase from itch.io:

SDL2 Adventure tutorial on itch.io

This tutorial is also included in the complete set of tutorials from itch.io. Those that have already purchased the bundle can find it included in the update:

SDL2 Tutorials on itch.io

 

New tutorials
Wed, 12th May 2021

Two new tutorials have recently been added to the site. Both use SDL2. The first teaches how to create a sprite / texture atlas, and the second how to use SDL2 TTF. Both can be found on the tutorials page. Direct links can found below:

Sprite atlas tutorial

SDL2 TTF tutorial

The source code for the tutorials is available to buy from itch.io.

 

Orb source code
Mon, 26th April 2021

Sadly, Orb joins Lasagne Monsters and 3 Guys Apocalypse as having been cancelled. There is no longer time to work on games this large any more, so the source code and assets are being made available to the public. Orb is available to download from itch.io for a small fee. You can find out more be visiting the game's page:

Source code

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