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SDL2 turn-based strategy tutorial
Thu, 14th April 2022

A new game tutorial using SDL2 is available! This one teaches the reader how to create a simple turn-based strategy game. In the game, the player will be charged with commanding a trio of wizards, as they set out to clear a small maze of a bunch of pesky ghosts.

This tutorial is made up of 24 parts, and guides the reader through controlling their units, handling the AI's turn, map generation, and more. It can be found on the tutorials page, or by following the link below:

SDL2 Strategy tutorial

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

SDL2 Strategy 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 Strategy on itch.io

Note: the source code for this tutorial is using cmake for its build system. This is to try and keep the build platform agnostic. The plan is to update all the tutorials to use cmake, unless this causes a major headache for readers (the intension is to actually make things easier..!)

 

Water Closet ported to PlayStation Vita
Tue, 4th January 2022

Water Closet has been ported to the PlayStation Vita by withLogic! Many thanks to them for doing so! Those with a PlayStation Vita capable of playing homebrew releases can download the game here:

https://github.com/withLogic/waterCloset/releases

while the source code can be found here:

https://github.com/withLogic/waterCloset

 

The Legend of Edgar 1.35
Sat, 1st January 2022

The Legend of Edgar has been updated to 1.35

This release adds a Latvian translation and fixes for Haiku OS.

Download 1.35 from GitHub

Help translate the game into your native language

Original sound effects and music

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Achievements tutorial
Thu, 2nd December 2021

One last tutorial for 2021 has been created! This one focuses on creating an in-game achievements system, like those found on Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam. As PlayStation has trophies, and both Xbox and Steam have 'Achievements' we'll be calling our system 'Medals'. The tutorial will lead the user through how to implement these Medals, display an alert on screen, list them in-game, and also detail how to optionally sync them online using SDL Net.

The tutorial consists of 6 parts (including the two optional networking parts) and can be found on the tutorials page, or by following the link below:

SDL2 Medals tutorial

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

SDL2 achievements 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:

UFO Rescue! on itch.io

 

SDL2 Rogue tutorial
Thu, 30th September 2021

A new tutorial has been released! This one teaches the reader how to make a simple roguelike game. The goal is to ascend to level 13 and take down the Mouse King. On the way, you will need to contend with his many minions: Micro Mouse, Neo Mouse, Tough Mouse, Rabid Mouse, and Meta Mouse. A host of weapons, armour, and other items can be found to help you on your way.

The tutorial consists of 20 parts (even longer than SDL2 Gunner!) and can be found on the tutorials page, or by following the link below:

SDL2 Rogue tutorial

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

SDL2 Rogue 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 Rogue on itch.io

This tutorial was actually planned to be much longer and involve things like ranged weapons, more equipment slots, destructable objects, fires, etc. Therefore, there are plans to release SDL2 Rogue Director's Cut, as a standalone game. Should this happen, the source code will also be made available for purchase, although it won't contain a tutorial.

 

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