Thursday, June 2, 2011

Top-Down Attacking

Time for a technical post!

So today I was working on an AI of a smarter variety for Pocket, and rather than flinging itself at the player or shooting them, it instead attacks them with a sword. This is a different “hit box” entirely, which extends from their normal “hit box”. The enemy closes on the player and hits them. But since my game has entities facing left/right/up/down, I faced a problem. Check out my diagram here to see the problem and how I tackled it. I hope it helps!


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