So, I'm trying to build a 2d multiplayer bobmerman game. Right now I have whole map as 2d integer array. I'm thinking if I should change it to tilemap. In the future, I will want to be able to generate map from code, so keep that in mind. … [Read more...] about Should I generate 2 array map or use tilemap?
report this adNiantic appears to be teasing a specific Pokemon that’s been conspicuously missing from Pokemon GO for some time. Despite adding virtually all Generation 2 Pokemon to the game awhile ago and moving on as far as Generation 4 since then, Smeargle was left behind. The painting Pokemon’s time may be arriving, however, if a sudden series of teaser images from Niantic on Twitter and Facebook are anything to go by. Pokemon fans will recognize Smeargle as the adorable dog-like Pokemon that uses its long tail as a paintbrush. More familiar Pokemon fans will recall that Smeargle doesn’t learn abilities so much as copy them with its unique Sketch ability. It’s this uniqueness that likely led to Pokemon GO passing Smeargle over when Generation 2 Pokemon were initially added. Combat in the mobile game is very straight forward and doesn’t allow for much creativity.But Niantic is now hinting that it may have figured out how to bring Smeargle into … [Read more...] about Pokemon GO Teases Missing Generation 2 Pokemon
At the tail end of June, Summer Games Done Quick 2018 began for those who like to see speedruns for a slew of games from various eras, and now it has closed out its final 24 hours by raising nearly $1 million in donations, which has ultimately assisted in breaking another fund-raising record for the charity gaming marathon. As it so happens, SGDQ 2018 has managed to generate over $2 million dollars for the non-profit organization Doctors Without Borders. This much was announced by Summer Games Done Quick 2018 organizers, who revealed the record total by way of a press release this morning, with funds likely to increase as donations continue to roll in throughout the final day of the event. SGDQ 2018 officially ended around 3:00 AM this morning, and as of writing, the whole event has been able to generate $2,127,824. So, it will be interesting to see what the final tally will be.For those unaware, Summer Games Done Quick 2018 beat last year’s donations by an incredibly … [Read more...] about Summer Games Done Quick 2018 Raises Over $2 Million for Charity
I said in the last article that the Pokemon designs of Gen 2 are among the most solid of the entire series. A large number of the 100 plus added pocket monsters were eye-catching, and when first released in color on the Game Boy Color in 2000, stood out as strong additions to the roster. Unfortunately, Gen 2 is also responsible for some pretty terrible designs as well, and while the number is fewer than the other games in the series, the ones at the top of the bad pile stick out like sore thumbs when compared to the rest of the Pokedex. This article is one in a series we’re calling the Year of Pokemon, which celebrates the beloved pocket monsters and their many games. What fuels the bad design this time? A lot of factors of course will play into it but one unifying theme that hits a lot of the Pokemon of this generation stems from their forgotten status. Half of the list are a single-stage Pokémon that never really made great impressions when first released, while the … [Read more...] about The Six Worst Designed Pokemon of Generation 2
The second generation of Pokemon is often considered the pinnacle of the entire franchise. Two fully explorable regions, two new types in Steel and Dark, and plenty of new activities based on a day/night cycle that enthralled players in the year 2000. Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal are fondly remembered for being excellent follow-ups on the Game Boy Color. With every new generation, we get a slew of new Pokémon to capture as well. Generation 2 allowed us to capture 100 new Pokémon, some of which were evolutions and baby forms of monsters found in Generation 1. Generation 2 arguably has some of the best designs for the series, as it was hard to narrow down the best of the bunch to six. Who made the cut? Let’s find out. First, as always, some ground rules. No legendary Pokémon will be featured here. Second, only one Pokémon per evolutionary line will be mentioned. Finally, the list will combine design aesthetics, competitive viability, and overall impact … [Read more...] about The Six Best Designed Pokemon of Generation 2