[GMS-S] Player movement using the keyboard

Level: Beginner

Author: Steve Isaacs

Learning Outcomes:

  • Adding events and actions
  • keyboard as an input device
  • keyboard input for player movement
  • key release to stop player from moving

 Description:

This video tutorial (5:16) associated GameMaker file and  will show you how to make your player move using the keyboard and stop when each key is released.

Over the years, I find that students often ask how to do 'something' specific in GameMaker and pulling it out of a large tutorial or trying to sift through an entire game to see the sample can be overwhelming.  I have found that by creating isolated examples, it is easier to understand the specific concepts.  Students can then take the concept and apply it to their game more easily. 

Additional Resources:

Direct link to video (5:16)

link to downloadable .gmz file - In order to access the .gmz file you will need to import it into GameMaker Studio.  Once in GameMaker Studio you can choose the import tab or go to file -> import and import the file.  This will extract the compressed file into the proper GameMaker studio folder structure. 

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2 Comments

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    Joshua Snelson

    It would be preferable if the tutorial was actually in the text and if the video got straight to the point, as in it started with the object that was to be made to move.

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    Bob

    In total agreement with Joshua Snelson.

    Joshua SnelsonOctober 19, 2016 02:03

    It would be preferable if the tutorial was actually in the text and if the video got straight to the point, as in it started with the object that was to be made to move.

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