You will write a simple
scroller game. Undergrads (which is all of you this semester) will
write a side scroller.
note that we will start work on the first game design project
concurrently with this project.
You will write a scrolling game.
The player need only move in one orientation (up and down for the side
scroller). The genre/premise is up
to you (as long as it is appropriate), but use something that can
reasonably fly/hover as the player's representation.
There should be two types of enemies in this game (both of course spawn
on the opposite side of the screen from the player. One should take one
hit to kill, the other should take at least two (but not more than the
user can fire in the time the time it takes this enemy to cross the
screen). The enemies should appear in a random place at the far end of
The enemies should occasionally shoot at the player.
If the enemy shot or the enemy itself hits the player, then the player
In the side scroller, occasionally one of the bad guys should drop
something (a "prisoner"?) to the ground. If the player picks this up
(runs into it) then the players score should go up significantly (at
least 3 enemies worth)
The game needs to keep score and display the score to the player
throughout the game.
a few things to note:
- Make the background image long enough that people never see the
same part more than once a second.
- Play a separate sound for each of the following events
- player fires
- an enemy is hit but doesn't die
- an enemy dies
- the player dies
- whenever a shot hits an enemy, both the shot and the enemy should
- Gameplay should end when the player dies (or loses last life if
going that way)
If you don't have images that you want
to use already, I encourage you to look at the resources
page of the website. I've updated it with several new site links
with decent art. The licenses on most are generous and
there are several types of images to use.
- As always, make sure to comment your code including the
documentation comments, especially documenting parameters
and return values.
- No more than 8 lines of code can be at the top level (imports
constants are excepted) So use objects to hold your
You need to include a writeup of your lab as a text file. Include in
- Your name
- Directions for running your program. Include which file is
the program entry point (I'll assume index.html) as well as
directions for playing the game.
What should I expect to see? Which are the bad guys?
- A rough description of what you did and what techniques you used.
This should probably be just a couple of paragraphs long unless you
something really unusual.
- References to any code you reused (in addition to those found in
the comments of the code itself)
- anything left undone from the problem requirements.
- first remove any files and subfolders that you do not
submit and which you did not use
- zip your whole folder tree into a single zip file (right click on
the top project folder and send it to an archive.)
- make the name of your zip file <your
- send it to me via blackboard as before. If your file is too big to
upload (more than 2MB or so) you are sending too much