At the Cosumer Electronic Show 84, Nitendo launched a new type of perspective for games. Its game: "Legend of Zelda" had more than 1 millon buyers in the first year and 2 in the second. It's now a classic. The movement (step) of Zelda is based in the animation of 2 designs for each of 4 "points of view" : left, right, front, back:
We will try to recreate, using Squeak, this perspective, interactivity and movements for the creation of games.
In the previous lesson we saw how to make a script for animations.
The first surprise now: we don't need a Playfield! We will not use it to facilitate the collision detection.
We will make the character (the copy we did from the Holder, but not really inside a Playfield) move to the left (to "walk left"). So: we need to open its halo and the "arrow of forward direction" will appear. Drag its direction to left.
In the demo we have created a button to start and stop the movement + animation. To pause the animation when we stop the movement we set the start of the program to: "mouseUp".
Play with the demo. We will do, in the next lessons, the other movements of the character.
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