Challenge #28 - Flappy Bird Styled Character Movement
Flappy bird was one of those break out hits that come along every now again and captivate the public. What makes it interesting today (for us) it is feels a lot like the types of video games people made way back in the early days of computer games, with simple visuals but brutally honest game play, where the player lives or dies by the pixel.
For this challenge we'll just focus on the players movement. So stripping away everything but the main character, you need to construct a similar style of character movement where the player moves not necessarily in straight lines, but an arc of some type and with the least amount of controls possible. To make it more stimulating you can add objects to the scene that player needs to navigate to reach a goal. You don't need any artwork, just use a circles / lines / box for the main display or some of the existing stock art that's on the boards or in the help files.
So for those that take this challenge on, you'll learn many fundamentals ranging from input controls
/ projectile motion
/ computer animation
if add obstacles. All of which will translate into your everyday BASIC programming skills.
Good luck !
As always we'll award Extra Brownie points to the most creative submissions
* Submissions can be written in any version
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* No external media is permitted for this challenge.
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Anytime before the next ice age Prizes
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