Shoot In Two Predefined Directions, Alternating

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  1. adrian_pavel

    adrian_pavel Boxer

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm trying to create a game with a mechanic that I can't seem to figure out how to do in Buildbox.
    I need my character to shoot in two predefined directions (always the same), and I need it to shoot in an alternating fashion. To the left and then to the right on each of the player's tap/click.
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    As you can see in the above picture, I will have enemies coming from the left and from the right. I want my character to shoot the enemies when they have reached a predefined position on the path. Also on the first tap only "Bullet spawner 1" should shoot, on the second tap only "Bullet spawner 2", and so on..

    Anyone got any idea of how I could achieve this in Buildbox?

    Thank you!
     
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    I've managed to come up with a solution to my problem and I'll describe it here. Maybe someone will find it helpful.

    For shooting in 2 different directions I've added a Switch button to the UI and linked two advanced moves on the character to the button's A and B states. In each of the advanced move's animations I've added a spawn object that will spawn the bullets for shooting left and right respectively. The spawn objects are set to Permanent, with a Spawn Rate of 0.2.
    For the alternating part, I've changed the timeout of the Advanced Moves to 0.2 to match the spawn rate.
    Now on each tap/click, the characters shoots a bullet to the left, then to the right and so on.
     
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  3. Phill Mason

    Phill Mason Serious Boxer

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    I love seeing people answering their own questions :)
    I really like what you've come up with there, looks like a fun gameplay style, thanks for sharing.
     
  4. adrian_pavel

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    Thank you! :) It means a lot.
     
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    Wow, love the out of the box thinking here. :)
     
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    Thank you! :) Glad you like it!
    I hope someone will put the method to good use because I've changed my design in the mean time.
     
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    I just want to say that this helped me (2 years after the OG post). THANK YOU!
     
  8. Jaro

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    great JOB !!!!!! its verrrry helpfull for my new project .
     

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