DoodleMatic: Super Slingshot With Gravity
In DoodleMatic, there are 3 main game types to play and enjoy. You can create a Get to the Goal game, a Super Slingshot game, and a Touch to Win game. In this post we will go in depth on how to create a Super Slingshot game with Gravity turned on.
A Super Slingshot game can use all five color markers from the DoodleMatic box. Each color creates a specific element in your game. Your GREEN color will be used to create your avatar. Your avatar is the item or character that you will be flinging across the screen. In a Super Slingshot game your goal is to fly your Avatar across the screen to collect all of the BLUE goal items. You can make as many blue goals as you want, but be careful not to make too many blue items and not enough greens to collect with! To make a Super Slingshot game fun, you can use PURPLE elements. Purple elements are physics based, which means they can be moved around if the character hits them. These are perfect for creating enclosures in your game to make your level more advanced. To add even more challenge to your game, you can include RED hazard elements! Anything made in red will be something you need to avoid when flinging your green Avatar(s) into the blue goal(s). Finally, we need to ensure our level has something to stand on. We can do this by creating a floor with our BLACK color. Since Gravity is turned on in this game, if we do not have a floor our purple elements will fall off of the page. You can also black to add in non-movable walls that you will have to skillfully navigate around when flinging your green character.
Now that you understand how to use the colors in a Gravity enabled Super Slingshot game, it's time to try and make your own adventure. What will your GREEN avatar look like? Will it be an animal, a vehicle, a person, or maybe even a monster! Once you have your character, what will it be collecting? Will you have BLUE stars, coins, potions, or other creative things to collect? Do you want to create PURPLE enclosures? If so, what happens if you use a space between purple blocks in your enclosure? Do you want to add any RED hazards or enemies to avoid? Red is not necessary, but by adding in some red elements you can increase the difficulty of your game! Don't forget to add a BLACK floor!!
Your games are only limited by your own imaginations. Create worlds, characters, environments and more and start thinking like a game designer today!