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SDL2 Rogue tutorial
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Welcome!

Welcome to Parallel Realities. Here you'll find a number of games that we've worked on over the years, as well as code snippets and other bits and pieces. There are also some post mortems of projects in the form of Making Of ... which some might find interesting to read. SDL2 tutorials can also be found in the tutorial section, to help those who are interested in learning how to create their own games.

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SDL2 Rogue tutorial
Thu, 30th September 2021

A new tutorial has been released! This one teaches the reader how to make a simple roguelike game. The goal is to ascend to level 13 and take down the Mouse King. On the way, you will need to contend with his many minions: Micro Mouse, Neo Mouse, Tough Mouse, Rabid Mouse, and Meta Mouse. A host of weapons, armour, and other items can be found to help you on your way.

The tutorial consists of 20 parts (even longer than SDL2 Gunner!) and can be found on the tutorials page, or by following the link below:

SDL2 Rogue tutorial

The tutorial source code is also available to purchase from itch.io, from the following page:

SDL2 Rogue tutorial on itch.io

Binary downloads (for x86 Linux and Windows) for the game itself can also be found on itch.io at the following page:

SDL2 Rogue on itch.io

This tutorial was actually planned to be much longer and involve things like ranged weapons, more equipment slots, destructable objects, fires, etc. Therefore, there are plans to release SDL2 Rogue Director's Cut, as a standalone game. Should this happen, the source code will also be made available for purchase, although it won't contain a tutorial.

 

SDL2 Gunner tutorial
Fri, 27th August 2021

Today sees the release of a new SDL2 tutorial: SDL2 Gunner, a run and gun game. The inspiration for this tutorial was games such as Turrican 2 and Contra, where the player would battle against dozens of enemies, while unreleashing a torrent of fire power. In this tutorial, you'll learn about exploring a wide map, directional shooting, line of sight, and all kinds of other things.

The tutorial consists of 15 parts (yep, it's a big one!) and can be found on the tutorials page, or by following the link below:

SDL2 Gunner tutorial

The tutorial source code is also available to purchase from itch.io, from the following page:

SDL2 Gunner tutorial on itch.io

Binary downloads (for x86 Linux and Windows) for the game itself can also be found on itch.io at the following page:

SDL2 Gunner on itch.io

 

SDL2 Shooter 2 tutorial
Wed, 14th July 2021

SDL2 Shooter 2, the sequel to the widely popular SDL2 Shooter, has been released! This tutorial teaches one how to create a fully featured 2D vertical shoot 'em up, with alien attack patterns, power-ups, bosses, a persistent highscore table, and much more!

The tutorial consists of 9 parts and can be found on the tutorials page, or by following the link below:

SDL2 Shooter 2 tutorial

The tutorial source code is also available to purchase from itch.io, from the following page:

SDL2 Shooter 2 tutorial on itch.io

Binary downloads (for x86 Linux and Windows) for the game itself can also be found on itch.io at the following page:

SDL2 Shooter 2 on itch.io

 

SDL2 Widget tutorial
Sat, 19th June 2021

Another new tutorial has been made available today. This one demonstrates how to use SDL2 to make a simple in-game menu system, that can be used for essentials such as changing options, entering text, and configuring controls.

The tutorial consists of 9 parts and can be found on the tutorials page, or by following the link below:

SDL2 widgets tutorial

The tutorial source code is also available to purchase from itch.io, from the following page:

SDL2 widgets tutorial on itch.io

 

SDL2 Adventure tutorial
Wed, 9th June 2021

A new tutorial has been added today - a 2D adventure game, set in a dungeon, created in SDL2.

The tutorial consists of 14 parts, and walks the reader through setting up the dungeon, the player character, controls, loading the map, interacting with entities, completing objectives, and finishing the game (phew, that's a lot!). You can find it on the tutorials page, or by following the link below:

SDL2 Adventure Tutorial

Binary downloads for the finished game are available to download from itch.io:

SDL2 Adventure on itch.io

The source code for all parts of the tutorial itself is also available to purchase from itch.io:

SDL2 Adventure tutorial on itch.io

This tutorial is also included in the complete set of tutorials from itch.io. Those that have already purchased the bundle can find it included in the update:

SDL2 Tutorials on itch.io

 

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