Asteroids, Episode 2: Start the Engines

Instructor: Rebecca | Difficulty: Advanced | Series: Asteroids

The starship USS Turtle is on a mission deep in an asteroid belt, trailblazing a safe path for its fleet to follow. In this series, you’ll learn how to build an asteroids-style game from the ground up, designing the spaceship, its motion controls, laser defenses, and asteroid-rich environment. Can your very own USS Turtle clear the asteroid belt? Let’s find out!

A spaceship built to tackle asteroids needs to be able to move. In this episode, you’ll learn how to get the USS Turtle flying, dodging, weaving, speeding up, and yes, slowing down, too. The “engines” attached to the spaceship will respond to the Up arrow key, so that combined with the Left and Right arrow keys, you can turn and accelerate your spaceship at will. Time to start those engines!

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Previously recorded April 30th, 2020. Chat is now closed.