MPAGD Shmupkit Dev Guide
MPAGD SHMUPKIT is a Multi-Platform Arcade Game Designer project for creating vertical shoot-em ups, initially for ZX Spectrum, but eventually for other MPAGD supported platforms.
Shmupkit contains MPAGD scripts for:
Player (Left, Right, Thrust & Fire)
Extensible Enemies - you can define enemy movement patterns using a series of directions (16 compass points) & repetitions - create simple or complex movement patterns as you like (demo game includes 12 movement patterns for you to explore)
Extensible Enemy Spawners - allowing you to define the types of aliens spawned in each attack wave, including # aliens, alien type, alien sprite, alien colour, time between each spawn, spawn point, points for a kill, weapon, weapon firing height, weapon firing probability, weapon firing proximity to player
Score & High Score
It also contains Sprites for:
16 frame Alien (aligned with direction of movement)
Also included is a demo game with 12 Enemy attack wave patterns.
Obviously you'll need to have installed Multi Platform Arcade Game Designer first.
Next, download the latest version of MPAGD Shmupkit.
Extract the zip file to a folder on your PC, ensuring there are no spaces in the path.
From the file menu select Load Project
Navigate to your Shmupkit folder and open the Shmupkit APJ file.
Build the game and have a play!