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Godot Engine Game Development Projects

By : Chris Bradfield
4 (1)
Book Image

Godot Engine Game Development Projects

4 (1)
By: Chris Bradfield

Overview of this book

Godot Engine Game Development Projects is an introduction to the Godot game engine and its new 3.0 version. Godot 3.0 brings a large number of new features and capabilities that make it a strong alternative to expensive commercial game engines. For beginners, Godot offers a friendly way to learn game development techniques, while for experienced developers it is a powerful, customizable tool that can bring your visions to life. This book consists of five projects that will help developers achieve a sound understanding of the engine when it comes to building games. Game development is complex and involves a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills. This book can help you build on your foundation level skills by showing you how to create a number of small-scale game projects. Along the way, you will learn how Godot works and discover important game development techniques that you can apply to your projects. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach and practical examples, the book will take you from the absolute basics through to sophisticated game physics, animations, and other techniques. Upon completing the final project, you will have a strong foundation for future success with Godot 3.0.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Part 4 – User Interface

The final piece your game needs is a user interface (UI). This is an interface to display information that the player needs to see during gameplay. In games, this is also referred to as a Heads-Up Display (HUD), because the information appears as an overlay on top of the game view. You'll also use this scene to display a start button.

The HUD will display the following information:

  • Score
  • Time remaining
  • A message, such as Game Over
  • A start button

Node setup

Create a new scene and add a CanvasLayer node named HUD. A CanvasLayer node allows you to draw your UI elements on a layer above the rest of the game, so that the information it displays doesn't get covered up by any game elements...