How to build using tilemaps?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By I_need_help

Ive seen videos of people building with tiles like in games like stardew valley and i was wondering how i can do that myself?
i cant find anything on google for this and i have pretty bad adhd so i cant focus long enough to read through the manual, though i have tried many times.

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: ponponyaya

There are many video tutorial about tilemap, for example this video. You also can use key-word search like this to get more information.

By the way, although some video is old, the tilemap workflow in Godot 3 is the same, no matter in version 3.1 or 3.3.

I meant building while in game, like using the mouse to place blocks down as you play rather than in the tile map editor like the video shows

I_need_help | 2022-03-22 12:58

Ok, I got it.
Actually I think it’s not a basic question. I can’t answer you just using few sentences. It needs lots relative knowledges I don’t know did you already got that?

For example:

  1. How to detect mouse and its position
  2. How to create single tile in game(not in engine)
  3. How to build grid-base system in Godot( so that you can put items in right place)
    and more…there are lots relative issues about your question.

If you want to find an complete tutorial about this. I just know that GDQuest has an tutorial about this, although it’s not free, but the project is open source. This is the course’s website and you can get the project here. By the way, I can’t sure this course is for you since it’s a text-base course, but you always can got the open source project.

Finally, in my opinion, try basic mini project at first will improve your game dev skill rapidly (rather then create a game you like, and you can do this later after you have some skills).

ponponyaya | 2022-03-30 02:48