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Love2D tutorials suggestions

Post by soulaymenc » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:09 pm

Hello every one.

I am from Tunisia, and I am running a small club to learn 2D game development. Since I'm here means I picked up love2d to start with.
So I have a basic knowledge of love2D, and I'm writing few presentations to get people started with Lua / Love.

So far we had two sessions:

Session 1:
* About Scripting
* Lua programming language

Session 2:
* About Love2D
* Writing hello world and running love games
* Drawing images, texts and other shapes

I'm looking for good tutorial to work with high level features such as physics or Effects, because I don't have any experience with that.
I need to document my self so I can explain it to others in few presentations. I will share them with you guys as soon as possible.

Thank you very much.

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Re: Love2D tutorials suggestions

Post by Jeeper » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:58 pm

It might be a bit of a steep curve to jump from "hello world" to physics in 1 "Session" if you had no previous experience with coding. With that said, there are some tutorials that I would recommend though, a few examples being

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6oUd ... aNCd4kUqLA

and

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... B05A624D91

Good luck and post about any issues that you get in either the IRC or the support/development page!

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Re: Love2D tutorials suggestions

Post by Ragzouken » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:33 pm

there might be some useful stuff here: http://blogs.love2d.org/

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Re: Love2D tutorials suggestions

Post by MGinshe » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:06 am

2D Vector Cheatsheet

Box2d Manual

you've probably already seen it, but the Love2D Tutorials has some useful stuff

Lua Missions

Start-to-Finish Video Tutorials

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Re: Love2D tutorials suggestions

Post by soulaymenc » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:43 am

Thank you for your quick replies!

I will share with you the presentations that I did, in order for you guys to criticize the quality of information that I'm giving, and how can I optimize it.

Session 1:
Scripting and why we do it: http://sora.eliteheberg.fr/wp-content/u ... o-it-1.pdf
Introduction to Lua: http://sora.eliteheberg.fr/wp-content/u ... lang-2.pdf

Session 2:
Introduction to love2d: http://sora.eliteheberg.fr/?page_id=38

In the last slides, I asked them to do few tasks as home work and we will correct them next session.

For Session 3 I'm going to talk about GUI, how to make one from scratch (simple things like buttons, etc), use the loveframes library, and then implement a camera module.

Any ideas and/or suggestions?
This world is so strange.

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Re: Love2D tutorials suggestions

Post by Jeeper » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:29 pm

Nice, too bad that you accidentally put "Best Game engine" under the wrong category. It should be under the "Things love2d are"

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Post by HugoBDesigner » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:03 pm

Great little tutorials there! I'm reading them, and I must say, their style is really cool!
Just something I noticed: why is it written "Protogués" instead of "Portuguese" or "Português"?
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Re: Love2D tutorials suggestions

Post by shatterblast » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:15 pm

http://nova-fusion.com/2012/08/27/lua-f ... rs-part-1/

Great tutorial for basic programming stuff.

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