Side scrolling games
OHRRPGCE Side Scrolling Games
This was a list of possibly every early OHR side scroller (or platformer) released up to 2010, but hasn't been updated since.
The OHRRPGCE doesn't support platformers directly, but they can be created using scripts. Often, those scripts get reused in another game, so for interest, 'Lineage' indicates whether a game was based on a previous one. (Usually determined by comparing or decompiling the scripts.) SS101 refers to the SideScrollers 101 series of articles (see #Making a Side Scrolling Game), which was itself seemingly derived from Scary Game 3.
|Bell of Chaos
||James Paige||2010||Demo||Included (GPL)||Original|
|Automagically! Bizzaro Carnival in Salad Kingdom (Alt listing)
||Spoonweaver||2010||Short Complete Game||Available here||SS101|
||Spoonweaver||2009-2010||Complete Game||No Source||Original|
|Fall Be Kind
||Blue Train & TMC||2009||(Short) 48 Hour Contest Entry||No Source||SS101|
|Don't Eat Soap
||James Paige||2009||Complete Game||Included||Original|
|Tim-Tim "The Mighty Gnome" (On CP)
||Spoonweaver||2009||Complete Game||No Source||SS101|
||Moogle1||2008-2009||Complete Game||No Source||Scary Game 3|
||Blue Train & Spoonweaver||2008||Demo||No Source||SS101|
|Scary Game 3 (SS)
||Fenrir-Lunaris & Worthy||2004-2005||Complete Game||No Source (Was Originally)||Original|
|Super Mario Bros.
||Moogle1||2005||Tech Demo||No Source||Scary Game 3|
|Sonic Demo (Sthtmtgttd)
||Junahu||2004||Tech Demo||Included, Commented||Original|
||Retrogamer||2003||Complete Game||No Source||It Came From Beyond The Moon|
|It Came From Beyond The Moon
||Retrogamer & Chaos Nyte||2003||48 Hour Conest Entry||No Source||Original|
|Baby Bob the Hamster
||James Paige||2003||Tech Demo/Example||Included, Commented||Original|
|Siv: The Journey of an Egg
||Retrogamer & Synial||2001||One Level Demo||No Source||Original|
Making a Side Scrolling Game
Coding a sidescroller is definitely not a simple task. Luckily, there are two excellent example side scrollers which are intended to be used to build games on top of:
- Sidescrollers 101, a series of articles in HamsterSpeak on creating your own sidescroller. Includes scripts, an example game, and a detailed step-by-step explanation of the design of all the code -- excellent whether you want to script your side scroller from scratch, or build on the provided scripts. Has several features, but still lacks some things such as projectiles.
- Baby Bob the Hamster has very extensively commented scripts. It includes little else besides jumping, gravity, and walls, but it is bug free and well designed, and very simple.