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Here are all tutorials that we have created to help you get into Defold game development. If you are new to our engine and editor, this is a good place to start.

Tutorials

War battles

War battles

In this tutorial we start with an empty project and build the beginning of a top down shooter game. It includes player movement and rocket shooting.

beginner medium
Snake

Snake

In this tutorial we start with an empty project and build a classic Snake game. The game is built on a tilemap making the visuals and logic very easy to experiment with.

beginner short
15 puzzle

15 puzzle

In this tutorial we start with an empty project and build a classic 15 puzzle. The puzzle is built on a tilemap that the user can click to slide the pieces.

beginner short
Platformer

Platformer

In this article, we go through the implementation of a basic tile-based 2D platformer. The mechanics are moving left/right, jumping and falling.

beginner short
Side scroller

Side scroller

This tutorial is intended to give a taste of what making games in Defold is about. It goes through creating a new project, based on a simple side-scroller.

beginner short
Getting started

Runner

In this tutorial we start with an empty project and build a complete runner game with an animated character, physics collision, pickups and scoring.

beginner long
Magic link

Magic link

In this tutorial we will build a complete little puzzle game with a start screen, the mechanics of the game and simple level progression in the form of increasing difficulty.

intermediate long
Car tutorial

Building a car

If you are new to Defold, this guide will help you getting your bearings right in the editor. It also explains the basic ideas and the most common building blocks in Defold: Game objects, Collections, Scripts and Sprites.

beginner medium
Shadertoy tutorial

Shadertoy

In this tutorial, we take a very nice animated star nest shader from Shadertoy and implement it in Defold. It requires a basic understanding of GL shaders.

advanced short
Color grading tutorial

Color grading

In this tutorial we create a color grading full screen post effect with custom GL shaders. It requires a basic understanding of GL shaders.

advanced medium

Code samples

Community resources

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Artwork and assets from several great Defold games. Artwork and assets from several great Defold games. Artwork and assets from several great Defold games.