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A technical description of 2D platformers

The 2D platformer enjoyed its major hype back in the 90s with blockbuster series like Super Mario, Mega Man, Sonic, Donkey Kong Country and many, many more. Nowadays the genre is witnessing kind of a renaissance, mostly through the new range of indie developers.

In this article I try to cover the major technical aspects on implementing a 2D platformer game.
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