Have you ever wondered how certain games are created? In this installment of "How Did They Do That: TANKS" we analyze exactly what goes in to making a game like TANKS. In this project / tutorial we go over exactly what the mechanics are that makes this game so popular and we do it in laimens terms so that it is easy to understand. So grab your favorite chair and a hot beverage and dive right in as we explore the world of TANKS.

In this project we explore:

  • Trajectory
  • Procedurely generated terrain
  • Perfect pixel collisions
  • Aritificial intelligence and computer players
  • Destructable terrain
  • Surface manipulation
  • Grid movement
  • Wind
  • Multiple weapons system
  • Mode swaps

and much much more!

  • Note that these projects / source engines are NOT completed games. They are simply demos that seek to break down the core mechanics of a beloved and popular video game. While many of these games are no doubt programmed outside of the Game Maker IDE, their core components attempt to replicate consistency and accuracy to the authenticity of the original invention.

Please leave a review - good or bad, as this helps myself and others see what this asset should have, what it may be missing or what is praise worthy. Thank you and have a great day!

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Version 1.0.0. Published May 12, 2016

Created with GameMaker: Studio v1.4.1749

Age Rating: 4+

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Anonymous 08 October 2018

Nice effort. Learned something new for sure!

At this price, you can't go wrong! Thanks for taking the time to make this and to sharing it with us...


Anonymous 01 August 2018

Loving it

Thanks for doing these


omid g 11 May 2018


really useful


Anonymous 28 May 2017

Yseful to learn some mechanics

But I feel there is a problem when the regenerate map button is pressed the world regenerates but the older sprite is still visible althoung doesnt affect collision.


Oscar R 11 June 2016


It has everything you can ask for! I feel like stealig when buying such a complete asset for just 99 cents!

Thanks for this great asset :)

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