Gdevelop FREE VISUAL Game Engine: 3 ways to make HEALTHBARS with GDEVELOP

 

 3 ways to make HEALTHBARS with GDEVELOP

 

Welcome to this focused tutorial on how to create Health bars with different systems with free visual game engine G DEVELOP.

Those who follow our videos with some regularity, already know that we are mainly covering long series of videos to build complete games, but in the middle, we can cover specific elements with one time videos to explain a mechanic or a specific feature and how it can be implemented.

 

In this case, we are going to cover the different possibilities to implement Health bars with G DEVELOP.

 

At first thought, it could be thought of as something of little importance, but in reality, it can have a major impact on the game as it is one of the main feedbacks that the player can receives.

 

To implement the health bar, we need some art assets that can be used for this purpose.

Since we are going to illustrate three different ways that falls under two different systems, we have found two different sprite sheets to be used and that we will put the links into the description of this video.

In two of the methods used, we have different animations for different states of the life level. So, for example, if we have a health bar with 5 levels and we have 10 levels of life, then we will need to adjust the ratio of the sprites to half of the actual impact on the life level.

 

In our case. We have found a life bar that has 8 different frames for 8 different life status.

 

The source files for the project and the html5 executable projects can be found on ITCHIO

https://game-developers.itch.io/gdevelop-health-bars-tutorial

 

For the this specific tutorial, we have used the following resources:

Links for the UI Assets
https://fliflifly.itch.io/hearts-and-health-bar
https://lucapixel.itch.io/life-bar-power-bar-exp-bar

Warrior
https://pellaore.itch.io/free-2d-pixel-art-warrior-swordsman-character-sprites

Medieval Castle
https://rottingpixels.itch.io/castle-platformer-tileset-16x16free

Skeleton Enemy
https://jesse-m.itch.io/skeleton-pack

Swoosh Sound effect
https://freesound.org/people/Danjocross/sounds/507466/

The files and the demo for the tutorial will be be available through our website

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