Introduction to Running a Scene

It's complete. The perfect scene. It's cool. It's clever. It's got monsters. They're amazing! Publish it! Hold on. Scenes are cool, but static. Just because there are images in the application, does not mean the game is ready to be published on an app store. The application needs movement, game logic, and many other operations. Any visual item can be placed and manipulated later in code in the general sense.

To load a scene, use the following template:

use Libraries.Game.Game
use Libraries.Game.Scenes.Scene
use Libraries.System.File
class Main is Game
    action Main
    action CreateGame
    action Update(number seconds)

This template looks similar to a normal game template, as described in the Games tracks and tutorials. The way this works is that there is a new action, added in Quorum version 8, called LoadScene. This action knows how to read a scene file, process the information inside of it, and load that information into an application. This example is the default that is placed into the blank scene template when creating a scene. For this reason, running the default scene project automatically loads whatever scene was created and starts the game.

As with all computer applications, save often! While Quorum Studio saves automatically when the program is run, it is still good practice to save projects every several minutes. To save, choose the disk Save icon, or use COMMAND+S or CONTROL+S. To run the scene, click the Green RUN arrow, or use COMMAND+R or CONTROL+R. The scene will run, and open a game window with the scene loaded.

Next Tutorial

In the next tutorial, we will discuss Manipulating a Running Scene, which describes manipulating running scenes in Quorum Studio.