Suggestion for "run" key

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Post » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:44 pm

Hello :D

I'm making a platform game and I need some opinions here.

The player moves left and right with A & D, jumps with SPACE and aims with the mouse.
It currently runs when holding the left SHIFT key. However some people have found that rather uncomfortable... Although I have no problem with it.

What would you use as an alternative for the SHIFT key?

<3!
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Post » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:12 pm

Perhaps make it so the player jumps with W and sprints with a double tap of either direction? That reduces the amount of buttons a lot and makes it a lot easier for the user. Hope that helps!
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Post » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:19 pm

SHIFT is the ultimate key for running/sprinting, ;P
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Post » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:55 am

Maybe tapping D or A twice could make the character go into the sprinting mode.
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Post » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:29 am

Shift is fine in most cases, but are you using both mouse buttons? Right-clicking for run seems like it may work well if you're already requiring the player to aim with the mouse.
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Post » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:29 am

Just play Super Meat boy for a few weeks. Shift gets veeeeery comfortable ;)
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