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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Steve Elliott on September 29, 2020, 08:05:55 PM

Title: WASD Vs Arrow Keys?
Post by: Steve Elliott on September 29, 2020, 08:05:55 PM
My game supports game controllers or keyboard, and I've gone for keyboard movement with arrow keys and WASD Keys for shooting in 4 directions.  Both very popular and well known keys...It seemed a logical choice to me...But The 8-bit Guy has also gone with this choice for his game and is getting hassle to reverse them - because 'people these days know WASD as movement keys'.  Your thoughts?
Title: Re: WASD Vs Arrow Keys?
Post by: Xerra on September 29, 2020, 08:59:01 PM
Steve, I'd seriously go with both options and make it user selectable. Personal preference for me is definitely WASD for moment and the arrow keys for directional firing. I'd use a gamepad if I could, but those keys otherwise.
Title: Re: WASD Vs Arrow Keys?
Post by: iWasAdam on September 30, 2020, 06:10:26 AM
give them the option to pick either :)
Title: Re: WASD Vs Arrow Keys?
Post by: Steve Elliott on September 30, 2020, 09:18:42 AM
Thanks guys.
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