Question about Controls

Hello, I am developing a shoot em up and I would like to know your thoughts about controls. Right now I am thinking about two options, control the ship using WASD and other keys to shoot etc, or using the mouse plus the 3 buttons and a few keys from keyboard. It's s vertical shooter, the shoots are going up like other normal shooters and I don't plan to use the mouse to aim. So what do you think about those options? Thanks

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  • RAMupgradeRAMupgrade Posts: 28Member
    edited November 18

    @orlando_correia Welcome! :)

    How do you like to play? That's your default, because you'll be spending more time in the game than anyone else. As alternates, WASD/cursor keys are standard, gamepad is super easy to add in the project control settings (Xbox and PS being most common to cater for). Do people play shmups with the mouse? I'm curious but I doubt it's a common preference. I'd love to know if I'm wrong on that!

  • orlando_correiaorlando_correia Posts: 2Member

    @RAMupgrade said:
    @orlando_correia Welcome! :)

    How do you like to play? That's your default, because you'll be spending more time in the game than anyone else. As alternates, WASD/cursor keys are standard, gamepad is super easy to add in the project control settings (Xbox and PS being most common to cater for). Do people play shmups with the mouse? I'm curious but I doubt it's a common preference. I'd love to know if I'm wrong on that!

    You are right, Mouse controls are not common for a shoot em up. I am changing my game to support Arrow Keys +ZXC and optionally WASD + JKL.

    I realized that I needed to remove a feature that was pushing me to use mouse. Removed that feature and now I am using keyboard only, now development is moving faster.

    Thanks

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