Learn agb part I: Pong

In this section, you'll learn how to make a simple pong-style game for the Game Boy Advance using agb. By following the steps in this section below, you'll gain an understanding of:

  • How to use tiled graphics modes.
  • How to import graphics using agb.
  • What Game Boy Advance sprites are, how to create them, and how to display them on the screen.
  • How to detect button input and use it to control game objects.
  • How to add a static background to your game.
  • How to make a dynamic background to display scores.
  • How to add music and sound effects to your game.

With this knowledge, you'll be well equipped to start making your own games for the GBA!

Getting started

To get started, create a new repository based on the agb template and name it pong.

Next, update the name field in Cargo.toml to pong like so:

name = "pong"
version = "0.1.0"
authors = ["Your name here"]
edition = "2021"

# ...

Now, you're ready to dive and and start learning about agb!