How do I make jump movement?

Hi ,

I am new to Game design.
I have a Mogli (Junglebook-like) Character that i got to move with the arrow keys on the keyboard.

I want the character to jump (so for example , he must while moving to the right of the “gamearea” , you must be able to hit a key (say for example the “control” key ) and then the character must jump ( go up ) and as soon as the key is released he must obviously come down.

And also how do one set movement speed on any particular movement.

If any one can help , i would really appreciate it.


Like this?

Use right arrow key, up to jump, space to fire

Yes Exactly!!!


Do you have a link to the swf so I can see it and know what to advise you. What code are you currently using for the key controls? Also if you are new to games - try visiting my site.

well , the best i can do is to e-mail the file to you-
can u post you address to me ?

The Character is not animating yet. I’m just trying to get the funcionality right first.

This is the Script i use on the movieclip. I 'm not even sure whether this is the right way to move a charcacter. , but check it out anyway.

onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
// the following 2 if statements is my effort in order to do the jumping
if (Key.isDown(Key.CONTROL)) {
this._root._y = this._root.y–;

if (Key.isDown(Key.CONTROL)) {
this._root._y = this._root.y+100;

if (Key.isDown(Key.DOWN)) {
this._y = this._y+10;
if (Key.isDown(Key.UP)) {
this._y = this._y-10;
if (Key.isDown(Key.RIGHT)) {
this._x = this._x+10;

if (Key.isDown(Key.LEFT)) {
this._x = this._x-10;


My email address is in my footer. Replace at with @ and dot with .

In the mean time I’ll look at your code.

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Have to run!!

Will be back tommorow

BUT Thanks anyways for your help so far.



Ok. The problem is you won’t be able to tell if the character is jumping because it can move in all directions - the character animations stay the same - so it just looks like he’s hovering. Also if could look at your fla - I could get a better understanding.

Is the character going to move in all directions?

Man, I’m typing away and they slip in before I finish. Ok, maybe next time - hmm it’s funny how d a m n gets censored, but wanker doesn’t.

I deleted the other post.

And nice games Flex. Did you make tiles for the first one’s background? Looks very good.

pom :cowboy:

Thanks pom. No they’re not tile based, just regular art - based scrollers.

Here is the FLA