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An example scrolling birds-eye view project.

Birds-eye view or top-down perspective projects are projects where the point of view of a project is from the top of the project looking down, as if it was seen in the bird's eyes. These projects are often similar to platformers, with the major differences being the camera angle and the fact that birds-eye view projects generally do not have gravity.

Scrolling Birds-Eye View Projects

Birds-eye view projects can have scrolling to add more room for the player to move around instead of having them locked to specific screens.

Birds-eye view projects have some advantages over side-view projects, such as them being more user-friendly for some and giving the character more space to move around.

Platformers like Mario include side-to-side scrolling, with the occasional vertical screen movement. Birds eye-view projects and games have top to bottom scrolling, as well as some side-to-side on occasion if they include scrolling.

Example Projects

Static Birds Eye View Projects

An example static birds-eye view project.

Birds-eye view projects can also lack scrolling. They are generally made before scrolling birds eye view projects due to their easier nature.

Example Projects

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