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Master the Art of Making Platformer Games with the Platformer Essentials Cookbook 👨‍🍳📖

Are you ready to take your Godot Engine skills to the next level? Look no further than the Platformer Essentials Cookbook!

This comprehensive ebook features 12 design patterns found in modern platformer games. You'll learn what each pattern is, where to find it in popular video games, when to use it, how to code it, and why it works from both a game design and software engineering perspective.

And the best part? You will use Godot Engine to learn how to implement each pattern!

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What You'll Learn 🎓

With the Platformer Essentials Cookbook, you'll get access to 10 core recipes and 2 advanced secret recipes. You will learn about the different pre-made behaviors and recipes that you can use to create platformer games.

You will understand how to create characters that move smoothly on slopes, jump down through specific areas, and change direction when hitting a wall. You'll also learn how to create moving platforms and hazards that add difficulty and danger to your game, as well as interactive areas that players can touch to trigger events.

On top of that, the book covers how to create portals that teleport players to different areas of the game world and checkpoints that serve as spawning points for the player. Finally, the book covers the concept of switches that can toggle other objects' states, allowing for the creation of complex puzzles in the game.

The Platformer Essentials Cookbook provides a comprehensive understanding of how to create a variety of features and functionalities for your platformer games.

Table of contents 📑

Note that each chapter has four sections: "What is this recipe," "When to use it," "How to make it," and "Why it works."

Chapter NamePage Number
1. BasicMovingCharacter2D 9
2. PassThroughCharacter2D 21
3. MovingPlatform2D 34
4. PathFollowPlatform2D 43
5. Hazard2D 48
6. BumpingEnemy2D 65
7. Stomping & StompableObject2D 74
8. PathFollowEnemy2D 84
9. InteractiveArea2D 110
10. Portal2D 125
11. Checkpoint2D 139
12. Switch2D 158

Free Sample 🍬

Want to see how the Platformer Essentials Cookbook works before committing to the whole thing? Download the free sample chapter, "Bumping Enemy 2D" You'll get a taste of the book's recipe-like structure and concrete implementations. 

Psst, it includes a secret recipe for "Stomping Enemies 2D." Don't tell anyone!

Asset Files 📦

Upgrade your purchase for an extra $5 to get access to the asset files for each recipe. These are clean implementations of each pattern that you can import directly into your Godot projects, saving you time and effort. 🚀

Project Files 🗃

For $14.99, you'll get access to the complete Godot project with concrete implementations of each recipe and sample scenes to help you understand how to use each recipe in the context of an actual game.

But wait, there's more! This ebook is part of a series of cookbook design pattern-like ebooks that I'm writing. Check out the Top 7 Godot Recipes, the first in this series, which has a perfect rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ with 15+ reviews. Plus, buying the Platformer Essentials Cookbook will give you discounts on future releases of the Recipes series!

Don't miss out on this opportunity and level up your Godot game development skills. Get your copy of the Platformer Essentials Cookbook today!

StatusIn development
Release date Nov 15, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
GenreEducational, Platformer
Made withGodot
Tags2D, Asset Pack, Boss battle, Godot, Immersive, Non violent, Open Source, Tutorial
Code licenseUnlicense
Asset licenseCreative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal
Average sessionA few hours
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast
LinksTwitter, Community, Support, YouTube


Buy Now$7.99 USD or more

In order to download this book you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Platformer Essentials Cookbook - Early Access 6 MB
Version v0.6.1
Platformer Essential Assets - Early Access 11 MB
if you pay $12.99 USD or more
Version v0.2.0
Platformer Essentials Game - Early Access 6 MB
if you pay $14.99 USD or more
Version v0.2.0

Download demo

Bumping Enemy 2D - Sample Chapter 1 MB
Version 1.0.0
Bumping Enemy 2D - Sample Project 6 MB
Version 1.0.0

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Tried to buy it but it seams that Stripe can't process my card :(

  • Stripe doesn't currently support application fees for platforms in US with connected accounts in BR.

Any other purchase options (I don't use PayPal)? 

Hmm, that's weird... could you try to acquire it on Ko-fi instead?


Someone acquired a commission using stripes there, so I think it should work


Worked as a charm, thanks :)


Hey Pigdev, are the recipes exclusive for Godot 4? From what I understand, a lot of things were changed from 3 to 4 and I am still stuck on 3.5, slowly going through the GDQuest course. Kinda wondering if I shouldn't move to Godot 4, but the GDQuest course is for 3.5, so...

Anyways, good stuff.

Yes! All recipes are made using Godot Engine 4.0.

I highly recommend you trying to apply the knowledge from GDQuest on newer versions of Godot. If I'm correct, they will update their courses to Godot Engine 4.0 anyway.

Tho, besides breaking changes, the changes are interchangeable. We can go through the process of applying the recipes from the book into 3.5 if you're willing to. We can do that gradually through Discord :D


Thanks for responding, Piggy! For now, I will focus on finishing the GDQuest course, but I do plan to buy your ebook later on. Dinheiro não tá fácil agora XD

That being said, I will try to apply my knowledge so far to Godot 4.0, that sounds like a good challenge :)

all good!

Tho, don't hesitate to reach out to me if you need some help with this 4.0 endeavor 🐷👍

If i click the download button directly above the devlog sectio, i only get access to two files about bump enemies.

where are the download links for the other files?


I sent an email to all customers about this issue. You can check your inbox and reply to the email to get an access key to all previous and future files.

Everything is explained in the email, thanks for your patience! 😅

i didn´t get such an e-mail.

I sent this email to all customers that bought the book, please check your spam box if you supported the book previously.

Otherwise, if you are still to get the book, please support it with the respective pledge to get access to the files you want.

The 2 free files about the Bump Enemy are free samples from the actual book.


Hi Pigdev,

Hope your good :)

I seem to have lost access to

Platformer Essential Assets - Early Access

Platformer Essentials Game - Early Access


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Hey Ragell!

Thanks for reaching out.

Could you contact me through email? I'll provide a personal key. You can reply the recently sent email as well, check your inbox!

When when wheeen?! *screams*


hehe, I'm proofreading! It's halfway done, I just finished the PathFollowEnemy recipe, there are 5 recipes left.

I'll write an update post about it! Sorry for the lack of communication.

hahahahhaa. Ok ok. A great job always requires time.

I will wait.


I bought your Top 7 Godot recipe and it was great. Im confused though about the Essential Godot bundle, If you buy the bundle is it means you get all future recipe?  or just the 2 first recipes ?

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Hey there! Thanks a lot for your support 🐷💜

Buying one of the Godot Essentials Recipes ebooks gives you free access to the BUNDLE.

The Bundle, which will be a single ebook, will be a standalone product. So buying one ebook will give you access to it once I publish it.

Each ebook until then is a standalone product as well. This way, people can buy just the one that actually interests them for a lower price, as the bundle will be a bit expensive.

Nonetheless, you get a 25% permanent discount on all future releases of the Godot Essential Recipes until the Bundle comes out.

So, you sir(or miss) can access this very Platformer Essentials ebook with 25% permanent discount. Reach me out on Discord or Twitter so I can give you the coupon link 🎉

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Thanks for a clear explanation, looking forward for the complete bundle, CHeers!