To everybody interested in learning how to do a game for the first time I'm submitting this code it has some bugs which I hope some of you will be able to correct. I feel that the only way for newbies to learn and for more experienced programmers to give feedback is through code. This program has two ships. The first one is the computer controlled one but I'm having trouble setting up its movements in a steady motion. The second ship is controlled by four buttons (up,down,left,right) the space bar is used to send a blast to the computer controlled ship. My program is very simple it should not be complex and should be able to show someone just starting out how to do a simple game. I myself am learning but if I can help others learn as well so be it!!! Please examine the code and give feedback if you want or suggestions. By the way it uses three pictureboxes a fourth one hasn't been added yet for the computer controlled opponent ship. You'll note that one of the pictureboxes is superimposed on the user's ship. This was to make sure the blast moved with the main pictureboxu.
Well here is the code hope you can add to it or make suggestions...This is a learning forum and for all the help people have given me I hope I can help someone else just starting out. The ship2box(picturebox2) location is 1138,179(x,y)...its size is 274,77(width,height). The picturebox1(ship1box) location is 17,198(x,y)...its size is 249,81(width,height)