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Credits

Panels adds a “Credits” item to the Playdate system menu. Selecting this item displays a panel with a scrolling list of credits for your game.

To define your game credits, assign a table to the Panels.credits property before calling start() in your main.lua.

Table of contents

Example

Panels.credits = {
    autoScroll = true,
    hideStandardHeader = true,

    lines = {
        { image = "logo.png"},
        { text = "Based on a true story" , spacing = 16 },
        { text = "by *James Nasium*" },
    }
}

Properties

alignment

default: Panels.TextAlignment.CENTER

Set the default text alignment for all lines.

Options:

  • Panels.TextAlignment.LEFT
  • Panels.TextAlignment.CENTER
  • Panels.TextAlignment.RIGHT

font

default: playdate.graphics.getSystemFont()

Set the default font for all lines of text in the credits.

autoScroll

default: false

When set to true, the credits will scroll automatically (if they are long enough to scroll). Autoscrolling will pause when the user manually scrolls, then resume a short time after manual interaction stops.

hideStandardHeader

default: false

The standard menu header says “Credits” in bold system text.

Set this property to true to hide the standard header. Useful if you want to display a logo or other image as the first line of your credits.

lines

default: nil

A list of all the lines (text and images) that should appear in your credits pane. Each line is a table made up of the properties listed below.

Line Properties

text

default: nil

The text to display on this line.

Each line should list either an image or text, not both.

font

default: nil

Set the font for an individual line of text (overriding the font setting for the entire Credits screen).

image

default: nil

The path to an image to display on this line. The path here should be relative to the folder specified in the imageFolder setting.

Each line should list either an image or text, not both.

spacing

default: 0

The amount of additional space (in pixels) to add between this line and the line before it.

By default, lines are stacked vertically, one after another. You can use this property to add additional space between specific lines.

alignment

default: Panels.credits.alignment

Use this property to override the default text alignment on a per-line basis.

Options:

  • Panels.TextAlignment.LEFT
  • Panels.TextAlignment.CENTER
  • Panels.TextAlignment.RIGHT