I am not sure if anyone knows this, but in some games like the origanal zeldas and dizzy, when you went into a new area, the screen sort of shifted to the next part. It has somthing to do with scrolling I know, but does anyone know a tutorial on that or can anyone give me any advoice on how complex it is? any help appreiciated
quick and dirty:
1) stop input
2) load area they want to move to off screen in the right direction
3) move everything however fast you want to
4) unload old area once transition is over
5) input ahoy!
You don't have to load up the entire area they want to, you can sort of stream the loading and unloading. Not terribly difficult either way.