ParallaXer for Buildbox 3 & 4


An asset you can add to any Buildbox game to enable parallax scrolling backgrounds. Parallax scrolling is a technique where background images move past the camera more slowly than foreground images, creating an illusion of depth. (From Wikipedia).

Here are three clips showing different applications of ParallaXer, in each one you’ll see that there are several layers of background images, all scrolling at different speeds, that’s what creates the illusion of depth, this is what ParallaXer does.


– supports horizontal, vertical, and free (both directions) scrolling.
– supports both 2D and 3D Worlds.
– extremely easy to add to a project and set up.
– supports any number of layers.
– highly customizable, offers many setup attributes.


– ParallaXer.bbasset file.
– 6 one world Demo Games (.bbdoc files).
– 1 Demo Game with 6 different worlds (.bbdoc file).


ParallaXer for Buildbox is pretty easy to set up, you just drop it in your game, one for each layer you wish to have, then you set the attributes (texture, type of scrolling, etc.) and you’re done! You can have any number of layers; each one is independent and can be configured as you wish.

Here’s an example of multiple layer setup with 9 different layers. Art by Tiny Speck.



Q: What if I want a layer not to scroll at all?
A: Set Scrolling Speed Multiplier to X = 0 & Y = 0.

Q: Why am I getting this error “[ParallaXer] ERROR: Target Character is empty, ParallaXer requires a target to work, make sure to select one!”
Because you have to select a Target Character for the ParallaXer to work.

Q: Why am I getting this error “[ParallaXer] ERROR: Target Character not found in the current scene!”
Because the selected target is nowhere to be found in the current scene, ensure you’ve selected the right character/target!


1.0.0 (July 12, 2022): First public release.

• Buildbox 3 (3.4.8 or higher) or Buildbox 4 (4.0.8 or higher).
• Any plan: the asset will work no matter the plan you are in (Free, Plus, Pro, etc.).
• For the 6-in-1 demo game you’ll need to have the Pro plan; all games in the 6-in-1 demo are also provided as standalone demo games that you can open with any Buildbox plan.

Please note that this asset package and all of its content, including source code, is protected by copyright, it is not open source.
In short, you can use it in any of your Buildbox projects but please don’t share it, it took a lot of effort to design, create and optimize it.
In detail here’s a more exhaustive copyright notice for this asset package, please read it carefully, thank you!
Once purchased you are free to use the asset package within your personal and commercial Buildbox projects.
And of course you are free to publish, sell or otherwise distribute any app or software you export from Buildbox that makes use of any of the assets in this asset package.
You are not allowed to allow users of such apps or software you created to access, extract and/or use any of the assets included in this package outside of the software, for example you are not allowed to distribute a Buildbox template or asset which includes any content coming from this asset package.
For sublicensing, volume licensing or any other request please contact me!
You are not allowed to copy, sell, give away or otherwise distribute any of the assets contained in this asset package, either in their original form or in any modified form. You are not allowed to remove this copyright notice.

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