I have this example of a simple slug enemy and I'm having a problem with making the slime that is exuded from his gelatinous form. The slime as it is now is created every 10th loop(timex object) and the moment it creates it ticks up its semi transparency until it's greater or equal to 128 at which point it destroys itself and the cycle begins all over again. However what I hate about it is the slimes overlap each other and it looks unappealing.
Is there some way to make it so I can create slimes so they don't overlap and have a trail of about 5 before they destroy?
Good thing I have an example since I suck at explanation so here it is http://www.mediafire.com/?ztylt1mn4gk