Your preferred keys

Just think about what most players prefer. I always prefer the default Gdevelop keys for keyboard the arrow keys to move and the space bar to jump to me this feels more natural.

And with gamepads I way prefer the a to jump and b to attack.

The last game I made people complained about the default controls so I was thinking about what most people would prefer in a platformer.


Most of the Flash games I used to play used arrows and space, so I prioritize them, analog stick and X for gamepads.

Most, if not all, games nowadays use WASD.
You can however let players create their own key layout.

Use WASD and Arrow keys both as people who play with mouse might be left or right handed right handed -WASD and Left Handed-Arrow keys