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1. Angular acceleration-based movement is inconsistent

Hi all. I am trying to make a simple top-down, asteroids-like game, where movement is done through Phaser's arcade physics system. I find quite puzzling how angular movement works for it. I've followed a few tutorials, where I find the same issue. What is happening is, when my ship has an angle, thrusting or reversing is quite inconsistent. The ship appears to be "slipping" a bit in random directions, and does not always follow exactly the direction it's facing. The relevant create code is: player.body.maxVelocity.setTo(MAX_SPEED, MAX_SPEED); player.body.drag.setTo(DRAG, DRAG); whereas the relevant update code is: if (cursors.left.isDown) { player.body.angularVelocity = -ROTATION_SPEED; } else if (cursors.right.isDown) { player.body.angularVelocity = ROTATION_SPEED; } else { player.body.angularVelocity = 0; } if (cursors.up.isDown) { player.body.acceleration.x = Math.cos(player.rotation) * ACCELERATION; player.body.acceleration.y = Math.sin(player.rotation) * ACCELERATION; } else if (cursors.down.isDown) { player.body.acceleration.x = -Math.cos(player.rotation) * ACCELERATION; player.body.acceleration.y = -Math.sin(player.rotation) * ACCELERATION; } else { player.body.acceleration.setTo(0, 0); } I don't understand what could be causing this. Is the code just wrong (although I've seen this happening in all the tutorials)? Is it some rounding error? Am I just being crazy seeing this as wrong behavior? Is there any way to achieve the effect I am looking for (moving diagonally back and forth, on a straight line)? You can play around with this here as well.