Getting back on track, switch to a different idea

Posted by (twitter: @pentaphobe)
December 16th, 2012 1:45 am

After seeing a post by DigitalDuck with a screen shot which looked like exactly what I was aiming for (though he had a better art style!) I decided to go for what was my favourite idea in the first place:  No, Mister Bond…

NMB was originally the most instantly fertile idea for me, but I ditched it out of concern that approximately 40% of the entries would be the same or similar.

So: thank-you, DigitalDuck for giving me the incentive to revisit my concept list!

Status

I’ve built almost all of the system, but outwardly it resembles something one could whip up in Flash in about 20 minutes.

Here’s how it currently looks:

Where the project stands at about halfway through.Those are rooms which you build, they have hazards.  It'll make sense why this is fun soon.

Where the project stands at about halfway through.
Those are rooms which you build, they have hazards. It’ll make sense why this is fun soon.

Looks can be deceiving though, and here’s a rough mockup of how it should look quite soon:

 

A quick mockup while I drink coffee.  I think the final version will actually look better than this, but I wanted to get back to code..

A quick mockup while I drink coffee. I think the final version will actually look better than this, but I wanted to get back to code..

 

Obviously this is without UI and other game-like visual cues – but since I’ve not been very good about updates this time around I figured I’d put in a modicum of effort.

 

In Other News

  • I am really really glad that I put the effort into setting up an ergonomic work space, this was a fine idea and will save my spine.
  • I am really really disappointed in myself for spending no more than 45 minutes at the aforementioned ergonomic workspace, instead doing most of my code cross-legged at this tiny desk for little people:
In case the scale isn't clear, this is the perfect setup to end up looking like Gollum

In case the scale isn’t clear, this is the perfect setup to end up looking like Gollum

 

Occasionally my spine and knees rebel, and forcibly drag me away from the computer to collapse in a vaguely full-length manner.

I'm a foot shorter than I was yesterday

I’m a foot shorter than I was yesterday.  Hey.  I should cut this image out and make it look like I’m high-fiving someone in mid-air..

This is a dangerous activity and can rapidly lead to such horrible things as physical comfort and the realisation that I could be sleeping/eating/not-slowly-curling-back-into-a-foetus.

This is approximately the same position I spent the last Ludum Dare though, so perhaps it’s nostalgia, not just pure stupidity?

Delirium is knocking at the door, must be time for my second 3hr nap.

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One Response to “Getting back on track, switch to a different idea”

  1. Mezzomatto says:

    Oh man, so excited to play this!

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