Jumpstarter, Day 6

Posted by (twitter: @GarrickWinter)
July 27th, 2013 8:15 pm


The penultimate day of the 44th MiniLD compo comes to a close, I’m happy to report that the game is more or less feature-complete.  I didn’t get the chance to include all the features I would like to include, but I’ve managed to implement all the core functionality I wanted to include, including:

  • Spacecraft and immobile space stations
  • Unit selection (single and box-based) and command
  • Combat
  • Income according to public approval rating
  • Income from raiding trade routes
  • Capturing planets
  • Enemy AI
  • A win and a lose state
  • Basic sound and particle effects

This is great.  Tomorrow, then, I will focus on solving the game’s remaining problems, including a fixing a few bugs and adding missing features regarding unit selection; softening the extremely difficult enemy AI (the AI doesn’t even cheat! If anything, it is handicapped.); adding more sound and particle effects; balancing unit costs; fixing population limits; and generally fixing bugs and trying to track down and prevent the mysterious random crashes I experienced earlier today.

Good luck to everyone else on the last day!

Cross-posted on my personal website.

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