Cavern Club Screenshot 01 - Just text and a background image.
I’ve been up for a few hours now, after a rather lazy yesterday evening (too much Batman: Arkham Asylum riddle finding, and Professor Layton puzzle solving) and I’ve got my first graphic in the game! Woo!
Above you can see the basic layout for the game – the top strip of the screen will show the side on view of the Cavern Club, complete with little pixel Goths, Rockers and Metalheads. They’ll hopefully move from place to place as their needs dictate – from the tables to the dancefloor when they want to dance, from the dancefloor to the bar when they want to drink, and from the bar to the toilets (to the far right) when they…. well, when they’ve drank more than their plumbing can handle.
Unfortunately, all that happens at the moment is that the time in the top right hand corner advances (at *150 speed), I print out some sprite fonts to show what’s going on with a starting group of ten punters, who wait around for 10 in game minutes and then either pay to get in (if they have the money and the door price isn’t too steep) or they leave in disgust.
I’m not going to get this finished, realistically, but I’ve already learned a hell of a lot (for my first proper go at XNA). To those other people stepping down, or thinking of stepping down – I’d like to offer my encouragements. You’re close to the end, what’s to lose in just pushing a bit more and seeing what you can get at the finish line? Everyone else, who doesn’t have time to read this – keep going, and best wishes!