Posts Tagged ‘milestone’

Day 1

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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 4:25 am

It’s been.. 9 hours! I’ve amassed 500+ screenshots and settled on something achievable! But this is just a milestone..

I have myself a temporary menu/state handler, and a good deal of prototype code – I spent 2 hours after the theme was announced brainstorming and had a lot of ideas to balance out! Here are some ideas which came out that I rejected:

  • Implication of danger/attack (intense atmosphere)
  • Items of power (balanced gameplay is important to me)
  • Paranoia
  • Emotional independence
  • Clones
  • Dying if alone
  • Wildcard: honeytraps

Here are the idea I’m adopting:

  • Survival
  • Trails (tracking or tracing paths)
  • Distractions/focus
  • Context sensitivity
  • Separation

I made some concept art with some distorted perspective which I’m growing fond of.. I think an extra dimension will bring it more to life?

Either way – sleep is next on my agenda.

 

Milestone!

Posted by (twitter: @frimkron)
Saturday, December 12th, 2009 5:40 pm

Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t have a clue what I’m doing when it comes to procedural generation. I should have had this done much sooner, but I’ve finally reached the stage where I have something which could be described as procedural dungeon generation.

I don’t actually have any graphics or gameplay, but I can now generate maps from a seed number. Here’s a section of map 0:


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Once I’ve had some well-needed sleep I’ll get some graphics done, tilemap rendering, get a player walking around and introduce some treasures for him to find. Bah – there’s loads of time left 😉

Milestone

Posted by (twitter: @frimkron)
Saturday, August 29th, 2009 2:05 pm

Well, I’m way behind schedule but I’ve finally hit an important milestone. I had hoped to get the chance to write more posts than this, but its been hard work to get to this point and I didn’t want to stop until I had something worth showing.

Some kinda cavern

Some kinda cavern

I’m trying to make a text adventure with a kind of Eye-of-the-Beholder-type first-person view.

Creating all the wall images and getting them to line up and everything has been a total pain, but that’s mostly done now, meaning I can move on to the actual text part of things. I’m really going to have to pick up the pace tomorrow if I’m going to get anywhere near the game I envisioned at the start =/

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