And there’s a good reason! I spent at least 8 hours of yesterday stuck at one spot in the game – dealing with the + and – signs of camera position versus ship position (the ships are like individual tile maps, but those tile maps are placed in the world… kind of inspired by DrPetter’s Swarming Of The Machines!) versus player position versus waterline. It is a trivial problem, solved in the end by swapping some signs around and actually watching which way things move (or, more quickly, by drawing a simple diagram, which I never did). The reason I spent all day on it was that I was watching TV and not even trying to think about it. Just haphazardly flicking values every so often. I don’t think I’m very dedicated to this project. But I’m gonna try some more today!
Once I finally stopped TV for a second though, I nailed that and now I have Miyamoto running and jumping along a set of 3 boats, quite successfully. He has no animation, but whatever. I think I will add enemies and things you can stomp to sink the boats today. I’m not feeling very pressured. The unofficialness is getting to me!