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#1 BogdanT   Members   -  Reputation: 109

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:51 AM

Hi!

 

I want to start building my first browser based game as my bachelor degree project. What I need is some info regarding certain aspects of the game's development part.

 

So, here's what I've came up with so far:

 

I want to make RPG-Strategy game. It will mostly focus on the strategy part, but it will have some RPG elements as well. 

I want it to be an ASP.Net application and I'll be using C#, JQuery,HTML5,CSS3 and SQL Server 2012.

I don;t want any fancy graphics or complex animations and I work with these technologies, so I want to stick with them.

 

The main problem that i thought of so far is the map. I want a big map, with countries that are made of regions. The idea is that a player conquers regions so I want to be able to click on every region and get redirected to a page. 

My question is: what's the best technology/ language to make this map so that i will be easy to do and to include in my project.

 

My first thought was Flash, but can I make a rudimentary map in anything else? Like I said, I don;t need any fancy graphics and animations. All I want is a map where i can scroll around and click on the regions i want and maybe change the color of the region according to it's status( something like: red if it's enemy territory, gray if it's neutral and green it it's the player's territory)

 

Also, if flash is the best alternative, can you tell me if I will be able to learn and do it in less than 6 months ( working around 12 hours per week)?

 

P.S.: It may sound silly, but would it be possible to do the map with a big picture of the world and then "chopping" each region and putting a onClick event on it? I'm just curious if such a thing would be viable.  

 



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#2 Secretmapper   Members   -  Reputation: 864

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:49 AM

Javascript (with/without JQuery) is the way to go.



#3 Buster2000   Members   -  Reputation: 1588

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:27 AM

You can do this with either Flash or Javascript.  Personally I'd go the Javascript route myself.

You could also use a third party engine that is based on top of one of these engines.



#4 BogdanT   Members   -  Reputation: 109

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:46 AM

Ok, then I will try with JavaScript since I have way more experience with it than with Flash.

 

I will start looking for some tutorials and basics.

If anyone can give me some links to articles/forums where I can find some starting tips for JS animations, I would be very thankful.

 

Also, thank you for the responses, guys! 






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