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.