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What Need To Be Done: An Incomplete List

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  • figure out specifics of gameplay

  • blit/double buffer system for screen display

  • data system for world objects/terrain creation

  • scrolling terrain/tile engine

  • user controls

    • keyboard?

    • mouse?

    • both?

  • what view? iso? top-down? mix?

  • stats for items

    • weight

    • volume

    • materials

    • value

    • legality

    • rarity

  • stats for animals

    • speed

    • damage

    • toughness

    • morale

    • materials

    • rarity

    • live_value

  • stats for NPCs

    • conversation trees

    • name generator

  • town/monastery/village/battlefield/ruins generation algorithms

  • job/quest generation

  • save/load game functionality

  • combat routines

  • trading routines

    • haggling?

    • set prices?

    • begging?

  • buy NorthCode

  • player character "leveling"

    • stats?

      • health

      • age

      • reputation

      • legal status

  • values for world items

  • graphics for everything

  • sounds

  • background music

  • instructions

  • documentation

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