All of my graphics up to now have been drawn with a mouse and MS Paint. I know what alot of you will say, why not use GIMP? Believe me, I tried, but when I tried to install it last time, my computer completely locked up. I've been too lazy to try again, but I probably will soon. That is unless ofcourse that the graphics tablet comes with some good software for editing images.
Anyways, once I'm able to draw graphics by hand, I think I'll enjoy it alot more, and do a better job of it. There is not many things that I despise more than trying to draw anything with a mouse.
I do realize that I will have to redraw all my current graphics once I get the tablet, but I'm willing to make that small sacrifice.
Ok, now on to something else. I have a few things that I want to get done one the game this week:
- Create the "Heat-seeking missle" weapon. Once I can wrap my brain around how to implement such a weapon, I will make sure to add this one to the game.
- Create "Laser Beam" weapon. This will just be a gun that can shoot through tiles and enemies, and will only stop when it reaches the end of it's range. So if there is a line of enemies if front of you, you can shoot this weapon through all of them, causing damage.
- Add Temporary Invincibility to the gameplay. This is something that I believe the game has been missing and that would greatly improve the gameplay. Temporary invincibilty is when you get hit to have a short delay before you can take damage again. During this delay, the player sprite will flicker. I should probably add a similar thing to the bosses too.
- Attempt to finish level 2.
Hopefully I can get all of this and more done.