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Two days gone (I'm currently in Thailand, so a bit before other time zones), and here's a journal entry covering the first two days:

 

 

This site update is getting worse. Besides an IMHO horribly butchered message editor the the page loading loves to jump up/down while loading images, etc. What happened to the good old width/height attributes?

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Ok so day 2 is behind me.

After an initially slow start being beaten down various internal software architecture-y issues I eventually managed to get a few things roughed out and just about in a functional state:

  • Maps are now loaded from disk
  • Interactive level designer - it's awful to use but my hope is that the time spent building this will pay off with the fact that I now don't need to design a file-format whose textual representation is also a reasonable visual representation of the map (which is what I've done in past years). Also I leave my level design to the last couple of days so with any luck this will make that easier.
  • Improved fluid rendering - Just less fugly. Also supports multiple coloured fluids, because why not.
  • 'Wells' that hold the fluids - Gotta put it somewhere right?!
  • Moving platforms - Just the up/down kind.
  • Death animation
  • A few other minor polishy things here and there, which I should really be leaving til the end.

Now it's still not really looking like a game yet and the 2 themes are not manifested either. Hopefully, there's some method in my madness; I have a few more gameplay elements to be implemented yet but then I plan to 'assemble' the themes out of those!

Here's a screenshot showing a little alien dude being squashed by a moving platform.
All the art is placeholder at this point, unless I run out of time ;-)

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Looks like all 'your' games are shaping up nicely from what I can see. Keep up the good work people!

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Day two done, and here's my blog post:

GameDev.net version:

Personal site version:

http://thaumaturge-art.com/index.php?/archives/94-Week-of-Awesome-V-Day-2-Strange-Creatures.html

 

[edit]

It seems that I posted the incorrect link for the GameDev.net version of my previous entry--I posted the link to the journal itself, not the entry. Ah well, the link to my personal site should be correct, and the journal does contain the relevant entry, I believe. If it's desired that I repost the correct link to the GameDev.net version, please let me know!

 

I... don't see an easy, obvious way of getting the link to a given entry from that entry's page after posting. o_0 I ended up going out to the journal itself, listing the various entries, and copying the link from there.

Edited by Thaumaturge

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Don't know why it never occurred to me to post update links to my journal in here. In general, progress is going slower than I'd like. But I don't think I need to panic just yet. Was able to get a basic world loaded up and some scrolling implemented.  Really need to get some sprites in there.

 

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