With a few games on my belt, I'm interested in making something similar like this.
I'm trying to understand how they are made. You typically press arrows to make pictures move, but the pictures are interactive - something like fake 3d in pixel art.
To make it, is the "map" generally an array of vectors/linked lists?
Say, array contains artwork ID #5 of a wall. But the linked list still shows there's more in this cell, such as a removable item on the wall, a bag of money on the bottom, directions that allow moving to, any current enemies in this cell, etc.
I'm wondering if that's the typical way of making these games?
Edited by shinypixel, 08 August 2014 - 05:07 PM.