Sunday, April 07, 2013

How To Make An RPG: Goodbye Maps, Hello NPCs

A new NPC, all graphics at this point are still placeholder
I'm still plugging away on the first draft of my next book "How To Make An RPG", it's progressing pretty well. I'm still on the first Exploration section but after another week  or so I'll be on to the Combat section.

Currently I'm coming towards the end of the section on tilemaps and most recently I've covered triggers and events. If, in the above room, you walk on one of the doors you'll be teleported to other door. This in-map teleportation is a stepping stone to creating worlds built out of multiple smaller maps. With triggers and events the functionality of the maps is pretty much finished. I'm currently adding support for NPCs with some basic AI, there'll be a small section on loading and saving,  then we'll be on to GUI everyone's RPG-favorite the textbox :D

As always I'll be keeping this blog up to date with my progress and if you want to be notified when the book is coming out please visit the promo site below:

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