Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New Ground

How did I set up maps again?
I'm getting into the equipment part of the combat section of my book How to Make an RPG. I'm going to see if I can carve out a chunk of time this weekend to really press on with it, this week has not been great for progress. At the moment I'm setting up a simple map with some chests so the character can find different weapons. I'm also integrating the stats and levels code back into the current code base. I want the equipment screens finished by the end of the weekend.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Brief Update

I'm continuing writing the How to Make an RPG book.
This week I finished off the section about Stats and all the related example code. I'm nearing the end of the levels and levelling section. Then I'll be taking a little time to revisit the in game menus adding a status screen and maybe a battle summary screen. After this I'll move on to equipment, equipment menu screens and soon enough I'll be tackling the combat simulation itself.

I'm looking forward to getting the first battle setup and working. That will be fun, I need to get some art from somewhere so I'll probably start looking for outsourcers again soon.

I've been using Unity a lot for work recently and I'm really enjoying it there's definitely a lot of scope for rapidly making games that are high quality, especially 3d games. The only downside is that's a closed, so one day it could all go away but I hope not. I think Bitsquid probably has the better design philosophy but Unity has the traction and interface / tooling.