This game was done in 48 hours by one person during Global Game Jam' 2014. (with some work afterwards;). I'm passionate about this game and I'm going to develop it further. It's going to be action RPG with dungeons, monsters, towns... and much more:).
A week has passed. I have started refactoring the code. But it was not just that. Characters, FX and dungeon. Thankfully :).
Posted by Chemec on Feb 18th, 2014
A week has passed. I have started refactoring the code. But it was not just that. Thankfully :).
Refactoring means redesigning and rewriting some parts or whole of source code to make the structure of the code more understandable, controllable, efficient and prettier. Why? To make building stuff later on easier. Faster. Stronger...
One word - supercode.
They say one should do it from time to time. I'm not sure if you are a good programmer, you need it as much. I know I do.
Now I'm rewriting all the classes building meshes out of cubes, all workflow from chunk with no cubes, through generation of terrain, props, until mesh construction. And more. And it's not finished.
It was not just that. I had some fun too.
I pondered about ingame characters. Up until now I did straight 6 cube character + eyes + props. Cubes had only colors and eyes that showed differences between characters. Not fun.
I drank a tiny beer and have experimented with some more faces. Mustaches. Beards. Haircuts.
I have mixed feelings about them. I don't like this feeling. It shows just how far I am from finishing. I want to add more variety and customizability to the characters meanwhile keeping the overall feel.
Everything takes time it seems.
So I went back to something funnier - I have experimented with postprocessing effects.
I liked how it turned the world into a tiny land built on your table when you were 5.
Last, but not least, dungeons are being constructed. Out of thin air and some code.
They are empty and boring.
This time I'm not sharing the executables yet. I need to finish refactoring and make a sensible mini map for a demo. And I'm working now on lights. Torches. Lanterns. Doors.
A tid bit more time... See you soon!