So the work on Around the World in 80 days continues. I'm worried that the scale of what I'm trying to accomplish is too much...
But I'm soldiering on!
Here is Passepartout standing, walking, carrying a bag (the life of a servant is rough...) and arguing with a Japanese merchant over the price of a pair of shoes (merchant not pictured, or even created yet...)
Plus, the work in progress shot of one of the trains you will be able to ride on. And you will spend a lot of time on trains.
Messing around with making some exploding sprites. Sprites explode into individual pixels and can recombine to form other sprites. Right now it only works with small images because there is a LOT of calculations being done every update (each pixel gets tweened) so optimization will be key. Not sure how I want to handle this yet though.
I can do about 5000 pixels without any slowdown currently which is right around a 64x64 sprite. Needs work...
Here's the start to my point and click adventure game. Graphics obviously unfinished, and you can't actually do anything other than walk around an empty room, talk to Fiona, and look at a placeholder art door. But it is something!
Viggo and Fiona journey to a sealed temple to prevent a something or other. (The plot needs a little fleshing out...)
I was inspired by the cool temple wall art by MrTedders and wanted to make my own. His was done by hand, but I wanted to make something similar using the computer. I have a lot of interest in computer generated content and this case seemed like a perfect opportunity to use it.
I want to use these techniques to generate some interesting patterns for game development. Maybe not this particular pattern, but something.
I made this pattern with a bunch of what I called Crawlers. Basically a crawler is a little bug that leaves a trail behind it as it walks around and keeps track of where it has been. My crawlers follow a set of very simple rules to make their patterns:
Those 6 simple rules generate random patterns that look like this:
I'm going back and forth trying to find a style that I want to use for a Monkey Island/Indiana Jones style point and click adventure. It will take place in a fantasy world where three individuals (a fighter, a thief, and a mage) try to break into a sealed temple to reverse an ancient evil or something. The player will be the thief who will have to solve puzzles and all that jazz.
I've gone through a bunch of different styles, so I figured I'd try the LucasArts style while I'm at it...
Grad student Kate Wilson sits at base camp with her archaeology Professor Ernesto Diaz, guide Miguel Costa, and classmate Robin Jones discussing the next leg of their journey up the Mt Ausangate in Central Peru. There is supposedly a lost city of the Inca Empire at the top, although the actual details are vague. Why would the Incas build a city at the top of this lonely mountain? The Spanish invaders in the 16th century never found it, so why was it abandoned? What mysteries will the team uncover when they reach the top of...
(A new point and click adventure game I'm making)