Today I fixed the portal issue so now it functions properly. I forgot to pass the copy of the coordinates and not the actual reference to the coordinates. I also added the landing dock and the shroud effects. Everything looks good!
Just gotta add the initial animations where Neyba barges into Fifth’s house and do a final test on the dialogs.
Oh yeah… I also need to add the teleport beam…
I added portals but it looks like it broke a bunch of actions. Particularly with the NPCs… will fix tomorrow.
Added the cliff, well, bakery, and gym to the map as well as the roads in the background
Added boundaries and background graphics for garden portion of the map along with other floating maps like myHouse, theOldWell, gastropen.
Figured out a way to portal in between the floating maps. Needs to be implemented still
1.5hr spent drawing, sketching, and designing the graphics. finished placing all the NPC’s in their respective places.
1hr: There was a bug with the cutscene handling, it is fixed now. I guess frameLabels shouldn’t be just numbers. Also added a global cutscene reload for when SHIT GETS SERIOUS!
Time to start designing the graphics i guess…
2hrs ChickenMeter and cut scene handling
TGIFriday! So I guess this is what I do on my Fridays now huh.
Today I put in 3 hours adding and testing the NPC dialogs. I found out that my actionListener was setting and resetting the actionMode because it was being called on each frame per npc. Did some refactoring and got it working! Yay! All the dialogs are loaded and ready to go!
I also changed the main character from a circle to a triangle so the player can determine which direction it is facing. Father is now a circle!
Next I should probably do something to trigger events and load cutscenes… bleh.
Okay. You are conflicted.
But first, before we go and make a decision that we’ll regret, let’s ask ourselves some questions. Do you like this person? Why do you like this person? What don’t you like about this person? Why are you rushing into this? Do you want to be with this person? Can you see yourself with this person?
Do you like this person? Why?
Yes I like this person. I don’t know a whole lot about this person but she seems like she has a good head on her shoulders. She knows what she likes and isn’t afraid to voice them. She has standards, goals, and aspirations. She’s easy going and is very social. I’ve only actually met and hung out with this person once. I don’t know her motives. I don’t know if she’s crazy. But I think she’s taken an interest in me to some extent.
What don’t you like about this person?
This may come off as shallow and mean but I don’t like that she’s obese. It bothers me when I can hear her heavy breathing after going down a couple of steps. There’s a stigma on obesity and I’d be lying if I said that I don’t believe the stereotypes. I’ve labeled this person because she is obese. I fear that her life style will affect mine and that she won’t be able to keep up with me. I don’t find her physically attractive. I can’t imagine hugging this person and feeling everything is right.
Why are you rushing to make a decision?
I feel pressured. I feel like she wants something to happen. I feel like we should get to know each other better first but she’s moving so fast. This actually scares me a little. I don’t want anything to happen just yet. I barely know this person but she’s leaving hints here and there and I’m trying to pretend that I don’t notice them. I’m not 100% okay with hanging out with her friends so soon. I don’t want it to mean anything but I feel like if I don’t go, she’ll back off completely and we’ll never chat again.
Do you want to be with this person?
At this point, I really don’t know. I don’t know this person. I don’t know if she’s crazy or just really outgoing.
Can you see yourself with this person?
Right now? No. I don’t anything about her. I like that she has aspirations and is easy going but her size is a bit of a turn off.
After writing this I gave it some thought and I concluded that I don’t whole-fully trust this person and that I should stop speaking with her. I think I just got really lonely over the summer while everyone was out of town. No need for another one of these mistakes.
Today I think I put in about 2.5 hrs of work. I’ve completed the cut scene and default dialogue for all characters except myself. I may add a few extras like Lucy or something. I haven’t quite found a line for Michelle yet.
So far I’ve only tested Neyba’s dialog and just imported everyone else’s.
All the while feeling excluded from my housemates…
So I’ve been tinkering with the flash game like I promised in the last post. I forgot to log how many hours I’ve spent on it but it’s taking a shit ton of time just figuring out the Actionscript API. Also, I’ve been running into random stupid problems probably due to staring at the screen for too long that I start over looking my syntax.
So far I think I’ve totaled about 20 hours now. 4 hours last night 6 hours tonight. Thinking about whether or not I should continue or take a break for the day.
Making a game is a lot more work than I thought. So far I’ve completed the collision detection with objects, NPC interaction detection, and figured out how to implement the dialog system. I think there is DEFINITELY a better way to handle the dialog but.. I can’t think of it so I’ll just stick with what I know.
Productive weekend! It’s a success!