I spent a little extra time recently writing up a very personal look at some of the motivations and circumstances behind the development of my first game: The Willow Effect: Prologue. It was picked up by PlayWrite and I’d love if you went over and checked it out!
All posts for the month May, 2016
After having a think about some of the theory and practicalities of what I’d need to be doing to get doors into our little text adventure, I just went ahead and did it, so here we are! Time to get back into the code and get doors into our game.
I’ve been avoiding my little text adventure tutorial because the next bit is quite a bit of work. But I’m gonna make a start on that today by talking a bit about doors. Liz England has a great post about door in games that’s well worth reading. For the sake of our text adventure we’ll define doors for ourselves.
For some odd reason this set was actually quite difficult to get my hands on. I’ve been looking for one since it was released on the 4th of September, 2015. I hadn’t bothered looking online with postage raising the price to more than I was willing to pay for it. I’d looked in plenty of toy stores (big chain and small) and hobby shops but eventually (and surprisingly) found it in a supermarket for slightly less than it’s RRP of €26.99 when I was grocery shopping last weekend.
The set contains 193 pieces, including 2 minifigs, Rey of course and Unkar’s Thug. For Rey you have the option for her to wear her head scarf and goggles or not. Rey also comes equiped with a saddle bad, a circular saw, binoculars, a blaster and her iconic staff. The speeder itself has doors on either side which can be oped by twisting the bottom engine exhaust either way to give access to a storage space which has a little container in it. It also has two shooters, one on either side of the engine intakes and a rack to store Reys’ gear.
I think it’s been pretty obvious that I’ve been very busy lately. I haven’t done anything on the text adventure tutorial series in a while and a lot of my posts have been done on the run. I’m ok with that. Life is busy and that’s no bad thing. I’m still getting to post here on a weekly basis and while I’d love for the quality to be better, I’m happy with were it is considering my situation.
This year, way back on the 14th of February my Wife got me a Valentine’s gift of the Lego Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter. Most people will agree that’s a pretty bad ass V-day present and anyone who know me knows it’s a bad ass V-day present. If you didn’t already know, my love of Lego is only rivaled by my love of video games (I’m downloading the latest update to Elite: Dangerous as I type this. Let’s see how that goes).