@floatvoid @jacobalbano Yeah that's why I had to take SpineAnimation.cs out of Otter's default repository :( (Today)

@HansenKimberley @theBanov t.co/jE5B0hsj14 (Today)

@TannerGill_ It is tough to take internet tutorial stuff and use it. I really recommend this: t.co/RZ27t0nGiO (Today)

@TannerGill_ Ah I see. I would recommend something like Game Maker Studio at this point. It's a pretty safe environment to learn in. (Today)

@jacobalbano @floatvoid Yeah I worry since it's not officially maintained though that it'll be janky and/or missing features. (Today)

@floatvoid that's what their runtime license prevents you from doing though :I (Today)

@TannerGill_ Hm what do you mean by new material? Not sure if I'm totally understanding the question. (Today)

@floatvoid Yeah that was pretty mean of them. I pretty much had no idea if I wanted to use it based off the trial because of that. (Today)

@ChevyRay yeah man people just don't converse like they used too t.co/nDS2HIqfOF (Today)

@floatvoid Yeah, well the main reason I used Spine is that they had a ready to roll C# API. Spriter's APIs seem to be less far along. (Today)

@HansenKimberley @theBanov I don't know POOP about Unity though! (Today)

@helvetica @aeiowu It really is amazing how this shit is all playing out just as predicted without net neutrality. (Today)

RT @helvetica: Oh great. Great fucking appointment Obama. God damnit. Look, I’m loving the healthcare, but this is a huge blunder. t… (Today)

RT @MOOMANiBE: If you like learning about interesting, lesser-known games, you really should be following @WarpDoor. (Yesterday)

@twobitart @RayMPerry @pietepiet t.co/cQFOUQC6v3 (Yesterday)

RT @rabbit_nabokov: momo 3 is 95% approved to top 100! please vote and RT to spread the word, minna!! t.co/Aw9zjkSpeZ t.co/Xo… (Yesterday)

@legobutts Its a tool to teach american children that eating a sandwich of marshmallows is a perfectly fine meal. #diabetes (Yesterday)

@twobitart nuuuuuudistu beachu~ (Yesterday)

@djcoreynolan <3 (Yesterday)

RT @djcoreynolan: dammit, life would be so excellent if I didn't have some mysterious autoimmune disease continuously sapping my HP (Yesterday)

follow
search

2013 - 2 - 1 / 2:47 am / games

Metroidvania Map Rendering

For the past couple days I've been tinkering around with some stuff in my Global Game Jam game from last weekend. One of the things I'm most stupidly excited about is rendering my game map automagically in code (instead of drawing it by hand.)

Image
I've added on a bunch of features since the original game jam version of the map rendering system. Right now the coolest stuff is the ability for each room to render its exits, and the potential for rooms that aren't square shaped (some rooms can be L shaped, or whatever)

I think I'm going to try and finish this game before GDC and not get too attached to it. I'm curious to see what kind of systems I can build for a future Metroidvania-esque project... so I have to be careful not to start caring too much about this game, otherwise it will take me way too long to finish. I think it's doable, especially if I aim for just maybe a 2 hour total game play experience! (And I can always add to it later.)

No Comments
Avatar

Post your comment!

POST COMMENT

about

About

Hi there, my name is Kyle, and I'm a 27 year old kid with adult powers. I'm making video games and living the indie game developer life in Tempe, Arizona. Here you will find my thoughts, games, websites, doodles, and other stuff like that. I worked on Snapshot, Offspring Fling, and a whole bunch of other games. I also created and maintain Otter, a 2d game making framework. If you want to get a hold of me use the form on the bottom of the page, leave a comment, or just tweet at me. I try to post three times a week. Thanks for stoppin' by! You're the coolest.

facebook

videos

Do you want to make a Let's Play of one of my games, or a just a video featuring footage of my games? You have my full permission to do so! Even if you are monetizing your videos, you still have my full permission to use any footage from any of my games. Go for it!

contact

Your message has been sent! Thanks :)
SEND MESSAGE