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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.)

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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.)

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