There is little to show this week, but fortunately not due to lack of progress. Most of the work I have done was under the hood or would make boring presentation material. The initial “quest” line for the game start has been expanded with two new steps. I have also added a stockpile building, which serves as a drop-off point for commonly used resources which can be accessed by anyone. The rest of my time has been spent on fixing or improving some minor aspects (some animations, more highlighting, showing proper labels for interactions instead of “activate”, fixing the floor display issues for good, zooming out when selecting targets, etc.).
While writing this, I have also finished a shoddy version of a jump and ledge grab move. No more reloading when you spawn in a pit on a new map! Yay! For reference, and for those who may find this interesting, here is the current animation graph:
Since my backlog keeps growing, I will concentrate on whittling that down a little:
- Add game pause functionality
- Make terrain areas available as targets for tasks
- Add food gathering tasks with areas as targets
- Make initial building foundation parts snap to the unit grid
- Fix the abysmally bad jumping animation
Also, here is a little concept shot of a log cabin at night under a full moon:
As always, thanks for reading and until next week!