End of Day 3. Did a lot of data structures and stuff today. Also resources are placed, tile yields are worked out. You can toggle resources being displayed and all tile yields. Default is resources on and yields off because yields for every square is a bit much. Also each tile’s yield shows on mouseover anyway. Barbarian camps and citadel (like boss city) are placed and also city states, which basically exist to sell your resources to, via traders.
Couldn’t be bothered writing a text input control so had to make a list of city names which was fun at least.
(BTW Is it just me or is 7drl.org not being posted to as much this year?)
The title of my latest attempt is “Casket of Deplorables.” My goal this year is to understand how to use an Entity-Component-System architecture and hopefully get a playable game out of it. Unfortunately my first day has been spent wrestling with C++ (I’m also trying to explore the newest features of C++14 at the same time.)
I have wanted to do a 7DRL for years now. Every year the challenge comes around, and I have some other commitment keeping me from participating. This year, I have finally decided to go for it and put together my own roguelike!
I’ve been working on Space Explorer for almost 3 days now, since I started on Saturday. In case it isn’t painfully obvious from the name, the core idea for Space Explorer revolves around exploring space. You get paid for completing research and unlocking various discoveries. All you have to worry about is making enough money to keep the lights on (and the life support… that’s pretty important too). All this would be easy if it weren’t for “encounters”… which is sci-fi speak for when weird space things try to kill you and your crew.
Here is a screenshot of what I have so far:
I have star system generation, movement, scanning for research, and an equipment/inventory system. The big, scary missing piece is the encounter system… that should be up and running early tomorrow.
Thanks for checking out my game! I am looking forward to seeing and playing everyone’s awesome 7DRLs in the coming weeks.
I’ve always been scared to do 7drl because it really looks like quite the challenge but this time I’m going for it!
I’ve been wanting to do a game centered around gardening for a while so I’m taking the occasion!
I’m making the game with Pico-8 and its restrictions. (128×128 screen, 16 colors, memory and RAM limits…) The game will be playable in a browser.
Here’s what I have so far!
As you can see, item system and inventory are operational, I have some hoe-and-watering-can action, a bunch of tiny tiles and sprites have been made along with idle and run animations for the player, plus some placeholder plants!
I know it doesn’t look like a roguelike yet, but tomorrow imma add dungeon generation and that should feel better! 😀
Day 2 sees the game starting to shape up, with saving and loading implemented, and hordes of monsters roaming about to make your day miserable.
Level generation I am doing via a ‘generation grammar’ system, which is a series of rules that are run to subdivide the level space, then fill it with stuff. For example you can split the level in to 3 parts, fill the middle with water and the edges with dirt and you have a river. This quickly balloons in complexity, as you can see in the following image of the grammar for the first level:
Luckily I have access to a powerful tool I wrote to handle this for me, otherwise this approach would be impossible!
More pictures of the first level:
Day 2 done, day 3 will be focused on making some more levels to explore, and hooking them together.
My try for this year: ‘Unlichtwesen’ is German somewhat for ‘dark creatures’ and it will be a game about demons. Made some notes before on concepts, but I just hope the scope is small enough for 7 days.
The concept is, to focus on 1on1-boss battles. I always felt boss battles could be an interesting item to create a 7DRL around. Bosses should be more than just powerfull regular monsters, they should be long battles with patterns to memorize and deadly blows while tanking a lot of hits. “Classic video game”-like. The bosses should posess some procedurally generated features, bodyparts and moves, so I made them demons ‘&’ to count for their potential chaotic nature and shape.
However, what I coded so far, is the playground and the basic move sets. The player has attacks with cooldowns and each weapon has a regular move and a strong move. Player is dual-wielding and can use both weapons in both ways to make chains and combos. The demons have a diverse moveset according to their limbs. Teeth bite on close range, fists pound in an area and tentacles swipe the field. All individual moves are triggered by a timer, to make a unique pattern for each demon.
I hope analysing the patterns, dodging the swipes and fencing back will be as fun as I imagine ;).
Latest pic. Split message output for monster and player is supposed to make pattern interaction more visible.