A game is a lot like pasta.
Pasta is technically edible after a few minutes of boiling, if a bit chewy, not very nice.
If you cook it with patience, perhaps with some oil, at a rolling boil in salted water, drain it and add a nice sauce with some roasted vegetables, and present it on a beautiful plate, with beautiful cutlery on a beautiful table in a beautiful restaurant with beautiful sounds and scents; VERY NICE.
I watched Vinland Saga recently. I really like the cultural world-building point that the young Danes are always idolizing war. They don't know about the tragedy of it, they only think of it as glorious. And for many of them, even seasoned warriors, they still have to come to terms with the fact that their vision of glory is an illusion, through pain.
I found something that has broadened my horizons.
I'm such a little baby writer that everything I learn about broadens my horizons.
Yesterday I learnt about this thing called "rhyme" and I will use it to its fullest extent. A true revolutionary, I know.
Been trying to find, for lack of a better term, a system that allows me to easily consider flaws and what causes them in a character. I found a list of negative "affects and cognitions" which is inspirational in that way. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3351545/
In writing my tile visualiser, I’ve written code that is useful for making a minimap.
So I’m making a minimap too
I’ll try to release it soon!
It will have fog of war
(Working on all of the plugins of my game in iterations and as needed, so most of them won’t be at a releasable point for a long time.)
Character: I am a lost boy who became a giant spider. I don't know why. I can't get help. People run away in fear, as my head is the size of a pumpkin. I'm disgusted with myself every time I eat; I can step on bunnies and eat them like Doritos.
The Tilemap class is gibberish.
Anyway, currently the tile visualizer draws the sprites floating, like a window. I want them imposed over the map, so that when the camera moves, they stay where they're supposed to. So I need to understand the Tilemap class. ._.
I always told my DA fans how much I hate slot machines. They're fine in games as a risk-and-reward system. But when you're spending REAL MONEY in a Vegas casino to try and hit the jackpot (which very, very few people will), it can really hurt your budget. Gambling is a bad habit, and I don't like wasting my money on a slim chance. Go to Vegas for the experience, not the jackpot.
Still no scam calls all day... also I got a quick gig designing a mascot drawing for a small business, so I might actually make some green of my own after all. That would be a perfect job for me, since I love art and digital design.