Welcome back to my improvised dev journal where I'm recording the journey of working on my personal Hacktoberfest challenge.
I'm creating a game in 7 days. More specifically, a Platformer Typing game, you can read more about the idea here on my first day's journal.
This time, I'm covering 2 days together, because day 4 was a disgrace, I was too tired and only managed to check one of the goals for that day.
The idea for day 4 was for me to do 3 things:
- Add a way for the player to traverse from one level to the next one.
- Create the graphics for the main character (the ninja)
- Create a whole new level.
By the end of a very long and tiring day, the 4th day on this challenge ended with me falling asleep in front of my computer after finishing the work needed for point #1.
You can see that in the following screnshot:
That is meant to be the entrance to a temple, by the way....bare with me, I'm no graphic designer nor illustrator!
Well, with the end of day 5, I'm closing points 2 and 3, although point 3 still needs a little bit of work. I managed to create the background and foreground images for the new level, but I still need to add some items, enemies and probably some collectibles.
Here are a few screenshots showing the new level and the animations for the main character, which are pretty basic, but I really love how they look.
And you can see him jumping there.
With only 2 more days left, I really need to focus on the minimum things I need to call it done, so next item on my to-do list will be:
- Improving the actions UI. See those white arrows surrounded by the words? They're meant to indicate where will your character go after writing a correct word. I want to highlight the arrow while the player is typing, that way they'll get a better indicator of their progress. As well as probably showing something when the player misspells a word.
If I have time, I'll add the extra bonus of completing the level design and tunning the one for level1, which still needs some work.
It was a pretty short update, but it's really late and I wanted to get it out of the way sooner than later.
I'm really enjoying this challenge, but I can't wait to be done with it and get back to my normal schedule :)
I hope if you're reading this, you're enjoying the journey as much as I am! Leave a comment with ideas for improvements, I might pick it up in the future, with more time to work on it, who knows?!