While playtesting and planning on filling content, there’s a few missing things I still need. (Well, immediate things as opposed to a mile-long list of features I want to do.) So I’m doing a bunch of things that are best
So bosses need abilities — special activated powers they can use periodically. I mean, they don’t have to have them, but it would feel silly if bosses are just big enemies that don’t do anything special. Players have certain unsaid
I need to do some boss stuff. The work si slow and tedious and requires lots of effort, but I also need that culmination of fighting for the game. Without bosses, I will be missing something critical in game loop
Time to make bosses awesome (more realistically, I’ll add some more framework for all mobs and special consideration for boss AI). Currently, my boss mobs are just enemies with larger sprites. And their AI wiring is exactly the same as
I think I need to start thinking about my enemies. What types there are, what behaviour they have, how it related to their theme and level. What weapons they use, what abilities they have. How strong, fast, etc. they are.
Okay, more AI, but I’ll stop soon. I will also focus on refactoring, cleaning and generally improving my enemy and AI code. (It’s really important that I like the code, otherwise I won’t want to work on it. And “wanting
Since I removed all my brain state machine logic in favour of this new AI, I no longer have certain features I had, like seeking out the player. In fact, this will have to be done almost completely differently now.
Now that I have a bunch of enemies being spawned in the dungeon, I need to make them smarter. Technically, I need to extend their capabilities, but make their behaviour fun-er. I want to have high standards for my AIs,
I really need to get some gameplay going. I don’t particularly want to spend time on temporary enemy logic, so I will just go ahead and write the “full” AI from the start. I expect different enemies to have different
I already had an A* implementation, so I imported it into the project. Great post, see you next time! Okay, so. I will need AIs in the game, and they will need path-finding. I cannot really do with straight