I’m awake. I’m pretty happy with yesterday’s progress, but there’s still a lot to be done. Here’s my todo list:
- Clicking an islander shows you how long it will take to get there, gives you an embark button.
- Rough paper background for cut-scenes (maybe a watercolour wash?).
- Cut-scene pictures.
- Randomised pickups.
- Days should tick by faster (the game’s too easy as it is).
- Tutorial hints.
- Button to tell you which islanders know the way to the enchanted isles, at the cost of some of your time.
I just realised I haven’t really explained the game yet. The aim is to find your way to the enchanted isles (i.e. the lost Hebrides of the title) in the West within 7 days. To do that you have to find 3 islanders who know the way, but travelling to the islanders takes up time, so you have to try and judge your journey.
I’m going to start with the coding tasks today, as they should go fastest, and the game kind of needs them since it isn’t much fun at the moment. I plan on getting them done by 11am, then taking about 1 1/2 hours to make the music, followed by lunch. That’ll leave me the rest of the day to get the cut-scene pictures done, which are the part I’m least confident about.