Day 4 of development results.

The game thus far has gotten a little more complicated. The graphics are less than ideal but I have spoken to a man that knows graphics so hopefully that will get going soon enough. I worked on porting to Android last night and the whole process took about 2 hours which wasn’t bad. (time includes environment set up).

The problems I am currently facing are the following: the canvas on android is slow. I haven’t hit any issues yet and the game is running at 20 frames per second but I feel like this is going to lag with long lasting games so cleanup will need to be done on some of the objects in the game. The second problem is that I am using Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) which is an excellent product but it is not built for game development so there is a lot of un-necessary¬†overhead which makes me want to do it all again in Java.

There is a demo version located here but it doesn’t include a pretty large list of features.

http://atomicbucket.com/games/units/v1/

The linked version is lacking randomly generated map, units unbalanced, specific logic, large list of bug fixes.

 

I will not be working on the game today but there is a very large list of things to do that will make this game a little more unique. One of which is sound…

Castle game.

Currently writing a little castle game in javascript. The result of it thus far is the following…

I just need to use a little photoshop magic, calculate scoring so there is proper balance and create different AI difficulties with some random obstacles that will change the game experience so it won’t be as simple.