date: 2016-09-26 subject: Maze thing, part 2
Maze thing, part 2 - 2016-09-26 - Entry 19
See if you can find the red ball and bounce it around.
Nothing groundbreaking to report, but I've done some work to make maze physics less frustrating and added ladders and a door that you can open and close by clicking buttons on the page.
The door is actually an entity just like the player,
but has a higher
so can climb the door frame, which is less climbable than ladders.
There could be fences and vines and other things that require
varying degrees of skill to climb.
I've also done some work on visibility calculations. There is now a cost to turning corners, so you won't be able to see as far along a twisty hallway as along a straight one. Partially opaque things like ladders and vines reduce visibility without blocking it entirely. The occlusion fog margin rendering was buggy, and I fixed that.
You now have a bit of control while in the air, so climbing onto ledges isn't as frustrating.
I've tested that loading and saving works, though the UI provides no way to do it.
This means an editor shouldn't be too far off.
If you want to, type
maze1Demo.save().then( (saveData) => console.log(saveData) )
into your browser console to dump out a save game object,
maze1Demo.loadGame( saveData ) to load it again.
Right now the referenced data is stored only in script variables so you
can't share save games and everything is lost when you close the tab
or when the browser unloads it.
- More physics improvements:
- Currently the player entity bounces a lot higher than I mean for it to.
- You can shoot up ladders by jumping; this is also unintentional.
- Dangling from the bottom of a ladder should require more climbing skill than going up the side.
- When saving data, save to local storage and to game21-data.nuke24.net.
- Basic maze editing.
- Some mechanism for opening/closing doors within the game.
- Keys, player inventory