So there was a big protest today by schoolkids who blew off school and marched in the streets over government inaction on climate change.
The Prime Minister has said they should be less activist and focus on their schooling instead.
I just saw this sign. These kids are great.
First #GameDev hiccup. My map implementation won't work (cleanly) with SadConsole's surface renderer. So I can't do viewports. Ah well, I needed to rewrite my map classes anyway. 😜
More work ony game engine last night and a bit this morning. Happy with the component model for now, so next step is deciding on a map size, then implementing scaling and viewports.
At the moment I'm using a 12x12 tilemap for graphics. I need to be able to scale this, probably to an 80x60 cell viewport (so minimum resolution is around 960x720). Fortunately SadConsole has dynamic font scaling so that's good. I might decide on a higher res tilemap though. Hmm.
Was that a flash of green coming from the surface? #Insight
Seasonal #GameDev 🤣 Scribbling notes with a festive scented candle burning and NOW Christmas on TV, as a roast cooks in t'oven for tea tonight. Ho, ho, ho. 🎄
I'm definitely not implementing a pure Entity-Component-System now I've done some research. My entities aren't just IDs. My components (that I call actions, but may rename to behaviours) know about state and implementation. I also use components for UI and controller inputs, which is probably really stupid.
Watching ECS videos on YT. I have a day off tomorrow so I might spend a chunk of it on #GameDev.
Learning new stuff though, so this is good. 🙂
Right. NOW I've got a proper ECS architecture in place for my #RogueLike. Tomorrow if I get time, I'll clean everything up and make a few final decisions about the world e.g. whether to treat EVERYTHING as an entity of sorts including the UI.
Then I can start thinking about the fun stuff. 😁
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