Merry Prankster Games need beta testers! My game “The Accursed Crown of the Giant King” is just about ready to go. I just need some folks to play though it and make sure everything is working OK.
“The Accursed Crown of the Giant King” is an old-school single-player RPG. In it you control a party of heroes through an epic fantasy adventure. Gameplay is real-time with pause, emphasizing a deep RPG system, and combining open-ended exploration with an over-arching main quest. You can find more information, including a gameplay trailer, on the ACotGK website:
Your app, Temple of the Abyssal Winds, app Apple ID: 816495128, does not follow one or more of the App Store Review Guidelines.
Turns out there isn’t a problem with my app, it just hasn’t been compiled and submitted “recently”. So now I have to think about whether it is worth the trouble of digging out the old code , getting it to work with the new compiler (and dependencies), and go through submission again. It would probably take me a week to get through all that.
Is this really a problem? I guess not; it’s probably a good thing for users to ensure that apps are maintained and kept up to date.
I really like procedurally generating levels. As a programmer, if I can design a level by hand once, I’d much rather just take those rules that I used to design the level, put them in a program, and then I can generate a bunch of levels automatically!
Of course it isn’t so easy. Putting all my design rules into code turns out to be a lot of work! Here’s an example.
Part of making dungeon levels, particularly at high levels, involves adding secret doors. In this case, sometimes I will add a secret door hiding an exit from a level. Like this:
But wait, if you walk down the stairs to this level, you will immediately be faced with a blank wall! In fact, I’m not even sure that the party placement logic will properly handle placing the player characters in this situation; some might end up on one side of the wall, and others on the other side!
The fix is “easy”, of course; don’t create a secret door at the level exit. But just a reminder that the rules to create a dungeon are not as simple as you might imagine. Here’s the fixed version: