Here's how it's gonna go down...
This week has been very productive. I added something into the game, finally. After so much prototyping during the development cycle, I finally got one thing to work. Say you're playing the campaign. You press the '0' button. What does it do? It takes you to a dialog box. You type something into the dialog box, and the game saves.
It may not sound like much, but making a save game system in Game Maker proved a little difficult. I finally got it to work. There is one glitch though. If you load the game from the Main Menu, it will take you to your previous save, and somehow see through walls. I tried fixing it, but there doesn't seem to be a way. I'm afraid that that's one bug that'll ship with the game :/
I'm not proud of it either..
But there is some more news.
We'll call you Leroy...
Just kidding. But we will announce the official tagline to Pathways 2.
Return to the Dark.
Sounds catchy, no?
More on the Development Cycle
Above is the simplest script I could type to just save and load games. You would think coding this simple function would be maybe 5 lines of code long. Coding does get complicated. The learning process is so...
I'm currently working on the levels for the third chapter in the game, The Mystery. I won't spoil the campaign here, but I will tell you that I have just 2 more chapters to complete. I'm so excited to be almost finished with this game! I hope that you all like it as much as I loved creating it. I'm so tickled.
And I'm so glad that they're here for us. They aren't like other developers. They're Bungie. They allowed us to create this game. The gave us that right, and in return, they got a spot in the game. You see the screen above right after the Recon-2 Softworks splash screen. And it'll live on forever. Bungie gave us the IPs we so love. Every moment in Marathon, Myth, Halo; we still relive and revisit these worlds they created. Heck, I got Marathon 2 and Myth sitting right above my computer. I'll pop a disc in later...
But I think that'll be all for this week. See everyone next week!