Fresh from the virtual oven

This week's prototype features some player interface enhancements.  The HP, AP, and HYD meters change color to indicate state (Green, Yellow, Red).  An indicator shows what footwear is being worn. Dynamic terrain is back (forest growth, desertification, and beach formation), as is the Axe item, which allows the chopping down of trees.  The Narwhal is a new mob, and various miscellaneous tweaks.

To try it out, download:                                                                                   Then, simply unzip the folder and open index.html in your browser.

Happy Exploring!

Matt Ahlschwede 8/29/02014

Night of the Narwhal

Tonight, Explore! gained an awesome new mob:  The Narwhal.  The Narwhal is a whale with a single long tooth pointing straight out of its head, earning it the nickname "Unicorn of the sea".  It also has the best defense score of any of the mobs.

Also, did some clarifying of rules regarding where mobs start out, and limited the movements of certain mobs to remain on land.

Matt Ahlschwede 8/28/02014

canvas complete

The migration of the buttons to the canvas element is done.  Almost everything seems to be working as it did before.  There were a few alterations that have occurred as a result, but these are mostly either temporary, or stepping stones to improvements.  

Matt Ahlschwede 8/27/02014

Another evening in the code mine

Tonight:  re-implemented dynamic terrain (from the PyGame prototype). Now forests will grow and deserts will expand as time goes by.  This is tied to the changing of the seasons.  Also got started migrating the buttons over to a canvas element, which will mean more flexibility and fewer files. 

Matt Ahlschwede 8/26/02014

Busy day

A lot of development got done today.  The magic book gained some new powers:  it can set off volcanoes, and activates the Fountain of Youth. (The dry fountain and Fountain of Youth have been combined into a single entity.)  A new menu lets you pick a single item to start with.  The Prismatic Spring now boosts the maximum hydration level.  The graphics that indicate your ranger is taking damage got bigger.  A new treasure item was added, a crown.  Also, first aid kits can now be saved up and used as needed.


Matt Ahlschwede 8/25/02014