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Re: Amber development

Post by jack1974 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:51 am

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I've started slowly to fill all the locations with things to do. The added difficulty is also that some activities will be available only in young age, and others only in adult age. Studying for example will be a way to increase the crafting skills faster in the early stages by studying. There's a fixed cap for each skill though, so you can't advance to skill 100 just by studying! :)

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Re: Amber development

Post by Troyen » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:41 pm

Obviously she needs to invest more into "Cancel".

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Re: Amber development

Post by jack1974 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:43 pm

Well I can put "Go Back" if sounds better? :lol:
I need to have a button to go back/cancel since the various options will be eliminated as she advances in the various skills, and if all are gone, Ren'Py will crash :)

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Re: Amber development

Post by Anima_ » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:00 pm

Maybe use 'Later','Not now' or 'I'm done''?
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Re: Amber development

Post by jack1974 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:21 pm

I'll try with "Maybe Later" :)

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Re: Amber development

Post by Troyen » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:14 am

I was joking, not really nitpicking. :P (Unless you want to make the button a different color so it's distinct from the skills, but I think most people would understand it anyway. Right?)

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Re: Amber development

Post by jack1974 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:56 am

Yes I think people will understand that :twisted:
Now, some more screenshots:
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getting a new task, in this case from Haros. During the young age he'll be obviously the one who gives most tasks to you, in adult age you can get them from various people/places.
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and this is the "tasks screen", basically a list of active tasks (imagine it like a quest screen).
I asked Anima to make the "quest completed screen" :) since there needs to be a way for Amber to go in place X and, if the requirements are meet, complete the task. A function to check Amber's inventory and see if there are enough quantity/quality of item XYZ, and in this case allow the completion.
Note that we would just check the values - so if Amber found the requested items for sale in a market, she could cheat. I think this is fine: after all if someone asks you "bring me 3 healing potions" he doesn't care if you made them or not :mrgreen:

Rewards will include money (obviously), reputation (which will allow you to access higher tier of recipes book to purchase and other "bonuses") and in some cases maybe also recipe books or box/bags of random ingredients. A feature already implemented, you can get those "container items" that contains various items once unpacked. Sort of gambling but I'm sure people could find it fun :)

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Re: Amber development

Post by Troyen » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:19 am

Hmm, is there a way to add a separator on the tasks screen? Like a horizontal line at the least?

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Re: Amber development

Post by jack1974 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:05 am

Yes that's just temporary GUI. I want also to display the item icons on the left. I'm just coding things fast to test, so that the game can be out in a reasonable amount of time :)

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Re: Amber development

Post by jack1974 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:19 am

Also, this year I'm taking things easier since I had some small health issues related to stress after the marathon of past year :lol: so I'm taking more breaks. I will still be the fastest indie around though 8) For now I set my Amber beta release towards end of month. Bad bad timing, I know, but... c'est la vie :oops:
However if you want to "secure your copy"... http://winterwolves.com/ambersmagicshop.htm :wink: (link not public but you can see screenshots, previews and preorder).

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