Friday, August 29, 2008

Quarker 0.02d released! - 08/29/2008

It's 0.02 because there's color again and you can save/load games.

It's d because it's a development release with some really obvious ugly bits. The stat window exists, but has no data. Also the dialog during save/load is horrid.

In order to load, put in the character's name you want to load. Note that there will be no confirmation about your current game disappearing into the void, which it will. Also, the .txt file that contains the save is deleted upon loading.

Since I haven't listed the commands yet, here they are:

Numpad moves (including diagonals)
S saves (must be upper case)
R restores/loads (must be upper case)

Reported Bugs Killed with this release:
*Player being placed on the border, thereby leading to crash when trying to move off of map area. Player will now only be placed in a legal starting space.

Things for next release:
*Clean up interface
*Actually put stats in stat space
*Prettify dialog
*Add ability to check keybindings
*Add intro screen that tells you how to check keybindings and something about the game as well.

Far Future things to add:
*Ability to change name
*Better interface for loading/saving
*Different AI for different particle types

If anyone has other suggestions/bug reports, please let me know. You can post a comment here or email me at eben dot howard snail/at g m a i l dot c o m. Will that protect me from spam? Probably not.

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