I know I said that most likely I wouldn’t be blogging anymore in 2015. But I couldn’t resist writing one more post!
Yesterday and today I really wasn’t feeling well. I had planned on going to a friend’s house tonight for New Year’s Eve Rock Band and whatnot, but I honestly wasn’t feeling up to it. So instead I ended up spending most of the day working on Tears of the King!
Apparently I haven’t worked on the game since September. So here’s my first new map since then:
This map may look familiar – it’s very similar to the Fairy Grove map I posted back on September 11th. One of the things I’ve been struggling with is how you’ll get back to the Witch House Hub (that’s this map, which has been finished since I posted this screenshot) after you get different ingredients. The big concern so far was getting back from the Fairy Grove because you get there through the Fairy Forest, which is a map I intentionally built to be confusing. I also had an extra path leading from the Witch House Hub, having previously decided that one direction will lead to one thing, the other direction will lead to the King’s City (which I today renamed the Imperial City). So why not have some sort of magic teleporting system from one grove to another?
Once this map was completed, I set to work on the actual challenge I’ve been struggling with since September: what will things look like off to the West of the Witch House Hub? Today I’ve largely answered that! I’ve got another map that’s the size of the Mountain Forest (which means huge) that’s going to connect the Witch House Hub to another village and a mine which is going to have one of the ingredients in it.
So even though today was disappointing because I wasn’t able to go play Rock Band, I’m really proud of what I’ve accomplished. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep this momentum going and finish Tears of the King soon! So Happy New Year to everyone, and see you in 2016! 🙂