Dean Williams

Population + Site Changes

You are currently viewing the Mobile Optimized version (AMP), some features may be missing or may not work as expected. Open Full Version.

Good mourning, it has been quite  long time since my last blog posting!

In recent days I have been getting back to my old game programming tendencies :) Working on a game called “Population”.

Population is a Sim City like game set in a isometric view point, the game will have a slightly different perspective on game play compared to Sim City though, the aim of the game will be to build up a healthy population whilst maintaining city services and entertainment.

There will be a free play mode where you can just build whatever you want (some objects unlocked playing the missions). And a missions mode where you build a city and complete achievements – Going up levels and unlocking new objects!

The game is coming along nicely, I’ve just finished working on a method for locating objects on the map without having an object for each block (memory killer!). This is working but now I’ve bottlenecked the drawing system so I have another plan – To draw canvases and monitor screen changes, problem is that some objects will require animations so I will have to check and include ways around that by direct-drawing those objects onto the screen. This will hopefully make the game more responsive when large city’s are built :)

Once this is done I will start working on a method for creating statistics for the population and objects, still got to design and create the menu system and create a city map which will be an exciting thing to work on :)

As for the website, I’m going to clean it up some more and start a new section which will house all projects that are not in a stable release yet. This will allow me to show off all my little projects and get fame / appreciation from them :)

Please catch up with me at the forums:

Later :)

Author: Dean WilliamsI'm a Web Developer, Graphics Designer and Gamer, this is my personal site which provides PHP programming advice, hints and tips