I’ve started work on another new project, a collaboration with one of the artists I’ve met through TIGSource. It’s under the tentative title of GiraffeRPG for reasons I am sure you can hypothesize on your lonesome. For the man known only as “J.R. Hill”, it is an outlet for his desire to draw giraffes. Many of them. Cute ones. My own ambitions were simply to create an RPG. I think that sums it up.
Right now GiraffeRPG has a working Tile Map Editor written for Adobe AIR. It’s also built on Flex 4, so I’ve been fiddling around with the new Spark components. Flex to me is far too cumbersome in most cases and I’m not even sure I really like it here. On the other hand, it did make rapid development of a functional editor quite easy and the ability (thanks to AIR) to access local files is really, really handy.
Next phase of the game is to start working on building out some areas for Giraffey to walk around and some collision code to accommodate the various edge types. After that we will move onto ‘entities’, which include the characters and enemies of the game.
If you’re interested in some of J.R. Hill’s artwork, check out his site Time For Cute.