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Non-Interactive Machines


Non-interactive machines were first discussed in the context of the object placement algorithm of the previous post. But there is plenty more to cover. Distribution We can’t simply pick random machines for any and all maps. The types of machines on a given map should reflect the theme of that map, be it storage, factory, […]

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Map Dynamics


Continuing on the concept touched upon in the previous post about message logs in roguelikes, shifting the player’s attention from log to map works in tandem with making more information available directly on that map. I like to summarize this kind of feature with the phrase “map dynamics” (from a UI perspective, not map layout), […]

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