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ido

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15 Steps Roguelike
« on: December 31, 2009, 09:39:33 AM »
Cross-posted from rec.games.roguelike.development[1]

I'm starting a game using TheSheep's 15 steps plan[2], doing 1 step per day.

I will be starting fresh but reserve the right to pilfer and pillage any of my previous projects for source code, as well as anything  I can find online.

In January 14th at night (or January 15th in the morning) I will post my success or failure.  I also reserve the right to use the most generous of time zones for determining the end date.


See you in 15 days!

-Ido.

[1] http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.roguelike.development/browse_thread/thread/900884a15bc79453
[2] http://roguebasin.roguelikedevelopment.org/index.php?title=How_to_Write_a_Roguelike_in_15_Steps
« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 05:31:04 PM by ido »

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 03:57:16 PM »
You won't be posting updates with each step?

Either way, I shall be watching.

Fenrir begins staring at ido with a blank expression, following him with an wide-eyed, immutable gaze no matter where he may move.

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 05:30:45 PM »
Each step would be every day, which is a bit much for substantial updates - but I will try post small status reports here if you find that interesting :)
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 10:02:21 AM by ido »

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 06:42:03 PM »
Fenrir replies without changing his expression or breaking his gaze.

I forget that not everyone has as much time on their hands as I do.

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2010, 10:16:01 AM »
Day 1 (this was actually yesterday, but I didn't get around to posting it until this morning).
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 09:52:58 PM by ido »

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010, 03:33:36 PM »
Oh, by "post updates" I meant exactly what you're doing. I don't know if you thought I meant something else.

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2010, 03:53:23 PM »
I ended up more or less just posting my done/todo list (which I was keeping anyway), so it's less of an effort than I first imagined :)

The items left under "to-do" are the ones I didn't manage to finish up that day and will rolled back into the next day's to-do list.

-Ido.

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2010, 09:52:07 PM »

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010, 01:23:06 AM »
Any particular reason you spent exactly 6.6 hours on both days?

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2010, 09:52:19 AM »
Not that I can tell, I use time tracking software (http://projecthamster.wordpress.com/about/) and it says I just happened to spend about 6.6h each day :)

It's an estimated amount, since a couple of times I forgot to turn on tracking until well into an activity and I modified it to add the time I guessed I spent on it before starting to track...but I'm pretty sure it doesn't deviate much from the actual time.

-Ido.

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2010, 01:37:05 AM »
Good luck!

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2010, 09:27:47 AM »
Day 3 - this time I caught up with all the tasks for that day and ended it with an empty to-do list!

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2010, 10:16:02 AM »
Day 4 - another successful day - all tasks done.

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2010, 09:28:07 AM »
Day 5 - some setbacks with getting firefox to accept my JSON as well formed, but I eventually overcome the issues and implemented most of the saving/loading code.

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Re: 15 Steps Roguelike
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2010, 10:36:14 PM »