Welcome to our second Development Blog post. We will present here more detailed informations regarding development of Tank Mechanic Simulator. This day our Programmer Przemek will present here details about generator tool for SystemDG maps.
Cartographic Map Generation System
In real life almost everyday we are going to the various places. Naturally, we make it intuitive, because we reconstruct information about local environment from our memory. Now let’s imagine, we have to drive somewhere far away, first time. So, before start, we usually gather data to quick reach the target without problems. Similarly, in virtual worlds, players often needs tools for comfortable levels exploration. And like in true world, map can be our the best guide.
Minimap is a part of Graphical User Interface (GUI), which is characteristic especially for sandbox games with huge levels. It is primarily designed to display distance and direction to the current mission objective. In addition, it helps the player to identify his position in the game world. Minimap often is situated at the corner of screen during gameplay and usually developers allow us to enable or disable it from options. Reason is simple – sometimes players want to investigate surrounded area without tips, for better challenge.