I am new to programming with Inform. For my first project, I have decide to port a game I created for Ludum Dare that I think would work better as IF. See game here: lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto … 11&t=11583
In the game, you switch between a cat, a raccoon, and a shark. The problem was that most people didn’t clue in that the cat moved faster than the raccoon who moved faster than the shark.
The layout of the lab is that there are four pods connected by hallways. I was thinking that I could vary the number of steps in the hallway depending on what animal you were.
Pod -> Hallway -> Pod
Pod -> Hallway -> Hallway -> Hallway -> Pod
Shark (out of water):
Pod -> Hallway -> Hallway -> Hallway -> Hallway -> Hallway -> Hallway -> Hallway -> Pod
Do you think this will work? What would be the best way to code it? One room with a variable that counts how far you’ve gotten? 7 rooms with short cuts for the faster animals? Different version of the whole lab for different animals? (That last one would be cool because then you could modify the descriptions based on the animal.)
Any insights would be helpful.