This week has been about having the player build a shelter, after last weeks work was focused on getting the world to be interactable the next logical step was to have the player cut down a tree and build something from it. After having the walls setup the next step was to keep the player warm (We now have rudimentary stat system that affects the health and movement speed based on the temperature), so we added a fire. Building a fire right now involves using two blocks of wood and placing the fire down. It burns forever right now but that will be changed in future versions.
A tiny little hut
The artwork is placeholder right now, we’re using any assets we can get our hands on to get the prototype together as fast as possible so expect the end result to change.
Placing walls down at the moment is pretty simple, you can place a wall where ever you look and rotate them with the arrow keys. If the wall doesn’t intersect with anything else then you can place it. Alternatively you can attach a wall to an already existing wall by aiming at its edges.
At the time of writing, the player can cut down any of the trees in the landscape and be left with a wood material. They can then use this to manufacture either fires or walls. It’s very much a proof-of-concept stage however once that system has been properly developed I will add in more advanced materials along with more items.
Next on the list of things to do, is getting the wildlife to interact with the player. By interact I mean eat, so getting the player attracting wolves, having them be afraid of fire (and having the fires run out).