On my way to creating my big game, I decided to do a smaller "prologue" style game in AGS. Since I don't have any in-game screenshots or real progress reports, I'm going to update this thread once a week. Maybe once it gets going enough I can put it in the AGS Games In Production forum. I just wanted a place to promote my game and hopefully get people to get on me to finish it. Of course the stuff I do have already isn't great, but I will make it great. I also didn't want to post some of this "artwork" in the critics lounge because it's garbage and I know it's garbage, no point in trying to make garbage not stink ;-) Of course this is all concept stuff and mockups and stuff so it wouldn't really be relevant for the CL anyhow.
Enchanted Lands is a magic kingdom turned vacation resort. During the soft-opening of the resort, the Bank is broken into, and tourists end up missing. The Grand Wizard and most trusted adviser to the King is sent to investigate (primarily because it involves Magic, but he also is overseeing the resort).
Here's a few images -
This first one is a vague concept of my main character. Yes I know it sucks, but I will get better as time goes on.
This next one is a test for two possible menu sizes. I was opting for the larger before
but I might change to the smaller once I decide on the layout of the sub menus.
These are mocks of the various "modes" of the menuing system. Essentially you click and release over the "activation ring" and then that first ring with the buttons comes up, that is your main menu. Then if you click on any of the buttons with a submenu it will just pop up and you can click them to activate. But there's sort of a quick-mode where you click drag over the ring and over the submenus to release on the option you want, which makes it quicker once you get a handle on where everything is situated.
These mockups aren't final. In fact the sub menus will probably have buttons spread out even further and readable... but they will still react to mouse angle.
So that's about it, I may opt to shorten the explanations and point you to relevant blog posts and just include images, but i'll do it about once a week in this thread.