I feel happy with the Character selection now.
I’ll give a little preview of how it look at the moment, although keep in mind this can change in minor as well as big ways before the final version is released.
Character Is unlocked:
If the character is unlocked the character will show up in it’s full color, and pressing select will simply go on to the game screen, and then you’ll playing as the selected character, in this case Squidle.
Character is not unlocked:
If the character is not unlocked, the select button will change into a “Unlock” button, also the character will be having a black overlay, that will brighten it down a little, so it will be easy to see what character you have unlocked and not unlocked when you are scrolling through the roster.
Purchase character pop up window:
If the character you want to unlock is one you unlock buy purchasing it with the ingame currency (Diamonds), this window will pop up when you tap the unlock button that you saw in the previously picture.
The shop button will lead you to the shop, where you can purchase more diamonds with real money, although I don’t want to prices to be so high that you feel like farming for diamonds is a pain, the option is just there for those who want a character really bad, and might not have or want to spend the time necessary to have enough diamonds.
The buy button will allow you to purchase the character with the ingame currency if you have enough, and if you do then you’ll be able to play as the character you just purchased.
Achievement character pop up window:
Some character will only be able to be unlocked by performing a certain task in the game, this window will pop up when you tap the unlock button that you saw in the second picture for all characters that are unlocked by performing a certain task.
Thanks a lot for reading, this character selection has been the reason I have had a little break from the game in a two month time, although now I’m back working on the game, and have nearly finished the hardest part of the development, (for me at least).
I still don’t have a release date for the game, but I can say this much I’m getting VERY close to the end of the development, but with that said, don’t expect it out in the very near future.
I hope you enjoy what you saw here, and before ending up I want to give a bit of inside on the design for this character selection.
As you may have noticed I have quite a few old game references in the game here and there, and the character selection is no exception, it have some Super Mario 2 feel to it, with the dark background and the curtains on the sides, and the pop up windows have a bit of Smash Bros feel to it some places.
Again thanks for reading.