So if you read a few of my previous updates, you may have noticed I've been sick for some time. The doctor's thought I had caught tuberculosis, and, while luckily I tested negative (and was finally given the go to stop those horrible anti-biotics - my pee was orange!), it looks like there is a 95% chance I contracted mononucleosis.
So, what does this mean for my life? Basically, it sucks.
I am a full-time college student (21 units) and based on my plan, I really don't have the luxury of not going. So I'll probably hang onto a bottle of vinegar (it's magical!) and just toil through my days at school attempting to stay awake for the next few weeks.
I decided I'll be taking off a few weeks of work. While I need the money, I need rest more, and since I can't stop school, something had to go. Don't worry, so is my personal life. -_-
Lastly, because mononucleosis comes with a side effect of a swollen spleen, I have to give up doing the P90X, at least until I get better (for fear of it rupturing). If anyone's done it before, they know that it ends up becoming like a drug, something you both look forward to and almost feel like you need. I was halfway through week 3, and feeling great. I'll definitely be missing that.
Probably the section you care about more. I'm currently working on two projects - one you guys know of as Save the Queen. It was going to be my contest entry for the Simple Development's Guild board game entry, but alas, the source code is at my work - which I won't be going to for a few weeks.
What does this mean? I won't win $10. But, I'm so far invested in the game that I don't plan on quitting. I'll likely release a finished product when I get better.
If you want a quick update on it, here it goes:
Boxcar did some spectacular art for the characters, and most of the art is done (aside from a few effect animations). I highly appreciate it.
Gameplay has taken an interesting turn. 3/5 characters are completed as far as what they do - the pawn, the king, and the bishop.
The pawn and the king are relatively the same - but of course still have their differences.
The pawn is level 3, can move in NEWS direction 1 tile, and has no effect. The king is level 2, can move in NEWS direction 1 tile, but when the queen is under attack, he can sacrifice himself to let the queen live for one turn. Balancing this will of course be an issue, but for now it works properly.
The bishop is level 1, can move in NE, NW, SE, SW directions but the catch for it's movement is that it must go as far as it can go - either to the edge of the map, or until it hits either the queen or a level 3 character. It's effect is that it can destroy any character in it's pathway that is below level 3. This should be an interesting character to see used because it can 2 move into the queen, and has a destructive path. However, it is quite slow and very easy to kill if unguarded. Should provide decent strategy.
I wish I had some screen shots for you guys, but again I don't have access for a few weeks. However, with the positive feedback, I definitely plan on continuing it.
Anyways, thanks for reading. I hope this goes away so I can get done what needs to get done.