A game that lasts 5 years. Thats what Im playing with right now. Currently it will take over 60 days of playing to finish, or just over 30 days, depending on my final choice for game time. Its a toss up between 1 minute:1 second and 1 minute:2 seconds.
The games time system mimic's real life, you start on Febuary 5th 2032 and end on Febuary 5th 2037. It takes into account leap years and everything.
Anyway, to my problem. I need a way too handle daily events. Now Im not asking for someone to give me any snipplets or anything, Im asking for ideas on how I could handle this.
Originally I was planning on using something simple that randomly picks an event for the day from a list. After a while I realised this probably wont work too well since the events cant really just be thrown at you randomly.
They have to follow each other (If war breaks out one day, peace cant break out the next).
Although since the war is a big part of the game the end of the war will probably be hard coded in to occur around a certiant time.
I was hoping not to have the events hard coded into the game (So March 7th 2032 every year the same thing happens), but its looking rather likily unless someone can suggest or inspire a new system for handling them.
PS: Id like to have multiple events occur every day which vary in importance. Ie, Tokyo gets bombed, London gets bombed, DogMan finds $20 in his dirty pants.