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VB.net Console Roguelike/RPG

Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:08 PM

Hello there, I thought I would share my recent project with everyone.

My attempt is to create an ASCII RPG in VB.net (an actual RPG, interaction with NPC's, story, levels) but with roguelike elements (dungeon generation, turn-by-turn play)

This is my first time attempting to write one of these, so it's a learning experience as I go.

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You can find the source code to test out on my Codeplex Page, I will continue to post updates here as I accomplish them.

WARNING: You might get errors about logging onto a Team foundation server, just ignore them, it's because I use one.

Current Accomplishments:

Reading of map file (essentially a csv) into a 2D array for static map display (towns). (06/07/2011)
Tile system (Creation of new tiles, collision based on tile properties) (06/08/2011)
Basic Entity class (Create a player or NPC with their own name, x, y , symbol) (06/08/2011)
Basic Command System (open doors, close doors, etc) (06/09/2011)
Simple Message Buffer (06/09/2011)


Next Up:

HUD (Heads up display)
Creation of a basic town map (right now just an empty square with a room)
Creation of an NPC and in the future, interaction with them
Expanding entity class to have stats (hp, mp, etc)
Save/Load Procedure
Adding new tiles


If you do build it, I do not have the controls documented yet, here they are:

UPARROW, DOWNARROW, LEFTARROW, RIGHTARROW : Move around
'o' - Open a door (it will scan the four cardinal directions around you for a '+' closed door or '/' open door



Any feedback and help on the projected would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: VB.net Console Roguelike/RPG

Posted 12 June 2011 - 08:37 AM

Created a town map, see below:

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Also, reorganized all of the code into classes for readability.


Next up: NPC's, and more control features to be added.

Feedback is appreciated and welcomed.

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Re: VB.net Console Roguelike/RPG

Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:20 PM

I really like this project, it's the great start I've lacked!

I tried to make one of these ASCII games in C++,
and I know BASIC pretty well,
could I help improve this game with notepad editable compression
and some levels?
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Re: VB.net Console Roguelike/RPG

Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:24 PM

View PostOLH064, on 07 July 2011 - 05:20 PM, said:

I really like this project, it's the great start I've lacked!

I tried to make one of these ASCII games in C++,
and I know BASIC pretty well,
could I help improve this game with notepad editable compression
and some levels?


Please do, I had taken a break from it, click the codeplex link in my signature and join! I welcome anyone who wants to help.
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