Quick update on DN8. Since we last had one of our little chats I've basically being throwing content in there. World 7 ( Of 12 ) is in now. You may be wondering why its taking so long, I mean its only a shooter ?
Due to the branching level system ( Which was simplified a couple of days ago, I was losing my sanity ) it means for each new world I have to code a background effect, between 2 and 4 power-ups as well as the baddie attack waves ( Along with any new baddies which may be needed ). Throw in testing with each possible power-up combo, and its 2/3 days per world, which is far from quick.
The other day I did 3 world backgrounds in one big hit, so only 2 left to do. Four more levels worth of baddies, and I think around 8/10 power-ups. New code wise it's mainly the challenges left, and then just bits and pieces like the preloader, pause mode, mute button and whatever else I've forgotten.
It's become a bit of a slog this week, but the end is in sight. Hopefully there will be a big fat beta on Friday for you all to play with.