This was another large chapter with many improvements to our game engine. Along the way we also learned some key concepts and design patterns that can be used in any .NET and C# project. Learning in the context of building a game is always more fun for me, so I hope you’re all enjoying the … Continue reading Lesson 4.15: The Wrap
We’ve made progress moving our data files thus far. In this lesson we are going to convert the last three factories to load their data from JSON files. We will follow the patterns that have been used in the last 3 lessons: Data Transfer Objects, our JsonSerializationHelper, and modifying the factories to retrieve instances of … Continue reading Lesson 4.14: Move Remaining Data to JSON
As we continue moving our data from code to files, the world locations are the big source of data to convert. We will follow the same design principles as the last two lessons: JSON file with data, Data Transfer Objects for reading data and creating game objects, and refactoring corresponding game classes to be more … Continue reading Lesson 4.13: Read World Data from File
We are going to continue our move to data files by working on the monster data. We will follow the same design that we described in the last lesson. We will create a new JSON data file, create a couple of Data Transfer Objects to use in serialization, and update the MonsterFactory to load and … Continue reading Lesson 4.12: Read Monster Data File
We currently define all of our game data in code. We did this for simplicity and to learn the coding concepts without worrying about data management. If we want to add a new GameItem, we need to code that into the ItemFactory. But as we grow our game, we really need to move all of … Continue reading Lesson 4.11: Load Item Data From JSON File
Now that we have the Battle class, we’re going to make the combat more interesting. Currently combat is very static… the player attacks and monster and then the monsters respond with their own attack. Attacks always hit the opponent and cause a random amount of damage. But that’s really all the variance in the combat … Continue reading Lesson 4.10: Attack Initiative and Hit Logic
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