Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Game Sequence: Saving Your Game

All save points will appear as mailboxes with a flashy little arrow above it in small one screen rooms. When you walk up to the mailbox and hit the up arrow button on your keyboard this is what happens.

- Splash screen appears prompting if you want to save your game or not

- Upon selecting 'yes' the flash screen vanishes and the in-game music fades out and the red flag on the mailbox goes up.

- Derpy Hooves falls from the ceiling out of nowhere helplessly knocking Spike out of the way. A little goofy jingle plays for her for the duration of the sequence.

- Derpy glances back at Spike who appears baffled by her odd entry. She then turns back to the mailbox.

- The red flag on the box goes down and Derpy flies straight back up with a mouth full of mail.

- Derpy bumps her head on the ceiling on her way up causing her to drop a health muffin.

- Small splash screen displays text letting you know that your game has been saved and a short little tune plays before the main game's music starts back up. 


  1. Great idea, hope the coding won't be too taxing. Looking forward to trying it out.

  2. Well, after watching this five or ten times, players will start to get annoyed. Saving a game is one of such things that happen fairly often throughout the entire game, and it _must_ be fast, seamless and unobtrusive.

  3. I have to agree with LinesPrower - this sounds like something that would be entertaining once, but which could quickly get annoying when all you want to do is save your game. Depends on what the span of time is during which all of that happens.