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So Now What

Short meta:

I have just finished py4school, and now I am on holidays. I should be getting back into my original projects soon, although it does depend on a few things…

Anyways, back to C++ is the point, particularly with Tactics, we’ll see what happens to Zombies.

See you in a few weeks.

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I Take It Back

I’ve lost motivation and interest completely for the non-mandatory side of this assignment, soooooooo that’s embarrassing. I don’t know if I’ll ever run on a sudden desire to use Python in a few years: if I do then I may turn this base-assignment into a fun extradite game, but for now I’m making inventory and battle and victory and that is it.

The reason why is partly real life circumstances, and the rest has to do with me feeling too inspired with my long-term dream for me to want to develop this small idea; perhaps this makes me less reliable with my project commitment, but most of my blog content is theory and design, and that is unchanged whether or not I give up.

Secret Project Now Mentioned

Over the past couple of weeks, I have put together some thoughts and ideas I’ve had into one big messy and fun project that should probably take the rest of my life.

If you think I am biting off more than I can chew, too bad, I’ve learned not to care.

It should contain lots of npc driven gameplay, and isometric graphics.

On that note, it is time to turn my development cycle back over to the zombies project!

Equality in My Games

As an independent game fanatic (some day I’ll call myself a developer…) I have room in my game concepts to be a feminist.

As a consequence, I recently decided that for the rest of time, I shall, to the best of my ability, make the gender of every character that I introduce in a game determined by the flip of a coin. (physical, metaphorical or virtual) This way I am truly doing my best to avoid letting stereotypes guide my roles.

I should try my best to determine a role, begin to think of character details and dialogue even, and then determine their gender via a random process as such. Further character development would happen after that and hopefully that will guide things towards reason without guiding them to even worse stereotyping.

Also it would be nice to determine things such as sexuality (if only secretly) by similar means… preferably by using real statistics regarding the way people have identified their sexuality.

I suppose that in the realms of racial identity I will have to look at the setting being dealt with, and the associated statistics, since getting an intuitive sense of racial balance as it exists in real life is hard. (Racism isn’t so much a part of feminism… it is still important of course!)