Where You Left Off?

Discuss how to use the Ren'Py engine to create visual novels and story-based games. New releases are announced in this section.
Forum rules
This is the right place for Ren'Py help. Please ask one question per thread, use a descriptive subject like 'NotFound error in option.rpy' , and include all the relevant information - especially any relevant code and traceback messages. Use the code tag to format scripts.
Post Reply
Message
Author
SJnova22
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:58 pm
Contact:

Where You Left Off?

#1 Post by SJnova22 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:03 pm

I was thinking of doing a game where I post a part of it at a time. Kinda like MyCandyLove where they make new "episodes" and you keep going. But my confusion with it, how can I make bits of the game at a time and have the reader's SAVE point still on the game? It's a bit confusing or complicated, but I was hoping to do a game on the internet. Can someone help me? Also, the reason why it has to be continued like that is because the store has a bit going on.

Levrex
Veteran
Posts: 280
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:16 pm
Contact:

Re: Where You Left Off?

#2 Post by Levrex » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:54 am

Just release the full game first and then make "patches" with a new content. I recommend thinking beforehand which images you will be using, so you'll just have to release new script files.
You'll have to remember all the new files you've created, though.

Keep in mind that you can not ever change released scenario files, or the saves made while reading through those files will be ultimately ruined.
If your question is solved, please add [Solved] to theme's name by editing its first post, so that the helpful guys out there wouldn't mistakenly think the problem is still unanswered and waste their time.

User avatar
GlassHeart
Regular
Posts: 105
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:13 pm
Completed: Out of Sight, Summer Found Me, Signed X, Trapped
Projects: Poison Sweet, CryptoHaven
Location: Romania
Contact:

Re: Where You Left Off?

#3 Post by GlassHeart » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:59 am

Another idea would be to use a password system. I've seen this in a web game called Cafe Rouge. There's no need for actual saves, each episode ending gives you a password (there are 3-4 passwords per episode) that you use to access the next episode.
Image Image

SJnova22
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:58 pm
Contact:

Re: Where You Left Off?

#4 Post by SJnova22 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:20 pm

Well, when I think about it, the MyCandyLove game is most likely a whole team than just an individual or two, so that would be difficult. A log-in system would seem like the best choice.
How do you think someone could do it on a host site? I'm curious but I would probably do mine on its own site, but how can it be done on a host site, where you add more content to the game, and people can save their data? Or is that even possible...?

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], KillerQueen, Newnewbie