I have posted two videos showing the version 4 parallax map for the PC and for mobile on an 11" Android tablet. In this latest version of the parallax map I have added a new base floor tile and applied static lighting to it and the wall tiles (or parts) as well. Also, I have made changes to the asteroid parallax field which gives better separation between the ship / collision layer and the background. I've also implemented a new map image system that supports the galaxies and planets and gives a better look and feel. The map system now fully scales to fit the GUI windows (see image below and the PC video) and the game application desktop window also now resizes as well.
The two videos below are using the same exact map which is awesome to see as the map system I have developed can give you the same game experience whether on PC or mobile. All indications are that I will be able to fully support mobile (at least for tablets) and allow the same interface, map and game experience to be pretty much seamless when compared to the PC.
I will be starting work on the beginnings of a map editor which will work in game. The goal here is to make something to get me started in developing maps and working out a path forward to include other editor functions like a ship builder, map part builder and more. I will also be adding in more GUI features to support the editor. Hopefully I can show some of the editor in the next news article, but until then be sure to check out the progress shown below.
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Version 4 of the parallax map on an Android 11" tablet.
Version 4 of the parallax map on the PC.
Map system scales to fit GUI windows.
New floor and wall parts with static lighting.