Since Jets ‘n’ Guns has the best weapon customisation features in shmup history, I was (almost) directly copying that shop layout. But, halfway through, I started to notice that it didn’t really look right. It seemed "off", as if I’d tried to place things on the screen even though they didn’t really fit. Kinda like those shaped block things for toddlers, where the retard is trying to put the cross in the star shaped hole. Only this time it’s Multimedia Fusion, where the retard (Mr. MongMaster ) is trying to put the dragon diagram in the middle of the screen without letting the sidebar overlap it… which was impossible.
Eventually, I gave up for a little while, and came back to it today. I decided to try it from a different angle, and used Stargunner’s shop screen as inspiration, where the ship is at the top, and other sections are at the bottom. Without the dragon dominating the screen, it gave much more room for everything else, instead of making me struggle to place things AROUND the dragon. And, after half an hour or so, I broke free of the Stargunner template. This is what it looks like at the moment:
It’ll probably change a bit, but it’s got almost everything. The dragon display (that dragon’s lookin’ hyper-badass, if I do say so myself ), stats, Dragon Mod slots, and the Mod inventory (the spiky ones are normal Weapon Mods, and the other ones are Dragon Mods… or "D-Mods". ) But… I’ve been a bit careless. Notice what’s missing on that screen, apart from the stuff in the Selection box? No, not that kind of selection box… >.<
Yep, there’s no "next stage" button… there’s no "exit" button… and so on. So, the player will be stuck in that screen FOREVER! What a great game. I’ll find some room for them, probably next to the Selection box, because I’m not 100% sure how big I need that box to be – I just filled the whole area.
I’ll get back to it. See ya later!
PS: The blog title? Well, what a coincidence! That’s the music that’ll be playing in the shop! Yeah, I’ve taken the LITERAL meaning of the song. This is a MongMaster Studios production, you should expect nothing else!
PPS: The OGG format rocks the universe. But unfortunately, not many people have the same opinion, and therefore I needed to convert the OGG format music loop to an MP3 so everyone could listen, at the cost of 500KB. Even though it’s the same quality. See, if MP3 players were actually OGG players instead, the world would be about 25% more musical.