Weekly Update – January 10, 2021

Work on the new map generator is winding down, finally! I recently added a feature to visualize the graph structure of the generated maps. This has been a huge help in analyzing the map flows and determining where to place various elements. Each time a new map is generated, an image file of the graph is created using Graphviz () and a screenshot of the map is taken. Here’s an example of a generated map and the associated graph:

Graph visualization example
Map graph visualization example

Another feature of the new map generator is the ability to watch the map generate step-by-step. This feature has helped immensely in finding map generation bugs and improvements. I’ll put together a video for the next Sharing Saturday.

Next week, with the recently developed map visualization features, I’ll be fine-tuning the map generation parameters and experimenting with lock and key placement.

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