I’m fiddling a bit with ideas for heart events, and I’ve basically got Bill’s heart events planned out, James comes in second, I’ve got a few things in store for him as well, and then there’s the fox whose heart events revolve around the other bachelors. Haven’t figured out what Calvin and Roy’s heart events are going to be, but I’ll leave that for later!
Here’s a basic layout for all heart events:
- Black heart level:
Introduction of bachelor
- Blue heart level:
Bachelor specific (something embarrassing!)
- Green heart level:
Bachelor visits the Tailor Shop
- Yellow heart level:
- Red heart level:
Bachelor specific + confession
Anyways, I was setting up some requirements for the heart events to trigger. The basic trigger is that you have to enter a map, and then the heart event cutscene will start. A heart event will never start while you’re already in the map. So, re-entering the map is necessary.
The other basic trigger is obviously the heart level. There’s 5 heart levels, and thus 5 heart events for each bachelor. They will also trigger in order.
The other triggers vary based on the heart event as well as bachelor. I’ve got a few spectacular scenes in mind with both Bill and James, and they require me to add the player to the scene by putting her in a different pose or something, or give her a custom animation. Cool, not a problem.
Except there’s two different main characters, and both of them can wear about 45 different dresses. Not cool, in fact, pretty much impossible. That would require me to sprite the player in a certain position about 45 times to account for all the different dresses, make that over 100 since there’s two of them.
So … yeah, not happening. That’s why for the heart events that require some custom spriting, the player must be wearing a certain outfit for it to trigger. This is usually the default dress – OR – one of the occasional outfits.
But don’t worry, I will be listing the requirements for each heart event when it gets that far ;)
By the way, anyone is free to suggest some nifty ideas for Calvin and Roy’s heart events!
On a random note, let’s compare the old Tailor Tales to the new one!
Yup, glad I made that step.