Sunday, October 18, 2009
Portals and the Welcome World
Support for jumping between worlds was added just before version 1.0. To make it useful, I wrote a 'Portal' class which is basically a screenshot of a world, that when you move into (that is, when your avatar walks into the portal), you are sent to that world. In the screenshot above you can see two such portals, which lead to map2 and sketchworld.
This will be used in the 'welcome world', the first world people encounter when they log into Syntensity. The welcome world will be a map with portals to the most important/popular maps, and will also have an interactive tutorial for learning the controls. The tutorial isn't written yet, but you can check out the portals by doing a manual connection to www.syntensity.com:10000 in the Syntensity client.