The art of removing features Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n’y a plus rien Ã ajouter, mais quand il n’y a plus rien Ã retrancher. (Antoine de Saint-ExupÃ©ry, Terre des Hommes, 1939). [It seems that
Making Omelets There’s an English idiom: “you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet”. It means that to make something, often it requires destroying something else. We’re doing heavy refactoring of the Flare engine right now. Part
Tile Set improvements The current 3 tile sets will get some love and polish before we start making final maps. If you have ideas on what tiles we can add to these sets, please share them!
Playing On my lunch break. I’m sitting down just to play Flare for the first time in a while. And hey: it’s pretty fun. My favorite thing right now (I can’t help it) is that now so much is configurable.
Map on_load events I’ve added a new event type “on_load” that is automatically executed (if campaign requirements are met) when the map is loaded. I specifically needed this to make discovered teleport waypoints remain active. But it’ll have plenty other
Teleport Circle WIP Going with a simple stone design. I’ll add runes on top of it (glowing and non-glowing versions). In game these will take up a 2×2 tile area. [–Update–] This might be the style we go with for
Busy Life It happens to all hobbyist game devs — life gets in the way. But I’m bouncing back soon. I’ve finally finished moving in (well, 99%) to my new apartment. Easy walking distance to my office! I need to
Community Spotlight: Polymorphable [Polymorphable is the first released total-conversion mod/game for Flare. Here’s a plug and some great background info from its creators. -Clint] On the eve of her 16th birthday, Polymorphable’s protagonist, Daphne, unwittingly unleashes an ancient evil on
Community Spotlight: Stefan Beller Stefan’s a major contributor to the Tiled map editor and helped us early on with the Flare exporter. He’s taken that Tiled expertise into Flare, where he’s optimized the main map rendering routines by orders of
Community Spotlight: Justin Jacobs Justin has been an incredibly valuable contributor for Flare — he’s been a major driving force keeping the pace up on the project. His code quality is impeccable — I read his pull requests diffs not