new NinePatch(assetManaget.get("pack.atlas", TextureAtlas.class).findRegion("path/to/ninepatch"));
Then I tried to render the object using its draw() method. Didn't work. Instead, the NinePatch image was just stretched.
Then I read the documentation about the constructor of new NinePatch(TextureRegion)
Construct a degenerate "nine" patch with only a center component.
What? This is obviously not what I was expecting.
Turned out that the proper way to do this is:
As you probably know, I have been working on the game Koloniigo recently. To make the game looks better, I decide to make some simple font art for the game. It is my first time doing this. So don't complain if it doesn't looks good. :3
The font is made using Inkscape. To make this sort of font, first, create a text. Make some space between each letters by using , and set the stroke color and fill color to undefined by clicking on .
Use Alt+D to create a clone of the text
Change the color of stroke and fill. Then set the stroke with to 3~10. and set the join and cap to rounded:
Either use space bar to create a copy of the colored text, or use Alt+D to create a clone of the undefined color text(displayed as black). Then set the stroke size to 20~30 and change its stroke and fill color.
Make gradient for the middle text
Create a copy of the text using the same method in step 4. This time set the color to white and set stroke width to 0
Set the blur to 3~5, and set opacity 30~60
Create yet another copy. This time shear it a bit and set its color to grey.
Set the blur to 5~10
Great. It's now done. Try changing the text and font. The font art will be updated dynamically. :D
Changing the stroke width, color, gradient, etc. gives infinity possibility of the font art generated! :)
I've just implemented the main menu of the game.
The Random Map button generates, uh, a random map. :P The following parameters are randomized:
You're probably trying to guess the use of Play Networked button. You're going to think that it allow you to start a multiplayer game. Wrong. The button does nothing because it's unimplemented! :P Stay tuned! I will post about any progress of this game. :)
Hey guys! I've just implemented background and icon for the game Koloniigo. Here's how does it looks like:
It is made with Inkscape, then processed by GIMP to make it seamless.
It is how does it look like when zoomed in and out:
Here is a gameplay video with 3 AI players and a human player doing nothing in each turn:
If you compare this with the one in previous blogpost, you may notice that I've also iconified the buttons. Do you think that the game now looks better than before? :)