Design Diary: Gossip

December 5th, 2012

I’m struggling with a nasty problem about how to present information about each character. The current display shows a character against a black background like so:

When the player must select somebody to talk to, each available character is given a blue halo, like so:

When a character has been so selected, the halo fills into a disk, like so:

These are the images as they’ll appear in the full-screen version of the game. But for iPhones, everything will be at half size:

So far, so good. However, now I need to add more information, and that means making the display more complicated. The two things I’d like to add are an indication of how

{I got an idea and ran off to implement it.}

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