Programmer Navigation

Here’s something you don’t see everyday! I was fortunate enough to hover over the desk of our Lead Tester back in May this year to get a look at what she was up to. This, my friends, is a map. (^_^) She was checking to see if all of the scene views (as listed by numbers) matched up in the right locations. Each arrow represents a viewpoint for the player, not necessarily the ability to move forward, but the different angles you get to look (perspectives) at with each step you take in The Deadly Device.

Behind the scenes here, we have “scene numbers” for us to refer to and especially for connecting the dots, so to speak. You don’t want to click to go forward towards the elevator and suddenly show up in Niko’s office! So our Lead Tester checks to make sure our game navigation is correctly matching up with the logic. Can you identify these areas based on the shape and navigation view? Answer is at the bottom of this post, below my name.

Head’s up! New poll on the right — >

Also,

~Little Jackalope~
Map answer: [downstairs halls, the K on the left leads to the lab, the K on the bottom right is right before Niko’s Office.]

14 responses to “Programmer Navigation”

  1. Thanks for posting so many behind the scene stuff! πŸ˜€ I LOVE these posts!
    Happy birthday Sierra! What a pretty name:D hope it was great
    Ah ha! I was right on where everything was:)
    When do we get to see your interview? Friday?:D

  2. Anonymous says:

    Awsome! I’m still trying to get money for DED. ): Or I mite just get it for Christmas!It was so funny, when I First glanced at The Happy Birthday to Sierra, (Happy Birthday Sierra) I thought of my freind, Cierra, who likes ND too. But then I remembered Her name was spelled with a C.;) -NANCYGEEK

  3. That’s very interesting. I never knew how much dedication you guys put with these games in such short little time. I applaud you guys so much! P.S. I didn’t know if I said this already, but I really love the new merchandise. Can’t wait for more ideas you guys create!

  4. Oh! By the way, I’ve started using your catch phrase “Stay sleuthy” on my FB page:)

  5. Anonymous says:

    That is really cool
    Btw could you give me a birthday shout out my 14 birthday is on saturday
    Thanks

  6. Anonymous says:

    Can you u please wish a happy 13th birthday to max on either Friday or Monday, since his b-day is on Saturday. Thank you.

    P.S. You rock!!!!

  7. @Anonymous — What’s your name birthday detective? πŸ™‚

  8. Anonymous says:

    My name is lizzy little jackalope

  9. Anonymous says:

    Little jackalope my name is Lizzy sorry i forgot to tell you

  10. Sheesh4 says:

    Oh LJ! My 15th birthday is on Wednesday November 20th! Could you give me a birthday shout-out as well, please? Thanks so much LJ! <3

  11. Happy birthday, Birthday Detectives! (Like the nickname, LJ!)
    Sincerely,
    ComicalCrafty πŸ™‚

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thanks soooooo much. it was like the best day ever!! Thank from all of you!!

    From me,
    Silvertongue.

  13. @Shainnen Somerville — Why thank you! Yes, we put a lot of work into our games, and two games per year is actually pretty amazing since many other games out there can take 1-5 years per title. Can you imagine waiting 5 years for each new Nancy Drew game? o.O Yikes!

    @Sheesh4 — Your birthday is on Tuesday the 20th or Wednesday the 21st? And is your name Lizzy, or was that my other Anonymous friend above? πŸ˜‰

  14. Sheesh4 says:

    Tuesday. πŸ™‚ LOL Sorry messed up the dates. And my name is Alex. πŸ˜‰

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