Motivation

In “Warring States,” my latest multiplayer strategy game, players can move units along a map. Each map consists of a grid of “nodes,” indicated as black spots, and are connected by “roads,” indicated as lines. Each turn, units can move along a road to relocate to another node. Here’s what a 4-player map looks like:

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As you can see, most roads are straight, but some roads are curved. The straightforward solution for generating the curved roads would be to have a sprite with a texture of a 90-degree curved line. However, the curvature of the line may change based…

Nalu Zou

Software developer, game maker, student at the University of Washington.

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