November 21, 2017
Archives  News  Scripting The Broken Hourglass  


Monday, November 27, 2006
 

Click to enlarge
Scripting The Broken Hourglass
6:55 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Planewalker Games' latest article about The Broken Hourglass offers an in-depth look at wscript, the WeiNGINE scripting language. In addition to its mod friendly game engine the upcoming RPG will feature a 2D isometric viewpoint, detailed character development, and a rich storyline.

Here's a bit more about wscript:

The WeiNGINE scripting language wscript is a strongly-typed functional programming language with parametric polymorphism, first-class functions, and variable updates in the style of Objective CAML.

Don't worry--you don't have to understand all of those terms in order to successfully edit and compose scripts in a WeiNGINE game. (Although it certainly doesn't hurt.)

Two important concepts to know and understand are:

·wscript is object-oriented. Every thing in the game can have a number of predefined engine attributes (such as location on a map, or a Strength statistical value) as well as any number of arbitrary variables attached to it.

·wscript is event-driven. Scripts are evaluated and run whenever a script hook event takes place. There are dozens of script hook events in the game, ranging from the manipulation of doors and containers to the computation of an attack roll, to a creature joining or leaving a party.
To read the rest of the article click on the link below.

The Broken Hourglass: Intro To wscript
The Broken Hourglass


Other Mac Games News for Monday, November 27, 2006

Macgamestore: Age of Empires III In Stock2:44 PM
Inside Mac Games Reviews FizzBall2:10 PM
Shrapnel Games President on iGame Radio Tonight8:44 AM
OpenGL Releases Coming6:55 AM
Scrabble Reviewed6:55 AM
• Scripting The Broken Hourglass6:55 AM
Vendetta Online Updated6:55 AM
Victoria: Revolutions Released6:55 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Monday, November 27, 2006 on one page

Mac Games News for Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Macgamestore: Thanksgiving Coupon, Championship Manager 20063:27 PM
Once Upon A Time Mac Game Released3:14 PM
iPoker 4.0 Released2:58 PM
3D Game Development Contest Announced2:42 PM
Barefeats: MacBook Core 2 Duo Not Fit For Gaming2:37 PM
American History Lux Updated7:28 AM
Geneforge 4: Rebellion Released7:28 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Wednesday, November 22, 2006 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Archives  News  Scripting The Broken Hourglass