A small progress report:
- I added a couple of features to the gameplay: AutoClimb lets you climb small (1 or 2 blocks high) legdes while running, just by pressing Jump. AutoMorph lets you morph instantly when running against a wall with a narrow passage, simply hold diagonally down.
- I tweaked the jumping mechanics a bit. Morphing in the air or shooting from a spinjump both preserve the vertical speed now, it feels much more natural and fluid.
- Finished the subscreen. Now it?s fully functional. It?ll be accesed from the map screen, like in the classic Metroid games.
- I?m about to start area 4. I hope it can be finished before the summer (and most of my free time) ends.
Here?s a small video showing some of the new stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amL8eLfn0yo
Comments and suggestions are always welcome.