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Friday, July 23, 2010

The Island: I've got a lovely bunch of...

Coconuts! There they are all standing in a...

Yeah anyway.

So I wanted to do a couple of write ups describing the life on The Island, how it works in this release and how I'd anticipate it working in a final product.

Just to give the heads up, if you're interesting in completing these small puzzles yourself you may want to avoid these entries. Spoilers ahead.

So, coconuts:

<<<<< These things

In the initial release of The Island they work like a dispenser. The Hand can click on them and out pops a coconut.

For players undertaking the game the first time I wanted to make sure the goal of collecting food could be fairly easily accomplished and that objects didn't accidentally get lost. So right now food appears and stays and there is no limit to it.

For a final game coconuts dropped on the ground would break down over time, probably turning into detritus before disappearing completely.

Considering their size, the trees would be a permanent part of the world and wouldn't be moveable. Given time they would drop coconuts by themselves, allowing Norns access to the fruit. The Hand could also force coconuts to drop by clicking on the tree. Unlike now though, there would be a limit to the number that could drop before the tree would need to grow more. I'd say 3 or 4 coconuts per tree would be the limit.

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your...

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