Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Map

Since I've been in a productive mood lately, I decided to give an important piece of Stellar Fortune an overhaul.  The map I currently use in the game is really just a placeholder and not very functional.  To really be useful, the game map needs to be more flexible and more interactive.

I settled on using OpenLayers ( Open Source Google Maps ) which allows for a much more interesting map.  With it, players can now zoom in and out, move the map around and interact with the map itself and markers.

You can check it out here:

It is not hooked up to the server, so you don't need to login to play around with it.  I think it is pretty neat and offers a ton of potential over a static image map.  For example, I could easily use this for planetary maps.  I can also highlight individual sectors for things like territorial control and route visualization.

What do you think?  Did it work for you?  If not, please let me know which browser you were using.  Thanks!