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a day in prison

Postby jankupila » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:30 am

I am making a game named a day in prison. I have a corridor which consists of 4 rooms. How do I describe them in a way they don't sound same? They must be something else than "A corridor. North is Simon's cell, south is Mark's cell"
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Re: a day in prison

Postby Po. Prune » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:04 am

Since the corridor probably looks the same you should start by thinking about a standard description and then alter it slightly in the different rooms.
Remember you would want to give the player the impression that he's in a corridor and not different rooms as he walks the corridor.
But you could change the lights, for instance. If you have a 4 room corridor then the first room could be birghtly lit by a light fixture embeddedc in the ceiling whereas the next room wouldn't be lit nearly as bright. Also the walls could be a possibility.. Maybe the paint is peeling off here and there, is the a loudspeaker on the wall, etc. etc. There are plenty of things you can do.
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Re: a day in prison

Postby jankupila » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:59 am

Thank you. I got some ideas.
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