Roguelike maps are made up of a network of rooms and the algorithm for creating the individual rooms is important. In this chapter, we’ll look at the use of loops and arrays in maintaining our network of dungeon rooms.
Properties and constructors are basic elements of C# classes and this chapter shows examples of how they’ll be used to describe and create maps in the program.
Constants enable us to store values that will be used in the program and give them context within the code. Constants will be used heavily in our roguelike game and this chapter shows how they can be used to construct the map.
Object Oriented Programming (OOP) is an important concept to understand for programmers of any language. In this chapter, we look at the basics of OOP and add the MapLevel class to our project.
As we start writing the code to generate the dungeon maps, we need a solid algorithm that will reliably create rooms and link them together.
Visual Studio provides a wealth of controls that you can use in Windows Forms apps including buttons, text boxes and combo boxes. In this chapter, we’ll add a few basic controls to the project to display the game output.
Every program has a starting point and ours will begin with the creation of the Windows Forms project which will be the basis of our game. In this chapter, we also look at the basics of C# and .NET.
The original Rogue game relied heavily on ASCII graphics. This chapter is an overview of ASCII and Unicode and how it’s still used.
Determining the requirements for a program is an important first step in writing any software. Detailed requirements form an outline and direction for development.
The question of what programming language to learn is a common one for beginners. Here are a couple things to consider when starting out.