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Flowcharts, trees

Postby ajay » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:32 pm

I'm putting together a rudimentary flowchart type document to map out how the gameplay will evolve and what "events" may be conditional on others and in what order they both might happen and need to happen. Does anyone else use this, and would they be happy to share an example?
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Re: Flowcharts, trees

Postby ajay » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:03 pm

http://earthquakemod.wordpress.com/2013 ... 9_08_2013/

This, in an unnecessarily complicated and poorly written way, kinda outlines what I'm doing. ;)
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Re: Flowcharts, trees

Postby mankrip » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:35 pm

I love flowcharts. During my database classes at college we've learned entity-relationship modelling, but my models usually ended up looking more like flowcharts. We've used this simple free app, which is only in Portuguese:
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What I liked the most about it is being able to define the specific attributes of each entity. This gave me a much better vision of how to implement everything in the code:
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Re: Flowcharts, trees

Postby frag.machine » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:41 am

I'd suggest a look at Gamasutra archives, I remember seeing some articles with workflow diagrams long time ago.
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