9 Slicing Walls

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In Surprising Diagonal Movement Challenges, I mentioned that 9 slicing walls (a.k.a. wall slicing) is our solution to prevent the ChipWit from appearing to be stuck inside a square when it is actually allowed to move diagonally. The ChipWit wants … Continued

Interview by @TeaLeavesProgramming

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We’re honored to have Peter B. (Host of the Tea Leaves Programming YouTube Channel) amongst our fans of the game. Peter picked up on our post about FORTH Programming Language and generously offered to do a ChipWits interview on his … Continued

Surprising Diagonal Movement Challenges

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In a recent devlog post, we discussed Rotating 45 Degrees. Given a rectangular grid, the original game design allowed for diagonal movement rather than restricting to horizontal and vertical movement. This poses some surprising challenges. First, a tiny math refresher… … Continued

Rotate 45 Degrees

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ChipWits wouldn’t be nearly as interesting if your robot couldn’t turn. Doug Sharp and Mike Johnston, the original designers of ChipWits, made two important decisions that affect the gameplay: The operator that causes ChipWit to rotate 45 degrees left or … Continued

Robot Claw

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Perhaps the most important way your ChipWit interacts with the world is to pick up items. This is done using the “PICKUP” operator, which extends a robot claw and picks up whichever item is directly in front of the robot. … Continued

Happy Pi Day!

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ChipWits wouldn’t be the same without Pi[e]. Enjoy Pi Day (3/14) and be sure to check out https://chipwits.com/ and subscribe to our mailing list for a 🎁 an exclusive preview of our new title theme 🎁 and to be the … Continued

Original Game Design

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Before we start walking through our development progress on the reboot of ChipWits, we’d like to introduce (or review, for those who have already played) the game design of the original version of the game. Robots in Our Lives When … Continued