EVR.include("level/scoreboard/meter/Segment.js");
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter = function(scoreboard)
{
   EVR.Graphic.call(this, scoreboard, null, null, ALIGN_CENTER);
   this.scoreboard = scoreboard;
   this.segments = [];
   this.count = SCOREBOARD_METER_SEGMENTS;
   this.bounds = [SCOREBOARD_METER_MIN_SPEED, SCOREBOARD_METER_MAX_SPEED];
//    this.set_proportions(SCOREBOARD_METER_WIDTH, 1);
   this.set_proportions(1, 1);
   this.append();
   this.addSegments();
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.prototype = new EVR.Graphic;
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.prototype.addSegments = function()
{
   var count = this.count;
   var segments = [];
   for (var ii = 0; ii < count; ii++)
   {
      segments.push(new EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.Segment(this, ii, count));
   }
   this.segments = segments;
   this.arrange();
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.prototype.arrange = function()
{
   var segments = this.segments;
   var offset = 0;
   for (var ii = 1; ii < segments.length; ii++)
   {
      offset += segments[ii - 1].get_dimensions()[1];
      segments[ii].set_coordinates([0, offset]);
   }
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.prototype.update = function(speed)
{
   var min = this.bounds[0];
   var max = this.bounds[1];
   var difference = max - min;
   var level = Math.round(this.count * ((speed - min) / difference));
   var segment, segments = this.segments;
   var offset = 0;
   for (var ii = segments.length - 1; ii >= 0; ii--)
   {
      segment = segments[ii];
      if (offset < level)
      {
	 if (!segment.isActive())
	 {
	    segment.activate();
	 }
      }
      else
      {
	 if (segment.isActive())
	 {
	    segment.deactivate();
	 }
      }
      offset++;
   }
   return level / this.count;
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.prototype.draw = function()
{
   EVR.Graphic.prototype.draw.call(this);
   var segments = this.segments;
   for (var ii = 0; ii < segments.length; ii++)
   {
      segments[ii].draw();
   }
   this.arrange();
}      
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.prototype.toString = function()
{
   return "[object EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter]";
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.Segment = function(meter, index, count)
{
   EVR.Graphic.call(this, meter);
   this.meter = meter;
   this.index = index;
   this.count = count;
   this.active = false;
   this.setAttributes();
   this.append();
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.Segment.prototype = new EVR.Graphic;
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.Segment.prototype.setAttributes = function()
{
   var height = 1.0 / this.count;
   var y = this.index * height;
   this.set_proportions(1, height);
   this.deactivate();
   this.set_color();
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.Segment.prototype.deactivate = function()
{
   this.css.visibility = "hidden";
//    this.css.display = "none";
//    this.set_opacity(SCOREBOARD_METER_INACTIVE_OPACITY);
   this.active = false;
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.Segment.prototype.set_color = function()
{
   var color = this.meter.scoreboard.buildYellow(this.index, this.count);
   this.setBorder();
   EVR.Graphic.prototype.set_color.call(this, color.get_string());
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.Segment.prototype.setBorder = function(red)
{
   var offset = SCOREBOARD_METER_BORDER_COLOR_OFFSET;
   var color = this.meter.scoreboard.buildYellow(
      this.index, this.count, offset);
   var css = this.css;
   css.borderWidth = 0;
   css.borderLeftWidth = SCOREBOARD_METER_HORIZONTAL_BORDER_WIDTH;
   css.borderRightWidth = SCOREBOARD_METER_HORIZONTAL_BORDER_WIDTH;
   if (this.index == this.count - 1)
   {
      css.borderBottomWidth = SCOREBOARD_METER_BOTTOM_BORDER_WIDTH;
   }
   css.borderColor = color.get_string();
   css.borderStyle = "solid";
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.Segment.prototype.activate = function()
{
   this.css.visibility = "";
//    this.css.display = "";
//    this.set_opacity(1);
   this.active = true;
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.Segment.prototype.isActive = function()
{
   return this.active;
}
EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.Segment.prototype.toString = function()
{
   return "[object EVR.Level.Scoreboard.Meter.Segment]";

}
EVR.include("level/streak/Glyph.js");
EVR.Level.Streak = function(level)
{
   this.level = level;
   this.container = level.container;
   this.glyphs = [];
   this.streak = 0;
}
EVR.Level.Streak.prototype.increase = function()
{
   var streak = ++this.streak;
//    if (!this.level.practice)
//    {
//       var probability = STREAK_CHEER_PROBABILITY;
//       if (Math.random() <= probability)
//       {
// 	 this.glyphs.push(new EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph(this));
//       }
//    }
}
EVR.Level.Streak.prototype.reset = function()
{
   this.streak = 0;
   this.apply_to_glyphs("remove");
   this.glyphs = [];
}
EVR.Level.Streak.prototype.apply_to_glyphs = function(method)
{
   var glyphs = this.glyphs;
   for (var ii = 0; ii < glyphs.length; ii++)
   {
      glyphs[ii][method]();
   }
}
EVR.Level.Streak.prototype.draw = function()
{
   this.apply_to_glyphs("draw");
}
EVR.Level.Streak.prototype.clear = function()
{
   this.apply_to_glyphs("remove");
}
EVR.Level.Streak.prototype.valueOf = function()
{
   return this.streak;
}
EVR.Level.Streak.prototype.toString = function()
{
   return this.streak;
}
EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph = function(streak, index, count)
{
   EVR.Graphic.call(this, streak.container, null, null, ALIGN_BOTTOM_LEFT);
   this.streak = streak;
   this.set_attributes();
   this.append();
}
EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph.prototype = new EVR.Graphic;
EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph.prototype.set_attributes = function()
{
   this.set_proportions(STREAK_GLYPH_WIDTH, STREAK_GLYPH_HEIGHT);
   this.set_z(STREAK_Z_INDEX);
   this.set_opacity(STREAK_OPACITY);
   this.css.fontWeight = STREAK_FONT_WEIGHT;
   this.set_text();
   this.initialize_position();
}
EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph.prototype.set_text = function()
{
   this.text = this.determine_text();
   this.set_color_index();
   var font = STREAK_FONT_FAMILY;
   var color = STREAK_COLORS[this.color_index];
   var size = STREAK_FONT_SIZE;
   this.set_shadow(font, size);
   var cheer = new EVR.Graphic(this, null, null, ALIGN_TOP, this.container);
   cheer.set_proportions(STREAK_GLYPH_WIDTH, 0);
   cheer.set_text(this.text, font, color, size);
   cheer.append();
   this.cheer = cheer;
}
EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph.prototype.set_color_index = function()
{
   this.color_index = Math.get_random_int(0, STREAK_COLORS.length - 1);
}
EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph.prototype.determine_text = function()
{
   var cheers = STREAK_CHEERS;
   var streak = this.streak.streak;
   var range = Math.get_random_number(0, streak / STREAK_CHEER_GRADIENT);
   (range >= 1) && (range = .999);
   var index = Math.floor(cheers.length * range);
   return cheers[index];
}
EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph.prototype.set_shadow = function(font, size)
{
   var shadow = new EVR.Graphic(this, null, null, ALIGN_TOP, this.container);
   var color = STREAK_SHADOWS[this.color_index];
   shadow.set_proportions(STREAK_GLYPH_WIDTH, 0);
   shadow.set_text(this.text, font, color, size);
   shadow.append();
   this.shadow = shadow;
   this.place_shadow();
}
EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph.prototype.place_shadow = function()
{
   var shadow = this.shadow;
   var position = shadow.get_coordinates();
   var offset = STREAK_SHADOW_OFFSET;
   var coordinates = [position[0] + offset[0], position[1] + offset[1]];
   shadow.set_coordinates(coordinates);
}
EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph.prototype.initialize_position = function()
{
   var x = Math.random();
   var y = -Math.get_random_number(STREAK_MIN_Y, STREAK_MAX_Y);
   this.place(x, y);
}
EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph.prototype.draw = function()
{
   EVR.Graphic.prototype.draw.call(this);
   if (!!this.shadow && !!this.cheer)
   {
      this.shadow.draw();
      this.place_shadow();
      this.cheer.draw();
   }
}
EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph.prototype.toString = function()
{
   return "[object EVR.Level.Streak.Glyph]";
}
54.91.121.255
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August 12, 2013

I've been researching tartan/plaid recently for decoration in my updated version of Ball & Cup, now called Send. I want to create the atmosphere of a sports event, so I plan on drawing tartan patterns at the vertical edges of the screen as backgrounds for areas where spectator ants generate based on player performance. I figured I would make my own patterns, but after browsing tartans available in the official register, I decided to use existing ones instead.

I made a list of the tartans that had what I thought were interesting titles and chose 30 to base the game's levels on. I sequenced them, using their titles to form a loose narrative related to the concept of sending. Here are three tartans in the sequence (levels 6, 7 and 8) generated by an algorithm I inferred by looking at examples that reads a tartan specification and draws its pattern using a simple dithering technique to blend the color stripes.


Acadia


Eve


Spice Apple

It would be wasting an opportunity if I didn't animate the tartans, so I'm thinking about animations for them. One effect I want to try is making them look like water washing over the area where the ants are spectating. I've also recorded some music for the game. Here are the loops for the game over and high scores screens.

Game Over

High Scores


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