The first update that's going to come out of this is not anything that affects gameplay, but it'll give the game a little more character. I spent last night and tonight creating a system of speech bubbles that will appear in 3 different situations during a level: you've encouraged someone, you've discouraged someone, or you've taken too long to make a move and they're getting bored.
I've attempted to craft these to be at least a little bit humorous, and also attempted to balance the random values so they don't pop up so often to be annoying and repetitive.
Speaking of repetitive, the one thing I have left to do before I push this update out, is create a long list of these funny, short little quotes to avoid repetition, and keep the game fresh. Here are a few examples, for your reading pleasure:
When encouraging a patient:
- "Worth every penny"
- "You're just saying that"
- "Am I your favorite?"
When discouraging a patient:
- "Why am I paying you for this?"
- "It's all meaningless"
- "Maybe I don't get your humor"
When you're taking too long:
- "Should I go and come back?"
- "Are we still on the clock?"
- "I think I just fell asleep"
I hope this helps with keeping the game interesting (and maybe a little less frustrating on those harder levels). In case anyone is reading this... thanks for reading!