Wanted to get this posted last night, but life's been hectic. I guess that shouldn't surprise me, though. Always gets that way around deadlines http://supercheffing.com/techdemo.zip
That's the tech demo. You can walk around, go from neighborhood to neighborhood (there are three), and ride the bus. There isn't any gameplay yet; rather, I'd like some feedback on how moving around feels. How's the walk speed? How are the buses? Did it occupy you for thirty seconds or ten minutes? etc, etc. I'm already pretty sure I don't like moving from city to city (walk to the far left or right), so that will probably get changed. Anything else, please let me know. I've never coded anything this complex before
Also, just to think about while you're playing, the game will have three different mission types. The first, easy, will be to deliver a message for someone. This isn't timed. The second is to meet someone at a specific place at a specific time (medium). The third is to pick up an item for someone, then meet them at a specific place and time (hard). If you can try to imagine yourself doing this to see if these seem like plausible goals as the game stands and give me some feedback, it would be greatly appreciated.
I love these signs
raoul_slayer, as much as I wanted to, I didn't include the Windows sign or the Mario sign because I am deathly afraid of copyright infringements. I should have mentioned this; sorry. Evil-Ville, I didn't include yours either, because I didn't think it really fit in with the game, and I have no idea what they would sell. Thanks so much for putting in the time to make it, though - all of them were pretty flattering.
I'm borderline rambling, so I'm going to have breakfast now, and then code missions. I hope you enjoy!