1st published engine test.http://www.stencyl.com/game/play/34438
Text drawing engine has been optimized and recoded to allow automatic letter spacing, no more awkward letter spacing and whatnot. Some letters have been redrawn to make it easier to read.
Minor NPC following scripts have been added, they have some debug information in them to help me find out why it doesn't work right.
Layering is done via 3 layers and the Y position. Basically, if a sprite is above the player Y-center , it goes a layer behind. If it is lower than the player Y-center, it goes infront.
Scenes can be designed to allow use of this feature, maybe for something like railings and trees.
I am keeping the text at very fast speeds and skippable via mash, because I know some people just don't want to read. And I really feel unfair for them to read all the time, rather than for them to enjoy gameplay.
EDIT - Tons of post fixes, sleepy.