A couple of quick updates -A functioning metroidvania style map and minimap,
which works across multiple layouts. I guess there are a few ways that this can be accomplished, but essentially what I did was build the map separately in a TMX file, coded a means to export that TMX file as an array, exported it as an XML, and used a separate array to track whether a particular part of the map had been visited or not. I also have each layout specify what coordinate on the map the upperleft most part of the layout corresponds to.
The more I try to explain it, the more complex it seems... but it's really done in just a few lines. Anyways, I hope that explanation helps someone.Building out a bit more of the scifi atmosphere - here we see a new landing pad and some antennae