Here's the basic idea I had for the water trail. A friend drew these up for me.
I plan to use transparent PNG sprites for the water so you can see what is under it. The problem is that water needs to start to evaporate from one end to the other, but the sprites can't overlap because of the transparency and each sprite can't fade away at different intervals because it ruins the effect. I think each section of the trail needs to occupy one grid of space because it has to interact with other objects for the puzzle to work. Sorry if I'm repeating myself. I'm having a hard time explaining it.
So I think what I'm trying to express, I need help finding a way to convincingly evaporate the water trail, while keeping in mind the current limitations.
Edit: Hmmmm... The images are not showing up. If you right click on the broken image icon, copy the url and paste it into a new window, it should work. CecilDraten2013-08-13 01:34:02