Hi, I'm just wondering what would be a suitable way for displaying a 'map' kind of thing, based on small 2d bitmap tiles? The game I'm writing is a simple. almost turn-based thing, there are no sprites, animations or time-critical user interactions etc.
Right now I have a long, multi-line label (using a monospaced font) to display a 'map' using different letters for different elements on the map. This was fine for developing and testing the game logic. Now I want to transform this into a graphic, and one way to do it would be to use a grid with columns and rows but I'm not sure how performant that might be (my map would be 25 columns and 19 rows).
I glanced at CocosSharp2d and wondered if that might be better suited for tile-based displays. My grid would contain 475 little bitmaps (mostly repeating, there are about a dozen unique tiles I need) and it will be shown inside a StackPanel that has buttons and other labels. Anyone done this kind of thing before and can advise a good approach? I'm in the latest Xamarin Forms, and the title is intended for iOS and Android, phone and tablet form factors. On the smaller screens the bitmaps would be simple symbols but where there is more screen estate it would be nice to have more detailed symbols or images.
Any suggestions? Thanks!