I have three scenes:
(The difference between the title scene and the menu scene is that the title scene is what you see when you first turn on the game, and the menu scene is what you can access during the game. During the game, meaning, after you've hit "play!" in the title scene.)
I provide the ability to save progress and consequently load a particular game. An issue that I've run into is being able to easily keep track of the previous scene. For example, if you enter the load scene and then decide to change your mind, the game needs to go back to where you were before; this isn't something that can be hardcoded.
Now, an easy solution off the top of my head is to simply maintain a
scene stack, which basically keeps track of history for me. A simple transaction would be as follows
- I'm currently in the menu scene, so the top of the stack is
- I go to the load scene, so the game pushes
SceneLoadonto the stack.
- When I return from the load scene, the game pops
SceneLoadoff the stack and initializes the scene that's currently at the top, which is
I'm coding in Java, so I can't simply pass around Classes as if they were objects, so I've decided implemented as enum for eac scene and put that on the stack and then have my scene managing class go through a list of
if conditions to return the appropriate instance of the class.
How can I implement my scene stack without having to do too much work maintaining it?