Well I have been planning the system out today for the message system that will be in our games this system will allow us to do all sorts of things that will be required for current and future projects, its not just a case of having a thing appear on screen when you reach a location I want to have a system in place that allows us to decide how and where it will appear on the screen.
Here is a good point to state that these early plans can save you hours in the long run as you wont have to go back and change everything once you add a new feature to the editor, ideally though you will want the system to be as modular as possible and easily expandable.
At the moment we have simple dialogs, popups, messages, and logs these will determine how they are all displayed on screen and if they interrupt the flow of the game whilst being shown. Once they are all in there I will put a simple example so everyone can see what we mean.
On the background front its looking amazing and we can do anything we want with it now, I will be posting some pics soon to demonstrate the new exciting system.