Turn-based strategy game

Hi, I'm new to the Unity and I'm thinking of making a TBS game. The combat should look like the good old X-Com: UFO Defence. The questions I've encountered are:

1) How do I seperate my terain into squares(hexes)?

2) How do I highlight them, when the mouse is over it?

3) How do I understand on which square the mouse was on, when the player pressed left mouse button.

Thank you :)

I have no idea how to implement this, but I'll give a method.

1 You could have it show parts of the terrain mesh or you could manually make a grid that conforms exactly to your landscape.

2 You switch the shader when the mouse is on it. I saw something like this on the gun scripts demo on FPS Constructor - Weapons (Beta) where you hover and it glows. 3 I'd use a collider on all of them, but thats incredibly inefficient.

G'day, I'm also slowly building a TBS system, but I'm only now putting the polishing touches on the camera control script. Above is right, you'll need to build a state machine, but it's definitely a project Unity can handle.

I've worked with turn-based gameplay in Flash before, and can say it'll be easier to do things like change the controls and camera behavior the player when it's not their turn, detect line-of-site (if you hope to replicate UFO's LOS system) and implement rudimentary physics.

I'd be curious to hear how your project is going, email me sometime!

Cheers,

Stu