So I’m looking at my traffic AI and I see a huge flaw. If I set the traffic light to never turn green, cars will sit there and just wait, even when there are alternative routes. This gave me an idea. What If you can block the road when you set traffic to never turn green. Then cars should find alternative paths. It would be an interesting game mechanic, where it is possible to divert traffic to alternative routes and avoid conjunctions.
So I implemented this mechanic. And I’m more than happy with the result. It gives a new fresh feel to the game. Now I need to implement new levels, where this mechanic can be exploited better.
Changing traffic flow.