In short, a factfile (in the context of DKC Atlas) is a collection of short 'biographies' for things within the DKC world. I haven't yet begun to prepare these mini-bio's, but I have a pretty good idea of what to include. Take a look at the overview page to see a summary of what these bio's are likely to include. Or just open the spoiler below:
A factfile is a collection of short 'biographies' for things within the DKC world. Essentially, everything that DK and Diddy interact with in one way or another will be listed here with a brief description, a picture for reference, any interesting statistics, and other useful info. If relevant, there will also be tips for getting the best results when dealing with the character, object, etc.
Each 'mini-bio' will be grouped by category, the resulting group is displayed as a list of entries, and this list what is referred to here as a 'factfile'.
I've also devised a series of possible categories, which will hopefully be able to accommodate everything worthy of its own bio. These categories are also viewable from the overview page. (or by clicking the spoiler below)
The heroes of the game, and other members of the Kong family.
Includes: DK, Diddy, Cranky, Funky and Candy.
Helpful animals which assist DK and Diddy once freed from crates.
Includes: Rambi, Enguarde, Winky, Expresso and Squawks.
The ruthless crocodilian race who stole DK's banana hoard.
Includes: Kritter, Klump, Krash, Klaptrap, RockKroc and Krusha.
Strangely hostile land animals of DK Island, allied with the Kremlings.
Includes: Gnawty, Necky, Army, Zinger, Slippa, Manky Kong and Mini-Necky.
The equally hostile aquatic life found in the oceans and waterways.
Includes: Bitesize, Croctopus, Chomps Jr., Chomps, Clambo and Squidge.
Big, tough baddies who guard banana stockpiles at the end of each world.
Includes: Very Gnawty, Master Necky, Queen B., Really Gnawty, Dumb Drum, Master Necky Snr. and King K. Rool.
Anything which can be collected and added to a tally.
Includes: Bananas, KONG Letters, Balloons and Golden Animal Tokens ...fuel drums?
Barrels of all types; to be thrown, broken, triggered or launched from.
Includes: regular barrels, DK barrels, TNT drums, steel kegs, vine-bound barrels, barrel cannons, continue barrels, bonus barrels, warp barrels, 'selector' barrels, Manky barrels, stop/go barrels and on/off barrels.
Anything not mentioned above which can help the Kongs on their way.
Includes: ropes, vines, tires, platforms, mine carts, oil drums, mini dumb drums.
* I'm not sure what to name the objects shown in blue, and I'm not sure if I will include the fuel drums.
I was originally planning to have only six categories, but I figured there should be one for bosses, and the three other baddie-types should be in their own separate categories like in the game's 'cast of characters' show at the end. I think it will be neater and more logical that way, and there can be a relevant 'group description' atop each factfile.
Any thoughts on the current plan (no matter how minor it may seem), please post below.