Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for April 19th, 2021, detailing all the changes that have happened since April 12th, 2021. Note: Devs that don’t appear in the weekly log are not necessarily away or not doing work, but may be working on things currently not announced or backend work that doesn’t need to be detailed.
Last week, we released Update 0.14.1.2, which added improvements to the PVP mode, as well as bug and crash fixes. You can read more about what that update contained here.
We’re currently working on Update 0.14.1.3, which will include various new bug and crash fixes, as well as new upgrades and changes. You can read more about what is planned for this update here.
As we’re celebrating the 5th anniversary of Tower Unite this month, the theme for this month’s condo contest is “party”! Design a condo fit for a party. To help with this, the Anniversary update will also include new party themed items, but you can feel free to use whatever items you like.
This contest will end on April 31st, 2021. First place winner will take home at least 1,000,000 units, and all participants may be rewarded 75,000 units! You can read the details here.
We’ve created a forum post asking the community for suggestions on how we can improve gameplay for players with certain conditions such as colorblindness, dyslexia, or anything else that might affect a players ability to use the standard presentation and controls of the game.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, and possible solutions on how to solve a particular issue, please check out the forum post here.
@macdguy worked on changing how “out of bounds” works in Minigolf for Update 0.14.1.3.
Currently, if the Minigolf ball hits any object outside of the course, it will automatically be treated as “out of bounds” and the player will need to putt again.
Starting next update, as long as the Minigolf ball does not come to a stop or is on an object outside of the course for awhile, it will not count as a “out of bounds”. This allows for the use of trick shots and using the environment to your advantage.
Minigolf: Out of Bounds Changes Rocks (Before / After)
Minigolf: Out of Bounds Changes Course Props (Before / After)
@Johanna worked on completing the the course walls for Minigolf: Altitude.
@Johanna also fixed the moving platform desyncs on Altitude and Treasure Cove.
Minigolf: Altitude Course Walls
@macdguy started working on improvements to Little Crusaders for a future update. This week, he worked on making the Dragon turn smoothly.
You can view everything planned for the improvement update here.
Little Crusaders: Smooth Dragon Turning (Before / After)
@Lifeless continued working on the new condo, creating systems for hiding doors, making doors open and close automatically, and allowing for the pool to be hidden.
Condo: New Condo Doors
Condo: New Condo Pool Cover
Condo: New Condo Basketball Court
@Sketchman started working on small fixes for the Highrise condo.
Condo: Highrise Various Fixes (Before / After)
@macdguy worked on a toggle for items allowing the condo owner to turn collision on or off for specific items.
Condo: Toggleable Item Collision
@Johanna continued working on the building for the upcoming ridable shooting gallery.
Plaza: Ridable Shooting Gallery Attraction Building WIP
@Johanna continued working on the art pass for the Celebrations store.
Plaza: Celebrations Store Art Pass WIP
@JJosh worked on an art pass for the new Arcade Store NPCs.
Arcade NPC (Chilly Billy) Side Profile (Before / After)
Arcade NPC (Chilly Billy) Front (Before / After)
Arcade NPC (Chilly Billy) New Face Closeup
@Caboose700 worked on backend server improvements.
@macdguy added the ability for players to ride other players using the Dolphin potion.
@Madmijk fixed a crash related to canvas resolution.
@Sketchman continued working on backend server improvements and optimizations.
@Wheezwer worked on icons for the Ball Race pickup upgrades. She also worked on dialogue icons for the Upgrades store catsacks, and worked on concept art for the Appearance Store, Oasis NPC, and Bowling NPCs.
@Will worked on recording sounds and music.
Plaza: Players with Dolphin Potion Ridable
That about covers everything that happened since April 12th, 2021 at PixelTail Games. We’ll see you all next week!
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