Weekly Dev Log for April 27th, 2018


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Weekly Dev Log for April 27th, 2018

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for the week of April 27th, 2018. If you haven’t heard, we’ve recently retired our old Daily Dev Log in favor of the Weekly Dev Log, which will allow us to give a broader picture and explain things in plain English, while also including some photos from development. Without further ado, let’s get started.

Systems

Gib System

@macdguy worked this week on a Gib System, which will be used in Zombie Massacre, but can potentially be used in other places.


Gib System: Zombie Massacre Test


Gib System: Zombie Massacre Blade Trap

Decal System

Work began this week on a decal system, which will be used to display blood splatter effects on the environment. A custom system is needed as the one that is shipped with Unreal has issues.

Zombie Massacre

Playtests

Several internal playtests were conducted this week to help look for bugs and to help balance out the game.

Maps

@Lifeless continued working this week on the Gasoline map.

Art

Zombie Model

@Wergulz continued working on the Zombie Model, sculpting nails, pores/wrinkles. Once the additional details were done, he started polypainting the Zombie Model.

Grenade Launcher

@Matt worked this week baking the Grenade Launcher, which’ll be used in Zombie Massacre and Slaughterday Night Live.


Zombie Massacre: Grenade Launcher Model Bake

Sounds / Music

@Will continued working on sounds, creating sounds for the Spas Shotgun, noises for the sledgehammer banging into flesh, and sounds for the laser rifle.

Slaughterday Night Live

M1 Garand

Chris finished working on the M1 Garand for Slaughterday Night Live, finishing the textures and materials.


Slaughterday Night Live: M1 Garand Side Profile


Slaughterday Night Live: M1 Garand First Person View


Slaughterday Night Live: M1 Garand Side View Back


Slaughterday Night Live: M1 Garand Side View Front

Condo Polishing: House Condo

@Johanna has been polishing up the House Condo, this week. This week she overhauled the lighting, and upgraded the surroundings into a mountain town, with the foliage and rock work visuals being upgraded.


House Condo Polishing: New Backyard


House Condo Polishing: New Backyard viewed from inside the House


House Condo Polishing: Upgraded Lighting, Lights Off


House Condo Polishing: Upgraded Lighting, Lights On

Upcoming Furniture

@Madmijk continued his work this week on the stone fountain items. Additionally, @JJosh continued adding new items this week, adding 23 new items. The new items include a Canvas Blade Flag, Canvas Glass Billboard, Canvas Hanging Sign, Canvas Wall Sign, Locker, Twin Cabinet Items, Wall Clock, Contemporary Lighting, Statue Light, Wood Display Cabinet, Modern Dresser, Radiator, Old Wood Round Table, Old Wood Table 2, Old Wood Shelf, Store Display Shelf, Store Display Shelf Piece, Cheap Bunkbeds, Stone Pedestal, Round Glass Pedestal, Round Wood Pedestal, Beer Glass, and a Chandelier.


Upcoming Furniture Overview




Upcoming Furniture: Stone Fountain Variants

Weapon Animations

@krionikal continued working on weapon animations, this week focusing on the Pulse Rifle.

GMT to TU Transfer System

@Caboose700 reworked the GMT to TU Transfer system, as the old system was starting to fail. The system should now be more reliable and less prone to issues.

Wrap It Up

That about covers everything that happened this week at PixelTail Games. We’ll see you all next week, and have a great weekend!


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would you look at that realistic water, also that’s a lot of upcoming furniture, i’ve got some work to do!


#3

Cool! Fountains! That will be better than my old fountain, as it doesn’t really work…


#4

so its gonna be a big update with ZM, achievements and a lot of furniture items?


#5

Are the stone fountains adjustable like canvas cubes?


#6

Looks amazing! Hopefully the next update is really big! That’ll bring a lot of players in


#7

yep: https://trello.com/c/YesH2gnP/355-update-0500-next-update


#8

I hope in zombie massacre we will be able to see our hats and accessories at launch