Weekly Dev Log for April 5th, 2021

Weekly Dev Log for April 5th, 2021

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for April 5th, 2021, detailing all the changes that have happened since March 29th, 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.

Update 0.14.1.0 - Tower Unite 5th Anniversary Events

We’re working hard on our next update, Update 0.14.1.0, which will kick off the start of our Anniversary Events, celebrating Tower Unite’s early access debut.

These events will include Anniversary Tokens, new Anniversary Items and Upgrades, as well as new upgrades for Minigolf and Ball Race and a few bug fixes.

You can read about our progress on this update here.

Update 0.14.0.0 - Upgrades

Last week, we released Update 0.14.0.0, which brought Upgrades to the game, customizable gameplay elements such as customizable Minigolf balls and trails, Ball Race Balls, Little Crusaders Dragon Skins, and more. You can read all about that update here.

April 2021 Condo Contest Begins!

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.

March 2021 Condo Contest Winners

The March 2021 Condo Contest has finished! We decided to double the prize amounts and raise the participation prize to 175,000 units. Congratulations to “Megalo” for their first place win, along with “vidisson” and “Alexer_Zoderia” for their second place and third place wins respectively.

You can view all the condo submissions here.

Accessibility Suggestions

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.

Laser Tag Arena Overhaul

@Johanna continued working on the overhauled Laser Tag arena.

@Wheezwer created some new flags for the Laser Tag arena, along with working on the mural art.

Laser Tag: Arena Overhaul WIP





Minigolf: Altitude Course Walls

@Johanna worked on finishing the course walls for the Minigolf map, “Altitude”.

Minigolf: Altitude Course Walls


Miscellany

@Johanna helped finish work on upgrades. She also worked on implementing moving platform fixes for the Minigolf maps, Sweet Tooth, Kingdom, Island, Forest, and Waterhole.

@JJosh worked on new upgrades.

@Lifeless continued working on the new condo map.

@macdguy worked on releasing the upgrades update and Easter events.

@Madmijk worked on upgrades and bug fixes.

@Sketchman continued working on backend improvements.

@Wheezwer started working on new NPC icons for the Upgrade NPCs, along with icons for the Ball Race pickup upgrades.

@Will worked on recording sounds for upgrades.

Upcoming Upgrades


Condo: Wearables Now Visible in Mirrors

Mirrors have been enhanced and now properly display your wearables in both first person and third person modes. This was a long standing issue that we’re happy to finally resolve!


Wrap It Up

That about covers everything that happened since March 29th, 2021 at PixelTail Games. We’ll see you all next week!


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very nice. also more upgrades hype!

P.S. the new laser tag arena is looking super good!

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Honestly, the best update is the mirrors. I hope this means you’ll go through the condos and fix all the faux mirrors like in Underwater and stuff which are just baked in reflections.

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The New Laser Tag design looks so cool! So hyped to see it

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I think this will be the case.

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plz no ban for posting patron-only messages

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I believe the reason behind the baked in reflections was optimisation. Though I imagine having a few real mirrors couldn’t hurt too badly.

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Man whoever figured out what broke the mirrors must be real smart :wink:

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I don’t think they were ever broken. I think they just weren’t finished.

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giv coral as condo item plz

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I hope we’ll be getting a mars ball race ball, that would be cool (also the laser tag arena looks extremely cool)

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They were broken. The way the wearables were hidden weren’t compatible with the way mirrors render.

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Ohhh okay