Weekly Dev Log for August 16th, 2021

Weekly Dev Log for August 16th, 2021

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for August 16th, 2021, detailing all the changes that have happened since August 9th, 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.

Summer Characters are Back!

Summer is here and the summer characters are back and visiting the Plaza once again! Talk with them to get free items and units.

Update 0.14.3.0 - Arcade: Phase 2

We are getting very close to sharing this update with all of you!

Read more about this update 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.

Arcade - Phase 2

@macdguy worked on fixing various bugs and making gameplay changes observed during internal playtesting.

@Johanna worked on optimizations for the Arcade.

@JJosh continued working on Arcade plushes, prizes, and NPCs.

@Madmijk worked on optimizations for the Arcade.

Arcade: Phase 2 Machines in the Arcade


Plaza: Rail Shooting Gallery

@Johanna continued working on the Rail Shooting Gallery, finishing the first draft of the Loading Station and finishing alot of the effects for the doors and transition rooms.

Plaza: Rail Shooting Gallery Loading Station WIP

Condo Items

@macdguy worked on new Canvas items, creating a Tube and Half Cylinder variant.

Condo: New Canvas Items

Condo/Plaza: Health Improvements

@macdguy worked on the Player Health system used in the Plaza and Condos for PvP.

Condo/Plaza: Redesigned Health Bar

Condo/Plaza: Health bar appears when taking damage.

Condo/Plaza: Food now grants health.

Miscellany

@macdguy continued working on Condo I/O, making a GUI for editing events. He also added infinite scrolling to the Workshop Browser.

@Lifeless continued working on a new map for Little Crusaders.

@Sketchman continued working on improvements and optimizations. He worked on optimizations and fixes for the Voice Chat system, as well as working on the Player Grouping system. He also worked on fixes for the Highrise Condo.

@Wheezwer continued working on art for the horse race betting machine for Casino: Phase 2. She also continued working on Plaza posters.

Workshop Browser Infinite Scroll

Condo I/O Editing GUI

Wrap It Up

That about covers everything that happened since August 9th, 2021 at PixelTail Games. See you all next week.


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Ooo, looks nice

Also- WHAT m

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Great work! Super excited for Condo I/O! I am just as excited for phase 2 of the Arcade!

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Are these updates to the current Plushes and Prizes? Or are there suddenly secretly new prizes in Phase 2?

New plushies and third party ones. Won’t be ready for phase 2, though.

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i’m excited for arcade and that infinite loading will be a great addition!

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Is there just 2 new machines for the arcade phase 2?

Not at all.
You can read more about the update here: Update 0.14.3.0 - Arcade Phase 2

Today I have been regularly checking steam for the update to see if it has dropped.

You’ll do a better job of watching for the update by checking the forums and the Discord server. The actual update on Steam follows the notifications on these platforms.

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Super excited about the new arcade games, but I experienced a bug both inside and outside of the arcade that set any and all currency I had to read “Offline (AGC)” and it applied to both the Units and Arcade tickets. This bug prevented me from purchasing anything.

That just means you’re not connected to the backend. Either it went down, or something happened on your end that caused a connection loss. Sometimes a game restart or two fixes it, otherwise just wait around a while and hope it reconnects on its own lol

Mmmmm, condo IO.