Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for August 30th, 2021, detailing all the changes that have happened since August 23rd, 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 is here and the summer characters are back and visiting the Plaza once again! Talk with them to get free items and units.
We want to hear from YOU! We want to get your opinions on Tower Unite as we discuss Tower’s future!
Let your voice be heard on our survey, which can be found here.
This survey will be closed on September 15th, 2021!
We’re running another art contest this month!
Try your hand at creating Tower Unite related art, paintings, pixel art, and more!
All participants may be awarded participation prizes, with the winner netting 1,000,000 units!
You can read all of the rules and requirements 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.
Last week, we released a hotfix to fix some issues with the previous update.
Work continues on the next update to Tower Unite, Update 0.14.4.0, which will introduce the Private Theaters, rentable private screens for you and your friends complete with a bar!
This update will also include the new Lazer Tag arena, as well as Track 2 to the Accelerate map, “Sunrise Isles”.
In addition, this update will include several quality of life changes and bug fixes.
You can view our current progress on this update here.
@macdguy continued working on finishing Private Theatres. He completed the booking system, the theatre system, the bar, along with other features.
@Johanna continued working on the Shooting Gallery ride.
@JJosh worked on new prizes and plushes for the Arcade, as well as updated NPCs for the Bowling Alley.
@Wheezwer continued working on Murals and Wanted Posters for the Shooting Gallery ride.
@Will continued working on music and sounds for the Arcade.
Plaza: Private Theatres Progress WIP
Plaza: New Bowling NPCs WIP
Plaza: New Arcade Items
@macdguy added drifting and ramp support to vehicles, made the platform in Smooth Dirt toggle-able, and added a new “Placeable Dynamic Light Shadow” feature. He also continued working on Condo I/O, this week working on push and trigger volumes.
@madmijk worked on optimizing the code for the Laser Projector item.
@Sketchman worked on various tweaks and improvements to the Gizmo system, and also made improvements to the High Rise condo.
Placeable Dynamic Light Shadows
This new feature adds a new setting to the settings menu to allow placeable lights to cast shadows. This feature can be extremely expensive, but can improve lighting in the condo and help condo builders convey their intended design.
Improved Condo Gizmos
The Gizmos will now keep a steady size on the screen, regardless how close or far away the player is. Players can now also translate, rotate, and scale multiple items at once!
Condo: Placeable Dynamic Light Shadow Showcases
Condo: Placeable Dynamic Light Shadow (On/Off)
Condo: Gizmo Scales with Camera
Condo: Gizmo Multiple Item Select
Condo: Gizmo Scaling Multiple Items
Condo: Condo I/O Push Volumes
Condo: RC Car Drifting
Condo: Smooth Dirt Platform Toggle
@Chris continued working on new vehicles for use as props and upgrades.
@macdguy continued working on adding VR support.
@Lifeless continued working on a new map for Little Crusaders.
@Sketchman continued working on improvements and optimizations. He worked on the new Server Listings system, and continued investigating issues with the Voice system.
That about covers everything that happened since August 23rd, 2021 at PixelTail Games. See you all next week.
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