Weekly Dev Log for December 10th, 2018
Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for the week of December 10th, 2018. Here’s what everyone was up to last week! 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 0.6.5.0 Progress
We’ve been working very hard over the last week to get the 0.6.5.0 update ready for release. We’re hoping to release it sometime this week. The 0.6.5.0 update will bring the snow to the plaza with the Winter Lobby!
As well as…
- an improved Snowball Battle plaza minigame which now features a Blizzard Blaster weapon (instead of throwing snowballs)
- an improved holiday presents event, along with some new Winter characters (4 in total)
- new Winter items (such as an Ice Rink and Hockey Puck)
- and bug fixes that addresses issues such as the physics items not syncing when players first join your Condo
You can see the current progress here.
We’re also just started a community poll, asking you all what areas of the game you feel need more work, and which areas you feel are the most polished. We’d love to hear from you, so check out the poll here.
Collection Book Progress
More work was done on the collection book, bringing about the completion of leaderboards! There’s features to get and set leaderboard values for each game, along with friend/global leaderboards.
You can also sort the leaderboards by map, when applicable. Each level of Ball Race, for example, has its own leaderboard for best times.
Plaza Map / Directory List
Work was completed on a Plaza map that’s been placed around the plaza, which will be ready by the 0.6.5.0 update. Fast travel support will soon be added, but won’t be ready by the 0.6.5.0 update just yet.
We hope this map will guide new players to the many places that the Plaza contains.
Improved Item Award UI
New Blizzard Blaster
In the new snowball battle, this year we wanted to improve on last years by creating a new weapon that will definitely knock your foes back. Chris created the Blizzard Blaster.
RC Car Progress
More progress has been made on the RC Car, which is a baseline which will be used for many milestone items, as well as being an experiment for Accelerate.
Added to the RC vehicle base was the ability to possess and de-possess the RC vehicles, to allow the user to control it in Condo or the Plaza.
RC Car WIP
Typing Derby Progress
The Typing Derby update, which changes from random words to complete sentences is mostly completed! There was a new API created so that paragraphs can be added to the game without the need to push new updates, and the user interface was updated to make typing multiple lines of words easier.
There’s still some minor UI changes that need to be made before it can be released, but we’re hoping the release it in a update after the 0.6.5.0 update.
Typing Derby Overhaul WIP
@Lifeless and @Johanna continued working on Project 23.
Alex continued working on various emotes.
@JJosh continued working on milestone items, completing the Golf Bag item.
@Madmijk continued working on the Resort condo video, nearing its completion.
@Sketchman continued working on the AGC, preparing it for achievements/milestones.
Wrap It Up
That about covers everything that happened last week at PixelTail Games. See you all next Monday!