Weekly Dev Log for February 10th, 2020
Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for February 10th, 2020, detailing all the changes that have happened since February 3rd, 2020. 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.
Unreal Engine 4.19 Upgrade Status
We’re still working hard on the migration of Tower Unite from Unreal Engine 4.18 to 4.19. We were hampered by a last minute bug which is preventing us from releasing the 4.19 upgrade. The bug, which affects workshop items in Condos, has proven to be quite difficult and requires a rewrite of the code. We’re working as fast as we can to resolve this issue so that we can release the 4.19 upgrade to the public.
@macdguy continued working on items for Arcade and finished player model/animation support for vehicles such as the Motor Scooter.
@madmijk continued working on items for Arcade, creating logic for the Newton’s Cradle, Whoopee Cushion, and Pedal Rocket.
@Wheezwer worked on “How-to-play” instructions along with contributing dialogue for the Arcade NPCs.
@Will continued working on sounds and music for the Arcade.
Motor Scooter (Arcade Item Vehicle)
Toy Robot (Arcade Item)
Pedal Rocket (Arcade Item)
Whoopee Cushion (Arcade Item)
Various Arcade Items WIP
@Johanna continued working on the new Minigolf map, “Sandbar”.
Minigolf: Sandbar WIP
@Johanna continued working on the visual improvements to “Waterhole”.
Minigolf: Waterhole Visual Improvements WIP
Valentine’s Day Items
@JJosh finished various items for Valentine’s Day. Initially we planned on having a small update to release some of these items for Valentine’s Day, but depending on how long it takes to fix the 4.19 workshop item crash these might be out late.
In the next update, we’ve added above player’s heads an icon when they are using an RC vehicle. The new name tag of the player controlling the RC vehicle along with their chat messages is now displayed on the RC vehicle itself.
Monthly Dev Breakdown
@ThisIsntNath created the Monthly Dev Breakdown for January 2020, quickly summing up everything that happened over the last month.
@Wheezwer continued working on designs for merch.
@ThisIsntNath continued working on the updated Trailer and the new Plaza Tutorial video.
Wrap It Up
That about covers everything that happened since February 3rd, 2020 at PixelTail Games.