Weekly Dev Log for February 22nd, 2022

Weekly Dev Log for February 22nd, 2022

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for February 22nd, 2022, detailing all the changes that have happened since February 14th, 2022. 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.

February 2022 Condo Contest (Forest Theme) - IN PROGRESS!

Hey everyone!

We’re back with another Condo Contest for you all! This month’s theme is “Forest”!

The deadline to submit entries is February 28th, 2022 at 11:59 PM CT.

You can read more about the rules, prizes, and how to submit your condo 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.

Developer Stream: Connectivity Plans + Condo Hub

Last week, we showed off our future plans for more connectivity in Tower Unite on a developer livestream. As part of these plans, we showed off the new Condo Hub, which will be in the next update.

The Condo Hub is connected to all Plaza servers, and can be accessed from the Main Menu and Pause Menu.

Developer Stream VOD

Condo Hub

Workshop Condo Video Rental

A future addition to the Condo Hub will be a Workshop Condo Video Rental Store (name pending). This rental store will serve a similar purpose to the Condo Hub, but will instead be focused around Workshop Condos.

Players and their friends can browse among the different cassettes, each of which is a Workshop Condo, organized in different isles by “New Releases”, “Popular”, and a “Random” selection.

Once you and your friends have made a selection, bring the cassette to a terminal which will feature a teleporter pad, which will bring you and your friends to that selected workshop condo.

We’ll have more to show as development progresses.

@Johanna started working on the Workshop Condo Video Rental store.

Workshop Condo Video Rental Store Early WIP


Tower Glove

In the Developer Livestream, we also showed off the upcoming Tower Glove, which will combine all of the previous and future Condo tools into one convenient item. No more having to juggle around your inventory for the Copycat, Scaler, and Locker tools.

@macdguy worked on integrating all of the condo tools into the Tower Glove, as well as creating the different UI screens.

Tower Glove: Tools


Tower Glove: Settings

Tower Glove: World Model

Tower Glove: Icon

Miscellany

@Johanna finished working on the Condo Hub map.

@JJosh continued working on the Bowling NPC, as well as the Valentine’s Day items.

@Lifeless continued working on Minigolf: Dark and Zombie Massacre: Acrophobia.

@macdguy continued working on the Condo Hub, as well as fixing various bugs with Accelerate.

@Madmijk continued working on the condo instruments.

@Sketchman continued working on backend improvements and optimizations.

@Wheezwer finished the animations for the Condo Hub condo doors.

Plaza: Bowling NPC

Valentine’s Day Items


Wrap It Up

That about covers everything that happened since February 14th, 2022 at PixelTail Games.


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I hope the video store has some really cheesy cardboard cutouts and old tvs

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Thank you, now I can be the ultimate heart collector.

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honestly would love a condo similar to the rental, a condo with an 80s vibe would be amazing

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This all looks great, can’t wait to see that retro video store finished. It already has very on-target vibes.

A little constructive criticism, I think the face on the new bowling npc gets pretty uncanny valley, I think it’s the eyes.

wait what this is just @CalculatorSpoon :hushed:

Hell yeah. Having a condo that resembles the arcade from New Retro Arcade: Neon would be sooooooooooooooooooooo dope.

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they finally added me to the game

oh my god they put the prizim podcast in fortnite its canon

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Wallace is contacting our legal team as we speak, though I think this is a nice crossover.


Reality is often disappointing. Now, Reality can be whatever I want.

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You can’t copyright a triangle, it’s just a triangle

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Too late, already own the copyright. My royalty fee is 1 banana.

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Blockbuster is back, baby