Weekly Dev Log for January 19th, 2021
Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for January 19th, 2021, detailing all the changes that have happened since January 11th, 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.
2020 Year in Review
To keep up the tradition of Year in Review posts, we wanted to compile an overview of everything we accomplished at PixelTail Games in 2020.
2020 was a long year for all of us, and we’re very grateful for all of the support everyone has given us throughout it. We wish you all the best in 2021, and we will continue work on getting Tower Unite polished, finished, and out of early access.
You can check out this 2020 Year in Review here.
Update 0.13.3.0 | Hotfix 0.13.3.1 | Hotfix 0.13.3.2
Last week, we released Update 0.13.3.0 which added the new Accelerate map, Wishy Washy Waterfall! The update also included various gameplay changes across Tower Unite, and updated lighting across all of the Little Crusaders maps. You can read more about this update here.
Today, we released Hotfix 0.13.3.1, which included several improvements to the Arcade, along with bug fixes to Virus and Accelerate. You can read more about that hotfix here.
Shortly after, we released another Hotfix 0.13.3.2, which fixed a bug with Workshop Materials not appearing in the editor. You can read about that hotfix here.
Work has begun on Update 0.13.4.0, which will include the new Minigolf map, “Dark”. This map will initially launch with 9 holes, with the other 9 holes being released in a future update. You can read more about this upcoming update here.
January 2021 Condo Contest
This month, we’re running a Race Track themed condo contest! This contest runs through the entire month of January, ending on February 1st, 2021. First place winner takes home 1,000,000 units, and participants may be rewarded 75,000 units!
You can read more about the contest, as well as the rules 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.
Third-Party Arcade Plushes
@JJosh has been working on implementing third-party plushes. The latest plushes @JJosh has been working on are “Giraffe” by @jaxamoto and “Little Miss Jelly” by @veronicandjelly. These plushes will be introduced with Arcade: Phase 2.
"Little Miss Jelly" Plush
@JJosh continued working on the model for the Condo Tool Glove, which will be the replacement for all of the individual condo tools. He also continued working on the third party arcade plushes.
@Lifeless continued working on the Minigolf map, Dark.
@macdguy worked on Arcade, Accelerate, and Virus changes and hotfixes.
@Madmijk fixed some bugs in Accelerate, and worked on finishing the “transformer” condo tool.
@Sketchman continued working on fixes and optimizations to the Workshop system.
@Wheezwer continued working on Steam Trading Cards, and worked on the 2020 Year in Review thread.
@Will conducted a sound pass on the Plaza. He also started working on sounds and music for Phase 2 of the Arcade while also working on music for the bait shop.
Steam: Trading Card Progress
Wrap It Up
That about covers everything that happened since January 11th, 2021 at PixelTail Games. We’ll see you all next week!
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