Weekly Dev Log for July 19th, 2021

Weekly Dev Log for July 19th, 2021

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for July 19th, 2021, detailing all the changes that have happened since July 12th, 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.

Dev Log Heads Up!

Work will continue throughout this week and next week, but our next Dev Log won’t be until August 2nd, 2021.

Summer Characters are Back!

Summer is here and the summer characters are back and visiting the Plaza once again! Talk with them to get free items and units.

Update - Arcade: Phase 2

Work continues on Arcade: Phase 2, introducing new games to the Arcade, and more.

Read more about this update here.

June/July 2021 Condo Contest IN PROGRESS!

July’s contest has a beach theme! Basically, decorate and build on the beach however you like for this contest, making sure the sand and the ocean are visible.

The contest ends July 30th, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST!

1st Place will win 2,000,000 units, 2nd place will win 1,000,000 units, 3rd place will win 500,000 units, and all participants may be awarded 100,000 units!

Read more about the contest 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.

Arcade - Phase 2

@Johanna continued working on various models for Arcade - Phase 2.

@macdguy finished working on “Coin River” gameplay. He is on finishing “Ultimate Cow Wheel”, which just needs its jackpot component completed. He also worked on fixing a couple bugs with “Dragon’s Treasure”.

@madmijk worked on “Gears of Coin”, wrapping up development.

@wheezwer worked on art for “Ultimate Cow Wheel” and “Gears of Coin” among others.

@Will continued working on music and sounds for “Gears of Coin” and “Ultimate Cow Wheel”/

Arcade: Gears of Coin Gameplay Demo WIP

Arcade: Coin River Gameplay Demo WIP

Arcade: Ultimate Cow Wheel Visual Effects WIP

Plaza NPCs

@JJosh continued working on the upgraded Plaza NPCs, working on the second art pass for the two Arcade NPCs (Virgil T. Chad and Chilly Billy), along with the new Oasis NPC (Sharon) and Franky.

Plaza NPCs Art Pass WIP

Franky Remodel Early WIP


@Lifeless continued working on the Ball Race map, “Midori” art pass.

@Sketchman continued working on improvements and optimizations, looking into issues with voice chat, working on implementing the server browser backend, fixes and tweaks to condo saving, and more.

Wrap It Up

That about covers everything that happened since July 12th, 2021 at PixelTail Games. Our next dev log will be on August 2nd, 2021.

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