Weekly Dev Log for March 20th, 2023

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for March 20th, 2023, detailing all the changes that have happened since March 13th, 2023. 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.

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.

March / April 2023 Condo Contest - Tree House - ONGOING

Hey everyone!

The theme for the March/April contest is Tree House!

So, build a house in a tree! You can build your own tree or use one of the existing ones, and feel free to make your tree house in any style.

Also, remember that you can disable collision on items (such as trees) by right clicking and selecting Disable Collision.

The submission period ends on April 10th, 2023 at 11:59 PM.

Read all about the rules and prizes here!


We’re working hard on the next update to Tower Unite, Update, which will include Part 2 of Dark, which has been renamed to “Mushroom Forest”, as well as various fixes.

We’re hoping to get this update out to you all very soon.

You can read everything planned for this update, here.

Minigolf - Mushroom Forest

VR Support

@macdguy continued working on improving VR support. He spent time integrating the SteamVR Input systems into Tower Unite. He also worked on adding an actual VR menu for when Tower Unite is booted in VR Mode, the ability to use menus in VR, and the ability to pick up and interact with items in VR.

VR Support: VR Menu in the VR Menu

VR Support: VR Wrist Menu


@Joshua continued working on Anniversary items (balloon and party blowers).

@Lifeless continued working on the Minigolf map, “Mushroom Forest” (formerly Dark), and the Ball Race map, “Heavenscape”.

@madmijk continued working on MIDI support.

@Nuclearxpotato continued working on the Virus map, “Catzek Temple”.

@Sketchman continued working on backend improvements and optimizations.

@Wheezwer continued working on signs and menu boards for the Virus map, “Theme Park”.

@Will continued working on SDNL music.

Ball Race - Heavenscape Early WIP

Wrap It Up

That about covers everything that happened since March 13th, 2023 at PixelTail Games.

Join our Discord for development updates and community fun!
We love awesome people like you!

We’re also active on Twitter!

Follow our developments on our Trello in near real-time:

Take a peek at what’s being worked on every week in our weekly dev logs! There’s bound to be something interesting every week!

Please report bugs & submit suggestions on our forums. We’re active everyday & here to help.
For bug reports: https://forums.pixeltailgames.com/c/bug-report/18
For suggestions: https://forums.pixeltailgames.com/c/suggestions/7

Support PixelTail Games with Ko-Fi

Support PixelTail Games on Patreon

Checkout Tower Unite Merch on Redbubble

<3 PixelTail Games


so glad to see that the VR feature is being worked on some more!!!


That ball race map looks really nice!

1 Like

Is that new map a remake of Cloud world from GMT?

that’s Nimbus

It’s a completely new map.

1 Like

Excited for the ball race map !! Vr menus are huge too,
no shrunken plaza screen caps… :pleading_face:

1 Like

Dude, that VR interface looks awesome. Are we gonna see an update to the VR sometime soon? Really wanna test this new stuff.

No Nimbus is a new map made for TU named Cloud World orginally.

Sky World has yet to have a remake.

1 Like

Will the vr feature be available for other vr headsets? (like the quest 2)

As long any headset can get into steamvr then it should work, I managed to get the vr mode working on my quest 2 only to be in a grid void with the daytime sky loaded

1 Like