Weekly Dev Log for March 22nd, 2021
Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for March 22nd, 2021, detailing all the changes that have happened since March 15th, 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.
Update 0.14.0.0 (Upgrades)
Work continues on getting Update 0.14.0.0 released. This update will include the introduction of Upgrades, customizable gameplay elements such as different Minigolf balls and trails, different Ball Race balls, and more. You can read about our progress on this update here.
March 2021 Condo Contest
This month’s contest is about architecture, more specifically building a house. This contest will end on March 31st, 2021. First place winner will take home at least 1,000,000 units, and all participants may be rewarded 75,000 units! You can read the details 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.
@Johanna worked on adding various new Minigolf balls.
@macdguy worked on finishing the Upgrades store previewer. He also worked on hooking up a few upgrades such as the dragon roars for Little Crusaders, along with finishing the new Minigolf customization screen.
@Madmijk worked on various Minigolf upgrades.
@Will worked on various sounds for Minigolf upgrades.
Upgrades: Minigolf Upgrades Store WIP
Upgrades: Little Crusaders Upgrades Store WIP
Upgrades: Minigolf Balls WIP
Upgrades: Minigolf Customization Screen WIP
Laser Tag Arena Overhaul
@Johanna continued working on the overhauled Laser Tag arena.
Laser Tag: Arena Overhaul WIP
@macdguy added a feature where NPC dialogue will now appear above a NPCs head before approaching them.
@Wheezwer worked on new store dialogue, and new icons for the NPCs to convey different emotions.
New NPC Dialogue Popup System
New NPC Icons
@Lifeless continued working on the new condo.
@Sketchman continued working on backend improvements.
@Wheezwer started working on a new Palm tree bark texture, and worked on pixel art animations for the Arcade machine, Galaxy Time.
Wrap It Up
That about covers everything that happened since March 15th, 2021 at PixelTail Games. We’ll see you all next week!
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