Weekly Dev Log for March 29th, 2021

Weekly Dev Log for March 29th, 2021

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for March 29th, 2021, detailing all the changes that have happened since March 22nd, 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 (Upgrades)

We’re working hard to release Update early this week.

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.

@Caboose700 added all of the upgrade item descriptions to the main item manifest.

@Johanna worked on making icons for various upgrades, along with setting up the Achievement and EXP requirements.

@macdguy worked on implementing various upgrades, along with hooking up their sound and particle effects. He also finished the upgrades previewer.

@Madmijk continued working on various upgrades.

@Wheezwer created the upgrade item descriptions.

@Will cleaned up and mixed the upgrade sounds.

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 2nd, 2021 marks the return of the yearly Easter event, which will run until Thursday, April 8th, 2021.

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 will start the celebrations of the 5th Anniversary of Tower Unite’s release, which will run throughout the month of April.

You can find the full event calendar 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.

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.

New Condo

@Lifeless continued working on the new condo.

New Condo Preview (EARLY WIP)


@Caboose700 updated Tower Express to use the latest item manifest.

@Johanna worked on implementing the fading system into Ball Race, along with polishing and touching up various Minigolf and Ball Race materials.

@Sketchman continued working on backend improvements.

@Wheezwer started working on concept art for pillars in the Ball Race map, “Nimbus”, as well as finishing the character dialogue icons. She also started working on murals for the new Laser Tag arena, and worked on more animations for the Arcade machine, “Galaxy Time”.

Wrap It Up

That about covers everything that happened since March 22nd, 2021 at PixelTail Games. We’ll see you all next week!

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YOOO that new condo looks pog af. Some villa


This is a certain type of moment which is…GOOD.


we are 100% getting planes if a huge portion of this new condo is a landing strip


This is rad! I hope there will be a toggle for the pool to remove it or just pave over it with floor, as that area could be a cool courtyard or outdoor hangout if it weren’t there.

Hype for the new condo!!! Looks better thsn the House. Maybe thats my new main condo? :eyes:


The new condo looks freaking great! :heart:

^ Literally Me as I read this in my car as I pulled up in my driveway

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I’m thinking of building a grassy platform around the pool to make it into a fish pond.

new condo looks sick, and expensive

That runway better be editable or I will pull out my hair

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