Weekly Dev Log for November 1st, 2021

Weekly Dev Log for November 1st, 2021

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for November 1st, 2021, detailing all the changes that have happened since October 25th, 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.

August / September 2021 Survey Results!

Thank you again to everyone who participated in our survey. We had a whopping 6,700+ responses!

You can view the results of this survey here.

October 2021 Halloween Condo Contest EXTENDED!

As we’ve done in the past, the theme for October’s contest is Halloween!

Feel free to interpret that how you like, whether that means making a haunted forest maze, a creepy basement, a chill Halloween party, or anything else, so long as it follows the rules and reasonably suits the theme.

The contest has been extended due to the Steam issues we were experiencing, and now will end on November 5th, 2021 at 11:59 PM CT.

View the contest rules 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.

Plaza

@Johanna continued working on the new Appearance Store in the Plaza.

@JJosh continued working on the new Plaza NPCs, working on idle animations.

@Wheezwer worked on concept art for the new Event NPC.

Plaza: New Appearance Store WIP



Plaza: Event NPC Concept Art WIP

Plaza: Arcade Pizza Store NPC Idle Animation WIP

Miscellany

@Caboose700 continued working with the other developers on migrating user information off of Steam.

@Lifeless continued working on the Ball Race, Midori remaster.

@macdguy worked on fixing some long standing bugs that have been reported on the forums.

@madmijk continued working on adding MIDI support, getting the Drum Kits to work with the system, and working on the Guitar.

@Sketchman continued working with other developers on migrating user information off of Steam.

@Wheezwer continued working on paintings for the shooting gallery ride.

Wrap It Up

That about covers everything that happened since October 25th, 2021 at PixelTail Games.


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Getting the appearance store back makes me really happy for some reason, Plus it looks amazing too!

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OH I LOVE THIS DESIGN IT RULES

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I’ve never been so proud for a bathroom…

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ooh, what are those big pipes for? they look cool

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It’s how you change your player model.

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Can’t wait to implant fire, ice, darkness, or poison into my appearance.

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wonder what the different colors of the pipes mean and what the teleporter looking things at the back are for

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the muscly boy is looking great

As long as content can still be purchased from Customize.

I honestly like the idea of buying wearables being moved from the menu over to the store in the Plaza, it makes more sense and fits with the rest of the buyable items in the game being purchased only in physical stores. I’d definitely want Tower Threads to also be on Tower Express if they do that though, so you at least still have the option to get wearables outside of the Plaza

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This looks like a room where you’d have to solve a puzzle in a Myst-like first-person adventure game.

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Or get disassembled to get sent to the next test chamber.

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CAN WE NAME HIM KALARRY PLEASE

Lore is that he’s Kalleria’s younger brother who enjoys fun and mischief, and uses his mysterious feyline powers to create games for Tower Residents.

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she’s actually the event catsack, who is also Kalleira’s sister

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I mean I know this but also please let them be Kalarry we NEED this

i am sorry to break it to you but her name is Maria,

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I hope to god this includes the antialiasing bug that keeps resetting it to FXAA - I’ve been seeing TU getting a lot of criticism for it’s supposedly bad antialiasing outside the community.

I’ve actually always preferred FXAA in games and it’s what I use in TU.

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