Weekly Dev Log for October 4th, 2021

Weekly Dev Log for October 4th, 2021

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for October 4th, 2021, detailing all the changes that have happened since September 27th, 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 BEGINS!

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 ends on October 27th, 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.

Next Update

Work begins on the next update, which is slated to include the return of the Halloween events and new Halloween items.

You can read everything planned for this update here.

@JJosh has been working on new items for the Halloween events.

New Items: Chain String, Tooth, and Eyeball Stalk

New Items: Alien Eyes Hat, Test Tube Hat, Hockey Mask, Ballerina Tutu, and Abduction Particles

New Item: Gravestone

Updated Item: Coffin (Text and Bed can be toggled)

Update 0.14.4.1

Last week, we released Update 0.14.4.1, which included some bug fixes and new condo materials.

You can read the full changelog here.

Condo: Gizmo Improvements

@Sketchman has been working on improvements to the Gizmos for condos. This week he worked on updating the controls so the Gizmo can be dragged (or let go of) over existing UI elements.
The build UI will also now lock while the Gizmo is being dragged to prevent accidental inputs.

Gizmo: UI Improvements

Plaza: Shooting Gallery Ride

@Johanna continued working on the shooting gallery ride, focusing on the spooky mansion area.

Plaza: Shooting Gallery Ride WIP





Miscellany

@Lifeless continued working on the new Little Crusaders map.

@madmijk continued working on the Arcade shooting gallery (not the ride). He also continued working on adding MIDI support.

@macdguy released Update 0.14.4.1 and started working on coding the shooting gallery ride.

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

@Will continued working on music for both shooting gallerys.

Wrap It Up

That about covers everything that happened since September 27th, 2021 at PixelTail Games.


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spooky

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everything looks so pretty!! something in me is hoping that the shooting gallery comes out with halloween 2021…

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Awww yeah THIS ROCKS! I can’t wait to see it all in action.

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new best particle effect

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Yeah, will the shooting gallery come out before the 31st?

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Gosh the rail shooter is looking so awesome!! Loving the new cosmetics, and the love for players effects~

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I’m very excited for this update

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Anyone getting tf2 invasion vibes???

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Ahh yeah, Halloween stuff.

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Love seeing my Alien Halloween theme suggestion taken. Really excited to see the Alien Baby (it’ll probably end up as my go-to backpack)!

Are we able to edit the text on these items? I hope this means simple signs aren’t too far behind!

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Yes, and you can change the font as well.

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Not listed, but there’s Alien glasses & devil/angel cosmetic items are revealed.

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excited for the exclusive items and shooting gallery

also a coffin bed

just what i need

my death bed

my comfy bed :smile_cat:

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