Weekly Dev Log for September 14th, 2020
Hello everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Dev Log for September 14th, 2020, detailing all the changes that have happened since September 8th, 2020. 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.
Last week, we released Update 0.11.1.0, which included a number of bug fixes, improved condo load times, and contained the new Desertion virus map overhaul. You can read more about Update 0.11.1.0 here.
Work has begun on preparing Update 0.12.0.0 for release, which will contain Co-Op condos, allowing a condo owner to authorize their friends to help them build their condo. Co-op condos will contain a permissions system, allowing the condo host to specify what actions an individual is allowed to perform. You can read more about Update 0.12.0.0 here.
September 2020 Condo Contest
We’re running another Condo Contest this month! This month’s theme is a tiny-potion build. Make a tiny room, house, or secret area that is only accessible by using a tiny potion. Other than that, you can theme this build however you want, so have fun with it! First place wins 1,000,000 units. Contest ends 3PM PST tomorrow, September 15th, 2020. Read more here.
@macdguy continued working on Co-op condos, which will allow authorized users to help build a condo with the host’s items. He worked on implementing a permissions system, allowing the condo owner to specify which actions an individual can perform in their condo.
Co-op Condos: Permission System
Accelerate: Pine Valley - Track 2
@Johanna continued finishing up work on Pine Valley - Track 2, working to get it ready for release.
Pine Valley - Track 2: Overview
Pine Valley: Overview of both Track 1 and 2
@Lifeless continued working on Waterfall, formerly known as Wishy Washy.
Accelerate: Waterfall Early WIP
Plaza Update: Lighthouse
@Johanna continued working on the Plaza Update for the Lighthouse and Stray Store area.
@Wheezwer worked on concept art for an improved “By the Sea Shore” Store, while also reworking the NPC from a Dolphin to a Seal.
Plaza Update: Remodeled Lighthouse WIP
Plaza Update: Remodeled Stray Store
Arcade: Third Party Cameos
@JJosh has been working on implementing third-party plushes. While many have been implemented, there are many more we’d love to introduce. The latest plushes that @JJosh has been working on feature both Sublo and Tangy Mustard from “Sublo & Tangy Mustard”, an amazing web animated series by Bojack Horseman and Tuca & Bertie director Aaron Long.
In addition to the plushes, Sublo and Tangy Mustard are planned to be the first of hopefully many other cameo player models in Tower Unite. With cameo player models, players can use their tickets to buy plushes of specific characters, in this instance Sublo and/or Tangy Mustard, and owning the plushy will unlock the ability to use them as a player model!
Arcade - Third Party Cameos: Sublo & Tangy Mustard
@JJosh started working on the Pizza NPC for the Arcade, while also working on Third Party Plushes for the Arcade.
@macdguy worked on some new features for doors in the condo, allowing condo owners to enable doors to automatically close after a certain period of time, if the door should open when spawned, and if users need permission to open said door.
@Madmijk continued working on Condo Item Snapping.
@Wheezwer worked on updating the foliage.
@Will continued working on music for the Accelerate map, “Waterfall”.
Condo Doors: Permissions + Auto Close
Wrap It Up
That about covers everything that happened since September 8th, 2020 at PixelTail Games. See you all next week!
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