Parties got more advanced in nightly version of the game! Now all your party members have yellow markers instead of default white/blue. Plus, parties finally work as intended since last patch! In addition to parties, admin tools were tested on nightly server. Will require a few tweaks like notification when an admin bans or mutes a player, but no critical issues have been discovered.
Blood, fog, rain, and other effects – all that requires particle system to function… And the first version just got sent to artists and coders! It’s still ‘work in progress’ prototype, and will be patched over and over again until it reaches the game, but it’s a huge step towards cool effects nonetheless!
Monday was quiet as usual. Artist continue their current projects, Fin was fighting his local network after moving back to his studio in Germany, Zimke still keeps his next masterpiece a secret, and coders were looking for a better way to patch the game – both normal version and nightly. There is pretty cool sneak peek though, don’t miss it!
This week was pretty intense! chadz had to go to EGX for his interview, special test build was launched on Steam, some Donkeys had to move out of the office to work remotely, and other exciting things happened as well. If you missed the first weekly wrap-up:
New coder finally joined the team and will start working on 14th October. New features will be implemented in shorter period of time, and bugs will definitely be spotted and fixed much quicker. In addition to new coding Donkey, there are other potential candidates – both artists and coders. Donkey Crew is growing, let’s hope we’ll see even more new faces in the future!
The end of the week! Some have free weekend ahead, but not Donkey Crew. The team will continue polishing, fixing, and adding new content.
There were many requests to announce the date for promised nightly build password, and, during today’s meeting, it was decided to do so this evening. Expect the secret password in approximately… right now!
As things are getting back to normal around here, and we finally have time to focus on adding new gameplay elements again, we want to start this by including you more into what’s happening behind the scenes. We think it’s important that we don’t just show you the final results of our work, but let you participate in the process itself – which has so far been mostly accessible to the guys hanging out in discord.
Starting this week, the team as a whole is going to try to dedicate a few minutes each day to provide updates to what is being worked on. These updates will come as both regular blog-like status updates, as well as smaller, frequent updates more suitable to Twitter and Instagram.
At the bottom we are also going to outline our Balance Philosophy, so you guys will have something to discuss!