Well, it seems like I can post one last devlog before the release date! We should release After The Collapse between the 4th and 9th of October depending on some external factors. The devlog is going to be a bit shorter than usual, but I really wanted to showcase the last 2 missing features: Expeditions and Trading. I mean, a truckload of other things have been implemented, improved and fixed. But going over the last month of coding would spoil some of the fun. And quite frankly, too much has been done for me to list every single little detail.
But, before that, a few announcements are in order! Firstly, I just opened the ATC Wiki. it’s extremely bare-bone presently, but this is where the complete documentation will end up, the same way I did for Unending Galaxy. Secondly, we have a discord channel now! You can join by clicking this link (and waiting a bit, so you won’t have any other choice than reading the rules). I can’t promise i’ll be on 24/24 obviously, but it’s a good way to catch me in a less formal context.
That’s about it for now. Let’s get to the devlog 🙂
Before we get into it, I have a few announcements to make:
Firstly, a month ago I promised another update for Unending Galaxy. Sadly, this is not going to happen until After The Collapse is officially released and the first few emergency patches have been delivered. I’m already on a 12h a day / 7 days a week schedule. I just can’t find the time to get around it. As much as I don’t like to leave people hanging, I’ve to admit I’ve bitten a bit more than I can chew on that one. So my deepest apologies to everyone involved. UG will get patched, but only in a couple months.
Secondly, If you look at the After The Collapse menu on top of this page, you’ll see a Bug Tracker link. It’s a system used to keep track the development, bugs, and potential features. You can register there and post bug reports, ask for specific features, and so on. Not everything i’m doing currently is included there, as it wouldn’t make much sense before release, but this system will be the best place to post about bugs, issues, and keep track of the game’s development in real-time in the future.
With that out of the way, let’s dive into the devlog proper 🙂 Read More …
I let the recorder run during a small play-testing session resulting in this 15 minute long gameplay footage of Unending Galaxy, played as a pirate captain. I was running on the debugging build which, to reduce loading times, has less smooth ship rotations than the release build. Oh, at the 8th second mark, you can see an early prototype of the new map.