Something of an intermediary Mondoid this week, while RJ cranks out Build 35 features and fixes – while the wires of the new animation, clothing, model and combat systems we’ve developed are hooked up to the PZ mainframe.
BUILD 35 IWBUMS
The public IWBUMS test of some of Build 35’s features (reworked building, metal defences, big trees, nutrition, revamped sleeping system, night events etc) is ongoing and people seem to be liking it. We’ve now run through 35.1, 35.2 and 35.3 and recent changes include new skill books, clearer recipes, new sounds, object deconstruction balance, welding rods, sleep/pain balance and a bunch of other bug fixes.
We need especially need feedback on how the sleeping system and welding change/improve the feel of the gameplay, so if you’re taking the IWBUMS build for a spin then please deposit your thoughts in this thread. The bug tracker, meanwhile, lives here.
As discussed last week, all the relevant tech and anims are now in our dev branch – and what’s going on behind the scenes is tying all together.
The ladies have been finished by Binky and have been passed over to Animator Martin to do the final stage of integrating the women, getting the clothing sized appropriately for them, making sure all the anims work okay with them etc. Here’s a WIP lady model vid, with a quick image for good measure. (Martin’s only received the female stuff today, so it’s all fairly rough at the present time.)
Meanwhile Lemmy been working on the remainder of integrating the anims and clothing into the gameplay, making sure opening/climbing through windows works, getting the weapon models integrated with the inventory etc, and is currently working on getting the clothing items working with the inventory system. There’s still more to do but we’re getting there.
We haven’t expanded the PZ map in a while, and with Louisville still a ways off we’re currently building a new residential area to the south for Build 35. We’ll leave the specifics as a surprise, but it’ll add an engaging new option to the usual WP/Muld spawn decision. While we’re back in the map, too, we’ll look at additions such as a body of water for Muld so ardent fishermen and fisherladies (for example) get more choice in their play area.
Till next week gang! Cheers for reading!
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