Thanks for checking out our forth devblog! The 0.8 fortification update is coming along nicely. We're hoping to have an experimental build in the the next week or two. You can check in on our progress by having a look at the changelog.
Fortifications are really starting to shape up. Below is a concept .gif from the start of the month. This is the core of the mechanic showcased in the alpha trailer, the backbone of the feature. You'll also see the more up to date fleshed out version below that.
Newly Added Spawns and Points of Interest (0.8)
With the coming 0.8 update and updates following them, we'll be introducing new points of interest. The player on initial spawn will always spawn near a point of interest. They'll include small industrial areas like store yards and warehouses. The player will also find clusters of houses, fuel stations and other small residential/commercial buildings. The spawn points should always point the player toward a point of interest and the closest town. We're still very much designing the game world.
Some of you may assume design has ended but that's not the case. We have a lot more to introduce, design and develop as we move forward into and through alpha builds. Below are a few screens of just some of these new points of interest.
Press 'W' to Walk Forward (0.8)
MOAR TIPS! Yes, we know a very minor detail but one we've not had a minute to address. It's been a back burner ticket for some time now. In 0.8, you'll see streaming tips while loading into a server. This thread has all the current in game tips. If you have any tip suggestions please provide them there.
More Hands on Deck!
We're very excited to share that we're taking on new interns next month! As some of you might know, we've had a close relationship with ROC Friese Poort in the Netherlands. All of our past interns have come from ROC. Two of our current developers @André Kats and @Jos Heuvelink are both ROC grads and ex interns. Next month we'll be joined by Rik (3d Modeler) and Marko (programmer). We're excited for the team to expand and are looking forward to the prospect of additional developers!
We're Hiring! We're looking for help! If you are or know any programmers/unity developers looking for work in the UK please let us know. We're looking for like minded devs, the project is near and dear to us. The team is very small and being a team player is very important to us. If you'd like to send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org please do so
As a reminder before we go, we'll be getting these devblogs out weekly. You can check our next set of goals and 0.8 progress whenever you'd like via the changelog. Thanks for checking in and the continued support!