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Weekly Update #66

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Weekly Update #66 – The Hatchery Machine interface

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Hello everybody,

This week I’ll present you a small summary regarding the Hatchery Machine interface:

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When opening the Hatchery machine, you’ll see 2 different sections:
- The “My Eggs” section, which contains your eggs
- The “Eggs Store” section, which allows you to obtain new eggs

From the “My Eggs” section, you can see your eggs and hatch them if you want to (1). You can also see the 8 appearance genes of this egg by clicking on (2), allowing you to have an idea of how the Norn may look without hatching it. If your game is linked to a Facebook account, you can also send this egg to a friend (3).

You have a limited number of egg slots, but you can buy some more using coins or Golden eggs (4).

Click on (5) on the “Eggs Store” section to see which appearance genes each egg can contain (6). Eggs can be bought with energy, which refills automatically with time.

That’s all! Have a nice week!

 

 

Some previous updates: 

Weekly Update #65 – Explanation / recap of some game features

Weekly Update #64 – Why is debugging mandatory?

Weekly Update #63: Tweaking and answering questions about the video

Weekly Update #62: Gameplay video (mobile version)

Weekly Update #61: The Twitch Session Official Date

Weekly Update #60: The Science Kit in Colour

Weekly Update #59: Twitch news and debugging

Weekly Update #65

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Weekly Update #65 – Explanation / recap of some game features

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Hello everybody,

Unfortunately it becomes harder and hard to find something to say in the weekly update without saying “debugging” and “fixes”. So, from now on, it will mostly consist in some explanation / recap of some game features.

So, let’s start with an overview of the world monitor:

 

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1/ Tap on a world to select it. When selected, the small description as well as the Norns displayed in [2] will be updated. Tap again to go to this world (you can also use the “Go to region” button). Worlds are unlocked through progression.

2/ All the Norns present in the selected world. The maximum number of Norns depends of the world.

3/ The magnifying glass button opens the menu [4]. You can also see an icon representing the current need of the Norn. If the Norn has no important need, nothing is displayed. In case of high hunger or high pain, the icon is displayed in red and a “!” is displayed on the world’s picture.

4/ “Go to Norn” will lead you to the world the Norn is in, “Teleport Norn” will teleport it in the current world.

That’s all! Have a nice week!

 

Some previous updates: 

Weekly Update #64 – Why is debugging mandatory?

Weekly Update #63: Tweaking and answering questions about the video

Weekly Update #62: Gameplay video (mobile version)

Weekly Update #61: The Twitch Session Official Date

Weekly Update #60: The Science Kit in Colour

Weekly Update #59: Twitch news and debugging

Weekly Update #58: The Mini-Norn bug

Weekly Update #64

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Weekly Update #64 – Why is debugging mandatory?

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Hello everybody,

Concerning the main advancements of last week:
- We fixed a bug with the “rubber band” (the line you can draw from a Norn to an object on mobile device to give orders more easily) which was not displayed
- We also fixed some compilation errors (Unicode related)

…and that’s all. Sorry to have only some debugging information to share with you once again, but debugging is mandatory (unless you would like to have this kind of Norns).

Have a nice week!

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Most plants can’t be grown underwater, but some of them can.

 

Some previous updates: 

Weekly Update #63: Tweaking and answering questions about the video

Weekly Update #62: Gameplay video (mobile version)

Weekly Update #61: The Twitch Session Official Date

Weekly Update #60: The Science Kit in Colour

Weekly Update #59: Twitch news and debugging

Weekly Update #58: The Mini-Norn bug

Weekly Update #57: Special abilities and XP

Weekly update #63

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Weekly update #63 – Tweaking and answering questions about the video

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Hello everybody,

This week, we added possibility to switch worlds by tapping on the teleporters. Before that, the only way to change the current world was by using the world monitor (the interface allowing you to see your worlds and in which world each of your Norn is).

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We also tweaked the volume of some sound effects. Some were quite piercing.

By the way, I would like to answer to these two questions / concerns I have encountered regarding the latest video:
- There are different Norns voices, one of them being much like the old classic Norns voices. Simply, none of the Norns in the video had it. It depends of the Norn.
- If you don’t collect coins / XP by yourself, they will be automatically collected after some seconds, you actually don’t need to collect them one by one.

That’s all! I wish you a nice week.

 

Some previous updates: 

Weekly Update #62: Gameplay video (mobile version)

Weekly Update #61: The Twitch Session Official Date

Weekly Update #60: The Science Kit in Colour

Weekly Update #59: Twitch news and debugging

Weekly Update #58: The Mini-Norn bug

Weekly Update #57: Special abilities and XP

Weekly Update #56: The Localization

Creatures Online Update #62

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Weekly Update #62: Gameplay video (mobile version)

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Hello everybody, and happy New Year! :)

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Nothing too juicy to share with you this week, as we are not working on really interesting things, but rather on debugging and stabilizing the mobile version.
However, for those who missed the Twitch session before the Christmas holidays, we recorded a gameplay video (nothing new for those who watched the Twitch session though, it is a similar gameplay).

We wish you a nice week :)

Watch it on Youtube

 

Some previous updates:

Weekly Update #61: The Twitch Session Official Date

Weekly Update #60: The Science Kit in Colour

Weekly Update #59: Twitch news and debugging

Weekly Update #58: The Mini-Norn bug

Weekly Update #57: Special abilities and XP

Weekly Update #56: The Localization

Weekly Update #54 – 55: Let’s have a Mojito to celebrate!

Creatures Online Update #61

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Weekly Update #61: The Twitch Session Official Date

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Hello everybody,

This week we continued working on the game, mostly on technical fixes. Some in-game animations, triggered when Norn do specific actions (watering a plant, playing with a toy…) were broken and the issue was more important than we thought (we had to fix the system handling animations, and not animations themselves).

Most importantly, the date for the Twitch session is finally set! Sorry about the delay… It will take place December, Thursday 11th at 8PM CET. For information, Central European Time corresponds to GMT+1:00.

Have a nice week and see you Thursday on Twitch!

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Some previous updates:

Weekly Update #60: The Science Kit in Colour

Weekly Update #59: Twitch news and debugging

Weekly Update #58: The Mini-Norn bug

Weekly Update #57: Special abilities and XP

Weekly Update #56: The Localization

Weekly Update #54 – 55: Let’s have a Mojito to celebrate!

Weekly Update #53: The Altar Machine

Creatures Online Update #60

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Weekly Update #60: The Science Kit in Colour

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Hello everybody,

The past weeks were focused on fixing bugs such as the following ones:
- Some speech bubbles are invisible
- Incorrect orientation for some cinematics
- Thought bubbles are displayed near Norn’s portrait
- Norns staying idle on ladders
- Some objects become gigantic after repair
- Norns are incorrectly placed when sleeping in nests
- Player’s order to the Norn is not displayed
- Nests do not rotate correctly
- Tatous are walking weirdly (they seem to do the moonwalk)
- No cursor displayed on the main menu
- Bridge on the plaja level is not correctly placed
- When selling an item, the selling feedback is not displayed
- …

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We also updated some icons and descriptions for the item kit products. Science kit descriptions have now colored chemical names allowing a better basic understanding. We also changed the order informations were displayed on the level up screen, as it was somewhat counter-intuitive.

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Concerning the Twitch session… We still have no information regarding the exact date. Of course, we’ll keep you updated!

That’s all. Have a nice week! 

 

Some previous updates:

Weekly Update #59: Twitch news and debugging

Weekly Update #58: The Mini-Norn bug

Weekly Update #57: Special abilities and XP

Weekly Update #56: The Localization

Weekly Update #54 – 55: Let’s have a Mojito to celebrate!

Weekly Update #53: The Altar Machine

Weekly Update #52: Stock your items and new way to switch worlds

Creatures Online Update #59

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Weekly Update #59: Twitch news and debugging

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Hello everybody,

Last week we still did mainly some debug. It was actually various tasks, also different as for workload (some of them required the modifications of few lines of code, while others took longer…) :
- Fixed some invisible sprites
- Resized some textures to fix assets compilation
- Fixes related to updates in the light manager (handling the lights in-game)
- Fixed preload called twice
- …

We also reviewed some item kit products and the descriptions of some chemicals.

Lastly… I am going to have some holidays, from Halloween to the 17th of November, so there will be no weekly update during this time. However, as soon I am back, I should be able to announce you the definitive date about the Twitch session Sophie talked about some weeks ago. As for now, we know it will be during the first week of December.

Have a nice week!


See you next time and (a bit in advance) happy Halloween!

See you next time and (a bit in advance) happy Halloween!


 

Some previous updates:

Weekly Update #58: The Mini-Norn bug

Weekly Update #57: Special abilities and XP

Weekly Update #56: The Localization

Weekly Update #54 – 55: Let’s have a Mojito to celebrate!

Weekly Update #53: The Altar Machine

Weekly Update #52: Stock your items and new way to switch worlds

Weekly Update #51: Rewarding bug and departure of Marc

Creatures Online Update #58

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Weekly Update #58: The Mini-Norn bug

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Hello everybody,

This last week we mainly fixed some bugs.

We fixed a bug with the Crawlers’ light. Crawlers are critters found in the cavern, with a light above their head quite like lanternfishes. Now the light correctly follows the critter’s model while it is walking.

We also reviewed the hitboxes on some agents as they were sometimes hard to select on iPhone.

Finally, we fixed a bug with mini-Norns. Although funny, it was a frequent bug prone to create some other bugs… With this bug, Norns kept a baby body while ageing.

That’s all! Have a nice week!

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Some previous updates:

Weekly Update #57: Special abilities and XP

Weekly Update #56: The Localization

Weekly Update #54 – 55: Let’s have a Mojito to celebrate!

Weekly Update #53: The Altar Machine

Weekly Update #52: Stock your items and new way to switch worlds

Weekly Update #51: Rewarding bug and departure of Marc

Weekly Update #50: Navigation mesh issue and new toys

Creatures Online Update #57

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Weekly Update #57: Special abilities and XP

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Hello everybody :) ,

Here is a small recap of the latest changes on Creatures Online:

-          As you know, the genes you can change in the Splicing machine are cosmetic. But now, you may also discover that sometimes after a Splicing a Norn can have some special “abilities” like repairing the machines faster or gaining more nutriments when eating grass / mushrooms, depending of the Norn’s genes.
It is more like a small “extra”, you won’t be forced to splice a very specific Norn in the gameplay and there is not only one combination possible to have an ability.

-          XP obtained has been tweaked to reduce the gap between players playing with a few Norns and those playing with a lot of them. Basically, having 4 Norns is no longer 4 times more efficient than having only one. It is still more efficient, but not that much.

As for the more technical tasks:

-          We continued to fix rendering bugs

-          We also finished the handling of inputs on Android

That’s all! I wish you a nice week :) .

 

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Some previous updates:

Weekly Update #56: The Localization

Weekly Update #54 – 55: Let’s have a Mojito to celebrate!

Weekly Update #53: The Altar Machine

Weekly Update #52: Stock your items and new way to switch worlds

Weekly Update #51: Rewarding bug and departure of Marc

Weekly Update #50: Navigation mesh issue and new toys

Weekly Update #49:  “Surprise” animation and Android version