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Friday Facts #334 - New poison cloud animation, flying robot dying effect

Posted by Ernestas, Posila, Dom, Klonan on 2020-02-14

The poison cloud animation is a placeholder spritesheet (that kovarex found somewhere on the internet), we have wanted to improve it for a long time, but since it was always such a small detail other things took priority. Well now is the time to finish everything, big and small. Mp4 playback not supported on your device. ...

Friday Facts #333 - Terrain scrolling

Posted by posila on 2020-02-07

Hello, We released 0.18.4 this week, same old same old, more bugfixes, more bugs, more changes. At this stage of development, not many interesting things are happening, we are just polishing what we have. Minor terrain render optimization posila Just a couple days before the release of 0.18.0 I had an epiphany about a terrain...

Friday Facts #332 - More sounds & Map color tweaks

Posted by Ian, Klonan, V453000 on 2020-01-31

Hello, We released 0.18.2 and 0.18.3 this week. In terms of major releases, this one has very few bugs, so we haven't had a lot of pressure to crank out the releases at lightning speed. New Sounds Ian In the sound design department we have been hard at work to bring you a better gaming experience with the help of some new and...

Friday Facts #331 - 0.18.0 release & Train pathfinder changes

Posted by Klonan, V453000, boskid on 2020-01-24

Early this week we pushed the deploy button on 0.18.0 (patch notes). This was quite a surprise to many of our players, as more typically the time between major releases and the scope of the release is greater. However this isn't like the old days, we are trying to keep the size of releases as small as possible (FFF-314). What this...

Friday Facts #330 - Main menu and File Share Shenanigans

Posted by Twinsen, wheybags on 2020-01-17

Up until I looked at the source code, I was always confused about the differences between "Start campaign", "New game" and "Scenarios". New game seems like the same thing as "Scenarios"->"Freeplay", but are there any differences? We then later added a few more bonus scenarios, but they are hidden in the scenarios menu, with no explanation...

Friday Facts #329 - Campaign reassessment

Posted by Klonan, Abregado, V453000, Wheybags on 2020-01-10

Our e-shop is now open again after taking a break over the holidays and new year. We have also restocked our new Factorio sew-on patches, so if you didn't manage to pick one up over the last weeks, now is your chance to order one. Campaign reassessment Abregado, V453000, Wheybags Learnings from the Introduction/NPE After...

Friday Facts #328 - 2019 recap

Posted by Klonan on 2020-01-03

Hello, The office here in Prague is still 'closed' until next week, so not much is happening (so our team can rightfully rest). Things will get cracking again on Monday, and our first task is to get 0.18 done! For that reason, the FFF today is a little on the short side. 2019 recap 2019 was quite a 'typical' year for us. We...

Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision

Posted by Albert, kovarex, Klonan on 2019-12-27

2020 is going to be quite an exciting year for us. We have our 1.0 date set to the 25th of September, and there is a lot of preparation to do. It is no doubt to any of us that we would not be able to have any success without the great community that has developed for the game over the last years, and the support of all our players and...

Friday Facts #326 - Particle emitter & Data cache

Posted by Allaizn, Rseding, Klonan on 2019-12-20

Rseding's recent optimisations of the particle system (FFF-322) made particles much more lightweight than they were before, but it still left particles as rather complex beasts. A quick summary of the possible actions a particle can make during it's update: Move their own position. Advance their animation to another frame. Land in water...

Friday Facts #325 - New Explosions and Particles

Posted by Albert, Dom, Klonan on 2019-12-13

Hello, The year is wrapping up, and we have been hard at work finishing off some topics before we take our Christmas break. As you can imagine, releasing any new version of the game without a few weeks to do bugfixing wouldn't be wise, so you can rest easy this holiday period without the worry of a surprise 0.18 release. New explosions...