Thursday, 20 September 2018

Thursdays = Dev Stream Days!


Hello!

That's right, Thursdays are Dev Stream Days! We'll be chatting all things Off Grid, show you in-game play, hacking, modding, and more...

Here's what you need to know:

When:

Every Thursday

What time:

5pm BST / 12pm EDT / 9am PDT

Where:

https://www.twitch.tv/semaeopus

Ask questions via twitch, or in our Discord's #hack-the-planet channel! Join the discord here: https://discordapp.com/invite/NDEVwBJ

ICYMI: We've done a couple dev streams already! One featured hacker Darren Martyn, Pwnsauce of LulzSec fame, and in another, Rich intro'd the game and went through some basic lua device scripting.




Videos are also posted to our YouTube channel after the fact - hop on over there and have a gander:
https://www.youtube.com/offgridthegame

Hope you can tune in!

The Off Grid Team 


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Monday, 3 September 2018

Discord = OPEN! Dev chat TODAY 9pm BST / 4pm EDT

Good news!

We've been having fun today with a little soft launch of the Semaeopus discord server!

We invited our newsletter subscribers in for a little *exclusive* dev AMA session earlier - and now we're ready to welcome the rest of you out there in the big, wide world.

Join us in Discord!


https://discord.gg/NDEVwBJ

Get your questions ready...


The devs will be online again at 9pm BST / 4pm EDT / 1pm PDT today to welcome you and answer any qestions you have!


Look forward to chatting with you soon!


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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Sprint Round Up - 22.08.18 - Refreshed and Ready

When you spend so much of your time behind a screen and a keyboard, a true break from it is an absolute requirement every once in a while!  Just as Pontus hit the woods in Finland last month, this month Sarah and Rich met up with family and spent a week camping in the Rockies. 

Highlights included multiple excited loud-whisperings of 'MOOSE!' while wildly gesturing at a black mass in the trees, only to get closer and discover a cow!  Luckily, plenty of real moose were also spotted throughout the week. 



At the end of it, Rich had an afternoon in Boulder and got a chance to meet up with some local devs, too.

Then it was back to work, of course! 




And so it's time for another sprint update!  Here's what's been checked off the list this sprint:

Level Design

  • Utilised ProBuilder to clean up old geometry and fix z-fighting issues
  • Improved upon player route through existing levels

App System

  • Rebuilt the App System - apps are now actually fully driven by the Lua scripts
  • Expanded the Lua API to add more features specifically useful for apps (but of course available for other systems as well)

AI

  • Data-driven work on AI, which included:
    • Making InterestPoints general
    • Creating Agent profiles to use and/or fix these points

Art

  • New artist on board!  Yesss!
  • New character models completed that will be part of a surprise reveal in the future!  
  • New character concepts for LUT variations of moddable characters

Bug Fixing

  • Fixed multiple bugs and inconsistent behaviours with apps

...plus a bunch of essential biz dev and planning tasks.

SPRINT COMPLETE!


Now we're focusing on the busy sprint ahead as we gear up for some big upcoming deadlines.  A couple of us are headed to EMF at the end of August for a weekend of making, breaking, hacking, crafting, ingeniuty and fun.  If you're planning to be there too, get in touch with Rich on twitter and ask to play the demo!

Thanks for following along!

The Off Grid Team


If you haven’t already - be sure to wishlist Off Grid on Steam - each wishlist makes a big difference to us, and we really appreciate your support!

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Sprint Round Up - 26.07.18 - Hot Devices

This sprint someone (Pontus!) spent a good chunk of it hanging out by a lakeside cabin in Finland.



The rest of us weren't envious AT ALL, of course, while we plugged away at our tasks while melting in the unusually hot English climes!  Here's what we accomplished:

Monday, 18 June 2018

Sprint Round Up - 18.06.18 - Cheat to complete!

This sprint included a major milestone… playing the game from start to finish! :D



That may be stretching the truth a bit, and included a bit of cheat… but here’s the detail on that, along with the rest of our work this sprint: