Development Update #14: The state of things
Well, it’s the end the the month and as promised here is an update on where things are at and what has been going on with World Engine. A little while back the team got together and took a long hard look at the state of World Engine and where it needed to go in the coming months. After some discussion, we all came to the same conclusion; World Engine, at its core, has some issues that we simply cannot code around. These issues would require us to tear down a lot of what we have already built and, this being the case, we decided to think a bit more out of the box. In the end, we decided that if we were going to have to make such wide, sweeping, changes we may as well create the project in a system that gave us more flexibility.
Obviously, with a change of this nature, there is going to be some extra time needed to get the project back to where it is today. This transition is already underway and moving along nicely. What follows is a rough outline of how we plan to move the project forward in the coming months.
Phase 1: September - October
- Authentication module
- Updated backend datastore module
- Content creation/distribution module
- UI Framework
- Save/Load module
- Pen tool module
- Roller/Tile module
- Layer module
- Selection tool module
- Eyedropper module
- Undo/Redo module
- Library and Palette module
- UI for above modules
- Shapes module
- Eraser module
- Flood fill module
- Airbrush module
- Additional paint tools added
- Additional layer tools added
Just to reiterate, this is a rough outline and will likely change as things progress. Moving forward, we plan to get updates to our backers more frequently with a bare minimum of once a month.
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Bugs, requests, and questions can also be posted in our forums here: https://forums.mesamundi.com/index.php?forums/general-discussion.50/
You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for reporting bugs / issues or send us some feedback by using our feedback form here: http://d20pro.com/world-engine/world-engine-preview-feedback/
As always feel free to reach out to us, through the various channels.
Happy Map Making & Game On!
The Dev Team