This is what we are currently working on!
This week we used a lot if time bug fixing the friends system. Hopefully we can have it out in the hands of everyone very soon. The updates to the friends system is still pending release but we got around to releasing the new police smiley and prison pack.
While we are quite happy with the pack, we are working on a fix for the flickering that happens when you move around.
We also finally got around to moving the coins to the decoration layer, such that you no longer can hide a coin by standing on top of it.
The Everybody Edits friends system is finally here! To allow for this large change we created a whole new section on the Lobby screen where you can see info about you, your friends, worlds, and items.
To invite real friends, simply click the +Add button on the My Friends tab on the new lobby screen, and type in their emails.
When they accept, you will be able to see them, their online status, and in which world they are playing, directly on the friends chat.
Friends have green usernames under their smiley and in the user list.
Also, you and your friends can now chat in-game, even if none of you have full chat.
As we are still testing out the friends system, you have to be a beta memver to actually try it. And since the system is still in beta, we might occasionally clear all friends during testing.
Other changes and fixes:
- The news section has been moved to an overlay that appears when a new version has been released.
- The game will now remember which smiley you were using between games.
- We fixed a bug where a single user could be online in multiple worlds at the same time.
Normally I don’t frequent the fan forum, but when I do, I always find great stuff. Todays amazing find goes out to jakery who produced the below gifs.
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Today we released the easter package which has 5 great easter eggs you can use for your easter themed levels!
We also went ahead and introduced the Carnival background package which takes the art style from the candy package a step further.
If you see Julian, say hi!
He is known as MRSHOE in the game and with his help we should finally be able to get into a regular release cycle!
Julian is the development power behind 99% of the new changes made to the game. Below is the list of all the great changes he has already made to the game.
- System that allows you to view profiles in game rather than going to the website.
- Hold shift to open on website directly!
- Implemented the Sigh smiley
- Implemented the SciFi Package
- Implemented the Easter 2012 package
- Implemented the Carnival background package
- Implemented new profanity filter.
- Rewrote the UI alignment code for better support of 3rd party websites such as Kongregate.
- Fixed a few spelling errors here and there.
- Fixed two bugs that would prevent you from entering into some worlds.
If you are a heavy player of Everybody Edits you will no doubt know that we have had a long period after Christmas where the amount of updates to the game have been close to zero, long story short the co-operation with Peter did sadly not work exactly as we wanted and thus I had to find another solution.
Today I am happy to announce that such a solution has now been found. I convinced a small Danish game development studio called Space Time Foam to help me out building the game and the last week one of their Developers Julian have been working full time adding items and fixing bugs.
We are still just starting up the relationship, but the plan is to have at least one person working full time on the game. Thus if you are an Everybody Edits fan, you have a lot of cool new stuff to look forward to!
Christmas is over, this does however not mean that we are done giving gifts! The following items are now 50% off.
Brick packages which are 50% off
Canvas, Black Block, Candy, Factory, Glass & Secret
Smilies which are 50% off
Angel, Bully, Commando, Girl, Ninja, Nurse, Templar, Terminator & Worker
Happy new year!