It’s snowing in beta 0.8.2.3

As those of you whom are beta members no doubt has noticed, there is a new version of the beta online. Beta 0.8.2.3.

In this version I introduced rooms that only beta members can enter. The reason for this is that I have a lot of new features that I want to test out. At the same time I don’t want to have to use time on updating the old client for each update.

In short, expect lots of new things in the beta rooms over the next few weeks.

It's snowing in the new lobby!

You can see the snow and play the beta here http://beta.everybodyedits.com

[EDIT] Quick edit to say, that my second priority is server stability, so that to should become better for everyone over the next short period.

Beta 0.8.2.2 is live!

Major Changes

  • The game now has a real chat element on the right side

Minor Changes

  • Changed the visual style of scollbars
  • Fixed bug where the beta would forget saved user credentials
  • In game chat is now hidden per default. Hold shift or press enter to see the chat in-game.

 

Beta 0.8.2.2 Screenshot showing the new chat to the right.


Beta 0.8.2.1 is live!

Minor Changes

  • Texts in chat bubbles are now centered.
  • Chat bubbles now stay visible for 15 secounds instead of 10.
  • Holding down the shift key will now result in names and chat being shown while moving
  • Fullscreen now uses bitmap smoothing (things look better in fullscreen)
  • New title screen showing off the new features

Beta Version 0.8.2.0 is live!

Beta Version 0.8.2.0 is now live. Here is the changelog:

Major changes

  • Beta now has an in game chat!

Minor changes

  • Members who have saved worlds can now clear their worlds by clicking a single button.
  • The change level popup will now show the current name of the level.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed bug that would make the game loose focus when using the UI bar.
  • Fixed issue that resulted in facebook pro members logging into beta.everybodyedits.com not getting beta features.
  • Fixed bug that resulted in new beta members not being able to use their beta bricks and smilies in some rooms.

Play the beta now!
http://beta.everybodyedits.com

Quick Chat Update.

As mentioned here there is a bug in the beta access system, when the bug is fixed the chat will go live.

Q&A Session

Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of confusion. Most of it being my fault for not communicating clearly. I have therefore read trough the last few hundred comments and answered the most asked here.

Q: What is the difference between Beta and PRO?

A: The beta program at http://beta.everybodyedits.com is where I test out new features. During testing there is a very real chance that things won’t work as you expect. For instance while testing the chat I will have to temporarily split the backend such that people playing on beta.everybodyedits.com and people playing anywhere else won’t be able to see each other.

I do however realize that most of you would like to be able to play with your none Beta friends in this period. To allow for this use case, beta players signing into the game outside of beta.everybodyedits.com gets PRO access which allows them to use the Beta smilies / bricks outside of the actual Beta.

Q: Will everybody be able to use the Beta smilies / Bricks in the future?

A: No, the beta smilies and bricks will only ever be awarded to beta members. Beta members get those smilies and bricks as a reward for supporting the game!

Q: Will everybody be able to save levels in the future?

A: Yes, I am working on a system that will allow everybody to save their levels. But as most Beta members know there are still issues with the system. I basically do not want to release a system where you can’t clear your level or restore from last save point.

Q: Will everybody get chat?

A: Yep, but as with saved levels Beta members will have a chance to try it out first while I still polish the edges of the system.

Q:  What are EE Coins?

A: EE Coins was a really bad name on my part. A lot of users apparently confused them with the in game gold coins, something I can totally understand in retrospect. I have therefore just renamed EE Coins to Gems to ensure such confusion does not happen in the future.

Q: Why does Beta cost money?

A: Running Everybody Edits cost a fair amount of money. Luckily there is a lot of great users out there who are willing to support the game by buying Beta access.  As a reward they get extra Smilies, Bricks and gets to play with the new features before everybody else. I do not think this is unfair in any way.


Chat Video Preview

The chat is almost done! Here is some video proof:

If everything goes as planned Beta members will be able to chat tomorrow!

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