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!

Changes to the interface to make room for chat

The user interface will be changed slightly to make room for the new chat button. The three level buttons will be a drop-up in the future.

Screenshot showing UI changes to make room for chat button.This also gives space to the Reset level and Load level features I want to add.

Beta and Pro Bug

Quick not to say that I found a bug that results in Beta smilies and bricks not working in all rooms. I am aware of this bug and is working on fixing it!

Beta 0.8.1.0 is live – Earn Beta & PRO for free.

As most of you have already noticed I just released Beta 0.8.1.0

This is a minor release that introduces the first few background changes needed to get chat working.

Additionally this update also introduces SuperRewards as a payment method for Beta & PRO. SuperRewards allows you to earn EE Coins which in turn can be used to buy Beta & PRO. To get started simply goto beta.everybodyedits.com, login and click Earn EE Coins

This is how it looks in game:

Chat Preview

As most of you know, I am working on chat. Here is the first ever public screenshot…

Everybody Edits with chat

To ensure that the chat is not annoying while playing the game, chat bubbles & names will only be visible when:

  1. You are standing still.
  2. You have the chat input field visible (Clicking the chat bubbles in the UI or pressing enter)
  3. Your name where mentioned in a message

The visual style of the chat will change slightly as i port it to Flash, but the final result will be very close to the above screenshot.

Ping

So there has been a lot of speculations about the lag of recent updates in Everybody Edits. The truth is that I have been extremely busy. Sadly the result hereof has been that I did not have the time I wished to put into Everybody Edits development.

The good news is that I am back, on monday the 15 development on Everybody Edits will return to it’s old fast update cycle! Step one is chat, thus stay tuned!

/Chris

 

 

Status update – Facebook and Security

On wednesday Player.IO – the technology platform powering Everybody Edits – released a new API called Sitebox which make Facebook Applications development practically easy. Given this new toy, to play with, I decided to diverge from the todo and put some effort into creating a real Everybody Edits Facebook experience.

The result of this work is now online and can be seen here: http://apps.facebook.com/everedits/
If you like Everybody Edits, do me a favor and go invite all your friends!

Sadly an already existing and fairly known website have already registered the application url /EverybodyEdits/ so I had to go with the less impressing /everedits/. I am currently petitioning Facebook to have the other application removed.

As part of the update I had to convert Everybody Edits to use the new OAuth based Facebook API a process that turned out to be a little more complicated than expected. I therefore apologize to everybody who have experienced issues with Facebook authentication over the past few days!

While rewriting the authentication code I also ran into a pretty bad security error that allowed anybody to become rainbow gods. Apparently a few people (Impressive) had found the flaw before me, which accounting for a lot of Admin abuse reports. The good news is that this flaw is now fixed.

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