Is it just me or is content running low now that school has started?
Version 475.1080 of BYOND has been released. Multiple fixes were included for the pager, development tools, server and game client. Meanwhile, the sound library was updated and options were added for handling file exports. Check the release notes for the full set of changes and download from the site directly if you have problems updating through the pager.
Vexonator has added what he hopes is a more robust customization system to the tactical fantasy Surreal Dreams. He plans to add more features once the bugs are worked out. Meanwhile, players are welcome to report bugs in his forum.
Acebloke is planning to make political ideologies part of the mechanics in his military/economic simulation, Wargames. A choice has been available for players at the start of the game, but it's only window dressing. It will soon be replaced with a dynamic leadership spectrum ranging from monarch to president and committee to congress. Expect a hint of the new system in the next update.
IainPeregrine has announced the dates of GiaD 2010. Developers will be tasked with creating a game that will be started on Saturday, September 25th and finished on Sunday, September 26th. One of the themes has been decided. More are welcome. Keep reading IainPeregrine's blog for more details.
It's been over a month and a half, but Flick's simultaneous battle of planning five steps ahead has yet to find a server. Previously removed from the featured list, Mano A Mano has now been removed from the guild. *sniffle* =(
My turn-based race of space combat, StarScurrier, is almost playable. I'll be looking for testers soon.
My entry for BYOND Casual's Imagination Competition is almost playable though. In theory. There's a rhythm action game in there somewhere, but it's probably going to need a lot of balance tweaks. Meanwhile, the odd time signatures, round-based harmonies and lack of consistent chords might not fit the musical tastes of some... Not that I know what it sounds like yet anyway. I still need to add the audio files. This could suck.
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