The Platform Shooter progress report

The next alpha version will have two big additions coming. Basic level sharing functionality will finally be available as well as one completely new level block theme. As usual there will be lots of smaller improvements and bug fixes too.

The level sharing at this point will be very basic, but does what it was designed for: Allows sharing custom levels with your friends. User-created levels can be uploaded online, shared levels can be browsed and downloaded. Actual level sharing implementation based on anonymous FTP server is now ready, but since it has received very little testing, I'm expecting quite a lot of bug fixing work here.

Another visible addition is new level block theme called "lab". Most blocks are there, but I'm not completely satisfied with their looks, so I will be making some changes. Doors for the new theme are still missing and I'm going to need new sounds for all the new objects.

The new lab level theme in its current state

I also have plans for significant usability improvements to the level editor, but I'm not sure if I can finish them in time for the next release. I don't want to push the release date too far.

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Posted on 2012-12-04

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