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Update 1.1: Coloured text!

January 31, 2019 by Leonard van Buren

You can now change the AI's difficulty level and choose your colour when starting a new game! They have no real effect yet, as all players have the same abilities. This will change in the next update though.

I also added some more animations and improved sprites, including coloured text. That seems like a minor upgrade, but it was actually really annoying to add. There's also a new patch notes screen in-game, which looks like this:

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Patch 1.1 Notes

  • When starting a new game, you can now change your colour and the AI's difficulty levels
  • Ships can now be repaired manually
  • Improved many sprites
  • Flags are now animated
  • Added coloured text

Update 1.0.9: Ghost ships begone!

January 16, 2019 by Leonard van Buren

This time, the ghost ship issue really is fixed. Before this update, when a ship sank outside of the player's vision, the sprite would not be removed. These phantom ships would then stay around forever. Not a good thing! I expect to never see them ever again :).

Other than that, this update introduces the concept of Cargo, which ships leave behind when killed. This can be anything from free resources to a flag! You can collect them by moving a unit over them.

I also changed the background from a just solid grey to a starry background with parallax scrolling, which turned out pretty neat. This is what it looks like:

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Patch 1.0.9 Notes

Gameplay / graphical changes
  • Units now leave resources behind when killed
  • Improved some sprites
Bug fixes
  • 'Ghost ships' should now no longer appear

Boats & Banners Alpha 1.0.8 release!

December 26, 2018 by Leonard van Buren

This patch fixes all bugs that have been reported! Most notably, the issue where units would still appear after they're dead is fixed. Also added some new sprites, and made a few graphical improvements!

Patch Notes

Gameplay / graphical changes
  • You can now continue playing a game after a victory or defeat
  • Improved the end turn button
Bug fixes
  • 'Ghost ships' should now no longer appear
  • Fixed a bug where borders sometimes didn't appear correctly

Ultra Reversi Online update 1.0.4

November 24, 2018 by Leonard van Buren

This patch fixes the problems some players had with not being able to play online games. The fireworks have been improved too!

Patch Notes

  • Added firework sounds
  • Fixed some text errors
  • Fixed a bug where games sometimes didn't load correctly

Boats & Banners Alpha 1.0.7 release!

November 6, 2018 by Leonard van Buren

This patch actually changed a LOT, but players won't see most of that. 80% of the changes are improvements to the game's code. For example, I wrote a seperate tile-gen library (source code here) and implemented it into this project. The map-gen algorithm is now better (and faster), but it's not really different in terms of gameplay.

One of the gameplay changed is the addition of the Dock building. You can now build units from your colonies, and they will spawn in your dock. The Docks spawn automatically when building a colony, but I might allow players to build their own in the future.

The UI has also been improved a lot. It's smaller and more concise, which I think is a lot better.

Patch Notes

  • Added dock building
  • Units heal automatically in owned tiles
Graphical changes
  • Added more sounds
  • Added new victory screen
  • Added health bars
Bug fixes
  • Fixed unit select/movement bugs
  • Fixed a bug where turns didn't progress
  • Fixed a bug where the AI built colonies from a cross the map!

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