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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

Gameplay
  • 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!

Boats & Banners Alpha 1.0.6 release!

June 9, 2018 by Leonard van Buren

This is mainly a bug fix patch. I did change the way resources spawn, which means players now always have useful resources near their starting location. Here's the full list of changes:


Patch Notes

Gameplay
  • Changed map generation. Resources are now more evenly distributed. Also, land is now easier to find for every player.
Graphical changes
  • Changed & improved many sprites.
  • Added shadows to to game objects.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes clicking buttons didn't work
  • Fixed a crash that happened when the player lost the game.

Boats & Banners Alpha 1.0.5 release!

May 31, 2018 by Leonard van Buren

This update changes quite a lot. The game still needs a lot of balance changes, so I changed the way resources spawn. Only some land tiles now have resources, which makes the game much more balanced. Still, a lot of work needs to be done to make the game more equal, especially once I start to add some more features.

Many other things are now added, including scrolling text which I am quite pleased with! Here are the notes:


Gameplay

  • Changed the way resources spawn. There are now tiles without resources on the map and fewer resources overall, which makes the game more of a challenge.

Graphical changes

  • Improved the smoothness of screen transitions

Various

  • Added scrolling text
  • Changed scout ship's movement speed to 3

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the AI could target units it couldn't see
  • Improved unit movement through Fog of War
  • Fixed button placement in some dialog screens
  • Fixed a bug where building units didn't work

Boats & Banners Alpha 1.0.4 release!

May 19, 2018 by Leonard van Buren

First of all, his update adds Fog of War to the map. Since this game is also about exploration and discovery, it's an overdue change!

Secondly, I improved the textures a lot. Water actually has depth now, which looks a lot better. I'm still not happy with some of the older UI layouts, but overall it's much better than before. I also made a little loading animation:

new loading spinner!


In the next update I'm changing the way colonies work, which will add more variety to the gameplay. Also adding some long overdue story elements.


Gameplay

  • Added Fog of War to the map

Graphical changes

  • Changed tile and unit sprites
  • Added climate-specific tile sprites
  • Added loading animation

Bug fixes

  • Game layout improved on larger screens
  • Fixed various lighting bugs
  • Fixed a bug where scrolling the map didn't work properly
  • Fixed a bug where points weren't awarded correctly

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