Developer Update - "Take me to task" edition
It is good to see some excited players out there. It always fuels my fire
This time I am going to talk about a feature from the first game that is being overhauled for Part 2.
The task list was a semi late addition to the last game and I think it helped a lot of people complete the game. The basic structure remains the same. The task list is updated with any known information you get and helps the player remember the "quests" they are on. This system of an updated list is also going to play some different roles in the game this time around.
The first big change is the "help" function from the first game starts out very sparse as you already should be familiar with the Adrift Basics from playing the first game. As you unlock now features the help list will be updated with those commands to remind you what options you have available.
On top of the "help" and "task" there will be a handful of other such features that will help the player in some way. These will unlock over time and would be spoilers, so you have to discover those for yourselves.
Regarding the upcoming public release I wanted to take a moment to give a small primer.
The release is a demo and is not balanced for normal play. It will be very sparse on content and might feel a bit "boring". It is the same version released to the supporters earlier this month and was intended only as an introduction to the new setting and some of the characters. It has no end markers and if you decide to try it out I would not plan on using a save from that version in the next release.
Development on the first "real" release is going very well and is on track for January. This is closer to being a complete "chapter" and will have a secure save point and end marker.
Have a nice weekend all