Hello all you Metropolisimers? Metropolisimites? Metropolisim-lovers? Hmm..need to work on that. Open to suggestions. 🙂
First of all – HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a fantastic night to ring in 2019. I will be honest, I was at home working hard on the game, but I did get up at midnight and give the family a kiss and take a moment to reflect and be thankful for a great year in 2018.
2018 will be a hard year to beat, but I’ll be darned if 2019 isn’t going to be amazing too.
2019 is the year Metropolisim will launch into Early Access and you will all get a chance to play it for yourselves. I am still working on an exact date when that will be happening, so more to come on that. But before we get to that point I still have lots more development diaries planned with information to share about the game.
The next development diary will be coming in the next two weeks (mid January or so) so please look forward to that. Dev Diary #3 will be focused on citizen pathfinding, movement, and public transport usage. It will most likely contain a video so you will get to see the game in action.
Right now I am trying to polish a few of the systems that serve up that functionality as well as the UI so I make sure that when I show you guys the game it is up to my standards and the standards you all expect and deserve.
In the meantime, here’s a quick look at a work-in-progress version of one of the UI elements. This is the citizen detail panel. It still needs a lot of work but it should give you an idea of the type of things you’ll be able to do with the citizens of your city. Things like see where they live, where they work, where they’re going, and follow them (if you want to be a little creepy.)
Also, dig into their current mood. On some of the hidden tabs will be more really in-depth and exciting things like their income, details about their family, etc. So excited with how much detail and interaction I’m going to be serving up and putting at your fingertips when it comes to the residents of your cities.
I know a lot of you have been asking questions in the forums and I haven’t been able to respond lately. WIth the holiday season and everything going on I haven’t had time to do much, and what free time I have I spend working on developing the game. I promise I will be jumping into respond to as many of you as I can in the coming weeks.
Thanks again for following the development of Metropolisim and I look forward to sharing more with you soon.
Wishing you the best in the coming year.