Dev Blog 29 - Oops

Sorry about the lateness. I’ve been having some extraordinary personal revelations, among other things. But BitesDev is finally here to bring you the most wonderful news: It’s “Dev Blog 29” !

upy is not amused

I’m rather exhausted since I just finished my daily exercise routine. (It’s Dance Dance Revolution 1 hour, OK?) So we will just jump right into the update, if that’s alright with you.

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Dev Blog 28 - Get Coin

Once again! It’s the Rolled Out! Development Blog Update! Your host, BitesDev, is here on the scene. Are you excited? You should be. You will be.

Today, we’re going to be talking about *”Coin”* and *”Hole”*. But before we move onto that, we have to talk about the HUGE news that has been taking the gaming scene by storm. The news everybody is talking about. It was revealed so recently, haven’t you heard about it? Who knew a game that began with its roots in the indie game scene could have made it so far…

That’s right. Rivals of Aether Definitive Edition has released. Please, go check it out!!! This game is awesome, and it deserves so much love for being an amazingly original and standout title within the platform fighter genre. It’s even on Switch! There’s no excuse not to play it!

Huh? You thought I was referring to that new Smash Bros. character? I don’t even know what the hell you’re talking about.

Anyways, let’s jump right into the update.

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Dev Blog 27 - Crying In The Club Right Now

Hello to all! BitesDev here. It’s my birthday soon! You had better get me a really nice gift. I’m going to be turning 23! Or 24…? I’m not even that old yet, but I’m already having trouble remembering the exact age. When I’m in my 60s, I’ll probably be going around telling people I’m hundreds of years old.

Speaking of birthdays… did you know that it’s the 5th anniversary of UNDERTALE’s release? Go play it if you haven’t, yet! It’s a huge source of inspiration for me as a writer, as well as my sense of humor. I basically spent the last 12 hours reminiscing over all of my old UNDERTALE fan art with friends… listening to the concert… We all sat in a voice chat and cried for 3 hours straight, essentially.

Indie games are so cool.

Also, unrelated, but I keep accidentally uploading the blog posts with the wrong number and then fixing it immediately, because for some reason, my local folder structure has lost a number somewhere.

oops

What a bother…

Anyways, let’s jump into the update!

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Dev Blog 26 - Timezones are haard

Hyello everyone, it’s CraftedCart here this time writing the little introduction this time. Despite the forces of chaos doing their best to try and distract us from game development (…hey, modded Minecraft is fun alright), we’ve been making a fair amount of progress! This dev update’s gonna be a little different this time round - instead of the usual progress writeups we gather from the team, we have something more audio-visual to please the senses. Please, sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience blasting straight into your eyeballs and ear-holes.

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Dev Blog 25 - Is The Witcher A Good Show? I Haven't Watched It So Please Tell Me

Hello, everypony! It’s me, Bites Devastation. Did you hear about that wacky new multiplayer game, Fly Gals? What’s the deal with that, huh?

[THE CROWD STARTS THROWING TOMATOS AT ME]

Okay, I deserve that one. But for real - Fall Guys is awesome. I have been spending almost all my free time playing it with my friends! I can’t wait to see what kinds of new minigames they add to it moving forward. It’s given me a lot of fantastic inspiration, as well.

Unfortunately, we don’t have much to show this time around - we’ve just been focusing on some important back-end stuff. The kind of stuff which is kind of difficult to demonstrate visually…

But I suppose we can share what’s been happening nonetheless! Let’s jump into it.

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Dev Blog 24 - Something Something Subtitle Something (Suggested By My Friend)

It’s 2 days late because I’m tired of doing work on the weekends!! Get over it!!
It would have been 3 days late because today is a Canadian holiday, but I’m very generous. You should be thanking me, really.

Over the weekends, I’ve been getting back into Garry’s Mod Lua. I used to make all kinds of fun and awesome gamemodes, and I’m back at it after a long break! Check out this thing I’m making for a streamer that I’m friends with:

In regards to Rolled Out!, things have been a little slower over the past couple weeks… but we still have fun stuff to share.
However, we’re not going to showcase any art this time!

[SOUNDS OF CROWD BOOING]

…because we have some really cool stuff that we’re working on, and I think it would be a lot more fun to save it, and show it all at once!

[CONTINUED BOOING]

Suck it up! Trust me, it’ll be worth it. I hope. Probably.

In any case, let’s jump right in!

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Dev Blog 23 - Fashionably Late, As Always

Once again, Brandon posts the dev blog late! What the heck is that dingus up to?

Playing Beat Saber. Yes, really.

I’m loathe to admit it, but I struggle with my memory and ability to focus constantly. Consequently, I am sitting here at 1AM, banging out this dev blog that I should have had ready several hours ago. Thank you everybody for being patient and kind with me - I will try my best to return that generosity, going forward.

In the meantime, though… we still have lots of awesome stuff to share! Let’s dive into the update.

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Dev Blog 22 - Run, Run, Run, As Fast As You Can

Hello! I am writing this to you from Mars, because everything on Earth was making me mad, so I left. Technically, I uploaded this post 7 minutes ago, - it just took a while to get to you.

Thankfully, even though the latency is several minutes from Earth to Mars, I’m still able to play against others in one of my favourite games of all time, Super Smash Bros. Melee, thanks to Project Slippi somehow adding online play with rollback.

I wonder if some kind of rollback netcode would make online multiplayer with Rolled Out more consistent? Probably not. But maybe. No it won’t. Yes it will ❤

Let’s get into the update.

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Dev Blog 21 - I Actually Wonder If We Have Any Kind Of Character Limit For The Titles Of These Posts. Now Is As Good A Time As Any For Me To Find Out, I Guess - And Yes, I Am Capitalizing Everything Here Manually, We Don't Have Some Kind Of Auto Formatting To Do It All For Us. I Know It Isn't Correct Title Case, But I Do It Like This Because I Think It's Funny, So Get Off My Back

Have you ever seen a nonogram before?

nonogram

It’s a simple, yet satisfying kind of puzzle to solve. You’ll be familiar with it if you’ve ever played Picross!

I’ve been surprisingly obsessed with them for the past week or so.

big nonogram

I wonder if I can find some way to incorporate a nonogram into a level. Yes, I can see it now… invisible floors, aligned with the blocks of the puzzle…

Wait, that’s stupid. Nevermind.

Let’s jump into the update!

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Dev Blog 20 - Everything Is Terrible, Except Videogames (Which Are Only Kind Of Bad)

Greetings! Everybody wants consistency and something to look forward to, so we’re happy to share with you the outstanding progress we’ve made in the past couple weeks.

I have two big announcements, which I’d like to make right away! First: we’re finally comfortable sharing our first public roadmap.

https://public.3.basecamp.com/p/6FMRNcviVKZfjPYtvP58UMJ7

As we move forward we intend to add more specificity, and potentially shift items around. But we think this is what we’re ready to roll with! And to clarify, none of those features you see in ‘Future Releases’ will ever cost money. They will be delivered as totally free updates!

And for the second big announcement: this is a new ball you will be able to unlock in the game.

pumpkin baby

Just kidding.

Also, please don’t download that image to your computer - this is my only copy of it. It’s also cursed, and will manifest in your bathroom during the evenings.

Let’s jump into the update!

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