Just wanted to let everyone know that we have released a new beta branch on Steam "prototype_builds". We have made this branch available so we could get you guys into the latest builds of the game while we continue to develop and optimize them for the main branch. Development on the new backend for the task system is taking longer than expected to get all the bugs sorted, but will be available in the current prototype build.
Additionally an early limited version of the level creator is available in this build. The level creator will start with a limited selection of assets to build with, but this will be expanded on throughout the early access phase of the game. The good news is that with the way we have the level creator setup, you can start building levels now and go back and easily edit them as new assets are made available.
Unfortunately we are still running into trouble with uploads to the Steam Workshop, so you will not be able to share your builds at this time, but we will keep you all updated once this issue is fixed!
Please let us know if you run into any issues or bugs in these tests so we can get them sorted out in upcoming updates. All your feedback and support is greatly appreciated!
We wanted to make a quick update regarding development progress since it has taken longer than originally anticipated to get our next update live on Steam. We have quite a few new and rebuilt systems coming to the game in these next few updates. A few major things we have been working on include a renovated backend Task system that both will improve networking in-game, as well as extended modularity for use in a new system we have been working on. A major new system that we have spent a lot of time recently building and testing is the in-game level creator tool! We know this is a much-anticipated feature and we want to make sure it works as intended before we release it to the public. Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of my control, I am unable to give a confirmed date when this next update should be live as I am currently without access to my development PC. However, I should have it back early next week (Week starting 4/4) and can estimate the update should be live around a week later (in order to complete and test the functionality of the system).