This Week in Superpowers #3

Elisée Maurer edited this page Feb 6, 2016 · 16 revisions

Covering the week of 2016-01-29 to 2016-02-04.

This Week in Superpowers is a weekly report about what's happening in the community!
Superpowers is an open source HTML5 2D+3D game maker featuring real-time collaboration and incredible extensibility.

Community news

Global Game Jam improvements

We spent the week end doing the Global Game Jam, giving us a great opportunity to find and fix many bugs. As a result, the following was fixed or improved:

Next release?

We've been delaying the next release a bit because we're getting close to a first version of the redesigned launcher.

Instead of having a Superpowers v0.20 release that includes the launcher, the server and Superpowers Game, we'll be splitting them into:

  • Superpowers Launcher v1.0: a platform-specific package including Electron
  • Superpowers Server v1.0: a small platform-independent package
  • Superpowers Game v1.0: also a small platform-independent package

Going forward, you'll only have to redownload the launcher from the website from time to time. The server and Superpowers Game (as well as other systems you might want to install) will be downloaded and checked for updates automatically.

By splitting them up, we'll have smaller downloads and faster release cycles. But before that, we need to finish up all that work.

Pull requests and other development news

There are even more pull requests in the pipeline, we'll mention them next week when we've had the chance to review them. We're thrilled by the amount of contributions!

In other news:

Help wanted! ^_^

There are lots of issues in the various repositories for planned features or bugs to fix. We'd love your help so if something tickles your fancy, comment and ask for guidance if needed. We'll be happy to get you up to speed!