Update #23: 2020, Coming In Hot

Hotel Magnate - Simulator Tycoon

The new year is upon us and we have so much to look forward to! After a restful December and a very busy January, it’s time we tell you about all of our plans.

Pre-Alpha

First things first, we are planning on releasing a New Pre-Alpha within the next week. Please note that this is not the official Alpha release but an updated version of the demo that was exclusively provided to our Kickstarter Alpha backers. If you’re one of our KS Alpha backers, expect an email with the updated link soon!

Bug Reporting

Alongside this exciting new update, we are also introducing a new bug reporting system. In addition to the website, this new system will allow players to easily submit bugs in-game. It’s going to be so much easier to report and squash bugs now!

Now onto the good stuff:

T-shirts

Good news! The first sample of T-shirts are ready and the sticker designs are being finalised. We are eager to showcase our new designs and get all of the physical rewards into our backers’ hands very soon. This is the first sample received but we feel that it will look better on a black shirt instead. We are waiting on two other samples, one with a different logo and the other with the standard logo, both on black shirts.

Magnate Shirt Sample

Character Models

The Guest and Staff models have been completed! With a range of different clothing, hair styles and colouring for both we will be able to generate a large range of different looking characters. Now we are moving onto implementation and animation. We can’t wait to show you what our updated models look like in-game with the varying outfit types and accessories.

Fire Spreading System & Fire Fighters 

After changing how the building system works with diagonal/curved walls, fire is the next big system getting some attention, and we are happy to say that your hotel will soon have the ability to burn down. Wooo! It’s a lot of fun watching the fire spread and destroy everything in its path. However, there is hope for your hotel. In conjunction with the fire system, we have been designing the firefighter AI that will act as your last line of defense against complete disaster. Of course, remembering to hire the right maintenance staff and installing fire safety equipment is a great way to prevent misfortune entirely.

We can’t wait to show you more of our upcoming features! It’s going to be an awesome year.

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