Stellar Stars - Development Blog Post #108
In addition to the progress of the multiplayer league/versus mode, today's new game patch introduces a revamped special skill - Beat's 5-hit combo!
In Stellar Stars, a crucial part of the multiplayer experience is to be able to enjoy the game with your friends. Be it in the free-for-all custom matches or the survival co-op mode (more about this in the future), playing with your friends brings the gameplay experience to another level.
And that is why in Stellar Stars, while it is still a work-in-progress, you will be able to create custom game rooms!
So what happens after you have entered a name for your game room? That is when you will be brought to the newly created game room! While the game room is still a work-in-progress, here are some sketches that will give you a rough idea of how it will eventually look like.
While there are many other ways of going about designing interfaces, I always go back to sketching. Sketching multiple versions for the same interface always help in choosing the one that fits the best. And it is always faster to change something in a sketch than say for example, in code.
So in today's patch, while you can now create a new game room, this is what you will see.
What? That's kind of empty! While it is the norm for games to only release new features after they are completed, Stellar Stars isn't your average game. That is also why 2 new game patches are released every week for Stellar Stars!
This makes it easier for you to check out preview versions of new features! And in turn, it's easier for you to provide feedback and suggestions to help improve the game too!
Therefore, as it is still a work-in-progress, you will only see your player information and the icon for your selected character (i.e Beat by default).
And in preparation for the multiplayer experience, Beat's special skill, the 5-hit combo has been revamped! Instead of teleporting to the nearest enemy,
Beat now dashes forward! And any enemy that is in the line of fire will be hit!
The reason behind this change is simple. In order to craft an awesome multiplayer experience, it is important to balance the characters. So if you think about it, you will definitely use your special skill against other players (and vice versa).
So what do you think of today's new patch? Experience it yourself and have fun!