Update 29 And Beyond
Hi everyone, good news! We’re pleased to announce our new development roadmap for Interstellar Marines.We’ve decided on a 4 month development period, with a tentative deadline for each update and new priority system for WIP content/features.
The priority system will sort tasks into “need, want, bonus” categories. The Game Director will designate what needs to be done, what he'd prefer volunteers do, and bonus items that can be chosen by the volunteers themselves.
Anything that is not ready will be pushed to release in a later update rather than delaying the current update. Progress will be updated on our Trello page and social media, so be sure to check them out to see what is being worked on.
As a player, what does this mean for you?
The priority system will allow our Game Director Kim (ZPSHicks) to have more time to interact with the team and community, as he no longer needs to plan every little task and detail.
The team will also have more freedom with what they are allowed to work on, so you might end up with some cool random content or features.
The 4 month cycle means more frequent updates, and our current tentative deadline for Update 29 is September 1st.
ITO Testing will continue as usual, and will take place before the deadlines with multiple builds including changes/additions according to player feedback. Once we feel we’re ready to release we’ll lock an ITO Test Build as a release candidate.
To become an ITO tester join our official Discord server and post “!rank ITO Tester” in the role-requests channel. Then you'll receive access to the ITO testing announcements where you’ll find the code to unlock the beta branch in Steam.
During this process we will add reported bugs and include what is being worked on via our Trello page.
We’re very excited to see where this will take us and we will continue to make updates as more progress is made on our social media.
FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
Your Team at Zero Point Software
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