It just keeps going and going and going and going and going and going and…
At 12:59 World Editor is back up and running after a short lunch break. Sausage rolls — sweet rapture! The perfect food for any mapping binge.
It’s totes like 24 or something. Toilet breaks all happen off-screen here, too!
Let’s leave terrain for now, that’s easy. Or at least, will be easy but since I plan to make some nice big prefab props may be a little time consuming. Let’s see how far we can get before lunch-time rolls around.
The Worm Ouroboros, that forever eateth its own tail.
WtFSA spawned RDZArena spawned This Wreckage… Spawned Arena Y4 spawned Project Y4 spawned… Arena Y4 again?
As the old Andy Willams song goes, “it’s the most productive time of the year”. Project Y4 might have been on the backburner since its release, and Brownscape: Torment may be revving up in the shadows (it might even have a proper name soon), but three years after Arena Y4 surfed into life in the run up to crimbo, it seems only right that we take the season of joy and love to open up the dialogue about R02 — the long-prophesied content-focused update.
On Sunday, I played through Project Y4. That’s nothing new; I’ve been playing varying bits of it regularly for ages.
The difference is that this time, I went start to finish without using a single debug cheat. I don’t know if you remember that particular milestone from This Wreckage‘s development cycle? Maybe you don’t, but I think you can imagine what it means.
It means that Project Y4 R01 is almost ready. It means that I’m going to announce a release date. It is, for better or for worse, quite soon.
I don’t like playing incomplete maps, but they’re all the rage these days. Put out an endless “beta”, where the main quest just stops halfway through, and pretend to everyone that you’ll ever actually finish making the damn thing.
So it’s always been my philosophy that things should be released when they are complete (barring the inevitable fields of bug fixes).
Of course, with something on the scale of Project Y4 I’m beginning to realise that this may not be the best strategy…