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Accessible Autocomplete Box

In this post we’ll cover some information and challenges in creating an accessible autocomplete box. A good autocomplete box is accessible by default and will allow all users to navigate intuitively, either by keyboard or mouse. Many of you may have used an autocomplete box before and not even realized that the keyboard shortcuts intuitively used were also there to allow impaired users access to the same functionality.

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Update Changelog 2018-May-09

Welcome to another content update for Tau Station, introducing a new mission and various improvements and fixes, such as a few stats display corrections. The implementation of private ships is very close and the narrative team has been working on more exciting missions for you. Read on to see all details about today’s game update.

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Tau Station Status Report: April 2018

April is over! Time to have a look at what was achieved last month and what the team will be working on for May. The biggest milestone in April was, of course, the live launch of Tau Station; we’re very happy to welcome many new citizens already! The process of expanding the game with weekly content updates will be continued, and a major feature is coming closer. Read on to learn more …

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Update Changelog 2018-May-02

May starts with a big content update. Following the request of many citizens, all stats now have a timer that indicates the duration until the according value is at 100% again. The team was able to handle a lot of detailed reports regarding missions and texts as well. Thanks a lot everyone! Additionally, “My items for sale” at the Public Market now shows the quantity of a stackable item listed; another request from our community. Read on to see all details about this week’s update.

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Community Spotlight: A First Player’s Guide

Tau Station is happy to present the very first “Community Spotlight.” This series is dedicated to remarkable activities coming from you, the community! If you haven’t already, you might want to visit the “Player’s Guide” created by moritz, which is supported by a few other very active and experienced community members. Thank you, all!

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Update Changelog 2018-Apr-25

This week’s update brings back two missions, the first parts of Spaceship Operations have been unlocked at Universities, you can activate optional desktop notifications for chat mentions and more. Read on to learn all details about the latest content update…in parallel, a major feature is in development for you.

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Extending Economic Exchange Conditions

In earlier articles we introduced the economic exchange system we use to help us build Tau Station. Further publications explained how it helps us to write clean code and simplify our combat code. In this technical blog post we look at the economic exchange system in a little more detail.

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Start Your Adventure in Tau Station Now

Today marks the end of Closed Alpha and the birth of Tau Station! Today we celebrate by opening access to everyone, for discovery and exploration of the Tau Station universe.

For those who love to read, love to play, and love science, Tau Station offers a unique narrative experience which evolves with your choices. But be warned, in a post-Catastrophe galaxy where most people are just struggling to survive, there isn’t always a clear way forward or a happy ending to be found.

Hone your perseverance. Humanity still doesn’t know who or what caused the Catastrophe: the horrific near annihilation of  humanity. Or whether it’s going to happen again …

Now that you’ve been warned, enjoy the freedom to become who you want to be in Tau Station! The universe awaits.

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