November consisted of 4 weekly game updates. 7 new missions are extending the story, avatars made it to game, coming with a lot of UI changes and improvements such as seeing your opponent in combat now and new public profile pages. The Ruins got extended by 3 sub-areas, new credit logs help you to check recent balance changes and the CORETECHS sections got cleaned up. Furthermore, careers have been improved, also following requests to show the progress (XP). Read on to see even more details about what happened last month, plus the list of supported browsers.
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This post focuses on our experience of educating on web accessibility across a truly remote team. Read on to gain an insight into how we supported team members spread across Europe and Australia to create an accessible game.
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October 2018 was one of the most prolific months for our young game. A total of 8 new missions were added, we released our first trailer, cycle 200 was celebrated with gifts and a new mysterious mission. Following a Community suggestion, the Station News feature enriches game play, reporting to everyone what’s going on in our growing universe. The new consumable item ‘Termination Pellet’ allows new strategical re-spawns; your wish is our command. Military Stim packs have been updated with a batch of new 3D artwork, now indicating which stats get boosted. Many improvements have been added to the combat system. Read on to see all details about an exciting month in Tau Station!
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In September 2018, the completion of many tasks came to fruition with the release of our third system Barnard’s Star. Barnard’s Star brings 5 new stations, with new jobs, missions and even new local authorities to the game. A help icon now gives quick access to basic tips and several fan sites that share their knowledge with the Community. Furthermore, nearly 50 new 3D pictures add variety to the growing item pool. Aside from many detail changes like adding several confirmations and improved NPC vendor offers, all citizens who unite in a Syndicate have new features like a private forum, a new role for better management, a public profile page and more. Read on to see what was done recently!
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It’s Friday, 31st August – and that means it’s time to review how Tau Station has been improved this month! Among other things, many new courses are available for private ship Captains, Syndicates are improved, a new mission can be played, Discreet Work has received various updates, and more. Read on for full details and to learn what is planned for September 2018!
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A new month has arrived, and it’s time to review what went down in July 2018! The biggest addition to the game is the (first part of) the new syndicates feature. Now you can unite with other citizens in an alliance! Each membership gets expressed by a unique tag shown with your name, e.g. in chat. Speaking of chat, chat’s been updated and extended too. The combat system and private ships received various upgrades, and new 3D artwork, weapons, armor and consumable items have been added. As usual, our monthly status report includes a sneak peek of our plans for August. Enjoy!
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In June, several new features have been rolled out. New PvE campaigns are available in some station’s Ruins, new multi-stims boost more than one stat, you can re-explore missions and in case of death, your gear is now saved and can be picked up at the Gov’t Center of the station you died on. Eight new University courses for combat have been unlocked, credits from career tasks go to straight your bank account now, ship captain’s have reduced maintenance times and you can trade or gift VIP packs again! Read on to see more details and learn about the development plans for July.
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We use Git as a version control system in our development process and GitHub to host repository. Our workflow is similar to
git-flow, but with some simplifications since our product doesn’t use versioning – the only actual version of our game is production. Well, it’s not completely accurate as there are also snapshots of the game on our internal servers, but production is the only version which is accepted for bug reports.
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A new month has started, so it’s time to review what was achieved in May, such as the implementation of the first private ships. As always, our monthly status report also provides a partial glimpse into the development road map. Read on to learn what May brought and what is planned for June, 2018.
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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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