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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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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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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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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March is over and we’re continuing our mission to opening the game registration for everyone soon (a precise date will be announced once we know it). Two major features were added to Tau Station recently. Read on for more details about how the game improved last month and what is planned for April.
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The complexity of Tau Station requires a huge amount of work and care. Extensive research and times goes into every aspect of the game. Be it scientific, historical, or otherwise, we strive to make the Tau Station universe believable and as realistic as possible to further the experience of immersion and enjoyment. Read on to learn more about the ways we spend the time needed to bring this realism into a sci-fi game set hundreds of years into the future…
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February is over. Besides new features, a lot of improvements and fixes have been implemented. Time to look at some of the tasks that were performed last month, and in addition, this status report also provides a glimpse at the future! Around six weeks ago, the second wave of Closed Alpha Testers fastened their seat belts to join Tau Station. For March, it is planned to invite all remaining fans who signed up to our newsletter. Read on to learn what happens next …
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Tau Station has been in Closed Alpha since the beginning of January and we’ve been getting fantastic support from the first Community members who have joined the test. We’re very happy about all of the feedback and suggestions. Around 100 of all participants did the first feedback survey so far, and we’re happy to see an average rating of 7.4 even with the game still in its Alpha state. On top to that, the gaming activity and login frequency are awesome; some of you have already reached level 10+! It seems we have delivered something that you’ve been enjoying. In order to keep delivering it, we need your help!
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So, we have discussed the important of clean code before. That article showed how economic exchanges could clean up otherwise messy steps involved in the processes of cloning. But what happens if your mess is bigger than a single step? – In our new technology blog post, we invite you to join us for (code) combat …
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