Another day, another quick update!
Changelist is as follows:
- AI now only plays a round if all holes are open
- AI will now no longer ignore closed state for holes after it begins playing
- Fixed guest panel not being scrollable
- Added name display to golfers when the guest panel is open
- Added button to remove decorations
- Added button to remove path
Next up, I’m gonna rework the terrain height panel to give you a better idea of how it works, add an option to close the resort while you’re doing testing, and consolidating the Hole Edit and the Course Holes panel into one!
This update doesn’t make changes to the save game, so you won’t lost anything you’ve built so far!
Thanks to those of you who tested the terrain demo and gave us your feedback! It was very useful!
-The function of the flatten tool isn’t well communicated. It is currently flattening the tile by the vertex closest to the pointer. Need to think of a way to communicate it better.
-Bigger brushes for decorations, so that you can place trees in a bigger area. This is on the list for tomorrow.
-Ability to paint terrain/decorations so that you can just drag and move the mouse around covering an area. This is something I’m still considering, as I’m expecting the gameplay to change once I make tiles cost money.
Which is what I just did. Today’s update is focused on the All Ighty Ollar. I mean, the almighty dollar! From now on, the tiles will cost a specific amount of money (whose value will change a lot as the game gets further in development), making you consider more the kind of course you wanna build. No way to get the money back yet, as that will require actual little golfers paying to play your course! But that will come next month.
I also added a simple bulldozer tool, which basically reverts the tile back to grass, removing any decorations it may have had. Also works with holes.
Only decoration and tiles cost money; removing tiles and moving the terrain doesn’t cost anything.
Here’s a sample course I made:
As you can see up there, I ended up with $4,200 remaining after plotting that hole. Since I started at $21,000, this particular hole cost a whooping $16,900! Is that a lot? I don’t know! Price balancing will feature more on the demos from now on, and I’m happy to receive your feedback!
Thanks for reading!