Today’s update is one of the last big ones for 0.4! And it’s about Decorations in Boss Golf!
As you remember form the beginning of this update cycle, I mentioned how I wanted to take a turn to slow things down in the game. As part of that, I created a new system for placing the tiles, whereas the little landscaping guy would go and place the tiles after you finished setting up and approving your order. (If you need a refresh, you can read about it here!
Of course, this wasn’t going to be limited just to the tiles! Same will apply to buildings, facilities and, of course, decorations! In 0.3, you are able to place trees like you would any tile. Continue clicking and more trees will appear, and their position is randomized. You could also drag over a large area and place a bazillion trees at once.
This capability will be maintained in the scenario editor, where you will want broader strokes when building a scenario.
For the regular game, though, slowing things down is necessary. As such, I’ve altered the decoration system to bring you more freedom of placement, and work it into the current landscaping system.
For most decoration pieces, you the manager will place down the markers for where you want that decoration to be. Then the little landscaper that could will come and plop them down for you! As below:
So now you can place your decoration anywhere. Well, mostly. But feedback can always change one’s mind! But this will give you enough flexibility to really beautify your course. And you’ll be able to see your course grow over time and whatnot. Later on also planning on adding the possibility of moving a piece of decoration you placed, so that you don’t need to pay the extreme fees for new trees and whatnot. Saving is caring!
Together with this, I revamped the order system to make it more modular, so that I can more easily expand to accommodate different types of orders and whatnot, and revamped the decoration system to also make it more modular, with an eye for modding potential in the future.
All in all, a solid update. Now I need to readjust the save files to take into account the new changes, and 0.4 should be delivered to you guys soon!
(And if you haven’t signed up for the closed alpha, do so here! You kind folks who support the game at this stage will have some goodies and bonuses for believing in Boss Golf!)
That’s all for today, folks! Stay tuned for 0.4!