We're back with another addition of our Dev Blog. It's certainly a busy month for StarMade. If you've skimmed the public roadmap you can see there's a lot that is in the works, not to mention the other stuff happening behind the scenes.
One of the things that caught the eye of a fair few players was the planned feature for exporting for 3D printing. The potential for players to be able to actually make a physical 3D model of their ship was quite enticing. So enticing in fact that somehow within a week we had UnknownProcess decide they didn't want to wait and instead try to help the process along by making an OBJ exporter for blueprints that from the looks of the following screenshot seems to work quite nicely.
As a video creator myself I look forward to trying this out myself. Definitely some cool stuff coming out of the community at the moment.
Our Council members who have served a full term will be issued with the Councillor Gold badge to acknowledge their contribution to the community over the course of their time on the council.
If any of them are elected for a second term they will also be issued a new badge to denote that it is their second time on the council. But before that can happen we need to hold a new election.
It'd be around this time we'd actually start the process for applications for citizens wishing to put their name on the ballot to potentially be elected to the Council of Intergalactic Representatives. However for this particular time we're going to delay that slightly to coincide with another exciting thing on the horizon.
Some will have noticed in the roadmap that we have a new launcher on the horizon. Well it's just around the corner, and coming with it will be a whole new launcher layout, simplified for players, and with a bunch more content to sink your teeth into. It will support everything from creating a registry account, to simplified version control, community content, support, a more visually stimulating news section and more.
You may be asking yourself, why are we delaying the council applications then until the launcher is released? Well as part of the launcher we're including a council section, where the latest news from the council can be read, easy access to give your opinion on polls and discussions they are conducting, and all the news regarding being able to apply and vote in the elections for our council members. We want every player to be able to have their vote on who they want to see representing the community as a whole, regardless of the community they're with. So we're including the council into the launcher, so that whoever you are, if you're playing the game, you're in touch with what's happening in the StarMade citizen community as a whole.
All going to plan we should be seeing the new launcher come out by the end of June, so expect that you'll need to update to see that. The second game launcher, that includes all the game settings, display settings, as well as the actual single player and multi player connection settings; will have a replacement at a later date. This first launcher update will see some functions shifting though.
Needless to say we're excited for some of the new stuff coming in the next few weeks, so stay tuned and thanks for playing StarMade.
Until next time.