The Black Death

Dev Blog #52: Dev Update, Founder’s Name Closure & Community Moments 2017 Submissions

Greetings citizens of Mercia and welcome to Dev Blog #52!

We’ve got a Dev Update, our Founder’s name closure, a new form open for your Black Death moments and memories of 2017 and details of our next Blog posts!

Dev Updates

There is a lot going on behind the scenes here at SIG. We have been gathering your feedback from the Steam Forums and also our feedback survey that we ran. We are currently working on a range of things for The Black Death. Some of these are as follows: Procedural loot system, Combat/fighting and also work on our AI. All of these tie into core areas of The Black Death so these may take some time for us to refine as we work on improving them.

We hope to bring you a Beta build on our Test_Beta server this weekend with some new changes added. As this is the weekend just before Christmas, if we do have an update to our Beta server we hope that you will all understand if there are issues present. This is of course intended as a testing ground for updates and patches. If you do find anything be sure to report it over on our Google Bug Form.

Our Weekly Q&A will also be making a return to our Dev Blog’s in the new year, thank you for all your submitted questions. We certainly do have a pool to fish from!

Founder’s Discord Channel Locked

Thank you to everyone who sent in their Steam Usernames/ID’s on our Founder’s Channel over on our Discord. This channel is now locked and set to a read only state for archiving.

As a reminder these were the categories for submissions, if you fell into one of these  or all of these you could submit your name to us, before the 15th December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT time.

– Are a long standing member of the Community
– Have been helpful to other Community members and shown kindness
– Have submitted Bug Reports to us through our Google Form or by Email

We will be checking through all of the names submitted to us, and your Steam ID’s to check against the above to verify the status of your submissions. These will then be added to a future update of The Black Death and those selected will be included in our Patch Notes.

Your Community Moments & Memories of 2017 – Entries

It’s coming up to the end of 2017, it’s gone so fast! There has been a lot that been

going on and just like last year everything will be documented into our “end of year” Blog Special in a Part 2. If you missed last year’s post here is a link: Dev Blog Special: The Journey So Far… These questions and your responses will be included in our  Plague Moments & Memories Community section, just like last year! But this time with extra information!

Please include your Steam Username in the last question if you would like your name to be credited with your responses and screenshots too.

Closing date on submissions: 2nd January 2018 at 11:59pm GMT time!

The Dev Blog Special Part 2 will be posted out on the 3rd January 2018 at 6pm GMT time!

Below is our Google Form for submissions, this should appear embedded directly into this webpage on our Blog. If you cannot see this form for some reason there is a link below that will open the Google Form into another tab. Thank you in advance for all of your submissions!

Community Moments & Memories of The Black Death 2017!

That’s all for this week! Just to let you all know there will not be a Dev Blog next week as the SIG team are off on their Christmas break. You can look forward to our Dev Blog Special Part 2 arriving on the 3rd January 2018 at 6pm GMT time!

From us all here at Small Impact Games we wish you all a very Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2018!

// The SIG Team

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