Hey guys, thanks a bunch for all the testing this week!
We've baked another alpha build for you, this time including the amazing ICEGUN!
If you wish you can try this out and let us know how to balance it wrt the other weapons; right now it's not included in any weaponset, you'll have to enable it manually but it will be a lot of fun once you try it! Also we are looking for a nice sound, point us to a nice sample and we'll include it in the next release.
This version won't work on .18 multiplayer, only .19 people will see your rooms (and only games made with alpha2 will work together); be aware that this is an ALPHA release so it may break EVERYTHING (but shouldn't).
Please report any bug on http://code.google.com/p/hedgewars/issues/list we'll highlight the user(s) who report most bugs
Some bugs/features are known but please please test so that they'll get squashed before release!
STAY TUNED FOR A NEW BUILD NEXT WEEK!
As someone noticed on the forums, we're aiming for a release in the next few weeks/month! We've prepared a nice snapshot of the current development tree for you to download!
This version won't work on .18 multiplayer, only .19 people will see your rooms; be aware that this is an ALPHA release so it may break EVERYTHING (but shouldn't).
Please report any bug on http://code.google.com/p/hedgewars/issues/list we'll highlight the user who reports most bugs ;)
Google has just announced Google Summer of Code 2013, the program that brings students in the world of FOSS development by sponsoring them during the summer working on an open source project!
Of course Hedgewars will apply for participation again this year, and perhaps it will host a couple of projects outside the realm of Hedgewars.
No details or idea list are ready yet, but start spreading the word, we're going to have another exciting summer!
Just a quick post to announce 25 new tasks available for GCI participants and a new download for OS X (64bit) which fixes a strange crasher with "The Specialists" mode.
Update: make that 50! We have a total of 100 tasks
Amazing news just arrived!
Although we had no plans to participate to GCI this year, we got involved the same! The good guys at the Copyleft Game Group invited our team to provide a few tasks and mentoring power.
And so we did, we just submitted around 40 tasks that students from 13 to 17 years of age will be able to tackle, along with the other 100 tasks from the group and thousands from all the other GCI organizations.
We finely tuned the tasks to be well self contained and precise, giving pointers to where to start working. Many tasks do not involve coding at all and were designed to simplify approaching open source projects. Being in a larger group also help leverage the load of mentoring so we believe this year will go smooth.
Head over http://gci.copyleftgames.org and start browsing the group task, spread the word with your friends about GCI and get involved in FOSS!