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Greetings, ๐Ÿ‘‹

Hope you’re doing fantastic! The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, from implementing enchanting visual effects to improving the vehicle upgrades section; we canโ€™t wait to show you all the good stuff.

But before we take a closer look at what’s new and why it matters to you, itโ€™s our pleasure to introduce you to the vibrant and imaginative Hinata:

Sun Rays to Guide the Way ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ซ

We’ve added sun ray VFX to show that stand spots are interactive. This beautifies the scene and subtly signals to players, seeing the environment for the first time, that they can click the spots to purchase and set up new stands.

Improved Overlay for Larger Stands ๐Ÿšš

We’ve improved the night overlay for larger stands to enhance your nighttime experience when you own those stands.

Previously, the larger stand sprites were incorrectly placed over some objects at night, disrupting the overall look of the night view. The improved overlay places each element correctly, ensuring a visually coherent nighttime atmosphere.

Worker Placement Updates ๐Ÿง

A noticeable adjustment has been made to the positioning of stand employees when they’re serving customers.

Before, we had workers stationed outside all stands, regardless of context. This broke the immersion we were striving for. Now, except for the burger bike stand, you’ll find all workers properly placed inside their vehicles while serving.

Vehicle Upgrades ๐Ÿšš๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

Tweaking the vehicle upgrades system for better clarity and ease of use was another area we focused on.

You’ll find the names and costs of upgrades listed right beside each option, along with improved visuals in the upgrades area.

We believe these changes will simplify the planning/acquisition of your next upgrade.

We’re eager to hear what you think about these updates. Do the god rays add that touch of magic we hoped for?

Reply to this email ๐Ÿ“ง or chat with us on Discord. ๐Ÿ’ช

And thatโ€™s a wrap for today. Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚

Donโ€™t forget to Wishlist the game if you havenโ€™t!

Live Long and Prosper ๐Ÿ‘‹,
Kunal & Team

 

 

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Greetings, ๐Ÿ‘‹

As we turn the calendar to another month of development, we’re excited to share the latest updates on our journey.

Lunar New Year Festival ๐Ÿฅณ

First off, we are pumped to announce our participation in the 2024 Lunar New Year Festival on Steam China, all thanks to Hawthorne Games!

Donโ€™t miss this great opportunity to check out some of the best games coming out of the region.

Meet the Workers

Keeping the introductions rolling, this week’s spotlight is on Rajesh, another potential worker in your food truck business.

Hover Menus

Our latest implementation of hover menus helps to showcase more data in a visually appealing and easy to digest manner.

Now, without clicking into a locality, you can see important information about the locality and your stands, like the population size of the main segment, income earned by your stand, and lots more.

To manage visual load, many data points will be hidden by default, only revealed when you hover on their related icons.

Top Bar & Pathing Improvements ๐Ÿšถ

Some improvements we made to the top bar and customer pathing include:

  • Increased avatar and locality icon sizes.
  • Animated weather and temperature buttons.
  • A new dropdown menu for the population.
  • Better differentiation between current and forecasted weather in the weather dropdown.
  • Improved customer pathing to prevent customers “walking through” stands.

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ”จ

During the week, we caught a bug that caused a stand’s inventory and cash balance to remain fixed while it raked in sales.

Upon digging further, we discovered the sneaky bug was linked to our latest feedback updates. Weโ€™ve fixed it, and business is right back on track!

Before we wrap this up, I must say we’re enjoying the Strategy/Management/Tycoon demos in Steam Next Fest.

News Tower and, of course, the wildly anticipated Millennia have particularly caught our eye. What about you? Have any demos stolen your heart yet?

Share your top picks and why they stood out to you. Weโ€™d love to hear all about it.

Reply to this email ๐Ÿ“ง or chat with us on Discord. ๐Ÿ’ช

And thatโ€™s a wrap for today. Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚

Donโ€™t forget to Wishlist the game if you havenโ€™t!

Live Long and Prosper ๐Ÿ‘‹,
Kunal & Team

 

 

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