This update heavily focuses on performance, addressing long-standing android issues, and other technical aspects of the game that had to be addressed. Due to how extensive those changes are, old saves are incompatible, and we are putting out an alpha release to gather feedback from as many devices as possible.
One of the few significant changes include added multi-threading support, android crash fixes, improved assets loading, reduced overall game size (~30% PC & MAC, and ~50% Android), and more.
If you were experiencing performance issues or crashes in the past versions, we highly recommend testing out this new build, it should provide you with an overall better experience, especially on Android devices. Please don’t hesitate to share your experiences in our feedback channel, and if you encounter a bug, please report it in bug reports channel instead. We very much appreciate all feedback we receive.
Susan’s new model has been finished and is included in this release, putting a nail into the Character Overhaul milestone. New model includes dozens of new expressions, a set of school uniforms, muggle clothing, and three sets of underwear.
Hermione’s gift section has expanded and now includes a new set of toys along with three new events. You can get the new toys from the item store and hand them over to Hermione in the same manner you can do with collars, or potions. If you succeed at convincing Hermione to try the new toys, you will be able to access them in the wardrobe, making the deal more ‘permanent’, in a way.
Additionally, Genie’s model has been redrawn from scratch to be more consistent with other characters style wise, and to support clothing layers and expressions.
Another thing we’ve worked on this past two months, is a new automatic update system that downloads and applies updates (after confirmation) as they become available, including engine updates that were not possible to apply by our past implementation. This new method should allow us to rapidly deploy game patches and updates. Update settings can be changed in the options. The updater is available for Mac, Linux, and Windows devices.
The return of Version Control System
Over the past few weeks, we have been working hard to add version control back to the project, and would like to announce the return of a public git repository. Yes, you have heard it right! You will be able to access development versions of the game, track the changes live, and access a subset of git features.
Our new and faithful discord bot will post updates on the server each time there’s a new git event.
The repository can be found here.
Build Archive & Unlimited downloads
As requested, we are now providing a build archive containing the past, and future game builds for all platforms. A link to the archive is available on our website.
Furthermore, you should no longer be affected by Mega transfer limits while downloading the game using our links because we share our transfer quota with all users.
That concludes today’s update post, but more will follow shortly. Stay tuned and have a lovely day!
For a complete list of changes, please refer to the changelog.