What is in the 'to do' list?

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mike1097
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What is in the 'to do' list?

Post by mike1097 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:35 pm

Hello,

Through out the forum, i will often find: 'this is a long term idea' or 'we may implement this later in development'

Could the list of 'to do' be shown as i'm curious? Is there an in-house priority for what you want to achieve within this game?

erasmus
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Re: What is in the 'to do' list?

Post by erasmus » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:15 pm

We have a general set of in-house priorities, yes. I know this sounds like a "corporate, big studio"-level B.S. cop-out, but a *real* answer (i.e. a roadmap with production/release gates, specific details, etc.) to this kind of big picture question is better suited for an official website post and social media blast, not a forum post. To somewhat answer you, so far we've been focusing on moving towards finishing content for characters and balancing content types across different characters as we feel is best, with the general end goal being multiple storylines for almost all characters that could (assuming the player doesn't piss off Frank, etc. :P ) culminate in a big event facilitated by Vickie.

Furthermore, we're adding player-facing mechanics to support the upcoming content we plan on adding. We're also adding behind-the-scenes features and mechanics (or simply code refactoring) to get the engine ready to serve as a baseline in a future title, Office Party. We also want to add a few mechanics to House Party that may be "just for fun" and won't seem attached to any particular content, to again prep the engine for a future title(s). Finally, in the midst of all this we're trying to maintain a decent level of quality prior to coming out of Early Release, right before which we'll likely stop content development for a short time to go nuts on just QA testing and polishing the game up.
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mike1097
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Re: What is in the 'to do' list?

Post by mike1097 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:13 pm

That's cool. Thanks for update! :D

WorldWarIV
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Re: What is in the 'to do' list?

Post by WorldWarIV » Tue May 29, 2018 10:12 am

I was wondering when you think the game will be complete? I'd like to play a definitive version but at the same time I want to try the new updates :D

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Re: What is in the 'to do' list?

Post by erasmus » Wed May 30, 2018 10:54 pm

We don't have a specific ETA, but we are cognizant of the trust and investment that Patreon and Early Access customers have put in us, so we're trying to focus more now on getting core content and major features done for the foreseeable future before moving into a major QA phase prior to our full release. We'd like the whole content push and QA-polish push to wrap up and allow for a full release within *roughly* the next year. Following that we'll still support House Party from a tech support, feature, and whenever possible, content perspective while we work on our next title.
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WorldWarIV
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Re: What is in the 'to do' list?

Post by WorldWarIV » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:44 am

Thanks for the answer!

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