Asteroid Day was this week and Mac has prepared an amazing piece of concept art matching the theme. If you missed it, check it out here. Besides that it’s been a relatively slow week. But as usual, find all the details below!


Just as expected, nothing to report from my department this week :)


To get the week started I wrote a component that lets a player search for another player by name. So far we had no such component, but I think it will become handy at various places in the game. It works by entering a few letters of the player’s name you are searching for and then the server returns a list of users that match these letters. The component lets you select a player.

I used this component to implement 1-on-1 chats. If a player wants to start a conversation with another player she knows by name she needs a way to select this player.

The component helps with that. The player selects the name, clicks a button and a chat channel will be opened that is private and only the two players can access it. This channel will be persistent, ie if they want to talk again at a later point in time they will get the same channel with all its history etc.