Posts by Tomas

Friday Facts #100 - So old

Posted by Tomas on 2015-08-21

so this is the 100th edition of Friday Facts! It has been a while :) Feels kind of incredible that we have managed to put a (more or less) relevant blog post about what we do every week for 100 consecutive (!) times. However, somehow in line with Murphy's laws, there hasn't been much happening this week=) Locked out The beginning of the...

Friday Facts #99 - MP forwarding

Posted by Tomas on 2015-08-14

it is hot here. Really hot. We have loosened our "dressing policy" to "no T-shirt is fine". Both of our fans are running full speed and the fridge is stacked with ice cube plates. People come and go all the time - it is the mids of vacation period after all. Half empty (or half full) office has become a standard these days. Still the work goes...

Friday Facts #96 - The fixing phase

Posted by Tomas on 2015-07-24

the week in the office has been relatively quiet. The whole non-dev department is away, kovarex is flying his paraglide somewhere over Macedonia so in the end there is like 6 of us meeting here to make the game crash less often=) The well known process We have slowly shifted from the "make new stuff" phase to the "fix new stuff" phase. They...

Friday Facts #93 - Furious Finish

Posted by Tomas on 2015-07-03

the summer has hit Prague with full power. The temperatures are above 30 Celsius in the shade. Fortunately, our office is in the old stone building, so the climate here is quite comfortable even without the air-conditioning. Bugfixing week So the original 0.12.0 projected release day is today. And unfortunately it won't happen. We are almost...

Friday Facts #87 - Visitors

Posted by Tomas on 2015-05-22

this week we have finished assembling last pieces of furniture for our office. It took us more than half a year. Albert also put up a big poster in the graphics department room. I guess it is time for an office-warming party ... On the way to 0.12 The week has been spent patiently working through our list of Trello tasks. The effect of...

Friday Facts #85 - Sales Stats

Posted by Tomas on 2015-05-08

today is the national holiday to commemorate the end of the WWII. Yet, surprisingly quite a few of us have met in the office. But the atmoshpere is very relaxed and we will call it a day early. The week has been spent mostly on smaller tasks (quite a few of those were non-game-development related). Trello We had been using Github issues...

Friday Facts #83 - Hide the latency

Posted by Tomas on 2015-04-24

the work on 0.12 are continuing quite well according to the updated roadmap presented in the previous facts. So this is a good opportunity to talk more in depth about one of the upcoming improvements for the Multiplayer - how we plan to deal with the latency. The Latency problem Let's start by defining the problem. You want to play a...

Friday Facts #80 - Crazy Start

Posted by Tomas on 2015-04-03

the April has started in a crazy manner here in Prague. Last couple of days the weather was switching from winter (cold and snowing) via spring (chilly and rainy) to almost summer (warm and sunny). The nature is definitely playing some April fool's jokes on us. Kovarex took some time off to go to Paris with his girlfriend over the Easter...

Friday Facts #79 - Week flies by

Posted by Tomas on 2015-03-27

this week felt very unfruitful yet we have managed to bring at least some news from the Factorio development. Viruses So it is the time of the year when flus and viruses flourish everywhere. The weather is changing fast - one day it is warm and the next one the temperatures drop below zero. There is sneezing and coughing everywhere. I have...

Friday Facts #77 - Theme art ahead

Posted by Tomas on 2015-03-13

the winter is not yet completely over in here. Even though we had a few days that felt like real spring still now it is cold and unwelcoming outside. One more reason to stay in the office with a cup of tea and a screen full of Factorio code. Multiplayer testing During the 0.11 stabilization process we have played quite a bit of Factorio on...