Development updates and release notes for RPG in a Box

New Features/Changes:

  • Added initial skill system implementation with a few built-in effect presets (healing and temporary stat buff/debuff - many more to come!)
  • Added "Skills" section to the Stats Editor for defining skills for your game (skills can have one or more effects, including custom scr...
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New Features/Changes:

  • Added initial implementation of subfolder support for resources (all types except maps, folders must be created outside of the editor until a future update)
  • Added new functionality to the "Loot Drops" section of the Combat Editor allowing multiple items per loot drop (with...
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  • Fixed an issue with the default example game where the "Tool Item UI" setting (in the Game Configuration's User Interface section) was not enabled by default (preventing the hammer from being selected)
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  • Added initial implementation of day/night system (enabled on "Day/Night" gameplay tab in Game Configuration dialog, with settings for cycle duration and lighting presets)
  • Added "Use Day/Night Cycle" setting on the Map Properties panel of the Map Editor to indicate whether or not the map should use...
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  • Added ability to rename lighting presets in the Map Editor and moved button toolbar to allow more room for the preset dropdown
  • Added warning message to Map Editor that displays when the pending tile would overwrite an existing tile at the current coordinate
  • Added setting to the Map Editor sectio...
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  • Added initial implementation of Quest Editor with ability to define quests (with settings for name, description, completion script, failure script, and tags)
  • Added built-in Quest Log widget to display the player's current quests (accessed in-game via management screen, can be disabled in Screen Ed...
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New Features/Changes:

  • Added project template section to the Game Manager with options for blank project, bare bones project, default example game, and a new example game based on Kenney's 1-Bit assets
  • Added new models to the Asset Library that are based on Kenney's 1-Bit assets and are used by t...
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New Features/Changes:

  • Added billboard sprite support to character models (8 directional sprites are generated from the 3D model, with support for manual sprite drawing coming later)
  • Added "Multi-Directional Sprite" checkbox to the Model Tools panel for indicating whether a model should show 8 di...
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New Features/Changes:

  • Added support for custom functions to the Bauxite scripting language (see "Script Syntax" docs for syntax and example function)
  • Added support for multiple textures per model frame in the Voxel Editor (add/switch textures from the Model Tools panel)
  • Added "Set Entity Textu...
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New Features/Changes:

  • Added initial (experimental) implementation of enemy spawns (configured in the Combat Editor then assigned to a group from the Map Properties panel in the Map Editor)
  • Added initial (experimental) implementation of pushable functionality (enabled for objects via the "Pushabl...
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