Month 5 of Landlord’s Super Early Access.
The Lout Update has been finished, and will be launched shortly (4:00pm 30th Sept). Most of the time this month was spent on getting this update as stable and polished as possible, though more recently I’ve begun to move over to working on the next content update for Landlord’s Super.
Special shout out to everyone who opted into the In-Dev branch over on Steam. Your input continue to help the game grow and expand in exciting new ways.
The Quintessential Construction Simulator
Formally known as the Tenant’s Update, the Lout Update will go live at 4:00pm, 30th of September. You should receive a separate email detailing the contents of the update when it goes live. If you’re reading this on the website, then the details will be contained in the previous blog post to this one.
With the added ability to paint onto and apply wallpaper to secured plasterboard, we soon came to find that visible seams became an annoying occurrence. This was due to the fiddly nature of applying plasterboard (an issue many of you have raised before), and it being very hard to line up plasterboard “flush” to one another. To solve this, plasterboard will now snap into the “flush” position automatically. This means that you’ll never have any unsightly seams, and much of the frustrations of placing plasterboard have now gone.
Another way we’ve improved plasterboard is to group all plasterboard sizes into a single order. This means that there’s only 1 plasterboard order in the catalogue now. You’ll no longer have to worry about matching sizes with the correct number, as the single plasterboard order will automatically resize to fit. The game will handle the annoying work for you.
We’ve also given the player the ability to cut off any nails with the circular saw, so you can make your walls look really pristine.
With the foundations for the game loop laid in the Lout Update, it’s time to start expanding upon the building options available to players. Particularly interior decoration.
Whilst yet to be named, I can reveal the next update will focus on allowing the players to make the inside of the property much more appealing. Work is likely to focus on the following:
- Ability to install Plasterboard on the interior and exterior walls of the house.
- New Tools including Paint Brush and Paint Cans.
- Ability to Paint and Wallpaper Plasterboard.
- Ability to “dye” Concrete and No-Fines mixtures.
- Ability to lay Carpet, Tiling and Flooring.
Work on this update has only just begun, so it’ll still be several more months before it hits the main branch on Steam. Expect features to gradually start hitting the In-Dev branch towards the end of October.
Included in the next update, you’ll be able to repair foundations directly with either the shovel, the all new storage buckets, or the cement mixers.
Champion of the game and exceptional writer, Jeremy Peel did a piece on the “Making of” Jalopy for Edge Magazine. It’s available in the November issue and contains never before seen in-development shots and an interview with Greg!
Hot and fresh off the Discord this month. James Garwingle possible the first person to have the Landlord’s Super soundtrack on cassette (In it’s current carnation, anyway)? and Jimmy looks rather dashing in this pencil sketch by Horn.
Till next month,
Ruta & Greg