Now, in case you missed it, the Frontline Beta has been updated since a few days back! Among the things that have been added you'll find the Arcade rebalance, catalysts that will make your runs more difficult as you beat them, Pins and a whole bunch of smaller enemy changes. The full patch notes can be found here or on the steam community hub, as always! Please let us know what you think, and send us any feedback on what you like, dislike, or would like to see changed :)

Next, work on Marino's Mansion continues! This time it's the library's turn to be made...



We've also been working on an user interface for adding those catalyst you get that will make your runs more difficult! Here we're playing around with various font sizes and colours: 


To show a bit more emphasis on the statue and the catalysts added, we decided to fade the rest of the background into darkness as you play around with this: 


Added 'headlines' with the name of the catalyst you're adding:


Same as above but with more colours:


Then we tried it out with smaller text, making the readability better.


And the end result, big headline, small descriptive text all together in one line and in one colour, which we felt gave the best readability:


Next up, a cellar room used for a quest in the mansion where you need to clear out some pesky enemies that have invaded! Using the Giga Slime Arcade Mode boss room as a base for the size here: 



Time to make that tree stump! I'll be using the tree stump in Santa Fae as a base for the background and make it it fit the theme by adding moss, leaves and some seed things: 



As mentioned before we've been looking into getting new desks for the office, specifically ones you can adjust the height of so you can change whether you sit or stand while working. A little while ago, they finally arrived, and now it's been time to set them up!

First though, quick reminder of what it used to look like. All black desks that looked completely different: 



We had to do a bunch of the assembly ourselves, including drilling our own holes into a table top, which was quite nerve wracking for a bunch of people who spend most of their time by their computers and barely know how to operate a drill!



It all went by more or less smoothly though, and in the end the tables work quite well:


But to be honest, the biggest upgrade IMO is the fact that the office now looks a lot more light and open, with all of us having the same desk as well:




Now it's finally time to get back to work! See you next week :)
Oops, forgot to post this post!

After seeing Fred's sprite for the little sprout, I couldn't help myself but just had to make it's portrait before anything else. It's such a cute little thing that I can only hope the portrait will make it some semblance of justice :3 



So to start off with, Fred has been making a bunch of design ideas for one of the tree stump's inhabitant, the strange tree creature who sells decorative trees for your house: 


In the end, we settled for this design, aiming to keep it a bit cute looking:


And then we have their child, a very small tree, who we first thought would be just a smaller version of the big one:


But then we thought about making it a sapling instead, so Fred made a couple variations for that as well:


Finally, a couple colour variations:


Currently our favourite is the one in the bottom left, which we thought had the cuter face. Next up, its portrait!
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