Progress Update #10: Tycoon gameplay
Last week we launched the Community Alpha together with the first mission of the Photo Mode challenge. The feedback has been amazing and our community has shown some extraordinary creativity with their photo mode challenge entries.
Photo Mode Challenge — Mission 1 “Animal Companions” winners
For the 1st mission, our Community Alpha testers were tasked to take a photo with their favorite animal companion on Paradise Tycoon. We received dozens of very creative and impressive entries, and picking the best three was not an easy task. However, judged based on creativity, originality and technical performance we have selected three winners for Mission 1:
1st prize: “My traveling companion” -TW: @jejejesit
2nd prize: “Paradise Tycoon — Where The Legend Begings” -TW: @quynhrauhoa
3rd prize: “AVAX gang assemble!” -TW: @buku32741067
Congratulations to all the winners!
Teaming up with Avalanche on Photo Mode Challenge
It’s Subnet Summer and we are teaming up with the best blockchain network on the planet for Photo Mode Challenge Mission 2: “We ❤️ Avalanche”! Show your support for Avalanche, wear the swag or find anything Avalanche related on the test island and snap a selfie. Mission 2 ends next Monday so make sure you submit your entry before that with the hashtag #ParadiseTycoonAlpha
In addition to doing last-minute tweaks and fixes to the Community Alpha, last week our development team also made great progress in the land generation tool. The team proceeded with an issue-free test run creating approximately a thousand islands divided into several land parcels. This was no simple task. To be able to supply even tens of thousands of lands to our player base, a robust system to generate the lands is required. In land generation, we must consider multiple parameters which can make the system easily complex and susceptible to problems. The generation works on a basis of set requirements, like e.g. each land should have a beach for harbor, a certain number of neighbors and a predetermined number of production areas, building slots etc. In addition, the lands will be generated with different sizes and ratings.
The size and rating determine how many production areas and building slots players will have. I.e. the bigger your land is, the more you can produce resources for crafting and building. It also present a bigger challenge. Of course players don’t need to stress about it if they rather play in a more casual way, but for all the completionists out there Paradise Tycoon will give a lot to consider when maximizing production.
Each production area can be used for farming different crops. Crew members can have special skills in growing specific crops. The tools the player or the crew members are using can give a bonus for specific crops, or farming during specific weather, time of day or month. Not only this, but you can also build production buildings to boost different phases of the production process. Especially with larger lands, players will also need to look at logistics and make sure the food supply runs smoothly to make sure the crew members keep working. It can be a lot of work to get everything right, but once it’s done it will definitely give a big competitive advantage in harvest festivals or other events with massive reward pools!