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This update introduces the gate block which is used to forward signals from the trigger block and perform logic operations on it.

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In this update I want to show you the new gate-block. As with every update I made a small video to explain the new block and to show some things that you can build with it (note that the graphics are not final and will be improved in future versions):

As shown in the video, the gate is a block which is most commonly used together with the trigger block. It is supposed to forward signals and also perform simple operations on it. This allow you to automate and synchronize different processes.

Basically there are three different operations:

  • Negation (Inverts the output-signal)
  • AND (Like the Boolean AND function - If there is more than one input it creates a signal on the output if there is a signal on all inputs)
  • OR (Like the Boolean OR function - If there is more than one input it creates a signal on the output if there is a signal on at least one input)

The gate block is for everybody who wants to go more into depth and build really complex stuff but at the same time you don't necessarily have to use the block in order to win a game.

As I wrote on my blog, I will focus on improving the graphics and implementing things that should be in game at launch in the next weeks.

If you have any feedback, ideas how to make the game better or even ideas of blocks you would like to see in the game, just write a comment below :)

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jimutt
jimutt - - 31 comments

That looks just great! :)
I'm really looking forward the first official version!

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