Before reading on we would recommend you all to scroll down to the “Behind the scene of Wartile- Setting up the music” paragraph and set the music to run in the background as you read on. It just makes our Announcement sound much cooler.
What is new
We are thrilled to finally be able to release the Adventure Pack 0.7 that brings two new Battle Boards, a fully enhanced Campaign menu and a few new Battle Cards into the mix.
One of the new Battle boards will take you to Jotunheim the land of giants. In the quest to unravel the secrets of the gods you learn about Mimir’s well of Wisdom, from where Odin sacrificed an eye for a sip of its water to gain incomprehensible Wisdom.
The second Battle Board we have added are leading down into the deep caves below Jotunheim, where the Frost Giants and the Jotun Wargs protect their territories against intruders.
Merchant menu overhaul
We’ve received a lot of feedback on two parts of the game we needed to address. First that inability to properly compare items and the lack of ability to compare items in the merchant with items equipped with figurines.
- The merchant now allows you to browse owned items and compare owned items
- The merchant now allows to sort your inventory according to items in the shop (by selecting the item)
- The merchant now handles both selling and buying, as opposed to the Customization screen handling selling of items.
Note that we are still monitoring feedback on the merchant and aim to make more improvements to the functionality and visual layout.
Campaign Menu improvements
- Added a contextual “hint” for each menu to help players understand the menus
- Various menu art updates and menu polish
- Added highlights to help players notify them which menus new things have unlocked in.
- Added tooltips to many parts of the menu that was previously unexplained
- The stat card has received an art overhaul (pending more changes later).
- The stat card now shows the unit name instead of unit type.
- The ability cards in the tavern should now have more readable text. Hovering over ability cards will now make them larger to help readability.
- Added a new introduction screen when starting a new game
- Added a Credits menu
- Various improvements to sound/music in the game
- Various new sound/music in the game
- Improvements to certain figurine bones/animations
- Loading screen improvements.
- The deckbuilder no longer shows duplicate cards. This should help clarify that you can only have 1 of each card in your deck.
- Improved animation feedback in the deckbuilder to help explain what is going on
Behind the scene of Wartile- Setting up the music
Our Sound designer shared a while back a small video of how he was building and testing the music setup in Wartile using the unreal engine.
“ I have taken apart my originally 16 seconds slow paced action music and added randomization to it. All to make it sound interesting, evolving and dynamic instead of being just a repetitive annoying static loop. Those 16 seconds of music easily turned into more than 4 minutes in this video. Longer than each action event will ever last in the game.”
The google questionaire
Some of you might know that we ask for feedback through a questionnaire from the exit menu. This time we have made a more thorough questionnaire to help us get a better overview of your thoughts about certain features, figurines or battle boards in Wartile. It will take about 7-10 minutes and your input is a great help for us to better understand the game experience from your perspective.
Before ending this announcement we also just wanted to share some of the amazing concept work that have been done on the Ice giants who roam the Jotunheim real. That was all from the developer office in Copenhagen, we hope that you enjoy the update.
The Wartile Dev Team