Hey everyone, this is Loren from Donut Team and welcome to another Tuesday Topics blog post!
Today, we’d like to discuss a new Community Mod Jam, the Additional Characters resource pack, and some internal improvements to our web services.
Community Mod Jam #2: Tropical Getaway
Today, @Yzma announced another Community Mod Jam!
The theme this time around is Tropical Getaway!
Your task is to create a mod with the Tropical Getaway theme that meets the following criteria:
- Your mod MUST include 1 mission.
- Your mod MUST include a new tropical map OR a tropical revamp of one of the game’s original maps.
- One example of the latter would be replacing the trees with palm trees or otherwise making it tropical. Get creative!
- Your mod MUST include a new character costume and/or a new vehicle.
- You can also score bonus points for any additional characters or vehicles.
The following prizes are up for grabs:
- 1st Place: A 10€ Steam gift card.
- 2nd Place: A 5€ Steam gift card.
Furthermore, all participants will be granted a special badge on their Donut Team profiles!
Entries must be submitted BEFORE September 22nd!
You can discuss this Mod Jam and ask further questions about it on the forum thread linked below.
During this past week, we released an update for the Additional Characters resource pack.
This new update includes various new characters such as Kirk Van Houten and the Crazy Cat Lady.
Since we’d like to release another update before 2023, we are already working on more characters for this pack.
One such character is @Borb’s Duffman:
We don’t yet have an ETA for when Duffman and other characters we’re working on will be added but we hope to have them out in the near future!
Internal Web Service Improvements
While I still don’t have much to show on the frontend side of things, I have spent a lot of time this week creating a new internal library called DonutBox.
This library houses a lot of shared classes and middlewares for our various Node.js powered web services (such as this website and the new API).
Prior to now, I’d just been copying around a bunch of the same code and it wasn’t a very efficent workflow so centralising a lot of it will help a lot in the long run as we spin up more websites (such as Mod Bakery).
Thanks for reading another one of our Tuesday Topics posts! See you again next week.
- Loren from Donut Team