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Dev Diary 12/2024: Major Overhaul of Competing Shows in Hotfix 2024.2.2

What began as a minor hotfix update quickly escalated into a massive development task. Read on for the juicy details! 🧃

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As we continued our quest to squash every known bug before embarking on the next feature update, we encountered a surprisingly large issue with shows from competing studios. Until recently, these shows had different data from those produced by players, leading to confusion, especially since our new Library room now displays all show data.

We found ourselves needing to completely overhaul how shows from competing studios are structured to better align with player-created shows. This was a significant challenge, particularly for games that are further along and contain vast amounts of show data. Aligning all this data with the new model was no small feat.

Ultimately, we resolved these issues, but had to implement some limitations. There's a one-time update process for existing competing shows that triggers when you first open your studio after the update. To avoid an excessively long update time, we've limited this to only recently aired shows. However, all shows developed by competing studios post-update will adhere to the new model.

With this overhaul, we made several adjustments to the game. Stay vigilant for any unexpected bugs! 👀

In addition to the show data revamp, we also corrected an issue where the studio building in old game saves was not visible. You can now seamlessly return to managing your old studios.

Feature Voting Status Report

Results for Feature Voting 🗳️ Season #3, Week #15 are in, revealing the following Top 5 features:

  • Planned Show Ending: 1537 votes
  • Critics & Awards: 1476 votes
  • Feature Movies: 475 votes
  • Producing Whole Seasons: 398 votes
  • More Talent Variety: 221 votes

If you haven't already, consider subscribing or upgrading to the Level 2 Supporter Subscription to ensure your voice is heard! Voting will conclude when the Managing Your Own Network feature set is completely released, at which point we'll announce a winner and start a new voting season.

We will not post a Dev Diary next week as we'll be taking some time off during the second half of the week. However, we'll return the following week, hopefully with updates on newly fixed bugs. 🪲

Have a fantastic weekend, and happy studio building! Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to evolve Endless Studio. 📺

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