It’s been a while since our last Developer blog, and we’re excited to talk about some of our achievements during the last sprint. We started working on a variety of topics ranging from the company management panel, the saving system and polishing the first vehicle model that you are all aware of and among other things, the new shiny radial menu. So, let’s dive right in!
(This image is a mock-up and not a final version of the company management panel and is subject to change during the development of Taxi Life)
The general premise for company management is something that our Train Life players might have some familiarity with, but with some functionality that has been upgraded. You’ll be able to hire/fire drivers, buy real-estate, as well as manage your finances. In Taxi Life, you’ll be able to play the game how you want, whether it’s enjoying the scenery of Barcelona or diving deep into the ins and outs of creating the ultimate transportation company.
Car 1 and The Save System
Taxi Life has come a long way since we started writing these blogs and going back in time a little bit, the functionality of the cabin in the first vehicle was practically non-existent. Now, we have fully fleshed out the cabin and everything should be working from the back-up camera to the in-game radio as well as AC so you can stay cool in the Barcelona weather.
Another thing we wanted to talk about was the saving system. We believe it’s super important for players to have the ability to manually save the game and not rely on auto saves. You ask and you shall receive! If you have any more features that you would like to see added into the game, we encourage you to let us know in the comments!
AI Destruction and The New Radial Menu
Not only are players going to notice significant damage to their vehicles when driving erratically but also to the AI vehicles as well, adding more to the immersive nature of Taxi Life. The new and improved radial menu can help you in avoiding crashes with AI by giving you the ability to quickly interact with your car. From lowering the window down at your clients request to turning on the AC, you’ll be able to swiftly decide without moving the camera around too much. Unless you’re into that kind of gameplay. Again, the choice is yours.
Steering Wheel Support
Probably one of the most asked questions in the community and we’re happy to say that we completed the implementation of steering wheel support. We did some tests with the Logitech 920 steering wheel in-house, and we’re proud to say that Taxi Life will support most steering wheels on the market as well as pedals and gear shifters.
You guys’ rock!
From the social media posts to the developers streams that we’re doing, it’s a true pleasure to see the community so passionate about Taxi Life. As time goes on, we’re growing our members and the general interest in the game and for that, we thank you! If you’re new here, you can check out our monthly community livestreams where we have some light conversations with our development team and share some “backstage” access to the production of Taxi Life. Usually, these streams are on a Monday @ 7PM CET. Check out our last one:
With all that in mind, we wish you guys farewell and until next time!
Hasta La Proxima,
Simteract Community Manager