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Staxel Reporter – Issue #22: The Starter Farm & New Clothing System

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Staxel Reporter – Issue #22

Hi everybody, in this issue of the Staxel Reporter we’re going to talk about the new starter farm and have a look at the new in-game clothing objects.


New Starter Farm

Up until this point, whenever you join a fresh Staxel world you’ve been thrown into a very flowery wilderness. Not anymore though, as we’ve just added the ‘starter farm’! I’m going to talk a bit about what that is exactly. Quick note first, the new farm isn’t in the release build just yet. It will be soon though!

You now begin the game on a starter farm. It has a good amount of land, but it’s very overgrown. It’ll take some work to clear the land to make space for your crops, barns, pens and so on.

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You also begin with a small home. It’s pretty run down, so it’s up to you to show it some love and fix it up! It looks like the garden needs a bit of work too. Best grab your tools!

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You’ll certainly need to do some cleaning up and repairs. The house comes with very basic furnishings but not much else. It would be a good idea to get stuck in with farming as soon as you can so you have the funds to furnish your new home further, and perhaps expand it!

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With this home you’ll be starting with the bare essentials. It comes with a bedroom that overlooks the ground floor, a small kitchen, a catalogue station and some storage units.

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It’s worth mentioning the design of the starter farm might be changed every so often as we add more features and get closer to our vision for Staxel. A bathroom might be a good idea actually…

Well, that’s about it for the starter farm. I hope you like what you see, and there’s still plenty more to come!


New Clothing System

Currently, clothing is just changed on the character creator screen… that’s it. We’re currently working on a new system so that clothing pieces are now actual items in-game!

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As shown here, these shirts are now items!

So now clothing pieces are real objects you can place in the Staxel world. We want the player to be able to build a wardrobe unique to them, or perhaps try and collect every clothing piece! That’d prove to be quite a challenge though, as we plan to have a huge variety of clothes.
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There will be numerous ways for you to get new clothing. You could buy them from the local clothes shop, get some new clothes as a reward for completing a favour for a villager, recieve them as a gift, or trade with your friends!Screenshot_4

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The clothing system is still a work in progress but it’s a feature we’re very excited about. There’s a lot of room for creativity and we’ve got plenty of ideas for stylish new clothing sets which you’ll start to see trickling into the game soon. We’re even thinking of adding a mannequin object sometime in the future for you to display your favourite outfits on.


That’s it for this issue of the Staxel Reporter. You can grab ‘Staxel – Seedling Edition’ at www.playstaxel.com/store.

Thanks for reading!

EGadd

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