Tomorrow we’ll be leaving to San Fransisco for GDC.
This is the biggest conference for game developers in the world.
We’ll be meeting lots of important people in the game industry and learn a lot of things.
Because all of us are going there’ll be a lack of support and you’re not gonna see much of us.
We’ll return 5th of March.
Another exciting thing for the team is that we’ll be moving office to Amsterdam.
Currently we have a small office in Breda but we’re gonna get our own big game studio soon.
The name of the studio isn’t Curve Fever but I’m not gonna give you the name yet
The plan is to move early April.
The major reason for moving office is because we’d like to expand the team and get very experienced people to join us.
We’ve already hired a new UI designer. (He’ll probably introduce himself around April when he starts)
Currently we only have Geert as the founder/manager of Curve Fever and 2 developers (Sojabird and me).
We plan on getting at least 2 more developers and a game designer on top of the UI designer.
We’re probably gonna change the game a lot when we have the new team.
Especially the user experience will be improved a lot so that it’s gonna be easier to find your way and so the look and feel of the game is perfect.
The new team members will have to be introduced to the project of course which is gonna take time.
It’s gonna slow down production of the game at first but after a month or two the production of the game should go much quicker and the updates will be of much higher quality.
The last topic is about game updates.
You’ve probably noticed that we’re not pushing out a lot of updates lately.
The reason for this is because we’re currently working on refactoring the entire login system to improve the security of your accounts.
Because we use the logins on multiple sites (for example this forum) we had to build a global system that can be used everywhere.
While doing so we also added quite a lot of new features and improved a lot of things.
But most importantly is that it’ll be more secure.
- 2 factor authentication
- Account veriification through email
- Captcha for failed logins and such
- Brute force protection (this means people can’t just try thousands of passwords on your account to get it right eventually)
- Option to remove your account
- Security logs (see all actions that happend on your account)
- And more…
This new system will probably take about 2 more weeks to fully implement because it also needs to be tested very well.
It might even take longer because of finding new developers, moving office etc.
All in all a lot of stuff is going on and this new system takes a lot of time.
So don’t expect too many content updates in the next months.
Here are 2 preview images of some new account features.