Development Blog #36

WELCOME RAFTERS

It's been two months since our last development blog, so we thought it was time for another one! We're still working on fine tuning the large islands as well as the new enemies, and have yet another large feature that will come along with them in the next update, which will hopefully go live soon.

ADVANCED COOKING

Yes, you heard right! We're working on implementing a more advanced cooking system so you can craft better food items which will sustain your hunger much longer than regular food. It will all be prepared at the cooking table and made into a healthy stew in the cooking pot! You will have to find special ingredients by exploring the world of Raft to cook food using this. Check it out:

FISH SCHOOL

No, we don't mean a literal school for fish. We mean small, cute fish which will swim around the reefs and create a more aesthetically pleasing environment while you explore the world of Raft. These fish will not be catchable, and will swim away if you get too close to them!

IN-GAME CHAT

We're happy to announce that you will soon be able to chat with your pals in-game rather than using another platform such as Discord. We unfortunately don't have any pictures to show today.

OPTIMIZATION

We've been investigating an issue with lights drastically decreasing the overall FPS, and have come up with a fix that will now greatly increase FPS when having a lot of grouped lights. It also reduces the amount of overexposure when placing lights close to each other, making for a more aesthetically pleasing raft.

Another major performance issue is the collision meshes of big rafts. We are actively investigating this in order to find a solution. This is unfortunately not very likely to come with the next updates.

ANTI MOTION SICKNESS MODE

A toggleable option will be added to the setting menu that will turn off swaying and waves completely, so those of you who get seasick / motion sick can still go on a rafty adventure!

MORE ISLAND DECORATIONS

We hope that most of you saw our development stream where we built one of the upcoming large islands together with the community, incorporating suggestions from those who tuned in during the stream