Dev Update: Cartography Patch and Feature List

6:38 AM Will Sterling 2 Comments

Hey everyone!

We just wanted to give you guys an update on our Cartography patch and let you know some of the features it will contain upon release. We plan on releasing this patch to the testing branch next week and we want to thank you all so much for your patience during this update! Salt has needed a good in-game mapping system for quite sometime and we're happy to finally have one.

Cartography Features



There she is! The map. So as you can see the map will act as a sort of chart with a grid that you can open up and use whenever. You'll then be able to add islands to that char of various sizes. Once you've added the islands, you'll be able to choose various icons from the right side of the map and add them to the islands. You can even change icon colors by using various inks you find the in the game.

Cartography is going to make exploring a lot more fun and add a better sense of navigation to the world.


Journal Integration



If you don't know already, we recently released the player/quest journal onto the testing branch as part of this update. This journal allows you to create your own entries and sections in the game, and it also acts as a quest journal that has automatic entry updates for certain quests. 

In addition to this, we've added a journal icon on the map interface that you can click on and add entries and information specific to that island. 



We've still got a few tiny things to add but we expect this update to come to testing this coming week. As always, we would leave to hear your feedback! 


- Will Sterling (Sound Lead and Game Design)


2 comments:

  1. The ma looks great! Will players be able to enter any information on the map, such as island type, or notes e.t.c?

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  2. How did you get the colours to appear at the top on the map, I can only add them to my journal. Thanks. Love this

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