Update on Multiplayer and New NPC's

8:39 AM Will Sterling 3 Comments

salt island with merchant

Hey everyone!

We've got some fun stuff coming up for Salt and wanted to share some of that with you today. First, let me give you guys an update on our multiplayer progress.


Update on Multiplayer


As you may know, we are currently working on adding multiplayer into Salt. Right now we have been mainly working on getting the technical foundation of multiplayer implemented. This means getting the basic systems designed, written, and debugged. This largely consists of getting multiple player's games to talk to each other in an organized and efficient way. 

We've also been working on integration with Steam friends so that you can easily invite your friends on Steam to join you in Salt. You will be able to invite your friends from the main menu, and select a current save to play on, or start a new game. Your friends will also be able to select a save file to play, as long as the world seed matches the seed of the world you choose. This allows players to progress their game either by themselves or with other people, whichever they are in the mood for at the time.


The Sea Scholar and Sea Fisher


In addition to working on multiplayer implementation, we have also been working on adding two new NPC's into the game. These new characters will be known as the Sea Scholar and the Sea Fisher. They will feature multiple quests that allow you to rank up with their guild. As you rank up, you'll be able to unlock and buy armor, weapons, and other unique items from these vendors. Once you reach max rank, you'll be able to do a repeatable quest for a rare random loot drop. 


We've got some other big changes we are working on that we will talk more about soon. As always we'd love to hear your feedback and thanks for reading! 


- Will Sterling (Sound Lead and Game Design)

3 comments:

  1. For 2 years I've played the game and watched how this game progressed. I am mighty impressed by the devs for their thorough work and explenation of the past/current/future state of the game.
    Therefore, it feels like a new "era" to me (and maybe for the devs?) that multiplayer is about to be implemented. Multiplayer in Salt- now THAT's the way to forget about the time.

    Thank you, Lavaboots. It's a incredible game. Every update to Salt is never a "let-down"

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    1. Thank you for playing! It's always really encouraging to see people play the game and legitimately enjoy it. We are real excited about multiplayer and are hoping it makes Salt almost feel like a new game.

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  2. I personally love how the main focus is exploring and not just crafting. I can't wait till multi-player comes out!

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