We’re excited to finally release our first themed update, which we are calling Law and Order! This has been a long time coming, so let's get right to it!
You can now link certain zones to each other, to maximize efficiency! In much larger schools, there was a tendency for the students and staff to wander or get lost in school, leading to them not having enough time to eat or hang out and have fun in the common room. With Zone Linking you can now specify which classrooms will go to specific cafeterias and common rooms, as well as principals’ offices (principals with an “s” you say? More on that later). We’ve also added links from kitchen to cafeteria, so you can more efficiently control your kitchen staff.
In larger schools, students could sometimes take forever to walk to the principals office, losing them precious learning time. And once they’re at the office there was a crowd of students waiting for the principal to scold them!
To address that issue, we’ve added vice principals and Zone Linking for principals’ offices. To better manage your school, you can hire a vice principal, plop him in a specific area of your school, and link certain classrooms to that office.
The lawyer uses the power of legalese to let you get away with...well not murder, but maybe some less ethical things. Hire a lawyer so you can fire your employees at will (no more warnings!) and expel your students as you please. In future updates when we have an events system, the lawyer will be much more interesting.
Gang Members have been spotted near your school! As gang members go, these guys are actually pretty chill, they most want to influence your students to be more delinquent and to join their gang, and while they’re at it they’ll use your clean toilet facilities. Chase them off by hiring and routing some monitors! Larger schools will attract more gang members, so make sure you’ve got all the exits covered!
Bugs and Design Fixes
- Added grant for Cafeteria Zone to Classroom Zone linking
- Added Principal's Office to Classroom zone linking
- Fixed delivery bug when there are no refrigerators
- Fixed zone linking bugs
- Fixed visual bug where time controls are blocked
- Fixed lawyer bugs
- Increased real world seconds to 120 seconds per in-game hour
- Fixed wrong subject icons on the student profile and the overall student population panels
- Fixed bug where smokers are stuck
- Updated Zone Link icons
- Fixed Zone Linking bugs
- Fixed Research bug
- Fixed UI alignment bug
- Implemented Gang Members
- Implemented delinquents can now work
- Implemented Vice Principals
- Updated game texts
- Fixed zone linking bugs
Thanks to everyone who tried out the test and candidate builds and submitted bug reports. As a little Easter Egg, there is a hint in the description about what the next update will be, can you figure it out? It’s something we mentioned more than once!