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Mad Games Tycoon 2 update for 14 April 2021

Patchnotes: 2021.03.23A - 2021.04.14A

Share · View all patches · Build 6540878 · Last edited 14 April 2021 – 16:46:12 UTC by Wendy

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BUILD 2021.04.14A -----------------------------------------

  • New object added: Machine III
  • "Game Completed" menu: You can now cancel if you accidentally clicked on "Distribute game yourself".
  • BUG: "Game completed" menu: For spin-offs, the text was displayed in German.
  • BUG: You could distribute spin-offs yourself even though you signed a publisher exclusivity contract.

BUILD 2021.04.13A -----------------------------------------

  • You can now create spin-offs of a main IP.
  • New object added: Workbench III
  • Game reviews: It is now indicated in the text if it is a sequel.
  • Multiplayer: When you view a review of a game, you can now open the game description there.
  • BUG: (Arcade Cabinet production): Sort function did not work.
  • BUG: (Develop Game Menu): Fixed incorrect tooltip for platforms.

BUILD 2021.04.12A -----------------------------------------

  • New object added: Machine II
  • In Chinese language, most texts are now "not" bold.
  • BALANCE: Production costs for arcade games increased.
  • BALANCE: Updates for Acrade games adjusted.
  • BUG: Arcade games could be produced in the production room.
  • BUG: (Workshop) support did not work correctly.

BUILD 2021.04.10A -----------------------------------------

  • New object added: Workbench II
  • Market Research: Interest in Arcade Cabinets is now displayed.
  • Added Ireland as a company location.
  • BUG: It was not possible to place radios in the workshop.
  • BUG: You had to research production first to be able to take arcade games off the market.
  • BUG: There were too few user reviews for arcade games.
  • BUG: Market research: The most popular and least popular platforms could be identical.

BUILD 2021.04.09A -----------------------------------------

  • Arcade Cabinet games can now be developed.
  • Market research: platforms are now divided into computers, consoles, handhelds and cell phones.
  • Added some new gameplay features.
  • Depending on the platform type, some gameplay features are now locked. For example, "steering wheel support" for mobile games.
  • Georgia added as a company location.
  • BUG: When creating an contract game, the title of the Windows was in German.
  • BUG: Mobile games were listed in the weekly charts.
  • BUG: The player received the income from in-app purchases of NPC companies.

BUILD 2021.04.08A (Hotfix) -----------------------------------------

  • Some critical bugs were removed. The full patch notes will come tomorrow, once the update has been completed.

BUILD 2021.04.07A (Hotfix) -----------------------------------------

  • BALANCE: Sales figures / downloads of MMOs and F2Ps increased.
  • BALANCE: The "Mad Games Awards" had too much influence on the studio rating.
  • BUG: Sometimes the progress bar of tasks was not displayed.
  • BUG: (Multiplayer): Using your own logo could trigger different bugs.
  • BUG: (Multiplayer): When you looked at the offices of other players, you could see the footprints of objects.
  • BUG: (Multiplayer): You could buy engines from other players that were not for sale.

It is now possible to research and build the workshop (for arcade cabinet production). But currently it is not possible to develop an arcade game! This will be added in the next days.
Therefore, you can ignore the workshop for the moment. ;)

BUILD 2021.04.04A -----------------------------------------

  • Two new cell phones added.
  • NPC studios can now develop mobile games.
  • Mobile games are now unlocked once the first cell phone is released.
  • Mad Games Awards: Winning an award greatly affects the studio rating.
  • Contract work now has a minimal effect on the studio rating.
  • BUG: You could no longer place heaters under windows.
  • BUG: (Mad Games Convention - sorting function) Games that are still in development were displayed at the bottom of the list.
  • BUG: (Multiplayer) Teammates did not receive a message when a new legend was available on the job market.
  • BUG: (Multiplayer) When you were in build mode and a message appeared, all objects were selected.

BUILD 2021.04.03A -----------------------------------------

  • New object added: Sound Studio IV
  • The higher the studio reputation, the better employees will apply to you.
  • NPC studios can now develop FreeToPlay games.
  • Reviews of mobile games now use a website as background.
  • Placing wall objects now works much better.
  • BUG: Camera zoom was activated when using the mouse wheel between game tabs.
  • BUG: (Minimized game tabs) Stock was also displayed for games that are only distributed digitally.
  • BUG: When reviewing F2P games, the pause mode was terminated.

BUILD 2021.04.01A/B -----------------------------------------

  • Added 3 new cell phones.
  • BUG: You could release addons even if the main game was not yet released.
  • BUG: If you wanted to develop a "remaster" or a "successor", you could no longer change the platform type.
  • BUG: Menu "Marketing": The sorting of the games was incorrect.
  • BUG: You could not click room buttons if they were under the right game list.
  • BUG: (Multiplayer) If someone uses their own logo, it should no longer cause crashes with the other players.
  • BUG: (Multiplayer) It could happen that a game got a 0% rating.
  • BUG: (Save Game) There could be a crash when creating a game report.
  • BUG: (Multiplayer) Contract games were incorrectly displayed as games from other players.
  • BUG: (Multiplayer) Contract games were not sold.

BUILD 2021.03.31A -----------------------------------------

  • You can now create cell phone games.
  • Studio rating now affects the sales of self-distributed games.
  • MMOs now also have an interest value.
  • View Game Design Menu: Added button to copy "only" the design settings.
  • Develop Game Menu: The total user count of all platforms is now displayed.
  • Menu "Marketing": Sorting by date is now done in reverse order.
  • Marketing" menu: The last selected game is now always kept.
  • BALANCE: Lifespan of MMOs shortened.
  • BUG: The genre "skill game" was free to research.
  • BUG: (F2P updates) support and crunch times did not work.
  • BUG: Awards menu: An incorrect number was displayed for Hit and Trash awards.
  • BUG: Calculation error for F2P interest fixed.
  • BUG: The gameplay feature "In-App Purchases" had an incorrect type.
  • BUG: Development costs for remasters were calculated incorrectly.

BUILD 2021.03.28A -----------------------------------------

  • F2P updates can now be created.
  • F2P games now have an "interest" value that can be increased with F2P updates.
  • Building objects: Footprints are now displayed so you can see what the front is.
  • Staff overview: it can now be sorted by profession.
  • The starting genre is now randomized.
  • Options: GUI size is now set automatically on many resolutions.
  • BUG: A platform had wrong ID. This could lead to different bugs.
  • BUG: When creating a budget game, the hype was not reset.
  • BUG: An NPC engine had a main platform with too low tech level.

BUILD 2021.03.26A/B -----------------------------------------

  • Info: Some cell phones have been added as platforms. However, they are "currently not" usable.
  • Platforms can now be sorted by type and number of users.
  • Staff AI now pays attention if you have not allowed "leave building".
  • BALANCE: Random development events appeared too often late in the game.
  • BALANCE: High prizes for games have a greater impact on sales.
  • BUG: Trendsetter awards were not credited.
  • BUG: Sub-theme did not affect age rating.
  • BUG: Platform buttons: Text issues fixed.
  • BUG: Sometimes the design sliders and remaining design points were displayed incorrectly.

BUILD 2021.03.25A -----------------------------------------

  • Market share for platforms is now divided into computers, consoles, handhelds and cell phones.
  • 12 new themes added.
  • BUG: Cabinets could not be placed in front of images.

BUILD 2021.03.24A -----------------------------------------

  • Added more than 60 new game screenshots.
  • The employee AI can now be activated.
  • Create new game menu: When selecting topics, the age rating is now also displayed.
  • New item added: Publisher of the Year Award
  • Multiplayer: Lobby is now closed as soon as the game is started.
  • Staff menus: The number of selected employees is now displayed.
  • Group management: The number of employees in a group is now displayed.
  • Addons no longer consume licenses (standalone addons are excluded).
  • BUG: (Multiplayer) Fixed some bugs related to multiplayer lobbies.

BUILD 2021.03.23A -----------------------------------------

  • NPCs can now create MMOs.
  • New object added: Trendsetter award
  • Added studio rating.
  • Create Game menu: added search function for gameplay features.
  • Search function for themes (game concept menu) can now be executed by pressing "Enter".
  • BALANCE: NPC now sell more games.
  • BUG: Different bugs and crashes could occur with old game saves.
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