Devlog #101 — AntiGrav Jump Pads!

Realm
4 min readNov 21, 2023

Hi there and welcome to Devlog #101!

Since we released our new roadmap last week we’ve had loads of positive feedback and useful conversations with the community about the direction we’re taking. We love to listen and engage in dialogue and so have incorporated feedback where necessary. We’re super happy to have you all along for the ride and so engaged with the future direction of the product! Check out this article for more info in case you missed it.

The founders also did their bi-weekly AMA last week — you can catch up on that here and get the lowdown on their thinking regarding the roadmap and the future outlook.

Also stay tuned for a separate release of Buildcraft and Realm Academy videos going fowards — which will now take their own spot rather than being mixed in with the devlogs! This gives us more space to gain exposure to the awesome tutorials and Buildcraft vids from the creative side.

Now, lets see what we’ve been building:

Anti-Grav Jump Pads

In the ever-evolving world of gaming, creating an immersive and dynamic experience is key to keeping players engaged. One way to achieve this is by incorporating innovative features into the gameplay. In the latest update to our game, Realm, we are excited to introduce multi-directional jump pads — a new element that not only enhances mobility for players but also opens up a world of creative possibilities for builders.

Check this video and our write-up below:

Enhancing Mobility

Jump pads are a game-changer when it comes to enhancing player mobility. Whether you’re exploring the vast landscapes of Realm or engaging in intense Don’t Fall battles, these pads offer a thrilling and dynamic way to traverse the terrain. Players can now strategically use jump pads to gain a height advantage, escape from tight situations, or execute impressive aerial maneuvers.

This newfound mobility not only adds a layer of excitement to the gameplay but also introduces a strategic element, as players can use jump pads to outsmart opponents or reach previously inaccessible areas. From navigating through challenging environments to surprising adversaries with unexpected movements, the incorporation of jump pads brings a fresh dimension to the gaming experience in Realm.

Expanding Possibilities

One of the most exciting aspects of the jump pad addition to Realm is the introduction of multiple variants that can send players in different directions. This feature adds a layer of unpredictability to the gameplay, keeping players on their toes and providing builders with even more tools to craft unique experiences.

Players can now encounter jump pads that propel them forward with incredible speed, launching them into the heart of action or allowing for rapid escapes from danger. Alternatively, some pads might send players soaring skyward, offering a breathtaking view of the game world and an opportunity to plan their next move strategically. With these variations, every jump becomes a new adventure, and players must adapt their strategies based on the type of jump pad they encounter.

Empowering Builders

For builders, the introduction of diverse jump pad variants opens up a myriad of possibilities for level design. They can experiment with different combinations and placements of jump pads to create dynamic environments that challenge players’ skills and creativity. Whether it’s a series of pads that create a thrilling aerial obstacle course or a carefully arranged sequence that unlocks a hidden area, the versatility of jump pad variants empowers builders to craft experiences that are as varied as the imaginations that conceive them.

Builders can strategically place jump pads to guide players through their worlds or create challenging platforming sections that require precise timing and skill. This not only adds depth to the gaming experience but also allows builders to create environments that are both visually stunning and engaging to navigate. The possibilities are limitless, as jump pads open up a wealth of opportunities for builders to leave their mark on the Realm universe.

Community Interaction

Jump pads aren’t just a tool for developers and builders; they also foster community interaction. As players explore the updated Realm universe, they can share their favorite jump pad experiences, discover hidden secrets, and collaborate on creative projects that leverage this exciting new feature. The introduction of jump pads creates a shared experience for the Realm community, enhancing the social aspect of the game.

Additionally, we encourage players to provide feedback on their jump pad experiences, sharing their ideas for potential improvements or new features. As we continue to evolve Realm, community input remains invaluable, helping us shape the game to meet the desires and expectations of our dedicated player base.

Conclusion

With the introduction of multiple jump pad variants, Realm is not just expanding horizontally; it’s reaching new heights. The diverse directions and speeds at which players can be propelled add an element of surprise to every jump, making each gaming session a unique adventure. As builders experiment with these variants, the creative potential of the game expands exponentially, ensuring that the Realm universe remains a dynamic and ever-evolving playground for both developers and players alike. So, buckle up, embrace the diversity of jump pad experiences, and prepare to explore the limitless skies of Realm!

We hope you found these updates informative and exciting. Thank you for your continued support, and stay tuned for more updates from the Realm team!

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About REALM

Leading mobile gaming platform with a purpose. Empowering players, creators & brands to participate in generating the future of entertainment in a co-owned virtual universe.

REALM players and creators are rewarded as they engage with the platform. The native REALM builder tool allows anyone, with no coding experience, to build personalised microverses, tell their story, and trade NTFs on the REALM Marketplace. Creators and brands can bring to life unique music, art, games, and anything else they can imagine into their realms.

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