Devlog #72 — On-Track Ads & Contextual Settings!

2 min readApr 24, 2023

Welcome to Devlog 72! As usual the team have been building some awesome stuff this week —read on for the juice!

Meanwhile this week also saw the founders AMA as usual — check it out here — and we’re also gearing up for a brand new tutorial series for those of you who haven’t taken the dive into the Creator Tools and starting building your own visions in Realm! Stay tuned for the first episode dropping this week, featuring the one and only Arty O’Donnell!

Now, lets check the updates:

Track Ads

Ever since we announced last week that our in-game advert infrastrucutre has been approved and is soon to be released, we’ve been working on some awesome ways to display these units within competitive modes.

These include Realm Racing, Don’t Fall and of course, HOVR. Here we demonstrate some epic floating units that adorn one of the HOVR tracks — in prime viewing poisiton whilst not distracting from the flow of the game!

These floating units (and many more) will soon be available to builders as well, giving flexibility with placement.

Check it out here:

Contextual Settings

We’ve also been playing around with some novel ways of introducing players to features in Realm. Here you can see the example of this innovative use of the wall next to the HOVR matchmaking queue area in the Lab.

Whilst players wait for their match to start they can check out the control schemes on the wall, and can switch between them with the press of a button!

We love this design — particularly because any gamer has experienced the frustration of having to exit to settings to change controls — a very annoying and outdated UX! We’re going to be experimenting with this form of onboarding and setup more over the coming weeks, so watch out for it!

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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