Wow, it’s December already?! Time flies when you’re fixing bugs 😉
We just wanted to do a quick post to keep everyone informed about what’s going on with N++, and our development plans for the near future.
Right now we’re currently working on finalizing support for Steamcloud; this was a pretty huge job as the save file was originally over the maximum supported by steam (100mb), and involved completely rewriting the structure in order to separate the parts that would be uploaded (progress) from incidental stuff that can remain local (replay data). Kudos to Tatham for making this happen! We’re currently testing this feature in a development build so it should be ready for release very soon.
The other big task we’re wrapping up is porting the game to Mac. We’ve been running a closed beta for a few weeks, and we’re almost ready to release it into the wild. Rejoice, Mac users! Your time is nigh. We’ll post on twitter as soon as it’s ready, so keep an eye out.
In other news, we’ve added N++ to the Humble Store:
Humble Monthly subscribers get a discount, and you can contribute to charity with your purchase there, so if you haven’t bought it already you might want to check that out.
But wait, there’s more!
The *very* big news is that we’re currently nearing completion on a MASSIVE update to N++! It’s so big, it might as well be a sequel. This changes everything, so we think it’s fitting to also change the name of the game, to: N++ Ultimate Edition.
We’ve been working on this since the PS4 version of N++ shipped in mid-2015, and the great news is that we’re almost done. N++ Ultimate Edition will be a HUGE addition to the game — roughly doubling the size of the original version, with new levels as well as new colour schemes to funlock — *and* N++ Ultimate Edition will feature a new singleplayer game mode designed for veteran players! 😀
Here are just a few screenshots of some of the many many new colours and levels you’ll soon get to try:
We can’t wait for you to see them all!
The catch? you’re going to have to wait until early 2017 to play N++ Ultimate Edition. We’ll have more news for you as the release date gets close.
Our original goal was to make it happen before the end of the year, so that you’d all have something special to play over the holidays (other than The Last Guardian, that is!) but our other development priorities (making sure bugs are fixed, and implementing Steamworks and Mac support) required a few more weeks than we had planned, and since those are pretty crucial to your experience on the whole, we knew we needed to finish them first.
On the bright side, this means everyone has a few extra weeks to complete N++ before it gets even more challenging 😉 So you better get cracking!
To all of our wonderful players and fans, WOW, thank you! You’ve helped make N++ one of the 100 best rated games on Steam, which is hands-down phenomenal! We’re in the 99th percentile!! That’s amazing. We’re so happy you’ve enjoyed it so much.
Hopefully more and more people will see that enthusiasm and love and decide to give N++ a try, and then see what they’ve been missing. We think they’ll be pleasantly surprised!
We are so proud of N++, and so proud of our community, and we really can’t wait to keep making this game better and better for all of you 🙂
Mare and Raigan
Metanet Software Inc.