Here are some of the new features we have implemented today. Enjoy!
Custom content for faces
We already have custom shirts, custom pants, custom shoes… now we’re taking the leap and adding custom content for faces!
It’s easy to customize your face:
- Just snap a selfie of your own face ( See.. http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Good-Selfies )
- Upload it to the game
Viola! You are now running around looking like a perfect little mini-you.
Of course, old and new developer’s faces are protected and can’t be uploaded into the game.
We’ll be using facial recognition software to prevent this.
Also please know that we reserve the right to run an identity check and automatically append your real name to any characters you create in the game. This should prevent people from trying to impersonate noobs for the purpose of spying, stealing biofuel, or asking somebody (repeatedly) to be your boyfriend.
Changes to the character models
A long awaited change is coming to the character models. We realized that the facial features of the personas need to be much more personal and distinguishable. So as a special treat for our loyal players, the longer you have been playing this game, the bigger your head is going to appear in the game! Your persona’s head will grow roughly 1 pixel for every month you’ve been playing the game. We haven’t yet decided if it will keep growing indefinitely or if it will be capped at some point.
As an anniversary gift, when you reach 3000 days old in the game, we will present you with a golden pin. You will be able to use this to prick a hole in other player’s heads and make them explode at will.
The bigger the head, the bigger the explosion will be!
And you thought size didn’t matter.
New minigame - Hamburgers
Yep you read that right. Finally what you have been asking for - we are bringing in a new mini game.
You and your friends stand around a table flipping hamburgers. One person bakes the bun. The next person adds a reasonably sized burger, not too small and not too large, but just right. Another person grabs the cheese and the last person adds a topping of their choice. All this while muttering cryptic letter combinations to express the size of your buns.
The game ends when the players fall into a burger-induced food coma.
To wake up from this you will need to purchase a cup of coffee for 10 GP.
Don’t worry, the coffee cups will be made of gold, silver or bronze, and you will be able to keep and trade them as rares.
Cats will now constantly appear underfoot and trip you when you attempt to walk anywhere.
They will also now attempt to jump up and fall asleep on your 3D printer laptop, while you’re trying to print rares. This will happen regardless of whether you have a pet bed in the room or not. A warm laptop is just too irresistible to them.
The global mute button removed
We have changed the global mute button. Instead of muting the game, it now amplifies the cat and bird sounds so they will be easier to hear for people who are hard of hearing.
Happy April Fools day!
TirNua Anna and the Catroo team