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Current roadmap

Postby ChrisGibbs » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:03 pm

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Update from the developers: We really need your support before we can commit more time to development (Android edition, multi-language support, etc) - is there anyone in your family or Facebook friends who could be introduced to Tropic Euro?

Thank you to all those who have donated or spread the word so far! :)

We're still looking for more developers to join the project - please contact info@tropiceuro.com if you know anyone who might be interested.

(also see this forum thread about possible ideas for promotion, your suggestions welcome)
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This forum post will be continually updated over time as new features are planned and implemented. To discuss any entry in the roadmap or suggest new features, please use either the link to the discussion thread (if available) or create a new forum topic.

Also note that the order shown below is the current implementation order, but this may change according to demand or if new useful improvements are suggested, especially for entries further down the list.


    • Android edition of Tropic Euro
    • A full-featured version of Tropic Euro, redesigned to fit on Android tablets and (hopefully if possible) Android smartphones.
    • Note: an iPad edition may be developed at a later stage if/when iOS adds support for Java/JavaFX.
    • Status: Design [in progress] | Coding | Testing
    • Rankings tab enhancements
    • An option to lookup the leaderboard position for a given username.
    • (possible) Support for paging through the leaderboard.
    • Discussion thread
    • ETA: 2016
    • Undo button for offline mode
    • Facility to undo each of the human commands made in an offline game, right back to the start if need be.
    • Discussion thread
    • ETA: 2016
    • Friends list
    • A feature that allows you to add users to your friends list and view which of your friends are online and if so, the room in which they are playing.
    • Naturally this will need to be done after support for multiple rooms above.
    • It will have its own button in the menu-bar, probably called "Friends" and keyboard shortcut Alt+D.
    • (possible) Integration with Facebook friends list, if it can be done in a straightforward way.
    • (possible) Ability to send a private chat message, although we may just rely on phpBB for this functionality (users can also just create a game to have a chat in private as well).
    • ETA: 2016
    • Achievement / Trophy / Challenge system
    • Some sort of system for rewarding users for trying out new strategies, or completing certain tasks, e.g. beating all CPU Hard players.
    • Discussion thread
    • ETA: 2017
    • Translations
    • Support for the entire interface to be translated into any language, including tooltips and all in-game text (including guided tutorial).
    • Nearer the time, we will probably create something like an Excel spreadsheet with all of the various bits of text used throughout the interface, with an easy to way to type in the translated version next to the existing English text.
    • Offers for translation in any language are welcome - in particular high demand are Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Greek and Portuguese.
    • Please email info@tropiceuro.com if you would be willing to contribute a full translation in one or more languages.
    • So far offers have been made to translate Tropic Euro into the following languages:

      • Italian (1 possible)
      • Chinese - Simplified (1 confirmed)
      • Chinese - Traditional (1 possible)
      • Portuguese (1 confirmed)
      • Spanish (1 confirmed)
    • Note: you are welcome to offer to help with the translation for a particular language even with existing offers above, as when the time comes that we implement this feature, some of the people that originally offered may no longer be available to translate, so the more offers the better.
    • Status: On hold until offers for at least 5 or 6 different languages (high demand for German, Polish, Greek and French).
    • Improvements to Puerto Rico Evolver
    • Significant improvements to the Puerto Rico Evolver spreadsheets are planned, which would be ported into Tropic Euro as a separate even harder "CPU Max" player - please see the discussion thread for full details.
    • The vast majority of the work to implement this feature involves coding in Excel and thus can be done independently of the other features on this roadmap - if you are an Excel programmer then please contact info@tropiceuro.com if you would like to help.
    • Discussion thread
    • Also: user durron597 has come up with some excellent suggestions for improving the AI.
    • ETA: 2016


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Update from the developers: We really need your support before we can commit more time to development (Android edition, multi-language support, etc) - is there anyone in your family or Facebook friends who could be introduced to Tropic Euro?

Thank you to all those who have donated or spread the word so far! :)

We're still looking for more developers to join the project - please contact info@tropiceuro.com if you know anyone who might be interested.

(also see this forum thread about possible ideas for promotion, your suggestions welcome)
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