in this post we want to give you a heads up about the past few weeks and what the near future holds for you.
Since the mobile release of Catan Universe on November 15th we saw an immense increase in our user base. We are thankful for the hundreds of thousands of Catanians playing Catan Universe last month! You guys are awesome.
But despite being happy about this success we acknowledge that we had and still have some issues with the game, especially when it comes to the stability of the multiplayer mode.
In close cooperation with our server and backed provider, we have been able to identify and resolve some issues on their end that caused some the connectivity issues.
In our ongoing effort to increase the performance and reliability, we will add a few changes and updates for server- and database handling with an upcoming update. These changes will streamline the way our servers handle players (clients) requests and therefore increase the stability and performance.
Furthermore there will be some changes to the “Timer-System” which should make them more reliable in cases of connection loss, reconnecting players or players being idle.
We are also working on an additional system which will monitor the status of each running multiplayer game and the info of that game we have on the servers. If needed, the system will automatically re-sync all clients with our servers to make sure the game stays synchronized for all players at any given time or circumstances.
As you can imagine, these changes should be tested thoroughly to make sure everything works out as planned. It is our goal to be finished with the implementation of the mentioned systems next week. Then the internal testing will start.
At the same time, we will start internal testing of the first iteration of the Catan Duel AI (card game AI). As you can see … new content is also on the horizon
That’s it for the current development status - We are back to work now, but certainly not without wishing you a great 2018!