Blog: Sandship

Developer’s blog, news and reviews

Sandship: Upcoming Roadmap

Hey engineers!   It’s been 5 days since release! Now this is great and all, but that also means we finally got the unprecedented amount of feedback. There are a lot of great things about Sandship, we see how many people love it. But there are also a lot of areas we NEED to improve with Sandship. We heard your feedback (it’s hard not to hear when it comes in thousands) and it is a lot of feedback we heard during beta as well – but we can’t fix it all in one day huh. So we have to do …

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Last days before release

Hello, I’m azakhary, and this is my blog 🙂 Yesterday, we sent a newsletter update with the official “release date” (May 7th) and a message – “It’s time for her to wake up”. If you’ve followed us for some time you probably know that “her” is Aya, the Sandship… which made it very tempting for me to start this post with “Hello, I’m Aya, and this is my blog.” I thought I’d make this post personal – about the journey of the developers that helped us get this far. We’ve been working on this for 2 years (or more… I …

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Sandship: Coronavirus Update

In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and after careful consultation we decided to ask our employees to work remotely. Out of an abundance of caution, the health and safety of Rockbite Games employees and families is a primary concern for us. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional information as necessary. This will cause some delays in our production pipeline, and even though Sandship is nearly ready for release, these last steps will now take a little bit longer. Our thoughts are with those around the world who have been affected by this outbreak. …

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DEV DIARY 4: Electricity, Puzzles, Underwell & some setbacks

Hey there! And welcome to the 4th Dev Diary on Sandship.

We’ve been super busy on making new stuff; as the release date is closing in, we have to deliver. And really, there’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes that you might be interested to learn.

Today we are going to talk about 3 main things: Electricity, Underwell and how our UI overhaul caused us 2 months of delay.

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Comic Series Vol 1

Harvey was 44th generation engineer on Aya – one of the most powerful sandships in the history of Noranti One. A marvel of engineering and one of its kind – Aya was a fifty feet tall giant desert ship on tracks, spanning 150 feet long and 80 feet wide.
She was at her smallest yet. Sandships – part machine, part organic – tend to grow during their lifespan. After the departure of the 43rd Engineer, Harvey was chosen by Aya in a split second. Never understanding why – he accepted his role, and they became one.
Since then years have passed, and Aya grew to an astonishing size.

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