Hello everyone! Curtis here with DBS to give all of you an update on what we have been up to. Last weekend we had a great time at the Palmetto Regional. We wanted to thank everyone that came by our booth to play Catalyst 2013 and talk with us! This weekend we will be hanging out with those of you attending the New York City Regional at the Javits Center! We will have our booth setup tomorrow and Saturday for everyone to come by and play a “special” version of Catalyst 2013. (More on the “special” version later!) Next weekend we will be down at the Peachtree Regional but we won’t have a booth (sorry!). Instead, we will be there to enjoy the competition and brainstorm about future versions of Catalyst
An update to Catalyst is coming! We have been working hard to make several changes to the gameplay to make it more fun including better driving controls, better performance, and fixed several bugs. We have also updated the game to reflect recent changes in Ultimate Ascent’s real rules. One really exciting change that we have been working on is the addition of a brand new robot that some of you might have seen before:
That’s right! We have been working closely with iR3 to make their Robot in Three Days robot and add it as a drivable robot in the game! We are very excited about this collaboration and look forward to seeing what you guys think about our addition of real robots in Catalyst 2013. Now, I know the first question is going to be, “can you put our robot in the game too?!” so let me go ahead and address it. For us to add a real robot into our game, we have to go through a bit of a process with the owners of that robot. This is a process that we do not mind doing, but would simply be impossible for us to do with every team in FRC. We do want to add more of team’s robots in our game for everyone in the FIRST community to drive, but we will need to limit it. When we are ready to announce how this selection process will work, we will let you guys know. Until then, please let us know what you think about adding real robots in Catalyst by posting here at our blog, or by emailing us at Support@DBSgames.net!
All of these changes will be available this weekend at our booth at the NYC Regional. If everything goes smoothly, we will roll out these changes in an official update for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to follow us on twitter @DBS_Games and on Facebook to see how this weekend goes.
Thanks for reading and good luck to the teams competing this weekend!
Diamond Bullet Studios