We have three things for you in celebration of surviving yet another year in this crazy world. First things first!
Mad scientist. Master penguinologist. Biomechanics genius. Ruler of the world. Doctor Glowenko.
Check out the new Behind the Scenes -blog update to learn of the triumphant return of the original supervillain of TAGAP.
Second, with the reveal of our lead villain I'm also happy to announce that his exploits will be chronicled by a great artist, who you should already be familiar with. Poison Sleeper, the artist responsible for some amazing TAGAP fan art, is giving us a helping hand in creating diagetic art chronicling and glorifying Glowenko's conquests. Here are some of the examples of what you can expect to see in the future;
And the third thing?
Well, we can finally make it official.
Happy Holidays – and stay safe everybody!
Time for the 13th annual Weekly Penguin Holiday Greetings! Feel free to distribute this Christmas card to cheer up your penguin-loving friends and loved ones! This year, it is time to start and TAGAPify real-world penguin species, starting with the Chinstrap penguins!
And as usual, on Christmas Eve we'll be releasing new TAGAP 4 goodness – this time being a new character reveal!
The TAGAP trilogy gets some upgrades!
There are two crucial things going on with updates across all the games. First is the entire codebase being moved to the Windows 10 SDK from the Windows 8.1 SDK. This, coupled with a full code revalidation sweeps and optimisation runthroughs, makes these the most future proof releases so far. If you've had any issues running these games on modern gaming rigs, they should be a thing of the past now.
Second, a long requested feature I thought I couldn't pull off without entirely re-doing how the games handle text output, is the support for Cyrillic multibyte characters. So, if you're a modder or translator wanting to tinker with TAGAP engine games, the script files can now be edited and saved in Unicode. ТАГАП, baby!
There are also other more minor fixes as well, but these two are the big ones.