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Parkitect, the sweet park builder from Texel Raptor that's currently in Early Access is already fantastic and the developer is working on improved performance.

It already performed okay, but it seems as they work towards the final release, they're really starting to hammer it out. In the latest devlog update "194", they detailed what they're doing.

Improving guest performance has been a constant task nearly every month throughout development and it’s at a point now where the only significant further improvements can be gained from multithreading. The main hurdle there is that Unity, the game engine we’re using, is making multithreading really difficult. They are currently making very impressive progress to improve that for the future, but it’s too late for Parkitect to use the solutions they are working on. So I have finally started with finding my own solutions for these difficulties. It’s a very annoying task that requires going through the entire guest AI code and making it compatible, but so far it looks like it’ll be worth it!

What they want to do, is actually give you more guests to liven up your parks, the more better they say. However, that will affect performance and the balance of the game of course.

They then went on to talk about what they've done and so far they've managed to improve performance by around 15% for the next beta release. However, they're working on a much bigger improvement for a future release and they gave out this teaser:

Thanks to the improvements due in a later build, they've been able to squeeze 8,000 visitors into a game, with 1,500 on screen and still hit 65FPS. They do say that this is just a stress test, so you won't ever see that many, but it's very promising that they're able to get performance at that point with so much going on. Pretty damn impressive really.

Even now, while the game isn't finished, it's damn fun to play. My son who's only six has even started enjoying it, that's how sweet it is.

You can grab a copy of Parkitect right now from Humble Store (DRM Free + Steam Key) or GOG.

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kokoko3k 16 May 2018 at 6:58 pm UTC
Please, PLEASE saturate those colors, it's a park, it's happiness, the sun is shining, blablabla!
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Philadelphus 16 May 2018 at 9:36 pm UTC
I saw that shot in the dev log and thought "Whoah, I don't want THAT many people!" Then I saw it was just a stress test, so I'm cool with it.
TheSHEEEP 17 May 2018 at 6:32 am UTC
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kokoko3kPlease, PLEASE saturate those colors, it's a park, it's happiness, the sun is shining, blablabla!
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No.
Hori 17 May 2018 at 7:42 am UTC
kokoko3kPlease, PLEASE saturate those colors, it's a park, it's happiness, the sun is shining, blablabla!
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That would hurt my eyes after a while.
The colours are just fine as they are right now.


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kokoko3k 17 May 2018 at 7:35 pm UTC
Hori
kokoko3kPlease, PLEASE saturate those colors, it's a park, it's happiness, the sun is shining, blablabla!
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That would hurt my eyes after a while.
The colours are just fine as they are right now.
yeah, i did it too much, it was a 3 minutes editing in gimp, buy really, the actual colors make the weather like it was about to rain, and the rain while you're at a theme park is not fun at all...
if i'll but this, i'll try with nvidia colour vibration setting, really.


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TheSHEEEP 18 May 2018 at 7:17 am UTC
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kokoko3k
Hori
kokoko3kPlease, PLEASE saturate those colors, it's a park, it's happiness, the sun is shining, blablabla!
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That would hurt my eyes after a while.
The colours are just fine as they are right now.
yeah, i did it too much, it was a 3 minutes editing in gimp, buy really, the actual colors make the weather like it was about to rain, and the rain while you're at a theme park is not fun at all...
if i'll but this, i'll try with nvidia colour vibration setting, really.
Actually, why not contact the devs about it?
Something like a saturation post-effect with a slider in the options wouldn't be hard to implement.
kokoko3k 18 May 2018 at 1:09 pm UTC
I've sent them an email.
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