It’s been little over a month since our last update. I heard many of you appreciate having a newsletter like this so I will continue working on giving you regular updates in this format.
In this short timespan many things have happened. I’ll try my best to give a comprehensive overview for anyone following our projects, who doesn't have time to catch the streams or other avenues of information.
Here are some quick updates on our ongoing projects:
As alluded to in our last update, we can now say that it was an in-game pet, available for purchase in 3 different tiers across the month of April - with the full amount of sales (after Google & Apple cuts) going to Save the Children and their programs.
This is big news for the group and supporters alike, as it means we are once again working together with Save the Children as an organisation. Thus we are able to pick-up where we left of in 2019; with future projects, such as the highly anticipated UBI Programs.
After listening to the feedback of the community, we’ve made sure to implement the following things in the game moving forward - either effective immediately, or in the next big update - along with many more things:
Hot Reload for Unity:
Long Covid Watch:
The AI Show & Projects:
Many questions arose on why we won’t focus on the viral AI Shows we created at the start of our AI project, or why we aren’t competing with other AI projects on Twitch in terms of entertainment. To give a clear answer: The objective of what we are doing isn’t centered around creating the most engaging AI content on Twitch for popularity, but rather to build familiarity and expertise around AI and push the boundaries of what can be done and created with AI technologies for higher purposes.
To address the elephant in the room, we know there have been concerns and missunderstandings in regards to the heavy focus we are putting into Artificial Intelligence. While some of our work is now heavily AI-centered, we still work on our other projects in parallel - including the game and PRPS/DUBI. Bringing the DUBI buywall back is a high priority that goes hand in hand with many of our projects.
If you’d like to see a full address of what the AI-focus entails, hear the state of existing projects and a Q&A from the community answered, you can find the full Twitch VOD here.
Stay tuned for future updates!