DevLog #67 – Wiki, Caves and Weird Trees!

We’re slightly late. Sorry everyone! DevLog. Now. We present the new CrossCode Wiki and a lot of progress, including the new Bergen Trail area with weird trees and caves.

CrossCode Wiki

The new CrossCode Wiki is now available and it’s on Gamepedia!

The new, fantastic and pretty much empty
CrossCode Wiki

If you feel like writing some interesting content, useful hints or fun trivia about CrossCode, this is the right place!

Big thanks to Curse Gaming for hosting the wiki for us!

Bergen Trail Progress

Remember the basic tileset from Bergen Trail in the last DevLog? Look what we got now:



Bergen Trail now comes with a number of weird looking plants, including the new “Feather Trees”:


That’s at least what people started calling them.

We also implement the new jump panels that will help you reach a higher altitude quickly.


Oh… and enemies will be able to use them, too:


Sorry, no easy escape route for you. :D

You will not only climb a mountain in Bergen Trail, but also be able to enter and explore caves! We started working on the new tileset:


That’s a lot of map graphics, but it all seems rather lifeless so far, right? That’s because we still need to create the enemies. That’s next on the list. Concepts are already planned out!

Rookie Harbor Progress

We finally got the outside maps of Rookie Harbor finished. It’s quite the place already, with a lot of small yards and back alleys waiting to be explored. Here’s some screenshots:




Next on the list is filling this place with life. That means NPCs. A lot of them.

Also: Creating the interior of some of these houses.

Editors and more editors

While creating new content we sometimes also take the time to enhance our editors to create content much quicker. We may have overdone it a bit this time – but surely it will pay off!

First of all we created an editor to configure enemies:


Previously we’ve been editing enemy assets with a generic JSON editor. That means setting key/value pairs by hand, remembering the correct labels – which almost never works. Yes, it’s the story of the effect editor all over again.

Anyway, the new editor provides the right selection of possible values in most places and makes the configuration of enemy assets so much easier. And we’ll be adding several enemies soon, so we’re glad to have it!

Additionally, we extended our map editor to feature the new Entity Brush (we actually started implementing this in one of our dev streams). The brush feature is now complete and allows us to select a list of entities to be randomly spawned per click:


We already know from the Autumn Rise area how much work it is to spawn a large quantity of decorative entities. This tool accelerates this process a lot.


R.D. and me started working on the technical details of quests. R.D. went on to program the basic models and editors to author the quests. We also collected a number of nice quest ideas. Not sure how many we’ll be able to implement for the 0.2 milestone – but we’ll try our best. :D

Anyway, next on the list is the implementation of all quest related HUDs and Menus.

… and that’s all.

The new milestone is getting closer. Time to push development~

Until next time!

PS: CrossCode is currently on Steam Summer Sale. In case you don’t have Early Access yet. :D


  • Deathguy46 on June 12, 2015 at 1:53 am said:

    Rookie harbor looks so nice :D

  • Snowflake on June 12, 2015 at 6:32 am said:

    It is looking cool~ :)

    If the trees are called feather dusters then the next question I would ask is can you actually make a feather duster out of it? :D

  • Randomguy213 on June 12, 2015 at 8:41 am said:

    Oh, finally. Have been waiting for this for so long. I was hoping for a bit more images, and I’ve already seen some of those. Rookie Harbor is already looking really nice!

  • GangLemon on June 12, 2015 at 1:40 pm said:

    The caves look really nice. Already done some things on the wiki and i’m gonna do more.

  • Stephen C-K on June 12, 2015 at 4:06 pm said:

    Looking really amazing so far! I can’t wait to see all this for myself next month! Also I have a feeling those jump panels will be incorporated into a boss fight or two, it seems like exactly that sort of thing :P

  • I personally do not like the new areas so much. While I found the Autumn area and Cargo ship stunning beautiful, Bergen trail’s style reminds me so strongly of Terranigmas trees and rocks, that to me it looks a bit aufgewärmt. For Velsarbor as a RM game that was all okay (nevertheless, Terrangigma looks still awesome), but I found CrossCode more original up to this point. As well, the Rookie Harbor is to the Mac&Blue style or how it’s called. But that may be just me.

    • Quite frankly, not a single Terranigma reference was used when we created the map graphics for Bergen Trail. It was more SD3, really.
      I think the only thing that ended up similar is the pine tree and that’s more a coincidence. Terranigma also has no Feather Trees.

      I personally really like the colors of the new area. It will probably stay.

      Also please: Rookie Harbor is not like Mac&Blue. Never.

  • Those caves literally scream to have some Creepers or other Minecraft references inside them :)

  • Hi,

    Nice looking game. Makes lot of fun.

    Did your team create all the stuff (e.g. tiles, sprites) on yourself?

    Good look for the project!

  • Wow I camt wait to explore the new content :D dont let us wait so long <3

  • SteelBoots on July 6, 2015 at 5:52 pm said:

    I love the idea of a jump pad and traps but make sure the traps aren’t too easy or too hard to avoid.

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