We've been busy bees during this second quarter of the year! The Restitched roadmap is still continuously being worked through, and we're excited to see the game continue to develop after months of hard work. We can't wait to share more when it's ready!
We've made several changes to the Trixel Creative platform lately, and we're now evolving our 'Restitched Roadmap Recap' posts into these general Trixel Creative recap posts - so we can better cover the changes across our platforms!
Whereas we usually work on our website via desktop, we are aware that a large portion of our traffic comes from mobile platforms. You may notice that slight optimisations to the mobile site have been made recently. We've been working around elements in our site viewer to provide a better viewing experience to everyone, no matter the device! You may notice more changes in the future as we continue to carry out these optimisations.
We've also begun to sunset a lot of our UGC-based pages and assets. You will no longer be able to view our previous projects from UGC-based titles via the site's navigation bar. You will, however, still be able to find our previous projects' site pages by searching via the site footer, or via a search engine. You'll also see gradual changes to the 'About Us' page as we continue to better define who we are.
As a result of these changes, we've refreshed our Navigation bar to be more intuitive and easy-to-navigate, with fewer drop-down menus.
These changes include:
We've also added nationalities to the 'Our Team' page to better define how diverse our incredible team is. You'll find a variety of flags on the page beside each team member's name, showing where they originated from or are currently located at.
Discord Ban Appeals
Our Discord server has been running for over four years now, since 2017! We've hosted many moderators on the platform over the years, and changed our rules and bots along the way. As a result, there are some cases where bans were enforced before timed-bans were put into practice, and there may be situations where members may feel like they should no longer be eligible for a ban.
As a result, we've introduced a 'Discord Ban Appeal' option to our site's Contact Form. Simply select it from the dropdown box under 'Reason for Contact' and state your reason for a ban appeal in 'Comment'. We'll investigate the situation and be in contact ASAP.
New Restitched Merch Designs
If you're looking to snag some cute Restitched merchandise, you can do so by visiting the Store page on our site. Each sale provides funds for our platform and project costs, just like trixel+.
Our most popular item by far is the 'Stuffy's Craftbook' notebook! After the recent Restitched branding redesign, we've gone ahead and updated the design scheme of the notebook while also increasing the number of colors it's available in! Choose from the default pink, or go for a more personalized green, yellow, orange, or blue - just like Stuffy's Craftbook in-game!
The new 'Stuffy's Craftbook' notebook is available right now - in a hardcover design (as pictured), and a cheaper spiral format!
We're also introducing a new super-cute Stuffy pin badge, with more exciting merchandise designs hitting the store every quarter!
Migrating the LBP Create Guide
Our LittleBigPlanet 3 Create Guide proved to be a very useful asset to the community of aspiring LBP creators. The guide took basic platforming tips from Return to Carnivalia level designers, as well as industry developers and community veterans. During the process of sunsetting old content from our site, we debated on whether or not to retire the remaining elements of this guide, but ultimately decided it was too useful and should live on in the LittleBigPlanet community.
As a result, we've handed the Create Guide over to our friends at the lovely LBP-based group, 'LittleBigPlanet Union'. They're known recently for the useful LBP-based blog posts that aim to share news and tips for the fanbase. We felt that the create guide would be most fitting with them, and who knows, maybe we'll see the useful updates we never got around to publishing ourselves!
Keep an eye on https://www.lbpunion.com/ for their upcoming LBP creator guide posts!
The Future of Tri-Expo
Many of our followers may be familiar with Tri-Expo. Tri-Expo was a UGC-game-based livestream that highlighted community creations - featuring mostly on LittleBigPlanet 3 and Dreams, but also including The Sims and other Independent Projects! We hosted Tri-Expo events in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. It was our aim to make an 'E3 for user-generated content', and in this, we believe we succeeded.
Our latest event, Tri-Expo 2019, was our largest event to-date. With a live viewer count of over 3,000, a feature from Media Molecule themselves, dozens of giveaway codes provided by LittleBigPlanet and over 20 spotlighted user creations, it was truly a sight to behold.
However, many of our followers may be familiar with our issues with the event. Due to several internal difficulties, we weren't able to stream an event in 2018. And, although 'Tri-Expo 2020' had been fully planned, announced and even begun accepting submissions, we ultimately had to cancel that stream too.
We are extremely attached to the event and it pains us so much to say that we can no longer go forth with any future Tri-Expo events. Tri-Expo is being retired. A UGC-gaming-based showcase is still a wonderful and powerful idea, but unfortunately, due to our current path into indie development, there are uncertainties on how we can appropriately show user-made content from other IP's while also promoting our own. Not only would this bring up concerns of overshadowing our own new content, but it also takes a lot of time and planning from our small team, and we'd much rather use this time and energy to develop our own content.
You can still find our previous events' streams archived on the site by clicking the button below.
Restitched's Q2 Recap
The second quarter of the year has brought a lot of important developments both publicly and internally for Restitched! This quarter we revealed the first in-game media for the game, including exciting new screenshots and gifs. To complement this reveal, we updated the 'Restitched' site page and FAQ with new information, renders, and resources.
To fully recap our second quarter, here's a rundown of what we've accomplished so far:
We'd also like to extend another extra special thanks and shout-out to our 'Design-A-Stamp' contest winners from April. We saw many talented entries, but our top three winning entries were:
1) "Robo-Stuffy" by PlazmaZX
2) "Grandfather Clock" by Bread
3) "PC-2001" by Grumpy13unny
We hope to show these gorgeous stamps in-game as soon as we're able to reveal more! Despite the unfortunate retirement of Tri-Expo (where we would usually reveal our development) we are still working to showcase more of Restitched later in the year as originally planned!
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Join the Discord Community!
We may live on your Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram timelines, but you'll most often find us planted deep in our Discord server - which now has over 2,700 members! Be sure to head on over and join the daily discussions for a chance to meet new likeminded friends, learn more about Restitched and Trixel Creative, and chat with our very own team members and developers!
Our official Discord server now has an 'Introductions' channel so that you can break the ice and let everyone know who you are and what you go by! We also post a daily 'question of the day' for server members to participate in.