Join this special livestream

SP-Studio Twitch live streamTwo months ago I revealed the mobile version of the new SP-Studio in a special livestream. Now it’s time for the promised second part of the reveal! This time we will have a look at the big version, show new awesome features Lars coded and I will tell you about the actual release date. Of course I will also reply to questions and feedback from the chat, so I’d be very happy to see some new and old faces! 🙂 You need to register on Twitch to use the chat. This is the time and place (check your local time here):
https://www.twitch.tv/zwergimbikini
Saturday, 21.11.2020, 18:00 UTC (19:00 CET)

More freedom with colors

sp-studio.deI already promised more freedom when it comes to recoloring existing items, and now I want to show you a little preview of what this actually means. 🙂

These are some of the t-shirts which only had one standard color scheme in the old SP-Studio. In the new SP-Studio they will have up to two custom colors which you can combine in any way you want. I feel like this is a huge step forward to more creative freedom when it comes to shaping your own characters. It’s a lot ot fun to play with the colors and your characters will look more unique because of these options.

New SP-Studio: Transparency

In about two months the new SP-Studio is supposed to launch! So I set up an extra page to collect all information about it in one place: THE NEW SP-STUDIO

In addition I can announce one new feature I haven’t talked about yet:
You will be able to save your image as a png file with transparency! Lars made this possible in the new SP-Studio. You can remove the background and only save the character. Then you can paste it onto your own backgrounds or easily combine multiple characters in a programm like Paint ot Photoshop. The transparency even works partly which means items like fog clouds or glasses will keep their look. Transparent png files where wished by many SP-Studio fans over the years, so I am very happy about this new feature.

New SP-Studio: item options

The new SP-Studio item optionsWhile we are working on the new SP-Studio I want to show you another preview of the current state of development. Let’s have a look at the new item menu, because I did not show it in the last blog post. Back then it was not finished yet, but Lars worked a lot on it lately and had some great ideas on how to improve it. You can click on the image to zoom in.
As you can see every item will have a name now (English / German). It appears in the upper right corner of the item options. I hope this will come in handy for users with bad eye sight who use screen readers – or if you are just confused about what I wanted to draw. 😉
And of course there are the buttons with different item options.

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New SP-Studio: mobile version

Today I want to show you the new (and very likely final ;)) design of the new SP-Studio’s mobile version. I already showed this to my Patreon supporters and in my Twitch livestream last weekend, but now it’s finally time to share some screenshots in this blog as well. So let’s have a look at what Lars developed for us, because I can’t wait to show this to all you!
Please remember: This is work in progress. I like the design very much and many functions are already implemented, but there is still room for changes until launch. For example a new font is very likely to be used. But everything you see in these screenshots is actually running.

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First look: new SP-Studio mobile app

SP-Studio Twitch live streamThe development of the new SP-Studio made huge steps forward during the last two weeks. Lars started with coding the mobile version, the design changed a lot and it looks so good already that I cannot wait to show it to you. So let’s do this! A SPECIAL FIRST LOOK LIVESTRAM!
https://www.twitch.tv/zwergimbikini
Saturday, 26.9.2020 at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CET)
I hope many of you will join the chat to dicuss the new design and functions. And yes, there will actually be a mobile app for the new SP-Studio! This Progressive Web App will not need an app store – you can just put it on your home screen. The plan is to make it work offline, but it will also download the latest updates automatically. I’m super excited about this and I hope you’ll like it as well. See you this Saturday!

News about the new SP-Studio!

It has been a while since my last detailed update about the SP-Studio remake (or just “new SP-Studio”) development. The reason for this was that the situation became rough during the last couple of months and I wanted to wait until I knew for sure how the future looks like. Now I finally feel optimistic enough to tell you more about the current state of development and plans for the upcoming months:

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Update: Medusa hair

Medusa snake hairToday I included a special update for a special 6 year old SP-Studo fan who asked for Medusa’s snake hair. I hope she likes it. 🙂

Meanwhile I started working on the next bigger update with multiple items. Those who watch my Twich livestreams already know about it: It will be about steampunk! If you have special wishes for this feel free to write them in the comments. I will also start a new vote for my 5$ patrons soon where they can pick another topic for an update. Thank you very much for your ongoing support!

Update: Science Fiction

SP-Studio hair updateThe Science Fiction update is online! It comes with these new items:

  • places: cyberpunk city, spaceship bridge, crop circles, wormhole
  • shirts: a uniform inspired by Star Trek and a made up Sci-Fi uniform
  • stuff: U.F.O., laser blaster and force field
  • skin: cyborg lines

Apart from the Star Trek uniform I wanted to keep the objects not too specific for fans of certain franchises, so none of them are copied from movies or videogames. This was kinda difficult for me, because I am not good at inventing weapons. 😉 But now I am satisfied with the results and I hope you like them as well. Thank you for you patience regarding this update. I needed a break after my grandpa passed away last month, but I feel better now.

And I started streaming again! The next Twitch livestream is scheduled for next Monday at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CET).

Update: COVID-19

SP-Studio hair updateThis is a special update inspired by current events. While I cannot do much expcept for staying at home I want to show my appreciation for all the health care workers, shop clerks, deliverymen and -women who do not have this option. THANK YOU for your hard work! In addition I want to encourage everybody who is not used to it to not feel ashamed for wearing masks in public. Protecting others is the most important thing right now if we want to avoid overloaded hospitals.
So with the help of the Twitch chat I designed ten different masks to wear for your SP-Studio characters in the times of COVID-19. From medical face masks over colorful vogmasks to historcial plaque doctor masks. The simple ninja style mask has custom colors.

I hope this update brings a little bit of joy to you. Stay safe and healthy!