The development of the SP-Studio remake in 2020

  • Finally some problems with the development were solved and so I can give you a detailed update on the current situation. Some time was lost, but it looks good now! :) A new programmer offered me to help with the coding: Lars. He uses React and what he created during only a couple of days already is really impressive. I will show you screenshots and talk about new features as soon as we are 100% sure about it.


    Read the whole blog post here:

    https://www.sp-studio.de/news-about-the-new-sp-studio/


    If you have any questions about it feel free to ask here or in the blog comments.

  • I have two:


    Are you going to add more long hairs, Heidi Turner’s hat and Annie Knitts’ hair in the new version?



    also, do you guys pretend to revamp the South Park styled avatar by making it look more accurate to how fourth graders look in the show?

  • Are you going to add more long hairs, Heidi Turner’s hat and Annie Knitts’ hair in the new version?


    There will be new long hairstyles. But I am trying to not copy South Park items anymore since 2015.

    I thought about this decision a lot but stick to it for a while now (as good as I can ;) ). It feels more creative and fun to draw my own things. While I know many visitors of the SP-Studio are fans of the show and like the original SP characters I did not even watch the last couple of episodes... I kinda lost touch with it. I still love the drawing style, but I feel no deep connection to the South Park characters. This might sound strange, but I hope you understand what I mean.

    In addition just copying South Park items might result in copyright problems at some point, so this is the second reason why I stopped doing it.

    That said: Heidi's hair already is in the SP-Studio. :) Go to the long hairstyles, you don't need to scroll to the right. But you should remove the shadows/highlights to make it look like Heidi.

    I might add a curly hair-style inspired by Annie someday, but I won't just copy it then.


    also, do you guys pretend to revamp the South Park styled avatar by making it look more accurate to how fourth graders look in the show?

    Do you mean changing the base shape of the SP-Studio characters? It will be improved a little bit because it was not 100% symmetric. But I felt no need to change it a lot. Big changes would not be possible because then I'd have to redraw all clothes to make them fit again.

  • Here are some fresh news about the new SP-Studio:


    THERE WILL BE A REALLY COOL MOBILE APP!


    Yes. Until now I was not sure about how to handle this, but Lars made it work. :thumpup: It is a Progressive Web App (PWA). This type of mobile apps gives you the user experiences of native apps without the need of installing it through an app store. You visit the website, save a bookmark to your homescreen and easy as that it works like an app. You can use it offline and it downloads new updates automatically.

    Of course you can also access the SP-Studio with any mobile browser without saving it to your phone. The only visual difference is that the browser bars show up while the PWA runs in full screen mode.


    We also changed the mobile design dramatically from my old layouts.


    I bet you want to see it now, right? You will! Join the special livestream this Saturday:


    FIRST LOOK LIVESTREAM:

    https://www.twitch.tv/zwergimbikini
    Saturday, 26.9.2020 at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CET)


    I hope to see you in the chat to discuss the new features and design! :)

    There will also be a blog post with screenshots for my Patreons a couple of hours before the stream. A public blog post with screenshots will follow next week.

  • Janina, i have a question for you: Is the mobile app going to have South Park stuff?

    I’m currently working on a fan series of the show and i got curious to know if you’re either going to keep the South Park stuff from the old version or remove it in the development?

  • The South Park items will stay. :)


    I would delete or change them if I had to use an app store for the mobile app (because of the strict rules), but since it will be independent I can keep South Park fan art in it.

    Weil, I did change some South Park drawings to improve them... like the beer bottle. But as far as I remember no character related items.

  • Thanks to all the nice people who joined the livestream! :)

    It was great to get positive feedback and talk about your questions. I will do a similar livestream for the desktop version when new features are included.