I’m happy to announce that Knights Province Alpha 11 is getting released today and is available for download from the games site –knightsprovince.com
New features are described in more detail there too. In short: manned towers, buildable fences, real fog of war, mission highscores, return of wares on house demolish, new music and graphics assets and much more!
Knights Province Alpha 11即將準備就緒，是時候談論它還將具有的另一個獨特功能：Knights Tavern！
Knights Tavern（簡稱KT）是自2019年以來我們一直在開發的帳戶服務器的代號。帳戶是KaM Remake中最受歡迎的功能之一，但是我們從來沒有專門技術或勇氣來實際實現它（嗯，對於許多原因）。嘗試了KP，但直到最近，當幸運的機會到來時，它們才成功（以文章（https://habr.com/ru/post/491272/）和代碼存儲庫（https://github.com/Cooler2/ApusEngineExamples)). Now, knowing that the backend server can be developed in the same language as the game, KT is finally taking its chance to come true.
Neat thing about KT, is that it can be used for both KaM Remake and Knights Province. Both games are very much alike in terms of accounts info they provide and can benefit from. So we can safely build KT in such a way that it allows for a single account for both Knights Province and KaM Remake. Register once and play twice. KP is our testground for the KT. Once it is sufficiently tested, KaM Remake can be upgraded and start using it too.
You can help with KT playtesting right now, but more on that later.
Basic auth functionality is mostly covered: KT has player accounts that can be registered, activated, logged in to and logged out of, forgotten passwords can be reset.
For a proof of concept, KT can report how many player accounts it has and how many players were active within the last hour.
The first useful feature in KT are mission highscores. If a single-player mission was prepared by the mapmaker in a specific way (2 lines of script, one dynamic and one static), the game can submit the mission’s winning score to KT and later on show the player his ranking in that mission.Word of caution, KT is still in beta and might have bugs in all different areas. We hope to iron them out over time. That’s why we start testing with simple functionality, so flaws in the authentication (which there must be) can be fixed. So, since there might be bugs and weak spots, do not use your everyday life passwords for KT.
KT future allows for many interesting things: