And it’s up! The grand Imagination Conversion of ‘12 completed a few minutes ago.
Two big things in the game changed with this update: we’ve switched to the new Imagination system and overhauled the UI.
Glitches now have Imagination (iMG) instead of experience points (xp). As you gain Imagination by playing, you can spend it on Upgrades (as well as expanding and cultivating your property … and other stuff, still to come).
The various Upgrade Cards do things like increase your brain capacity, add one-off improvements to skills you’ve learned, increase bonuses for activities in the game and even enable whole new capabilities. You can choose from 3 possible Upgrade Cards at any given time. You’ll be able to “re-shuffle” to see different upgrades once each game day.
We also reorganized and modified the game interface to streamline, simplify and better reflect these changes. Look in the upper left corner to check out the new energy and mood display, as well as the revamped “player menu” (just click on your pretty face). The iMG button next to it opens the “imagination menu” which is the new home for skills, upgrades, and moving back and forth from the surface world to imaginary spaces, like your house.
Of course, there’s a lot more detail than mentioned here. If you want the nitty-gritty, check out the FAQ! http://www.glitch.com/help/faq/#imagination
So get in game and check it out. We love reading your feedback and be sure to let us know of any problems you encounter.
See you in game!
Q: Where is the keyring?
A: It is disabled temporarily; it will be back in the game, but not right away.
Q: The new growl messages (explanation/notification text at the bottom of the screen) are bugging me!
A: We are still working on the final design for this, but they will bug you a lot less soon anyway, since a large number of them will just stop showing up and go straight to your activity log (e.g., almost all animal interactions, since those already give you feedback via talk bubbles).
Q: I see random XP notices here and there!
A: We haven't taken all out yet, but we've got most of them cleaned up. If you see something else, go ahead and open a case and we'll be sure it's on the list if it isn't already.