Official Game-Guru News:
I really dig the constant release cycle we're seeing from Game-Guru and TGC now that it's gone to GitHub. Here are the full details on the 04.14.18 PP (Public Preview) release available on steam:
This one seems to be more of a bugfix/legacy components fix and users are reporting good results. That means we're inching closer to a production stable build.
There's also some good PBR work being done on Mega Pack 2 (one of my favorites) - get the info here: https://www.game-guru.com/news-post/gameguru-mega-pack-2-dlc-update
New Products On The Store:
Not a lot going on but some interesting stuff. GraPhix continues his PBR work with a nice looking bus stop. One thing that stands out is that the glass isn't suffering that awful 'everything past the second pane gets deleted' bug so it should work flawlessly by the look of it.
There's a house set if you're interested by relative newcomer 'Homewreckers studio' and some very nice snow decals by RoseMadder (I always love innovative uses of the decal system).
Lastly there's a Randomized Sound System by Corrosion, who continues his utility scripting. This particular one looks really useful and I might consider getting it myself. Definitely give it a view!
Honkeyboy has some free mechs (WOO!) here: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/219571
Bod has revamped his old lighthouses (I'm super excited about this): https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/215012?page=16#msg2599005
JPH-Games keeps adding to his "Industrial PBR pack": https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/219529#msg2599080
Graphix has honestly got too much for me to list. See his megathread here: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/217932?page=10
Third Party:There's a pretty big update for AGK but that's really only useful for people using GG Loader, at least from this blog's standpoint. Beyond that, apologies but I haven't sifted through the mountains of posts on the forum about updates. Suffice it to say we should expect a lot of integration of utilities in the near future into GG public releases.
Random Acts of Creativity:
So this is the area I'm *MOST* excited about. We have two mega updates here that need some attention. Firstly, of course, is Dimoxinil's "Space Losers". This game continues it's march towards completion and there's also a recipe for cooking eggs buried in there? That's definitely a new one.
He's added a savegame feature, day/night transition, a friendly NPC, and a village.
Details here: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/217908?page=4#msg2599091
Next I noticed on the Game-Guru Discord (Yes, that is a thing - it can be found here: https://discordapp.com/channels/332652927082692609/332652927082692609 )
That DuchenKuke had posted a pretty awesome update and test video for his upcoming fallout/STALKER style game. You can watch that video here (highly recommended as it's informative just in the sense of learning how to use terrain effectively):
This is absolutely gorgeous and he's done a great job. My comments in full can be found at the video.
In My Own Works:
Ugh. Don't remind me that I have more work to do. I added about 3000 words last week to my book, which is pushing 145 pages now, unformatted. There is a ton of extra work to do.