Get-Together is a house you can invite your friends to hang out with you in (although I also threw in a single-player mode if you really just need a house to yourself for a bit). Practically speaking, it's a low-investment testing ground for safehouse lobby features in the other game I'm working on, The Take!. It lets me test more frivolous features in an environment that doesn't have as many interconnected systems to account for as my other game does. It's also an opportunity to use a lot of the assets I've acquired from the Unreal Marketplace's Free-for-the-Month program over the last year.
You must be logged into a Steam account to host or attend a Get-Together. Also, Steam will tell all your friends you're playing Spacewar. That's normal.
Something that really chaps my ass about the earlier safehouses in one's Grand Theft Auto Online real estate empire is that you can't sit in all the chairs. I don't think this complaint was unique to me because later entries seem to have addressed this issue (although I am still mad about my casino penthouse ring chair, Rockstar). For this reason, it was really important to me that you be able to sit in any chair I gave you in The Take!'s safehouse. And now I know you will be able to do so.
More to come.
We're in the Wild West here, in so far as I haven't really tested this outside of the Unreal editor. That said, here's some issues I already know about so you don't have to tell me.
Is Claudia okay? She looks a little manic.
Nah, she's just got corporate enthusiasm. The character models come from Renderpeople's 3D Scanned People Pack which is intended to be used by people making architectural visualizations for corporate buyers. She's just really happy-to-be-working-for-you-or-enjoying-your-product, that's all.
How come you didn't use those four other characters in that pack?
'Cause they don't have skeletons. The characters that I didn't use are meshes only, basically statues. You can't apply animations to them so they can't be used as player characters. I know, I'm sad about it too.
Isn't this the house from House Party?
Good eye! Yes, this is the house from House Party. You might also recognize much of the furniture from House Flipper. NOTLonely's HQ Residential House has gotten around.