Hi-Tex House Pack Vol. 1
Withdrawal and Revision

Smile Game Builder Hi-Tex Assets Models
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The House Pack Vol. 1 for SMILE GAME BUILDER has been withdrawn. I’m in the process of revising this entire pack and its contents, and separating it into different categories:

  • House Wall Terrains Pack (including Lintels)
  • Furniture Pack (chairs, tables and bookcases, including modular decorations)
  • Pictures Pack (various pictures and frames)

Individual packs and the bundle pack will be available on Itch.io and the online store, as well as other places.

These will be bundled into the newly revised House Pack Vol. 1 and, as a thank you, anyone who already purchased the asset pack will receive the bundle for free.

Note: I’m still not sure that I trust Itch enough to sell through them, but we shall see what happens.

What Happened to the SGB Discord Channel?

SGB Discord Promotion
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A few days ago, we all woke up to discover that the SMILE GAME BUILDER Discord Channel we all enjoyed so much, and which we all worked so hard to develop, was "missing". It had vanished from the Discord app, along with all of its content, as though it had never been.

Smile Game Builder Channel Discord Error

Oh noes! It seems this Discord Server is not setup correctly
or we are having issues fetching data!

The error message received when clicking on the invite link.

If I’m honest, I’ve been avoiding writing this post while I’ve dealt with a cocktail of emotional responses, from bewilderment to shock to despondency to blunt anger. I didn’t want to write anything without some facts first and certainly without being influenced by emotional bias.

What Happened?

After providing as much detail as possible, including the invite link, to Discord, and after further digging around, Discord’s conclusion was:

We’ve checked that invite link in our system, and it looks like that server does not exist in our system or has been deleted.

I also spoke to the "owner" and, after a discussion with him (without going into too many details for privacy), the channel was compromised and it’s now GONE.

He has expressed his dismay over the situation, but what happened was unfortunately beyond his control. So he will be taking the time to sort things out in his life first before returning. I wish him well and look forward to when he can rejoin us!

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where do we go from here?

The answer is simple: Where buildings and empires fall, we rebuild. And we rebuild stronger than before, aware of what happened in the past so we don’t repeat the same mistakes in the future! And that is what I’m focusing on.

I’m in the process of creating a brand new SMILE GAME BUILDER Discord server, which will be endorsed by SmileBoom and eventually may become properly "verified" as the official SGB Discord server. I don’t know yet. It all depends on a number of factors.

In the next day or so, it should be ready. Both SmileBoom and I will spread the word as soon as it’s set up!

Thank you for your patience and support! And be assured with the knowledge that the phoenix is rising out of the ashes, reborn and renewed, and ready for the future!

Quick Hi-Tex Packs Update

Smile Game Builder Hi-Tex Assets Models
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As it stands right now, the current totals in my SMILE GAME BUILDER Hi-Tex assets range stands at:

  • 137 Ground Terrains, including variations.
  • 284 House Wall Terrains (Stucco, Red Brick, Orange Brick and Stone).
  • 3 Lintel Models, based on the House Wall Terrains.
  • 42 Chair Normal and Cushioned Models (Mahogany, Oak and Pine).
  • 3 Square Table Models (Mahogany, Oak and Pine).

During August, I will continue working on them, tweaking and improving them, before final release some time in September. And I’ll be adding more before release.

As I mentioned before, those who already purchased the House Pack Vol. 1 will receive the new house wall terrains and models for free as a thank you!