Posted the first couple of making-of videos of my work on Disney Infinity’s Toybox. This one shows how the customization system works within the Toybox and some of the customization sets that I worked on. More to come!
This was put together by Worth Dayley. He is an extraordinarily talented part time artist on Infinity. I’ve mentioned him here before. Worth is the guy who created all of the Tron assets on his own time. He is one of those guys who loves making games, is extremely good at it, and goes above and beyond what is asked. Worth has unlimited potential and he is going to make a fantastic full-time employee for someone. Please check out his portfolio site at http://www.worthdayley.com/.
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So…. Today I spoke with the programmer who showed me how he used the door toy as a logic gate. After he originally worked with the door as a logic gate he changed the Power Switch toy to be a straight up logic gate. It is much better because it doesn’t require a convoluted chain of other toys to work correctly.
The way the Power Switch works is there are four actions on the toy- “on,” “off,” “output,” and “stopped.” There are three behaviors, “on,” “off,” and “input.” The “on,” and “off,” behaviors will open and close the logic gate. If you connect the, “on,” or “off,” actions to something they will fire out a trigger when the, “on,” or “off,” behaviors are set. The, “input,” behavior will query the state of the logic gate and fire an, “output,” action if the switch is, “on,” and a, “stopped,” when it is, “off.” Hopefully I got that all right.
The vernacular on the toy is crazy confusing. The reason is he made the change at the very latest possible moment before we went gold and the Power Switch’s wording was set in stone with language translations and such. He tacked on, “stopped.” He actually did all of this the week I had left on vacation. While it is confusing I’m still glad he did it because confusing is probably better than confusing plus non-existent. Short term we can hopefully get the word out for how it functions and long term we will fix the toy.
I pulled the door based logic gate video off youtube to avoid any further confusion. I apologize for creating the confusion and upsetting people. If I can get time to make a new video for the Power Switch I will.
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I’ve had a lot of questions about the exact numbers of spins and toys in the vault in the Toy Box. I have also seen a TON of misinformation in reviews and elsewhere. So, I tracked down the exact numbers, and this is how things breakdown-
The Infinity starter pack has a total of 108 spins, broken down as such-
Each additional figure purchase gives you 18 total spins, (15 from leveling and 3 from the character specific adventure)
Play sets have 36 spins, all from their figures. (They also have a ton of toys unlocked from a play through.)
The toy vault has 203 total unlocks in it. I’m not %100 certain if that includes unlocks from lucky toys. Hopefully someone in the community will know that.
I think that 203 total unlocks has been a source of much of the confusion. Each unlock can contain multiple toys. It isn’t a one toy to one spin correlation. It’s much higher than that. I know many of the media outlets have been reporting under the assumption that it is a 1:1 correlation and coming to the conclusion that you need to buy every single figure to have a prayer of getting all the toy vault content. That is obviously far from being the case.
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Well, today is my last day before I head back to work. It’s been nice to have some time off, but I’m definitely ready to get going on whatever is next. I’ve really enjoyed making tutorials and I hope you have found them helpful. Over the next couple of weeks I have quite a few more that I will be posting on my channel-
If you have questions I may be a bit slower to respond, but I’ll try and answer what I can. A couple of quick notes on that- please don’t send me game ideas. I can’t read them and I will just delete them. Also, I don’t represent Disney. This is my personal blog and these are my own views so I can’t answer, “Why didn’t you guys do X?” Lastly I cannot comment on anything about the future of Infinity that hasn’t been officially announced. So please don’t ask me about rumors.
But, if you want to know how a toy works or how I would approach making a particular game with Creativitoys or anything else about the Toy Box, I am more than happy to answer, time permitting.
Thank you all. I can’t wait to see what everyone does with the Toy Box.
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