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Martin Indra (Indy)

Digital Extinction Update #5

This is the March edition of the monthly technical update of Digital Extinction (GitHub).

Here is the summary of the changes since the last update. It consists of commit range a80b429..3a74cb1. There were 47 non-merge commits in total.

The most notable updates are:

  • simple game minimap was added,
  • game end detection was implemented,
  • the health of all units & buildings was decreased,
  • the “Quit Game” button in the game menu leads to the main menu instead of the termination of the application,
  • close button was added to all menu screens,
  • maximum number of players was made configurable by each map,
  • screen edge size for camera movement was decreased,
  • malformed configuration does not lead to a crash but a toast with an error message is displayed.


The minimap is still very simple but already supports the most crucial functionality. It displays the field of view, and left-clicking on the minimap moves the camera. All enemy and friendly units are drawn as red and blue rectangles respectively. Right-clicking on the minimap sends the selected entities to the location.

game screenshot