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May
4

Bonus Poll

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Thank you for the all the feedback so far. This extra poll is just to re-evaluate the type of simulator releases that users would most prefer.

May
3

Next Update Poll

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Which simulator update would you like to see next of the past poll winners and other planned updates? Vote for as many as you want! Poll closes 5/4 at 8 PM EST.

Update: Twists in the Big Brother Interactive Template received the most votes, but that doesn’t mean it will be the only update made.

Saturday 5/4 at 8:00 PM: Bonus Poll on Simulator Type Preference (24 hours)
All times EST
May
2

Total Drama Poll

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Which season of Total Drama would you like to see next? Vote for as many as you want! Poll closes 5/3 at 8 PM EST.

Update: Total Drama World Tour won by 74 votes.

Friday 5/3 at 8:00 PM: Final Poll Posted on which update to prioritize next (24 hours)
Saturday 5/4 at 8:00 PM: Bonus Poll on Simulator Type Preference (24 hours)
All times EST

May
1

Big Brother Poll

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Which season of Big Brother would you like to see next? Vote for as many as you want! Poll closes 5/2 at 8 PM EST.

Update: Big Brother 20 won by 108 votes.

Thursday 5/2 at 8:00 PM: Total Drama Poll Posted (24 hours)
Friday 5/3 at 8:00 PM: Final Poll Posted on which update to prioritize next (24 hours)
Saturday 5/4 at 8:00 PM: Bonus Poll on Simulator Type Preference (24 hours)
All times EST
Apr
30

The Challenge Poll

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Which season of The Challenge would you like to see next? Vote for as many as you want! Poll closes 5/1 at 8 PM EST.

Update: War of the Worlds won by 74 votes.

Wednesday 5/1 at 8:00 PM: Big Brother Poll Posted (24 hours)
Thursday 5/2 at 8:00 PM: Total Drama Poll Posted (24 hours)
Friday 5/3 at 8:00 PM: Final Poll Posted on which update to prioritize next (24 hours)
All times EST
Apr
26

2019 Next Simulator Survey, Round 2

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The 92 submissions from round 1 were narrowed down to 48 and will compete in a poll.

This poll is complete. The winner was The Amazing Race. A new post for The Challenge is coming shortly.

Top 6:

1. The Amazing Race (2,093 Votes)

2. Battle for Dream Island (1,429 Votes)

3. Escape The Night (1,164 Votes)

4. Wipeout (902 Votes)

5. The Voice (899 Votes)

6. Mafia/Werewolf/Town Of Salem (847 Votes)

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Apr
20

2019 Next Simulator Survey

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There are two simulators that I’d like to finish and release before doing anything new. The Hunger Games Simulator update is being tested, which includes importing and exporting casts with a text file. The Survivor Custom Template is still being programmed.

We had 92 submissions for ‘next new simulator’ before the poll was closed due to spam and trolling. Some of the results are not easily programmable and were discarded, but we’re going to do several rounds of polling to narrow down the choices. Each poll will last ~24 hours this round.

The poll for 4/22 was “Which cooking show would you most want to see made into a BrantSteele simulator?” Advancing: Hell’s Kitchen (43%), MasterChef (35%)

The poll for 4/23 was “Which dating show would you most want to see made into a BrantSteele simulator?” Advancing: The Bachelor/Bachelorette (37%), Are You the One? (28%)

The poll for 4/24 was “Which dating show would you most want to see made into a BrantSteele simulator?” Advancing: Escape The Night (22%), Whodunnit (19%), Mafia/Town of Salem/Werewolf (15%), Clue (14%). Because Escape The Night won, I’ll evaluate merging this show with the single-killer Danganronpa simulator.

The poll for 4/25 is “Which designing show would you most want to see made into a BrantSteele simulator?” Advancing: Project Runway (57%)

The poll for 4/26 is “Which singing/dancing talent show would you most want to see made into a BrantSteele simulator?” Advancing: The Voice (20%), American Idol (15%), America’s Got Talent (14%), Dancing With the Stars (13%), Produce 101 Series (11%), The X Factor (10%).

The criteria for advancing was to win or finish with 10% of the leader.

The top 48 have been set from round 1, and details on round 2 will be posted shortly.

Apr
13

The Amazing Race 31 cast added & SSL

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The cast for The Amazing Race 31 was added to all of the simulators. This season features many competitors from other reality television shows.

Please report if you see any bugs.

Additionally, BrantSteele.com had a security update with the addition of SSL. This should reduce the warnings that web browsers generate for websites without it. The only errors you should see now are custom seasons where you used your own images that don’t include ‘https’ at the start. A way to handle these images is being looked into. If this test goes well, BrantSteele.net will likely be updated with SSL in May.

Mar
15

New Edit Cast Modes

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To help users transition from BrantSteele.net to BrantSteele.com with upcoming template updates for Big Brother, Survivor, and The Hunger Games, the original Custom and Personal edit modes have been added to all of the new simulators.

  • Screenshot Preview #1 and #2

For those who use Advanced Edit, an option has been added to change Season and Show below each tribe/group.

  • Screenshot Preview #3

Here’s a preview of what’s to come for The Hunger Games.

  • Screenshot Preview #4

The Survivor Custom Template tribe & cast page is temporarily unavailable due to some on-server testing occurring today.

An option to use the original background was added to the .com simulators earlier in the week. Please report any issues, and any feedback on the changes is welcome. Thank you!

Jul
1

Updated Privacy Policy

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The maintenance that began around the end of May has been completed. An updated Disclaimer & Terms of Use and Privacy Policy has also been added for the simulators that will go into full effect on July 15th, 2018. Please read the above links to see what personal and non-personal information is collected while using the simulators and saving simulations. A separate Privacy Policy for this blog was also added.

One important detail is that users of all the simulators must be at least 13 years of age or have parental consent.

Another change is that manual recovery of deleted saved simulations will be ending. Along with the privacy benefits of ending this practice, this is the most time consuming maintenance task and takes time away from designing and updating the simulators. If you have a saved simulation you would like to have recovered, you must send the simulator, season (if applicable), and the saved code using the Contact Form before July 15th. Because saved simulations are now encrypted, simulations can no longer be recovered by contents. Requests submitted before this date will be recovered, if possible, on July 15th or shortly after.

Saved simulations will be cleared 3 months after the last view or 1 year after the last view if the ‘keep longer’ or ‘keep forever’ option is selected. Saved simulation recovery is ending, and no exceptions will be made after this date.

The next simulator, Celebrity Big Brother US, is still in development.

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