That's what my most recent big project has been: designing and implementing a launcher that can detect new updates and automatically install them, so that you won't have to go back and forth downloading the game over and over for every time we add something. Here's what it looks like, so far:
Not only is it pretty, but it's functional! The launcher can tell you what version you're currently running, and then download the latest update for you if the version is different.
The launcher is going to change a lot before we begin open alpha testing and you can get your hands on it. Rotating background images, a feed with recent blog posts, and more are planned to be added. One of the most important features of the launcher will be the login. In the not-so-distant future, we hope to implement user accounts into Strive. Each copy of the game will be linked directly to one of these accounts for security reasons. Basically, the launcher will be your one-stop resource for everything Strive.
That's it for this special post. Feel free to leave feedback and suggestions for the launcher in the comment section, below!