Hello Kickstarter backers!
Just a quick update to let you know that Maia 0.65 is now out on Steam and up on the DRM free members area.
It’s a big update. It’s got new alien insects, colonist psychology, more backer heads, AI behaviours, new research, interface changes, player feedback and loads of improvements. I’ve made a bit of a 'let’s play' of it to give you a look.
There’s a full update blog here going into detail on all the changes. With almost all the main features in now the game is feeling really solid. Still much to do of course, but it’s clear that players are grasping more of the game’s difficult concepts faster now. And seeing reviews from people with hundreds of hours of play is really something I never expected.
I have a little holiday favour to ask. If you have the game on Steam it would be very helpful if you left a review as many of ours on there are ancient and are suppressing our sales. More cash flow would allow us to make additional improvements, fixes, flesh out the content more and to hit 1.0 sooner. I’m currently doing 90% of the work (art, code, writing and sound!) on the game to stay in budget, it’s not a quality issue, but it is a major bottleneck as you can imagine!
That’s all from me for now. I’m going to take a couple days off and hopefully recharge a bit. I’ll be back soon in the new year with another update or two. Enjoy your holiday if you’re having one!