Maia 0.60 is now live. The Lava is finally ready! Stop reading and watch this:
The update brings some interesting changes to the AI with the colonists now able to build detailed memories of their experiences and interpersonal relationships and talk about them in emails.
There are also a lot of small tweaks that I've made from feedback and testing sessions that should remove a lot of minor irritations for players. The full update notes can be found on the Maia blog here.
The build is live on Steam and the DRM free members area on OSX, Windows and Linux.
I'm starting on 0.61 today, and will hopefully have it with you in about three weeks. 0.61 will focus on first aid, new order types such as telling colonists to move objects, user interface changes and better signalling of colonist and base problems to the player.
As mentioned before I am pushing hard to get the game to a Beta state, with version 1.0 due around the end of May. There is a lot to do, and a lot to fix, but with the lava behind me, everything will start falling into place soon.
I'll be doing a livestream showing off the Lava and other new 0.60 and 0.61 features on Friday at 3pm UTC so don't forget to follow me on Twitch! You can support the weekly livestreams via my Patreon.
That's all for now. I will see you all in a few weeks!