I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Did you all see the exciting new NASA announcements about the data from Enceladus and Europa? I'm hoping we find some intelligent life there under the frozen oceans so we can bring it back to earth and substantially increase the average.
Update 0.61 is due out this week... Well actually it was due out a month ago, but I decided that it needed a lot of attention. It's going to be an interesting update, with stockpiling settings, a myriad of new controls for every room and the new "move order" mechanic for reorganising your base and equipment. You can already play an early version of it if you switch to the development branch on Steam. Just be aware that some of the changes may currently be unbalanced.
The development branch will see near daily updates from here on to the shipping of the 1.0 version of the game, and likely far beyond that too. I will be working on getting it set up for Itch.io too and perhaps the members area if I can figure out how to automate it.
Question and Answer videos!
Remember the pitch video? Remember that cringe inducing dead stare and my jilted, definitely not under duress, speech patterns? Well, I've decided to actually get better at talking off the cuff to camera with a series of videos answering questions from people on the Patreon.
Let me know what you think of them and if there are any questions you'd like me to answer as I'll be shooting a few more soon.
I'm hoping to build up the Patreon over the next month with enough backers to provide a steady stream of income for the project and company, so as to reduce the stress levels induced by the Steam sales cycle of boom and bust. I am skeptical of whether it's feasible, but it's worth giving it a go.
That's all for now. I will see you all at the 0.61 update!