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Build and manage a colony, use automation & transport systems and explore different islands in Kubifaktorium.
Build and manage a colony, use automation & transport systems and explore different islands in Kubifaktorium.
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Update #18: Start of Closed Alpha & Bug Fixing

Posted by Dr. Mirko Seithe (Creator)

Hello there!

The surveys for Kubifaktorium have been sent out and the closed alpha phase has begun! If you have backed the project, you should have received a mail from Backerkit with a number of surveys depending on your pledge level. If you have pledged 25€ or more, you should find the download code for the closed alpha at the end of the survey. If you did not receive the mail from Backerkit, you can retrieve it here:

My main development goal for this month is to fix bugs and get the save function to be more reliable. I have begun to use the code analysis functions of Rider/Resharper which turned out to be quite... inspiring. Long story short, setting the analysis mode to "pessimistic" yielded over 7000 warnings related to Kubi. The vast majority of these warnings are benign, but some of them have revealed some troubling pieces of smelly code. Finding and fixing all the issues has been what I've been grinding on these past days. In the long run this is going to pay off greatly. I hope. ☺

Speaking of bugs, several people have reported the game crashing after ~20m of play time. Unlike the other bugs, this is likely an issue on Unity's side and I've filed a corresponding bug report. I'll keep you updated. For now, a quick fix seems to be to disable the shadows (and lights?).

Have a great week!

Psychokiller1888, Fee Robinson, and 9 more people like this update.


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    1. Dr. Mirko Seithe Creator on

      @Justin: The new version provides a few additional quality levels and I've also removed shadow cascades alltogether, so the crashes might be gone now. :)

      @Glenn: Can you try redownloading the game from itch? Sometimes the versions get messed up.

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      Glenn Dmetrichuk on

      Don't know where else to leave this but I can no longer start the game. I put in an update a week ago and now it will now load. HELP!

    3. Justin Simmons

      Correct, no issues on low graphics with default settings. On High graphics and only disabling shadows I was also successful for over 2 hours as well. Just to confirm I retested with default High Graphics and did crash after ~20 min.

    4. Dr. Mirko Seithe Creator on

      @Justin Simmons: Thank you, that is actually very useful information! :) So, just to check if I understand it correctly, the game does not crash on low graphic settings with shadows and light enabled?

      @Psychokiller1888: Yeah, the defaults are pretty paranoid. But sometimes the good kind of paranoid. :)

    5. Justin Simmons

      Feedback on the ~20 minute crashes... changed graphics setting to low, no crash in 3 days :D Ill set back to high but turn off shadows/lights and will report back. Running a Zotac 1070ti for what it's worth. Keep up the great work!

    6. Psychokiller1888 on

      Good, Rider! You can set the warning levels in Jetbrains softwares. Even typos are warning by default :)