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Dev Blog 23rd February - Avian Ant Farm

Discussion in 'Dev Blog' started by mollygos, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Original Post

    Hey everyone!

    We've got a really busy month ahead! I mean, that's always the case, but apart from the usual dev work we've got all of the events coming up.

    Here's a breakdown of where we'll be in March & April:

    Hope to see some of you at PC Gamer Weekender or Norwich Game Festival! I know they're UK-based -- hopefully we'll be able to attend more events all over the globe once 1.0 is released! Fair warning that you should expect to hear a bit less from us on the week of GDC, since we'll be well outside of our normal work hours and running around to various talks and meetings. I'll keep you posted via @StarboundGame and @ChucklefishLTD on Twitter. :)

    This week we've got SamuriFerret, Healthire and GeorgeV working on various quests/missions, Necotho working on tier-specific dungeons, Rosiedeux and Lili working on polishing up the UI, Harriet is working on descriptions, Metadept working on Outpost upgrades and Supernorn and Tom working on backer rewards.

    Stardew Valley by ConcernedApe is coming out on Friday, too. Here's the latest trailer!

    And here's a little preview of an Avian village implemented by Necotho! Post your comments in this thread.


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  2. Jareix Cryvix

    Jareix Cryvix The Waste of Time

    Oo! Looks very... Dusty... I wonder how they manage to get all of that itchy sand out of their feathers...
  3. TanzNukeTerror

    TanzNukeTerror Pangalactic Porcupine

    Do I see tillable sand? :D

    I may have to update Many Seeds, with this knowledge!
  4. M_Sipher

    M_Sipher Master Astronaut

    I'm guessing this is a devout Kluex-worshipper village, what with the temple?

    Again, I hope this is in addition to the existing Grounded villages. I like the idea that the Grounded actually life in nicer, bigger homes and well-constructed while the devout are "encouraged" to live "humbly".
  5. The | Suit

    The | Suit Agent S. Forum Moderator

    I still feel the dungeons are a bit 2 dimensional.
    Using background tiles to give a psuedo 3D appearance would go a long way.

    A great example is from Rise of the Hyotyl by @seancruz

  6. IEpicWolfI

    IEpicWolfI Void-Bound Voyager

    Where Novakid stuff at!
    Spritley Jack and Joft like this.
  7. DragonsForce

    DragonsForce Pangalactic Porcupine

    That looks kinda nice... I need to agree with @M_Sipher on that this - like the new apex settlements - should not be a replacement, but rather an addition.
    Also definetley agree with @The | Suit on having pseudo-3D builds by use of the background.
  8. Heartstrings

    Heartstrings Giant Laser Beams

    Yes, the background buildings are a must.

    Also woohoo birdpeople get more town variety. I love the design!
  9. GenoMech

    GenoMech Cosmic Narwhal

    I too also agree with pseudo-3D builds, especially in regards of using background tiles for buildings.

    probably mix and match the new apex settlement buildings, with the houses, apartments, stores, and more emphasis on the prisons as seperate structure underground. maybe even add towering buildings in the background. Besides the science labs, i never really got much of the high-tech, futuristic vibe of the apex outside of that.
  10. Phantaeon

    Phantaeon Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Seeing dem busy bees.

    Did I just accidently make a Birds and Bees reference?
  11. M_Sipher

    M_Sipher Master Astronaut

    Well, you wouldn't want to give the really nice stuff to the proletariat. Keep them in their little cubicles with just enough to pacify them.
  12. ApexCollective

    ApexCollective Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    It seems we won't be getting 1.0 for a while, at least until after april, from what they have said here. Will there be another stable version before 1.0? I'm just curious
  13. M_Sipher

    M_Sipher Master Astronaut

    Yes. There's the Story Update which is where the bulk of the work is now, with obviously (most of) the story missions and revamped crafting and new towns and... okay, a ton more stuff than just story content but story content is the biggest part so...

    Then as I recall a "polish" update with a ton of fine-tuning and optimization and a handful more of new stuff before the complete, all-story-missions 1.0.
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  14. Lespedeza

    Lespedeza Void-Bound Voyager

    Am I the only one thinking of Alien Ant Farm?
  15. Kawa

    Kawa Tiy's Beard

    No. Whoever came up with that thread title thought of it first, just for starters. I too thought of it when I saw it in my feedreader.

    And you won't be the only one to bring it up.
  16. Psycho Hyena

    Psycho Hyena Phantasmal Quasar

    If it is and that's one of those towers on the left I bet that means they spend a lot of time scrapping Avian off their roofs.
    Spritley Jack, Kawa and TheFloranChef like this.
  17. Dekadrachm

    Dekadrachm Giant Laser Beams

    I hope spaceship battles get added before 1.0 :p
  18. TheFloranChef

    TheFloranChef Giant Laser Beams

    A perfect place for a restaurant. With the reduced cost (without the need to buy the main ingredient) the profit would be high. :nuruevil:
  19. Kelthazan

    Kelthazan Pangalactic Porcupine

    Aw :I I thought you said tiltable like we were getting slope blocks... I spent like five minutes staring at the sand.
  20. DarthTrethon

    DarthTrethon Ketchup Robot

    The new apex villages are so much more civilized and beautiful but these avian villages are the exact opposite.....so scrappy....makes me very sad.

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