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Dev Blog 5th January - It belongs in a museum!

Discussion in 'Dev Blog' started by mollygos, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Original Post

    Happy Tuesday!

    Starbound 1.0 draws nearer and nearer! Remember fossils? Pretty soon you should be able to dig ’em up in the nightly. Fossil assets have been in the game for quite awhile, but players haven’t really been able to do anything with them.


    We’re also working on putting survival mode back in the game, which means that *certain features* will be making a return. But more on that later! Here’s a screenshot of the fossil mini-game in action (the UI is a work in progress!).

    ‘Til next time!

  2. Timothy1

    Timothy1 Poptop Tamer

    Not sure if this title is a LoL reference or nah...
  3. Lance Hancock

    Lance Hancock Phantasmal Quasar

    Awesome can't wait too see the survival stuff. It is one of my favorite upcoming features. Just don't forget to fix the smelting, that needs to be fixed rather than instant smelting.
  4. McMagnus

    McMagnus Void-Bound Voyager

    Hah, the fossil minigame looks like someone took a cue from Pokemon Zeta/Omicron. Sweet.
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  5. Greymir

    Greymir Void-Bound Voyager

    The fossil feature looks interesting, I'll have to play around with that when it becomes available.
    Also, yay for the return of "certain features".
  6. Leatherneck

    Leatherneck Big Damn Hero

    I seriously hope you meant Indiana Jones reference...

    As for the return of "certain features" I look forward to seeing it.
  7. Streema

    Streema Subatomic Cosmonaut

    I got that reference!
    Also this fossil excavation-system really reminds me of my favourite game spectrobes! I like it! <3
  8. Campaigner

    Campaigner Giant Laser Beams

    Kind of hope the trilobite and ammonite fossils are placeholder, they look like downscaled jpg files.

    That being said, I'm happy that the feature I wanted most is finally getting love.
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  9. Tanat

    Tanat Void-Bound Voyager

    That quote actually comes from Indiana Jones and was just simply referenced in League. They are just referencing this movie as well.

    About this feature - I already found some fossils, so the "Pretty soon you should be able to dig ’em up in the nightly." line confused me a little. But I'm glad more minigames are being implemented and I hope there will be more soon.
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  10. Phantaeon

    Phantaeon Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    This looks a lot like the fossil minigame from Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum. I liked that minigame a lot. Is that how it kind of works? I missed the stream when they showed this off so I'm not sure.
  11. Kelthazan

    Kelthazan Pangalactic Porcupine

    Hey~ :D when you add Survival Mode back in can you tweak teleporting to make it less universal in it? Like so we actually have to use the ship's teleportation pad? In survival mode we shouldn't be able to teleport everywhere in the universe, just from ship to planet o 0o Maybe make the teleport button into an "Emergency Escape" so you can only use it from ground up or at 30% health or something. Ooooo cant wait for survival!
  12. deing

    deing Void-Bound Voyager

    Please please please!! tell me hunger is coming again!!! T^T <3 It got bored of the game since it isnt...My life has no purpose D= haha
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  13. pogosama

    pogosama Aquatic Astronaut

    So, is there any timetable on the 1.0 release? I've played a lot of Starbound in the past, and it's a great game, but the dev time to 1.0 has been so long. It's a little disheartening, though I know you guys are hard at work. I've basically refused to play until 1.0 because I want to play the game when it's completed, ya dig?

    I like the new fossil feature though, and the return of survival mode has me a little excited.
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  14. Faeryheart

    Faeryheart Weight of the Sky

    It belongs in a meowseum!
    Ralij, Bonabopn, Lavranzo and 4 others like this.
  15. Mackinz

    Mackinz The End of Time

    If your life had no purpose without watching a deadly egg-timer...

    Anyway, yes, it's coming back. They have said so for over a year now.
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  16. Corraidhín

    Corraidhín Oxygen Tank

    Ooooh nice, I ve been waiting for fossil excavation ever since I saw the stretch goals back when you were all gathering funds!

    and I specially like the implementation... puzzles! so long they are not... like incredibly easy to fail or too simple minded! it could be like... the carpenting puzzles in puzzle pirates!
  17. Wordsmythe

    Wordsmythe Void-Bound Voyager

    All crafting and smelting will require time per item.
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  18. Kelthazan

    Kelthazan Pangalactic Porcupine

    So do mew! :rofl:
  19. SamuriFerret

    SamuriFerret Tallest Artist Chucklefish

    Someone else who's played Spectrobes! Who would have thought?

    They've already been replaced - You should probably assume any wacky downscaled JPEGs you encounter on the Nightly builds are programmer art.
  20. BoogieLove

    BoogieLove Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Oh, this is so cool! And glad to hear about survival mode... that should make a lot of people a little happier.

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