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  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.3.7 Is Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.3.7 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    This patch is a big bigger than most, and includes some pretty noticeable changes and fixes, from AI to derelicts, and even performance improvements.

    Specifically:

  • Feature Voting Results Are In! And the Winner Is...

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    Hey Folks!

    We're coming up on the end of the first feature voting round, and the rankings have been pretty consistent for the past week. With almost a thousand voters casting their ballots, our winner is...

    That's An Order!

    Improving AI and crew management was a pretty clear winner, and I think that makes sense. Many folks are itching to get a comrade or two onto their ship to speed up work and/or cover sleeping shifts, or even just explore some of the social mechanics of the game.

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.3.6 Is Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.3.6 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    This patch makes several changes and fixes to the save system, among other things.

    Specifically:

  • Welcome Charis, BBG's New Community Manager!

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    Hey Folks!

    Starting today, you're going to see a new face around the various BBG's channels. Let's say a warm "hello" to Charis, our new Community Manager!

    Charis was previously working with Cinder Cone (check out their upcoming Skeleton Crew!), helping their social channels and community to stay vibrant and welcoming. And with BBG's sprawling community spread across many sites, I'm looking forward to having a similar helping hand!

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.3.5 Is Live, and Voting Still Open!

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.3.5 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    Most control panels have audio effects now. You can install parts outside original ship bounds. And several other bug fixes.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.3.4 Is Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.3.4 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    This patch lets you rename your ship, shows particle effects where gas is leaking, and fixes a number of bugs in the game.

    Specifically:

  • Remember to Vote! (for Ostranauts Features)

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    Your voice matters! Voting season is upon us, and the best way to see the changes you want most is to make your voice heard.

    That goes for Ostranauts, as well!

    With the current game features finally in a place where we can play longer sessions, folks are turning their attention to what's next. And while we have some ideas of where we could go next, we thought it would be a good idea to see what our spaceship captains thought.

    That's why in today's patch, there is a very special new feature: Feature Voting!

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.3.3 Is Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.3.3 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    This patch enables precision item dropping placement, more save backups, a fix for the temperature spike and pod getting stuck after undocks, plus more!

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.3.0 Is Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.3.0 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    A lot of fixes to the jobs/tasks system this time, to make them resume better after abandoning or saving/loading. Also, ship resupply at K-Leg!

  • Ostranauts Patch v0.6.2.9 Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.2.9 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    Atmo fixes continue in this build, as we try to plug all the holes in the thermodynamics sim still giving people grief. Plus several other changes and fixes.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch v0.6.2.7 Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.2.7 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    Some significant changes to the timer system in this patch, aimed at reducing cases of sudden hypoxia and temperature/pressure spikes, plus other changes.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch v0.6.2.6 Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.2.6 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    We may finally have a fix for the crazy atmo pressures and temperatures, plus several other annoyances and potential game-corrupters.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch v0.6.2.5 Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.2.5 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    While a few game-stopping bugs are fixed here, a lot of these are more subtle, or take a while to end the game. Plus, some quality of life changes.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch v0.6.2.4 Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.2.4 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly. Hopefully, this addresses most (if not all) of the strange atmospheric stats we've been seeing.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Launch Recap & Roadmap Video

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    Hey Folks!

    Still working on patch 0.6.2.3 here, which has a few deeper fixes taking longer than usual.

    However, in the meantime, I've had several questions about where the game is going next. So I put this video together to help explain both the long term plans for the game, and what some of the earlier next steps might look like.

    I'll let the video do the talking, and get back to coding. Talk to you all soon!

  • Ostranauts Is Cleared for Early Access Launch

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    Hey Folks!

    It's official. Ostranauts is now available on Steam Early Access!

    Roll-up a new captain, head out into the boneyard, and start picking over derelicts for useful parts. And when you find "the one," start fixing it up with spare parts and elbow grease, and make it your own. But don't forget to take a break every now and then to visit K-Leg for some R&R. And maybe convince a crew member to join you?

  • Ostranauts Early Access Launch Trailer!

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    Hey Folks!

    It's official: Ostranauts Early Access has a launch date, and a fancy new trailer!

    Ostranauts - Early Access Launch Trailer

  • Ostranauts Dev Build - Steam Festival Live Stream Recording

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    Hey Folks!

    Continuing the uploads of the Steam Festival of Games live streams, I've uploaded a recording of the most recent dev build to YouTube:

    Ostranauts Dev Build Stream - Steam Festival of Games Summer 2020

  • Ostranauts Demo - Steam Festival Live Stream Recording

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    Hey Folks!

    In case you missed the live stream of the Ostranauts demo shown during the Steam Festival of Games: Summer Edition, I've uploaded a recording of it to YouTube:

    Ostranauts Demo Stream - Steam Festival of Games Summer 2020

  • Live Dev Streams Now Playing On Loop

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    Hey Folks!

    For anyone who missed the live dev streams earlier this week, they are now playing on loop at the Ostranauts Steam page.

    The first day's stream was 1 hour of me playing the PAX demo with commentary. And the second stream was me playing a more recent development build, also with commentary.