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.
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!
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!
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!
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?