Ostranauts v0.6.5.0 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.
This one's another fairly big one, covering a lot of AI improvements, social and inventory UI changes, and several other fixes and enhancements. It's a longer list than usual, so we've broken it into sections:
Been a while since we did a video, so I've got one of those to share today!
In it, I chat about how far we've come since September, the huge turnaround in review score, and some of the stuff we're working on now. Plus, I discuss a few of the things we have coming up soon, including AI improvements, in-game manuals, new product designs, and even new concept art!
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!