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  • Patch 0.6.6.6 "Time Is Money" Update Is Live!

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.6.6 is now available on Steam, and we're calling it the "Time Is Money" Update.

    It includes a total economy rewrite. You now start with a ship mortgage, and payments due each 6 hours. The boneyard is larger, and the closer derelicts have already been picked clean.

    To make matters worse, K-Leg's not buying the good stuff anymore. But you heard of a fixer there who might.

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.5.7 Is Live!

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.5.7 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    This patch mainly addresses some issues identified by players in the last patch, plus adds some more quality of life enhancements to certain UIs and workflows.

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.5.4 Is Live!

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.5.4 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    We have a new task list in this patch, moved some UI stuff into a new animated PDA slide-out. Some nav station and inventory fixes. And beards!

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  • BBG Seeking Contract Programmer for Ostranauts

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    Hey Folks!

    Blue Bottle Games is seeking an experienced contract programmer for Ostranauts. Medium to long term engagement.

    More info about the job here.

    If anyone you know might be interested, please direct them to the above link. Thanks!

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.5.3 Is Live!

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.5.3 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    This is a small patch to address some additional issues people have noticed since 0.6.5.2.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.5.2 Is Live!

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.5.2 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    Mostly smaller bug fixes this time, addressing some issues with docking, inventory UI, and crew AI.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.5.0 Is Available

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    Hey Folks!

    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:

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.4.8 Is Live!

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.4.8 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    Mostly bug fixes and quality of life improvements in the wake of the big 0.6.4.7 patch, but still worth getting out to you sooner than later!

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.4.3 Is Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.4.3 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    This one's a short list, but had some worthwhile fixes we wanted to get to you asap.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch v0.6.4.2 Is Live!

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.4.2 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    We found one more cause of sudden air loss that we fixed. There's also a new turbo pump, and reversible air pump behaviors to use. Plus a bunch of UX improvements and bug fixes.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.4.1 Is Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.4.1 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly.

    This patch is largely bug fixes, but also includes some improvements to character creation, including non-random face customization, and fewer career repeats.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts Patch 0.6.4.0 Is Available

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    Hey Folks!

    Ostranauts v0.6.4.0 is now available on Steam, and your clients should be updating shortly. This, despite the fact that it's the Friday before vacation, which is usually a terrible idea :)

    (And on that note, the previous version, 0.6.3.9, will be on standby as the opt-in "public_test" beta should we need it.)

    This patch makes quite a few changes to socializing and the inventory UI, as well as several other fixes and tweaks.

    Specifically:

  • Ostranauts December 2020 Dev Update

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    Hey Folks!

    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!

  • 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!