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It’s Demo Release Day! YAY! The last “demo” we released on steam was a very long time ago. In reality, it was a tech demo, which means there wasn’t much to do beyond flying around the world listening to the planet tell you a story. Add in a few neon lights and that would’ve been quite the trip! Today we’re happy to announce that we’re updating the Steam Demo with an entirely new one, which actually lets you experience what the game’s really about. It’s important to keep in mind that the demo is always going to be a few versions behind the latest release, so certain bits of functionality or bugs fixes will be missing. We’ve been receiving a lot of questions pertaining to whether or not someone’s PC can run The Universim. Now you can test it for yourself and get some peace of mind before you join our awesome family.
Our vision is clear: we would not encourage anyone looking for the best possible experience to purchase The Universim at this stage, due to it still being a work in progress. We understand that Early Access is not everyone's cup of tea, and we respect and appreciate that. We are incredibly fortunate to have our amazing community that continues to test and improve the game alongside us every day.
As you can tell, we’re also very passive with our marketing approach. We’re not investing anything into major game promotion campaigns just yet. At this stage, we’d rather put our efforts entirely into the development of the game instead of constantly trying to bring in more purchases for a quick fix. We hope the frequent patches with a great spread of new features and bug fixes proves that for you. We’re also holding back on contacting press at this time. If you're wondering why nobody talks about The Universim on gaming sites, now you know!
The new demo is available for download via Steam RIGHT NOW. It will be available through other digital distribution platforms later on. Let us know where you would like us to upload it.
Remember, we won’t be directly supporting the demo version with patches. Certain issues were resolved in newer updates, which is why we are avoiding the whole demo patching process, but none of them should be game breaking.
Please go ahead and share the news with your friends and family. As always, we encourage you to leave us your feedback on our Forums or join the live discussion on our Discord channel.
Also, don’t forget to follow The Universim and Crytivo on Twitter and Facebook. We publish updates pretty often there and would love to hear your opinion before we officially announce or present them on our website.
Oh, and before we forget. If, by any chance, you find yourself in Germany (Cologne) next month, be sure to stop by our stall at Gamescom for some great swag and a meet and greet with the team!
Thank you all for amazing love and support!
Crytivo loves you, too!
Hold on to your Nuggets! There’s quite a bit in store for you today. It’s been another amazing and super productive month. The team’s momentum never slows. They’ve been squashing bugs left and right, as well as improving the game’s performance and your overall experience in the game. So many things have been ironed out thanks to the help from all of you! Your support and feedback is outstanding and does more good than you could ever know. Please continue reporting bugs and issues via Discord, the Forums, or simply sending us Tweets or commenting on Facebook. Thank you for everything you do! Alright, let’s not make this all about you, shall we?
LOAD & SAVE (BETA)
We’re happy to announce the initial rollout of the Save and Load system \o/. We know, we’ve been keeping you waiting for quite some time, but this is a surprisingly complex system due to a few of the technical aspects of the game. This comes down to how we save procedurally-generated content. We needed to ensure 100% accuracy when you load your game back. We are releasing the system with a few limitations in somewhat of a beta mode. Right now, you’ll only be able to have a single save file, but remember that this is only for initial release. This will help us collect and identify bugs more easily.
How does it all work? We’re introducing unique saving mechanics to The Universim. Saving is going to be an actual part of the in-game experience, tied to a certain mechanic. In order to save your game, you’ll need to construct the Archive Building. This structure stores the entire history of the Nugget civilization (also known as save files). When the building is functioning properly, the game can be saved. If the building is destroyed, you’ll likely feel a slight build up of anxiety over the fact that progress will no longer be saved. There will also be an autosave option that will allow your Nuggets to write their history on their own. Of course, you can load your game back at any time from the Archive building or main menu.
As you probably already noticed, we want The Universim to be a challenging experience where every action can lead to a potential disaster for the Nugget civilization. As a result of the game being a work in progress, balancing might be an issue at times, but we work hard to fix issues as we go. At times, you might find yourself thinking that a particular feature is too aggressive or impossible to overcome. Please know that we are developing systems that will allow you to properly deal with negative situations and turn things around.
At this point, you’re going to have to choose to either hold onto your Nuggets or your buildings, because something is going to be blown away! Tornadoes have now been added to the game. They are the latest natural disaster to be implemented and will threaten your civilization whenever they appear on the planet. It’s an enormously destructive phenomenon that can potentially eradicate your entire civilization, but the good news is that it’s very rare and the chances of it hitting your village is very low. If it actually does decide to pay your civilization a visit however, we extend our condolences. In the future, you will be able to direct tornadoes using Creator Powers.
NUGGETS WITH BEARDS
Yes, you read that right! Now you can admire the glorious, shapely, and impeccably-groomed (well, maybe not always) facial hair found on certain Nuggets. What’s cooler than seeing a barbaric Nugget with a thick, red beard yelling unintelligibly about something in the middle of the village? It’s even better seeing them scream like an upset gerbil when picked up and thrown.
However, we didn’t just add beards to the game, we added the innovative Dynamic Beard System™ . With Research Perks, you’ll be able to alter how your civilization looks. Some perks will either reduce or increase the percentage of Nuggets that wear beards with pride. This can be something like the Stone Shaving Blades Perk. It has the unfortunate side effect of leaving Nuggets irreparably scarred, but they’ll feel so much fresher with a shaven face. On the bright side, the scarring will at least add something new to their usually emotionless appearance.
We feel that you might start getting overwhelmed with the amount of news being sent to you by your civilization. We decided to introduce the News Grouping System to remedy this. This system will combine a number of similar news stories that occur within a short time period together into a single event. Of course, we will allow you to choose the manner in which news is delivered to you from the News Archive panel. So far, there are 3 options: Full - will show you all news messages without grouping; Minimalistic - you’ll only see icons related to events; and Compact - similar news messages will be combined into groups. We hope you like it!
Introducing a new Age: The Age of Enbrightenment (Previously known as Medieval). We will be adding new structures and upgrading existing structures when the player advances to this point. So far, the upgrades we have are:
-Upgradable Farm - Increases available plots, and allows two farmers in each farm.
-Upgradable Well - Increased maximum water capacity and refill rate.
-Upgradable Reservoir - Doubled amount of water stored.
-Upgradable Water Pump - Double water output.
-Eatery and Hospital from previous patch.
To kick off the initial Creator Power implementation, we’re starting with the Heal Power. This Power allows you to heal Nuggets, repair buildings, or even regrow resources that have been harvested. It’s like a trusty multi-tool. You can select this Power from the Creator Power Menu and use it by holding the left CTRL button before clicking on the desired object. This feature is still in an incomplete state, so expect a few missing pieces here and there. The Heal Power will be improved in future patches. We rolled this Power out as quickly as possible in order to help combat the Engineer bug that could still potentially appear. This involves Engineers not performing tasks properly. We believe the bug to be fixed, but precautions are never a bad idea.
-New Improve Nugget Portraits in the Nuggets ID Cards. Now Nuggets have accessories and you can even rotate them.
-Now Evolution Tower Research Panel can be open from the main UI
NEW EVOLUTION PERKS
-Hide Bags - Increase Nugget carry capacity
-Tinctures - Increase Hospital heal speed
-Iron Stomachs - Decrease chance that Nuggets will get sick
-Fertilization - Unlocks Farm upgrade
-Artisanal Waterworks - Unlocks well, water pump & reservoir upgrades
-Cooking Utensils - Decrease Eatery cooking time
-Mortar & Pestle - Decrease hospital medicine preparation time
-Molars - Decrease the time it takes Nuggets to eat
There are so much more have been fixed and added, please continue reading here: NEW PATCH - ARCHIVED PATCH NOTES
Yes, we're going to Gamescom this year! If you’re planning on heading there, be sure to drop by our stall. We love meeting each and every one of you. Most of the team will be there to showcase The Universim to attendees. We’ll be there from August 22 to 26, and, you can find us at Hall 10.1 Aisle. Stop by to pick up some awesome swag. If you mention you’re already part of the family, we’ll treat you as a honored guest!
Our demo has become super outdated on Steam, so we're planning to release a new version in the middle of the month. Demo content will be limited, meaning that certain buildings will be locked and the game itself will be several updates behind the live version. We're also not offering any additional support for the demo. We want to give newcomers the opportunity to try the game out before they buy it. It will also act as a great tool to test your computer’s performance before purchase.
There are so much more have been fixed and added, please continue reading here: NEW PATCH - ARCHIVED PATCH NOTES
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