Creativerse - PlayfulWinter
The holidays may be over, but there's still time to hop in to Creativerse and help Elfi save the day!

Elfi's Community Toy Drive will continue going strong until the morning of January 10th, at which time the event will end. Make sure to log in and trade Elfi any toys you've recovered before he retires to the tundra for some well-deserved rest!

In case you haven't heard, there are less than 2 million toys required to unlock the final community reward, which includes the super awesome Snowball Turret! Hop in today and help Elfi overcome Troggington's shenanigans!


FAQ:

  • Will my traps still work on those trifling trogs after the event ends?
    • Traps will continue to work normally after January 10th, but they will no longer be available in the store or as part of a Daily Login Reward.
  • What can I do with the toys I didn't trade in?
    • Players can trade their toys to Elfi up util his departure on January 10th. After that, you can store them however you like in await of Elfi's return!
  • What will happen to the new costume options?
    • Like the Halloween-themed costumes, the Winter holiday costumes will remain in the store as we build up a wider selection of costumes. That said, it is possible they will only be seasonally available in the future!
  • Will Elfi and Troggington ever return to Creativerse?
    • Elfi and Troggington will definitely return in time. In the meantime however, they have expended a lot of energy and require plenty of rest to recharge their batteries!
Creativerse - PlayfulWinter


Combeau is planning the ultimate New Year party. Not just any venue will do though, so he is enlisting help via Combeau’s Party Pad Contest!

Descended from a very long line of distinguished party animals, Combeau has won numerous awards for his event planning skills! Here’s your challenge to help him maintain his streak of epic festivities: create a blueprint for the most amazing party pad the Creativerse has ever seen!

How to Party Down the House & Win Big
Build, capture, and publish a celebration destination in the form of a Creativerse blueprint. Take some great screenshots of your build, then follow the steps below to enter.
We’ll pick EIGHT total winners (including three TOP prizewinners) and award those creators with:
  • GRAND PRIZE (1)
    • Glamorous Gold Gauntlet skin!
    • 5,000 coins
  • SECOND PRIZE (1)
    • Sparkling Silver Gauntlet skin!
    • 5,000 coins
  • THIRD PRIZE (1)
    • Bedazzling Bronze Gauntlet skin!
    • 5,000 coins
  • HONORABLE MENTION (a minimum of 5)
    • 5,000 coins
How to Enter
  • Post your entry (include both a link to your blueprint’s Steam Workshop page AND some screenshots to show it off) on the official contest thread on our Steam forums;
  • Or Tweet your entry (both the link and the pics) using the hashtag #CreativerseContest (make sure you’re following us so we can DM the winner).
Official Rules
  • The deadline for entries is Monday, January 15th, 2018 at noon CST.
  • Limit one entry per person.
  • You're free to work together with others, but the prize will go to the person that submits the winning entry.
  • Whether it’s a small yard party or a giant disco you’re making, your creativity should shine through your blueprint. Make us want to drop everything and dance!
    • Entries should be a single blueprint of any size (small, medium, or large).
    • Players of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. All entries will be considered regardless of skill level involved.
  • Use screenshots to show us details the blueprint thumbnail can’t capture!
  • Playful and Combeau will judge blueprints and select winners via either or all of the following criteria:
    • Creativity - The amount of thought and imagination that went into the blueprint, regardless of size, scope, or complexity.
    • Innovation - The way blocks and items are uniquely utilized within a build.
  • Players of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate
  • Make sure you’ve registered your e-mail in Creativerse so we can contact you if you win.
  • Playful employees, their families, rambeaus, and other creati-creatures are ineligible to participate or win.
  • Combeau required that we duly note he was most displeased with being overlooked for the recent blueprint contest. He uttered a muffled snort that roughly translates to “Cosmo-Chizzard can choke on a mushroom sandwich”.
  • No purchase necessary; purchase does not enhance chance of winning.
  • Void where prohibited.
Creativerse - PlayfulWinter

Happy Holidays, Creators!

Tis the season to spread cheer, and that’s exactly what the celebrated toymaker Elfi had planned to do -- before Troggington the Abominable Snow Trog made off with all of his toys, that is. Now, he’s depending on you to get back those presents and save the holidays for the whole Creativerse!

Elfi’s Toy Drive expands upon the dynamic event system introduced in the Halloween update with exciting new challenges and frosty cool rewards spanning classic holiday recipes and festive new goodies. New premium items round out the update with a flurry of new costume pieces and the supernaturally beautiful Frost Block Set!

Utilize Elfi’s Trog Traps to capture Troggington and his minions, take back those presents, and then return them to Elfi in exchange for a reward of your choice. That’s right -- this time you can pick and choose which rewards you want to aim for!

Work together with the community and surpass milestones to unlock a range of increasingly epic rewards. Speaking of range, did we mention we’re introducing a turret? Because we’re introducing a turret.

New Features and Content
  • Collect Trog Traps from your free login reward chests, then place them in your world to get toys back from Troggington.
  • Troggington has all kinds of shenanigans to throw at you! Don’t let him get the best of you, or he’ll get away!
  • Trade the recovered toys to the Holiday Elfis for even greater treasures!
  • Trade as many toys to elfis as you can to help the entire Creativerse community unlock special rewards!
  • Collect all of the Holiday Recipes
    • Blizzard Bomb
    • The Shur-Ice-n
    • Holiday Tree
    • Snow Buried Container
    • and a TON of classic Holiday recipes!
  • Stock up on special seasonal potions
    • Blizzard Potion
    • Jingle Juice
  • Work together as a community to unlock these additional recipe rewards
    • Ice Container
    • New Years Fireworks
    • Music Box
    • Snowball Turret
  • New Holiday Costumes
    • Frost Trog Costume Set
    • Holiday Hat
    • Candy Cane Sword
    • Frostbourne Sword
  • A new Frost Block Set
    • Snow Blower
    • Icicle
    • Ice Crystals
    • Ice Vines
    • Ice Spire
    • Rocky Ice Column
    • Ice Door
    • Snowcapped Ice Wall
    • Rocky Ice Wall
    • Ice Door
    • Ice Bed
Improvements
  • Update encounter system UI
  • New re-factored Trader UI
  • New Encounter Types and Challenges
Bugfixes
  • Fixed a rare inventory loss issue
Creativerse R50 - Elfi’s Toy Drive
Creativerse - Brainsloth

Greetings, Creators!

This update is all about three things: Greater stability. Improved performance. Column blocks shaped from the finest, pointiest, shredded leaves.

Stability & Performance

We heard your feedback that game performance is due for a tune-up, and we've dived deep under the hood to make impactful improvements with the goal of getting Creativerse to run as smooth as a Miru's central eyeball (which we assume is pretty smooth, although we're not gonna get close enough to a Miru to find out).

Importantly, with this update Creativerse is now a 64-bit game - an upgrade we expect will significantly improve stability and reduce crashing.

A Cornucopia of Columns

"I don't care about all that technical mumbo jumbo; give me round things!" - someone, probably

We've got you, fam. Get thee to a processor to start churning out gloriously round column versions of eighteen of your favorite blocks (all free in the core game, btw).

So fire up a more stable, more performant Creativerse today and experience... the Column Craze!

New Features and Content
  • 18 new column blocks - free for everyone!
    • Lumite Column (process Lumite Wall)
    • Corrupted Stone Column (process Corrupted Stone Wall)
    • Diamond Column (process Diamond Glass)
    • Hardened Lava Column (process Hardened Lava Wall)
    • Igneous Column (process Igneous Wall)
    • Iron Column (process Iron Wall)
    • Spiral Limestone Column (process Spiral Limestone Column block)
    • Straight Limestone Column (process Straight Limestone Column block)
    • Bedrock Column (process Bedrock Wall)
    • Limestone Column (process Limestone Wall)
    • Obsidian Column (process Obsidian Brick Wall)
    • Stacked Stone Column (process Stacked Stone Wall)
    • Yellow Wood Column (process Yellow Wood Wall)
    • Blue Wood Column (process Blue Wood Wall)
    • Red Wood Column (process Red Wood Wall)
    • Wood Column (process Wood Wall)
    • Thatched Column (process Thatched Wall)
    • Shredded Leaves Column (process Shredded Leaves)
Improvements
  • Creativerse is now built using the 64-bit Unity platform *
    • This will improve stability and reduce crashing.
  • Various performance improvements
    • Improved occlusion culling
    • Improved sound loading
    • Reduced entity unloading cost
    • Other minor improvements
  • Elevation indicator added to death statue compass UI element
  • Creativerse sprites added to the arc sign! Use this new tag
    • Format: <sprite="icons_00" index=0>
    • Try different index values and sprite=”icons_01”, too!
Bugfixes
  • Refitted Pumpkiru’s Top Hat so it fits better on the Calavera Cabeza costume
  • Fixed issue where multiple flashlight sources could be allocated (degrading performance and requiring multiple toggles to switch them off)
  • Adjusted creature positions so they aren’t floating above the terrain, which was weird
  • “Server draining” messages now appear properly
  • Fixed incorrect “stick” weapon sometimes appearing on the character equipment screen
  • Fix for invisible textures on slabs and slopes in certain placement configurations
  • Fix for some discontinued item bundles not being properly claimable
  • Fix for sign text sometimes not rendering correctly
  • Fix for some machine hotspot text not showing
* An overwhelming majority of our players are running 64-bit operating systems and won't have to do anything but enjoy a more stable gameplay experience. However, a very small subset of players are still running 32-bit versions of Windows, which are no longer supported. If you're one of those players, we've put together this FAQ to help.

Creativerse R49 - The Column Craze!
Creativerse - PlayfulWinter
Hello Creators,

Over the past few months, we have investigated reports of reduced performance and worked hard on changes that will reduce crashes and improve overall game performance. Our update tentatively scheduled for November 15th will contain a number of performance optimizations, and will upgrade Creativerse to a 64-bit client.

Upgrading to a 64-bit client will address a majority of memory-related crashes players report and set Creativerse on a path for more ambitious content. A vast majority of our players are already utilizing 64-bit operating systems, and are all set to enjoy the improved gameplay. A small number of players however, are still running 32-bit versions of Windows which will no longer be supported with the update release

In preparation for the release, we have put together an FAQ to help you make sure your system is prepared:

MAC USERS:
  • I use Mac OS X, will I be able to play after the update?
    • Mac OS X is a 64-bit operating system, so you are all set!

WINDOWS USERS:
  • How can I tell if I am using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows?
    • Use this guide. Follow the instructions for your version of Windows under "Determine if Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 is 32-bit or 64-bit"
  • How can I tell if my computer can run a 64-bit version of Windows?
    • Use this guide. Follow the instructions under "Windows CPU type"
  • Okay, I'm running a 32-bit version of Windows and my and my CPU does not support 64-bit. Can I still play?
    • Unfortunately this means you won't be able to play since you cannot install the 64-bit version of Windows on your system without an upgrade.
  • Alright, I'm running a 32-bit version of Windows and my CPU does support 64-bit
    • You're in luck! This means you're using a 32-bit version of Windows but your CPU can run a 64-bit version, so you may be able to upgrade.
Edit: Updated the projected date of the release to Wednesday, November 15
Creativerse - PlayfulWinter
The Great Pumpkiru's sweet tooth has nearly been laid to rest and is almost ready for its yearly slumber! Pumpkiru's Candy Campaign will officially end on November 14th, so make sure to log in and trade him for those pumpkin treasures before he leaves!

You guys did an amazing job and we couldn't be prouder. Can you believe that over 1,500,000 idols were destroyed!? That's a lot of zeroes!


FAQ:

  • What about the idols? Will they still work?
    • Idols will continue to work normally after November 14th, but they will no longer be available in the store or as a Daily Login Reward.
  • What can I do with all this leftover candy?
    • Candy can be traded to Pumpkiru up until the time of his departure on November 14th. After that time, it's your choice: will you save the candy for next year, or enjoy the sweets yourself?
  • What will happen to the new costumes?
    • We’re planning to leave the Halloween-themed costumes in the store for a while as we build up a wider selection of costumes, but it’s possible in the future they would start to be available only seasonally.
  • Will the Great Pumpkiru return?
    • Yes! And if Pumpkiru Jr does well enough in school, he may even get to participate a bit more next time!
Oct 26, 2017
Creativerse - Brainsloth

Surprise, Creators!

Pumpkiru’s Candy Campaign is still in full swing, so there’s plenty of time yet to banish thieving ghosts back to the spirit realm and return mounds of succulent candy to a monstrous yet admirably well-dressed Miru NPC in exchange for horrifying seasonal recipes and something called... “bat juice.” But would Halloween even be Halloween without costumes? Thankfully we’ll never have to find out, because costumes have come to Creativerse!

This small but sugary-sweet second Halloween update establishes the foundation for a new premium costume system. We’ve added a Hauntster’s claw-ful of (cosmetic, totally optional) costume pieces - like the Great Pumpkiru’s iconic top hat! - to the store, and are planning to add many more in the future.

We’re also continuing our focus on improvements and bugfixes, and we expect a fix for collisions and the upcoming upgrade to a 64-bit client to help make your play experience a bit smoother.

New Features and Content
  • Costumes - just in time for Halloween!
    • Costumes are premium, account-bound cosmetic swaps that can be worn in any world.
    • Heads, hats, gauntlets, weapons, and the flashlight are currently supported.
    • We’ll unlock more costume slots and add many more costumes in the future!
  • New premium costumes available!
    • Calavera Cabeza (Head)
    • Pumpkiru’s Top Hat (Hat)
    • The Hulking Hand (Gauntlet Skin)
    • Grim Reaper (Weapon Skin)
    • Crypt Cutter (Weapon Skin)
    • Ghostly Flashlight (Flashlight)
      • Requires Creativerse Pro
      • We’re giving this away for free for a limited time! Use the code GHOSTLYGHIFT in the store to permanently unlock the Ghostly Flashlight costume for your account.
Improvements
  • Added visual indicator icons for claim settings when passing a claim boundary
  • Chat icon indicators for world owners and admins
  • Your weapon now gets put away during glider flight. So much safer!
Bugfixes
  • Fix for collision bug introduced in previous hotfix that caused more frequent launches into the air for players and creatures
  • Claim admins can now adjust advanced options properly
  • Taming bell and washer no longer show up incorrectly in third-person
  • Beacons are now visible on shelves and in other containers
Creativerse R48 - Pumpkiru's Candy Campaign Continues
Creativerse - PlayfulWinter


Greetings, Creators!

Mischievious ghosts have stolen all of the Great Pumpkiru's candy, and he's counting on YOU to bust the thieves and reclaim his trove of sweets!

Pumpkiru’s Candy Campaign introduces an exciting new set of dynamic challenges for players to conquer and earn phenomenal rewards ranging from classic Halloween recipes to mysterious new goodies!

Exorcise the ghastly hordes by your lonesome to amass a mountain of candy, or join up with friends and turn those wicked tricksters into treats. In return, the Great Pumpkiru, the first NPC in Creativerse, will give you access to his curious collection of pumpkin treasure!

New login rewards, and an overarching community event add to the seasonal fun! Log in regularly to see what you get, and work with the community to pass milestones and unlock epic pumpkin treasures for the whole Creativerse!

New Features and Content:
  • Free Login Rewards! Log in periodically and visit the main menu to claim loot-filled reward chests.
  • New Halloween Event: Pumpkiru's Candy Campaign
    • Collect Haunted Idols from your free login reward chests, then place them in your world to summon frightening creatures.
    • Defeat these creatures - alone or with friends - to earn candy and other rewards!
      • Rewards are instanced so everyone that helped gets their own loot chest
    • Collect and trade candy to the Great Pumpkiru for even greater treasures!
    • Complete as many Haunted Idol challenges as you can to help the entire Creativerse community unlock even more special rewards!
  • Collect the full set of spooky seasonal recipes
    • Vlad-a-Rang
    • Scare Flare
    • Flaming Skull
    • Haunted Fireworks
    • and TEN classic Haunted Nights recipes!
  • Stock up on special seasonal potions
    • Bat Juice
    • Marigold Potion
  • Work together as a community to unlock these additional recipe rewards
    • Candy Skull Banner
    • Candy Skull Statue
    • Candy Skull Candle (Red, Blue, & Yellow)
    • Candy Skull Candles
    • Pumpkin Chest
    • Royal Pumpkin Chest
    • Pumpkiru's King Chest

Improvements:
  • Rebalanced coin prices on blueprint kits
  • Price and contents adjusted for some item bundles
  • Minor AI behavior improvements
  • Go long! Flares can now be tossed further
  • Screenshots taken in game now save as {timestamp}_screenshot.png to the Creativerse folder on your desktop
  • Players can now aim through one another when PvP is disabled
  • New, more informative player compass indicator icons

Bugfixes:
  • Fixes for aggressive creatures not targeting all players in multiplayer
  • Fixed broken mouse sensitivity option
  • Sensor text no longer improperly overlays blueprint capture screen
  • Sensor text now captured in blueprints
  • Fix for rare issues where unlocalized text or incorrect languages would sometimes appear
  • Fix for some memory crashes on OS X
  • Flashlight promises to correctly remember its on/off state when you log in
  • Effects from creatures (like fire, and freeze) can no longer be removed by clicking the icon on the HUD
  • “Hold LMB to Attack” tutorial message properly cleared when switching between mining and melee mode
  • Blueprint tags menu scroll bar now appears automatically
  • Slider thumbs for LED color sliders can now be selected correctly

Note:

We've been monitoring reports of excessive crashing over the last couple releases, and we're working actively to reduce crashing and improve the gameplay experience. One major step towards eliminating memory-related crashes will be for us to upgrade Creativerse to a 64-bit version.

For the huge majority of our players, this will be a seamless transition, and you won't have to do anything but enjoy the improved performance. However, a very small subset of our players are currently running 32-bit versions Windows, which will cease to be supported when Creativerse becomes 64-bit. If you're not sure whether you're on a 32 or 64-bit OS, we've compiled some informative links in this thread.

We're announcing this change now so everyone has plenty of time to make sure they're 64-bit compatible. We'll absolutely post again with a more definite timeframe as we get closer to making the switch to 64-bit.

Creativerse R47 - Pumpkiru’s Candy Campaign
Creativerse - PlayfulWinter


The Galactic Chizzard Coop is all fired up, and Cosmo-Chizzard is ready to break the laws of space and time to bring you Cosmo-Chizzard’s Blueprint Contest!

It’s no secret that Cosmo-Chizzard knows a thing or two about being a space cadet, and now’s time to show him...and the universe...what you’ve got! Here’s your challenge: create the most incredible sci-fi themed blueprint in the entire Creativerse!

How to Blow Cosmo’s Mind & Win Big

Build, capture, and publish an amazing sci-fi themed blueprint in Creativerse. Take some great screenshots of your build, then follow the steps below to enter.

We’ll pick EIGHT total winners (including three TOP prizewinners) and award those creators with:
  • GRAND PRIZE (1)
    • Brand new, never-before-seen Gold Gauntlet skin!
    • 5,000 coins
  • SECOND PRIZE (1)
    • Stunning Silver Gauntlet skin!
    • 5,000 coins
  • THIRD PRIZE (1)
    • Impressive Bronze Gauntlet skin!
    • 5,000 coins
  • HONORABLE MENTION (5)
    • 5,000 coins
How to Enter
  • Post your entry (include both a link to your blueprint’s Steam Workshop page AND some screenshots to show it off) on the official contest thread on our Steam forums;
  • Or Tweet your entry (both the link and the pics) using the hashtag #CreativerseContest (make sure you’re following us so we can DM the winner).
Official Rules
  • The UPDATED deadline for entries is Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:01 AM CST.
  • Limit one entry per person.
  • You're free to work together with others, but the prize will go to the person that submits the winning entry.
  • Your blueprint’s creativity and design should blow our minds straight into the future!
  • Use screenshots to show us details the blueprint thumbnail can’t capture!
  • Blueprints will be judged and winners selected by Playful and Cosmo-Chizzard himself. (He was the chief decision maker of his home world before he accidentally destroyed it, after all!)
  • Make sure you’ve registered your e-mail in Creativerse so we can contact you if you win.
  • Playful employees, their families, and survivors from Cosmo-Chizzard’s home world are ineligible to participate or win.
  • Cosmo-Chizzard has a bet with fellow contest host Combeau that his entries will be ten times as stunning as the ones for Combeau’s Adventure
  • Contest – don’t let him down!
  • Gauntlet skin prizes may require some additional in-game hookup, and will be issued as soon as possible.
  • No purchase necessary; purchase does not enhance chance of winning.
  • Void where prohibited.
Sep 20, 2017
Creativerse - Brainsloth

Greetings, Creators!

The Galactic Update really feels like two updates in one.

First, we're over the moon to present the new Galactic Super Bundle! Our most stellar premium recipe pack yet features fantastic futuristic designs that'll be perfect for sci-fi-inspired creations -- and you'll definitely want the beautiful and deadly-sharp Flux Incapacitator on hand for any Galactic "Treks" or "Wars" you have coming up.

You can pick up the super bundle from the store today, and while you’re there claim a complimentary blueprint kit for the out-of-this-world Galactic Chizzard Coop to try out all the new blocks for free!

And second, the Blueprint Revolution is back! We’ve unlocked several powerful features that make creating and building blueprints easier and more fun than ever. Now you can capture complex machines and decorations in your blueprints, start building faster using block kits for player-created blueprints, and wield an explosive new blueprint building ability -- Burst Fill!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1126272380
New Features and Content
  • Galactic Super Bundle now available for purchase! 🚀
    • Can I interest you in a free sample? Visit the store to pick up a kit for the out-of-this-world Galactic Chizzard Coop blueprint for zero coins!
  • Core blocks added:
    • Reinforced Glass Slope
    • Reinforced Glass Slope Inner & Outer Corners
  • Blueprint kits for player-created blueprints now available!
    • Get the blocks instantly for any blueprint in the workshop, plus they come in a really sturdy crate.
    • Custom block-swapped blueprints? No problem, we’ve got custom kits now.
    • Kits are dynamically priced based on block type and count.
  • New Blueprint Ability: Burst Fill
    • Right-click to place multiple similar blueprint blocks at once!
    • Hold SHIFT and right-click to place just one block.

Improvements
  • Item stack size increased to 300!
  • Advanced Blueprint Capture
    • Capture blocks now save machine connections and object settings (like sign text or that lamp you left ON even though you were the last one to leave the room)
    • Teleporters, shelves, and other decorative containers are captured with the items they contain
      • Note: these special captured items can’t be removed by the blueprint builder, but they can be overwritten with real items
  • Creatures got smarter: improved combat pathing and more accurate creature targeting
  • Fences got smarter: they now only link to flat sides of slopes, stairs, corners, and slabs
  • Added copy/paste buttons for LED block settings
  • Holiday event recipes can no longer be learned on adventures. But is that a spooky sensation we detect in the air...?

Bugfixes
  • Fix for messed-up medieval stairs texture
  • Teleporters and placemats properly render in blueprint previews
  • Pressure plate now can be properly targeted by wiring tool
  • Fix for missing message when dragging ore onto quickbar
  • Minor localization fixes
  • Fix for swords & crowbars appearing giant in decorative containers
  • Fix for some block phaser exploits
  • Memory management improvements (which may help prevent some crashes)

Creativerse R46 - The Galactic Update
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