Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville - sarahnorthway
This update fixes issues with Steam achievements in the Mac version, and some other minor bugs. Also the interface for placing traps is a little better, and those faction related "friend" perks are now more useful.

Thanks to everyone who reported these problems and others using the in-game bug reporter!

Version 1.6.18 Changelog:

  • Fix "corruption" error with some video cards while loading a game

Version 1.6.17 Changelog:

  • Disposables (traps, bombs, medkits etc) can be placed multiple times more quickly now
  • Added passive effects to faction friend perks (+10% to respect increases, +1% respect/turn when low)
  • Fixed wording on Stranger Danger options
  • Fixed survivors losing Devout trait at start of game from no churches
  • Fix rotten survivors being disease vectors
  • Fixed steam cheevos on mac
  • Upgraded to Adobe AIR 25
Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville - sarahnorthway
Hey everyone! Just a quick update with some minor bugs that have been reported through Rebuild 3's handy in-game feedback tool. Thanks so much everyone for helping me track these down!


fixed dutch diary (thanks to pinguin333!)
fix to hospital babies event
fix special crowbar names
fix gifting items to pig farmers
fix infinitely allying with some faction
fix lily hearing lily cry
fix clicking on faction portraits on pages 2+
fix load screen warning on some weird android kernels
fix backup/restore system
fix pilots begging you to let them on an airplane
fix bartenders getting confused with preachers

chill out the dangerous zed in Trail especially on Easy difficulty
fixed spies becoming visible after Spotting Spies tech researched
fixed leave city hall goal
fixed accidentally double-clicking squads during mission assignment

make regular ending more clear with a goal and shorter wait before win announcement

Now back to prototyping for the Next Big Thing...
Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville - sarahnorthway
Looks like things are running smoothly in Deadsville now. I've been off in an entirely different universe working on a VR Puzzle game called Fantastic Contraption which we released a couple weeks ago.

I came back to Rebuild to fix a few issues and got all nostalgic looking through the code. This game filled my waking life for 3 years - morning, noon, nights and weekends I worked on it and worried about it. Rebuild 3 is my greatest accomplishment, but it did wreck my psyche and break my heart. I'll always love it though. <3

politicians can bring an extra survivor with them instead of spawning a random extra one
halve the number of squares you need on epic size maps
can now upload zip files with multiple properties text files to Steam Workshop
better cleanup of ghost missions
better cleanup of schmooze missions
click on faction portrait to find their location even if unscouted
fixed wrong pronouns in several events
fixed error noise when spawning first zombie icon in tutorial
fixed bath salts count so it doesn't always say 200
fixed nelson questline ending and reward
fixed mobs aren't destroyed when moving through factions
fixed calling dead mother/father "my daugher"
fixed game center issue on android
use pastebin for backup / restore over internet
Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville - sarahnorthway
If you're curious about language modding in Rebuild 3, I've got a page here that explains how, and I've set up a place for fans to work together to translate the game here, since damn it is a HUGE job. Kudos to everyone currently working on it!

Version 1.5.6 changelog (since 1.5.3):
support for more language pack characters and accents
can now upload mods as zip files containing multiple text files
improved handling of google games / gamecenter errors on game load
stop making noise on errors on slower devices
stop logging to cookies on slower devices
reduce logging to speed up performance
improved error handling during backup/restore
flamethrower and flare gun now count as firearms and need ammo
crowbar now classified as melee weapon
fixed "+ distance" danger hover text
fixed recruitment schmooze event
fixed mod persistence on some devices
fixed government rotten mission quest flickering
fixed tutorial danger image
Nov 11, 2015
Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville - sarahnorthway
Various bug fixes and a mode that makes the game's colors easier to tell apart if you're colorblind. Hey and I finally fixed that perma-pause bug! Whoo! Thanks to the players who made that possible by reporting it from inside the game.


added color blind mode
make rare events a little more common
make cricket bats more common
added REM PERK to the debug menu
click on faction face to zoom over to their fort
add where button to "Ally or Eliminate X Factions" goal
fixed text for already equipped by someone
fixed difficulty display text
fixed game doesn't unpause due to hidden equipment/happiness menu
fixed commander perk and some incorrect bonus level roundoffs
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Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville - sarahnorthway
Though I've been busy working on a new game for the Vive and Steam VR, I'm still giving Rebuild 3 the love. And now so can you!

You can now create mods that edit game settings or language files, molding Rebuild 3 into what you want it to be. See the Config > Modding menu in the game, and the official website for more information.

Version 1.3.3 - 1.5.2 changelog:

create config mods and distribute with the steam workshop
create language mods and distribute with the steam workshop
upgraded to air release
updating mods
installing/removing/updating mods in non-steam environments
added another way to find the hope lab
add where buttons for several plot notice hints
move radial buttons to top so others don't overlap
new look for MissionMenu and it's back on slower devices
larger fonts option makes results menu easier to read
consolidated config menu graphics options
moved Hide Survivors from config menu to debug menu
don't require a reboot after switching graphics options
place tooltips correctly on larger/denser screen resolutions
ignore setting or logfile save failures but always display autosave fails
switch to tiny textures on mobile if crash occurs while initializing bigger ones
backup/restore function on save menu lets you manually move savegames to other devices
Log Autosave debug feature now copies savegame to clipboard
can now change difficulty from bottom of info > government menu
new tiny textures setting for iPad 2, iPad mini 1, all iPod Touches
show bunkers and tower upgrades in light graphics mode
made preloader continue button more responsive
fixed weemen event, get a flamethrower not rocket launcher
fixed berries event, allow researching again
fixed people dying with no notice
fixed incorrect death reasons
fixed roamers blocking quests
fixed spawning mobs on potential quests
fixed disappearing goal in hope
fixed black map after changing graphics quality
fixed right side notices disappearing on load
fixed right side notices overlapping
fixed wonky survivor faces after changing graphics quality
fixed reward for spokane government plotline
fixed (maybe?) survivors disappearing between cities
fixed ghost missions
fixed scrolling text on results
fixed resizing in vancouver
fixed GameConfig settings like GOAT_YEAR
fixed children appearing the wrong age
fixed double kathleens
fixed preloader error copy to clipboard on mobile
Jul 30, 2015
Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville - sarahnorthway
Hi everyone! Yes Rebuild 3's out but there's no rest for the wicked... and I guess that's me. I've fixed many small bug fixes and done a bunch of optimizing to keep the game running smoothly on older machines. Maybe those damned sticky survivors are finally unstuck... we'll see.

And 3 changes by popular demand:

1. Survivors no longer have their levels nerfed between cities. I originally did this as a balancing issue, so make sure you adjust your difficulty accordingly if you plan to storm into a new city with five level 20 tanks (which is super fun, don't get me wrong!).

2. You can now pause/unpause while in menus by clicking the tiny pause icon at the bottom-right. The game won't start ticking until you exit the menu.

3. And bath salts addiction wears off over time now if you ban them.


Version 1.2 (1.2.8) changelog:
more tooltips on config buttons and missions
improved overlapping mission select buttons
tweaked autoequip algorithm
scale up hud on older devices and huge monitors
stopped nerfing survivor levels between cities (DREAM_TEAM_MAX_LEVEL set to 999)
increased rockstar perk benefit to double positive respect, half negtive respect
mention that irrigation, pesticides and fertilizer also increase food storage
allow clicking the very bottom-right to pause and unpause while menus are showing
pause time while moving map in light graphics mode
switched to regular tooltips in info menu
bath salts addicts slowly lose their addiction if you ban the drugs
fixed researching the cure too early
fixed occasional weirdness with oceans disappearing
fixed double Lily Badejo (again)
fixed yet another case of unclickable survivors (I hope)
fixed ghost missions preventing missions from advancing
fixed friendly faction units raiding/attacking/sabotaging
fixed sad friends when survivors leave to join other factions
fixed sad friends when survivors disappear but are later found
fixed some missions sticking around too long in spokane
fixed roads disappearing on gpu context lost
fixed wrong happiness change in child finds object event
fixed showing +20 and -20 had a nice chat
fixed freeze near beginning of Hope
fixed blowing up airplane doesn't stop airplane events
fixed spawning rare mission buildings on the other side of the map
fixed wrong city size if starting a new game while a menu is closing
fixed wonky pinch zoom on some systems
fixed tooltip flickering on mouseOut
fixed black screen while loading cities in light animations mode
fixed you can now build new city halls in Hope and Abbotsford
fixed zooming with small textures and reduced max zoom in from 2x to 1.5x
fixed removed airplane from hope (extra good this time)
fixed make hope lab easier to find with three new reveal methods
fixed made hope reminder stop jumping up every day
fixed hud food info now includes hunting estimates
fixed prevent roamers from roaming into impassible territoryc
fixed shorter tooltips for buildings
fixed dates on happiness panel
fixed adjacent friendly faction guards showing as dangerous
fixed bonuses from police officer, pizza driver, doctor
fixed tooltips popping up over menus and when you click buttons
fixed main leader side by side when announcing a baby
fixed more consistent timed autosaving
fixed survivor coin faces half-disappearing
fixed survivors now keep all their different skills between levels
fixed some multitouch dragging issues
optimized gpu draw calls
optimized remove blur and glow filters in light graphics mode
optimized remove custom font and leader face from hud in light graphics mode
optimized disable detailed 4096x4096 textures in light graphics mode
optimized default to light graphics and animations on older pcs
optimized double buffering on unit atlas by targeting air 18
optimized disabled advanced telemetry logging
optimized adding new colin heads and changing main leader head on the hud
optimized scrolling boxes
Jun 18, 2015
Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville - sarahnorthway
Version 1.1 should fix all the issues I know about so far. Notably, survivor stacks shouldn't become unclickable anymore, and the rare and hidden Origin plotline is now less impossible to start (yes, that achievement was impossible before).

If I you find a new issue, or those damn survivors still find their way to an unclickable state, please report it to me from inside the game's feedback menu under the config gear. Then try saving and re-loading your savegame as a temporary fix for whatever ails ya.


fixed prevent dead guys from converting / being converted
fixed some events happening too soon
fixed power plant part being produced after bought
fixed fractional zombie mob sizes
fixed blurry scrollbox faces after resize
fixed better explained airplane passenger list changes
fixed previous children can now never be married okay no more 14yo brides
fixed gangwar mall no longer needs to be beside your fort
fixed better explained reset campaign
fixed riffs "0 missions" goal sticking around
fixed airplane to nowhere
fixed try harder to keep survivor squads together when ending missions
fixed soldiers returning home and ending up outside the fort
fixed fixed gender on a bunch of kickstarter character names
fixed update picture for resurrected survivors so they don't look dead
fixed referring to children as "true"
fixed returning to recruits but they've changed to a different event
fixed schmoozing about priority policy needs level 8 leader
fixed equip menu appearing behind mission menu
fixed event where you ask if you should give yourself ammo
fixed multiple Lilly(sic) Badejos
fixed invisible survivors (hopefully...)
fixed kids helping out with "[missioning]"
fixed rounding respect value for 50% trade requirement
fixed disabling ambience triggers song change
fixed factions taking quest buildings
fixed advance villain plot if you haven't found HQ after 200 days
fixed various typos
fixed cancel alliance missions on war, alliance or destruction
fixed corrupt savegames from units saved without survivors
fixed guy hiding on farm's rifle
fixed vancouver study plant mission
fixed bridges turning black when blowing them up - now indestructible
fixed gustav sells fuel more reliably
fixed chosen ones complain about policy after they are destroyed
fixed gustav talking about mertsi repeatedly
fixed made starting the origin questline easier
fixed pinch zoom remembers state
fixed mac software mode bug
fixed parents forgetting children & vice versa
fixed inaccessible buildings in a faction you've been attacking
fixed (maybe) unclickable squares bug
fixed ba-bonk when main leader is overrun by zombies while recovering
fixed wrong formal survivor names in attack text
fixed ice cream quest continuing after pig farmers destroyed
fixed cure being available to research too early
fixed recruit leadership requirements now accept fractional values
fixed (again) "arg3" and wrong names in attack results
fixed no more airplane in hope, too confusing and busted
Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville - (Adam Smith)

If you want to spoil other games that straddle the imagined psychogeography of the casual/hardcore divide forever, the Rebuild series [official site] is a good place to look. On the surface, these strategic games of zombie uprising aftermath survival and urban reclamation are simple, colourful resource-gathering exercises, but they’re cleverly balanced and squeeze plenty of flavour out of the setting. Since the earliest Flash incarnation of the concept, Sarah Northway’s games have appealed to me – ideal to dip into during the eternal coffee break of the soul.

The third title adds factions, a splendid revamped UI and much more. I’ve played the early versions of the Early Access release but now, with the campaign complete, the game is ready to launch.

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