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The last planned content patch of InDev 33 is here, introducing 9 brand new maps in a brand new biome, and created by a member of the community no less! The Red Sands biome, by Shade (Give him a follow on Twitter as a thank you!)

In addition to the new biome, I've also fixed a ton of bugs and improved the AI. So be sure to check out the change log!

If you're interested in following development much more closely, don't forget to follow me on Twitter or join the awesome community on Discord!

InDev 33e Change Log

Miscellaneous Changes
  • 9 new maps have been added to the world map, creating a brand new "Red Sands" biome to explore!
  • Increased the threat range of hostile towers and mobs.
  • Added several community contributors to the credits page.
  • Monsters can no longer spawn from incomplete buildings.
  • "Clear Resources from Road" AI added that will prevent incorrect resources from sitting on a road and stopping your way makers from upgrading it.
  • New builder AI improvements that should help avoid the "Waiting for one last hit of work" taking forever because the worker tasked with the job is on the other side of the village.
  • All other panels on the world map now close when the player attempts to open a chest or complete a goal.
  • The total available storage resource counts on the resource bar and panel no longer count buildings with paused or banned resources.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a crash if you tried to place a building or draw terrain with a very tall shadow on the most-eastern or southern edge of the map.
  • "Ready to migrate" no longer pops up on already established villages with migrants en route.
  • Fixed a rare bug if a mob was killed while another mob was attacking it, and you saved and exited the game before the other mob's AI reset, it could cause a crash on reload.
  • Fixed total years being offset by 1 day.
  • Workers no longer repair abandoned buildings.
  • Fixed a bug where water harvesting will not respect if a building's storage if paused or disabled when deciding to harvest more water, possibly causing an over harvesting problem.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash with no sound device active.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes some goals that has map specific requirements on maps you didn't yet occupy would cause the game to crash.
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This is a fairly small bug fix patch, correcting a few issues that creeped up in InDev 33. If you're looking for the previous "Passive Tips" update, check out InDev 33c's change log.

If you're interested in following development much more closely, don't forget to follow me on Twitter or join the awesome community on Discord!

InDev 33d Change Log

Miscellaneous Changes
  • Clearing terrain, roads, digging and all harvest AI now obey the new threat map introduced in InDev 33c, and should drastically cut down on villager's suicidal behavior when new work becomes available after pushing back the corruption.
  • Increased the rate trash decays in the corruption.
  • Decreased the rate corruption destroys natural resources like trees and food.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a crash if you assigned road work to upgrade to a path, and before the road was actually upgraded to a path one was generated naturally on the same tile, causing a loop in the road AI and eventually crashing the game when the AI tried to interact with that tile.
  • Guards posting at a building being upgraded no longer has a very small chance of crashing the game.
  • Implemented a possible fix for the rare bug that could sometimes cause resources to be generated in a building that was just destroyed, causing the game to crash next reload.
  • Fixed a rare bug that would corrupt a save file if you saved and exited while you were carrying a resource your hand.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause organizers to accidentally place the wrong resources in the wrong buildings, mainly keys. Credit to Veldrin on Discord.
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InDev 33c has arrived, introducing a new passive tip system that should help newbies out a bunch. Now you guys get the same information, but more on your terms, rather than the prior "interrupt your game and slap you in the face with a wall-o-text" method. Now, tips will pop up when conditions are met, and float around the area that triggered them, so you can click on them when you're ready.

This patch also introduces a mess of bug fixes, balance changes to trash, and the first half of a new "threat awareness" system that will greatly cut down on workers doing things in unsafe areas of the map.

As per usual, check out the change log! :)

If you're interested in following development much more closely, don't forget to follow me on Twitter or join the awesome community on Discord!

InDev 33c Change Log

Passive Tip System
  • Most tips now pop up and hover around what triggered them, waiting for the player to click on them.
  • New tip sound has been added.
  • New tips have been added related to over harvesting, resource decay and walls being attacked.

Trash Re-balance
  • All trash is worth 50% less "trash points", meaning it will be burned/destroyed faster.
  • Trashy cubes are still worth the same trash points, but with trashy trash worth half as much, that means it takes 2x more trashy trash to make a single cube. Buffing cubes indirectly because now you can condense more trash into one cube.
  • Burners are roughly 20% faster, but since trash is also worth 50% less trash will also be destroyed 60% faster (50% less points, 20% faster rate). eg; it consumes "trash points" 20% faster, and trash is worth 50% less points.
  • Trashy Loot Boxes spawn rates reduced 66%.

Miscellaneous Changes
  • The custom resource bar can now list up to 32 items.
  • Greatly reduced the memory footprint of the new save system.
  • Migration Way Station can no longer store trash.
  • New threat map system implemented, that will help prevent workers from getting near towers and monsters to collect resources or build and repair roads. In a future patch, it will be utilized for many other work tasks as well.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing water bottle refining from progressing in the goals system.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing some fight or flight mechanics to miscalculate.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause paths to not generate on commonly walked tiles.
  • Fixed processing trash goal.
  • The game will no longer crash if you try to move the world map with WASD controls or edge scrolling when a game mode has not yet been selected.
  • Game no longer crashes when a monster tries to spawn and no corruption exists.
  • Implemented a possible fix for a very rare crash if the dedicated threads are in the middle of work when the player exits the region.
  • Fixed a bug where the game would crash if couriers or migrants tried to leave a map and couldn't find an exit.
  • Fixed an issue where empty profile folders from previously deleted cloud save data would be listed as "Corrupted".
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Greetings fellow and future deities!

Rise to Ruins is on sale for the next 48 hours at its lowest historic price on Steam, only $3.40 (or, 66% off)! This will be the lowest price point you will see Rise to Ruins on Steam for a very long time, so if you're interested in buying, now is the time!

This is part of the ultimate plan to launch the game out of Early Access later this year. After tons, and tons of community feedback between the discord, twitter, and the official forums I have settled down a game plan for Rise to Ruins' road to release.

Phase one starts with this blowout sale, giving everyone "one last hurrah" to get the game at a great price and we blast our way through to leaving Early Access. After the sale is over, the game's price will increase to $14.99 for the remainder of Early Access.

Phase two starts with the next two major content patches. InDev 34, the "Bio and Hygiene" update and InDev 35/Release 1, the "Fishing and Hunting" update.

Phase three, one month prior to leaving Early Access, the game will hit its final price point collectively agreed on within the community; $19.99, and then have a launch discount of 30% when the game finally leaves Early Access.

After release, development will not stop. As I've said in the past, these sort of games are never truly finished, there's always more to add! You will continue to get completely free content patches as long as the community is still active. Reaffirming my policy there will be no paid DLC. You will all have all the content the game will ever contain, for the single one-time asking price. It's the way I've always done things with Rise to Ruins, and that will not change. So hopefully, for the years to come Rise to Ruins will continue to expand and grow, and at absolutely no additional costs to you, you'll continue to get more and more content.

I thank you all for your great reviews, feedback, suggestions, and everything else you've provided over the years during Early Access. I am looking forward to launching the game this year, and I hope you'll all stick around during and after the launch for years to come. It's because of your support that I am privileged to do my dream job, and I will continue to do my best not to let you down on the road ahead. ːrtrheartː
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Introducing InDev 33, a landmark patch on the road to release later this year! This patch introduces sweeping balance changes to corruption, an entire new trash system, tons of UI improvements and one of the most important additions to prepare for release; a new robust save system that from here on out, will no longer invalidate save data!

While this patch has a ton of new content and balance changes, the real highlight here is the new save system. From here on forward to the best of my abilities, saves should no longer break between patches. So you can press on, enjoying the game with no fear of the next patch around the corner wiping your progress.

Because the changes in this patch are so extensive, I urge everyone to read the change log in its entirety. Many of the changes, like the corruption and trash system, will fundamentally change how you play the game.

Because this patch invalidates your save data, a "Previous Stable" branch on steam has been added. If you'd like to continue playing InDev 32e and finish out your existing game before moving on, opt into that branch!

If you're interested in following development much more closely, don't forget to follow me on Twitter or join the awesome community on Discord!

InDev 33 Change Log

New Save System
  • The entire save system has been converted to a more backwards compatible format, that should help saves stay valid for much longer than before.
  • The save is much better multi-threaded out, dropping save time on the main thread down to less than 30ms even in end game saves for most machines.
  • Many random save corruption bugs have been eliminated, due to newer more robust save validity checks.

Corruption and Spawning Rewrite
  • Corruption and spawning power is now based on the current day and how much space in the region the corruption desires and cannot have because you've blocked it, rather than the old system where spawn rates were determined by the overall size of the corruption. This means that if you allow the corruption to cover half the map, the spawn rates will be lower than if you box them in a corner.
  • Corruption's desired amount of land is based on the current day and total amount of buildings the corruption has built.
  • Corruption resistance stats no longer exist, rather, the corruption now always avoids being near your village no matter the resistance level. It will just never enter your village, and it will very quickly recede if you try to expand into it.
  • Reduced rate corruption tiles eat away at resources.
  • Completely removed all global/world corruption mechanics from the game.
  • A new corruption threat bar has been added above the influence bar. This bar determines the additional spawn rate increase from the baseline for the current day. The bar will increase as the corruption becomes "boxed in" and desires more land than you will allow it to have. The higher the bar, the harder the game will be.
  • Corruption tiles that get pushed back may spawn monsters, regardless of time of day.
  • The entire spawn rate curve has been smoothed out, and there should no longer be any significant "surprise difficulty increases", unless you purposely try to box in the corruption and make the corruption threat level skyrocket.

Trash System
  • When a resource is destroyed, created or manufactured, there will be a small chance trash will be left behind. This can happen in many ways, including harvesting, building, refining, dismantling, etc.
  • There are many types of trash, like "Woody Trash" and "Rocky Trash". These various trash types have some value, and can be processed at the new processor for a chance to gain some free materials.
  • New Worker: "Trasher", their job will be to clean up the trash found on the ground and take it to landfills, burners and processors.
  • Trash can only be stored in small, cheap to build trash bins, a landfill, in the processor, or a burner.
  • New Monster: "Trashy Slimes". Trash on the ground can spawn these slimes if you don't keep up with it.
  • New Building: Trash Bin. A small building that stores a small amount of trash, but when stored it can no longer spawn trashy slimes. All workers will be allowed to take trash to this building.
  • New Building: Landfill. A large building for storing larger amounts of trash. But only trashers can bring trash to this building.
  • New Building: Processor. Can store a small amount of trash, and when the trashers are not busying cleaning up trash, they can process certain trash types at this building, destroying it entirely, or sometimes getting free resources or "trashy trash" (worthless trash) back.
  • New Building: Burner. Similar to a processor, but it will automatically (and very, very slowly) destroy trash and once fully charged, generate essence. It can not store very much trash and will never return free materials.
  • Cube-E Golems have been added to the game, and are built at the new Cube-E Golem Combobulator.
  • Cube-E Golems are completely automated, and will process Trashy Trash anywhere in the village into more compact Trashy Cubes, that can be used in some limited construction options (listed below), or burned in a burner.
  • New Building: Cube-E Golem Combobulator. Just like other combobulators, stores up energy and spawns a golem, but consumes iron rather than wood, rock or crystal.
  • New Wall: Trashy Cube Wall. Similar to stone walls, except made of trashy cubes processed by the Cube-E Golems. These walls are only built by Cube-E Golems, and not by your regular builders.
  • New Building: Trashy Cube Pile. This new building serve no functional purpose, but cost an excessive amount of Trashy Cubes to build. This building can be constructed to purposely consume large amounts of Trashy Cubes. Like Trashy Cube Walls, they can only be built by Cube-E Golems.
  • Rebalanced decay rates of all resources. Resources like rocks now last longer, where as resources like raw food last shorter.
  • When a resource decays, it now becomes trash rather than gets removed from the game.
  • New trash processing goal added.

New Road UI
  • The entire old road UI has been removed, and a new one has been put in place under the new "Roads" tab on the right hand GUI.
  • You can now select what road you'd like to upgrade a tile to rather than only being able to select the next possible road for that tile.
  • You can now hold the accent key (X by default) to select all roads of the same type that are connected together, and upgrade them all at once in one click.

Revamped Resource Bar and New Resource List Panel
  • The resource bar has been completely redesigned, and can now be customized.
  • A new resource list panel has been added, inside the panel you can see the resource counts of every resource in the village, this is also where you customize the resources listed on the new resource bar.
  • In both the new resource list panel and new resource bar, you can now see the total remaining storage space for that resource.

Miscellaneous Changes
  • Default key for unassigning changed to "Q"
  • Updated corruption tip.
  • Reduced the overall autosave rate.
  • All combobulators now require crylithium.
  • All golem combobulators now require small amounts of energy to operate the already spawned golems.
  • Golems that spawn from combobulators will slowly start to die if the combobulator runs out of energy for too long and cannot operate them.
  • When a corrupted building is completely ignored by drones, or the drones cannot reach it and it has 0 maximum health, it will eventually delete itself.
  • Renamed Official Maps to Legacy Maps
  • Added new "Workshop Maps" pack for future workshop support.
  • Removed the "WIP" pack.
  • You can no longer select default map sizes as the settings were mostly pointless.
  • Survival, Peaceful, and Sandbox mode now all have a season length of 7 days, instead of 5.
  • Nightmare now has a season length of 7 days in the Spring and Autumn, and 10 in Summer and Winter.
  • Traditional now has a season length of 8 days in the Spring and Autumn, and 6 in Summer and Winter.
  • Survival, Peaceful, and Sandbox mode full moon cycles are now every 9 days, instead of 7.
  • Nightmare mode full moon cycles are now every 12 days, instead of 8.
  • Ancillary building cap increase provided increased by 2.
  • Castle building cap increase provided increased by 4.
  • New interaction tile flag system is implemented, allowing multiple interaction points on a single building, making work look more natural.
  • Clearing terrain can now generate a limited amount of free resources, but also generates excess trash.
  • The world tooltips now have descriptions where applicable, like when hovering over a building, or a harvestable resource.
  • All resources now have tooltip descriptions.
  • Crystillers can now use hammers and pick axes.
  • Added the final list of patreon names to the name pool.
  • Combobulators can now store a very small amount of the resource they use to spawn.
  • Improved the builder's clearing AI so they will prioritize clearing terrain blocking construction.
  • Removed the day length multiplier from the custom mode settings.
  • Increased the amount of nomads that can spawn, when they do.
  • Golems can no longer enter the corruption for any reason.
  • Non-combat golems now provide god XP and goal progressions when completing tasks.
  • Labor golems now live a little longer.
  • Optimized the object module's work efficiency update speeds.
  • Localization mods no longer load strings with old revision numbers.
  • When loading a localization mod, a missing strings text file is generated in the mod's folder, listing out all missing or modified strings the modder needs to check out to get their mod back to 100% after a patch.
  • Added trash tip.
  • Removed "Smooth Particles" setting as it is no longer used in the new particle system.
  • Removed the map size art from the GUI
  • Corrected a few object's description lengths.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that could sometimes cause villagers to try to wander outside the village to pickup a resources.
  • Fixed a minor typo in the harvesting goal description.
  • Fixed the dirty water description and headers being flipped on some of the object panels.
  • Crystal Harvesty building count in the right hand GUI now counts properly.
  • Experimental fix for the color binding crash related to setting colors of newly generated particles implemented.
  • Fixed some incorrect or missing shadows on the lumber mill and gates.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause migrants to not arrive in a day if couriers happened to arrive first.
  • Fixed mining facility construction phase shadows.
  • Fixed a crash if you tried to start a new game with debug mode running.
  • Added missing particles for wall construction outlines.
  • Fixed a typo on the "Generate Mob Sheet" dev tool button.
  • Fixed the bonus nomads rate from being off by 1 making the first perk ineffective.
  • Season switch date has been offset by one, where the next season would have started on the 5th day in the previous patch, it now starts on the 6th. (Note that season length has also changed, so pre-bug fix the it would have started on the 7th day, but now properly starts on the 8th)
  • Fixed an extremely rare save corruption bug caused by workers completing refining/manufacturing resource work at a building at the exact moment it is destroyed.
  • Harvesting raw food from a farm now counts to the harvesting goals on the world map.
  • Fixed problem panel attacking building count from counting the wrong data.
  • Farm's farming speed reduction bonus is now properly applied to farmers.
  • Crystal Golem Combobulators are now considered a way point for golems.
  • Fixed some particle over-generation issues when you increase game speed.
  • Fixed a bug where you can't sell resources to a provisioner unless you happen to have at least one of that resource in storage somewhere in the village.
  • Implemented a possible fix for way makers running off and leaving the village to repair a road right as the game loads.
  • Fixed an issue that could make the world map load slower with very large maps, and rarely cause GC Overlimit crashes.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause courier golems to crash the game if they have no way to leave the map.
  • Fixed a lag/memory issue at dawn when monsters tried to go home, if too many monsters existed on the map.
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Click here for help on accessing the Unstable branch!

This is a fairly small cleanup patch, if you're looking for the recent juicy bits see the 26th's InDev 33 Unstable 4 release!

This release is effectively a pre-release of InDev 33 Stable, barring any issues. So please make sure to play test the hell out of it! If you're waiting for InDev 33 Stable to be released, you can go ahead and start playing this one as currently no new content and changes are planned before release (Likely on the April 30th or May 1st). Exceptions being fixing any bug that may creep up.

(NOTE: Current existing combobulators will need to be upgraded or rebuilt, old save combobulators do not work correctly in Unstable 4 and 5!)

InDev 33 Unstable 5 Change Log

Miscellaneous Changes
  • Optimized the object module's work efficiency update speeds.
  • Localization mods no longer load strings with old revision numbers.
  • When loading a localization mod, a missing strings text file is generated in the mod's folder, listing out all missing or modified strings the modder needs to check out to get their mod back to 100% after a patch.
  • Added trash tip.
  • Removed "Smooth Particles" setting as it is no longer used in the new particle system.
  • Removed the map size art from the GUI
  • Corrected a few object's description lengths.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an out of range bug with the road tool that would crash the game is you scroll off the map.
  • Fixed a lag/memory issue at dawn when monsters tried to go home, if too many monsters existed on the map.
  • Implemented possible fix for map data going slightly out of sync with other save data during autosaves.
  • Fixed an issue where world map save data wouldn't reset when changing profiles.
  • Fixed road counts on the road panel.
  • Fixed old golems crashing the game if their combobulator was dismantled.
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Click here for help on accessing the Unstable branch!

InDev 33 Unstable 4 is here, and it is considered the "Feature complete" build before releasing stable very soon! There may be some more tweaks and adjustments before releasing stable but this build includes all planned content coming to InDev 33, so jump in and break it for me please!

This build's highlight is the brand new, very long overdue, and totally awesome road UI, as well as a handful of balance changes, tweaks, and bug fixes. As per usual, check out the change log below for all the details.

Let me know in the comments what you think of all the changes. Especially the new game balance. Too easy, too hard, just right? Just please note, your old save's balance may be totally out of whack, so please reframe from reporting balance issues until you start a new region! :)

(NOTE: Current existing combobulators will need to be upgraded or rebuilt, old save combobulators do not work correctly in Unstable 4!)

InDev 33 Unstable 4 Change Log

New Road UI
  • The entire old road UI has been removed, and a new one has been put in place under the new "Roads" tab on the right hand GUI.
  • You can now select what road you'd like to upgrade a tile to rather than only being able to select the next possible road for that tile.
  • You can now hold the accent key (X by default) to select all roads of the same type that are connected together, and upgrade them all at once in one click.

Miscellaneous Changes
  • Added new corruption settings to the custom game mode menu and fixed spawn rate settings limits.
  • Default key for unassigning changed to "Q"
  • Updated corruption tip.
  • Reduced the overall autosave rate.
  • All combobulators now require crylithium.
  • All golem combobulators now require small amounts of energy to operate the already spawned golems.
  • Golems that spawn from combobulators will slowly start to die if the combobulator runs out of energy for too long and cannot operate them.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where you can't sell resources to a provisioner unless you happen to have at least one of that resource in storage somewhere in the village.
  • Implemented a possible fix for way makers running off and leaving the village to repair a road right as the game loads.
  • Fixed an issue that could make the world map load slower with very large maps, and rarely cause GC Overlimit crashes.
  • Fixed trash processing goal.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause courier golems to crash the game if they have no way to leave the map.
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Click here for help on accessing the Unstable branch!

Introducing the most ambitious balance change in a long time; the brand new corruption and spawning system!

Many players have complained the corruption system wasn't quite working as they wanted it to. So, this re-balance is entirely based on community feedback trying to fix many of the issues you guys complained about. The old corruption system just wasn't up to snuff, it was either too hard (if you let the corruption grow on its own), or too easy (if you exploited it).

As a result, this patch introduces a complete and total rewrite of the entire spawning and corruption system. Also, the world/global corruption level system was quite simply a bad game design, and has also been completely removed from the game.

This patch technically will not break your save data, but be ready for a totally different experience next time you load the game. Those of you who like to "pin" the corruption may die very quickly, I suggest giving the corruption some breathing room as fast as humanly possible, if you can. If you don't pin the corruption the spawn rates will likely be very high for a few days, but smooth out as the corruption claims the land it should have had.

In addition to the sweeping corruption and spawn system changes, I've also rebalanced the trash system a bit, fixed several bugs and completely redesigned the resource bar!

Let me know in the comments what you think of all the changes. Especially the new game balance. Too easy, too hard, just right? Just please note, your old save's balance may be totally out of whack, so please reframe from reporting balance issues until you start a new region! :)

InDev 33 Unstable 3b *HOT FIX* Change Log

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that could sometimes cause villagers to try to wander outside the village to pickup a resources.

InDev 33 Unstable 3 Change Log

Corruption and Spawning Rewrite
  • Corruption and spawning power is now based on the current day and how much space in the region the corruption desires and cannot have because you've blocked it, rather than the old system where spawn rates were determined by the overall size of the corruption. This means that if you allow the corruption to cover half the map, the spawn rates will be lower than if you box them in a corner.
  • Corruption's desired amount of land is based on the current day and total amount of buildings the corruption has built.
  • Corruption resistance stats no longer exist, rather, the corruption now always avoids being near your village no matter the resistance level. It will just never enter your village, and it will very quickly recede if you try to expand into it.
  • Reduced rate corruption tiles eat away at resources.
  • Completely removed all global/world corruption mechanics from the game.
  • A new corruption threat bar has been added above the influence bar. This bar determines the additional spawn rate increase from the baseline for the current day. The bar will increase as the corruption becomes "boxed in" and desires more land than you will allow it to have. The higher the bar, the harder the game will be.
  • Corruption tiles that get pushed back may spawn monsters, regardless of time of day.
  • The entire spawn rate curve has been smoothed out, and there should no longer be any significant "surprise difficulty increases", unless you purposely try to box in the corruption and make the corruption threat level skyrocket.

Trash System
  • Slightly reduced the rate Trashy Slime spawn.
  • Increased the rate trash in the corruption decays.
  • Trashy Slime no longer spawn from trash of on the corruption.
  • Rebalanced several areas where trash is generated, increasing or decreasing the rate as needed.
  • Water purifiers can now generate trash.
  • Decreased the spawn rate of suspiciousy trash.
  • Non-trashy trash or trashy trash cubes can now decay into trashy trash over a very long period of time. (eg; Woody trash will decay into trashy trash.)
  • You can no longer build/dismantle trashy cube buildings to get rid of trash.
  • Boosted Cube-E golem strength and reduced dexterity.
  • Trashy slimes no longer spawn in peaceful mode.
  • Processors now have speed boosts.

Revamped Resource Bar and New Resource List Panel
  • The resource bar has been completely redesigned, and can now be customized.
  • A new resource list panel has been added, inside the panel you can see the resource counts of every resource in the village, this is also where you customize the resources listed on the new resource bar.
  • In both the new resource list panel and new resource bar, you can now see the total remaining storage space for that resource.

Miscellaneous Changes
  • Improved the builder's clearing AI so they will prioritize clearing terrain blocking construction.
  • Removed the day length multiplier from the custom mode settings.
  • Increased the amount of nomads that can spawn, when they do.
  • Golems can no longer enter the corruption for any reason.
  • Cube-E, Labor, and Courier golems now provide god XP and goal progressions when completing tasks.
  • Labor golems now live a little longer.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed several missing text strings from the trash system.
  • Fixed problem panel attacking building count from counting the wrong data.
  • Water Bottlers no longer place trash in the bottler.
  • Farm's farming speed reduction bonus is now properly applied to farmers.
  • Crystal Golem Combobulators are now considered a way point for golems.
  • Fixed some particle over-generation issues when you increase game speed.
  • Cullis gates now overloads properly.
  • Fixed a few minor GUI errors.
  • Process Trashy Cubes goal now works correctly.
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Click here for help on accessing the Unstable branch!

Trash has arrived! This build introduces tons of new buildings and mechanics all related to the trash system, as well as the usual mess of bug fixes and balance changes.This is also the first build ever released after the new save system changes, and if all goes well this version should be completely compatible with your Unstable 1 saves even though it introduces a ton of new mechanics that would have previous invalided them!

The end results of the trash system came out quite a bit differently than the original road map. So as per usual, check out the change log for all the juicy details! Be sure to let me know if you encounter any issues, especially with old save data!

InDev 33 Unstable 2 Change Log

Trash System
  • When a resource is destroyed, created or manufactured, there will be a small chance trash will be left behind. This can happen in many ways, including harvesting, building, refining, dismantling, etc.
  • There are many types of trash, like "Woody Trash" and "Rocky Trash". These various trash types have some value, and can be processed at the new processor for a chance to gain some free materials.
  • New Worker: "Trasher", their job will be to clean up the trash found on the ground and take it to landfills, burners and processors.
  • Trash can only be stored in small, cheap to build trash bins, a landfill, in the processor, or a burner.
  • New Monster: "Trashy Slimes". Trash on the ground can spawn these slimes if you don't keep up with it.
  • New Building: Trash Bin. A small building that stores a small amount of trash, but when stored it can no longer spawn trashy slimes. All workers will be allowed to take trash to this building.
  • New Building: Landfill. A large building for storing larger amounts of trash. But only trashers can bring trash to this building.
  • New Building: Processor. Can store a small amount of trash, and when the trashers are not busying cleaning up trash, they can process certain trash types at this building, destroying it entirely, or sometimes getting free resources or "trashy trash" (worthless trash) back.
  • New Building: Burner. Similar to a processor, but it will automatically (and very, very slowly) destroy trash and once fully charged, generate essence. It can not store very much trash and will never return free materials.
  • Cube-E Golems have been added to the game, and are built at the new Cube-E Golem Combobulator.
  • Cube-E Golems are completely automated, and will process Trashy Trash anywhere in the village into more compact Trashy Cubes, that can be used in some limited construction options (listed below), or burned in a burner.
  • New Building: Cube-E Golem Combobulator. Just like other combobulators, stores up energy and spawns a golem, but consumes iron rather than wood, rock or crystal.
  • New Wall: Trashy Cube Wall. Similar to stone walls, except made of trashy cubes processed by the Cube-E Golems. These walls are only built by Cube-E Golems, and not by your regular builders.
  • New Building: Trashy Cube Pile. This new building serve no functional purpose, but cost an excessive amount of Trashy Cubes to build. This building can be constructed to purposely consume large amounts of Trashy Cubes. Like Trashy Cube Walls, they can only be built by Cube-E Golems.
  • Rebalanced decay rates of all resources. Resources like rocks now last longer, where as resources like raw food last shorter.
  • When a resource decays, it now becomes trash rather than gets removed from the game.
  • New trash processing goal added.

Miscellaneous Changes
  • Survival, Peaceful, and Sandbox mode now all have a season length of 7 days, instead of 5.
  • Nightmare now has a season length of 7 days in the Spring and Autumn, and 10 in Summer and Winter.
  • Traditional now has a season length of 8 days in the Spring and Autumn, and 6 in Summer and Winter.
  • Survival, Peaceful, and Sandbox mode full moon cycles are now every 9 days, instead of 7.
  • Nightmare mode full moon cycles are now every 12 days, instead of 8.
  • Ancillary building cap increase provided increased by 2.
  • Castle building cap increase provided increased by 4.
  • New interaction tile flag system is implemented, allowing multiple interaction points on a single building, making work look more natural.
  • Clearing terrain can now generate a limited amount of free resources, but also generates excess trash.
  • The world tooltips now have descriptions where applicable, like when hovering over a building, or a harvestable resource.
  • All resources now have tooltip descriptions.
  • Crystillers can now use hammers and pick axes.
  • Added the final list of patreon names to the name pool.
  • Combobulators can now store a very small amount of the resource they use to spawn.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a save backwards compatibility issue loading resource color types stores in objects.
  • Fixed mining facility construction phase shadows.
  • Fixed a crash if you tried to start a new game with debug mode running.
  • Added missing particles for wall construction outlines.
  • Fixed a typo on the "Generate Mob Sheet" dev tool button.
  • Fixed the bonus nomads rate from being off by 1 making the first perk ineffective.
  • Season switch date has been offset by one, where the next season would have started on the 5th day in the previous patch, it now starts on the 6th. (Note that season length has also changed, so pre-bug fix the it would have started on the 7th day, but now properly starts on the 8th)
  • Fixed an extremely rare save corruption bug caused by workers completing refining/manufacturing resource work at a building at the exact moment it is destroyed.
  • Harvesting raw food from a farm now counts to the harvesting goals on the world map.
Rise to Ruins - Rayvolution
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The first working build of the new Rise to Ruins save system has arrived! This is a major first step in bringing backwards compatibility to your save systems, so future patches will greatly minimize the risk of your saves becoming obsolete. It also opens the door to add Steam Cloud support when InDev 33 stable is completed.

It is very likely this new system may have save bugs to work out, and could even corrupt your saves, or crash. Keep in mind a lot of this system is designed specifically to keep your saves from corrupting in the future, as an oddball side effect of that, that means a lot of times you can load the game with corrupted or missing data and it'll still load just fine (resetting the corrupted or missing data back to default so you can chug forward). Thus, you need to do more than just check if the save loads. Make sure everything is just as you left it. So please, if you find anything "wrong" in your data when you reload, please let me know as soon as possible, even if it has no direct impact on your game play.

In addition to the save system, this patch also includes a bunch of random small fixes. So be sure to check out the change log. :)

InDev 33 Unstable 1 Change Log

New Save System
  • The entire save system has been converted to a more backwards compatible format, that should help saves stay valid for much longer than before. (Note: Due to still being in development, there's a risk that Unstable 2, 3, etc, may still break data as kinks are worked out.)
  • The save is much better multi-threaded out, dropping save time on the main thread down to less than 30ms even in end game saves for most machines.
  • Many random save corruption bugs have been eliminated, due to newer more robust save validity checks.

Miscellaneous Changes
  • When a corrupted building is completely ignored by drones, or the drones cannot reach it and it has 0 maximum health, it will eventually delete itself.
  • Renamed Official Maps to Legacy Maps
  • Added new "Workshop Maps" pack for future workshop support.
  • Removed the "WIP" pack.
  • You can no longer select default map sizes as the settings were mostly pointless.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a minor typo in the harvesting goal description.
  • Fixed the dirty water description and headers being flipped on some of the object panels.
  • Crystal Harvesty building count in the right hand GUI now counts properly.
  • Experimental fix for the color binding crash related to setting colors of newly generated particles implemented.
  • Fixed some incorrect or missing shadows on the lumber mill and gates.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause migrants to not arrive in a day if couriers happened to arrive first.
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