Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor - Sheevee
Dear crew,

Here is a short overview on what we are working on and what new features and improvements you can expect in the future.

Next Update: New Campaign Mode
For the next update we are splitting the game into three different modes: Campaign, Sandbox and Competitive Mode. The campaign mode will feature a whole new set of rules and an improved progression system. We are experimenting with part unlocking, deployment costs and travel events for the campaign. However in the sandbox mode you will still be able to build huge drones with all parts unlocked from the start.

This is a big update which requires time to develop. As soon as we have something to test, we will open up a preview branch so you can help us find bugs and give us early feedback before the update goes live.

Planned Features and Improvements
There are some features we already promised during our Kickstarter campaign and things we'd like to improve. Those will be added at some point during the Early Access:
  • Ice planets
  • Drone vs. drone combat arena
  • Terrain rovers (wheels, ...)
  • More environmental events & weather
  • Bossfights
  • More Settings for the sandbox mode
  • Localization

Suggest and vote for new features
We give our best to listen to your feedback and include suggested features or improvements in every update. Visit our forums and upvote the suggestions that you want to see in the game and/or post your own ideas.

The current plan is to fully release Nimbatus on Steam in spring 2020.
We are happy to have you on board and we are excited to keep improving Nimbatus together with you!

Cheers,
Stray Fawn Studio
Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor - Micha
Dear Drone Engineers

We just released a brand new update for Nimbatus: Drone Racing!
Lots of things have been added and improved.
Most importantly: You can now build racing drones and compete in new modes.



Compete in time based racing and compare your times on the leaderboard, challenge other players’ drones on autonomous racing tracks and test your skills in the hardcore "Catch" tournament.



Along with these new modes comes a variety of new drone parts, such as the Afterburner, the VTOL Thruster and the Proximity Sensor.
Check out the complete patchnotes and a video showing the new features and improvements in our forums. Patchnotes & Video of new features

If that all sounds up your ally and you don't own Nimbatus yet, now is your chance! The game is currently 20% off. This offer ends on March 13th.

In order to celebrate the release of the new update, we also run a give away for everyone who can't afford the game. If you want to win a Steam key, head over to our forums and join the Raffle.

Cheers & Have fun!
Stray Fawn Studio
Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor - Sheevee
Dear space traveller

Nimbatus is currently 25% off during the Steam winter sale.
To celebrate the occasion, we are now running a live stream! Head over to our Steam page now, watch the stream hosted by Frazzz (19:00 - 22:00 CET) and try to win a Nimbatus key by answering questions about the game and our studio :)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/383840/Nimbatus__The_Space_Drone_Constructor/



Happy holidays!
Stray Fawn Studio
Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor - Sheevee
Dear space traveller

If you don't own Nimbatus yet, this is your chance!
The game is 20% off during the Steam autumn sale, starting now.

We are also running a 24 hour long Nimbatus live stream on our Steam page to celebrate the occasion! So make sure to stop by and say hi :)



Cheers & Thanks,
Stray Fawn Studio

PS: Our other game, Niche - a genetics survival game is having its highest discount so far!
You can get it 40% off during the Steam autumn sale.
Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor - Micha
Hey crew,

We just released the update 0.5.10 for Nimbatus. It contains fixes for two small but annoying bugs. 

Bugfixes:
  • Camera Trackers are now disabled inside the sumo arena.
  • We reduced the default camera recoil shake because it the effect was too strong on higher zoom levels.

We are still busy working on the drone races! For work in in-progress updates and some sneak peaks of the new Drone Racing Update, please check out this thread in our forums: Forum


Cheers,
Stray Fawn Studio
Oct 30, 2018
Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor - Micha
Dear crew,

Here is a short overview on what we are working on and what new features and improvements you can expect in the future:

Next Update: Drone Racing
Our next big update will be all about drone racing! We want to add drone vs. drone racing for fully autonomous drones and also races against the clock with multiple tracks and leaderboards.

This is a big update which requires time to develop. As soon as we have something to test, we will open up a preview branch so you can help us find bugs and give us early feedback before the update goes live.

Planned Features and Improvements
There are some features we already promised during our Kickstarter campaign and things we'd like to improve. Those will be added at some point during the Early Access:
  • Drone vs. drone combat arena
  • Terrain rovers (wheels, ...)
  • Environmental events & weather
  • Ice planets
  • Bossfights
  • Improved progression for single player campaign
  • Sandbox planets with lots of settings

We also want to conduct some experiments on how to improve the physic stability for our drones. This could be in form of adding the possibility to interconnect parts with struts or other internal stability improvements.

Suggest and vote for new features
In addition to the features we have already planned, we give our best to listen to your feedback and include features or improvements you suggested in every update! Here is how you can participate:
  • Visit our Forum and go through all the drone part and feature suggestions to upvote the ones that you want to see in the game!
  • Post your own suggestions and ideas, so other players can upvote them :)
  • We look through all suggestions and decide which ones we are going to add for each update. The upvotes help us to see which suggestions are popular.

We plan to keep Nimbatus in Early Access for at least a year. We are happy to have you on board and we are excited to keep improving Nimbatus together with you!

Cheers,
Stray Fawn Studio



Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor - Micha
Hey crew,

We just released the update 0.5.9 for Nimbatus. We have read through all the reviews and feedback since the release and addressed some of the problems with this patch. Thank you very much for reporting bugs and posting feedback!

New Features:
  • Added 2 new jungle missions to have some more alternatives to the bio barrell mission (you will have the choice to reset the map or continue with the previous one)
  • Added a popup to draw attention to our tutorial (can be skipped)
  • Added zoom using the mouse wheel to the test area and the planets
  • Added new Delay gate
  • Added speed setting for motorized hinges
  • Added full and empty events to resource tanks
  • Added a setting for the start state of the factory part (Printed / Not Printed)
Reworks:
  • If the loading of a savegame does not work, we now show the error on screen instead of automatically resetting the progress. If you encounter any errors, please post us a screenshot, restart the game and try again.
  • Changed the galaxy map, so you will encounter lava planets earlier.
Bugfixes:
  • Fixed that Camera Trackers still were displayed on the minimap after being destroyed
  • Fixed that Sumo drones were not correctly added to the opponent pool anymore
  • Fixed that Batteries or Fuel Tanks still provided energy after being decoupled.
  • Fixed that Resource tanks could not be filled-up after being printed by a factory part.
  • Fixed Issue where Impulse Givers were always on after destroyed
  • Fixed that decoupled parts get destroyed if the previous parent of the decoupler was destroyed
Balancing:
  • Increased the difficulty of Sumo Tournament opponents by increasing the number of required wins to be added.
  • Lowered the difficulty of the Bio Barrell mission by improving the spawn rate and decreasing the amount of deadly cannons.

The new start state setting of the factory part was the most upvoted suggestion in our forum, this is why we have added it to the game!
Please keep upvoting ideas for new droneparts and features in our forum here: https://strayfawnstudio.com/community/index.php?/forum/4-nimbatus-the-space-drone-constructor/

The difficulty of the planetary missions was not really well balanced, it was too hard for beginners and too easy for advanced players. The starting galaxy should now be a bit easier. We will improve this in the future to make it more challenging and fun to play :)

We will now start working on our first big update which will be all about Drone Racing.
More information will follow soon!

Cheers,
Stray Fawn Studio

Edit: Seems like the false positives with the distance sensor is not yet working correctly. We will fix it next time.

We pushed a small Hotfix today with two fixes:

- You could break the relic mission by freezing the torches.
- Exploding parts with TnT did leave some buggy parts behind
Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor - Micha
Hey crew,

We just released the update 0.5.8 for Nimbatus.
This patch fixes some of the critical bugs we discovered since the launch.

Bugfixes:
  • Fixed that the game did not save on windows with Estonian, Lithuanian and Latvian language settings.
  • Fixed that drone name / description was not applied correctly 
  • Fixed fuel and energy full events on game start
  • Fixed overlap of pause menu and game over menu in Sumo arena 
  • Fixed that the requirements for the travel to a wormhole was not displayed
  • Fxed a small border issues on ultrawide screens
  • Improved loading times between different UI screens

Thanks for reporting bugs and posting suggestions, keep it up! 

Cheers,
Stray Fawn Studio
Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor - Sheevee
Dear crew

Nimbatus has been released on Steam Early Access last week and it's going well so far!
Thank you all very much for your support :)

If you own Nimbatus already:
  • Head over to the Discord and chat with other players and the devs!
  • Come join our Forums and tell us what we should add next!

If you don't own Nimbatus yet:
  • In case you are planning to buy the game on Steam, please note that we currently offer a 10% launch discount.
  • We also teamed up with our friends from Avorion. If you own Avorion or buy it now, you'll get another 10% off Nimbatus during launch week!
Please note: Both these offers end October 10th, 18:00 CEST



https://store.steampowered.com/app/445220/Avorion/

Or if you'd like a chance to win a key, we are currently running a give away in our Forums and on Twitter

Cheers & Thanks again,
Stray Fawn Studio
Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor - Micha
Hey crew,

We just released the update 0.5.7 for Nimbatus.
It fixes some problems you found and adds two new logic parts.

New Features:
  • Added NOR Gate
  • Added Triggered Impulse part that acts similar to an impulse giver, but can be triggered by an input key.
Reworks:
  • Added Tooltips for Impulse Givers
  • Editor Settings (Center of Gravity, Tags, etc. ) are now persistent
Balancing:
  • Slowed down the turning speed of the Snake
Bugfixes:
  • Fixed overlapping music while inside Sumo Testarena
  • Fixed floating point input fields on systems that use comma as decimal seperator
  • First launch on Linux systems will now be windowed mode to avoid resolution problems
  • Fixed a display bug for the page control in the drone browser

Thanks for reporting bugs and posting suggestions, keep it up! 

Cheers,
Stray Fawn Studio


Remark: 
Its advisable to update your game before you go into a sumo tournament, as drones using the new parts won't be downloaded until you update.

Edit 05.10.2018
We just uploaded another hotfix to adress the following things:
  • Tutorial cannot be accessed
  • White Screen on Linux when starting the game
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