Oct 22, 2017
The Botanist - Jamo Games
Hi everyone!

Another week, another update. Here is the list of everything that I have for you in this version.

• Increased variation in failed request responses
• Volume level is now stored between play sessions
• The pot shop reflects pots purchased right away
• Succulents are less likely to grow through the pot
• Reordering seeds from your card collection no longer breaks the book
• The number of visible 'read' emails has been increased
• You can now right click to go back when looking at a seed packet
• Succulents no longer change size on game load
• Trees won't change colour on game load (how did I not notice this before?)
• Pressing escape when paused doesn't reply the animation.

This is everything that I have on my list so far, but please do let me know if you have any more problems. When the game is solid enough to not be buggy, I will be able to spend more time working on new features.

As ever, thank you for your support! Every new Botanist counts, so if you know someone who might like the game, please let them know, and bring them into our community!

James
Oct 13, 2017
The Botanist - Jamo Games
Hi everyone,

I have set up a new forum for bug reporting, so if you spot anything new it would be super helpful if you could start a thread on there.

I'm going through the forum now to make sure that I have everything recorded, and I will update you all when I have a new version of the game ready.

Cheers!
James
Oct 11, 2017
The Botanist - Jamo Games
Me again!

I'll keep this one short so that I don't get in the way of your gaming time. I've just set a new version of the game live, with the following bug fixes.


• The seed card that you see on the table will no longer show more than one 'plant type' checkbox

• The doorbell will no longer ring when there is no post (no more pranks from neighbours!)

• If you order a pot while a pot parcel is unopened, it will no longer change into the new pot type

• When you fail a request, the reply will never contain wrong information

• You should never get stuck between camera slides when moving from the desk to your creations


I'm 95% sure that I also fixed the missing cursor bug, but this one is proving extra difficult, so please do let me know if you do / don't get any more issues here. I definitely fixed one issue in that area, but I might still be missing something.

On a side note, The Botanist is now appearing as 'positive', thanks to all of your reviews! That really helps a lot, so please consider posting a nice review if you haven't, or even better, sharing the game with your friends.

Turned out not to be that short...Sorry!

Cheers,
James
Oct 8, 2017
The Botanist - Jamo Games
Hi everyone!

Firstly, a huge thanks to everyone who is playing the game, your support means a lot to me. Seeing you all posting in the community pages really makes me feel like the game was worth all of my hard work, and I'll do my best to make the game as good as I can.

On that note, I have just send a new build of the game, with the following updates.

• Hitting escape will no longer break the seed packets, camera movement etc.
• You can't interact with other objects while using the camera
• You can't take photos while the game is paused
• Seed cards will now show correctly on the desk
• The music will no longer overlap when going back to the main menu


I know this isn't everything, but I want to fix what I can as I can, instead of holding off for larger updates. There are a couple of bugs reported that I am struggling to replicate, but I'm doing my best!

Cheers,
James
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The Botanist - Jamo Games
Hi everyone,

Thanks so much to everyone who has bought the game already! I'm so happy to finally be able to share it with you all, and I'm getting great feedback so far.

I've had a report of a problem with the 'window mode' button in the setting menu, that breaks the game. I've just fixed this and uploaded a new version, so please do give it a try and let me know if it still isn't working.

There are also some less critical bugs that I am working through now, and I'll update you on those as soon as I can.


Thanks for your support!
James
Sep 30, 2017
The Botanist - Jamo Games
Hi everyone,

I'm really excited to let you know that The Botanist is out on the 6th of October! I will be up pressing the release button at midnight on the 5th, so please feel free to join me!

Can't wait to get the game into your hands, and see what plants you can grow.

Jamo
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