PLAYNE : The Meditation Game - KrishDev
Hello Friends,
CAMPFIRE MODES + MEDITATION BELLS
  • Habit Building Mode : Your campfire will be based on your streaks (as it is now)
  • Passive Mode: Your campfire is based on the number of days meditated and will never go out.
  • Meditation Bells: you can now select from 10 different meditation bells. The default bell was a bit loud and some of you got a little startled after your meditation. Sorry 🙄
NEW LANGUAGES
Big big thank you everyone who voluntarily helped me to localise Playne 🙏 New languages have been added to this update:
  • German: Thank you Sarah
  • Spanish : Thank you Carlos
  • Portuguese: Thank you Mariana
  • Hungarian: Thank you Brechler
IMPROVEMENTS & BUG FIXES
  • Baby trees: Trees are more visible in the earlier levels.
  • I can't read this dood 🤷: You can now stop squinting your eyes. Dialogue UI now has bigger text
  • Bruh, this is empty?: Removing UI will now fully remove all text while meditating
  • Resolve Evolve Sounds? You can now adjust the volume for Evolve mode as well
  • Arg! Birds!: For those of you that found the birds in Playne a little grating, you can now quieten them or silence them all together :(
  • Massive trees: Trees no longer overgrow over the navigation items after completion of game(Thanks @gma). They still grow, but slower once you complete Playne (Thanks @disies)
  • Crickets: Cricket won’t just disappear after a minute — they will chirp away indefinitely. chirp chirp chirp.
  • Evolve unlocks : Evolve now unlocks correctly and on-time. Sorry for those of you that had to wait a day longer.
  • Random Stats: You can put down your pen and paper. Your GPU stats no longer show up on evolve.
  • Many typos: Including, Thunderstrom 🤣
  • + many other minor fixes
FEEDBACK
Its so inspiring to read messages from players who are finding that Playne is having a positive impact on their lives. Thank you so much for sharing them. Also, keep the feedback coming, I do read all your messages. All the updates that have been done on Playne has been largely influenced by you guys and for that, I am grateful.

Thank you friends. Have a wonderful week.
Krish.
PLAYNE : The Meditation Game - KrishDev
Hello Friends,



As some of you might have known, Playne took part in the World Environment Day sale event on Steam back in June. As part of this event, to help with reforestation, I promised to plant a tree for every copy of Playne sold during that event. So Playne has planted 600 trees in California through OneTreePlanted.org :)

Thank you all for taking part and helping me do this,

Much Love,
Krish.

PLAYNE : The Meditation Game - KrishDev
Hello Friends,

The pre-release update for 0.9.9.7 is now live. You can load this update by right clicking Playne in your Steam library > BETAS > Choose branch '09970-prerelease-update'

New Features
Passive mode for campfire: There are now two separate modes for your campfire.
- Habit Building Mode : where you campfire is based on your streaks (as it is now)
- Passive Mode: where your campfire is based on the number of days meditated.
Meditation Bells: With over 10 new variations

Improvements:
Baby trees (awwww): Trees are more visible in the earlier levels.
I can't read this dood: You can put down your glasses. Dialogue UI now has bigger text
This isn't empty!: Removing UI will now fully remove all text while meditating
Why do you treat evolve so differently? You can now adjust the volume for Evolve mode as well


Bug fixes
Arg! Birds!: For those of you that found the birds in Playne a little grating, you can now quieten them or silence them all together :(
Massive trees: Trees no longer over grow after completion of game
Crickets: Cricket won’t just leave after a minute. Bad crickets!
Evolve unlocks : Evolve now unlocks correctly and on time. Sorry for those of you that had to wait a day longer.
Random Stats: You can now put down your pen and paper. Your GPU stats no longer show up on evolve.
Many typos: Including, Thunderstrom typo has been fixed. :\
+ many other minor fixes

This is a pre-release build so if you are brave enough to give it a test and offer some feedback, then it would be massively appreciated!

Thank you Thank you,
Krish.
PLAYNE : The Meditation Game - KrishDev
Hello Friends,

Playne is supporting World Environment Day on the 5th of June.

As part of this I will plant a tree for every copy of Playne sold between 4th - 6th of June. Yes, an actual, growing, breathing tree :D

I hope this will encourage more people to meditate and in turn I hope we can plant trees to support reforestation.

Help me spread the word and share this with your friends.

Thank you,
Krish.
PLAYNE : The Meditation Game - KrishDev
Hello Friends,

02/06 - I've just put through a hot fix that resolved an issue where some of you were experiencing a drop in FPS.
03/06 - Night time effects now correctly unlock + Time change renders better now
04/06 - Russian / Polish characters now display correctly

Thank you,
Krish.
PLAYNE : The Meditation Game - KrishDev


Hello Friends,

I’ve got another update for you all.

  • Localisations : French, Italian, Polish and Russian translations have been added.
  • Better Landing Menu
  • Better Loading Screen : featuring the wonderful illustration from Ian
  • End game mechanics : Final chapter + Transition to Evolve added
  • Better Water : Performance has been improved
  • Low Spec GPU crash fixes: Intel GPU’s + low spec Radeon cards should now work.
  • Game no longer keeps running after closing
  • Other minor bug fixes

Thank you all :)
Krish.
PLAYNE : The Meditation Game - KrishDev
Hello Friends,

I'm excited to announce that the incredibly talented Ian Herring will be creating an illustration for Playne.

https://iherring.tumblr.com

There is a story to our relationship. Nearly 15 years ago I came up with an idea for an open-source video game project and Ian joined as a concept artist. It was an open world, open ended, first person, story driven game. Obviously, as a teenager I grossly underestimated how hard it was to make video games. But the silver lining was the relationships I had with all the folks who collaborated with me, especially Ian. Ian has helped me with some of my short films, and I am really excited that we are able to work together again on Playne.

Ian is currently a colourist at Marvel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tc9lw_Zi_k

If you are someone with talent who would like to collaborate with me on Playne then drop me a message at krish (at) playne.co

Have a wonderful weekend :)
Krish,
PLAYNE : The Meditation Game - KrishDev
Hello All,

Here is a patch fixing some of the issues from the last update.

  • Steam Achievements should now unlock once you complete a session
  • Texture blurring issue has been resolved
  • Steam VR should no longer load
  • Audio sliders now work correctly
  • Birds are now less eager and tweet a little less :-\
  • Other minor bug fixes

Keep the fire burning,
Krish.
PLAYNE : The Meditation Game - KrishDev


Hello Wanderers,

Here is another update that focuses on improving the ambiance of Playne for your meditations.


Choose Weather
  • Spawn different weather system in Playne.
  • Combine, wind, rain and thunderstorms.

Change Time
  • Choose the time in Playne
  • Choose between sunrise, afternoon, sunset and night
  • Synchronize to your current time

New Theme
  • Beautiful new theme by Tess Tyler ( LEGO Avengers, Dead and Buried)

Major graphics optimisations and fixes
  • In some cases GPU utilization has been improved by > 60%
  • Graphics texture issues have been resolved. The grass should look a lot better at ‘high’ or less quality.

Other Fixes and Notes
  • Time and Weather effects now unlock with the story chapters
  • Audio has been greatly improved throughout Playne
  • Various other bug fixes

Hope you all enjoy this update and I'm looking forward to hearing your feedback.

Keep the fire burning!
Krish.
PLAYNE : The Meditation Game - KrishDev
I'm really excited to announce that the next update for Playne will feature the beautifully scored soundtrack by the incredibly talented Tess Tyler.

About Tess : https://www.tesstyler.com/about

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tesstyler

Follow Tess on twitter: https://twitter.com/TessMakesMusic

Can't wait for you guys to experience it.
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