Uagi-Saba Patch Notes/Dev Log (1.0.1.3+)

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UG here with another blog entry/patch notes post! It is indeed an exciting time, we have less than a month left till we release onto Steam. Uagi-Saba the newest in creature breeding and genetics officially releases into Early Access August 1st 2018.    Uagi-Saba On Steam

(Edit 7/10/2018) New hot fix lists have been added at the bottom, a total of four hot fix patches have been made since the 1.0.1.3 build went live. We are now officially on build 1.0.1.7 and pretty stable. Thanks to all of the beta testers for your help. 

 

This is a big patch with a bunch of new content and fixes, some areas have had some big improvements. I will go over some of the bigger changes and the rest can be found in the patch list at the bottom.

Three new room types and two new modules have been added to the game. The Gen Room (brings in large amounts of energy) and the Mushroom Farm (large scale mushroom grow operation). The Shrine module (generates lore) and the A.S.D.S. (automatically feeds and waters your mystics).

The Wild Mystic Room is a new room that has a chance to appear after you have charged enough empty rooms. When it appears it will automatically spawn a special egg, if you are able to hatch it you will spawn a wild mystic! Wild mystics have access to very rare genes, genes that are only available to them. Breed a wild mystic with one of your own to bring these rare genes into your pool.

The mutation system has been completely re-worked with the new Wild Mystic Room in mind. Default mystics will have access to most of the basic body part genes.  More genes will become available through mutations based on how many generations the mystic has gone through.

The speech system has been drastically improved, a variety of new phrases and words have been added. 40 plus words, and many phrases related to hunger, thirst, loneliness etc.

The camera can now be moved by clicking the edges of the screen, this is still a little buggy.

Some rooms, entities and modules now have a new Synergy mechanic. Some examples… Placing essence generators close to each or will bring bonuses to energy harvest. Lore keepers close to a study will bring in extra lore. This is still a new mechanic and I plan to add other bonuses soon.

I have completely re-designed most of the mystic lower arms, they have a new “naked” look which I think will leave the door open to some interesting new skin patterns and colors in the future.

 

Things I know of that have yet to be added…

-Smooth zoom.

-Alarms for dig sites.

-The gene pool and achievements buttons in the HUB screen cannot be pressed, these will be implemented soon.

 

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The rough patch note list is below, some things already covered above are also on the list.

 

Patch Note List     1.0.1.3     7/2/2018

-Added synergy mechanic for the essence gen and essence extractor, the closer they are to similar modules or rooms the more resources they will generate.

-Added synergy for lore keepers, lore keepers close to studies will generate slightly more lore.

-Bond must now be high enough to interact.

-Added a variety of colorful crystal props.

-Intelligence needs to be high enough to interact.

-Added intro story screen with story, player can click through text to skip.

-Added two new modules, the ASDS and the small shrine.

-Added two new room types, the mushroom farm and the generator room.

-Added new words for mystics to learn, total of 40 words.

-Added new creature speech responses.

-Added new Mystic body parts.

-Fixed bug where player could not charge nearby rooms after new rooms were built or charged.

-Fixed problem with water pump building anywhere regardless of water source being close enough.

-Fixed problem where bond meter would increase after pressing the interact button, now it only increases if the mystic successfully learns the word.

-Fixed problems with build button “locked” text and “not enough resources” text not appearing or causing crash.

-The gen table now includes a color mutations stat and a body mutations stat. If your mystic has a mutation through breeding it will show up here as an increase.

 

Hot Fixes 1      1.0.1.4       7/3/2018

-Added middle mouse cam drag, this is just a test. Still very sensitive and is based on mouse sensitivity . (Edit) This has been fixed, with help from a few of our UG fams we now have a very smooth cam drag. Removed old cam movement buttons from screen edges.

-Fixed bug where giant arrow button would appear when a ferm tank would be recycled.

-Player will now be refunded half of what they paid for modules when a room Is renovated.

-Fixed problem where certain objects would give the player guardian rating points if they were destroyed during room renovations.

-Fixed problem with mushroom spore visibility.

-Fixed problem with the disappearing furnace.

-Added an object that controls the deactivation of certain objects outside of the view, hopefully this helps with some of the frame rate issues.

-Fixed problem where crystals, the a.s.d.s module and shrine module wouldn’t disappear when a room was renovated.

 

Hot Fixes 2      1.0.1.5        7/5/2018

-Player can now properly zoom in and out while moving.

-Fixed problem with build menu buttons being  destroyed or were not following view correctly.

-Fixed problem where camera would keep moving if a movement key was pressed while pressing the escape key to open pause menu.

-Fixed problem where dwelling room would appear larger than other rooms when fully zoomed out playing in 1600 resolution.

-Fixed problem where room sprites would overlap while fully zoomed out playing in 1600 resolution.

-Fixed problem where charge button would show up above over main pause menu.

-Fixed problem where mushrooms and mushroom spores would not destroy if a mushroom garden was recycled.

 

Hot Fixes 3     1.0.1.6     7/8/2018

-Fixed problem with mushroom gardens creating two mushrooms.

-Fixed problem where recycling a furnace would leave it’s button behind.

-Fixed problem where player would have to click gen table twice to get it to register. Fixed problems with player being stuck on gen table screen and not being able to move cam.

-Fixed problem where on of the furnace spites was causing extreme lag.

-Fixed problem where player clicking the mystic name card would create multiple mystic text object.

-Fixed problem with player being able to drag camera while in the mystic/inhab hud screens.

-Fixed problem with tut button not disappearing when pressing escape in the HUB screen.

-Drag speed for camera is now faster when fully zoomed out in mini map mode.

-Fixed typos in tut start.

-Fixed problem where “cannot breed” text would appear if right clicking near baby mystic.

-Completely re-worked the ini file system. Options like windowed mode and sound volume will now save correctly and when player loads back in later they will be the same as the player left them on exit.

-Fixed problem with game crashing when player tried to load a game if save file does not exist.

-Fixed problem with sound volume being much loader when a game was loaded.

-Pressing the escape key during the story screen skips to the title screen.

 

 

Hot Fixes 4     1.0.1.7    7/10/2018

-There were still problems with sound volume loading incorrectly, fixed this.

-Added windowed/fullscreen buttons to the in-game options screen.

-Fixed problem with smog vent cost text drawing at the incorrect position while in 1600 resolution.

-Fixed problem where player could click on charge button while in mini map view.

-Fixed problem where player could click on inhab with mini map open.

-All in game menu screens now destroy accordingly using middle mouse, movement keys or mouse wheel.

-Fixed problem where player could still click on build nodes while in the main in-game menu.

 

 

Now that we are through that here is some more useful info/social media etc. 

The beta testers will be receiving their keys today fore the next round of testing. Keys for streamers, youtubers and other media coverage will be given out July 20th. If interested please get in contact with me.     UG On Twitter

I live stream development of Uagi daily on Twitch, feel free to drop by if you are interested.        UG On Twitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dev Blog Entry 1

Dev Blog Entry 1

All ideas, mechanics, characters and story described herein is subject to change or removal.

    This will officially be the first dev log entry for my current project Uagi-Saba. At this point it has been in development for roughly 570 days and it is far enough along that I’m ready to start posting dev logs on it’s progress. For those of you who don’t know about Uagi already, it is a creature care/breeding simulator inspired by the Creatures games created in the mid nineties. Carve out an underground base in a place forgotten by time called Sanctuary, harvest resources and raise/breed creatures called Mystics all with their own genes. All adults are created using a skeletal based animation system in Spine. Each body part and creature stat has it’s own gene and can be passed on to offspring through breeding.

    Uagi-Saba is a solo project being programmed in Game Maker 1.4. I use Photoshop for all artwork and sprites, Spine for skeletal animations and Audacity for sound effects. It was greenlit by my Twitch community a few months back before they removed Greenlight on Steam. I plan to release on steam within the year and a demo version should be available within the next couple of weeks.

This first Dev Log Entry will cover some of the basics of Uagi, I have some catching up to do.

Follow it’s development live on   Twitch

Economy

    When the player starts they have a few cleared rooms in Sanctuary which can be cleaned out. To raise healthy creatures one must first build a strong economy. Clear junk piles for scrap, harvest stone deposits and go through book piles to help increase you starting resources. After empty rooms are cleaned modules can then be built on build nodes or the player can also choose to renovate an empty room into a variety of special rooms that all have their own functions.

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Work Force

    Along with breeding Mystics the player must build “Dwellings” to attract the locals, I call these Inhabitants or Inhabs. After a dwelling is built happiness increasing modules must be built first to increase the room’s happiness. After a short time an inhabitant will move in. An inhab can then be converted into an Engineer or a Lore Keeper, if the player chooses no conversion at all a normal inhab will slowly generate essence. Engineers will speed up the charge times of rooms and it will take less time to clear junk and book piles. Lore Keepers increase the chance of finding artifacts at dig sites and also generate lore, the main resource used for purchasing upgrades. Inhabs will eat and drink themselves but the player must have enough water and mushrooms, if not inhabs will become unhappy and leave sanctuary.

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Mystics

    Mystics are the bread and butter of Uagi, they are magical creatures raised from egg all with their own body part and stat genes. The player must feed them, give them water and interact with them to keep them company.  Every Mystic has it’s own skeleton , each bone a different body part. Each bone has many different versions so each mystic will be completely unique from the last. I will continue to add new body parts even through final release. Body part genes use a alphabetical system to determine which ones become dominant or recessive.

    Each Mystic also has a variety of stats each with their own gene, there are even genes that determine skin pigment. So one player might have a mystic with a light blue tint that lives for only 40 minutes and another player might have a reddish tinted mystic that lives three hours. Natural selection also comes into play here, one Mystic may eat a lot and have a high health decrease and one Mystic might eat very little and have low decreases for all of it’s negative stats. Mystics with bad stats will die out before they can even reach maturity and mate and some will reach adulthood and mate many times passing on their positive genes.

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Uagi Saba On Steam Greenlight

Greetings, it has been a while since my last post but I have very hard at work with the current project Uagi-Saba. Uagi -Saba is a underground base building, creature care and breeding simulator inspired by the classic “creatures” games from the nineties.Creatures are born with their own unique body parts,skin pigment,traits and genes.When old enough creatures can breed and traits can be passed on to offspring along with rare mutations. Uagi-Saba is now on Greenlight and is looking for supporters, if it seems like something you would like to see on Steam please come by and vote, it would be greatly appreciated.    U.G.

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Updated Concepts

The hours of anatomy practice really seem to be paying off.I struggled with the old creature skeletons(picture 3), specifically how the hip meets the body and leg position. My new sketches are much more realistic (picture 1), the creatures work better being created as a whole rather than being created piece by piece.I can’t wait to rig and animate these new designs in Spine. Stay Tuned!

 

 

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Updated Creatures 2

The most recent revisions, I love these as they are not so “cartoon-ish”.

 

2.

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Clean up sketch of an old creature sheet, a much more fresh look but still needs the realism.

 

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old creatures

The previous creature skeletons, the one on the right was the second revision and was built to stand only in idle position. The one on the left was first created for walking.

 

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New Creature Concepts

The oldest of these creature designs, made when I first started prototyping this project.

Routine Maintenance

As much as I want to dive head first into another game I have to stop sometimes and polish up old skills.Over the next couple weeks I have decided to take a few short breaks to work on anatomy,color theory, perspective and landscapes. I know that I have good art skills but I still have so much room for improvement.This will also apply to my game design and development, It will help me loosen up when things start to feel stale or “flat” and I hope not to get stuck so often on problems I avoided in the past. I want ideas and work to come naturally, this should help. Below is a quick painting I did in Photoshop, pushing to keep my strokes loose and my color vibrant. Enjoy

 

 

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Back At It!

After a nice month long break I am back at it again!

I have finally got around to going premium and updating the official website “Undergorundies.net” here on WordPress, it still needs plenty of work but it will all come in due time… baby steps.

In other news the Twitch stream is now running full force, stop on by and watch the game being made live! My new project will need many highly detailed sprites so for the next few months most streams will be art oriented in Photoshop.

Within the next couple weeks I will also be taking down my Facebook and a couple other sites I have used in the past, this time around I want to only have to keep track of a few sites during development.Those being…

-“Undergorundies.net” as the main home page, the base of operations.Most everything will be found here, trailers, game art, news, patch notes etc.

-Twitter for hash posting and current project news.

Twitch  for live streaming development and feedback.

-Youtube for posting trailers and past broadcasts/streams.

 

I am very excited for what is to come, you should be too!

Aaron Arcand

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