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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Undergroundies

News And Updates

Greetings,

It has been quite a while since I have posted on wordpress.com. Working on Trigger Saint for the past year and a half has been very time consuming and I have not had much time for anything else. Now that I have a little extra time I have gotten around to cleaning up my sites and making my rounds again. I will be making some big changes in preparation for the coming years.I plan on purchasing some new upgrades and tools so I can lighten up my workload.

I have already purchased a new animating program called Spine which should heavily improve animations and give me the power to interchange sprites on the fly in Game Maker. This will greatly improve the quality of animations in my next project.

Coming this next month I plan on going premium here on WordPress.com, I should have my own domain this November along with an updated page. Stay Tuned.

If you have been following my work from the start you probably know of one of my older titles “The Underlings”. My next title could be a possible sequel, feel free to join me over the next couple years while I make another magical title.

“Trigger Saint” my most recent title has been entered into the IGF (Independant Games Festival) for this upcoming year 2016, wish us luck!

 

Thanks For Reading,

Aaron Arcand

Undergroundies