NEWS FROM THE TEAM

Powerful Art

This convo is making my nose bleed. Can we talk about space stations, please? And 'splosions maybe? - Adam Time for another short dev update! High Energy Art (more…)
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Astrobase Dev Update: Combat, Mining, and Pricing

First off, let's get this serious business out of the way: Go Space Habs, go! Beat the Star Rangers! This zero-g hockey game should be a good one, tonight, folks. Keep your eyes peeled on the projectrons and don't miss a second of the action. May the best spacers win! Ok, now it's time to talk Astrobase Command. We've had yet another busy couple weeks, so let's get right into things. Your autopsy is ready, Commander Work on art has been moving forward, and we now have a lovely new autopsy module in which your crew will be able to...
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Jellyfish Spreading Round The World

Global Reach It's been quiet for a while because the team was spread across the globe, working our magic on intrastellar goodwill away missions. Although this has slowed our work somewhat, our wayward tribbles are quickly being herded back home where they will be put to good work or tossed out the airlock. By the way, if you're asking about that incident with that thing in France, Adam had nothing to do with it. Manic Mechanics Don't fret, though. We've taken great strides in implementing several of the core game mechanics. We're steaming hard towards our goal of having a...
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There’s Something Rotten in Gamemark

Putting The Fun Back Into Crowdfunding This week, we won't be providing you much of an update about how work is coming along on Astrobase Command (it is, we swear!) Rather, we want to take the opportunity to open a discussion with all of you on the state of crowdfunding and the democratization of game publishing. If you have been following the news recently, you will probably have heard of the controversy that has been in the gaming media surrounding abuses in crowdfunding. Most of you should have a stake in the issue, as you were probably lined up as...
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Happy Almost Easter

Happy Easter! Just taking a moment to wish everyone a happy Easter holiday. Down to business This week, we're not putting out a detailed update like the one we usually give on Thursdays. Although we've been really busy getting some important coding done for our first internally-playable version, there's not much in the way of new visuals we can share right now. On the art front, work has shifted away from building station and weapon components to modelling our first character. Daniel, our artist, has also tested out a clever and cost-effective mocap rig and found out that a large...
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New Game Academy Radio Interview

Game Academy Radio caught up with Dave once again. He talks art, intellectual property, public relations, and the state of the industry; and that's just to start things off. You can hear the whole interview here.
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Icon Worship – Designing the Datapad Interface

Let’s bring you up to date on some of the past week’s developments to start things off. Commander's Log Dave has busily been turning his prototype procedural generation work into usable code. Adam has had his nose to the grindstone getting the major coding we need to get to our first playable version using production code. Daniel has turned his artful attention to designing ranged and melee weapon parts that you’ll be able to piece together to make procedurally generated weapons. Max has had his brain twisted into a knot trying to figure out what the inventory interface will look...
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Space Fashion – Spring 20,114 Edition

Time for another update, everyone. We'll be reverting back to these written blog updates for the next few weeks since the video version is taking more time than we thought it would to do. We'll keep the video coming because we are getting close to having some cool things we can show, we just won't be putting it out as frequently. As you can imagine, given Astrobase’s focus on character-driven stories, we are spending a lot of time nailing down their appearance. We’re scouring through a wealth of reference material to find the right way to convey the universe’s harshness....
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Mining, Harvesting, and Resources – Astrobase Vlog #3

Hi everybody, We recently filmed a team meeting where we happened to talk about how we're going to handle mining, harvesting, and resources in general. Since Ethan asked us about these on the forums, it was a great opportunity to give you something with a little more flavour than our previous vlog updates. Have a question for the team? Head over to the forums and ask away.
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Dev Video Update #2 – Criminals, Character Animation, and Lore

In our second update, we tackle more questions from our community: 1. Will there be random crime on the station? Will characters be able to investigate it? (0:21) 2. How animated will characters be? (3:34) 3. Who are the characters? Where do they come from? How do they fit into the galactic neighborhood? (6:36) We don't have enough new images to fill this long of an update. We know you're really looking forward to seeing more, so we're working on getting something out to you soon.
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