NEWS FROM THE TEAM

Gamedev: The Returning || Astrobase Command Weekly Update –– January 19th, 2018

Hi everybody! We've been hard at work since the new year. We've been busy with lots of the general housekeeping that's needed to keep a business on track, making Astrobase, of course, and we've also been whipping up a new look for our website. We intend to have it go live shortly. Astrobase has also received some tender loving care since our last update. We think you'll like what's in store in our upcoming builds. Adam - @adam_blahuta Hi everybody! We've been hard at work since the new year. Lots of the general housekeeping that's needed to keep a business...
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Branching Out In Novel Ways: Astrobase Command Dev Update – 15 Dec 2017

=== Incoming transmission === Hi everyone, Astrobase Command's special focus on procedurally generated character stories provides a wonderful canvas for  powerful storytelling. Most importantly, our vision is that there is no single story for your crew to follow. Instead, you are free to live your own adventure in your own universe. As a way to celebrate 2018 and our upcoming transition to open alpha, I've taken up the pen (keyboard) in my spare time to capture Astrobase's flavour in novel(-ish) format as a means to highlight the rich stories our game can deliver, as well as a way to explore possible concepts for other...
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Noisy Brain Transplants Coming Soon To An AI Near You: Astrobase Command Weekly Update – 9 Dec 2017

Dave - @Dave_Astrobase Hey guys! This week I was mainly working on the save game GUI, so Adam has a front end to hook into!   Daniel - @Polygonatron Hi Everybody! This week I've kept working on that shiny graphics thing I started on last week. It's still a bit of a secret, with the goal to give you guys a nice surprise when we reveal it.   Adam - @adam_blahuta Hey Space-Friends! I've made some great progress on save files this week, allowing me to save pretty much everything about characters that isn't their brains. The transhumanist geek in...
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Gunning for Game of The Year: Astrobase Command Gamedev Update: 1 Dec 2017

It's that time of the year! IndieDB's Indie Game of The Year is back up for grabs. We made a good showing of it last year, and hope you'll take a moment to show your support by voting for Astrobase Command. Adam - @adam_blahuta Hey Space-Friends! This week, after taking care of some remaining business obligations, I hunkered down to make some progress on save files. I'm really looking forward to delivering this one because, in my opinion, it stands to do a lot for people's buy-in with building up a station they can be proud of. Daniel - @Polygonatron...
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Taking Care of Business: Astrobase Command Dev Update – November 10th, 2017

Hey everybody! Being mindful of the game's performance at release, we're gathering hardware information from the community. We'd love it if you could take a moment to fill out Daniel's Graphics Card Survey! Thanks for the help! Daniel - @Polygonatron Hi everybody! This week I've been busy with everyones favorite: Paperwork! YAY! Dave - @Dave_Astrobase Hey everybody! This week I've been focused on the business end of things, which isn't fun but super necessary when you're your own studio! Adam - @adam_blahuta Hey Space-Friends! As you can see from Dave and Daniel's updates, we've been swamped dealing with outstanding business...
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Astrobase Weekly Dev Update: Mad (Space)Men and Ninja Bug Fixes

Daniel - @Polygonatron Hi Everyone! This week I worked on little project that I'll hopefully be able to talk about soon. Nothing to see here, uhm, bye!   Dave - @Dave_Astrobase Hi everyone! Since Adam continues to be well fed on design, this week I spent capturing footage and working with Max on a new marketing campaign!   Max - @Max_Shields Hey all, I finally wrapped up a 1st pass on that design notice I've been working on for a while. I also spent a bunch of time with Dave doing the Mad Men thang.   Adam - @adam_blahuta Hey...
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Astrobase Command Newsletter – October 2017

Hail Astrobasers! Welcome to the launch of the Monthly Newsletter! We’re very excited to talk about Astrobase Command and everything that’s in store for the future.   Exploding modules set the seasonal mood for Halloween.   In September 2017, we launched the Closed Alpha on itch.io giving our biggest fans and supporters of the May 2017 Kickstarter the opportunity to play the earliest possible version of the game. It was a great feeling to both exceed the funding goal, and then make our first deliverable milestone. Thank you to all who travelled with us on that leg of the journey!...
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Asteroid Shooter: Astrobase’s Game-Within-A-Game. ABC Dev update – October 27th, 2017

This week we started shifting gears. While Adam is busy taking on the large programming chunks associated to features like save game, the rest of the team has begun focussing on longer-term considerations. This will allow us to keep our beleaguered programmer busy all the time (no rest for the coded)! Some other big news for those who have missed the screen shots we started slipping in earlier in the week, Asteroid Shooter, a small arcade game playable on the datapad is now available to everyone with alpha build access. You can now pass time blasting asteroids while you wait...
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What Goes Into Creating Your Own Species? Astrobase Command Dev Update – 20 Oct 2017

Hi everyone! We've been busy aligning reaction chambers and twisting radiator vanes all week. Since many of you found Dave's longplay video useful, we've made an overview of the species generation process to help you to better tweak your crew's baseline characteristics, and make it more representative of the type of personnel you want to vent into outer space... Also, we'll be moving our weekly build releases to Wednesdays to give us the time to fix any gremlins before the weekend. Mark your calendars: the next build will be up on the 25th.
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