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The cemetery building was added.

This update was released on June 13, 2016. Read the official news post.

The changes are as follows:

Bug FixesEdit

  • Resolved mating issue where the population would not exceed 40+ Nuggets in a game
  • Corrected bug where a Nugget’s house placement occasionally overlapped other buildings
  • Fixed issue where lakes were not spread evenly across the planet
  • The huts will no longer float above the ground
  • Mountains can no longer be selected
  • Modified Nugget damage-taking to no longer be an instant kill. They will still *die*, but much slower.
  • The camera follows a Nugget if their thumbnail is clicked on the Nugget’s ID Card
  • Fixed a bug where Nuggets got stuck at Eateries
  • Fixed Nugget sorting issues in the Epicenter Nuggets List
  • God Intervention VFX: effect area plane no longer clips through the ground
  • Multiple decals under some buildings, fixed
  • Pump animations will now stop when there is no more water in the lake
  • Water Pumps will subtract the exact amount of Water Points as the Epicenter needs. In the past, Water Pumps were depleting water in lakes at a rate of 5 even if Epicenter needed only 2.
  • Fixed issue where you would see the Critical Message “Water Pump output is lower than Epicenter Water Usage” even when there is water in the Water Reservoirs.
  • Couriers will now serve Eateries and Farms, as well
  • Fixed the flickering terrain, snow on startup
  • Tree collision physics have been improved
  • Thrown rocks should no longer fall “into” the planet (clipping)
  • Fixed issue where hitting ESC while holding an object (via God Powers) would cause the object to float

New ContentEdit

  • Complete Farm redesign: including new UI, 3D model, crops, and animations
  • Added new tutorials for: Nuggets overview, Nugget ID card, Farm, Cemetery, Constructors Hut, and 2 new screens for the UI overview
  • Added ‘skip current tutorial’ option, so you can skip only those parts you’ve already seen
  • Introducing new flora on the planet: Broadleaf, Broadleaf Dead, Birch Tree, Birch tree Dead, Maple Tree, Pine Tree
  • Introducing Fruit Bushes: Blueberry, Melon, Panda Eyes, Raspberry, Watermelon
  • New news message when there is no Water Pump and Nuggets are Thirsty and when there are no Wells or Eateries built
  • When assigning a Nugget to a Key Building, the Nugget list panel will automatically sort by unassigned Nuggets first. This allows the user to find available Nuggets to assign easier.
  • New building: Cemetery (phase 1). The departed will be buried with some humor here.

UI DesignEdit

  • Seasons panel and planet name tooltips fixed
  • Game intro tutorial, added sounds to buttons, deleted useless tooltips
  • Food stash temperature readability fixed
  • News History Log panel upgraded. Text won’t be cut short. Changed anchoring of the panel. Replaced text with an icon for ‘all’ messages.
  • New Construction Site panel. Slightly redesigned, more compact.
  • Constructor’s Hut panel upgrade: Added visual feedback to empty worker slots. Added sounds to panels. Deleted unnecessary tooltips.
  • Nuggets list panel: hover visual feedback added. Also assigned sounds
  • Nuggets list panel: added info about Thirst
  • Stash Panel and Water Reservoir temperature visuals upgraded
  • Worker ID card upgrade: changed font, assigned proper sound clips, removed unnecessary tooltips, reintroduced the follow upon clicking on the Nugget portrait
  • New Farm panel implementation
  • Loading screen upgrades - changed the logo
  • New construction menu panel implementation
  • Well, Pump, and Reservoir panels have button sounds now. Deleted unnecessary tooltips.
  • Distribution center panel update: Added worker slots visual feedback, changed font, assigned new sound script, and added proper sound clips to buttons
  • Eatery panel update: Also added the new sound script and assigned proper sound clips to buttons. Updated worker slots visual feedback on hover.
  • Added more options to the Audio Settings menu, like the Nugget volume and message tone selection for both the regular and critical news messages

Balance ChangesEdit

  • Food separated from trees. Now all food/fruit will grow on the Fruit Bushes.
  • Camera speed Increased when holding shift button
  • The game now starts in Spring, rather than Summer
  • Fruit on bushes will die if the temperature goes below -5c/ 23f, or above 50c/122f
  • Fruit on bushes will regrow 10 minutes after dying or being collected
  • Pump Output Power increased from 5 to 10
  • Each Fruit Bush holds 15 Food points
  • Trees now hold 5 Wood points
  • Tree Health now 20 HP
  • Increased Water Reservoir Max Water Level to 1500
  • Decreased Hunger and Thirst Damage per second from 1 to 0.5
  • Lowered Resources at the beginning of the game to Food: 30, Wood: 30, Stone: 30
  • Increased amount of water each Lake can hold from 100,000 to 500,000
  • Decreased food needed for 1 dish in Eatery to 5 points of food
  • Decreased cooking time at Eatery from 25 to 15 seconds.
  • Day / Night Cycle is a little longer now.
  • Increased time speedup from 2x to 4x (can be triggered by the Numpad’s + button on a keyboard)
  • Any building can be built by a Laborer Nugget now. Before, we had some buildings that required Constructors/Engineers only to be constructed.
  • Nuggets Hunger depletion changed from 0.001 to 0.0015 per second
  • Nuggets Thirst depletion changed from 0.0015 to 0.002 per second
  • Each Farm plot needs 5 wood and 5 stone to be built
  • Crop ripening time 80 Seconds (This is the time when Crop needs to be harvested, otherwise it will start to wither)
  • Crop withering strength 0.25 point loss of food per second
  • Nugget aging speed increased from 2 minutes to 1 minute (Nuggets will live a little shorter now). Use Cemeteries to account for this.
  • Crop Food Yield loss per each degree out of the crop’s optimal temperature range is 0.25 from food yield per second

Updated Farm CropsEdit

  • Panda Brain Plum (Food Yield: 40. Growing Time: 6 Minutes)
    • Min Temp: -20°C / -4°F
    • Max Temp: 60°C / 140°F
The most resilient crop of them all. These plums can handle extreme temperatures on either end of the thermometer, but their food yield is very low considering how long they take to grow. Eating Panda Brains is certainly an absolute last resort.
  • Manbro Fruit (Yield: 50. Time: 3 Minutes)
    • Min Temp: 5°C / 41°F
    • Max Temp: 45°C / 113°F
Listen here, bros and broettes. This fruit is perfectly comfortable in its masculinity, but that won’t stop it from flexing at every passerby. It’s pretty fast, and so is its growth rate! It doesn’t yield much, but at least it seems to handle temperature changes reasonably well.
  • Juicy Acorn (Yield: 100. Time: 4 Minutes)
    • Min Temp: 0°C / 32°F
    • Max Temp: 50°C / 122°F
Juicy Acorns are excellent all-rounders. They are able to grow quickly and optimally in a large temperature range, while also outputting a reasonable amount of food.
  • Dragon Egg Fruit (Yield: 100. Time: 4 Minutes)
    • Min Temp: -15°C / 5°F
    • Max Temp: 5°C / 41°F
A juicy centre with a slightly crunchy outer shell. The Dragon Egg Fruit maintains its warmth internally, making it perfect for cold conditions. However, we don’t want to risk seeing what happens when the temperature rises too high. Someone call Emilia Clarke stat!
  • Crystalline Crabapple (Yield: 400. Time: 12 Minutes)
    • Min Temp: 0°C / 32°F
    • Max Temp: 50°C / 122°F
A fruit that shatters like a fragile gem in the mouth, melting into a delicious and nutritious liquid. Someone must have decided that a shiny rock looked good enough to eat. They were right. This fruit yields the highest food output, but also takes the longest to grow.
  • Bloodydiarrhea Berries (Yield: 40. Time: 4 Minutes)
    • Min Temp: -10°C / 14°F
    • Max Temp: 50°C / 122°F
A name that only an unfortunate Nugget could conceive. Fortunately, its toxins can be neutralized through a relatively simple process, but the name remains to honor its founder. It outputs very little food, but it’s such a pest that it grows in almost any climate at an alarming rate.

Performance ChangesEdit

  • Further load time improvements
  • More work to smooth the framerate (stutter reduction)
  • Nugget selection panel no longer causes massive FPS drops
  • Several additional meshes pre-loaded to reduce spawn-time stutter

MiscellaneousEdit

  • Rebuilt ‘Object Distribution’ system for generating planets
  • Added ability to skip some or all of the tutorials
  • Added ‘local temperature’ readout to object selection tooltips
  • Mountain texture adjustments. Looks sharper up close.
  • Reworked the camera controls: both zoom and move to/follow functions were rewritten to be much smoother and more consistent, as well as some follow-through on the mouse drag so that it keeps spinning after quick drags
  • God Trail on mouse cursor (Can be turned On or Off from the Settings Menu)
  • Added temperature readout options (eg: switch between Celsius & Fahrenheit)
  • Nugget age time spans now more precise and controllable
  • The light axis now tilts up and down to closely mimic the way Earth’s axis leads to seasonal changes in the amount of daylight different areas get
  • Added a zoom, sensitivity slider to the game options menu.

Art AssetsEdit

  • Birch Tree
  • Dead Birch Tree
  • Broadleaf Tree
  • Dead Broadleaf Tree
  • Maple Tree
  • Blueberry Bush
  • Melon Bush
  • Water Melon Bush
  • Panda Eyes Bush
  • Raspberry Bush
  • Cemetery Building
  • Farm Building

AudioEdit

  • News Panel buttons have sound now
  • Decreased distance that thunder sound can be heard from
  • Decreased distance that Nugget footsteps can be heard. Also toned down volume overall.
  • Made wind sound a little louder during fast camera movement
  • Customizable news message tones

Known IssuesEdit

  • All animals have been disabled temporarily. Animal system will go through a major redesign that will allow us to have more animals on the planet with overall better performance.
  • In rare instances when a Nugget is attempting to harvest a rock or tree it should not be able to reach, there will be framerate stutter while the Nugget attempts a more thorough search
  • Some buildings are missing ground decals. This system is going through a major redesign.
  • Lakes can sometimes spawn halfway into other bodies of water (new mini-game called lake invaders)
  • On occasion, Nuggets can take too many resources to a building that is under construction

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