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27th May – Stop right there!

Happy Friday, everyone!

It’s been a really productive week for finding and smashing bugs! We’ve also got a few people completing small-but-important pre-1.0 tweaks and features. Like this one!

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It’s never made sense for NPCs to be cool with you stealing their furniture and smashing their pots – you’re not the Hero of Time, and those pots were expensive!

So now, if you’re caught stealing from an NPC, they’ll call the guards. Better work on your stealth!

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Bonus interior design tip:

In our play testing sessions this week, Harriet and I discovered that a smoke machine placed in a shallow pool makes for a super awesome sauna. :D

‘Til next week!


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23rd May – Squishing Bugs

Happy Monday everyone!

This week (and for the latter bit of last week) we’re focusing on testing our internal build of Starbound! A handful of us have started playing through the whole game, and the remaining handful have gone to work fixing bugs we encounter along the way, tweaking whatever needs tweaking.

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An important thing we’ve noticed is that we’re legitimately still having fun playing this game that we’ve spent several years of our lives working on! More fun than we’ve ever had playing it before, I’d say, which is a good sign.

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We’ve also been catching and correcting plenty of bugs, which is encouraging! We are still adding things to Starbound here and there, but we expect testing and bug-fixing to be our main focus for the next few weeks. :)

‘Til next time! <3


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19th May – Making Connections

Since Starbound’s launch in Early Access, everyone’s been asking us to implement an easier way to play Starbound with their friends. A huge portion of our emails are from people sort of mystified by the process of forwarding their ports and inviting people to join via their IP (for those reading this who are still mystified, there’s a guide on our wiki!).

In version 1.0, you will finally be able to join multiplayer Starbound servers via your Steam friends list. Hooray!

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You’ll be able to choose whether or not your Steam friends can join your game via a check box in your Options menu. You can also choose whether to allow people to connect via your IP!

In this screenshot, ‘Multiplayer via Steam Friends’ is grayed out because I’m playing a dev build, but this feature should already work in the Nightly build. All of the usual caveats about Nightly apply.

‘Til next time!

<3


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