[Design] Unending Galaxy 1.3 Roadmap

Hi there!

With 1.2 being quite stable now (low/high surrogate bug aside, I will get back to that point further down), it’s time to talk about the next major update. But before going into it and given that I am now talking to hundreds of people instead of a few dozens, it’s time to explain a few things again:

Unending Galaxy version numbers are more akin to software than to games. The game will keep getting updates for as long as it’s possible for me to afford it. The main goal of future game projects is to keep funding UG. All updates will be free, however I don’t discard the option to release mods and maps as optional DLC.

Our next major update, aka 1.3, will be taking care of the military side of the game. The main goal is to make the different factions and ships more unique, make the military and diplomatic bits more interesting, while adding new features and missions to spice up the game when not playing as a faction.

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What Now ?

steam_maincapsuleHi,

So it has been a week since the Steam release of Unending Galaxy, I suppose it’s time to make a post about it. Well, it was a fairly exhausting process! Between marketing, community management, and the obligatory post launch patches I barely slept during the whole week. All things considered, and despite slightly worse reviews than expected (most of them due to bugs in the initial release), it was a success. Sales are above what I planned, and as such I am fairly confident I can make a living in this line of work.

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Unending Galaxy 1.2 Released !

Unending Galaxy v1.2 has just been released !

As promised, Unending Galaxy is finally available on Steam. This version adds a nice coat of polish over the previous 1.1.5 version alongside many requested features.

The military AI is noticeably stronger. Ship to ship communications have been massively improved, the police and bounty hunters will hail you before attacking you. Police and military response against the player is more proportionate. Graphics, sounds, music and texts have been improved. Many menus got reworked (ship equipment screens in particular). And, as usual, many bug fixes and smaller improvements.

You can buy Unending Galaxy from the download page. For those who already own the game, your favorite store should get the new version shortly depending on how long it takes to upload everything. The full changelog is available below.

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Unending Galaxy Release Date

As promised, here is the official release date. Unending Galaxy will be available on Steam the Feb 19, 2016 at 7:00pm PST. This version features cards and badges but no achievements or workshop support, yet. Achievements should be added soon after release. Workshop support may take a bit of time.

People who got Unending Galaxy on another store, check this article.

[devlog] Steam Edition Incoming

steam_maincapsuleHi there !

Apologies for the lack of updates since the 1.15 release. The main reason is that what I am currently doing related to Unending Galaxy isn’t exactly great reading material for an in-depth article. With the game being released on Steam very soon, most of my time is spent proof reading and optimizing the code.

Anyway, yes, Unending Galaxy will be available on Steam very soon. The initial release won’t integrate all the bells and whistles, but I plan on gradually adding achievements and steam workshop support once the dust has settled a bit.

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Unending Galaxy 1.1.5 Released !

Snap1645Unending Galaxy 1.1.5 has just been released !

This release is a major improvement over the last official 1.1.0.6 version. Beside fixing many issues detected by our users on the forums (thank you all for your help), it improves the user interface, makes managers more useful, adds new graphical settings and many other requested features.

Also included in the Deluxe Edition are two new maps, a whole new powerful and playable faction, the Ceridan Empire, and a new ‘colonization type’ scenario. It also unlocks a new special chain of events that will cause the Ceridans to appear in your galaxy.

All the new versions are available on the download page. For those who already own the game, your favorite store should get the new version shortly depending on how long it takes to upload everything. Additional details, including full changelog are available below.

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[devlog] A very busy week

Snap1624Hey !

It has been a long time since the last ‘official’ devlog. Don’t worry, development is still going strong, but most of the action, beside releases, occurred in the forums. Also, to acknowledge Christmas and new year’s eve, Unending Galaxy is 33% off on itch.io and IndieGameStand until December, 26th.

Next version will be 1.1.5 and should be available before (or around) the beginning of next year. It will have more content than 1.1 and include new maps and several community requested improvements. Let’s get to what has been done so far.

Enjoy ! ūüôā

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