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Signs of Life  [developer] Jan 29, 2014 @ 1:30am
Recent Updates (Updated April 4, 2017)
New Content
This update is intended to add some flavor to the world and make it feel a bit more lively. We’ve added several new creatures to the upper parts of the world, particularly on the surface of the far side of the planet as well as relatively shallow underground. We’ve also added some new areas to explore (and a new boss) that are related to the new creatures. You will need to generate a new world from the sandbox menu or create a new character to see much of the new content.

Here are a couple of the new creatures:
This guy[]
And this guy[]

Story Content
In addition to the new creatures and related content, we added a bit of story content and changed some of the existing progression a bit. We added a new button on the Pioneer Station comm device (the device that requires the battery on the top floor) and there is a new satellite dish on top of the Pioneer station, but it seems to be missing a component…[] We also changed the method of obtaining the Level 2 keycard upgrade - The upgrade device is now found in the captain’s room in the Pioneer Station barracks. This update is fairly light on the direct story content, but the next update should expand on the story and the mysteries of the planet quite a bit.

Food/Cooking Changes
We re-worked the cooking/food system quite a bit. Prior to this update only a handful of food items had buffs associated with them, but in this update we’ve added buff effects to most of the foods. All fruits, mushrooms and meats now have buffs that you can get by eating them. In previous versions, you’ve been able to cook food by using the crafting menu, but now cooking is done similar to how ore is processed. We’ve added pop-up menu when you right click the campfire[], and you can both cook food and process ores in the same devices. The campfire has just one slot for ingredients, but the brick oven and advanced smelter both have 2 slots, which allows you to combine some food items to create new recipes. For example, a Juicy Fruit will give you a heal over time and a sporepod mushroom will temporarily increase your max health. Both items will fill 1/4th of your stomach, but if you cook them together you can make a food item that will give you both buffs and still just fill 1/4th of your stomach. You can also cook a fruit with a plant fiber to make Fruit Chews, which give you longer lasting buffs that fill less of your stomach.

Other Content
Some of the new creatures can inflict a bleed status effect on you, so we added Primitive Bandages (can be made with plant fiber) and Cloth Bandages that can stop the bleeding status. In addition, you can add some medicinal herbs to the cloth bandage in order to make a Poultice Bandage that heals you.

New Cooking Recipes:
  • Glazed Mushrooms - Any mushroom + any fruit
  • Glazed Meat - Any Meat + any fruit
  • Meat with Mushrooms - Any Meat + any mushroom
  • Fruit Chews - Cook any fruit + plant fiber
  • Gleaming Syrup - Ant Bulb/Ant Ichor/Ant Chitin + Sap
  • Bitter Jelly - Jiggly Fruit + Lovely Herb
  • Strange Compote - Strange Egg + Blue Fruit
  • Pulsing Paste - Strange Egg + Jiggly Fruit
  • Cooked Steal - Raw Choice Meat
  • Zesty Mash - Bana Fruit + Grey Mushroom

New Crafting Recipes:
  • Primitive Bandage - 4x Plant Fibers
  • Cloth Bandage - 1x Cotton Bolt/Wool Bolt/Linen Bolt/Scrap of Cloth (requires scissors)
  • Poultice Bandage - 1x Cloth Bandage + 1x Lovely Herb
  • Makeshift Shiv - 1x Makeshift Scrap + 1x Stick + 1x Plant Fiber
  • Makeshift Spear - 1x Makeshift Shiv + 1x Makeshift Scrap + 3x Stick + 1x Plant Fiber
  • Makeshift Blow Pipe - 3x Makeshift Scrap + 1x Wood Dowel + 2x Plant Fiber
  • Blow Dart (x6) - 1x Makeshift Scrap + 2x Bone
  • Tortoise Shell Brace - 6x Carapace + 1x Iron Ingot + 4x Wool Padding/Cotton Padding
  • Tortoise Hammer - 1x Mature Tortoise Gland + 4x Carapace + 2x Iron Ingots + 2x Logs
  • Makeshift Tribal Shield - 4x Makeshift Scrap + 3x Wool Padding/Cotton Padding + 2x
  • Leather Strap/Plated Hide Strap/Xenohide Strap
  • Iron Caltrops (x3) - 1x Iron Ingot
  • Fruit Seeds (x2) - 1x Any Fruit
  • Pumpkin Seeds (x2-x8) - 1x Pumpkin
  • Snare - 4x Makeshift Scrap
  • Sticks (x3) - 1x Log (requires saw)
  • Pumpkin Rind (x2-x6) - 1x Pumpkin

New Projects
All of these recipes are obtained by destroying matching projects that are in the world with your wrist laser.

Recipe Changes
  • All gem upgrade recipes require 2 instead of 3 gems. We will probably eventually change this back once we have more sources for gems in the world.

New Status Effects
Most of these new status effects are currently attached to various food items.
  • Increased Jump Height
  • Light Aura - Generates light around the player
  • Increased Max Energy
  • Increased Max Health
  • Increased Melee Damage
  • Protection - Reduces damage from all sources
  • Resist bleed - reduces duration and severity of bleeding
  • Increased Strange Tablet Damage - Increases the damage of all abilities used through the Strange Tablet device
  • Reduced Strange Energy Requirement - Reduces required strange energy for Strange Tablet abilities
  • Improved Dodge - Dodge roll or backjump further than normal
  • Bleeding - Slow damage over time, which can be cured by using a bandage. Inflicted by blow darts.
  • Spore Poison & Vulnerability - Increases damage from all sources

Misc Fixes
  • Fixed some issues where certain sounds would play at full volume regardless of distance. Let us know if you notice any other sound fx that seem too loud.
  • Changed the projectile attack of the golems.[] Instead of throwing rocks, they now use some kind of sufficiently advanced technology to levitate materials out of the ground and fling them at players
  • Fixed some issues that would cause certain tooltips to not appear when they should.

Known Issues:
  • The world generator may get stuck while generating worlds. We think we've fixed all the cases where this can happen, but we can't be completely sure that there are no more lingering issues. If you run into this issue, definitely let us know.

This update adds quite a bit of new bits of content and changes, so let us know if you run into any issues and we'll fix them ASAP. As always, we encourage any feedback you folks have about the new content (or any old content). We love hearing from you, so don't be shy =)

  • Fixed fall damage on the big chicken
  • Traps now blend in with dirt better
  • Fixed equipment bug
  • Fixed a crash related to one of the new creatures

  • Fixed a graphical glitch after hitting traps with a pick

  • Fixed a crash with one of the new creatures
  • Fixed an issue with displaying the energy bar with a battery equipped
  • Moved strange crystal deposits lower in the world generator
  • Fixed an issue with auto-sorting some of the new foods
  • Fixed an issue with dropping refined strange ore into the strange device

  • Fixed a crash related to one of the new structures
Last edited by Signs of Life; Jun 4 @ 9:21pm
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Signs of Life  [developer] Jan 30, 2014 @ 3:02am 
Version 0.13
- Fixed a crash bug with switching between high and low shadow quality, a bug persists where you must break or place a tile after changing lighting levels to have them update.
- Made the torch equippable, shows up in the gadget slot (slot 4), equip it and right click on a background tile to attach it. Can't yet attach torches to walls/floors this way.
- Added auto-run option
- Replaced the old small font with a new, bigger, better, more readable one
- Added a new hat
- Added a new hair
- Fixed some issues with saving
Signs of Life  [developer] Jan 30, 2014 @ 6:20am 
Version 0.14
- Fixed a crash introduced in the last patch with clubs
- Made it so you can scroll through the scroll slots by clicking the appropriate number repeatedly
- Added back in the small font, there are now 3, small/medium/large, if you notice any issues let us know
Signs of Life  [developer] Jan 30, 2014 @ 4:22pm 
- Hotfix for right clicking objects, broke with the equippable torch patch
Signs of Life  [developer] Jan 31, 2014 @ 1:56am 
Version 0.16
- Changed behavior of some mobs to stop them from piling up quite so much.
- Fixed a bug that would dupe tiles with the firestarter
- Spitter spit no longer affects spitters
- You can now drop items on containers to put them inside
- Made gems stackable
- Added a bunch of craftable tiles (Wood, stone, iron, steel)
- Fixed an issue with saving impaler spikes on some systems
Last edited by Signs of Life; Jan 31, 2014 @ 1:56am
Signs of Life  [developer] Jan 31, 2014 @ 4:28am 
Version 0.17
- Mobs should no longer spawn anywhere that has a player-placed background.
- Scissors and saw now require copper instead of iron
Signs of Life  [developer] Jan 31, 2014 @ 9:42pm 
Version 0.18
- Capped the width/power of the laser pistol
- You can now swing melee weapons through platforms
- Project window amount font switched to the small font
- Throwable objects rotate while thrown now
- More craftable tiles (Mud Brick, Brick, some additional steel/wood/stone/brick tiles)
- Changed brick crafting, bricks are now a material
- Added a better crash logger
- Fixed a crash
- Throwable bricks (
Last edited by Signs of Life; Jan 31, 2014 @ 10:11pm
Signs of Life  [developer] Feb 1, 2014 @ 11:58am 
Version 0.19
- Possible fix for some items not getting saved (smelters, containers) or getting lost
- Some fixes for the crash logger

Version 0.20
- Fixed a bug with trying to equip certain items that shouldn't be equippable
- Brick oven now requires bricks instead of brick slabs to craft
- More fixes for the crash logger
Signs of Life  [developer] Feb 1, 2014 @ 12:33pm 
Pushed a tiny hotfix to fix a nasty crash introduced in version .20
Signs of Life  [developer] Feb 2, 2014 @ 12:41pm 
New crash logger is already paying dividends!

Version 0.21
- Fixed a crash with the power socket gump
- Possible fix for crashes related to foreign languages and the chat window
- Possible fix for crashes related to landing the pod during generation/load
- Possible fix for crash related to moving the crafting window off screen
Signs of Life  [developer] Feb 3, 2014 @ 3:30am 
Version 0.22
- Fixed another crash related to foreign languages and the chat/console window
- Pod no longer generates on worlds after you've destroyed it
- Tweaked mobs to make them spawn in less annoying places (Shouldn't spawn in the pod or on inorganic materials)
- Fixed some issues with respawning, mostly aesthetic
- Added item drop on death toggle, press "t" to open the console, then type /toggledropitems
Signs of Life  [developer] Feb 3, 2014 @ 5:22am 
Version 0.23
- Maybe fixed a bug that would rarely cause items to disappear near growing trees
Signs of Life  [developer] Feb 5, 2014 @ 5:29am 
Version 0.24
- Added Assault Rifle and recipe (Requires plastic and silver, better recipe eventually)
- Added Rifle ammo (Requires lead, copper and plastic)
- UI element positions are now saved between sessions
- Ammo type/ammo in clip now saved between sessions
- Added brick/mud brick smelting recipes
- Added feedback effects for when melee weapons hit blocks
- Misc work on weapon effects
- Fixed an exploit/bug with crossbow ammo
- Fixed minor artifacting on asteroids on main menu
Signs of Life  [developer] Feb 5, 2014 @ 5:49am 
Pushed a hotfix for an odd issue with the patch
Signs of Life  [developer] Feb 6, 2014 @ 5:45am 
Version 0.25
- Upped drop rate of biofuel on pupa and saltpeter on larval eggs, increased the at-generation amount of pupa/larval eggs, and increased the spawn rate of pupa/larval eggs. We likely will need to do more with the way the pupa/eggs spawn as they are still too hard to find (they only spawn on mud).
- Doubled the length of the spitter melee DoT, halved the damage.
- Fixed a bug that was causing container positions to not persist
- Possible fix for some graphics artifacting
- Added new mob underground that floats over to ya and pops.
Signs of Life  [developer] Feb 6, 2014 @ 11:42am 
Version 0.25.1
- Fixed a crash related to changing resolutions
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