Hello Patterns Fans!
We finally have a new update for you and we think this is an exciting one that promises to add another dimension to your Patterns playing experience. A few really big changes to be found here are new planets, an unlimited build mode, and performance improvements.
See a video of some highlights here.
Prepare to have your mind twist around a little bit as you delve into the new Planetoid! The real treat here is that each planet has gravity that originates from its core. That means that you can traverse all sides of the planet and ... not fall off! That is not to say that you can't send an errant piece of debris into orbit from time to time. What it does mean is that you can build and excavate on all sides.
Planetoid1 that has been lovingly built up by our artist. It is a triangle based world and includes a variety of biomes each representing a different ecology and unique feel.
Planetoid2 is a cube based world and it also has gravity originating at its core. You may find this world easier to build on and it is much larger than Planetoid1. We are still working on making it pretty and fleshing out the biomes for this planet, but liked the idea of giving you an open playing field to take unlimited build more for a test drive in. While we continue to do that work we want you to have the opportunity to mess around with a blank canvas.
We've also included a world you are all familiar with - Protoworld2. It was important to include this as it is a great place to start if you are new to Patterns. You get familiar with shapes and how to build them in this world. The pull of gravity in this space is always down but that shouldn't stop you from exploring and getting started with what Patterns has to offer.
Unlimited build mode is just what it sounds like. Each world can be loaded and saved in this mode if you so choose. You will find that all substances and shapes, ability to fly, physics on constructs turned off and powerful breaking tools enable you to easily terraform your world.
With Construct Edit Mode you can more easily build fancy things in world too. This tool is available in all modes and all worlds and you will quickly see how powerful this little tool is.
All of this is now offered with some significant performance and optimization improvements and a fresh UI. That game is playing great and we are excited to get your feedback on our progress.
Check out our release notes for more details.
As a side note we are still in Genesis mode with this game. The game is coming along well but it is very much a work in progress. Your feedback on how the game is doing is always appreciated. Please keep those videos coming, enter bugs as needed here, https://support.buildpatterns.com/rep
... and most importantly - have fun!
The ability to share your games with the greater community is something we are actively working on now and will update you on our progress soon.
The Patterns Team