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Why Does It Still Feel Like Monday? Snippets-Wednesday May 3, 2023
Another day, another sea shanty.
‼️ Discord is making a change that impacts everyone- not just Nitro folks! They're swapping usernames and dropping the discriminator- the 4-digit little doodad on the end of your handle. So BE READY TO CLAIM YOUR NAME. (Discord News)
⏰ Update 33, nicknamed Heart Attack, will launch on May 10th and is free for all State of Decay 2 players! I'm curious if it's worth dusting the game off again to check out the change- it could be impactful for folks playing on Lethal! (Steam News)
⏰ I haven't played Rimworld, so I don't know what this is! However, it's adorable, and if you want one, the campaign ends May 17th. (Steam News)
⏰ Floodland will be dropping a patch on May 10th! It addresses a lot of the feedback they received from the community and enhances the gameplay experience. Developers encourage starting a new save to ensure you get all the latest content/fixes. (Steam News)
‣ Ton of minor tweaks to both websites, including fixes for the navigation menus, changed categories, and new formatting. Expanded the main page of this site to 3 categories, on the way to six. Adjusted accent colors to accommodate the new logos.
‣ I did a quick pass-through of the Curator page on Steam. Adjusted some formatting (like where Steam replaces '&' with a bunch of gobbledygook letters) and updated a bunch of written blurbs. 200 characters to review a game is a pain in the butt!
‣ Added a couple of games to the game directory and the curator page. Nothing new to the upcoming game directory at this time.
Don't Miss Out
⁉️ If you're a fan of the society survival subgenre - think games that straddle the survival and city builder line, like Frostpunk- check out Homeseek. A demo is available, and the game will launch in Q3. The Hashtag Survival gang spent some time in-game, and we'll have our thoughts posted soon!
Survival Gaming News
Whenever I think I'll try out Empyrion - Galactic Survival, they post a new roadmap that includes massive changes to the starting experience. (Steam News)
While I don't (typically) highlight hotfix patch notes, the newest mini patch for The Pioneers: Surviving Desolation added a much-awaited feature for the community: production automation on all processing machines. (Steam News)
Okay, it's not much of a SCUM preview, but my body is ready. (YouTube)
If you'd like to see a pretty map environment, the latest Dev Log from Chinese Frontiers has you covered. (Steam News)
If you were wondering, Project Castaway is 'still under development.' That's the notice posted by the developers to their Steam news after being quiet since July of 2022. I stand by my thoughts on my directory posting. (Steam News)
At least Outbreak Island looks like it will be pretty when it releases, whenever that is. (Steam News)
Progress reports from the developer of Mist Survival may take a bit of time to arrive, but they're worth a click and read when they do! (Steam News)
The Infected V14 content is now live in the main branch! Cue clueless folks asking me why their base is floating in midair. Who ever heard of patch notes? (Steam News)
A chonky read, but look over this list of changes in the newest Jaws of Extinction patch notes. The developers advise folks to start a fresh save so things aren't fucked up. (Steam News)
The Swordsmen X: Survival finally launched after much drama and delays. Sitting at Mostly Negative. Avoid forever, or wait a few months. Also, it doesn't support English. (Steam Store)
The first dev log for Homeseek is very informative! (Steam News)
Project Zomboid progress report= click the link, long read. (Steam News)
Interested in the upcoming Waterworld-inspired survival craft title Sunkenland? They drip out interesting videos of features and game footage on their (YouTube)
Check out this new character intro posted by the developers of ASKA! It's a good read and explains the thinking behind the addition. (Steam News)
The developers of Fractured Veil posted a Q&A. (Website)
Dead Matter is lucky that pointless and gigantic text animations exist. These 'dev blogs' would fit on a postcard otherwise. (Website)