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« Reply #200 on: March 26, 2023, 01:49:46 AM »

Coming next update: fix up broken robots.



Hypothetically, if you can find enough R/C controllers (random drop), you could create a small robot army.



And yes, you can repair a broken cambot, use it to destroy another cambot and then fix up that one, and so on. And if any of your bots get broken, you can repair them again.
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« Reply #201 on: March 27, 2023, 02:45:06 AM »

Oh that looks so much fun!

Do NPCs react to robot swarms? I mean I would IRL Cheesy
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« Reply #202 on: March 29, 2023, 10:36:02 AM »



Thus far our proofreader (native speaker) has already checked 33,641 words worth of dialogue. That's NPCs from 2 major locations, the first game area KROGUS and the ship BULTA. I estimate we have around 150k words in the game in total.

P.S. And, if you are curious, this is the in-house proofing tool we are using for this task:



Do NPCs react to robot swarms? I mean I would IRL Cheesy

Sadly, no. But that's a really cool idea. :D

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« Reply #203 on: April 09, 2023, 04:16:18 AM »

Nice subtle tweenings in GUI. A peculiar combination of ASCII-era and modern.
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« Reply #204 on: May 07, 2023, 03:27:51 AM »


Like in many RPGs, containers can be trapped. However, you can disarm the trap, take it and then trap some other container yourself.

This can be an alternative way to safely knock-out an NPC who has a routine.

(* Coming to EA next update.)

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Nice subtle tweenings in GUI. A peculiar combination of ASCII-era and modern.

Ah, thanks! We have redesigned the UI multiple times, good to hear it has been worth it!
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« Reply #205 on: June 04, 2023, 10:43:10 PM »

Update 1.2.65

A cure for randomness
If you have ever been frustrated by a dice roll failure, this update is for you!

The main focus of this update is on managing the randomness factor in the game. Following player feedback, we noticed complaints about the game's dice rolls. While the math is sound - we use natural distribution algorithm which means that rolls will most likely fall around your skill/attribute value, there were clearly some things we could improve. Read on to learn specifics!

Rerolls



Plain and simple: now you can reroll failed skill checks. Rejoice! Of course, there are some caveats, though:
  • you have a limited number of rerolls, based on your FOCUS attribute;
  • you have to be "concentrating" - you must select the option before the rolling ends.

There are many skill checks in the game - some important, some less so; now you have an additional safety buffer for those crucial ones.

Clearer difficulty messaging



Previously difficulty of a skill check was based on its absolute value: that is, regardless of your skill level, it would show "easy", "hard" etc.

With this update, however, we describe the difficulty based on the difference between your skill and the target number. See here:
  • if delta >= 4 then "guaranteed"
  • else if delta == 3 then "pretty safe"
  • else if delta == 2 then "easy"
  • else if delta == 1 then "likely"
  • else if delta == 0 then "50/50"
  • else if delta == -1 then "risky"
  • else if delta == -2 then "unlikely"
  • else if delta == -3 then "unrealistic"
  • else if delta <= -4 then "impossible"

Remove random completely with Nominal tablets



Lastly, if you still are annoyed with randomness as a concept, we got a solution for you too - Nominal tablets. This is an item that can be found in the game and, once consumed, will remove any dice rolls whatsoever. That is if your tinker is 3, you will never "roll" anything but 3 while under the influence of the drug,

Lore-wise, these Nominal tablets suppress your anxiety and stress, remove stage fright, but also dull the excitement and adrenaline. Basically, you don't crumble under the stress but you also would never perform above expectations or get the "second wind".

Be warned of side effects, though: while medicated, your XP gain is severely hindered - because you never challenge yourself, you cannot grow.

Grenades, mines and traps



Take advantage of the new throwables - grenades. If you manage to land a hit - based on your PERCEPTION - the target will be paralyzed for a turn. Good if you want to follow up with a killing blow or just run away.



Or, if you tend to avoid combat (which is a good idea, btw) the new shock traps can be useful - set it up on a container that NPC might use (e.g. where they keep their water bottle) - and it'll knock them out cold upon next interaction. All their stuff - keys included - now is yours for taking!

Repair robots



There are now new possibilities for engineers: repair a destroyed robot to get a loyal mechanical follower! Even better, if defeated in battle, you can "resurrect" it right after; granted you have the components and skill to pull it off.

To be honest, there's really no limit to how many robots can you repair - as long as you have R/C Controllers to spare.



Book's worth of proofread NPC dialogue

We've been slowly but steadily proofreading the game's texts. With this update, all of the character dialogue in the game should be now covered. This amount to a whopping 130 000 words!



To give you a perspective - Andy Weir's Martian is around 110k words long. An excellent book, by the way: its realistic near-future Solar system exploration has been an inspiration for many things in the world of Space Wreck.

The Chief Snitch



And last - but definitely not the least! - we've been adding subtle content all around the game. The biggest and the most impactful addition is the new quest The Chief Snitch on Kurbads. To be fair, it's not just the "quest" per se but rather all the new options to advance your main quest or provide new ways to interact with the world that are noteworthy here. You also get a chance to explore some of the characters more and interact with them.



Note: there are now new story stars and even new final ending slides related to this storyline.

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These are the major highlights of this update but there are still more subtle changes and fixes in the game.

Until the next time!
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« Reply #206 on: June 06, 2023, 02:15:51 AM »

Fantastic update as always!  Coffee
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« Reply #207 on: June 07, 2023, 01:24:05 PM »

Sounds great indeed. I was deterred by the randomness at first, but giving it a certain amount of retries should make things much more bearable.
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« Reply #208 on: September 02, 2023, 11:15:29 AM »



We have a tutorial! Sort of. I mean, there's a brochure in your inventory your character picked up in the Space Academy...
How dice rolls work, how to sneak, what is combat - a compact read. And you can just throw it away. Because it is an item, of course. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This and more in the latest update - 1.2.70 -
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1063540/view/3651910778924483170?l=english
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« Reply #209 on: September 04, 2023, 05:13:35 AM »

That's cool and now you also have an excuse to make a physical version and include the manual Smiley
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« Reply #210 on: September 04, 2023, 11:44:47 AM »

That's cool and now you also have an excuse to make a physical version and include the manual Smiley

:D Oh yeah, that would be pretty sweet. Also, mega expansive. But really nice.
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« Reply #211 on: September 20, 2023, 11:15:49 PM »

The new story trailer:





Space Wreck leaves the Early Access on October 10.
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« Reply #212 on: October 11, 2023, 02:57:47 AM »

Space Wreck is available now!





What would you do stranded in a post-apocalyptic space wasteland?

Create a character of your liking - strongman or weakling, talker or an extremely shy introvert, ugly repulsive blob or charming sexy model - and kick them into a space of derelict stations and dilapidated spaceships, searching for the one thing - a fuel chip - that can get you home!

Intentionally short but surprisingly deep

The game is as long as a movie - but you dictate the action and whatever you do, branches the plot in its own unique path. And best of all - if you liked it, play it again later, it's made to be replayable from the very first moment til the ...err... every one of the ends.

Your story, your rules

There are hardly any spoilers for this game, Do you succeed? Yes. And no. Do you meet pirates? Yes...and no. Do you get home? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I dunno, man! I mean, how it ends - it depends on you, not me!

So, jump in and find out what YOUR story is!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1063540/Space_Wreck/

P.S. The game has a launch discount of -15%.
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« Reply #213 on: October 11, 2023, 07:17:20 AM »




Congratulation!  Gentleman
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« Reply #214 on: October 11, 2023, 11:39:19 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #215 on: October 11, 2023, 03:23:56 PM »

Wahoo! I just bought it. Hand Money Left
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« Reply #216 on: October 12, 2023, 10:34:43 PM »

Wahoo! I just bought it. Hand Money Left

I really appreciate it! Thank you!

It's really great to have completed this thread - from the start til the full release. Thank you guys for keeping an eye on this! Always useful and nice to have some feedback!
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« Reply #217 on: October 13, 2023, 04:14:56 AM »

That's awesome, congratulations!
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« Reply #218 on: December 08, 2023, 06:35:20 PM »



I need to ask, did Steam give you any additional visibility boost when you left Early Access in Full release or all STeam visibility was at Early Access release?
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« Reply #219 on: February 21, 2024, 07:09:34 AM »



I need to ask, did Steam give you any additional visibility boost when you left Early Access in Full release or all STeam visibility was at Early Access release?

Good question. Yes, there was an additional boost when released from EA.

However, if you ask me, EA was better because it got "popular upcoming" visibility; additionally, more YouTubers covered the game because it was "novelty" (not available before).

Full launch, though, was comparable in volume, perhaps 20-30% bigger but less spikey and punchy.
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