A new experimental build 0.29.00 has just been released!
This build features new Player Effects, Plank Station, Leather Waterskin and more!
The new Plank Station is a craftable station that allows you to craft Planks from Logs by a process called riving. There’s a new Leather Waterskin which fits nicely between Coconuts and Clay Waterbottles. There’s also new Player Status Effects; You are now affected directly by the elements. You can get Sunburn by going extended periods without shelter or shade. Likewise, at night you will get Cold if you don’t have a Camp Fire to keep you warm. Effects like Sunburn and Cold are pre-cursors to more serious illnesses. You won’t experience any immediate negative side effects from these effects but they serve as a warning. Cold will develop into the Flu which will persist for a few game hours even after you are warm again, draining various vitals. Similarly, Sunburn will develop into Heatstroke. It will be important to manage your vitals during those game hours if you contract these effects. There’s different visual and audio cues for each effect and the Watch will also beep if you contract a new status effect. The Watch also displays your current status effects on a third screen, just in case you’ve missed the audio and visual cues. These effect will be incorporated more fully with building tiers in a future update where lower tiers will offer less protection from the elements.
There’s also a new feature that has been sorely missing – a Game Over screen. It will display the cause of death and days survived before returning to the main screen. We’ve also added a proper death animation to make it more obvious also.
May the 4th be with you..
:: Beam Team
– Changed Watch to display the player’s status effects on additional screen.
– Changed Sail and Motor placement to use rotating keys.
– Increased Clay Waterbottle servings from 4 to 5.
– Added new Main Menu soundtrack.
– New Plank Station!
– New Leather Waterskin item!
– New Player Effects!
– New Game Over Screen.
– New Death animation.