Hello again to all of our amazing fans and supporters! When our Kickstarter campaign didn’t go as planned we made you all a promise to continue development and to do our absolute best to bring you the game you’ve been waiting for. We are very excited to say that we are making good on that promise. Project Automata is still very much alive and marching toward a full Alpha release sometime before the end of the year.
We have tightened our belts, shifted our focus, and streamlined development as much as possible in order to continue working on our baby. Today we are proud to be able to share with you some of the new changes and progress that we’ve made.
Much of what we are working on currently is non-visual, so it’s been difficult to show you the progress we’ve made. Rest assured, we are working diligently on new features and visuals, but in order to implement all of this we need to clean up the code and get the basic framework ready to accept all the new features. Let’s start with possibly the most requested feature, that wasn’t super-easy to implement:
We are working on new UI panels for the game and while this is still a work in progress, we can show you a prototype image of one of the new shop panels. When it’s completed this panel will give you detailed information about the shop’s sales over time, so you can better judge what they need now and what they might need in the future.
One of the many things we are changing for the full Alpha release is the model sizes and polygon counts. The original models were functional, but not exactly visually stunning. The new models will be much larger and more detailed, so your industrial empire will look absolutely amazing!
We love our original trailer and we know a lot of you did as well, so we have no intention of doing away with it. That said, we wanted to show another side of Project Automata. The new trailer takes a bit more serious tone, but it shows that this is not just a fluff game, but a solid and complex simulation of business in the early 20th century. We hope you enjoy!