Weekly Update #73: Gathering thoughts

This week I started compiling thoughts for an eventual postmortem write-up. Even though I’m still working on Starcom: Nexus, at this point I want to commit some of my ideas to text while they’re still fresh. If you’re not familiar, a postmortem typically is a write-up of what went right and what didn’t during a project’s development. It turns out I have quite a few notes and may deviate from the standard format to deliver them in a style that is (hopefully) comprehensible yet interesting to a general audience.

Other than that, I’ve been fixing a few outstanding bugs and adding some more station news items for the next patch.

As another reminder there’s a Beta build of 1.0.10 available on Steam. This mainly implements a number of changes necessary for expanded localization, but there are also a few bug fixes. This is a non-save breaking patch so you can switch to it even if you’re mid-game.

As always, to switch to a beta branch:

  • Right-click on the game in your Steam library and select Properties
  • Go to the Beta tab
  • In the drop down choose the appropriate Beta (in this case Release 1_0_10 preview). Leave the password field blank.

A couple dozen players have given it a go with no major issues, but I’d like to get a bit more testing before promoting it to default, particularly since last week saw an influx of new players.

Until next week! In the meantime you can find me on Twitter, Discord or the game’s Steam Forums.