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Nov 19, 2014 Astraea Update 1.0.6 - Christmas Part 1

Hey everyone! Tomorrow night at midnight we will be rolling out a fresh Astraea update! We were planning on waiting a few more weeks, but we decided to split the update into two parts because it's already so big! So here is the change log ...

NOTICE Santa has been spotted in nearby villages! If you are on the nice list maybe he will visit you!
ADDED Weather! It will randomly rain and snow!
ADDED A secondary control scheme. The character will move in the direction of where the camera is looking. This can be selected from the options menu.
ADDED More villager animations.
ADDED Christmas buildings.
ADDED Christmas Quest.
ADDED 15 new Christmas items.
ADDED Villager animation speed is synchronized over the network properly.
ADDED Lots of behind the scenes stuff for the next update!
ADDED The building manager now has categories. This will help as more items are added to the game.
ADDED Villagers will say new things when they are fishing and dancing.
ADDED You can now restart your town.
UPDATED Oculus SDK to 0.4.3
CHANGED Clarified the fishing text so it's easier to understand what to do.
CHANGED The Halloween quest is over - but the quest will remain in game for now (due to lack of content). It costs more gold now to unlock however.
CHANGED Rocks and Trees will no longer appear before they are properly loaded during the village loading sequence.
FIXED The chef at the food market will now look at your when you are near.
FIXED Fixed an issue with the Market and Food Market where the top cover would be invisible if you looked from underneath.
FIXED Fixed a bug that could cause double the trees and stones to be spawned when entering your town.
FIXED Fixed a bug that caused your town to be empty if you joined another players town without first completing the tutorial.
FIXED Fixed network stuttering when other players turned left or right.
FIXED Improved network smoothing effect on villagers and other players.
FIXED Some buildings were not able to be moved after being built.
FIXED Fixed an issue with the campfire and teleporter which caused villagers to get stuck on them.
FIXED Fixed an issue with the Villager AI that caused them to go to a food market immediately if they were hungry. This caused villagers to get into a bad state. They will now finish the task (if any), then proceed to the food market.
FIXED Fixed an issue with the Villager AI that caused them to get stuck in a tree that they just planted.
FIXED Fixed an issue with the dock that caused the camera to occasionally lock up.
FIXED Tightened up the Villager AI. They should hardly ever get stuck on things.

Got that all? Well get ready for a whole lot more in the next two weeks! We have the full second part coming right your way soon! As always if you have any suggestions, comments or feedback about this update or the game all together, please drop us a line! We respond to each and every message/email. Your feedback greatly helps shape the game!

Enjoy!

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Oct 30, 2014 Astraea has been Greenlit!

Only a short few days after reaching the top 100, Astraea has finally been Greenlit! We are so excited to have reached this point! To everyone who voted for the game on Greenlight, thank you so much! So now lets cover a few bits about when you can expect to see the game on Steam.

First of all we have a massive Christmas update planned for the game which we are scheduling for mid December. There will be a lot of new features and new content added to the game in this coming update. We've been hard at work on this patch for a little while now so we are going to keep working at this for the next month or so.

Once that update is finished, we will be posting it to our site and Desura as per usual. Then we will also upload this update to Steam and send all current owners keys. This will only be available for current owners as we will not be selling the game through Steam at this point. So starting on the next update, you will be able to play the game through Steam from then on if you wish. There won't be any Steam integration yet (friends list, achievements, etc).

So after the Christmas update, we will work on integrating the Steam SDK (friends list, achievements, etc) as well as the usual content updates. Once this is done, we will likely put up an Early Access page at that point. So that will probably happen late Jan / early Feb.

But at the end of the day we will see how things go over the next couple months! We will be posting updates regularly so we will let you know more details in the coming weeks!

Again, thank you everyone who voted for us on Greenlight! We really appreciate it!

If you are really anxious to get your hands on the game right now, you can buy the game on Desura or directly from us on our website. Regardless of where you buy the game, you will receive a Steam key when it's ready.

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Oct 29, 2014 We made the top 100!

Hey everyone!

Earlier today Astraea finally hit the top 100 on Greenlight! We are super excited to finally reach this milestone! Hopefully that means being Greenlit isn't far off!

Since launching on Greenlight we have been working very hard on the game. We launched the alpha version in mid August and since then we have been adding content non stop. Just last week we released a small Halloween update and we are already hard at work on a massive Christmas update which will be coming out in a little over a month. This new update will feature totally revamped AI (no more stuck villagers!), more buildings, more animals, new control options and much much more! So lots of great stuff is happening in the world of Astraea!

Thank you so much for all your support and we hope to see you on Steam soon!

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Oct 23, 2014 Astraea 1.0.5 & Astraea: ASW 1.2.8 Update Out Now!

Hey everyone! It's time for another Astraea update! Starting right now, the new update will be rolling out on all platforms. It may take a few hours for the update to appear on your platform of choice, so please be patient. Here is the change log for Astraea ...


NOTICE This update will reset all towns.
ADDED A traveler has been spotted visiting towns and selling new Halloween designs!
ADDED 6 new Halloween buildings.
ADDED Villagers can now fish!
ADDED Tweaked the villager chat text.
FIXED Water will no longer randomly cause a splash effect on land.


A little note about this update. While we did submit this update with the above change log, we made some last minute tweaks to the server. We intended to do a full town wipe, however we managed to update all towns to the new version! So no ones online town is gone. Offline towns will require a restart however. Starting now, we are no longer planning on performing town wipes. All updates here forward will allow you to continue your town! The next patch will allow you to restart your town yourself (if you wish).

So keep making awesome towns and enjoy building all the new things we plan on adding!

Lastly, here is the change log for Astraea: ASW


** This update will require towns to restart **
Added Halloween decorations!
Villagers will now fish!
Fixed a bug that caused random splashes to occur on land.


The next Astraea update will be a big one! So expect that in a month or so :)! We love to hear your feedback so feel free to contact us and let us know what you think! Enjoy!

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Sep 26, 2014 Astraea 1.0.4 & Astraea: ASW 1.2.5 Update Out Now!

Hey everyone! Both Astraea and Astraea: A Small World have received updates on all platforms today! Check out the change log below ...

Astraea (v.1.0.4)

- Notice All online towns have been reset for this update!
- Notice This is a smaller update that will help combat griefers.
- Added You can now disable the chat box & music.
- Added You can now lock your town (in the pause menu). This will prevent your town from being listed in the lobby.
- Added You can now kick players from your village (in the pause menu)!


Here is the change log for Astraea: ASW (v1.2.5)

* Note *
All towns will need to be restarted for this update.

- Improved performance.
- Villagers will now plant flowers in front of their house from time to time.
- Villagers will stand in front of their house instead of idling in the back.
- Villagers will plant trees to help out!
- Villagers can now place flowers in a pot on their porch.
- Villagers will occasionally build a bird house on their front lawn.


Enjoy!

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