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    Early access, new lava world and what's to happen in 2017

    https://www.planet-nomads.com/2017/0...appen-in-2017/
    Hello Nomads and welcome to the first blog post of the new year. It's been quite some time and you must be wondering what's up. Let's take a look.

    Road to Early Access


    We've had good results with the way we launched the Alpha of Planet Nomads, so we are going to use a similar approach with Early Access. Only this time we'll use the help of Alpha Nomads too.

    There will be a feature lock-down towards the release of the first Early Access version. Instead of adding new features, we will do intense testing together with Alpha Nomads and then some bug hunting/fixing. That way we can launch a stable game together, get positive reviews on Steam and GOG and secure a bright future for Planet Nomads and its further development.

    There will be at least one major update available to Alpha Nomads before the Early Access launch, which will include the updated visuals and the rest of Planet Nomads - the game.

    As you may have guessed from Trello, the months leading to Early Access are all about creating the gameplay - to be able to have survival mode we must add material mining and processing, recipes for all building blocks and crafted items, 3D printers, containers and generators with interfaces, player conditions, deadly threats... The list goes on and on and it will be no small task. You will be part of it all, Nomads.

    In the next episode of Nomadic Journals, we will have Peter cover the ins and outs of the Early Access version and what's going to be in it.

    We see the Early Access launch of Planet Nomads in March or beginning of April. The final date depends on the development speed and other gaming titles being released at the time. Most importantly - you'll know the date long before launch.



    Naming the Rarest and Hardest-to-Find Material in the Whole Universe


    We are running a naming contest with Alpha Keys as prize. You may suggest yours before Friday's 5 pm. It's no biggie - it's just naming the most desired building material, which will be known by everyone. Check the forum.

    In December Last Year


    Although we were mostly vacationing during the holidays, many people on the team couldn't take a rest for that long. They worked on finishing and improving their parts. One of these people was Kubat. To make himself warm in the winter he created a lava world. The lava world is the first biome created specifically with the new PBR shader in mind. We introduced it last year.









    We find it pretty impressive. More biomes to come, including underwater ones.


    Nomads Have Been Busy


    You have backed Planet Nomads once again and voted for it on IndieDB, making our sandbox game the Best Upcoming Indie of 2016. You pushed it two positions higher than the last year, with Planet Nomads ending on a lovely third place.





    Anything else? You bet! New website for Planet Nomads in the making. It will better reflect the production value of this sci-fi video-game and help it stand out in the myriad of Early Access survival titles of questionable quality.

    It also seems to be a good time to make a new trailer for the Early Access release, don't you think? With the updated visuals and gameplay finally taken in the game.

    Guinness World Records 2017
    Oh and one more thing! Thanks to Cobra TV, Planet Nomads is now forever a part of the Gamer's Edition of Guinness World Records ( Planet Nomads is on page 125).





    Thank you Cobra, thank you Nomads, stay tuned for more!

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    Kickstarter Alpha Nomad fura's Avatar
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    That lava world looks awesome!

    And upcoming underwater biomes, huh? Does that mean that you managed to tame that wild voxel water?
    I made screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/D1FM7 \o/

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    Kickstarter Unique Nomad Nomad Dave's Avatar
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    That is some cool stuff or hot stuff should i say, voxel water yes but maybe as well voxel lava with erupting volcanos just maybe,
    Wazbat say's "Oh Nomad Dave isn't affiliated with Planet Nomads or Craneballs" witch is very true all I have is the game

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    So the best best upcoming indie game of 2016 is eternalized in the Gamer's Edition of Guinness World Records thanks to the worse game of 2016.... kind of funny and sad at the same time

    Early access is further out then I expected, but the new stuff looks good and sounds great!

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    If we manage March it's still Q1!

    Water ain't going to be particles - as in no waterfalls, or wild rivers, but it's definitely worth having it in the form of the looks and underwater biome possibilities. Once the water shader is up and running, we'll be able to show you how it looks.

    Ben, hah, nicely summed up! Not sure NMS was the worst game of 2016, but certainly the biggest disappointment in the history of modern game-makin in my book. Quite a record to hold.
    "Well, I thought. This is how the world works. All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
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    New goal: find out if i can live under-lava

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    Whoa! the number of new entries on trello is staggering.
    Loving what you are doing so far.
    Jolly good show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maslostroj View Post
    Ben, hah, nicely summed up! Not sure NMS was the worst game of 2016, but certainly the biggest disappointment in the history of modern game-makin in my book. Quite a record to hold.
    Biggest disappointment in the history of modern game-making is a better put description then what I wrote indeed. Totally agree, though for me it still is the worse game I bought in 2016..... but I didn't buy that many

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    Kickstarter Wreck Nomad Harrison's Avatar
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    Good news, I like your game progress!

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    When can the alpha owners reckon with the final update of your great alpha?

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    We expect the final alpha update to happen in early-to-mid March.
    "Well, I thought. This is how the world works. All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
    -Raoul Duke

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    ok thanks ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maslostroj View Post
    We expect the final alpha update to happen in early-to-mid March.
    march the 12 would be nice thets my birthday then it will be special rather than just a year older.
    Wazbat say's "Oh Nomad Dave isn't affiliated with Planet Nomads or Craneballs" witch is very true all I have is the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad Dave View Post
    march the 12 would be nice thets my birthday then it will be special rather than just a year older.
    Congrats! I know, it's way too early, but by the time your birhtday actually arrives, I'm sure I've forgotten it's your birhtday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin (ShadowFlightBA) View Post
    Congrats! I know, it's way too early, but by the time your birhtday actually arrives, I'm sure I've forgotten it's your birhtday
    PMSL thank you and merry chrisms and a happy new year for 2018
    Wazbat say's "Oh Nomad Dave isn't affiliated with Planet Nomads or Craneballs" witch is very true all I have is the game

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    Does that mean no updates before going into open alpha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wojtek View Post
    Does that mean no updates before going into open alpha?
    No, there will be at least one more closed alpha update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin (ShadowFlightBA) View Post
    No, there will be at least one more closed alpha update.
    Also in march or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin (ShadowFlightBA) View Post
    No, there will be at least one more closed alpha update.
    Ah yeah, found the paragraph. Still, one major update within the whole alpha program makes this the least exciting alpha program I have been part of. With the biggest announcements so far being the shaders and no news whatsoever about the survival aspect just adding to the feeling of disappointment.

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