January 27, 2020

Starsteaders 0.1.5 (the astronaut update) is out!

Starsteaders 0.1.5, the Astronaut update, is out! This update replaces the old stick figure player model with a new astronaut model I made in Blender. Even though eventually I want to have a customizable player model, I hope this adds a lot more visual appeal to the game for the time being!

I've been spending a lot of time lately working on my art and modeling skills. It has been really fun to me and even though it's a diversion from writing code and directly adding content to the game, I really believe that improving my art abilities will be a big help in the long run. At the least it makes certain things seem a lot more approachable rather than intimidating, which helps me to prioritize and not put things off just because they're scary/unknown.

If you'd like to show support for my game, please create a Jellygon account as that is very encouraging to me. And if you want to give Starsteaders a try, you can download it for Windows on this page. I'd love to hear what you think! Daily updates and game dev chat in Discord, and even more updates on Twitter!

Full patch notes:

  • New astronaut player model
  • Tweaked post-processing visuals and ambient colors
  • Adjusted camera zoom