A new patch for Atom Universe Early Access is just going live on Steam and PlayStation 4. There's no official patch notes yet but here's the changes we have noticed so far.
- Font update: the font has changed for the chatbox and the chat bubbles giving it an overall cleaner look.
- Chatbox is now larger when opened.
- The ferris wheel is now open in The Hub
- New poses.
- "Kneel Down"
- "Bolt Point"
- You can now buy clothes using Atomz
I will update the post when the official change log is released.
The long awaited casino update for Tower Unite has finally arrived!
Let's jump right in to the massive list of changes:
The following games are now available to Tower Unite:
3 different slot machines
Triple Diamonds: A basic 3 reel slot machine
Grand Quest: A 3 reel slot machine with some RPG elements
Wheel of Money: A 3 reel slot machine with a bonus money wheel
Spin to Win
Double or Nothing
Major New Features
Added Trivia to the Plaza
Added Typing Derby to the Plaza
Added AFK support for Game Worlds
AFK players will not earn units
AFK players will be automatically skipped when everyone else has finished the hole/level in Minigolf/Ball Race
AFK players are denoted by an emote over their heads and on the scoreboard
AFK players will be kicked from slot machines and will auto-fold in poker
Mediaplayer Voteskip and Voting
This applies only to Theater and will soon be added to Condos in a later update
Added a new Minigolf course, Emission
Added a bunch of new items (32!):
Wood Wardrobe, Wood Bookshelf, Wood Coffee Table, Wood Dresser, Wood Round Table, PBB Trash Can, PBB Stool, PBB Coffee Table, PBB Dresser, PBB End Table, PBB End Table Capped, PBB Desk, PBB Dresser Capped, PBB Desk Capped, PBB Coffee Table Capped, PBB Wardrobe, PBB Wardrobe Capped, PBB Bookshelf, PBB Bookshelf Capped, Wall Torch, Hula Doll, Cactus, Garden Flamingo, Bubble Gun, Waffle, Potato, Piggy Bank, Ancient Jar, Grandfather Clock, Bubble Machine, Laser Projector, Wooden Hot Tub
Added adjustable grid snapping for item movement
Jetpack is now predicted. Jetpack will no longer be really glitchy when being used
Fog machine now actually blows out fog instead of fog magically appearing around it (this is still an option though)
Added location text to the left of player chat in Plaza so you can tell where people are
Reduced the "waiting for players" timer to 5 seconds (from 10 seconds) when everyone is ready to play
Player user bar now shows tags first instead of ping to align pings
Added key support for rotating inventory items
Added support for rebinding leaving drivables (instruments, slot machines, games, etc.)
Added support for rebinding the backer item "Golden Watch"
Added support for rebinding Trivia and Slots shortcuts
You can now display FPS through a graphics settings option
Patched up a few holes in the Plaza map
You can now sit on more of the seats in the Plaza (casino, casino lobby, bowling, beach chairs, etc.)
Added chat sounds (from GMT) with option to disable them in the sound settings
Added "clear search" button to the search bar in stores
Added basic Parental Controls (more will be added in later updates)
Added setting to disable Lobby crosshair
Added setting to disable Lobby HUD
Implemented level streaming for Plaza (phase 2, Game World Ports, etc.)
If everyone has clicked "finished" on the customize window, it'll automatically end customize timer so people don't have to wait
Minigolf scoreboard now aligns all names by accounting the width of the flag icon (finished or not)
Fixed the sombrero hat not showing up on your golf ball
Fixed the splash effect from occurring in some of the holes on Waterhole
Fixed pocket effect lagging (really bad for lower end computers)
Ball Race Changes
Added "READY"..."GO!" to Ball Race before the round starts so players can have a chance to be ready
Fixed the camera (for all non-hosts) not facing the right way when first spawning
Fixed the issue where you would sometimes be randomly thrown into the air on the speed boost of the last level of GLXY
Planet Panic Changes
At the end of each round all players have their team scrambled
Team select automatically ends in 3 seconds if everyone has selected a team
You can play Planet Panic with 2 players now (instead of only 4)
Adrenaline C key prompt is now on the HUD
Fixed being able to unfreeze yourself by pressing the pause menu on and off
Fixed various walls, ceilings etc. from not being editable in the Condo
Fixed various items from being rather large on the store pedestal
Fixed ping colors being inaccurate
Fixed in-game notifications not showing up properly while in the pause menu
Fixed not being able to pause while using Piano, Drumset, Slot Machines, etc
Fixed Transit Station location not showing up
Fixed Basement location being incorrect when standing on objects inside the basement
Fixed various other locations in the Condo not showing up
Fixed wind sound on speed shoes
Fixed the floating wall speakers in the Theatre screens
Fixed the Theatre screens prompting the user to turn it on
Fixed ping not displaying for dedicated Lobby servers
Fixed a bunch of other bugs we found while testing
A new update is available for Atom Universe which brings some cool new features.
The update which includes the ability to host your own private servers also brings new clothing and accessories, new idle & sitting animations and more! You can read the full list of changes in the patch notes below
New server selection screen
Mirage house and Woodland house are available as public spaces; Hub and Arcade plaza are available as private spaces.
Additional idle animations (standing and sitting)
More clothes and accessories
Guides can equip an information point hologram
Users can create their own public instances of any space
Users can create private instances of all spaces
User can now purchase their own instances with atomz
Public instances of spaces are available to all users
Private instances of spaces are only available to users you have friended
A new update is available for Atom Universe early access on PC & PS4, it brings news clothes and accessories, changes to bowling and more!
Full patch notes
Customization of avatar clothes
Additional functionality to customize clothing colour
Additional functionality to customize accessory colour
New clothing and accessories added for even more customization
2 new bowling modes: Challenge Bowling and Challenge Bowling Pro
Added tutorial prompts to initial bowling play-through
Improved ball physics
New standalone UI for subscription to make navigation simpler
Added details of subscription perks
Back-end service improvements
Improvements and bug fixes to server scalability
Players can now see all private spaces created by their in-game friends
General minor formatting improvements
Networking related bug fixes
Fixed an issue that prevented all networked players from being able to see other players premium content if the local player did not have this content unlocked
Fixed the new chat notifications that previously did not work
Users will no longer get stuck after sitting down
Hey all, the nebula realms beta is getting closer and Xaloc Studios community manager has posted a message on facebook informing users that the beta is nearly here and to sign up to the Nebula Realms mailing list to be included in the beta selection.
A new update is available for Atom Universe on PS4 and PC, Atom Republic have posted a full list of changes which you can see below.
E-mail registration screen has now been added to front-end menu (we promise not to spam you)
EULA has now been added to the front-end menu
Animated loading screens between level transitions
More avatar accessories will soon be available
Cinematic screen in the front-end menu
Fixed importing PSN friends
The Bowling mini-game has been improved
Performance improvement for the Arcade Plaza
Pop-up window above the chat for in-game notifications (you don't want to miss those friend requests)
Mirage House Private Space is now available for all players
New Welcome screens added to Public and Private spaces
New Friendly NPC guides have been added to provide you with details about the space you're in
Various bug fixes with network and server connections
Added messaging and confirmation dialogues added in various places in-game
Performance improvements for the Hub
UI confirmation dialogues to show all in-game error messages
This week we'll be taking a closer look at the Woodland house. Created by Atom Republic Artist, Paul Rance. The Woodland House is a spectacular private space which is located deep inside the forest, overlooking a peaceful lake.
By now, you've all seen the private spaces video on our YouTube Channel. Now it's time to start bringing them into Atom Universe (starting with the Woodland House), but before we can that do we've got make sure a few things work first.
Firstly and probably the most important thing, setting up the collision barrier. By doing this the avatar is free to walk around and isn't going to fall through the floor or wander through the walls. It can be quite a time consuming task as you've not only got the wall and floors to consideration. You've also got to take various pieces of furniture and design features to consider as well.
Next we've got to the avatar interacting with the environment, as personal space your avatar is going to be living here. They have to be able to sit down and relax, or maybe even sleep in a bed. Afterwards, we've got to into bug fixing mode and need to ensure that there are no game breaking bugs that are going to affect the player experience.
Weekly Developer Activity:
Woodland House integration into Atom Universe.
New Interactions: recline in a deck-chair or lay down in a bed.
Designing new accessories.
Started work on a new travel hub, allowing you to fast travel between areas.
Squashing various bugs.
Integrating the Woodland House into Atom Universe.
Drafting up various documents and analysing data.
Reading up on new trends.
Discussing future events with the development team."