And here it is! The final update inside alpha branch. The next update will bring us beta! But let's not get ahead of ourselves and concentrate on what we have now :)
This update was meant to be a small content addition while we are working on the big features for beta release, but we realized that we can also push some of already implemented features here as well. So, what's new this time?
We were able to finally add female characters into the game along with a complete overhaul of the avatar system. Now each face feature has a different chances for generation (no more aviators on 90% of people) and different filters making characters look more realistic.
We also touched on the graphics as well, improving overall look of all characters in the game.
Alternative controls scheme
We've been asked to introduce an alternative control scheme for quite some time to allow for more casual play and here it is. You can choose between classical mode or switch to a new simplified one, where the ship automatically follows your mouse.
Navpoints and autopilot system
Yes, no true space game can be without autopilot! We've introduced a navpoin system where you can put markers on all system maps for easier navigation (they will show up on your radar) as well as selecting autoilot destination both on system and on galaxy maps.
All new graphics for items
Up until now almost all items in the game had placeholder graphics. Not anymore. Every single item now has a completely unique icon associated with it.
And much, much more!
You can read the patchnotes on our forum, as always. And while at it, feel free to join the discussions! We are always glad to hear more feedback as it really helps us see the impact of all the changes we make to the game.