This one is pretty giant. The bulk of it is from Dismiss, except for some of the mods. There are a couple of performance improvements and other fixes. There are also a lot of improvements to the lobby to make options clearer, the faction list prettier and also more informative, and so on. There are also a number of improvements that are more focused on ease of use of the codebase for coders and modders.
There’s a new mod by first-time modder (but longtime Youtube instructor) Strategic Sage, who has made a mod called “Simple Options,” that simplifies the lobby quite a bit.
Another new mod by a new modder is Radiant Maps, by RadiantPhoenix. These range from interesting topologies, to hair-tearing topologies, to a few humor-focused topologies.
Points of Interest, Generator, and Necro Party have also all seen updates from Dismiss, ranging from a new AI type — contributed by Arphar, along with info for some of the fixes — to various smaller fixes and improvements.
You can wishlist our upcoming title Heart of the Machine! Steam page is more up to date than it was, but a lot is still to-be-revealed. https://store.steampowered.com/app/2001070/Heart_of_the_Machine/ We’ll be resuming having alpha testers… at some point in the near future? To be honest, I hit the milestone where I had planned to bring in testers, but I find I am just not ready for them; specifically, I have plenty of things to work on, I don’t have any questions that testers could answer at the moment, and I want to stay focused on pushing things further fast. It will change at some point in the coming weeks to where I start wanting to have feedback, but I no longer have an exact milestone. I mainly just need to be at a point where I need more testing than what I can do on my own. It won’t take too long, in the grand scheme. Feel free to go to our discord (https://discord.gg/arcengames) and post here: https://discordapp.com/channels/240637654717300736/1086679572373848244 if you’re interested in being a part of either the early alpha or a later phase. There is now a direct signup form here: https://forms.gle/sYj9hH3Bh2TJ2Hbx5