Drifter 0.6.9 to 0.6.13 released

Drifter updates have been weekly so I collated the last few updates into one post. The updates are live on Steam and the Humble store.

Weekly releases continue, and we're aiming for one last update in the 0.6.x range since 0.7.0 is nearly done.

Add it to your Steam wishlist if you haven't, review it if you're inclined. Thanks!

You can read the full announcements here.

• 0.6.9
• 0.6.10
• 0.6.11
• 0.6.12
• 0.6.13

0.6.9 notes 0.6.10 notes 0.6.11 notes 0.6.12 notes 0.6.13 notes

The store widgets to buy it are behind "read more", for your convenience.

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Drifter 0.6.8 released

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The ninth Narcissus update for Drifter!
The update is live on Steam and the Humble store.

Weekly release as usual, a variety of content while we work on the new game systems.

Add it to your wishlist if you haven't, review it if you're inclined. Thanks!

Here's the latest update notes! You can read the announcement post in full here.

0.6.8 update notes

The store widgets to buy it are behind "read more", for your convenience.

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Drifter 0.6.7 released

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The eight Narcissus update for Drifter is out!
The update is live on Steam and the Humble store.

Weekly releases still continue, some new sound effects, icons, and work on future stuff that doesn't land this build.

Add it to your wishlist if you haven't, review it if you're inclined and as usual, have fun!

Here's the latest update notes! You can read the announcement post in full here.

0.6.7 update notes

The store widgets to buy it are behind "read more", for your convenience.

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Drifter 0.6.6 released

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The seventh Narcissus update for Drifter is out!
The update is live on Steam and the Humble store.

Our weekly releases continue, this week more gameplay related additions, tweaks, and fixes. I've been busy working on the last of the interiors and still, more new icons.

Grab it while it's hot, add it to your wishlist, review it if you're inclined and have fun!

Here's the latest update notes! You can read the announcement post in full here.

0.6.6 update notes

The store widgets to buy it are behind "read more", for your convenience.

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Drifter 0.6.5 released

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The sixth Narcissus update for Drifter is out!

The update is live on Steam and the Humble store.


As mentioned, we're now doing weekly updates and trucking along to release 1.0. Be sure to try out the new NPC combat this week as it may surprise you.


Here's the latest update notes! You can read the announcement post in full here.

0.6.5 update notes

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Drifter 0.6.4 released

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The fifth Narcissus update for Drifter is out!

The update is live on Steam and the Humble store.


We're reworking our development process to wrap up the game, and are now doing weekly updates instead of the larger milestone based builds. The larger stuff will just be included in increments along with more frequent bug fixes, polish and content week at a time.


Here's the latest update notes! You can read the announcement post in full here.

0.6.4 update notes

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Art: Bombernauts Workshop Banner

Have you played Bombernauts? It's available on Steam and is a whole lot of fun. It's a great multiplayer game by Tyler Glaiel with art by Sven Ruthner and audio by Brandon McCartin.

For the most recent update – which adds Steam workshop support (full patch notes) – Tyler mentioned needing a hand with a banner quick, and I was in a good position to help out and was happy to help some friends in a bind.

bombernauts

I painted the banner based on some of the power ups in the game, below is the final banner we ended up with. The other Sven painted the robot part, and I merged it into this scene and did the rest. I had a lot of fun painting this!

Check the game out, and bring some friends since it's a good game in groups :D

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Drifter 0.6.3 released

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The fourth Narcissus update for Drifter is out!

The update is live on Steam and the Humble store.


We're including some information about future updates as well:
Here is some concept art for some of the other interiors and facilities heading into the game. They're obviously WIP!

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biolab


Here's the latest update notes! You can read the announcement post in full here.

0.6.3 update notes

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Drifter 0.6.2 released

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The third Narcissus update for Drifter is out!

The update is live on Steam and the Humble store.


Here's the new update notes! You can read the announcement post in full here.

0.6.2 update notes

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Art: Storage Container (in 3D)

Recently for http://driftergame.com/ we decided to try out http://sketchfab.com for showing off some work in progress assets for the game. Here's how that recently mentioned storage container looks in 3D. Click through to spin it around!

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Year of Drifter!

We've been working on Drifter as usual!

We've also announced a promotion of sorts as we push toward 1.0 release.

The Drifter poster is huge and glorious in person, and is a steal right now as it has free shipping, and can buy one bundled with the game!

If you haven't seen it or have forgetten this is what it looks like:

Drifter poster

The Year Of Drifter promotion also has an animated teaser, click through to view it.

Read the full announcement

I've been working on these player deployable storage containers.
The original concept art looked like this:

Container mockup

This is how the first final version for the game looks:

Game container

Don't forget to tell your friends.
If you've bought the game and feel inclined - leave a review on Steam. We'd appreciate it.

You can view the game and the information here.

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Art: Drifter Merchant

A (wip) concept for Drifter. A merchant ship, that hangs around and is really big - even the tiny pixels on the loading bay, around the shuttle, are a bit big for human scale in comparison!

Don't forget, the game is available already - you can find out how and where to get it on the Drifter site.

drifter_merchant_ship_concept

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Drifter 0.6.1 released

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Relatively hot on the heels of 0.6.0, here is the second release in the Narcissus update series to Drifter.


The update is live on Steam and will be on the Humble Widget soon.

This update includes a lot of concluding things that were done in 0.6.0 specifically on the UI. The full notes are below.

0.6.1 release notes

As always, sharing and telling your friends is much appreciated.

Here's the Drifter home page.
Here is the official 0.6.1 update on Steam in full detail.

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Drifter 0.6.0 released

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After a few months of working on it, we have just released the 0.6.0 update to Drifter on Steam and the Humble Store.

This update was pretty challenging but includes a lot of big stuff that marks a great jumping off point for moving forward with quicker update cycles.

It's always fun to collate everything from an update into one place, which you can see below, but below the fold there is a tad more about the update.

0.6.0 update

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Art: Drifter interior update

Hello again, the next preview of the interiors is here, this time in large group format. The newest one is the ship dealer, bottom right. The bottom left is the comex!

Click for larger version

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Art: Drifter interior update

Here's another WIP render of an interior from Drifter, which is available to buy directly from us or on Steam.

You can view the other ones so far below.

 

Material Synthesis

Drifter material synthesis WIP

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Art : Drifter interior update

So I have been working on these interiors for quite some time (basically forever) but they are finally coming together. Here's a render of the pilots quarters, a WIP.

 

Pilot Quarters

Drifter WIP

Remember you can get Drifter already directly from us and have hours of fun while we work on wrapping up the rest.

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Art : new Drifter ships

Part of the bigger update we have been busy working on for Drifter includes a couple of new playable ships. Some of them come from the same manufacturer, and some are cut down smuggling ships streamlined for speed. You can see a preview below, click to view the large version.

new ships

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Art: Drifter interior update

I have been plodding along through concepting, building, and texturing a whole bunch of station interior scenes for Drifter, this space trading game we are making.
 
You can get the game immediately and play it, on Steam or directly from us.
 
I will posting breakdowns of the stages of an interior and all the things I have learned along the way, as this is the first time I have ever made anything this large scale and it was incredibly challenging at best. Lot's to learn from.
 
This is a sneak preview of some of the textures I have been making (click to enlarge):
 
 
To follow along, you can subsribe to this blog (top right of post), or follow me on twitter, or follow the lead dev Colin here.
 

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Art: new Drifter concept art

More sketching on the ship dealer, mission office, pilot quarters and a timelapse video of the comex, showing how I paint these for Drifter.

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