Early Access version 11.2


#1

:warning: “Droid Raid” missions are inaccessible (listed as “coming soon”) in v11.1. To fix this, download the v11.2 update: Download Early Access.

MAIN CHANGES

A content-oriented update. NPCs (Supply Droids) are now roaming the galaxy, and three new mission types are now available: Droid Raid, Darkness, and Squawk Block. These are all experimental and their design is not finalized. We won’t spoil the fun by describing them here – find out how they work and post your impressions and suggestions.

“Darkness” missions are considered to be the first community-inspired content! Elements from both @Orandza and @cook1ee 's suggestions were used. Congratulations, recruits! There are :medal_military: medals and :key: key rewards on the way (“when they’re done”).

COMPATIBILITY

This update is mostly backwards-compatible, but you will lose:

  • any in-mission progress
  • any menu options you have configured

CHANGELOG

  • Much faster login times.
  • Fixed bilinear bleed-through on partially-unexplored intergalactic highways.
  • “Overheat” and “Coolant applied” messages now appear directly on top of your spaceship.
  • Reduced price of Coolant Canister to 4 keys / unit.
  • H&C spacecraft no longer receives scoring boost.
  • Fixed typos in Coolant Canister and Corn Shotgun descriptions.
  • Added “Darkness” missions (inspired by New mode: Lights out!).
  • Added Droid NPCs.
  • Added “Droid Raid” missions.
  • Added danger zones to “Terminator Chickens” wave.
  • Added “Squawk Block” missions.

BACKUPS

You are reminded that during Early Access you are responsible for backing up your own progress. Make a copy of everything under C:\ProgramData\InterAction studios\CIU (including all sub-folders).


#2

Finally!


#3

This is going to be epic!


#4

Great! I’m in!


#5

wait…i raided this one droid and the missions were…unaccesable? thought you did say that they are gonna be accesable in this update


#6

Droid missions seems to be unaccesable for me. Idk if droid missions works for you guys, but they also dosent work for me


#7

Good update so far! Here’s my review of the update so far:

DARKNESS

  • Challenging, interesting concept too
  • Sorry, I have yet to play more of these

SQUAWK BLOCK

Feels like Chicken Invaders 1, but I have a few nitpicks on this one:

  • There’s only one type of wave, in my opinion, there should be more waves
  • No bossfights, I was expecting a Big Chicken at the end or something
  • Going back to the waves, are the waves from CI1 a possibility? I feel like they would be a decent addition to Squawk Block
  • Unless, of course, it’s intended to be a remake of Space Invaders

DROID RAIDS

  • Exactly as I remembered them, even the starfield turns blue!

Also, I was wondering whenever this could be possible, but do you think there could exist some form of “hybrid” missions? I picture something like a combination between two or more types of mission (anything but Chicken Invasion, that is), like a Squawk Block/Darkness mission (example of impossible combinations would be Boss Rush/Squawk Block, or Droid Raid/Boss Rush). It would make for some rather bizarre (and probably enjoyable) challenges (and yeah, excuse if it’s unoriginal, I just came up with that idea)

If the concept hybrid missions does end up being used, I would save them until more mission types become available (just as a side note)


[Mission Type Idea] Hybrid missions
#8

Working on a fix. Removing download link for a few minutes.


#9

Im so sad that i cant test it right know :frowning: My laptop is on reinstalling and i write from the mobile. But i am very proud of IA progress.


#10

Ok, update 11.2 is now available (fixes “coming soon” on Droid Raids).


#11

Hmm, does someone have a location of a Droid?


#12

I find it weird that the Droids just warp around everywhere in their star systems.


#13

Huh? I haven’t seen a single one so far…


#14

Search for star systems with a Space Burger. I think they can only appear there (and it’s not guaranteed that they will spawn)


#15

Hmph… Well, I’ll try my luck.


#16

Great. So excited to test it :smile:


#17

Also, regarding Droid Raids, is there any reason as to why the Droid Highway wave is missing? I played through seven missions and I did not find it anywhere.


#18

Didn’t see it either, yet the Security Droid wave is in the game and, just like Droid Highway, doesn’t reward any food


#19

Hmm… a small jump is expected (server doesn’t simulate droids perfectly), but this warping is inexplicably large… will investigate.

Also, “Droid Highway” was forgotten :roll_eyes: . Will be added to next update.


#20

Hey @InterAction_studios,

What if you darken the player and enemies slightly and make the background completely black in darkness missions?