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Content Update #2 - Quality of Life 2 (07/04/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • During the tutorial, while Transmogrifier has an info pin to remind you to use it, it now shows Tools
  • Transmogrifier info pin also shows Tools while it's loading Wood, to be more consistent with other similar things
  • Turning off overlay without closing the overlay menu doesn't complete tutorial goal now
  • In "Demolish boulders" step, only boulders are highlighted by demolition tool
  • Time for notifications to stay open is now customisable in Settings
  • Time controls get tutorial arrows pointing at them
  • Hint about Gloom now waits until you've researched Gardening and Metalwork before displaying
  • Tutorial arrow doesn't display if it's target is disabled (such as ships Colonise button)
  • Broke Build Elevator tutorial step into two
  • Port UI has a button to open the shipping lanes
  • Made UI Scale dropdown longer so all options are visible without scrolling
  • Completely reorganised the Settings dialog
  • Some early steps in the tutorial now prevent you from building more than you're required (you can't build more than 3 huts, for example)
  • ELEVATORS WILL NOW CARRY MULTIPLE PEEPS. I'm not going to tell you how, but here's a hint : Lower Pines
  • Added a button to menus to take you to the website subscribe page
  • Tutorial step about choosing resources in warehouse has arrows pointing at the construction resources, as they're the most useful to store
  • Game Seed doesn't get grayed out when you choose Tutorial in New Game, but it does enforce not having any altered difficulty settings
  • "Move ship to Port" tutorial steps place an info pin in water near the target port
  • Peeps now don't work at Port buildings until Shipping is researched, which gives your second island a little boost right at the start
  • Added hints for when you're in a situation where you can't place something (e.g. you want to place a Quarry but don't have a road near enough to a Mountain)
  • Added a new field to the Ship card that shows you what it's doing right now, so you have more context for why it's hanging around at a Port
  • Some Hints would cover over the early game technologies, so we added more space around the technology panel
  • Tutorial arrows now generally stay displayed until you achieve the action, rather than just initially click on the button
  • Updated the tutorial to give more specific guidance around needing roads up to elevator/mining spots
  • Notification log entries now have timestamps
  • Reworded the "You don't have enough Stone" warning tooltips
  • Some hints/tutorial steps reworked to be correct if you've swapped your camera-drag buttons
  • Added a tutorial step about shipping Red research to invent Glass
  • Added a hint about constructing a second woodcutter
  • Added a hint for when a ship fails to unload, to suggest upgrading the port or building a second one
  • Added space in the tutorial to practice clicking on peeps and seeing their happiness graph
  • Tutorial arrows now point at required tech
  • Disabled technologies no longer flash as 'new' during tutorial
  • Added tutorial step about speed controls (at last!)
  • "Not enough Stone" warning icons are disabled in tutorial until after the Boulder Demolition step
  • Overlay menu is now disabled in tutorial until it's step
  • When you have more than one Library doing research at the same time, Tech Panel now shows what's going on better
  • Added a Hint about Leave/Maintain settings
  • Added a Hint about colonising Island 3 if you run out of Red research and haven't done so yet
  • Added a tooltip about needing to rotate a building so that it doesn't block an elevator
  • Submarines now have a dropdown that allows you to select a Port for them to automatically drop Resources off at. You still need to manually choose each Sunken Ruin
  • Dialog for choosing which ships to have on a shipping lane now has icon indicating their size
  • Landing Pad can now be upgraded for more storage
  • Deep Mine can now be placed on Crystal Island, to give an infinite supply
  • In Resource Details panel, production/demand graph is reworked and now displays Import + Export
  • Explorers Hut no longer registers as having 'Potential Production' for research colours that aren't on the Island
  • Added some more testers to the credits
  • Food + Drink now has a second slider in the Top-bar dropdown, that allows you to reserve some amount for Production only (so Peeps won't consume it)
  • Reworded description of Forests to acknowledge they produce Trunks which need to be processed into Wood
  • Tutorial log now has headings for each stage
  • "Unemployed" is now "Idle", to avoid stigma
  • Added a loading-hint about clicking on Notifications to go to the thing
  • Wool and Electronics moved to Raw Materials lists in warehouses etc
  • Landing Pad name changed to Space Port
  • Increased spacing of text in Space Port UI
  • Added in a missing Tutorial arrow or two
  • Deleting a road while it's being upgraded works correctly
  • Fixed issue where tutorial arrow could be pointing to wrong technology in tech panel
  • Whale charmer now correctly makes whales target the planet while it's being upgraded
  • Fixed issue that could cause multiple whale attacks if you save+load while waiting for the initial attack in the tutorial
  • Fixed some incorrect wording in warehouse tooltips
  • Tutorial message improved for when you try to demolish forests/boulders before you're told how
  • Submarine is named correctly when being retired
  • Whale charmer description corrected - you can only have one
  • Fixed tutorial arrow getting cut off when pointing at Peep Details category button
  • Notification log lines no longer get squeezed when they're just the wrong length
  • Fixed issue where if you zoom to Crystal Island on it's reveal from another planet, it wouldn't have it's proper terrain
  • In cutscenes, hide any info pins and the tutorial dialog
  • Fixed issue if you click on a building category button multiple times in a row
  • Reworked how you earn chapters of the backstory (Historical Documents).  There's a lot going on under the hood, but basically you still earn them by exploring Ruins (Ancient Ruins on land or Sunken Ruins in the oceans), but now you find them within specific randomly chosen ruins, rather than the timer-based approach we had before.
    • Taming Guardians will also now earn you a chapter of the backstory
    • Cloudsaves now transfer story chapters you've earned between computers
  • Fixed an issue where a multi-tile building wouldn't get listed as destroyed by a whale if it's main/entry tile wasn't in the whales path
  • Fixed issue where buildings appeared to be valid to place next to Astrobaleenium when they actually weren't
  • Astrobaleenium dropped by Space Whales can't get too close to Oil deposits
  • Fixed some issues around loading Tutorial games that would unlock technologies for research that you shouldn't be allowed to get yet
  • Fixed an issue with the layout of the Tutorial Log dialog
  • Fixed issue where "You need Steel" hint would be displayed when you got to repairing the ruined spaceship even if you'd already invented Steel, but had saved/loading between the two

1.0184 (16/11/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Fix upgraded Smoothie Makers using Milk instead of Tea

1.0182 (12/03/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a bug in 1.0181 where Peeps with no home wouldn't fetch any resources for the homes they're trying to build
  • Second fix for the bug in 1.0181, this time fixing anyone who's saved games got into a broken state

1.0181 (12/03/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where deleting a shipping lane wouldn't properly update the storage of the connected Ports
  • Fixed an issue where Explorers Huts would stop working on an Island that had multiple colours of Ancient Tech but some of them had run out

1.0180 (11/03/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that was meaning clicking Continue wasn't loading the saved game it should

1.0179 (10/3/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • We have updated our save-game format.  Releasing this is a multi-stage process, for now when a game is saved it gets saved in the new format.  Old and new format games are loaded just fine
  • Fixed a couple of bugs where Power Lines didn't appear to attach to buildings (Oil Wells and Battery Plants in particular)
  • Fixed an issue where two music tracks could play over each other just after colonising a new island

1.0178 (23/2/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Updated Russian translation in Shipping Manifest -> Edit Ships button
  • Fixed an issue where Stasis Boxes weren't visible until you saved/loaded after exploration

1.0177 (22/2/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that would break the tutorial if you opened an Overlay at certain points
  • Fixed demolition when you've swapped the camera drag mouse button

1.0178 (23/2/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Updated Russian translation in Shipping Manifest -> Edit Ships button
  • Fixed an issue where Stasis Boxes weren't visible until you saved/loaded after exploration

1.0177 (22/2/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that would break the tutorial if you opened an Overlay at certain points
  • Fixed demolition when you've swapped the camera drag mouse button

Content Update #5 - Quality of Life (22/2/2021)[edit | edit source]


  • Loading a save game/starting a new one no longer makes the game freeze
  • Once a game is loaded/generated you now need to "Click to start"


  • Meals now only give ++ Happiness (down from +++) as they're much easier to make than Smoothies
  • The amount of Pollution a building puts out is affected by the amount of work actually being done (eg if the building hasn’t got all its workers or if they’re sad, it produces less pollution. If you've got a full complement of happy Peeps working really fast, it'll produce more)


  • The tutorial now goes all the way to the end of the game!
  • Tutorial text about demolishing forests is clearer
  • Added a hint system - hints will pop up when the right situation applies. They appear twice each, and will appear in non-tutorial games.
  • Added tutorial steps to tell the player about the details panel, overlays and top bar resource dropdowns
  • Added a discovery pointing out automation/filtering are mutually exclusive
  • Changed around tutorial around demolishing a Boulder and building the Library, so the player learns things a little better
  • "Build a short road" tutorial goal now says how many roads need to be placed
  • Added a log of all the tutorial steps, with ticks for completed steps. This is available even if you're not playing a tutorial game
  • Clothing tutorial now requires 4 Cotton fields and two Weavers, as that gives you full production rate for clothing
  • Removed/altered the two tutorial steps that just made you wait for 30 seconds. Now it's all action all the time
  • Added comment to the tutorial about colonising your first island that contains instructions about clicking colonise etc
  • Tutorial arrows are a bit more bouncy and obvious


  • Updated description of Explorers hut
  • Altered Discovery text on putting a ship next to the Crystal island
  • Altered a few tooltips to be clearer
  • Improved question when demolishing upgraded roads
  • Added a better warning about Ships that can't move because they're loading passengers
  • Improved tooltip for when a Peep is at home waiting for food or drink
  • Training Ground description mentions the Minotaur now
  • Library description says it is needed on each island to access buildings
  • Renamed the Road Layer tech to Stone Roads, and updated the descriptions of the Stone Road, Power Pole and Decorate Road techs


  • Added hotkeys to change building priority/pause/play. They have no default hotkey assigned
  • Improved zoom speed on larger planets
  • Added a new camera control method (go to Options to change it)
  • Added an option to have one set of saved cameras for the whole game (as opposed to one set per planet, which is the default)


  • Warehouses can only be upgraded if you've got all the resources freely available on the island (like Accommodation)
  • If you make a shipping lane between two Ports on the same Island, the default Maintain value is Infinite
  • Peeps stop working at Explorer/Library if there's no research on the island
  • Added an info pin to destroyed buildings
  • Ocean tiles now slowly lose any pollution (similar to tiles next to Forests). Good Krakens speed up the process
  • If enough research for a new technology is taken into a Library it will notify you now
  • Ships on a Lane that has multiple attached ships take into account the resources on when calculating how many to take
  • If a building has two available upgrades (Automation/Filtering) you can now replace one with the other
  • Space Whales now eat all the trees in a Forest but don't remove the actual Forest, so it will regrow
  • You can now click-drag when demolishing. Whatever you click on first (building / forest / road) becomes the target and you can only drag onto other entities of the same type. You can also drag over buildings/forests set to be demolished to cancel their demolition. Right click cancels the action
  • Updated things for the Whale Charmer
    • Initial Whale Charmer doesn't make Space Whales target the planet, they start targeting once the first Pylon is constructed
    • As you construct more Pylons, whale attacks get more frequent
    • Building description and Upgrade description mentions these effects now
  • Once a Whale Charmer has started construction, Space Whales aren't always forced to be the largest size anymore
  • Space Whales now have a chance to just fly by without eating anything. They're further away from the planet and rotated away from it when this is the case. This chance is higher while Whale Charmer is under construction
  • You can upgrade Hut->House and House->Apartment by placing the new building on top of an existing one. You can’t upgrade directly from Hut to Apartment though sorry
  • If a planet is being attacked by a Space Whale, and there is a Space Elevator or full Aegis that has worked successfully once already, the Peeps won't run and hide and the player can continue to take actions while the Whale flies past
  • Camera zoom is smoother
  • Cow and Sheep fields now have the Automation upgrade
  • You can now retire Colony ships if they're next to a Port
  • Added a tooltip for Unknown Resources telling you what tech to research to get it
  • Kitchens, Smoothie makers, Marketplaces etc now have a Recipes button that allow them to behave as if they're a previous version of the building. Automated buildings are still sped up though
  • Added a warning if you're trying to build a Protective Elevator in a position where you won't then be able to construct an Astrobaleenium Mine
  • Clicking on an entity (building or whatever) that is the subject of a notification popup will cause the notification to be removed
  • Changed Wood/Oil/Battery power generators so that their production speed is not affected by sad Peeps. We're hoping that this will make it much easier to get out of unhappiness spirals
  • Peeps will now fetch less than a full load of food if it means emptying a building that doesn't produce that food (such as Shelters)
  • Peeps will stop working in Light Tower/Museum/Training Ground once the Guardian on that Island has become friendly
  • In new games, Rusty Hulks now hold 1000 Iron Ore
  • You can now select what Food types the Space Elevator will load
  • All remaining notifications are cleared when you go to the Notification Log, seeing as you can see them all in it


  • Changed height of Port Resource dialog slightly
  • We now show the building preview pane for buildings that are disabled because you can only have one per island or whatever
  • Changed generator icons around to be more readable
  • Port Resource dialog only lists resources available or produced on the island
  • Disabled spaceship launch button while zooming to planet
  • Added an Idle Spaceship button to Space view
  • When choosing which Planet to go to (in Planet View), you can now choose which Island to go to as well
  • Explore and Retire buttons on Submarine are different now
  • Added an Unload All button to ships in Port
  • When placing Cleaners, pollution outlines are shown for any pollution areas not already covered by cleaners
  • Added a question when leaving the Shipping Manifest when one of the Shipping Lanes has no attached Ships
  • Changed the icon on the button for removing a resource from a Shipping Lane, and added a question to confirm doing it
  • Placed a gear icon next to the Options menu, so you can find it if you accidentally change the language
  • When a Ship on a Shipping Lane is at Port, it's Port->Ship dialog changes to show you can't transfer resources in
  • In Resource Details panel there's now a dropdown allowing you to filter what resources are displayed
  • In Resource Details added rows to summarise the amount of Food + Drink on the island
  • Added a button to the building card to cycle to the next building of that type
  • Removed Action pane when building a new Forest
  • Extra buttons added to allow going between top-bar resources, Resource Flow overlay and resource details panels more easily
  • Added a search function to the places where you're presented with a bunch of resources to pick from.
  • Added filters to the Peep and Building details panels
  • Peep cards and Peep Details panel have icons for the food/drink/luxury a Peep most recently consumed
  • Removed 120% UI scale as some things were just too large. Players that have selected it will still have it, you just can't select it anymore
  • Clicking the Resource Flow Overlay button for a Resource in the Resource Details panel will take you to the selected Island (if you've selected an island in the dropdowns)
  • Added menu option to disable/reset hints
  • Improved the Recipe dialog for Transmogrifiers
  • Removed the Pause button on Resource Caches
  • Added a notification for when a Shelter/Spaceship shelter has unloaded all it's Peeps.
  • Added Oil to the Fertilities list in the top bar
  • Whale attack summary now says how many ships were lost
  • If you attempt to rebind a key function to a key that's already used elsewhere, you get asked if you want to proceed
  • Hungry/thirsty Peeps get an icon in their description about it
  • Dialog for manually loading resources to/from a ship now allows you to type in how many to transfer
  • Added a filter to the Space Elevator so you can choose what food it uses
  • When choosing what resources to store in a Warehouse, resources that are produced on the island but not already stored anywhere get marked. Also added more notes about state of resources to their tooltips
  • Each ship in the shipping manifest now has a button for removing it from that shipping lane without having to open the Edit Ships dialog
  • If an Island has none of a resource, you can still set how many to reserve for Shipping etc, up to 20 - this is to allow for setting up the island for things like upgrading the Training Ground before you're actually sending the resources there
  • If there's not quite enough space to display a discovery/hint in the stack, they'll be resized if that will help


  • Added a new overlay that shows an Info Pin for every building with it's type
  • Added options to many overlays to turn off parts of the information
  • Added a bunch of extra controls to the Overlays, so you can select which particular parts of (for example) the Pollution or Happiness overlays you want to see
  • Added buttons above the Resource Flow overlay so you can cycle through producing/consuming/storing buildings for that resource
  • Tile tooltips when in the Happiness Overlay are better formatted


  • Correct ship model appears on Port wharf and assembles as it's constructed
  • List of resolutions is now updated if you change which monitor BWL is on
  • Added back notification when an Islands happiness starts to drop or improve. Also improved how that state is detected
  • Fixed an issue where some buildings wouldn't change their entrance point when they should
  • Fixed an issue where locking a worker slot would kick all the Peeps out of the building
  • Buildings upgraded to require power (that didn't before) get power from powerlines properly
  • Peep happiness no longer resets when exiting a shelter after a whale attack
  • Fixed an issue where loading a game that was paused when saved wouldn't set the pause correctly
  • Warehouses remember what they were storing when destroyed by a whale/sphinx then rebuilt
  • If music volume is set to 0, the "first whale" cutscene is shorter seeing as it doesn't make much sense to take as long as it does without music behind it
  • Prevented autosave while choosing where to place a new colony Spaceship
  • Shipping Details mode/panel close if a cutscene starts
  • Fixed issues caused if a game is saved during a spaceship launch sequence
  • Creating/adding resources to a shipping lane by dragging correctly sets their Maintain value to 20
  • Fixed an issue where the Island Happiness popup could get stuck on screen
  • Editing an islands name now updates it in the UI straight away
  • Made buildings description icons go to multiple lines when necessary
  • Escape now cancels question dialogs
  • Tooltip on Transmogrifier info pin is now correct when it's loading in resources
  • Tooltips will now (mostly) update if the thing you're hovering on changes
  • Fixed the Desalination plant not listing it's production per minute
  • On non-tutorial games, you're not forced to watch the full unskippable cutscene when the first Space Whale attacks
  • Fixed the layout of unknown input resources in construction
  • Fixed rotating constructions with keys
  • Added a sfx when cancelling a demolition
  • Fixed an issue with asking you to make tools on Planet 2
  • Fixed an issue with leaving the Peep details panel by clicking "Follow Peep"
  • Clicking on a tutorial popup while the research menu is open won't close the research menu anymore
  • Fixed loading a game that was saved in Space view while the tutorial is active
  • Fixed the layout of various of the tutorial arrows that point at UI elements
  • Fixed layout of the research description box, so the in-progress circle doesn't overlap the text
  • Fixed layout of the "No ships attached" text in Shipping Manifest
  • Fixed position of elevator construction circle
  • Fixed the description of the Forest while it's being constructed
  • Fixed ships getting stuck on bridges that were placed after the ship starts moving
  • Fixed the issue where the Resource page closes on arrival if you open it while transferring between planets
  • Changed order of upgrades on some buildings so that Automation is above Filtering
  • Fixed size of tutorial goals window, especially when there are lots of goals
  • When being constructed, forests can be accessed from any side
  • Cow and Sheep fields now correctly require Power when upgraded with Automation
  • Prevented manually adding resources to an automated Trade Spaceship
  • Turning on Tutorial prevents you from changing the number of planets
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing Peeps from working at libraries
  • Research Institute continues to create research even when one of the types is full
  • Fixed an issue where ship noises would be audible where there is no ship
  • Wind/Solar generators show the tooltip about biome penalties correctly
  • Whale charmer no longer has a Pause button, cause it's not much use
  • Only one Whale Charmer is allowed in a game (rather than one per planet)
  • Setting high priority on an upgrade site no longer causes the finished building to be in high priority, for buildings that don't have priority - like the Training Ground
  • Info Pin for buildings that were destroyed by whale/sphinx sticks around forever now
  • Added a fix to some issues where the Peep counts in Shipwright/Launchpad are in the wrong position
  • Removed the Cancel button on shipwright/launchpad once you get to the final stage (loading on the resources), as by then you've already built the thing and allowing the player to cancel seems dumb (and it wasn't working anyway)
  • If you have a ship selected while it's loading it's crew, the UI updates correctly once the crew has finished loading
  • Fixed a bug with launchpads
  • Frog has sound when you click on it
  • When upgrading a road under a bridge, disallow placing a Power Pole
  • Fixed an issue preventing placing a road at the top of a Protective Elevator
  • Fixed Electronics Mines not requiring all research to be upgraded
  • Fixed a rare case where Peeps could fly
  • Fixed a rare case where Peeps could be unable to get to a Resource Cache
  • Fixed an issue where roads weren't connecting to a Protective Elevator properly
  • The count of hidden notifications no longer shows up when transitioning between planets
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on main menu buttons could occasionally register as if you clicked the Continue button
  • Entering the Tech or Details panel with a building category open now properly deselects the building category button
  • Rolling the mouse wheel with the mouse over the game, but without first clicking on the game now zooms correctly
  • Peeps will now prefer to walk over roadworks than empty tiles (but still prefer to use proper roads best)
  • Improved colour of the unselected Details panel tabs
  • Building an elevator down from high ground into a tile that has a Forest on it will automatically remove the Forest when the Elevator finishes construction
  • Fixed an issue where a building would say it was waiting for one resource when it's actually waiting for another
  • Fixed issues that can occur if you try to load Peeps into two Ships at the same time
  • Fixed an issue where libraries wouldn't collect research from a Port that was being dropped there by a Submarine
  • Fixed the height of the Explore button in Ancient Ruins
  • Improved the layout of the Game Seed in the pause menu, to allow for longer seeds
  • Made Space Whales more animated and significantly improved the camera tracking them during attacks

1.0174 (09/2/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue with demolishing a bridge right next to another bridge
  • Fixed an issue with 'Fetch mode' for a building not being saved

1.0173 (29/1/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a tooltip that was missing the name of the island/planet

1.0172 (14/1/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a couple of issues with Light Towers

1.0171 (13/1/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where a redundant test in the code was doing something dumb

1.0170 (12/1/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • In Shipping Lane mode, dragging a resource between Ports sets up the lane with the correct default value for Maintain
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong Peeps were being listed in the Peep Details Panel if you selected a different island in the dropdown
  • Seasonal update is over

1.0169 (6/1/2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Cleaners etc. calculate their ranges correctly when going around water tiles
  • Fixed Forest Construction sites being broken on load
  • Fixed Aegis not covering the whole planet when the planet has 4 islands
  • Construction preview cards now list full effects of adjacency bonuses
  • Other small fixes

1.0168 (18/12/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Seasonal update...

1.0167 (17/12/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where the Sphinx could destroy player-built Forests
  • Fixed an issue where buildings upgraded to something that requires Power wouldn't then take that power from Power Lines

1.0166 (10/12/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed some translation issues, including long-stating errors in the Italian translation of the tutorial!
  • Tooltip about rainforest bonus only appears for building on a rainforest island
  • Cleaners whose range covers a polluted tile on another island won't try to go there

1.0165 (09/12/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Possible fix for an issue where buildings don't appear when changing planets

1.0164 (08/12/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Version number is now displayed on Main Menu
  • Menu on Player-build Transmogrifier closes when you deselect it
  • Ships arriving at Ports that are being upgraded behave better now
  • Some tooltips corrected to show full number instead of "1K"
  • Fixed some translations of rounding numbers to "1K"
  • Improved question text when demolishing upgraded roads
  • Fixed door shutting too early on animals entering a house
  • Fixed issue where hovering over a new building to remove the New outline wouldn't then display it's hotkey number
  • Animals don't float over unexplored tiles
  • Prevented Stasis boxes from spawning on permanent resources (e.g. Oil)
  • Fixed minor issue with pathfinding over bridges
  • Fixed issue where ship didn't close up whale-removed sea tiles
  • Fixed issue where Cleaners were returning home after each tile they cleaned
  • Fixed an issue with power lines not appearing to connect to some buildings
  • Mines/Quarries who use up their input resource no longer register as having Empty Posts

Content Update #4 - Biomes and Beasties (01/12/2020)[edit | edit source]

Changes to new games only[edit | edit source]

  • Added new biomes (Swamp, Rainforest and Crystal)
    • Swamp biomes are like the Desert but reversed - you can only build smaller buildings on swamp tiles.
    • Rainforests are covered with trees. They give a significant bonus to the production rate of Fields, but that bonus drops the more trees you cut down
    • The Crystal Island... well, you'll see...
  • SIGNIFICANTLY updated the game generation algorithm:
    • Fertilities now tend to cluster on the earlier planets, so that when you reach the edge planets for Purple research you still need to go back to earlier planets to get good food and other important resources
    • Some islands can have Iron+Electronics - no 'Mountains'
    • Things like Oil, Milk, Wool etc tend to be on more difficult islands
    • Tutorial games will always start with 1 grass + 2 desert islands, but non-tutorial games can now have other biomes for the 2nd/3rd islands on the first planet
    • Swamp/desert islands are slightly more common towards the sun
    • Snow/Rainforest islands are slightly more common away from the sun
    • Made lots of things controlled centrally instead of being completely random, so there should be less chance of weird/broken games (once we work out any wrinkles)
    • Added a bunch of new island shapes:
      • Archipelagos
      • Inverted islands (eg the Highlands on the coast, rather than inland)
      • Crescent shaped islands
    • Added a chance for ruined villages to be on islands
    • Added a chance for an extra-hard desert - no green tiles, less trees
    • Added coral reefs
  • Added a difficulty option to change resource availability (Iron, Stone etc)
  • Added a difficulty option for changing pollution rate
  • Added a difficulty option to change how many resources constructing buildings use

Changes on all games (previous & new saves)[edit | edit source]


  • Added something secret when you explore Ancient/Sunken Ruins
  • Added cats and dogs and scorpions and cows and sheep and squirrels and toucans!
    • Peeps will sometimes 'pet' cats and dogs
  • Added a Frog - how many times can you find it?
  • You can plant forests now!
  • Added Automation/Filtering upgrades to a bunch of buildings that were missing them
  • Added a new "Research Institute" building, which:
    • Gives you a timer for the next Space Whale attack
    • Allows you to build things on any island on that planet without a Library
    • Generates a little bit of research in all colours.
  • Peeps now use Luxuries more often (when they're below 'Normal' level happiness rather than below 'Sad')
  • Added Boulders that you demolish for Stone. Demolishing a Forest no longer supplies Stone. Tutorial has been updated
  • Tutorial gives a bit more information about Fatigue
  • Shipping lanes created by dragging a resource in the main shipping view also start with Maintain set to 20
    • Except for Research, because generally you want to send *all* your research to another island
  • Slightly reduced the speed that Pollution increases
  • Buildings stop contributing to pollution once it's higher than their rating - so a Slightly polluting building won't cause any more pollution to a tile that's already at Slightly Polluted or greater
  • Elevators and Bridges can now be built on islands without a Library, and by Peeps without a home, just in case the extra mobility is required
  • Exploring an Ancient Ruin when you've already invented everything you can will now reveal a tech you don't yet have the right research for (such as Shipping on your first island if there's a Ruin on it)
  • Refactored the code controlling Space Whales. It's now a bit more deliberate about progressing through stages as time goes on.
  • When colonising a new Planet you can now choose your landing site on the first island
  • When not playing the tutorial, your initial game start area sometimes isn't all nice and clear with the ring of roads around the shelter
  • Mill, Baker, Kitchen, Smoothie Maker, Desalination Plant and Battery Power Generator have Automation Upgrade
  • Smoothie Maker has Filtering Upgrade
  • Roads can be upgraded through their card when selected
  • Added 3 new music tracks and fiddled with when music plays
  • Made it so that if an Island is attacked by a space whale, it can't be selected as the target for the next two attacks, unless it's the only option
  • Defeated minotaur now falls over briefly
  • After a building has been destroyed by the Sphinx, clicking on it will move to and select the destroyed building
  • Player-constructed Shelters now produce a little bit of Potatoes and Water, like the original Shelter
  • Improved behaviour when moving between islands when you've got a building menu open
  • Scouting islands with Guardians after you've discovered Purple research (and so unlocked Museum etc tech) won't tell you that you've unlocked them anymore


  • Added rocky tile sides to high ground tiles that go right down to ocean
  • Added some new tree models, including a super rare type (no in-game effect, just visual)
  • Added fireflies!
  • Added snow/sand flurries!
  • Added Waterfalls!
  • Added some 'flow' effects to rivers


  • Fertility dropdown in the top bar includes text describing the biome rules
  • Added a button to allow copying the game seed to clipboard
  • Added confirmation dialogs for removing ships from shipping lanes and deleting shipping lanes
  • Changed "New" to a star because some languages can't fit into the space
  • Newly revealed technologies have a pulsing border in the technology panel
  • Updated Smoothie Maker icon
  • Added some tweaks to the technology panel so that when zoomed out it's more readable
  • A bunch of notifications now state the island and planet where they happen.
  • Fertility button in top bar now shows an icon depending on the biome of the island
  • Added better icons to indicate differing efficiency of Wind/Solar power on different islands
  • Colony (space)ship construction buttons now list the Food+Drink they require
  • Added a line to the Shipwright and Launchpad descriptions to acknowledge the requirement for the island to have a certain population
  • Clicking on "Could not unload ship as Port is full" notifications now takes you to the Port. It also lists the name of the Ship
  • Holding your mouse over a "New" building's construction button will remove the New marking
  • Top menu dropdowns close when you press Escape
  • Fixed the zoom location for some islands
  • Press '\' to close all notifications
  • Removed full path for screenshots, to avoid revealing private info if streaming
  • Ancient Technology deposits now state what colour they are in their title
  • Updated the error message when trying to place an elevator on an occupied tile, to account for the occupier being a resource heap or ancient tech
  • Highlight around selected Shipping Lane in Shipping Manifest is thicker
  • Upgrading to a House/Apartment will remove the "New" border on their construction button
  • When you first launch a rocket, when you get to space the rocket will be selected
  • Children's happiness chart now has a line, and a thing in the key to say they're always happy
  • Two-way arrow on ships in the Shipping Manifest now changes to a one-way arrow when the ship is moving, indicating the direction they're travelling
  • Added an icon to building description for buildings that have to go on high ground
  • If you discover gremlins/sphinx/minotaur after discovering purple research, the discovery should no longer mention that lighting/museum/training ground is unlocked now.
  • Stasis boxes pick up the overlay colour of their tile
  • Pending road upgrades can now be individually demolished in the road card
  • You can now cancel a road upgrade from under an in-progress elevator
  • You can now place an elevator over an in-progress road upgrade
  • Added a red border around the unhappy workers in a building card
  • Continuing a game will populate the save game dialog with its name now
  • Technology queued up in another library should now show it's position in the queue.  
  • Made shipwright card taller when UI Scale is low, to avoid unnecessary scrollbar
  • When adding a shipping lane, the Ports are now listed alphabetically


  • Added an options slider for how fast the Space Whale difficulty ramps up
  • Added a "High Contrast Cursor" option in Game Options
  • We've started to increase the amount of data in the game-seed. It produces a new seed that encodes all the game settings rather than just the planet generation random seed


  • Added some variation to how many trees are on an island
  • Added some optional data to an extra save file, so that more graph and overlay history is stored (but not transferred in Cloud Saves - they'll regenerate the data when you load on the other computer)
  • Added borders to the editable numbers in the resource dropdown and Warehouse card to make it more obvious that they are editable
  • Added Power Line functionality to Aegis
  • Updated fatigue:
    • Added a timer to the info pin so you can see how long it'll last
    • At work, fatigued Peeps work (very) slowly instead of not working at all
    • Updated the Fatigue pin to be clearer it’s about being tired not sad
  • On Islands with no Road Layer building the road upgrade buttons are disabled
  • Colony ship tooltip updated when you're trying to colonise an island but over a tile it can't reach (in the middle of the island or over the wrong island)
  • Peaceful Kraken should have their glowy ball back
  • Zooming in on a laptop trackpad with two-finger-swipe should work now
  • If a Port/Landing pad finishes construction while you're in Shipping Mode, a card for the new Port gets added
  • If a tech finishes while you've got a building category open, new buildings get added to the category
  • Rearranged the resource dropdown in the top bar to be more readable.
  • Prevented starting an upgrade on a building that's doing assigned work (like a Shipwright constructing a ship)
  • Dialog asking "Do you want to delete this game" appears over the load/save button like it should
  • Landing a scout on a single low tile on an Atoll no longer makes the game freeze
  • Suggested save name is now correct if you load two games in a row
  • Prevented submarine from disappearing near edges of planet
  • Fixed an issue where a Peep would sometimes list Gloom multiple times in their happiness summary
  • Fixed a minor issue with helpful Minotaurs getting confused
  • Fixed a bug that was breaking Peeps going to explore Ancient Ruins if they left before they were done
  • Fixed a bug with Power distribution to some large buildings
  • Fixed an issue that allowed you to build a bridge over a river with a Port on the inland side of it
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to click on controls underneath a question dialog
  • Fixed a situation where the shelter/spaceship wasn't releasing Peeps to fill empty housing slots because there was a homeless person working in construction
  • "Similar building" icons now work better when a building is being upgraded
  • Fixed an issue that was making placing a road fail if you did so very quickly after placing another road
  • Fixed a French translation issue
  • Fixed the names for upgrades in Ports and Whale Charmers
  • Fixed a pathfinding issue if a Peep winds up standing on the corner of a bridge
  • Fixed description of Gardening technology
  • Fixed an error when moving a colony ship
  • Ship, spaceship and guardian sounds now pause when game is paused
  • "Space Whale ate stuff on the planet" notification now takes you to the planet when clicked on
  • Fixed planet stated on "the kraken is now helpful" notifications
  • Minotaurs no longer get stuck on terrain that should be inaccessible
  • Fixed a pathing error if a ship is trying to reach the unexplored centre of an island when the very edge of the island isn't explored, but the central area is still surrounded with explored tiles
  • Fixed Island colonisation action+tooltip if you're next to a valid island but not next to a valid tile
  • Spam clicking on a planet while in space doesn't reset the zoom-in
  • Peeps no longer open and close their doors repeatedly when a minotaur is nearby
  • Minotaur card resized if it changes state while selected
  • Fixed a couple of issues with the glass smelter step in the tutorial
  • Fixed a bug that wasn't allowing you to enter shipping mode if your camera happened to be in just the right position
  • Rearranged the Port-Ship Resource Transfer dialog a little to better fit long names
  • Fixed an issue that would occasionally make ships appear to clip through land tiles at 4x speed
  • Hopefully fixed an issue that was causing mysterious ship-moving sounds to play from nowhere after you load a second game in the same session
  • Fixed a couple of things when you've got a destroyed building you don't have the resources to repair
  • In Difficulty settings, Demolition resources doesn't go grey when it's at 100%
  • Homeless peeps will no longer try to reach construction jobs they can't access
  • When a Road tile is cleaned, it's card should update to show the changed pollution level
  • Show Planets option is no longer visible before the first spaceship is launched
  • Fixed an error if you click the Launch button for a spaceship while zooming from space to planet
  • Improved the way the camera is controlled when tracking the first whale encounter, so it should stay onscreen better
  • Fixed an error when launching colony spaceships
  • Fixed "Space sound" not disappearing when you zoom back into a planet
  • Reduced the size of the click area for planets in space, so that they don't cover spaceships that are near-but-behind the planet
  • Hopefully fixed an issue where the first whale attack would be tracked by the camera on the wrong planet
  • Port upgrade button no longer closes any time a ship docks
  • Fixed an issue when clicking notification about Trade Spaceships
  • Fixed an issue where ships appear to move through land tiles on 4x speed
  • Fixed an issue where peeps wouldn't fetch from a Stepped Warehouse after all the nearby elevators were destroyed by a whale
  • Fixed an issue where ocean/river tiles covered by a bridge didn't have the water shoreline texturing

1.0127 (12/11/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Increased the allowed range for zooming in/out on the Technology Panel

1.0126 (09/11/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where some buildings wouldn't connect into the power grid on upgrade
  • Added back in the glowing ball to helpful krakens

1.0125 (06/11/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where a 3-tile building wouldn't choose the right neighbouring tile as it's 'entry point' if it was a bridge
  • Fixed an issue where 3-tile buildings wouldn't always take Power via Power Lines even though they looked like they were connected
  • Fixed an issue where an Ancient Ruin could end up blocked if a Peep went to explore it then left before they were done

1.0124 (02/11/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where a ship on a shipping lane could be 'loading' from the wrong Port

1.0123 (22/10/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that caused the game to freeze in rare situations

1.0122 (21/10/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Cleaners no longer get confused when trying to clean Stepped Warehouses
  • Fixed the colour of snow on Stepped Warehouses
  • Fixed an issue where warehouses could refuse to gather Luxuries from Marketplaces when all the accommodation are nearly (but not completely) full
  • Adding Filtering upgrade to Gadgeteers now requires the Filtering technology
  • Added a check on loading a game to fix Ancient Ruins that have gotten into a strange state

1.0121 (15/10/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Updated a few bits of text to better explain a few changes from Paving the Way. Things like better explanations of how Wind and Solar power work now, and how the Cleaners now operate

1.0120 (14/10/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Made it that when dragging out roads, if you drag back over a tile that you've already dragged to, the road shrinks back to that tile (hard to explain, makes sense in practice)
  • Fixed a bunch of issues with loading ships when the ship already contains more of a resource than the lane wants to put on it. Instead of living with having more than it should, the ship will unload the excess if it possibly can. This should significantly reduce frustration with ships getting over full of one resource, and also fix issues where ships could end up carrying more than their maximum
  • Shipping Lanes now default to a Maintain of 20 rather than Infinite when adding new resources
  • Fixed an issue where Good Sphinxes wouldn't supply Power through Power Lines

1.0118 (11/10/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed 'Biome Penalty' icon for Wind/Solar generators not built on their preferred island type
  • Removed incorrect text in descriptions of Wind/Solar generators and Clean Power technology stating they could only be built on one type of island. We'll update the text with correct instructions as soon as we can get translations done(you can build them anywhere, they're just less efficient)
  • Added Chemicals and Cement to the list of resources shown in the Resource Details panel

1.0116 (08/10/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a small problem with helpful Minotaurs

Content Update #3 - Paving the Way (07/10/2020)[edit | edit source]

NEW FEATURES[edit | edit source]

Two new resources - Chemicals and Cement

  • Added new Chemical resource, which is produced from Oil
    • Chemicals have replaced some other resources in pre-existing buildings.
  • Added a new Cement resource, which is produced from Sand and Chemicals
    • Cement is required for many higher level buildings


  • You can now produce Stone Roads, Decorated Roads and Power Poles. In order to construct them you need the new Road Layer building, which is unlocked when any one of them is researched at the Library.
  • Stone Roads give Peeps a 50% speed boost. They use 1 Stone and 1 Cement.
  • Decorated Roads give Peeps a '+' Happiness boost while walking on them. They use 1 Good Luxury Item.
  • Power Poles will transmit power automatically from Generators to the front of buildings that use Power, so long as there’s a chain of Power Poles connecting the Generator to the building. They use 2 Wood and 1 Electronics.

New Effect - Gloom

  • Added in a new Gloom happiness effect. Some buildings cause surrounding tiles to have a "Gloom" effect on them which makes Peeps less happy. Mostly tall and industrial buildings
    • Apartments have a new adjacency bonus that reduces their Gloom effect if they're connected to a Power grid (but they don't use Power)

New Buildings

  • Chemical Plant - produces Chemicals.
  • Cement Maker - produces Cement.
  • Stepped Warehouse - a new Warehouse that can be constructed over a cliff, with one door at each level!

QUALITY OF LIFE ADDITIONS[edit | edit source]

  • Added the ability to drag out lines of roads and cancel with right-click
  • Added a selection ring when clicking on tiles! Why didn't we do this sooner?!
  • Musicians no longer consume resources each time they go out to work
  • When colonising a new Island, you can now choose any valid visible tile on the island, * not just ones adjacent to the Colony Ship
  • Updated how resources are prioritised to Construction Sites, so they will tend to be fed (and completed) in the order the sites are placed
  • Ship and Peep names can be drawn from text files - in the "C:/Users/<USER>/AppData/LocalLow/Balancing Monkey Games/Before We Leave/" folder, you can create "malePeepnames.txt", "femalePeepnames.txt" and/or "shipnames.txt", with one name per line in the file
  • Resource and Building Details panels are now divided into sections
  • When selecting a resource for a Warehouse or Shipping Lane, the resource selection dialog is divided into sections
  • Above the notifications is a button that you can click to see a list of all notifications from this play session
  • Notifications that go below the visible area are hidden until you clear some space for them
  • The Camera Smoothing effect is much stronger
  • Added a magnifying glass icon on mouseover of the Resource and Peep Details graphs, to indicate they can be clicked on for a larger version
  • Notification after a Space Whale attack is more informative when nothing was destroyed
  • Added tooltips to the two Overlay buttons when you've clicked on a Resource in the top bar dropdowns
  • Added the Filtering upgrade to a bunch more buildings
  • Shelters now show the number of Peeps even when it reaches 0
  • In Limited Peeps mode Ancient Ruins will no longer give you the Schools technology
  • Loading a game will turn that into your Cloud Save game
  • Added new notifications for when you first spot a Gremlin or Sphinx. The previous notifications are now displayed when you Scout or Colonise an island containing one
  • When a cinematic is playing, save-on-exit and autosave are disabled
  • Added 'O' as a shortcut for Overlays Mode
  • When Overlays or Roads menus are up, '1'-N control which Overlay/Road Options are selected instead of opening Building menus
  • Added two new options in Settings:
    • "Onscreen Camera Controls" shows controls for Zoom/Rotate Camera and Cancel action in the top right corner, to make touch screens more usable
    • "Left Mouse Button to Drag Camera" switches which ‘mouse buttons’ control the camera, in order to make pen/tablets more useable
  • In Resource Details, tooltip for the numbers also contains the numbers
  • Planet cards now show the Resources for the whole Planet, and also show the number of Peeps on the Planet
  • Load/Save game dialog has more space in it now
  • Submarines can now be retired like trade ships
  • Shipping Manifest Add Resource panel behaves more like the Warehouse one - shows already added resources as green rather than hiding them and stuff like that
  • Added a bunch of Quality of Life things to the shipping manifest - buttons to select the ship or port, close buttons on dialogs and stuff like that.
  • Made the Ship card taller
  • Make the Dump Resource button on ships red and gave it the demolish icon

CHANGES[edit | edit source]

  • Cleaners are now less efficient in cleaning up Pollution, but they can be upgraded. The upgraded Cleaner uses Chemicals instead of Water, and is slightly better than the old version
  • Batteries now require Chemicals instead of Iron
  • Whale Charmers now require Batteries in their construction, but then don't need Power to operate
  • Electronics Mines now become available once you invent Tinkering or Power Poles

Changes to Power[edit | edit source]

  • The Power output of the Wood Power Generator has been significantly reduced. The Power output of the Oil Power Generator has been increased slightly
  • Wind and Solar Power Generators have been slightly improved, but also can now be built on any island, although their efficiency degrades. Wind is most efficient on Snow islands, less efficient on Grass, and quite inefficient on Desert islands. Solar is most efficient on Desert islands, less on Grass and less again on Snow.
  • If you have a Sphinx that is now helping you, you are now allowed to demolish all other power buildings on the island if you want
  • Increased the Power consumption of some end-game buildings

FIXES[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed tooltip on Construct Submarine button
  • Fixed the Keys Settings menu so it accepts clicking a mouse button as the input, in case you want to assign mouse buttons to actions. IMPORTANT: This does not cause the left/right/middle mouse buttons to stop being used for their usual purposes, so you should probably only assign extra buttons (if you have any)
  • Fixed text for Marketplace upgrades
  • Fixed an issue where Range Lines would not be rendered after loading a second game
  • Fixed an issue where the Tutorial wouldn't advance when closing the Shipping mode
  • Fixed an issue where pressing Escape during the shipping manifest animation would cause it to be displayed along with the normal UI
  • Fixed an issue where the amount of power produced by a building was displayed wrong in the building preview card
  • Fixed camera movement in System View
  • Resolved an issue where, on islands with low populations, it was possible for a Peep to get stuck working on a construction site that couldn't proceed because the required resources weren't getting made because there weren't Peeps to work in the buildings that would produce the resources.
  • Fixed a bunch of edge cases where tiles weren't getting highlighted correctly when building things
  • Fixed issue where Submarines wouldn't complete exploring a sunken ruin when it's the last explore for that ruin
  • Fixed case where Peeps could try to demolish an elevator from the bottom even if that would leave them trapped
  • Fixed an issue with how Overlay Peep paths are rendered for Cleaners (and possibly others)
  • Fixed issue allowing multiple Space Elevators per planet
  • Fixed Fountain Tech/Building descriptions having different happiness +'s
  • Fixed an issue that was ending up with blank spaceship names
  • Fixed an issue where Peeps would stop working at a construction site if the island had none of the resources left but the construction site had all it needed
  • Fixed an issue where Luxuries could continue to affect a Peep after they'd returned home
  • Added in a guard against an issue where the game wouldn't run for someone because their resolution had somehow been set to 0
  • Notification on first reaching the lowest Expectations level now lists the correct numbers for Expectations
  • Prevented opening Shipping Mode with 'L' hotkey before it was supposed to be available
  • Fixed tooltip on Shipwright/Launchpad when constructing a (space)ship
  • Fixed an issue where a manually loading ship correctly wasn't counted as idle, but would still be selected if you clicked the Idle Ships button
  • Fixed a minor ship pathfinding error
  • Fixed dialogs/panels closing when going mouse down ON the dialog then mouse up OFF it
  • Fixed tutorial not advancing when closing shipping mode
  • Fixed explorers getting fatigued
  • Fixed bug where ships were getting caught on a highland-like tile in the sea

1.0101 (16/09/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where some Kraken pieces could be eaten by a Space Whale before you discovered them. Sunken Ruins are no longer eaten by Whales, and games with incomplete Krakens will have a few extra Sunken Ruins added in to allow them to be completed

1.0099 (11/09/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing saving player-set shipping resource limits on islands
  • Fixed an issue that was causing some range lines to not display when loading a second game in one play session

1.0098 (09/09/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where Accommodation buildings could store more Food/Drink/Luxuries than their maximum in specific situations

1.0096 (01/09/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Lots of work to make the reported Potential demand/production correct - things like buildings adjacency bonuses are taken into account, and potential bonuses from current maximum peep happiness levels
  • Fixed Resource Detail graphs to show actual Demand/Production numbers correctly - they used to be 1/6th of what they should be!
  • Fixed "Creates X per minute" numbers not always matching "X/m" numbers in building+construction cards
  • Fixed a couple of minor internal errors
  • Probably fixed an intermittent issue where Range Lines (e.g. Pollution range lines) would disappear
  • Fixed issue where Submarines couldn't explore Sunken Ruins on planets with < 6 Ruins
  • Fixed issues where some buildings wouldn't fetch Food/Drink resources in some cases
  • Fixed some random issues when UI was interacted with while leaving the screen
  • Empty accommodation buildings no longer reserve resources they can't collect
  • If a building is able to get less than a full load of one resource and a full load of a lesser resource (e.g. can get a little bit of Fruit but a full load of Potatoes) it will now go for the full load instead of the little bit
  • Fixed the resource demand info for Iron Ore, Stone + Electronics

1.0090 (28/08/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed Resource Detail graphs to show actual Demand/Production numbers correctly - they used to be 1/6th of what they should be!
  • Fixed "Creates X per minute" numbers not always matching "X/m" numbers in building+construction cards
  • Fixed a couple of minor internal errors

Content Update #2 - Over and Under (26/08/2020)[edit | edit source]



  • Added 5 new overlays - press the new button above Roads in the bottom left to access them!
  • Clicking on a building with the occupancy/resource type overlays active will show you all the applicable peep paths to/from that building
  • The resource counters in the Top Bar dropdown are now buttons. Click on them to see an info panel detailing current amounts + total storage, and drag a slider to reserve some amount for shipping!  Clicking on any of the sections of the bars will cycle through the appropriate buildings or Peeps
  • Completely updated the Warehouse UI! There’s a whole new way to choose what Warehouses should store, and you can change how much of each resource they’ll store too.
  • In the Island Details panel (Accessed by clicking on the Island Name in the top bar we’ve added controls to the header. You can now:
    • Select whichever Planet/Island you want to view the information for
    • View the resource panel for the Whole Planet
    • Zoom to the selected island
    • Rename Planets
  • You can access the Resource Details panel when in Space View!  Just click on a planet and press the Resources button on it’s card
  • Planet cards now also display all resources *on the island containing a Landing Pad*, to aid in working out what to send between planets
  • The Resource Details panel now has more information about each resource. You can also click on the graphs to view enlarged versions


  • Increased storage of food and drink in Houses and Apartments
  • Added a notification for when a resource is depleted
  • Changed production times from seconds-per-resource to resources-per-minute
  • Pause icon pulses to make it a little more obvious
  • Shortened a few tooltips
  • Increased the number of construction workers on many larger/later buildings
  • Port cards now only show resources that are being Imported or Exported (or 'other' for random resources that are hanging around
  • Changed "Cloth" to "Fabric", so it's more distinct from "Clothing"
  • In Shipping Mode, indicate more clearly if an island is producing/consuming a resource.  Also show when adding resources to shipping lanes
  • Add info pins to ports when a ship is selected
  • If a building produces more than one resource per action, stop it from "over producing", which is no longer as necessary now we have peeps able to deliver their buildings outputs
  • You can now destroy unwanted Trade Ships
  • When a ship is selected you can click on a Port to sail up to it
  • Added a couple of things for our Weekly Challenges - you can now set the game time to be displayed in the main UI, and in the pause menu you’re now told the number of actions you’ve taken in the game (for new games)


  • Added Turkish and Brazilian Portuguese languages!
  • Added language specific images for the tutorial
  • Added options to increase mouse cursor size
  • Added options to remove clouds, or make them not react to the mouse
  • Added an option to smooth the camera movement
  • Added a night time brightness slider


  • Fixed frame rate dip when dragging construction preview around
  • Fixed description of Oil Well Filtering upgrade
  • Fixed the priority peeps use clothing at
  • Marketplaces now use different (mostly infinite) resources
  • In shipping manifest, when adding resources to a lane, remove added resources from the list of resources
  • Fixed bug with roads under Ports
  • Fixed tooltip text on a bunch of things, such as trying to demolish a shipwright/launch pad while it's building a (space)ship
  • Fixed issue where Details panel graphs wouldn't show up until you changed page
  • Improved the text on the notification when a Manual Spaceship arrives at its destination
  • Fixed issue where tooltips on the Expectations Graph wouldn't reflect the actual configured numbers
  • Fixed issue where resources discovered in a Sunken Ruin before the player had invented their required technology wouldn't show up in the UI
  • Repairing a destroyed building that was also upgraded now costs the full resource cost, not just the cost of the upgrade
  • Fixed the priority of Space Elevators so it won't prevent peeps from taking food
  • Deep Mine now shows which resource it will create when previewing on a tile
  • Peep locks on port cards update correctly
  • Fixed resources carried by peeps counting towards totals twice
  • Ship card for trade ships no longer says "Shipping Lane" above the buttons if it's not attached to a lane
  • Fixed some ancient technology not getting collected
  • Removed "Previous planet" icon when UI is hidden
  • Hide the Debug Mode toggle in New Game dialog
  • Prevent Whales from eating Guardians
  • Correctly calculate the demand for Power and Clothing
  • Reworked how power usage is reported - X/minute rather than Y seconds per use
  • Fixed a bug where your available housing would be displayed as "1K" while a new Shelter was being constructed
  • Prevented manually loading peeps+resources onto ships that are attached to a shipping lane, when they happen to be next to a Port
  • Fixed formatting of some percentage values in non-English Locales
  • Fixed tooltips not displaying for adjacency info and building description icons
  • Fixed some resource numbers displaying on two lines when in Simplified Chinese
  • Fix issue with resource caches appearing in the ocean
  • Changed sphinx/gremlin announcement notification to play when you colonise an island
  • Add tooltips to construction and building card resources to show their inputs and output usage rates
  • Fixed issues where the number of idle peeps was being reported incorrectly
  • Fixed issue where top bar reported peeps couldn't work because they are hungry/thirsty when that isn't the case
  • Fixed issue that displayed unemployed peep in Details Panel as if they had a workplace
  • Fixed resource counts when cancelling the upgrade of a Warehouse
  • Fixed a bunch of layout issues for other languages

1.0077 (11/08/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where the end-game Space Whale wouldn't show up when playing on Easy/Very Easy
  • Allowed Sunken Ruins to generate Purple Research
  • Fixed an issue where finding a resource in a Sunken Ruin before you've researched it wouldn't show the resource in the UI

1.0074 (28/07/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Rolled back the change that was causing Forests to be removed when the last tree was cut down. This is the way we want things to work, but given the "incorrect" behaviour has been around for so long, we need to consider how we want to make it work a bit more!

1.0073 (27/07/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Possibly Fixed some strange behaviour caused by having a controller attached to your PC while playing Before We Leave
  • Changed the default peeps in Limited Peeps mode
  • Wrestlers don't try to fight a Minotaur if the Minotaur is somewhere the Wrestler can't reach
  • Fixed issue where peeps could get stuck inside rock if you place an initial Port next to high ground
  • Fixed buildings forgetting they have a road attached if the space whale eats everything and then you replace the road
  • Fixed forests not getting removed if their last tree is cut down, but also fixed woodcutters priorities to make this much less likely to happen
  • Lowered the priority of Cleaners fetching Water, so they won't steal it away from Peeps needing a drink
  • Fixed Ambient sounds not being affected by SFX volume

1.0072 (20/07/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed notification that was reporting a completed Large Trade Ship as a Scout Ship
  • Fixed orbit range of Colony Spaceships around Uncolonised Planets. Note that this is not fixed for Colony Spaceships currently orbiting uncolonised planets, only for when they arrive

1.0071 (15/07/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed issue with transferring passengers from spaceships to planets
  • Fixed reporting of passenger numbers on ships/spaceships when a Port/Landing Pad is selected

Content Update #1 - The Kraken Comes (08/07/2020)[edit | edit source]


  • Added a new Advanced Shipping technology!
    • Large Trade Ships carry more resources
    • Submarines can carry resources, but more importantly they can Explore sunken ruins to find resources or other, less welcome, things...
  • Added a button to remove a Shipping Lane. Shipping Lanes no longer vanish when you remove the last resource from it
  • When adding a new shipping lane, we do our best to auto-select a valid pair of ports
  • Manual Spaceship Trading, including carrying Peeps between planets!
  • You can now invent the ability to build your own Shelters!! Peeps will go hide in a Shelter if available, which keeps them safe from Space Whales!!
  • Added a new "Limited Peeps" gameplay modifier - choose how many Peeps you get in your first Shelter, and that's it - no more can be made!
  • Peeps will now Deliver resources as well as Fetching them!
    • Production workers whose output is full will deliver their resources to warehouses
    • Warehouse workers who have nothing to collect will deliver resources to buildings that need it
    • Warehouse peeps will deliver goods to multiple buildings in one trip
    • Most buildings (where it makes sense) have new controls below the Workers section where you can control when Fetching and Delivery will happen


  • Added the Kraken Guardian
  • The Sphinx, the Minotaur, the Kraken and Gremlins can now help you! How this happens is up to you to discover...
  • Gremlins will stop stealing a resource if the target building gets lit after the gremlin starts heading for it
  • Light towers now have full range regardless of the number of workers, and only need 2 workers
  • Space Whales will now target any planet, rather than only targeting planets that have Space Elevators


  • Altered how adjacency penalties are displayed for pollution etc
  • Initial landing on a new planet doesn't surround the spaceship with roads, so it feels more like you've just arrived
  • Changed how spaceships work for moving and colonising. In particular, you now move the Colony Spaceship to an uncolonized world then click Colonize
  • Moved the Game Rules in the pause menu into their own dialog
  • When you're on an island without a library, made it so the disabled construction buttons still show the icon for the building, and their tooltip contains the building name
  • Pause menu now shows the in-game elapsed time
  • Production rate for Bread and Wheat increased a bit
  • Solar Generators can store more power
  • Wind generators are slightly less efficient
  • Sand Mines have a different adjacency bonus now
  • Desalination Plant makes Salt twice as fast
  • Made the Meeting Square prettier
  • Fixed trees not always standing back up when they regrow
  • Fixed some Space Whale-related issues
  • Fixed a couple of issues with the displayed building cards when you click on a notification which zooms you to another planet
  • Fixed issue where wrong Ancient Tech colour would be displayed in building cards warning when an island runs out
  • Made spaceship paths more visible when they're just setting off
  • Stopped planets rolling out on load, to prevent a bad slowdown when switching to Space Mode
  • Prevent Power draining from paused buildings
  • Allow bridges to be demolished if there's (probably) another valid path to reach the other side
  • Battery Plants will no longer take Power from a Battery Generator on the same island
  • Fixed adjacency bonuses not happening when the neighbouring building is upgraded
  • Discovered that Forests only absorb pollution when they're regrowing a tree. Changed it so that they always absorb pollution (but still very slowly)
  • Fixed a subtle bug that could allow a Peep to load onto a Ship or Spaceship when they shouldn't, which could leave the building they were working in in a bad state
  • Fixed a few cases where you could get a small area of high ground filled up with mines/mountains so there's no space to harvest them from
  • Difficulty settings now have their own separate dialog when creating a new game. Also added some new settings
  • Cloud Saves should be working through the Epic Launcher now!

1.0053 (08/06/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Added an option to turn off the Planet/Space transitions
  • If multiple ships wind up on the same tile, some of them will quietly reposition to a neighbouring tile
  • Updated a bunch of building models to be prettier
  • Added a Gamma slider to graphics options
  • Graphics settings are applied when the game first opens, not when going to the Main Menu
  • Fixed an issue in shipping where a (space)ship could end up carrying more than it was allowed to
  • Fixed some layout issues with large numbers in the shipping manifest
  • When saving a game, the default save name should be the name of the last manual save you loaded
  • Improved the display of Power in the Battery Plant (where Power is used like a normal resource)
  • Added some people that were missing from the credits
  • Cancelling an upgrade via the demolition tool no longer asks you to confirm you want to demolish the building
  • Peeps can now be renamed
  • Stasis boxes now hold a few more resources, but won't give you resources you haven't encountered yet

1.0051 (03/06/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed missing Chinese characters from new text

1.0050 (03/06/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Updated announcement dialog to have correct numbers

1.0049 (03/06/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Overpopulation is now Expectations:
    • Peeps happiness has a min and max, which grows when you invent Houses and again when you invent Tinkering
    • Peeps move/work speed is a sliding scale according to their happiness
    • Expectation thresholds are now 60, 120, 180, 240, but are "greater than" rather than "greater than or equal"
    • Added an Expectations graph to the Peep dropdown in the top bar
    • Updated a bunch of tooltips and notifications
    • Updated all the technology and building descriptions that affect happiness or pollution to give more information
  • Updated Unity version. In particular this should prevent a hard crash when Alt-Tabbing in Fullscreen mode
  • Added some more music to the late game
  • When a building is selected, peeps that live/work there get info pins that show what they're doing - travelling, fetching resources etc
  • Ancient Ruins disappear when explored
  • Peeps take more/different things into account when deciding where to fetch from.  In particular, except for Warehouses, they'll take the Fatigue distance into account on Desert/Snow islands
  • In Space View, planet labels don't try to avoid each other
  • Allow placing a bridge when it's only trees blocking it on the other side
  • Fix an issue where upgrading your Port on and island with no Elevators, Shelters or other Ports would make all your peeps freeze
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing showing a Resource name tooltip for the resources in the Details Panel
  • Left click outside the panel to close Technology, Details and Shipping Manifest panels
  • When editing the resource for a space shipping lane, it shows the names of the Planets not the Islands where the Landing Pads are places
  • Peeps fetching algorithm is tuned a bit differently.  For example, it will prioritise emptying a Warehouse that contains too many of one resource (because you selected other resources once it was full, for example)
  • Prevented entering a negative number for the Leave/Maintain values when editing a shipping resource.  Also, entering 0 for Maintain changes it back to Infinite mode
  • Fixed a core bug that was showing up as some weird behaviour if you double clicked when demolishing a road
  • Changed how the camera is controlled in Space View.  Also enabled following spaceships and planets in Space View
  • Musicians now have a smaller effect, but it keeps affecting the Peep for 20 seconds after they're out of range of the musician
  • Fixed a bug that would occasionally make the first island on a new game able to grow Fruit
  • Improved lighting when jumping between planets
  • Uncolonised planets are a bit more visible
  • Food icon is now different from the Meal icon
  • Altered the info pins for peeps when they're gathering resources
  • Colour of research amounts on Technology button changes if it goes from 'not enough' to 'enough' while tech panel is open
  • Fixed an issue that was blocking clicking the Colonise button for a Colony Spaceship
  • Removed Expectations graphs if Expectations option is turned off
  • Musicians now affect all nearby peeps, not just those that are walking.  Note that Fountains still only affect walking Peeps
  • Fixed a bug that was causing huge amounts of resources to accumulate in Ports
  • Spaceship paths are highlighted when selected, and their source and target planets name labels are highlighted too
  • Added a new goal to the tutorial step that asks you to build an Explorer and Library on your second island to also "Establish your village" that completes when you build a Hut
  • Fixed a bug where resources would get lost if a peep was heading out to fetch them when you saved your game!
  • Entirely rewrote the code that decides to report "No power" or "No resources" on the building cards.  It now should be much more accurate, and it lists (one of) the resources it's waiting for!

1.0043 (26/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue with game generation to ensure that there is enough of each Fertility. Fixed for existing and new games (so you may see new fertilities on some of your islands on load)

1.0042 (26/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed some edge cases around demolition + bridges
  • Fixed an issue where peeps going up + down an elevator on the same tile (i.e. up -> across tile -> down) would ignore the second elevator and just float down to the ground
  • Cleaners are immune to pollution unhappiness
  • Hopefully made the tutorial around adding the Explorers Hut and Library to Island 2 immune to people doing weird stuff (e.g. demolishing them from Island 1 before/during the step. Should also now behave correctly if you save/load while on that step)
  • Recoloured Ancient Tech icons
  • Made peeps wander about on construction sites
  • Changed Fatigued icon to be clearly different from Sad
  • Light towers no longer drain power when not working
  • Fixed wonky Launch Pad card just after launching a spaceship
  • Fixed issue where overwriting a saved game would list it twice when loading
  • Meeting squares work much better - they actually increase peep happiness a lot
  • Automated Iron Mine/Quarry now correctly use up their neighbouring source resource
  • Fixed some edge cases with peeps getting stuck in weird places
  • Fixed parties at the meeting square so that peeps don't leave early and other weirdness
  • In Graphics Options, FOV slider is labelled correctly and has an indicator for the default value
  • Rubbish/Ancient Tech isn't listed in Resource Details anymore (just like Tree Trunks aren't listed)
  • Filtering upgrade completely removes pollution from buildings
  • Fixed issue where hovering over ship in the Shipping Manifest to see what it's carrying wouldn't close the hover-panel if you closed the Shipping Manifest with Esc
  • Fixed the Space Elevator not filling up to maximum
  • Reversed how Protective Clothing is counted in Protective Elevators to make more sense
  • Automated Mines now use up power even when there aren't any workers
  • If a Sphinx wants to ask a riddle, and the island contains a Museum that would answer except it's workers are off resting, the Sphinx will wait. Note that this won't work for a Museum that has no workers
  • Fixed issue where you could create several Museums on an island, just with different upgrade levels
  • Pausing upgrades will actually pause work on them
  • Fixed the UI of the Landing Pad so it's resources aren't selectable
  • Hungry Peeps that start a demolition will finish it before heading home
  • Icon in Peeps Work Timer changes to show when they're going home
  • Solar and Wind Power Generators don't have priority buttons anymore (as they didn't actually do anything)
  • Fixed a significant issue where games with 3, 4, or 6 planets wouldn't have enough research to finish the game on their outermost planets! Fixed for both current and new games

1.0040 (23/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Because of a missed action in our source control, 1.0039 was missing a couple of things that had been fixed in 1.0035! This is corrected now

1.0035 (21/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixing a blocking bug with space whale attacks

1.0032 (21/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Shipping changes:
    • Edit Shipping dialog now allows you to set "Maintain" rather than "Take", and contains more info
    • Manual Port<->Ship dialog now contains more info
    • Updated Shipping Tutorial
  • Cleaners have buckets of water and brushes!!
  • On "No resources from demolition" mode, stop creating empty resource caches
  • Fix various cases where Info Pins would bob up and down repeatedly
  • When dragging out roads, prevent them from accidentally replacing things they shouldn't
  • Screenshots now go in a "Before We Leave" folder within the Pictures folder
  • Fixed tooltip on output resources to not say the wrong thing
  • Fixed display of power in some cases
  • Prevent minotaur from ending up on the water
  • Fixed an issue with Meeting Squares holding onto peeps after the party finishes
  • Fixed an issue where Cleaners wouldn't clean their own buildings tile when it was polluted
  • Fixed some tutorial issues around building/demolishing Explorer Huts
  • Stop following a peep if you change planets
  • If two libraries are assigned to research different tech, where one requires the other, prevent the later tech from being researched until the earlier one is done
  • Fix layout of fertilities in top bar when switching between islands
  • Properly fix issues around building Spaceships and Ships (ruined or not)
  • Prevent clicking on the Colonise button of a Colony spaceship before it's properly finished
  • Electronics Piles are reduced by Automated Electronics Mines as they should be
  • Fixed a significant cause of Peeps getting stuck and not moving
  • Added animation to the Deep Mine
  • Prevented Peeps fetching resources for a building that they're supposed to be demolishing
  • Allowed peeps to cross over a bridge with a resource cache under it
  • Updated the Upgrade button
  • Made the Island Details panel wider
  • Updated the colours of the Research resource icons
  • Prevented building multi-tile buildings with their back tiles directly under an in-construction bridge or elevator
  • Many 3-tile buildings can have their 'entrance' on the other front edge of their main tile, to allow for placing them in more situations
  • Prevent placing the first Port on an island in some obviously blocked cases
  • Fixed a couple of text errors
  • Added a FOV slider to Graphics Settings

1.0024 (16/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing Ruined Spaceships from being repaired

1.0023 (16/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where when Peeps returned home from fetching resources, they would actually think they'd arrived at work!! This was probably causing all sorts of strange behaviour - in particular it's the cause of the reports of peeps floating over water that we've been seeing!
  • Added a new resource priority system!! Basically, any building will only be allowed to collect resources if there are enough available that all buildings of higher priority will be able to get the resources they want when they need them. There's more grades than just High/Medium/Low too, so, for example, Construction and Upgrade get bumped up above other buildings of the same priority, Accomodation is slightly lower (so peeps get food only after kitchens etc have had a chance) and Warehouses/Ports are lower still
  • Minotaur upgrades should now only happen if the player has settled an island that has the fertility for the things required to upgrade a Training Ground to combat it
  • Sphinxes only fire every 20 minutes now, and a fully upgraded Museum should always defend against it (it already should have, but there was a gap we closed)
  • Slightly reduced the amount on Mountains per island, reduced the chance of generating All Flat/Mostly High islands, improved guarantees of at least 2 Rusty Hulks/Electronics piles per island
  • Cancel Upgrade tooltip with demolition tool now correctly says "Cancel Upgrade" and doesn't list the resources you'd get for demolishing the building
  • Hiding the UI proper deselects a selected building
  • Cleaners now properly report how much water they use per job, and get a warning overlay if they can't get water
  • Fixed up some issues with Shipping Manifest dialogs either flickering or sitting below the bottom of the screen
  • Cleaners shouldn't now try to clean the tiles next to Astrobaleenium
  • Fixed some issues with the Ruined Ship

1.0020 (14/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

Removed the 'discovery' about Schools, as it would fire at the wrong time during tutorials - will fix properly later

Fixed the layout of Upgrade buttons with > 3 requirements

1.0019 (14/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixes to how Protective Elevators count peeps up on the Astrobaleenium
  • Fixed the issue that was naming the second planet "Planet 3"
  • Fixed at least one case of the issue with tooltips getting stuck
  • Fixed Tutorial dialog appearing behind other UI elements
  • Fixed some issues where Shipping Manifest UI elements would disappear or move when a Ship/Spaceship docked at a Port/Planet
  • Fixed issue that was making Details Panels disappear and reappear when changing between tabs
  • Removed an extra ".png" from the end of screenshot filenames
  • Returned the mechanic where fields grow food even when someone isn't working in them! This was removed because some people found it confusing, but I forgot that it was actually a vital mechanic! Oops :(
  • Changed how some UI elements are laid out in building cards, which will hopefully fix some odd layout issues
  • Fixed the number shown for amount of Water Cleaners use - they always used 5 per action, it just said 1. Also increased the amount of Water that Cleaners store
  • Added an extra Tutorial step to say not to demolish all your trees
  • Added some Discoveries to help people understand a few places where they were getting confused

1.0015 (14/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an error in the UI of Launch Pads that prevented building Trade Spaceships

1.0014 (13/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Cleaners and Field workers move about
  • Soap bubbles on cleaning tiles!
  • Info pin on buildings when all their worker slots are locked
  • Fixed issue where launching multiple spaceships would only have one appear in space
  • F12 creates a screenshot in your Pictures folder (IMPORTANT : It still works when in No UI mode, but it doesn't notify you, seeing as there's no UI)
  • Made Shipwright/Launch Pad construction tasks resize to fit their descriptions
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing building a Colony Spaceship if a Trade Spaceship was being built elsewhere
  • Most tutorial steps now have an image to show you what we mean
  • Cleaners should now properly clean Slightly Polluted tiles that aren't occupied by a building or road
  • On a new island, if the Library completes construction while you've got a construction category, the building buttons should now update properly
  • When a Port is selected, ships that are loading Peeps now display properly
  • Fixed "Ship can't move on land" and other tooltips appearing when the mouse is over the UI and also over land
  • Ships now stop playing music when they arrive in Port, so as not to interfere with any land-based music
  • Click on Tutorial Goals to review the step text
  • Pause/Unpause/Change priority on all buildings of the same type by Shift-clicking on the Pause/Priority buttons
  • Removed a thing where Fields would continue to grow resources even when a Peep wasn't working on them
  • Aegis Shield now only uses 1 Power every 2 seconds
  • "Select Warehouse resources" tutorial step works if you've got multiple warehouses

1.0012 (12/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Tutorial games loaded from a save (as opposed to started fresh) are 100% less busted

1.0011 (12/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that could block finishing a Ruined Ship if you were able to place a Bridge just so
  • Fixed an issue that allowed you to demolish a Library while it was researching
  • Construction sites that can't get enough of a resource now tell you how much they need etc in their tooltip
  • Demolish + Road buttons are disabled right at the start of the tutorial
  • Added a little space to the left of the Technology Panel, so the first tech isn't masked by the edge fade
  • The amount of time it takes to clean pollution of a tile now changes based on how polluted it is
  • Aegis Shield effect now displays * Slightly increased the rate at which Fuel is produced
  • Fixed some minor graphical optimisations * Hugely increased the storage limits of the Library
  • Fixed an issue that could allow a planet to have multiple "all flat" or "mostly highground" islands
  • "All flat" desert islands get more green tiles
  • Number of planets is displayed in Game Rules on pause menu
  • Fixed an issue that made spaceships skip around on their flightpaths
  • Added Previous/Next Island buttons and hotkeys. Hotkeys are '<' and '>'
  • Fixed atmosphere displaying on uncolonized planets
  • Warehouse scrollbar resets to the top every time
  • Escape key closes building 'card' if displayed
  • Fixed title of tutorial dialogs during shipping tutorial
  • Made the adjacency bonus for Quarries require two Mountains, and removed the bonus on Deep Mine and Astrobaleenium Mine
  • During Cinematic Mode you can no longer click on tiles, but you can access the Pause Menu with Esc, although saving your game is disabled
  • Fixed an issue that left a building selected but it's card removed after going to the Details Panel
  • Allowed enough space for 3 digits in Idle Workers etc
  • Ports no longer show "(Upgrading)" in various places when they're upgrading, as it was making their name too long.

1.0009 (11/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where the cinematic "whale attack" camera could be triggered twice
  • Limited the framerate to 120FPS (or less) when VSync is off. We plan to make this configurable later
  • Improved the paths that spaceships take
  • Fixed an issue with bridges over water
  • "No Guardians" mode should now prevent Space Whales as well
  • Hopefully fixed an issue that was preventing opening Technology dialogs to start research
  • Made menu backgrounds always fill the screen nicely
  • Allowed building a road next to a Port if somehow the road gets removed
  • End game cinematic mode shouldn't get triggered repeatedly now
  • Fixed issue where "No Power" was displayed for a building when it should display "No Resources". Also, the particular resource that's lacking has a warning icon on it now

1.0005 (10/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where some planets generated without Oil
  • Turning off Overpopulation should now not say. your islands are overpopulated when you go over the thresholds
  • If you delete all your saved games, the Continue button should disable now
  • Fixed an issue where if you changed language you couldn't then change keybindings without restarting the game
  • Hopefully actually fixed the issue about pregenerating data on first load that was causing all sorts of grief

1.0004 (09/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Fix issue where some islands generate without Rusty Hulks (game seed 21832586 was like that)
  • Fixed an internal error that was complaining when pregenerating planet data files on first load

1.0003 (09/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Prevent demolishing a library while it's researching
  • Prevent demolishing a launchpad with a completed spaceship on it
  • Prevent starting research on a library that's marked for demolition
  • Allow scrolling all the way down the Keys preferences list
  • Make the No Peeps "warning" green on the workers area of a building card when the warning is caused by the output being full
  • Fixed juddering credits scroll
  • Fixed a couple of other minor errors

1.0000 (08/05/2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Release of BWL