Clockwork Empires Fixes Corpses, Hunger, Fishpeople

It’s a good day for lovers of silly patch notes. First, Dwarf Fortress – ever the best source for strange bugs and changes – tweeted to say that you no longer needed to soap your eyes. Then an update for Clockwork Empires – a Lovecraftian town management sim with more than a little Dwarf Fortress in its DNA – came with tales of angry fishpeople.

Also some other, genuinely useful new features for the game’s Early Access build.

The new features are a new ammunition system with landmines, a new building-placement system, and improved combat AI when everything inevitably goes wrong and fighting breaks out. But it’s the other, smaller fixes that most interest me.

For example, people no longer flee “from the corpses of murderers”, while buried corpses will no longer upset people; animals will no longer be attracted by human civilization; Giant Beetles are now “armoured”; and, uh, “Cleaned up Fishpeople butchering/eating humans.” I don’t know what “cleaned up” means in this context.

You can find the full patch notes for the game over at the Gaslamp site, and Alec’s hopeful impressions of a previous version of the alpha.

7 Comments

  1. Lexx87 says:

    What you doing there with that hammer Graham

  2. DragonOfTime says:

    The “full patch notes” redirects back to this article, I doubt that’s the intention ;)

    • WiggumEsquilax says:

      Now that link leads to about:blank. Someone should patch it.

  3. Hex says:

    No EA discount? :(

  4. racccoon says:

    Looks like fun :( love the trailer.
    here’s a dude who done a bit of playing link to youtube.com
    I just think its needed to be like 15 bucks seems a little steep. I mean as a dev you got to think more is best so why not be cheap & have em pour in instead of playing around minimal patrons. I’d rather sell a lot tickets myself.

  5. AXAXAXAS MLO II: MLO HARDER says:

    Until the hivemind hiveminds this error, I believe this is the proper link.

    Here’s my favourite: “balance: a first friend is easy to make”

    E: Wait this is even better: “removed spam from tree”

    • Railway Rifle says:

      It’s an embarrassment of riches:

      – FIXED: buried corpses will no longer upset people
      – FIXED: colonists will no longer have conversations with cultist murderers
      – Made upsetting things in general slightly more maddening