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Steam Early Access Launch Coming Soon!

Hi everyone!

I know it’s been a while since the last blog post; we’ve been hard at working polishing off Prismata to ready the game for its launch on Steam this year.

I look forward to reviving this blog with some new content relating to some of the exciting things we’ve been working on, but I’ll also be doing a lot more video content and Q&A Livestreams as we approach the launch, since they’re a lot quicker to produce than blog articles and allow more interactivity.

For now, I leave you with the following video, which outlines some of my hopes, dreams, and worries regarding our Steam Early Access debut:

I’ll be making more of these videos in the upcoming weeks. I’m going to try recording them live on twitch with chat Q&A and see how that goes. Here’s a schedule:

  • Wed, January 24th: How We Decided On Steam Early Access (stream starts at 8pm EST, show at 9pm EST)
  • Sat, January 27th: The Prismata Community (stream starts at 1pm EST, show at 2pm EST)
  • Tue, January 30th: TBA (stream starts at 3pm EST, show at 4pm EST)

All videos will be posted to Youtube afterwards. Feel free to dump questions in the Youtube comments and I will try to answer them in the next video.

We also have a new Discord server, come join the fun: discord.gg/prismata.

See you!

~ Elyot

 


The plan for Prismata’s Event system

Hi everyone!

We’ve been doing a lot of work on sound, assets, and the campaign this week. We’re not quite ready to show that work off just yet, but see our latest dev vlog for a bit of info about our upcoming Steam Early Access launch (that vlog was even picked up by Cliqist and N4G!)

Instead, I want to discuss our plans for Prismata’s Event mode. We deployed a few changes to the mode this week, and more are coming.

The new event mode screen, complete with detailed mouseover tooltips for each event.

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Here are some of the Casual Match bots, and what they do

Our new Casual Match feature is finally live!

Casual Match is the new Prismata mode, featuring unranked player vs player and bot play.

 

Casual Match was designed mainly for newer players, as well as the large cohort of players who frequently play Master Bot but don’t play much Ranked Play. The new mode offers more variety, as there are over 25 different unique bot personalities, some of whom are very tough! Wins in Casual Match mode earn you prizes. They also provide a bit of a boost if you’re trying to ascend through the early tiers of Ranked Play mode.

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Prismata Casual Match Update

Hi all!

I just wanted to deliver a quick update on how things are coming with our next patch, which includes a massive bot overhaul, Casual Match queues, new achievements, and more. I’m incredibly excited about this update—for one thing, it adds many new bot personalities, and we’ve found in testing that these personalities present many interesting and enjoyable challenges.

 

Some very good news: thanks to a lot of ground work put in by our AI developer Dave, we’ve been able to extend the scope of these personalities far beyond what we thought was originally possible. We’ve added hundreds of custom bot openings of various types (aggressive, economic, and so on) and created dozens of new bot personalities.

One of the many new bot personalities coming to Prismata soon…

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Small Addendum to the Account Reset

Just a quick note on a small change we made today…

Last week, we did our final Reward Reset. Things went smoothly, but we received a few reports from players who received fewer Shards and Omnipower Cores than expected. It turned out that we had forgotten to include level-up rewards for some players when recalculating their inventory contents after the reset.

This has now been corrected, so a few Prismata players might see a few extra shards or Power Cores show up in their inventories when they next log in.

I’m currently adding the final touches to our Casual Match mode and new bot update, so look forward to that later this week!

 


Final Prismata Reward Reset before Beta

Hi all,

An important announcement: we’ll be doing our final Reward Reset before Beta later this week. Here’s everything you need to know:

  • The Prismata server will shut down at approximately 4pm ET tomorrow (Thursday, January 26) for 30-60 minutes.
  • Players will lose all skins/emotes/infusions they have collected so far (but will keep those unlocked as real-money purchases, prizes, or using Kickstarter/Paypal reward codes).
  • Players’ current Armory and Black Lab status will be wiped.
  • Players will receive a rebate of Power Cores, Omnipower Cores, Black Cards, Infusions, and Shards commensurate with how many have been earned so far.

This reset will be similar to the previous one.

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Introducing the Prismata Fair Play Policy

Hi everyone!

Edit: The Fair Play Policy has been updated as a result of community feedback; please have another look!

Prismata is quickly approaching its public Steam Beta, and we’ll soon be expecting a large amount of growth in the size of our community. Accordingly, we feel that it’s time to introduce some official policies and procedures to help manage our community and maintain the integrity of our competitive ladder and events. These policies revise and supplement our previous sportsmanship guidelines.

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Prismata Beta Pre-Season Tourney 2 is this Sunday, and it’s the RAPID ROUND!

Hi everyone!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be hosting another 1-day just-for-fun Prismata Beta Pre-Season Tourney this Sunday!

This week’s tourney is the Rapid Round. All games will use Rapid (20s) time controls. Rules are otherwise similar to the previous Pre-Season Tourney from December.

As always, players of all skill levels are welcome. There are prizes just for participating, and the tourney is Swiss-style so players will be matched against opponents with similar tournament records.

Sign up here!

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Happy New Year! Quick Prismata Update…

Hi all!

Most of the Lunarch team is still on holiday vacation, myself included, so apologies for the lack of updates and news (I know about that music bug; we’ll fix it first thing next Monday when we’re back in the office!)

For now, I’m going to leave you with a few quick updates and our plans for the next month or so.

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