Are you ever going to add music to the game?
One thing that we certainly don't need to do is to give the developers more suggestions for additions to the game. They have been working on adding so many suggestions from everyone that it has been over 14 months since we have gotten an update. We all need to realize that when Denki said "Remember that mahoosive technology tree timeline flowchart we did?", that meant that the developers were planning on building that entire timeline into the next version of Autonauts and that they are going to need a mahoosive amount of time to do so. Adding more and more suggestions will keep delaying the release of the next version. Let's be happy with what they plan to provide us.
Unfortunately the changes have been so great than you'll need to start again. Though hopefully you'll enjoy it all over again :)
Also on the wishlist: copy and paste commands for the bots.
Thanks for the feedback. More programming commands are a big request and we plan on adding more some time after initial release. Changing the terrain will be available from first release. The Folk will play a much more important role and not just be a pain to look after. When you say have a bot return to its shelter do you mean to put itself into bot storage? At the moment bots lose their program when stored (this will be fixed in the first release) but even if it could do that you're then left with the problem of how it would come out again :) The first version that comes out will probably be PC only but a Mac/Linux version should follow shortly afterwards. We're hoping the price will be in the range you suggested.
With regards to storage of bots, it was just an idea that at least I know where they have gone once they have completed their assigned task so you don't have to look around the map.
Looking forward to the mac release. Let's hope we don't have too long to wait, in the meantime I'm very much enjoying the release as it stands. Many hours of playing already!
It's possible but at this stage we're concentrating on PC and then possibly console. If it proves popular enough we may do a mobile version
We're certainly closer, that's for sure. It's been a long, but rewarding road for us :)
Unfortunately I'm pretty certain our publisher wouldn't be interested in outside investment.
Oh and I should probably add we really appreciate your interest and belief in us. It's very reassuring to know people like yourself are still willing to support us at that level. Thanks!
Each bot and the Farmer/Player may only hold one "tool" in its hands at any one time. It may hold multiple tools in its inventory or backpacks. Of course, everyone needs to correctly select to which bot you wish to give an axe and to which other bot you wish to give a shovel or spade or something else. You can press the space bar on your PC to blow the "whistle" which will show the names of all of the bots so you can select the right one. You can also click on the "bots" icon at the right side to show the list of all of the bots, and then you can click on the name of one of them to select it. Be sure to give your bots names that are meaningful. I like to name my bots by their task such as "Tree Chop", rather than naming them "Bob" or "Sam".