Universe Sandbox

Universe Sandbox => Universe Sandbox ˛ | Discussion => Topic started by: Dan Dixon on August 25, 2014, 11:03:08 PM

Title: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Dan Dixon on August 25, 2014, 11:03:08 PM
After 3 years of work... we're finally ready to make the alpha version available for purchase. But we're not done yet... we've got lots of updates and improvements planned. I welcome you to join us on that journey...

http://universesandbox.com/buy/

Universe Sandbox ˛ is still alpha software. We're not done adding new features and fixing existing issues. There remain many bugs, and you, the early access user, will help us uncover even more. Buying-in early means you won’t have to wait to explore the many new and exciting features that are already in place, but know that all of the final polish won’t be there yet.
Title: Re: The public alpha of Universe Sandbox ˛ is now available for purchase!
Post by: gabriel.dac on August 25, 2014, 11:14:23 PM
We're gonna need a redesign of the website now, I guess.
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Dan Dixon on August 25, 2014, 11:19:12 PM
A more complete redesign of the website will happen eventually... if you don't see any changes though, be sure and refresh the page.

The next major milestone will be the public release on Steam as early access... which probably won't happen until 2015. (although note that when you buy the alpha, you get access to it via Steam)
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: BlackMane on August 25, 2014, 11:24:25 PM
Thank you dan! I will buy it first thing in the morning tomorrow!!!
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Pinkythefoxxywasp on August 26, 2014, 12:41:45 AM
This is great for the people who didn't get accepted into the Alpha Testing signups!
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Vince77 on August 26, 2014, 05:34:48 AM
Awesome  ;D !! It's a really big step forward !
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Xerae on August 26, 2014, 10:21:53 AM
Can't wait to see more people helping to find bugs!  :D
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Camacha on August 26, 2014, 05:57:12 PM
Shucks, I literally purchased the first version three days ago, after giving up on waiting this one out.

Well, I guess I will have to view that as a donation of sorts.
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: gabriel.dac on August 26, 2014, 07:38:50 PM
Well, I guess I will have to view that as a donation of sorts.

that's the spirit
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: FiahOwl on August 26, 2014, 07:41:32 PM
It made it over to reddit too!
http://www.reddit.com/r/Astronomy/comments/2eo1ix/universe_sandbox_%C2%B2_alpha_is_now_available_for_the/
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: winter4w on August 26, 2014, 10:35:17 PM
Will it be available for steam or when we buy it can we get the steam version?
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Camacha on August 26, 2014, 10:43:09 PM
Will it be available for steam or when we buy it can we get the steam version?
As far as I can tell it is on Steam and on Steam only. I would prefer to have a DRM free version like the first one, but maybe that is for a later time.

Source: I bought both.
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: C7 on August 26, 2014, 10:43:19 PM
Will it be available for steam or when we buy it can we get the steam version?

Universe Sandbox ˛ is distributed on Steam, when you purchase the game it will provide you with a Steam key.
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: winter4w on August 26, 2014, 10:52:27 PM
Will it be available for steam or when we buy it can we get the steam version?
As far as I can tell it is on Steam and on Steam only. I would rather have a DRM free version like the first one, but maybe that is for a later time.

Source: I bought both.
Will it be available for steam or when we buy it can we get the steam version?

Universe Sandbox ˛ is distributed on Steam, when you purchase the game it will provide you with a Steam key.


Ok just buyed it. I loved the 1st one and the 2nd one looks to be allot better :D
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: BlackMane on August 26, 2014, 11:11:11 PM
I bout it and I love it. Great work!
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: RobertGimRo on August 27, 2014, 02:55:10 AM
Well Hope it Would Be Like planetary annihilation Impossible To Pirate
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: SpyCreepers on August 27, 2014, 03:03:13 AM
Well Hope it Would Be Like planetary annihilation Impossible To Pirate
yes it seems to be impossible to pirate Universe Sandbox 2.
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: spacegenius2000 on August 27, 2014, 04:51:11 AM
Well Hope it Would Be Like planetary annihilation Impossible To Pirate
Planetary Annihilation is pirated, so... what now?

Maybe the US2 public alpha would be possible to pirate, so sad news.

Edited by Bla: Merged double post
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: davtk8 on August 27, 2014, 06:02:17 AM
I like what I've seen in all these alpha updates.
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: gabriel.dac on August 27, 2014, 08:20:06 AM
It's possible to pirate anything
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: RobertGimRo on August 27, 2014, 02:11:22 PM
Well Hope it Would Be Like planetary annihilation Impossible To Pirate
Planetary Annihilation is pirated, so... what now?

Wait What ? No It Isint No Links No Working Game It isint Pirated
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: spacegenius2000 on August 28, 2014, 11:37:06 AM
How does the purchase go into Steam? Like, how does the purchase work?
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Jar on August 28, 2014, 03:43:58 PM
How does the purchase go into Steam? Like, how does the purchase work?

When you purchase Universe Sandbox ˛ through our website, you'll be given a code that you redeem through Steam. 

This means it will be in your Steam library and will automatically update, etc like other Steam games.

Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: spacegenius2000 on August 28, 2014, 07:16:59 PM
How do I lock temperature?  ???
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: jbrown11 on August 31, 2014, 10:44:57 AM
Am going to buy ubox2, if am allowed  ;)
buying it very soon
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: luke-t93 on September 03, 2014, 11:54:32 AM
do the people who bought the previous US get US2 or do they have to buy it? :o
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Bla on September 03, 2014, 01:16:17 PM
do the people who bought the previous US get US2 or do they have to buy it? :o
You'll have to buy it

Source:
http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,8350.msg91438.html#msg91438
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Josh on September 03, 2014, 01:47:42 PM
This is good news in my opinion! ;D
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: gabriel.dac on September 03, 2014, 02:46:01 PM
do the people who bought the previous US get US2 or do they have to buy it? :o

yes. paying three times as much, btw
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: nickrulercreator on September 06, 2014, 01:14:00 PM
Hey. Love the Game ;D. I just have a couple complaints about glitches and missing things. The first thing is a glitch. Whenever I try "spawning" a galaxy, all but the M 32 galaxy look the same, other than that, they are all named "not named". Please fix this. The next thing is that I do not know where or how to add water, hydrogen, and other materials. Please add these things if you haven't already. Thanks so much for the game. -Nick
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Octillerysnacker on September 08, 2014, 08:09:26 PM
Will they price go up? I want to know so if it isn't going to go up I don't have to panic about when to buy it.  :-\

After watching the videos it seems SO MUCH BETTER than the old one...
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Jar on September 09, 2014, 06:06:39 PM
Hey. Love the Game ;D. I just have a couple complaints about glitches and missing things. The first thing is a glitch. Whenever I try "spawning" a galaxy, all but the M 32 galaxy look the same, other than that, they are all named "not named". Please fix this. The next thing is that I do not know where or how to add water, hydrogen, and other materials. Please add these things if you haven't already. Thanks so much for the game. -Nick

Thanks for the suggestions, Nick.  We are still in alpha, so there are many fixes and improvements that we are currently working on or have planned. Galaxies, for example, need more attention still.

For materials, you can open up the properties panel for a body and click on the Materials tab to change its composition. There is also a material "gun" that you can access under the Powers menu on the left hand side. Click on Dispenser and you can add material particles to the simulation.

Will they price go up? I want to know so if it isn't going to go up I don't have to panic about when to buy it.  :-\

After watching the videos it seems SO MUCH BETTER than the old one...

Unfortunately, we do not yet have a plan for future prices. We've looked at games that use different pricing models for alpha and early access, and we are not sure which will work best for us. It's possible the price won't change at all... we haven't decided.

You are right, though: Universe Sandbox ˛ is much better than the original.  :)
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: nickrulercreator on September 16, 2014, 05:36:18 PM
Ok, thanks Jar, the only thing is, I cant find that option (the "gun" or terraforming). I looked where you said to, but its not there, the only thing that is there is the ability to shoot planets, asteroids, etc.
Hey. Love the Game ;D. I just have a couple complaints about glitches and missing things. The first thing is a glitch. Whenever I try "spawning" a galaxy, all but the M 32 galaxy look the same, other than that, they are all named "not named". Please fix this. The next thing is that I do not know where or how to add water, hydrogen, and other materials. Please add these things if you haven't already. Thanks so much for the game. -Nick

Thanks for the suggestions, Nick.  We are still in alpha, so there are many fixes and improvements that we are currently working on or have planned. Galaxies, for example, need more attention still.

For materials, you can open up the properties panel for a body and click on the Materials tab to change its composition. There is also a material "gun" that you can access under the Powers menu on the left hand side. Click on Dispenser and you can add material particles to the simulation.

Will they price go up? I want to know so if it isn't going to go up I don't have to panic about when to buy it.  :-\

After watching the videos it seems SO MUCH BETTER than the old one...

Unfortunately, we do not yet have a plan for future prices. We've looked at games that use different pricing models for alpha and early access, and we are not sure which will work best for us. It's possible the price won't change at all... we haven't decided.

You are right, though: Universe Sandbox ˛ is much better than the original.  :)
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Xriqxa on September 16, 2014, 09:51:10 PM
>Powers (The little raindrop icon on the left)
>Materials Hose
>Select material
>Select mass/per particle
>Click
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: jackiebeatle60 on September 27, 2014, 11:08:14 AM
I bought the game yesterday, however not in my library yet, so I'm going to wait a few days... ::)
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Dan Dixon on September 27, 2014, 07:48:31 PM
You should have gotten an email from Humble Bundle with instructions on how to add the game to your Steam library. It doesn't show up automatically.

Please post again if you're having trouble or can't find the email.
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: A . M . O on February 27, 2015, 05:40:47 PM
thats good but...

can i buy it with another type of money that is not dollars?
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Gordon Freeman on March 05, 2015, 09:20:10 PM
...it's PayPal/Amazon; I'm pretty sure currency doesn't matter to them
Title: Re: Universe Sandbox ˛ Alpha is now available for purchase!
Post by: Gordon Freeman on March 14, 2015, 07:33:21 AM
I think that this needs to be mentioned in the OP:

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3008969