ATOS patch notes #1

Hiya guys!

Its been a day since we released on the Google Play store! Thank you for everybody that has taken the time to play. We are releasing a patch today to address allot of the performance related issues people are having. The game released with a bug which prevented objects within the game being destroyed when no longer needed, meaning that the game would progressively get slower and slower until it crashed. This has been resolved.

Here is the full list of changes –

• Fixed critical bug with map clearing system that was killing game frame rate, people with slowdown issues this should now be resolved

• Improved collision performance for environmental objects such as trees

• Fixed bug that would prevent some character files from being fully deleted

• Increased map drawing loop performance on some lower-end device

• Replaced object grid map and twinned with map tile drawing to increase performance and reduce overall ram usage

• Fixed bug when entering the world that the screen could begin black

• Fixed bug when some npcs would sometimes move position when spawning

• Increased energy regeneration rate by 1 energy per second

• Increased energy cost for running by 1 per second

• Increased energy cost for walking by 0.5 per second

• Added several new online leaderboard types

• Fixed some logic with the calculation of limb damage

• Fixed hunger damage text glitch

• Re-added damage text for player damage

• Fixed bug with score positioning

• Replaced rarely used font types with common types

• Changed font colour when damaging npcs to yellow

• Fixed bug when the player had died that the game could randomly crash

• Reduced off-screen tiles by around 25% to improve performance while moving

• Fixed performance bug when calculating water depth that could cause slowdown

• Reduced ‘pop-in’ rate of auto tiles and resources

• Fixed speech bubble drawing glitch whilst moving

• Fixed bug with weather depth sometimes being overlapped by some tiles

• Increased rain and snow drawing performance by reducing time particles are visible on-screen by half

• Fixed bug with npcs sometimes appearing to be in water even if they were not

• Fixed graphical glitch with npc water indicator sometimes drawing the wrong sprite

• Fixed graphical glitch with npc healthcare sometimes appearing blurry

• Increased spawn rate of skeletons

We will be working over the weekend on new features, more bug fixes and implementing your ideas!

Thanks guys,


A Tale of Survival has been released on the Google Play store!

Good news everyone! A Tale of Survival is now available for purchase on the Google Play store! After months of development, delays and refinements the game is finally ready!

A Tale of Survival (ATOS) is open world survival based RPG. The game features a completely randomly generated open world to explore, crafting, survival based game play and resource gathering. Stranded and alone you must harvest the materials from the land around you to survive! –

* Randomly generated, unique open world to explore

* Craft weapons, clothing and tools

* Dungeons to discover and explore

* Lots of enemy variety!

* Permanent death

* Fight deadly monsters

* Manage your hunger and and warmth to stay alive

* Unique soundtrack

* Fishing, mining and lots more..

This version of the game features hundreds of bug fixes, performance optimisations and game playimprovements. The game has been heavily changed to put much further focus on the survival and crafting aspects of the game. A score system has been added with global rankings and better yet there is still lots more to come!

Get the game – HERE

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and awesome ideas, we really appreciate it! We cant wait to begin receiving your feedback, implementing new ideas and developing ATOS even further.

Performance issues and random crashes PATCH

Hiya guys,

Today we will be releasing a quick patch to address some performance based issues. This new version should increase performance across the board marginally. Also a bug was discovered at night that could potentially crash the entire game consistently, this has also been resolved.

Changelog –

. Fixed memory leak in weather particle engine that eventually slowed the game down

. Increased energy regen rate by 40%

. Reduced weather particle effects cpu usage by 10%

. Fixed memory leak associated with torch particle

. Fixed bug when spawning enemies at night that could potentially crash the game

. Fixed random game crashing at night time

We are working on lots of new items, features and fixes. If you have any ideas please let us know!

That is all for now,


Gearing up for release, changelog and unexpected delays!

Hiya guys,

It’s finally here, well almost. ATOS will be released tomorrow (May 12th) on the Google-play store! Despite it taking a full two-weeks longer than originally planned the game is finally playable and stable enough for public release and we are more than excited to do just that. There have been allot of changes in the last few weeks, a huge amount of balancing and many additions. Here is just some of the most recent changelog –

• Fixed bug with npc collision checking

• Some npcs can now be ‘pushed’ out of the way when walking into them

• Added new cow npc type

• Added new npc static animation type, for example cows can eat grass

• Added two new items, leather and leather scraps

• Implemented new global resource tracker so that resources will now re-spawn even when the player is not in that area

• Plants will not grow without the player being near them

• Identified bug with resource placement script

• Added new time based npc re-spawn script to game

• Added new pig npc type

• Added chicken eat animation

• Added sheep eat animation

• Npcs will no longer re-spawn on a visible area to the player

• Fixed bug where some resources and npcs would randomly appear on screen

• Removed clouds temporarily due to performance issues

• Fixed bug with paper doll drawing that would cut off some specific items

• Added many seed item types including –

Carrots – Potatoes – Chilli -Sweetcorn

• The seeds for these items will spawn randomly

• Armour now actively reduces incoming damage

• Fishing now slowly damaged fishing rods durability

• Mining and woodcutting now slowly damages respective tools durability

• Added new status indicator to indicate when movement is being slowed by leg damage

• Added new indicator for arm damage

• Damaged arms now reduce attack damage potential

• Removed damage text for player, replaced with notification in text log

• Removed multiple interaction types for npcs and resources, replaced with a single click event

• Added black text background to text log

• Bee’s are no longer aggressive by default

• Finished updating credits file

• Updated names of facial features on character creation page

• When credits end the menu will now automatically return to the home screen

• Fixed bug with action key sometimes not detecting instances even when they should of been within action range

• Adjusted timers on day and night cycles to be slightly more random

• Adjusted night alpha settings to not always be completely dark

• Added random text display to menu home!

• Fixed bug that would allow android users to have an almost unlimited character length on their character names

• Fixed bug with some trees requiring the wrong tool to cut them

• Increased enemy regeneration rate by 0.2 per second

• Increased the amount of hunger all food replenishes by 50%

• Fixed bug with scores still incrementing on player death

• Added several new interaction icons

• Fixed bug with crafting not detecting required objects such as furnaces and cooking pots

• Added cooking pot objects requirement for some crafting recipes

• Added anvil object requirement nectary for some crafting recipes

• Fixed bug when placing objects where blood on the floor would prevent items from being placed in that area

• Fixed bug with deep water not progressing player water depth indicator

• Moving between deep and shallow water will now change water level

• Added several arrow sounds when missing targets

• Fixed interaction icon position bug

• Fixed bug with audio engine getting stuck in constant error loop and not playing songs

• Fixed bug with bow animation playing even when the player did not have any ammo

• Wrote a new targeting system script that will now detect targets based on a priority system rather than first detected This means that enemies will always be targeted first if in range before resources, followed by items. This should fix allot of issues regarding hitting the right targets!

• Fixed bug with cacti not doing damage on collision

• Fixed targeting bug with chicken npc

• Added wooden shield crafting recipe to weapons

• Fixed bug with status indicators causing a random exception error and crashing the game

• Fixed graphical bug when placing specific items that would draw random GUI objects on the screen

• Added water movement step sounds

• Fixed bug with cave entrances sometimes not being accessible

• Increased dungeon monster spawn rate by 60% for harder difficulty

• Fixed bug with some speech bubble text not displaying correctly

• Gathering grown plants now has a chance of dropping seeds too

• Fixed bug with npc re-spawn timers not functioning correctly

We are very much looking forward to hearing your feedback, ideas and criticisms and looking forward to fixing all the bugs that will inevitably appear!

Thats all for now,