Early Access Game Maia Gets Procedural Haiku In Update 0.42

There's also a bunch of new gameplay stuff in Maia.

By Daavpuke, Posted 08 May 2014

Early Access game Maia has a 0.42 update that adds a ton of new stuff. It’s sort of a blend of Dungeon Keeper base-building management with the tending love and care from The Sims.

In the new version, players will now be able to spot a Megacephalalgia, one of the native creatures headed in the distant lands of Maia. It’s a space bear-lion of sorts? Does that make sense?

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Anyway, the build also introduces weather and seismic research stations, so that it’s possible to predict some troubling changes in the atmosphere and brace for impact if necessary. Automated colonists have an inventory that they can use to carry around items. They can also make use of toilets. It’s even possible to call down people from orbit with a microwave communications tower.

What we’re most excited about, however, is the procedural haiku generation. It’s about time game design started implementing haikus randomly.

Maia has managed to sell 40,000 units to date. That’s a pretty stellar feat, since it costs a pretty penny. It’s pretty damn versatile though. Not all indie projects need to stay small, though we wouldn’t recommend them going for larger scopes either. That doesn’t always end well.

Daav Valentaten, NoobFeed (@Daavpuke)

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MAIA

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Platform(s): PC
Publisher(s): Simon Roth
Developer(s): Simon Roth
Genres: Simulation
Themes: Strategy, Dungeon Management
Release Date: 2013-12-03

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