Progress Update 02/11/2023

It’s now the final week before the release of 0.6.1, and feature freeze is now in full effect. Aside from bugfixes and any other critical changes, no new features will be implemented until after the release of this update. It was a slow start and we haven’t implemented all that we planned to for this update, but what we did implement will lay the groundwork for lot’s of potentially exciting new upgrades that may come in the next update!

The Release Candidate for 0.6.1 is now available for early testing. If you are interested in helping us out with development or are otherwise just too excited to wait, you can download this early release and lend us feedback on your experience!

Of important note, we are discussing a major refactoring of the game’s performance.


  • New DevBuild for our patrons:
    • Patch notes are now shown in the main menu first time when playing a new Thrive version
    • Added a microbe benchmark tool for more easily seeing what the game performance is on different hardware or testing changes that are meant to improve the game performance
    • Microbe stats are now updated when doing move or upgrade actions this will make the numbers more accurately represent the current state of the edited microbe
    • The resource and health bars now show up to 3 numbers before switching to “k” suffix notation. This fixes a problem where ATP amount could overflow the box reserved for it
    • Input rebinding controls are now destroyed when the options menu is closed. This reduces the number of background objects listening for inputs constantly
    • Cleaned up some old unused stuff in organelle data file
    • Tweaked the main menu news feed font sizes
    • Updated translations
  • Patch notes now show up on first game start after an update, and can also be viewed again at any time via the options menu..
  • Performance benchmark test has been implemented, which allows players and developers to test their computer’s ability to run Thrive.


  • Nothing Substantial



  • Twitchywhalez has refined some new audio for the cooler parts of Thrive.


  • Nothing Substantial


  • Nothing Substantial


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