Completely overhauled networking and menus come to Awesomenauts
Awesomenauts Update 3.3: Rise of Galactron just launched on Steam! With Galactron, we’re introducing a completely overhauled frontend and backend. This includes a from the ground up rebuilt matchmaking, and a complete overhaul of the game’s menus. And of course: Galactron himself, who is a giant robot, in space.
This update brings a AAA style matchmaking to Awesomenauts, lowering both pings and skill differences in matches across the board. Galactron does this by gathering up players in rounds of about five minutes, and then figuring out how to best group those players across matches.
In addition to the overhauled matchmaking, Update 3.3 brings a persistent party system to make it easier to play with friends, a rejoin-feature to allow players to reconnect to games they accidentally disconnected from, and harsher leaver penalties for players who abandon their teammates.
This all results in a greatly improved player experience and also lays the groundwork for many awesome features that will be coming to Awesomenauts over the next year. Including a live spectator mode coming next month, and a level editor with full Steam Workshop integration coming next year!
Today we honor our giant robot: Galactron. And I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlord. All hail Galactron!