Patch notes: Update #4

Hey everyone! Update Four is brought to you from our new office space where we'll be working on We Were Here for the upcoming months! If you still experience an issue that is listed or new issues have presented themselves please let us know in the comments.

Thank you for playing "We Were Here",
Total Mayhem Games

Patch Notes
Fixes
  • Overal stability Voice system
  • Server browser no longer scrolls to infinity
  • Ingame menu will no longer show when leaving from an inspectable state
  • Water SFX are now properly linked to audio options
  • Wind audio now linked to SFX instead of Music volume
  • Bloom for VR is disabled by default
  • Fixed a crash in the main menu for players with a slower connection
  • Some doors will no longer be interactable after being opened
  • Interaction distance for the chess game has been increased
  • Players can no longer turn the handles without locking into them
  • The text above the "Play Scene" button now updates properly
  • Microphone should regain focus after disconnecting/connecting the device
  • The current resolution is now be displayed properly in the options menu
  • The options menu is now more user friendly
  • Player movement and camera look are properly locked when browsing the ingame menu
  • Snow is now less demanding and should not bounce around anymore
  • Players should now always start loading at the same time
  • Disabled most rooms by default, they will be enabled on the run
  • Checkpoints should no longer reset
  • Matchmaking code is refactored and should smooth out the experience (let us know if any issues arise)
  • Fixed a bug where players got stuck on a blackscreen with fire sound effects

Added

  • The options menus have been reworked
  • Voice calibration, located under audio options
  • You can now select your microphone in the audio options
  • "Play Scene" button is now a lever
  • Back/Escape as navigation options in the ingame menu
  • Several performance improvements
  • Added occlusion culling

Patch notes: Update #3

As of today some new features have been implemented in the game as we continue to make it more stable. In this patch note we will highlight a couple of important fixes and features listed below.

Patch Notes
Fixes
- Added a warning message when there is no microphone connected
- Several Colliders added to avoid players from going out of bounds
- You can no longer sneak past the marionette
- Theatre audio will now synchronise with audio settings
- Roaming audio won't stop playing after skipping intro
- Fixed a bug where the film role wasn't interactable after dropping it
- You can now click on a chesspiece to attack it, instead of the tile below it

Added
- The last sentence of the theatre puzzle has finally been added
- You can now hear a snow storm in the final room
- Several visual improvements like the player model
- A new Room has been added for VR players when in the menu

We are aware that not all bugs might have been fixed (such as the walkie-talkie in some cases), but since we’ve already made some progress we wanted to share this with you. We would also like to thank the community for embracing our game, reporting issues and overall helping us make the game even better!


Patch notes: Update #2

We are rolling out a new update that fixes several issues and adds a much-requested feature.We will continue to improve the stability of the game with future updates.

Patch Notes
Fixes
  • Improved interaction with handles in the theater
  • Theater now resets properly after each correct play
  • Theater plays can no longer be cheated
  • Escape hatch in theater should no longer clip through wall
  • Several Colliders added to avoid players from going out of bounds
  • Interaction with books has been improved

Added

  • You can now start from checkpoints (they need to be unlocked)
  • The puppet in the theater just got a whole lot scarier
  • People you have played with should be visible in Recently Played (Steam)

Thank you for playing We Were Here!


I've seen several posts about the theater, the solutions given in the guide are no longer correct. Some solutions given in the guide were marked as correct due to a bug.

We are aware several players are having trouble launching the game, we are doing our best to solve this problem.


Connection errors have been resolved!

We never dreamed of being featured in the Popular New Releases section on Steam. Which is why our servers weren't prepared for the massive spike in concurrent users we experienced last night. So when our servers started overheating, we put our heads together to find a way to upgrade our servers within the limits of our Free to Play model.

Thankfully our mentors, Rob, Bob and Geoff; who guided us through the process of making this game and releasing it to Steam, offered to pay for the server upgrades. We can now support up to 600 concurrent users, which means 250 active sessions at any given time. Unless Pewdiepie suddenly decides to stream our game to his audience, we're in the clear :)

Special thanks to Rob, Geoff and Bob for looking out for us. To maintain a certain sense of privacy and anonymity, we've added a picture of them immortalized as in-game characters of the recently released indie games Cat Rekt, Pool Party Panic and of course We Were Here.

All games made by young indie game studios, and all mentored by them. We'd also like to thank everyone for their patience while we addressed these issues, and we hope you give our game another try if we ruined the first impression!


Unmatched popularity and crowded servers

Since we launched We Were Here its popularity has only gone up. We do what we can to keep up with the demand on our servers, but for now there is still a limit to what we can achieve (and keep it FTP). So please understand that you might have to wait a bit before you can play the game due to these full servers. As for now you will see the message "A communication error has occurred" whenever the servers are overloaded. Thank you for your patience.


Patch notes: Update #1

We would like to thank everyone for playing We Were Here!

We are aware of some of the issues some players might be having and are monitoring the discussions to see what other issues arise. Below you will find a list of issues that have been fixed for this first patch.

Patch Notes
Fixes
  • Resolved a crash issue related to a certain checkpoint
  • Improved interaction distance for certain objects
  • Inspecting books in VR should no longer spawn the player on random locations
  • Added colliders in several places to avoid players going out of bounds
  • Chess pieces are now a little easier to see
  • Fixed several textures
  • Total room limit has been increased

Added

  • You can now inspect the portrait in the Study room

We are also looking into some of the feature requests posted in the reviews/discussions to see if we can make these happen.

Again a big thank you from the We Were Here team, if you have more feedback or feature requests you can post them in the Steam discussions.


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We Were Here launches!

Hello and thank you from the We Were Here team!

We're absolutely amazed by the support and interest shown by people from the Steam community! Currently we're hard at work trying to keep up with the demand, so if any issues arise while attempting to create a lobby please understand.

If an issue arises with the voice servers causing players to lose, or not have a stable channel to use we recommend you use a third party voice program or ofcourse wait a little bit longer while we resolve the issue.

Thank you for your patience and playing our game!