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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #95

We’ve seen the flow of news slowly dry up these past two weeks, while anticipation for the release of SAGE Labs continues building. This past week, the main spotlight undoubtedly shone on the SAGE Labs ship specs that were shared by Chip (Director of Game Systems Design). Besides that, surprising news came in the form of Dan Park announcing his departure from ATMTA. Lastly, it looks like StarPath V2 could be right around the corner!

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #94

After the information-packed last weeks, the past week was again a more quiet one. The Atlas Brew was filled with lore from José (aka ZeSKK – Star Atlas official Penguin) on the various systems we’ll get to explore in SAGE Labs, and how this lore ties into the other lore that is already out there. In other words, a lot of lore-alpha was dropped, but nothing regarding gameplay or timelines.

Fortunately, Chip (Director of Game Systems Design) was feeling generous, answering many SAGE Labs-related questions on Discord. This led to some interesting insights into how different ships behave in that game, which you can read about below.

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #93

Once again, the Atlas Brew from last week did not disappoint! Chris (Head of Game Economy) and Michael (CEO) were back for round two on SAGE Labs, while Chip (Director of Game Systems Design) was in the chat answering questions as well.

We did not just get more details (which we promptly added to our guide); we also got some screenshots this time around! On top of that, we got a sneak peek video of the Starbased UI, MoonPay integration, a DRiP-ing collaboration, and the first winner of the Photography Career Competition.

Finally, Michael also shared the target release window for SAGE Labs.

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Data Runners Report July 2023

Aephia Data Runners present the monthly report on the economy of Star Atlas regarding adoption, user activity for S.C.O.R.E. & marketplace, trading volume for Ships, Collectibles, Claim Stakes & CSS Land, Star Atlas DAO Treasury, Aephia Ship Price Index, Census over Faction, etc.

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #92

Last week was very much a copy of the week before. The week was relatively low on news, and then the Atlas Brew happened. This time the topic was the Economy in SAGE Labs, for which they brought on a special guest: Chris, the Head of Game Economy. He shared a good deal of new information on SAGE Labs! Also in attendance was Michael (CEO), who piled some more alpha on top, making the last week a treasure trove of new information!

Though, in all honesty, there were a few other interesting bits shared last week, including an update on CORE (collectible) hardcovers and an update of the Ship Configurations!

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #91

Last week saw a surprise visit from Michael (CEO) at the Atlas Brew, which turned it into an alpha-leek bonanza! We’ll get into everything discussed there below! Other than that, a few clarifications were given on Discord in response to questions, but nothing major was announced through any of the official channels. Not a problem; the Atlas Brew was enough to fill this newsletter with!

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #90

This past week has been a true rollercoaster! We reported on the bombshell announcement in last week’s newsletter, which was followed by mild panic among the community. But then, this past Wednesday, the team hosted a special “Townhall” meeting where Michael (CEO) shed some more positive light on the new reality going forward, including the team’s runway and their product lineup. Danny (CPO) then elaborated on some of the upcoming features for Showroom R2.2 that they previously kept under wraps.

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Company Update Report, July 26th, 2023

This past Monday, July 25th, Michael Wagner (CEO) dropped a small bomb, announcing the forced departure of 122 individuals from the team and deprioritization of both the UE5 product and the DAO. A “small” core team consisting of 45 employees will remain. On Wednesday, July 27th, a special meeting was organized where the three (remaining)

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Star Atlas Companion

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #89

As expected, last week was one for the history books! It was a blockbuster of a week, despite the only actual product release being the first issue of CORE Act 2. However, we did get a lot of information on SAGE: REC (henceforth known as SAGE: Starbased) and the team’s partnership with Meta Gravity. And to top it all off, the team announced the purpose and function of their upcoming Mobile Companion App!

And then, right before sending out this newsletter, the team dropped a bombshell of an announcement…

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Stronger Together

Never Alone: Stronger Together

Aephia Industries launches its own social campaign: Stronger Together. This is a community-created extension to the official Star Atlas campaign, Never Alone. Win awesome prizes and help Aephia in the process!

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‎Aephia: Stronger Together

Announcing our Social Campaign

Today, on our 2nd anniversary, we announce the imminent launch of our social campaign: Stronger Together! It can be seen as a companion quest-line / community-created expansion to the Star Atlas Never Alone campaign.

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Aephia 2 Year Anniversary

Aephia turns TWO!

On July 18th, 2021, Prometheus & Funcracker opened the doors to one of the first Star Atlas guilds (aka DACs) in existence. Since then, Aephia Industries‘ vision resonated with well over 1700 Star Atlas enthusiasts. We are here today because of them, because of you. We owe our success to all of you! Congratulations Aephians!

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #88

Compared to the past few weeks, last week was pretty quiet. But it’s the tempest before the storm, as we expect a torrent of news coming this week! So, we’ll use this opportunity to look ahead at what we can expect over the next few days!

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Star Atlas DAO

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #87

Last week saw the much-anticipated launch of the Governance Application and the very first Polis Improvement Proposal, PIP-1! On the other end of the spectrum, we experienced the team sunsetting Escape Velocity, and Michael sharing a good deal of information on its successor: REC. Most of this information was released by Michael during an impromptu AMA this past Friday on the Star Atlas Discord server. This was the second time in a row, so you may want to keep an eye out this Friday!

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Data Runners Report June 2023

Aephia Data Runners present the monthly report on the economy of Star Atlas regarding adoption, user activity for S.C.O.R.E. & marketplace, trading volume for Ships, Collectibles, Claim Stakes & CSS Land, Star Atlas DAO Treasury, Aephia Ship Price Index, Census over Faction, etc.

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #86

The last week was action-packed! Destination Starbase was kicked off, with the release of three new dedicated mining ships! The end of Escape Velocity was announced in conjunction with a crack-down on bots. The new Governance App page was almost released. On top of that, we received a new quarterly Economic Report and Atlas Star newsletter!

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Armstrong IMP Tip - Small Mining ship [Concept Art]

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #85

We almost had another week that was going to be low on newsworthy topics, but then the team suddenly threw in an impromptu Townhall last Friday! With the Lore Wiki announced during the Atlas Brew, there is suddenly a lot to cover!

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Armstrong IMP - Capital Mining ship [Concept Art]

Townhall Report – June 23rd, 2023

Last Friday, the team hosted an impromptu (more or less, announced 24hrs in advance) Townhall (number 40), which saw over 300 community members in live attendance. If you want to (re-)experience the event, be sure to check out our recording of the event. This meeting focused on 3 main topics: Below is our report on

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Star Atlas - Armstrong IMP (Capital ship) [Concept Art]

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #84

After a few intense weeks, the team seems to have taken a short break from launching (sometimes surprising) new releases. With everything out there, the community is buzzing, and has been heavily engaged in Escape Velocity, the Never Alone campaign, trying to optimize their R4 supply lines, and, -let’s not forget- having a good deal of fun with Showroom R2.1!

With the imminent launch of the Star Atlas DAO formalization process on the horizon, and a good amount of releases planned for Q3, there is also plenty more to look forward to!

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Signing of the peace treaty

Twelve Stories of Peace in the Galia Expanse

The year 2023 is directly tied to the year 2623 in the Galia Expanse, the part of the galaxy where the events of Star Atlas lore unfold. This year (2023/2623) marks the 100th anniversary of peace between the three major factions, the MUD, the ONI, and the Ustur. Exactly 100

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Town Hall #41

Town Hall Report – December 19th, 2023

The team hosted one final Town Hall this year to wrap up the year! The goal was to reflect on everything the team accomplished during 2023, while also looking forward to 2024 a little. Below, you can find our report/summary of the event. If you prefer to listen back, then

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #110

As the team approaches Christmas and their (subsequent) two weeks off, they are crunching hard, trying to push some more releases out this year. We’ll likely hear more about those efforts on Tuesday when they host their last Town Hall of the year!

But we had an interesting week, this past week as well! The highly anticipated release of the 3D version of SAGE, whose graphics have enamored many, finally went live! And we had the GAM3 Awards, of course.

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #109

With the end of the year in our sights, the past week was an eventful one! For one, the team’s social campaign, Never Alone, started a new chapter. But we also have news on a Web3 collaboration/partnership, with Michael (CEO) spending over 300k to acquire a Neo Tokyo Code NFT.

Besides these interesting events, the next episode of CORE is available on the Galactic Marketplace, and the Golden Ticket raffle entered its final weeks. And that is not even all, there is more!

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #108

The last month of the year has begun, and anticipations are rising as to what the team may, or may not release before the end of the year. So, we’re going to start there this time. On top of that, though the team did not reveal that much new information, plenty of things happened that are worth sharing.

One absolute highlight this past week was Michael Wagner (CEO) mentioning that Star Atlas has been profitable in November!

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100 Years of Peace

A Merry Christmas Star Atlas Writing Competition

Interstellar Communication, Year 2623 of the MUD Calendar — The Cradle Today marks the centennial of a pivotal moment in galactic history: the signing of the Treaty of Peace by Bekalu, Armi.eldr, and Charon Gotti, ending the catastrophic Convergence War. As a firsthand witness to this historic event, I reflect

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Star Atlas - Navigating Star Atlas

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #107

Another relatively quiet week went by in the Star Atlasverse. For those not having won something cool during the Golden Ticket raffle, the new Navigating Star Atlas episode was most likely the highlight of the past week. Besides that, we’ve got some news on CORE, GAM3 awards, the special Rayfam special sale, and more!

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #106

As we approach the end of the year, these post-Breakpoint days are slowly ticking away. We expect some cool bits and pieces of news before the year’s over, though, so stay tuned! The past week saw the release of a new issue of CORE, some changes to SAGE Labs, and -most noteworthy- the release of the Opal Rayfam for purchase!

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #105

With the big Breakpoint reveals behind us, the flow of news from the team has, unsurprisingly, slowed to a trickle. But after working towards an event that big, that was expected. It does mean that this issue will be on the shorter side again.

The highlight of last week was, no doubt, the second Golden Ticket draw, which was once again a big success. This upcoming week will not only see the third such drawing, but it will also feature the first Developer Hour session. This may prove to be quite interesting to any developers out there.

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #104

Breakpoint is behind us, the first Golden Ticket draw went smoothly, and the second raffle is now open for submission. Of course, we also had a Breakpoint Community meetup in Amsterdam. And certainly worth mentioning, the team surprise-launched a combat easter-egg in SAGE Labs.

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