Friday, 1 July 2016

DevBlog #26 - Upcoming Music and Weekly Developer Activity

Greeting and welcome to this rather musical DevBlog. This we'll take a look at some of the upcoming musicians that will be featured within the next update for Atom Universe. And, we'll be also be having a little catch-up with the development team and see what they've been working on this week.

First in the new line-up is Electro House duo the Cyberpunkers, with the dancefloor stomper Drop It. The Italian DJ's KENKODE & SKINFACE have drawing a lot of attention themselves from the European media and ended up the centre of attention with their original look, consisting of masks which hides their true identity and for the originality of their shows, in which they use two consoles at once, powered by several audio machines.

The Canada based music producer and songwriter Veela teams up with the upcoming electronica duo The Odd Chaps to bring us True Colours, this chilled Electronic mix. The vocalist delivers a powerful performance in this piece of work, and not forgetting the melodic piano or groovy bass guitar licks.

Upcoming Sydney based Carl Elliot AKA Empia, delivers us Night Jungle a progressive journey through smooth rhythmic melodies and fast paced synth chops. This track will be an emotional journey on the dancefloor.

Lo Air brings us two additional tracks with Day and Night, and Heart on Fire both  of these tracks feature lively instrument samples, the beat and rhythm that you only find in the best of the Deep House genre. And very immersive vocals.

Music producer and live performer Cavaro is characterised for making Tropical House, R&B and Trap influenced music mixed with different elements from other styles and genres, always versatile, but with a unique sense of identity. Currently residing in Australia managing his own record label RKJ Music, Cavaro's Second Chance featuring Dominique reached the number 9 spot in the iTunes Electronic Charts.

Bursting into the EDM scene is the 23 year old producer REDMOON. Based in singapore, this young soul is not an amateur having produced for 9 years and counting. He first made a name for himself internationally after signing when he was just 16 and has since had his music played across the globe by artists such as The Chainsmokers, Project46, Lucky Date and many more. Having released under some of the world’s major league labels such as the critically acclaimed Spinnin’ Records & Monstercat has made him one of the top music producers in the Singapore.

Latvia based Tobu, tries to capture the perfect sounds and melodies that makes your ears happy. With Summer Breeze, Tobu takes you on a chilled out journey through a various soundscape of sounds and samples that you would imagine to hear at all your summer parties.

Known for their jazzy chord stabs, funky electric leads, heavy bass design, and a healthy dose of traditional instruments and samples, the duo SugarBeats has steadily stepped up the bar in their own brand of Glitch Hop and Future Funk since they launched in 2012.

Weekly Developer Activity: 


  • Implementing new avatar accessories.
  • Various bug fixing.


  • Adding additional information to the main menu UI.
  • Adding registration process.


  • Profiling and optimising the Hub's performance.
  • Various bug fixing.


  • Plotting and planning a new community strategy.
  • Working on a new in-game video (will be shared on YouTube next week). 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great DevBlog Dave. Nice information on some of the musical artists. I'm looking forward to hearing the new playlist in the game. I'm liking the diversity of music in AU so far. Thanks to Neil & J.F.C & The Virtual Community for signing so many of the musical artists for AU too. I'm also looking forward to the new accessories in the next update as I know there are a lot. I know we had that issue earlier in the week with the Hub being inaccessible, but I'm glad the dev team is working on optimizing its performance. Keep fixing those bugs too! As always, I would like to thank everyone at Atom Republic and the entire AU team for all your efforts. It's very much appreciated. Keep up the great work! :)