The Short And The Tall

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Tomorrow on EARLY ACCESS + some updates!

Hi people!
Tomorrow is finally release time on EARLY ACCESS for THE BODY CHANGER!

First of all tks to all the players that has helped us to make current version very stable and that has posted comments and suggestions.
TBC current BETA has now 5 completely sectors/levels fully playable with all the puzzles and action moments.
We introduce some new things with the last updates, after reading what players has to say:

  • Text hints on screen while loading – this should be really helpful for a better game experience
  • New weapon change shortcut: not only we support the mouse wheel but also the keyboard numbers, as asked from many users
  • New menu shortcut: click more times the INVENTORY BUTTON for switching between in-game menu tabs
  • Some new INFO DEVICES in some the puzzle rooms – so, you won’t get stuck ;)

THE BODY CHANHER  update 16 October
During the period on EARLY ACCESS we will continue with the improvements, we will complete and end the other 5 levels, create new achievements, introduce the collectable artifacts (in all the levels) for increasing the replay value and make it more satisfying.
We would like to end and complete the final game at the beginning of 2015, let’s say February.

THE BODY CHANHER  update 16 OctoberS5 final fightS5 final fightOk, that’s all for today. :)
Please spread the word and tell your friends!

TheShortAndTheTall


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LAST 2 DAYS for the SUPER DISCOUNT PRICE on DESURA

Hi people!
Steam early access release date is soooooo near – 2 DAYS!! – so we are here to remember you ^_^ that the

DESURA discount price will end October 17th,

just with the STEAM release.
So those are the last 2 days to grab a copy, pay less and have a STEAM KEY FOR FREE, what are you waiting for?

Buy NOW THE BODY CHANGER  in SUPER CHEAP DISCOUNT price !

Think about it: you can spare some Nice Bucks NOW, have your copy of THE BODY CHANGER for Desura + FREE Steam key, relax and feeling good with yourself :D

That’s a perfect score.

Tks for your support and tell your friends.


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STEAM stuff: achievements icons

Hi all!

5 days to the Early Access release on STEAM and we are running like hell for completing all the stuff we want to include.

Currently in the Community Hub the gamers seems to enjoy the the game and Alessio is taking care on some bugs that were found from the nice supporter.

On the art-side we have completed almost all the achievements icon… almost because it possible that we will add some more stuff. We are enjoying making them so why not add interesting and funny stuff?
Here are the current icons:

announcement03_iconesWe decide to add the achievements list also in game, you can see it in the Option menu under the “Achievements” tab:

tbc_achievMenuSo it’s possible to take a fast look on your progress during the game, without passing through STEAM overlay.

Currently we are also on the CARDS, EMOTICONS and the other related stuff but those are of course top-secret until the release. ;)


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Let’s move to Early Access

Hi people,
we two from TheShortAndTheTall would like to tell you that finally THE BODY CHANGER is in the STEAM store, in the EARLY ACCESS section as coming soon.


We need just some more time to finish all the stuff and then it’s rock’n roll time!
If you like, tell your friend and spread the word! ^_^
Tks again for all your amazing support, you are Greatest!

TheShortAndTheTall


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NEW ALPHA RELEASE V.0.5.5 on Desura

We have published a new alpha on DESURA, with a lot of new stuff – REALLY A LOT.
If you have enjoyed the old alpha we think you will love this one. It has 5 complete level with a lot of puzzle and tons of fights.

Let’s be honest, we are really excited about this release because finally it really is the game we would like to make (even if not complete of course). We polish a lot and put a lot of effort on details. And we also introduced 2 new game mechanic asked by the players, reloading while walking and changing weapons with the mouse wheel. This two things work VERY WELL.

So, if you own the game the alpha is READY FOR YOU, download it from the DESURA client as usual.
The complete change-log:

  1. an important requested mechanic: RELOAD WHILE WALKING. Now you can walk and reload at the same time so you don’t need to run away from the enemies when you are out of bullets :P
  2. another requested command: WEAPON CHANGE with the mouser wheel.If you would like you can change the weapon (of course only for the Nexus SynB, the fighter one) without the menu but directly with the mouse wheel!
  3. 5 COMPLETE LEVELS ready to explore and play – really a lot of stuff, believe us!
  4. New SynBs to use with different abilities and powers
  5. New Quests for any level, with more explanations and environment elements with info and details
  6. Of course new enemies with different weak/strong points and abilities
  7. Two new distinct types of interactive devices for knowing stuff about gameplay and for the story
  8. Corrected texts
  9. Better environment SFX in general and new sounds for the fights
  10. A new “pain” SFX for the contact with the red water
  11. New shortcut for ray color change, by pressing the SPACE-BAR
  12. A completely new menu with new options, better UI , a new and safer save game system and…
  13. ..finally the key remapping option
  14. Some bug fixing + palette change here and there

Don’t forget that if you haven’t the game right now, you can download the DEMO from here and don’t forget that soon we will be on steam and the discount price time will end. ;) (of course who will buy the game FROM DESURA will have a STEAM KEY for FREE).

 

Enjoy and Spread the word, please! ^_^

 

TheShortAndTheTall


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About STEAM W.I.P. and the new demo

Since last week we released a new DEMO, v. 0.5.4.
Just because we fixed and improved a lot of things, we have thought it would be a good idea to make a new demo from the current alpha we are working on.
Here is the nice list of new things, that you will find in it:

  • the menu with the new interface and commands
  • new options + remapping of the game controls
  • new save game system (even if not that important for the demo…)
  • environment improvements (new stuff and more info about the sectors)
  • reloading while walking
  • new story + updated info texts
  • updated and improved sfx + ambient sounds
  • various bug fixed
  • LESS THAN 120 MB  :D

You can find it on our THE BODY CHANGER DESURA page or just download it from our STORE page.

On the STEAM side ;) a lot of people had asked if we will have CARDs and all the stuff that makes STEAM great. The answer is: of course yes. ^__^
We have designed a part of the ICONS for the ACHIEVEMENTS – of course not really visible NOW:

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We have an ACHIEVEMENTS list that is changing a bit (while testing and playing…), some art need a bit more work (like more contrast) and there will be some more icons at the end . Of course some will be hidden until discovered ;)

We have done also a CARDS list so, if you like to collect CARDS, maybe you will have soon also the THE BODY CHANGER cards in your list. ;)
The art is not ready now but we have made some sketches.

If you want to share something you would like to see, just write a comment bellow. We will do what we can to make you happy. ;)

Have a great time.

ps. By the way, for the DESURA costumers that has bought THE BODY CHANGER, a huge update is coming… ;)


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After the New Game Designer 2014 in Milan some gameplay updates

We were at the New Game Designer 2014, in Milan – our first official appearance at a trade show:

We had some great time with the other developers and the occasional players which seem to enjoy a lot THE BODY CHANGER - we were impressed. Some were very curious and excited to try it (see the pic ;) ) and it was nice to chat a bit with the people and watching them play.
If you like, more photos can be seen on our official Google plus page.

Now that THE BODY CHANGER is greenlit we are back on the game development, so it’s time for a new update, don’t you think? ;)
We are now on another new Sector, which has some new and very different puzzles then the usual stuff:

  • more interaction with the noisers
  • new types of environment objects to use
  • a new SynB
  • …and here I must stop because the spoilers ;) but you take a look to the pics:

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New updates for THE BODY CHANGER - 07/2014 New updates for THE BODY CHANGER - 07/2014

We had also designed more puzzles for the next Sectors – I must tell ya, we were very inspired. ;) but those are for the future news.

So that’s all for now, please remember ;) to tell your friend about the THE BODY CHANGER in case they have missed it – the release date is coming (maybe) soon ^_^.
Cheers!

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