The Short And The Tall

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Finally THE END+Arenas!

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DONE! The game is finally complete!

Tomorrow we will upload a new version on STEAM! The game has soooo many changes that it will force new save-games (will do it automatically), old ones are now obsolete.
This version has also a lot of fixes, new hints, new rooms and more cut scenes plus a complete new feature which is a new MAP SYSTEM, related to the collectable-items. You can see on the map where your current SynB and the other SynBs are at any time and see also other informations about the sector.

Take a look:

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We have also complete the IT localization and all the arenas are ALL DONE and READY to play – you just need to find out how unlock them πŸ˜›
The game modes for the arena mode are still 3 and for each one there are 3 different sectors with a different weapons asset – for a total of 9 different arenas.
Some pics:

tbc_arenaWIP06tbc_virusArenatbc_arenaWIP07 tbc_arena3WIP01 tbc_arenaWIP04 The loading time for any arena was also reduced drastically – you will see. πŸ˜‰

That’s all, hope you are happy for the news and we hope also you will play and enjoy and then spread the word!
For any feedback or problem remember to write on the official game HUB!

Thanks a lot, have a great week end and take care!

TheShortAndTheTall

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Sector-10 in testing

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Hi all,
how is it?
We were in holidays and rested a bit BUT after for some days Alessio took some time for finishing Sector-10.

Is everything done? Yes, it is. Take a look:

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We are testing the gameplay a little bit more before releasing this new version.
Not sure when we will but for sure as soon as possible.

Stay tuned for more info (soon!) and take care!

TheShortAndTheTall


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Update video number 1

Hi all,

short news today – we have update the old video BUT a new one is coming very soon, with some new music we think you will like. In the mean time, enjoy the updated one:

With the development, check some maps for last Sector, that is in WIP:

tbc_sec10_map1_ighel tbc_sec10_map3_nexusSoon some new pics. πŸ˜‰


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Update: intro!

Hi again!

We have a new update, just for the week end so you can play happy again with you favorite THE BODY CHANGER ^_^.
First of all, as told, we have finally a intro for the game with a better introduction to the story, more info about what’s going on and how you got involved with the no-end mission.
We used 3D cut-scenes made with game engine plus some 2D gfx for building fake e-mails. We are pretty sure you will like it. πŸ˜‰
Of course you need to start a new game for seeing it.

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We fixed also other stuff (maybe take a look toΒ  STEAM discussion for more details…) and added more info for some puzzles here and there. We added also some automatic position change for the camera, for making some things more clear: we are trying to avoid situations where you do some action and you hear a sound but it’s not clear what’s going on.

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Because we thought that using the Dart Shock Beam could be difficult sometimes we added an animated “crosshair“:

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Have you seen it in the screenshot from last news? πŸ˜‰ You still need to be precise but at least you have a better idea where you will throw your Shock Beam – here’s a super short video that shows how cool the animation is:

EHI! We finally have uploaded the cards, wallpapers and the emoticons! Sadly I found out that I forgot to make 3 wallpapers, so this week-end will be time to finish the job πŸ˜›

We had also the opportunity the install the game on a Microsoft Surface (with Windows 8) and it works perfectly:

2015-05-07 22.01.09 tbc_onSurfaceThe resolution of 2160×1440 pixel is quite amazing πŸ˜€

Ok that’s all for today, enjoy the game and tell your friends!
And don’t forget to share us your thoughts and comments, together we can make the game even better!

Take care,

TheShortAndTheTall


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Before S-10

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Super fast news today, just for a rapid point of the situation!

Btw have you tried last BETA? You should.. πŸ˜‰
…in any case before moving on last Sector we have fixed some bugs and written the list of toDos – it’s on the picture, it contains many thingsΒ  plus some new stuff for a higher replayability – you will find out. πŸ˜‰

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What are you saying? You can’t read it? Ehi, we know you hate spoilers! πŸ˜›
What is missing is a little discussion for next video-game events we would like to be part of, but it’s too soon to make any type of announcement now even because we don’t have a clear idea where to go.

We are also recording the game, finally, for a new trailer and polish a bit some stuff here and there after some new thoughts.
Next update (soon) will have some new improvement like this one:

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Can you spot the difference?
Btw we had also a new nice LetsPlay this week, take a look:

that gives us some hints (done and fixed!) and we had also a nice interview with Nelson from #GamesMatter, you can watch it here (an listen to my bad EnGrish :P):

That all for today, take care and come back soon πŸ˜‰

TheShortAndTheTall


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New BETA 0.9.0

While you will need to wait longer for the (April) 2D Ultra Edition πŸ˜› from today, if you own the game, you can play with the new BETA, version 0.9.0 (STEAM LINK HERE).

This beta is a HUGE step forward of THE BODY CHANGER because you can now play 9 of the 10 levels the game will have in the final version.
So, current v. 0.9.0 contains:

  • 4 new and complete levels/sectors, all connected with many different battles and many puzzles – exploration is needed find out how to reach some of them πŸ˜‰
  • a lot of little bug fixes – wrong lighting for some area after a save game reload, barrel roll shortcut conflict between mouse and keyboard, occasional broken animation for some environment elements
  • better path-finding algorithm for the enemies
  • a improved body-change mechanic – you have more freedom to change between SynBs like, for example, when the enemies grab you
  • some improved icons for the UI – a better ACTIVATOR + one for the new bonus
  • a new type of enemy
  • a new bonus object for the Nexus and the Ighel – find out by yourself πŸ˜‰

Time for some pics

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For a limited period of time the game will also be on SALE, so if you don’t own THE BODY CHANGER grab your copy and enjoy this piece of game you always wanted for PC!

And please share and tell your friend! Tks!

TheShortAndTheTall


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16 DAYS TO ULTRA EDITION!

We take some time but finally we want to show you the super new version of TBC, called ULTRA. Here is it:

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Because people that follow Indie project usually prefer 2D pixel graphics like old 16-bit era, we switch our engine to a 2D version that can handle pixel like hell! Real time lighting, fake prospective management, more then 10 layers of parallax, real time reflection.. 2D as its best!
The gameplay changes a bit but there is still the SynB switch mechanic: you will use the Ighel in the main layer and, by pressing right trigger or left trigger + X and left/right/up/down on D-Pad, you can bring in front the other SynBs and do some special moves. Take a look:
tbc_ultra_03 tbc_ultra_02GREAT STUFF!

We hope you like it as we do! We used to love sooo many GREAT 2D adventures like, for example, ALIENS:INFESTATION for DS and we think this is the right new direction for TBC.

Fuck 3D, this is the future!
Tell your friend and come back, in 16 days you will finally try the new BETA!
ps. max resolution is 640×480 BUT of course we handle HD by stretching pixels.