The Short And The Tall

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Christmas gift – finally Steam Keys for BM11 bundle!

Hi people,

for the love of our game and the hope that most of you will appreciate that, we decided to make a Christmas gift to all buyers of BM11, by providing them a Steam key for The Body Changer (via Groupees website).

Even if our game was only a BONUS with Desura keys in BM11, some bundle buyers do not ask the steam keys because part it, but to kindly advise us that giving the Steam keys could increase the visibility of the game and expand the amount of people who can play The Body Changer.

We’ve been persuaded: they could be right, let’s call it a “reasonable marketing move” 🙂

We will let you know as soon as possible when Groupees staff will publish the keys in their site.
Take care and have a nice XMas. 

Ciao,
Alessio & ALberto – TSATT


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NEW DEMO + SALE!

Hi all

we have released a new updated DEMO for THE BODY CHANGER, you can download it from STEAM or from IndieDB or directly our STORE PAGE – of course for WINDOWS and LINUX:

genericNewsDesura5Just to know, on IndieDB the game has a rate of 88% with 85 votes:27877Which is a great result.
Please download the game and give it a try and remember that we are in the STEAM HALLOWEEN SALE. 😉

tbc_saleDicTake care

TheShortAndTheTall


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STEAM Cards! Time to trade

Hi all

Since this morning you can now play THE BODY CHANGER and collect CARDS to achieve emoticons and Profile wallpapers.

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So: GO and play and trade as HELL! 😀

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And, tks to other 3 nice followers, 3 new languages are coming soon: French, Brazilian Portuguese and Finnish!
Many many THANKS people! ^__^

Take care and have some nice plays this week end (and maybe some cool trades). 😉

TheShortAndTheTall


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New BETA 0.9.0

While you will need to wait longer for the (April) 2D Ultra Edition 😛 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 😉
  • 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 😉

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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Sector-08 second part

Last week you saw the new Sector-08 with screens from first part, today we want to show you some new progress.

Thanks to more testing the first part that you saw changed a bit. We removed a collectable key because it was useless, on gameplay side, re-ordered some invisible triggers and balanced the enemy-groups spawn order again. Why again? We decided to introduce here a new bonus for the Ighel SynB because the action oriented direction of the puzzles was sometimes a bit frustrating with the characters change, during the enemies attack. This is one of the common case where you think and design a game situation with all the details in mind (time, single action duration, rooms size, stuff inside…) and then, when you finally build it, you find out that something didn’t work that much as expected. But with the new bonus the situation flips and we must say that it really kick ass and it’s amazing how nice the multiple SynB use works now, while under attack!

On the first major puzzle we make the introduction more intuitive and added on a “special zone” some graphical hints, so it should be clear for the player what to do and we change a bit last part that was in some way skippable in the first version. The following puzzles changed with the elements timing and the enemy numbers and were adapt in some parts with the new bonus in mind. The final result is really very well balanced: you should now fell that if something didn’t work and you die, it’s your fault and not the game, you just need to try a better strategy or find a better way to defend and solve.

Here’s today screenshots, updated first part:

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And the second part with the puzzles where the Nexus will be on the lower floor while the Ighel will run on a higher floor:

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We would like to share more but we are really on the SPOILER limit… even with what was shown. 😉

And before leaving, some WIP from last puzzle (maybe.. 😉 ) – take a look:

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tbc_sect08Final_15Hope you like what’s coming!
Please comment and share!

Take care,

TheShortAndTheTall


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Some cards

Hi all,

today we meet for the weekly point-of-the-situation and we are finally on the new Sector – slowly but we are on it. Even if it’s winter we will still continue with the development, maybe even more then usual. 😉
For the STEAM gamers here are 2 previews of the game cards:

tbc_cardDarttbc_cardIghelWIP2Other are done and soon we will finally put them into the game.
Another thing: last demo version, 0.5.25,  had a BUG with the V-Blade on the STORY MODE. It’s fixed and ready to be downloaded on IndieDB and also for the Desura users.So if you have demo 0.5.25 please download version 0.5.26 .

Until next time take care and have some great plays.

PS: remember that THE BODY CHANGER is on SALE on STEAM! Spread the word! ^_^

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SALE TIME! ONLY FOR THE WEEK END + updated DEMO with ARENA MODES

Just for this week end THE BODY CHANGER is on SALE so, until Monday, grab a copy and remember that the STEAM KEY is included!

In case you are not sure how AMAZING the game is, download right now the new DEMO today, version 0.5.25, that has lot of improvements like the NEW HUD and, most important thing of this version:

a FREE ARENA MODE to try!

Remember: the sale will end Monday so do the math!
Here’s a video from a follower where you can see what’s to expect from the ARENA MODES:





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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 😀

That’s a perfect score.

Tks for your support and tell your friends.


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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 😛
  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 😀

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… 😉