The Short And The Tall

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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. πŸ˜‰

tbc_saleDicTake care

TheShortAndTheTall


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THE BODY CHANGER 100% complete + SALE!

capsule_main3HI ALL!
Finally we are out of EARLY ACCESS with THE BODY CHANGER!
Tks to all for the support during the development! Now if you haven’t play the full game it’s time to do it!

And, in case you haven’t it in your library, it’s also SALE time!
..and please tell your friends!

Take care and have a great time!

Β Β  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! πŸ˜€

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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). πŸ˜‰

TheShortAndTheTall


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THE BODY CHANGER in multi languages

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Hi all
with current version we have uploaded all the first 4 languages. Now you can choose, before launching the game, which one to use – English, Italian, Spanish , Romanian and Chinese. Here:

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And some menu shots.

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The translations were done by some VERY nice followers so TKS SO MUCH Caleb, Eduard and Gwen!
You are GREAT!

Tomorrow we will upload also the German version and soon also the French file.
Sadly no Klingon.. the free font needs to be in unicode πŸ˜›
…and next week will be finally time to jump out of Early access πŸ˜‰


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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 changing again and again

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Hi people!
How is it? We were stingy πŸ˜› with the news, but the hard work never stopped.
SO: we are still on Sector-10. Do you remember the maps from last post? Yes? Ok, forget them πŸ˜›

We are changing almost everything because we weren’t happy with the mechanics and ideas. We made some prototypes but the gameplay didn’t work as expected and wasn’t that fun. When the gameplay becomes tedious we aren’t happy and if we aren’t happy we want to stop.

So, at the end, we decided to change and try different stuff even if the idea to use more SynBs at the same times remains. We developed different ideas but we had discarded all for the same reason. -_- On one we found out that our engine has a a limitation that we never noticed and that make us change some part of the level designs (but that’s a secret πŸ˜‰ ).

Here some image from current prototype:

hardProto3 hardProto4As you can see it’s in early state and we will maybe split it in 2 parts and add stuff before and after.

Just to avoid tediousness we added a new shortcut for making the SynBs change faster: you can still change between last SynB with SPACE + LEFT MOUSE BUTTON but from next beta version if you press SPACE BAR + move the MOUSE WHEEL you will change SynBs as you do with the weapons. Pretty cool, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰ We noticed that it was necessary when you need more then 2 SynBs and it works very well.

We also fixed many mini bugs that we found out when we have tried the first version of Sector-10 (collisions, overlap on fighting animation and more) so then game is a bit more solid.

Ok that’s all for today. Hope next time to show more πŸ˜‰
Take care and have Great time.

TheShortAndTheTall


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Hard Rock New Trailer + FREE DEMO on STEAM

Hi all

finally we have the NEW TRAILER, here is it with a very cool rock song by the nice group The Spin Wires , take a look:

When we listened to their music we were really impressed by the quality and the sound so we decided to use one song on the video. We think it works very well, don’t you think? πŸ˜‰
You should check also their other songs, very good stuff. πŸ˜‰

And from today we have also uploaded the new DEMO on STEAM , so if you love the platform and want to try the game or have friend that would like, now it’s finally possible.

The demo has 3 different Sectors/levels from current BETA.
The first for introducing you to the story and the game mechanics, the second with an advance puzzle session and last for some cool action.
Enjoy and share to your friends please!

Next step: as told, we are on last sector, S-10, which is last. We are still on designing and defining what will it have – you know, we have many ideas but we want to have a balanced level and not just a “box” with as many things as possible. Maybe next week end we can show something.
In the mean time, some more design wip pics:

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Take care and have a great week end.

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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Sector-08, Sector-09 – time for a new BETA?

Hi all!
Finally we complete Sector-08 with all of its part.Β  Last parts are done and tested and balanced again and again. Here are 2 shots from last action-puzzle:

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There is more but we prefer that you find out by yourself.
BUT we work hard and fast also on Sector-09 and you know what? It’s almost done. Take a look:

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It’s a big area with different puzzle and a lot of stuff to do in Sector-06 style without enemies (maybe.. πŸ˜› ) but we can’t tell more, just three SynBs in your hands, a lot of red water, use your brain and complete the mission!

A now let’s talk now about next important thing: a new beta release.
After we’ll assemble the last 4 new Sectors to the main game and be sure that the journey runs without problems, we will release a new version. So this new release will have ALL THE NEW LEVELS in one shot, with the new abilities for some SynBs, the new enemies, different fixes on enemies AI and stuff, a bit of redesign on some UI icons, an improved SynB-changing mechanic and a lot of new fun!

But when exactly? Wait for next news, this week… ^_^

As always enjoy and share.

TheShortAndTheTall