The Short And The Tall

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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


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And here comes Sector-08

tbc_sect08_wip_3Hi people!
Previously on TBC ^_^ : Sector-07 is almost done . Almost because but we need to change some stuff for the Sectors exploration order – some new area needs special objs/ability so we must be sure that the player don’t get stuck and that he can come back to previous Sectors with any problems.

But today’s update it’s all about Sector-08 so let’s go into it!
Last announcement had a preview from the map but it was changed a bit in the final part. Now there is different area, with different art style, and better and nicer puzzles. The zone was initially set between some kind of mountains with bridges to turn but the gameplay didn’t convince us that much and could have been a bit tedious. We took an old idea we liked a lot and that was waiting for the right moment, altered it and made it fit in the Sector. So: no more mountains, no more bridges but some new stuff to do for surviving and continuing the mission that we are sure you will like πŸ˜‰ .
Now that’s the current Sector-08 map:

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This sector is very long and is more or less divided in 3 zones. The 3D envs are in developing and I think next week we will have the final model with maybe a different color palette + more or less all game scripts done with a completely playable area, from the begin to the end.
Then, of course, we will test it, balance it and see if all works as planned.

Here are some screenshots from the area:

tbc_sect08_wip_1tbc_sect08_wip_3It’s coming out very well.
And here some WIP in-game screen from the first room:

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Hope you like it!
After this part we will complete Sector-07 and then develop Sector-09 that is, btw, completely designed and “approved” ^_^ after more then 2 week-meetings and a lot of thoughts and fixes.
And then Sector-10 will come and the game levels will be complete! ^__^

Until next time take care and enjoy your games! πŸ˜‰
And Please spread the word and tell your friends about TBC!

TheShortAndTheTall


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Christmas surprise! EFFING DEAD has been GREENLIT!

efffD_greenlit…and when you think you have opened all the gifts under the tree, another one jumps out!
SO, finally, EFFING DEAD has been GREENLIT and we must of course say THANK YOU to ALL OF YOU!

As you maybe now, we are currently full (night) time on THE BODY CHANGER so EFFING DEAD must wait a bit more but we have some ideas. πŸ˜‰
So wait for future news and why not follow us on FACEBOOK or on TWITTER ?
As usual, please, tell your friends!Β  It’s nice to be part of this little but GREAT INDIE GAME COMMUNITY !


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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,Β until Monday, grab a copy and remember that the STEAM KEY is included!

In case you are not sure how AMAZING the game is,Β download right nowΒ 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 MODEΒ to try!

Remember:Β the sale will end MondayΒ 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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We are in the TOP 100!

Ehi we are in the TOP 100 of IndieDB INDIE OF THE YEAR 2014!
Tks to all supporters!Β  ..and also to Spiderman. πŸ˜€

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So now what? Nothing, because of course it’s not ended here, so:

PLEASE support in this SECOND ROUND and make
THE BODY CHANGER IndieDB game of the year 2014
!
TKS SO MUCH in advance!