The Short And The Tall

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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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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 😛
…and next week will be finally time to jump out of Early access 😉


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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 😛
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:

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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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Collectables, Arenas and translations

Hi people!

After completing last sector we are still on adding story elements in it but at least the collectables are finally placed in game – take a look:

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You just need to find out how to reach them 😉

There are also some news about the arenas, we are now looking which sectors use for them. If you have tried the ones available on current build, you have maybe seen that the arenas are parts of the sectors but with some minor difference, for making the rooms perfect for an arcade gameplay.
So, for the new ones we are making some tests because not any place is right and sometimes parts that looks nice offer, in reality, a tedious gameplay, which is of course a bad thing that we want to avoid at any cost.
We are also thinking how to make them available to the player. We have some ideas but we are not sure, right now.
In any case, here are some WIP screens:

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And here is our current text editor for managing the translations – which has some bugs 😛 with some (special) characters type and that Alessio is fixing:

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On the right the original texts (in EN), on the left the same that will be edited in the new language – with a click the edit-window will pop up for writing and saving the sentences. After the work is done, a global save creates the new file for the new language – a rapid copy/paste in the game directory and the job is done!

And before leaving, if you are in Italy or maybe stay in Italy, we will be on the GAME OVER 2015 festival in Milan with our game THE BODY CHANGER , but only on Saturday (September the 19th ) – more info here:

https://www.facebook.com/gameovermilano
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That’s all for today. Take care and enjoy the game,

TheShortAndTheTall


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End of August update

Hi people!

Time for a new updates after the usual weekly meeting – this week x2 :P.
Sector-10 is having some minor palette changes on last part and we are thinking where to put the interactive PCs for the story infos. Plus now the rooms have names and it was stress-tested.

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On other things: we added in the hints list a new one for switching between the SynBs, with the mouse wheel, and fixed some texts.
We have changed the position of an info PC in Sector-1, because there were too many in a room and we are adding a new info text that will appear during the first fight with the Kebre – here:

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We added another 2 achievements, one for the last Sector and one for the Yellow Ray, just like the blue and the green one.
So right now we have added all the achievements from our list (last Sectors, end game…) + some more, everything is ready and uploaded on STEAM. We just need to finish last stuff and upload a new version and complete the end scene.

Alessio is changing the levels for adding some collectable items following a list we wrote months ago.

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Of course this has also a specific new achievements. Here 3 of the icons:

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The idea of the collectable items is also “related” to a new feature of the game you will see soon.
Alessio is working on an exporter/converter for all the languages texts – when it will be ready we will have the possibility to manage all the texts… just to time for making the translation 😉

Go-go-go! 😉 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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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