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:
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:
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:
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 😉 .
Now that’s the current Sector-08 map:
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:
It’s coming out very well.
And here some WIP in-game screen from the first room:
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! 😉
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Finally THE BODY CHANGER is available also on UBUNTU!
After some hard work during last Christmas, everything seems to work as it should, as you can see from the new screenshots, below. The port took some time but it was worth it.
Please note that the requested version of Ubuntu is 14.04.1 and as usual if you want to give us some feedback, please let us know in the comments below.
Here some screens from UBUNTU version:
And it works perfectly also windowed:
So after this little digression we are currently building a new area and designing new puzzles for the next Sector.
The new area was in the begin a part from the new Sector but then we decide to change a bit things here and there and.. you will see. 😉
So with next news you will have maybe some new screens – and don’t forget that Sector 6 is almost done but need to be added to the main game flow so very soon also this part will be available.
Until next time take care and have a great time,
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So now what? Nothing, because of course it’s not ended here, so: