The Short And The Tall

Two guys that make indiegames


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New ALPHA! Survive and KIll them all in the 3 new ARENA MODES


A new and HUGE update is finally available with a lot of nice things and a most of all: the 3 NEW GAME MODES are finally available! 

To unlock the menu with the Arena Modes you need to finish sector 1 (so you will have reached the minimum of combat knowledge). After this you will be able to play with the first area – we will add more and more areas in the future alphas. 

Any mode is about fighting and surviving but has a unique game mechanic with a special set of custom weapons, so it’s not simple shot-or-die (and use and abuse of the combos for making points) but you need to follow the mission and kill as many as possible enemies (by making combos!). 
Because the Arena Modes were born for having great time in fast plays and make more points as possible we will add soon STEAM LEADERBOARDS. So, train now as much as possible 😀 

But the update is not only about this, so here is our current development change log: 

  • UPDATED HUD ICONS: the objects icons are now brighter with a stronger stroke around and we fixed also a Z-index “bug” where the icons were drawn BEHIND instead of in front of the selector.
  • UPDATED HUD SELECTOR and TABS: elements are now all blue with less alpha for better contrast and the selector in particular is completely new, with a nicer and more modern design
  • DIFFICULTY OPTION is no more available from the option menu – when you will start a new game you will also choose the difficulty level
  • NEW GUI ELEMENTS: we have made a new group of elements for the in-game pop-ups that we will include asap.
  • GAME TEXTS are now all into an unique file, from menu to game text to story – you know, order is always better 😉

Next to come: include Sector 6 in current story mode, insert the leaderboards in the 3 new game mode, add the new GUI elements and continue with Sector 7. 

So, let’s hope you will hear the applause (???) when you will playing the new game modes, have a lot of fun and please comment if you have suggestions or just if you like it. 
Please also spread the word and, if you have a Facebook account, why don’t you follow us? 

Until next time take care and have a great time, 

TheShortAndTheTall

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STEAM stuff: achievements icons

Hi all!

5 days to the Early Access release on STEAM and we are running like hell for completing all the stuff we want to include.

Currently in the Community Hub the gamers seems to enjoy the the game and Alessio is taking care on some bugs that were found from the nice supporter.

On the art-side we have completed almost all the achievements icon… almost because it possible that we will add some more stuff. We are enjoying making them so why not add interesting and funny stuff?
Here are the current icons:

announcement03_iconesWe decide to add the achievements list also in game, you can see it in the Option menu under the “Achievements” tab:

tbc_achievMenuSo it’s possible to take a fast look on your progress during the game, without passing through STEAM overlay.

Currently we are also on the CARDS, EMOTICONS and the other related stuff but those are of course top-secret until the release. 😉


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The body is changing…

Here it is our current week update about EFFING DEAD:

  • New gfx style > shader and gfx style almost done with more colors and a black outline
  • New Level > near to be complete with puzzles and stuff
  • New character game mechanic > complete and functional, more info soon ^_^
  • New Hud interface controls > done with new icons and tabs
  • New text messages manager > updated with a better color management and the possibility to add images (N, scalable)

Those are the current updates that change the shape of EFFING DEAD. As you can imagine and see it’s a radical direction change that needs also an update of the game name. So, no more EFFING DEAD but a new one that is not (completely) defined right now – please wait for the next post.
You can see from the first screenshot that the differences are huge:

For more info about our games please come back soon, we are preparing the next post with all the info about it.


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First videos from youtubers and a new Beta vers.0.8.7

Hi people!
We have a new BETA again – version 0.8.7.

EFFING DEAD beta v.0.8.7

EFFING DEAD beta v.0.8.7

After we saw some new poeple playing EFFING DEAD we decide to introduce more in-game info about the V-Blade, for the special moves.
If YOU are one that played the game and have died screaming «…MORE AMMO!» without using any Melee attack,  this version is for you!

Btw, people seem to like EFFING DEAD – we have some videos from some cool youtuber.
Take a look and Enjoy:

From DemonNappa:

From MisterMabi:

And from TheStrangeGecko:

TKS guys!