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Initial Movement Features (HD Video)
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Initial Movement Features (HD Video)

Apr 12, 2010 Overgrowth 34 comments

There has been a flurry of new movement features added to the Overgrowth alphas recently so I decided it was time to make another video to show them in...

Overgrowth Comic: Final Update!
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Overgrowth Comic: Final Update!

Apr 1, 2010 Overgrowth 16 comments

It has fallen upon us to present the crushing conclusion to our first Overgrowth comic! I was really excited to iron out the loose ends in this story...

Overgrowth Rock Song from Jonathan Lewis
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Overgrowth Rock Song from Jonathan Lewis

Mar 31, 2010 Overgrowth 20 comments

Here is an awesome rock song plus music video about Overgrowth courtesy of the awesome Jonathan Lewis. Check it out in HD here!

Two part shadow maps
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Two part shadow maps

Mar 26, 2010 Overgrowth 11 comments

The shadow maps we use in Overgrowth are unusual in that they contain two parts: direct shadows and ambient occlusion. These correspond to the two light...

Dog Hammer concept + map tutorial from Silverfisk!
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Dog Hammer concept + map tutorial from Silverfisk!

Mar 6, 2010 Overgrowth 16 comments

Here is a famous story about the Sword Breaker clan, plus a shout out to Silverfisk for making another awesome map editor tutorial video.

John's dev studio tour - HD Video
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John's dev studio tour - HD Video

Feb 26, 2010 Overgrowth 8 comments

The number one rated question in our community interview last month was "Can you do a video tour of your dev 'Studio'". Here is the first installment!

Overgrowth sheet music
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Overgrowth sheet music

Feb 24, 2010 Overgrowth 17 comments

It's quite common for movies to adapt their scores into single-instrument arrangements and then sell the sheet music along with their soundtracks and...

Initial Animation and Scripting [HD Video]
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Initial Animation and Scripting [HD Video]

Feb 19, 2010 Overgrowth 23 comments

David has been using AngelScript to tie the Phoenix Engine technologies together in a tidy framework which will lead to the birth of Overgrowth gameplay...

Gamma-correct lighting
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Gamma-correct lighting

Feb 3, 2010 Overgrowth 20 comments

I have been trying to avoid working on graphics recently in order to work on gameplay, but there was one feature I just had to implement. It has no performance...

Overgrowth is ModDB Editor's Choice for Best Upcoming Indie
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Overgrowth is ModDB Editor's Choice for Best Upcoming Indie

Jan 29, 2010 Overgrowth 24 comments

This is probably our finest moment. As you're probably aware, we just were awarded the honor of ModDB Editor's Choice for Best Upcoming Indie. Aubrey...

How to make pixel art in Photoshop [mini tutorial]
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How to make pixel art in Photoshop [mini tutorial]

Jan 23, 2010 Overgrowth 36 comments

Although Overgrowth is my top priority, I really love pixel art too. As an artist it is important to keep practicing all of my skills because you never...

Choosing a scripting language
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Choosing a scripting language

Jan 21, 2010 Overgrowth 18 comments

For the last week or two I've been working on choosing a scripting language for Overgrowth. I haven't worked with scripting before, so I hooked up Lua...

Pink beard meeting video [HD video]
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Pink beard meeting video [HD video]

Jan 18, 2010 Overgrowth 42 comments

As many of you know, we recently teamed up with Unknown Worlds to create the Organic Indie Preorder Pack. In the bundle video, there was some talk about...

Terrain updates
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Terrain updates

Jan 17, 2010 Overgrowth 25 comments

Work continues on terrain for Overgrowth. I have only finished a few of the ones I have planned, but it feels good because I am happy with the quality.

Overgrowth comic update pages 22-24
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Overgrowth comic update pages 22-24

Jan 15, 2010 Overgrowth 8 comments

Aubrey has finished another few pages of the Overgrowth Comic. Check them out!

Only 12 hours left for the Organic Indie Preorder Pack!
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Only 12 hours left for the Organic Indie Preorder Pack!

Jan 12, 2010 Overgrowth 33 comments

Only 12 hours remain on the Overgrowth + Natural Selection 2 preorder pack! Look inside for more details plus info on John's beard.

Mikko Tarmia on game music composition
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Mikko Tarmia on game music composition

Jan 11, 2010 Overgrowth 22 comments

This is a post from Mikko Tarmia who is the composer for all of Overgrowth's music, about the process of making music for Overgrowth (and games in general...

Another Overgrowth Comic Update
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Another Overgrowth Comic Update

Jan 10, 2010 Overgrowth 14 comments

Aubrey spent this weekend working on a new installment for his Overgrowth web comic. We are up to 22 pages. Check it out!

ModDB Overgrowth Alpha Trailer [Two HD Videos!]
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ModDB Overgrowth Alpha Trailer [Two HD Videos!]

Jan 9, 2010 Overgrowth 38 comments

I am shamelessly pimping Overgrowth for Best Upcoming IGOTY. Please check out the two videos created for the occasion!

Close-up and distant terrain lighting
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Close-up and distant terrain lighting

Jan 8, 2010 Overgrowth 23 comments

Normal-mapped detail textures are effective at conveying close-up detail, but don't add too much in the distance. In Overgrowth, the players will spend...

Organic Indie Preorder Pack FAQ
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Organic Indie Preorder Pack FAQ

Jan 7, 2010 Overgrowth 19 comments

We had a really crazy launch this morning of The Organic Indie Preorder Pack. It's hard to believe that there are still six days left! We've been inundated...

10 Copies of NS / OG to giveaway!
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10 Copies of NS / OG to giveaway!

Jan 7, 2010 Editor's Notes 103 comments

To promote Natural Selection 2 and Overgrowth's 40% off organic indie pack, they have given us 10 copies of each game to giveaway.

The Organic Indie Preorder Pack
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The Organic Indie Preorder Pack

Jan 6, 2010 Overgrowth 45 comments

Get OG and NS2 Special Edition for over 40% off for a limited time!! While hanging out with fellow San Francisco indie developer, Unknown Worlds, we had...

Overgrowth Comic Update
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Overgrowth Comic Update

Jan 3, 2010 Overgrowth 8 comments

Here is our first (long in coming) update for the comic. Thanks everyone for being so patient!

Interview the Wolfire Team
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Interview the Wolfire Team

Dec 31, 2009 Overgrowth 42 comments

We can talk perpetually about various aspects of indie game development on the blog. However, sometimes it's nice to step off our soapbox and answer some...

Ragdoll Physics Update
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Ragdoll Physics Update

Dec 28, 2009 Overgrowth 24 comments

A while ago, David upgraded the old ragdoll system and linked it up to the rabbit guard mesh. So now when you push Alt-R (or Option-R on Mac) you can...

Bay Area Meetings: AMD, NVIDIA, and Havok
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Bay Area Meetings: AMD, NVIDIA, and Havok

Dec 26, 2009 Overgrowth 26 comments

Two weeks ago, John and I came back from our scholarship-sponsored trip to Game Connection in Lyon. Several of the companies we met in France are located...

Happy Holidays
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Happy Holidays

Dec 25, 2009 Overgrowth 11 comments

Happy holidays from the Wolfire Team! Here is a holiday card from Aubrey, shopped from our engine.

HD detail map textures
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HD detail map textures

Dec 24, 2009 Overgrowth 18 comments

Last week Aubrey posted about some new levels he was working on. A number of people criticised the texture resolution. Recently, he has been working on...

Assassins of the Bright Tapestry (concept art)
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Assassins of the Bright Tapestry (concept art)

Dec 22, 2009 Overgrowth 32 comments

The scent of Valerian root used to be considered pleasant and harmless, an intoxicating delicacy. Now, it haunts the nightmares of the cat nobility. It's...

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