Coldenlight is an episodic Cooperative Action Adventure game.

In the first episode; players battle with their friends and enemies through dynamic, random, and violent environments where they test their abilities against other players and Artificial Intelligence.


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I have been working diligently to program and implement the valuable core features of Coldenlight.
In the next few days I will release a shortened version of a long video explaining the future of Coldenlight. Today I will show you a few screenshots of things featured in the video and brief explanations of a few features discussed in the upcoming video.

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In this news post:
I. Cooperative Gameplay
II. Open-World Levels with Randomly Generated Content
III. Unlockable Items, Equipment, Heroes, and AI Mercenaries
IV. Next-Gen Minecraftian Level Design
V. Episodic Releases
VI. The future of Coldenlight
VII. End of First Alpha Stage
VIII. Future Funding
IX. Recruitment and Free GameDev Classes

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I. Cooperative Gamplay
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The first episodes allow players to operate cooperatively against AI, other players, and/or both AI and Players. There is a lot of freedom in Coldenlight's development, which has lead to a wide variety of game modes. Coop, Versus, Versus Coop, Necro Versus, Capture the Castle, and many more. - And among each one of these modes is a wide variety of unique and randomly generated scenarios within multiple environments.

II. Open-World Levels with Randomly Generated Content
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Each episode will contain a variety of open-world environments. Each of these environments will offer a new experience each time you play.Each level has an "AI Director" that selects and places various AI and environment props, including rare content/AI used to unlock rare achievements.

III. Unlockable Items, Equiment, Heroes, and AI MercenariesNewNews01a

While playing the game you will unlock achievements that unlock more content. The content is not neccessarily more "powerful." It is just different.It will give you more flexibility over how you start the game. You will have a limited number of points to select your starting equipment.Achievements can unlock a variety of useful items and equipment, as well as heroes and AI Mercenaries who can accompany you into battle online.In addition to your starting items, you can obtain items throughout your time in the "Chapter" you are playing with your friends.

IV. Next-Gen Minecraftian Level Design
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Over the years I've been developing a system to handle destructable levels in a similar manner to minecraft - but with nice next-gen graphics.Not cubes, but detailed 3d geometry. I have a pretty simple solution for this and near the end of the season all levels will use this system.For the first episodes, only a few bonus levels will have this system implemented.

V. Episodic Releases
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I want to release 6 Episodes by April 2016. My target rate is 1 Episode a month, but the first few episodes will be released a little slower.I have huge amounts of content and levels to work with and refine. After this first season I expect to release 12 episodes a year.

VI. The Future of Coldenlight
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I have three important systems that will undergo drastic changes on each release. One is the realistic minecraft style environments.The other is a very complex organ system that contains a heart, lungs, stomach, eyes, ect. and a brain that efficiently controls them all.The player character of Coldenlight has a connection to its environment like no other. The survival aspects of Coldenlight are unparalleled.The third system I will not discuss yet, I'm going to sneak it in there soon ;)

VII. End of First Alpha Stage
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I've closed the current alpha funding. Anyone who purchased the game while it was available will recieve a very special edition. This very small group will recieve very exclusive content. It won't give them an advantage, but when players see them; they will know they are someone of importance.

VIII. Future Funding
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Very soon I will be releasing a rather long video with detailed explanations of a lot of the features and the direction the game will be taking.Along with this video I will be starting a kickstarter or indiegogo campaign and spreading it around as much as I can. I am interested in speaking with any reviewers and interviewers who are interested in the game. If you have a youtube channel, blog, or website, I am open for discussion.Soon, I will have an opportunity for our fans to earn an exclusive achievement that unlocks special content. They will unlock this achievement from advertising the game with a special code.This is going to be very limited, so contact me now if you are interested.

IX. Recruitment and Free GameDev Classes
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Over the years I have always been contacted by numerous individuals and teams wanting to work with me.I am going to increase my focus on assembling these people and helping them fill in the gaps in their knowledge and skills (if they have them)As this progresses; I'd like to offer people of all skill levels the opportunity to be a part of our community: with the possibility of becoming a part of the project.If you need help I'll help you personally, but everything is dependant on your ability to improve and hunger for your work.

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Thank you all for your interest in this project. A website and more information are coming soon!

Free Version of Horror Plains Released

Free Version of Horror Plains Released

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The free version of Coldenlight: Horror Plains has been released.

Next-Gen Minecraftian Gameplay

Next-Gen Minecraftian Gameplay

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I discuss some minecraft-esque bonus maps that will make their way into the game, and the next version of the Horror Plains Alpha.

Coldenlight: Alpha Access on Desura

Coldenlight: Alpha Access on Desura

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The alpha version of Coldenlight: Horror Plains is now available on Desura.

Horror Plains: Gameplay Trailer (7+ minutes)

Horror Plains: Gameplay Trailer (7+ minutes)

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In this news post I discuss a recently released trailer of the Coldenlight: Horror Plains Alpha.

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Horror Plains V2.1

Horror Plains V2.1

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This is the first free release of Coldenlight: Horror Plains

Environmental Stress Test

Environmental Stress Test

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This is a stress test, featuring a small portion of a level. This is ran through the stock UDK. The programming, player movements, and sounds do not reflect...

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soldierss666
soldierss666

Also, will this game be some kind of open world? Will there be some (hidden) way to defend/kill those weird muthaf***k ? Im not sure of what kind of experience you're trying to give there the videos doesn't tell much but i ike the idea if it is what i really doubt.

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NGS616 Creator
NGS616

Ah and i almost forgot. In this version of the alpha, it's mainly about survival. There is a secret door that can be opened if the UFO spots you waiting outside of it. You can collect six of the weird diamonds to end it. You can be killed by the spectres. Or if you last long enough the level is engulfed in a wave of lava, of course ending the game.

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NGS616 Creator
NGS616

Thanks for the comments Soldier! It will be an open world in a way. But not entirely in the sense of being able to traverse the entire world starting at one point. There will be different "campaigns"
In this alpha version you can't defeat any of the enemies, very soon though you will have weapons and devices that can eliminate them. There will also be "monsters" and humans opposed to "spectres." Though ghastly foes will continue to make an appearance throughout the game.

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soldierss666
soldierss666

Im not trying to be offensive here but the video reminded me of a LSD trip XD looks like a very deep game tough like a nightmare mostly.

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Esciron
Esciron

Looks very interesting! tracking.

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Plejadenwolf
Plejadenwolf

What I seriously like about your project is the art style. Vaguely appearing mysterious shadow beings, weird environments and an unique atmosphere as it appears to me. It seems like a whole new kind of modern myth like in the old days. Too bad that it won't have a third-person view, because I prefer that view much more than first-person perspective even if the game is about survival and it's atmosphere...
Well, great work anyway. Does "free cooperative" mean that there will be no singleplayer mode?

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NGS616 Creator
NGS616

Thank you for the comment, Plejadenwolf! As far as modern myth goes, wait til you see whats in store! :)

As for third-person, I really like that view as well and it can definitely be implemented into the game as being togglable on and off!
As for singleplayer, the whole game will be optionably singleplayer; and the first releases will be exclusively singleplayer.

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Plejadenwolf
Plejadenwolf

That sounds great! I wish you great success with your project. Thanks for replying.

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paladinx829
paladinx829

I like how this looks, and even though you didn't get your kickstarter done, I'd still donate if you'd like, the look of this makes me remember some of the good old days of gaming when games were built to be fun and stretch the mind.

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NGS616 Creator
NGS616

Thanks Paladin! It is a shame the kickstarter was unsuccessful, but I will try again with that eventually! Thanks for offering to donate, I'll look into such things in more detail at a later date.

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rabidnemesis
rabidnemesis

Awsome concepts so far guys cant wait to see more and some gameplay, good luck with this!

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Longsword007
Longsword007

Looking great! And I'm loving the concept art :D Can't wait to see the fully finished product ;)

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