Lemma is an immersive first-person parkour game. Every parkour move has the potential to modify the environment. Surfaces pop in and out of existence at will.

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0 comments by et1337 on Sep 6th, 2014

Unfortunately I’ve had to take September off to work for some clients, so Lemma is temporarily on the back-burner.

HOWEVER. Wednesday night a certain something arrived in the mail.

I immediately tried it out with Half-Life 2 and was shocked at the massive improvement over DK1. I was so impressed that I’ve spent pretty much every waking minute since then trying to get it working in Lemma.

Current status? It’s very, very close. The VR itself is 100% functional now, I just need to make some UI tweaks. The Oculus SDK makes an incredibly difficult thing as simple as it possibly can be. For Unity users it’s almost plug and play, but because I’m still stuck in 2008 with XNA I had to rip out the Unity plugin and hook it up on my own (similar to what I did for Wwise). I discovered that it’s very easy to get a somewhat passable result that’s actually incorrect. You have to learn about crazy things like chromatic aberration and time warping to get the best result.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading!

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Build 353

Build 353

Apr 3, 2014 Demo 13 comments

Loads of bug fixes, level design tweaks, and new features.

Alpha 3

Alpha 3

May 5, 2013 Demo 10 comments

After seven months of hard work, Alpha 3 is ready to play! Includes the first five levels of the game. Teaches you the basics of jumping, climbing, wall-running...

Alpha 2

Alpha 2

Sep 14, 2012 Demo 13 comments

Quick demo - no tutorial or story, just gameplay. New enemies, new moves, new weapon. Please check it out and leave feedback!

Alpha 1

Alpha 1

Feb 27, 2012 Demo 7 comments

The first alpha release of Lemma! Includes a complete playable level introducing the story and gameplay.

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Wolf_Dallas May 13 2013, 2:22am says:

Hey dudes, and dudettes, i just started an LP of this game, and hey DEVS encountered a few bugs and what not so check it out :) this game is awesome and cant wait for the complete version. keep it up devs

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LordThash May 12 2013, 11:48pm says:


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Giamme May 6 2013, 1:44pm says:

Simply amazing!
Linux version?

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et1337 May 6 2013, 2:32pm replied:

Eventually. It will require a switch from XNA to MonoGame. I've already contributed some code to MonoGame to fill in some of the missing features that Lemma needs, but it's still a long way off.

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brandon4117 May 5 2013, 5:12pm says:

Okay, so there's a problem.
I got an error saying "Could not find a Direct3D Device that supports the XNA Framework HiDef Profile."
Do you have any idea why that would be?
I've looked around, can't seem to find a solution other than the fact that I need to upgrade my computer which at the time will be impossible, being that I'm poor.

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et1337 May 5 2013, 5:50pm replied:

Yeah, it sounds like your graphics card isn't supported. Unfortunately you need a Direct3D 10 graphics card to play Lemma at the moment. In the future I might consider supporting older graphics cards, but it would require a complete rewrite of the rendering system. Sorry. :/

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brandon4117 May 5 2013, 5:03pm says:

I've been looking for more parkour games.
The fact that this looks VERY impressive, and I can download it for free, gives it a high rating at the start. I'll give it a go. Nice job, really, this type of game is rare and I've been dying for a new one.

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Cash_Stash Dec 8 2012, 3:55pm says:


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Cash_Stash Dec 2 2012, 12:38am says:

I cannot change the screen resolution. Am I doing something wrong, or have you not added that option?

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et1337 Dec 2 2012, 2:35pm replied:

Sorry, it's not the most obvious control scheme. Mouse over the resolution and scroll with the scroll wheel. When you exit the pause menu it will change the resolution.

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