Overgrowth takes place in the savage world of Lugaru where rabbits, wolves and other animals are forced to use paws, claws and medieval weaponry to engage each other in battle. Combining 3rd person adventure platforming with intricate melee combat, Overgrowth achieves a unique feel. Overgrowth also benefits from Wolfire's brand new Phoenix Engine which has been built from the ground up to allow the use of cutting edge graphics, animation, and physics. Add to these exciting features Overgrowth’s realistic artificial intelligence and streamlined control system and the result is an astoundingly immersive experience.

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New features including scriptable HUD images, a versus mode HUD with scripted sound and animation, improved versus camera tilt, improved support for more than one controller, controller settings live update, 'threat' poses when holding attack key, experimental 'multiple lives' damage model, and more!

Posted by jeffr on Mar 5th, 2012

Here is the latest in our new weekly Overgrowth alpha format! David himself took some time to illustrate the traditional changelog in video form.

Don't forget that you can help support us, try out our weekly alphas (such as the one in the video), and chat with other preorderers in the Secret Preorder Forum by preordering Overgrowth.

Be sure to watch it in HD!

The features highlighted in the above video are as follows (among some extra ones thrown in for good measure):

- Added scriptable HUD images
- Added versus mode HUD with scripted sound and animation
- Improved versus camera tilt
- Improved support for more than one controller
- Controller settings live update
- Fixed leg stretching when characters collide
- Added some 'threat' poses when holding attack key
- Testing out 'multiple lives' damage model
- Fixed problem with non-square compressed textures
- Fixed bug when level resets while one character is standing on another
- Characters look at defeated enemies

Thanks as always for all the support! See you guys in IRC and the forums.

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CloneWarrior85 Mar 5 2012 says:

"aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh" *runs in circles*

Really good update :D Love the stance ^^

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Angerfist219 Mar 5 2012 says:

nice head stomp!

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Otreum Mar 5 2012 says:

Haha, that was a fun little update, the side view combat is a great idea that could be expanded upon in a big way, however perhaps make it a little more difficult to die :P

Also, have fun at GDC guys, hopefully your combat demo gains plenty of attention, i'm sure it will :D

Loved the last part too, it reminded me a little of Serious Sam actually :P

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Atlasfield Mar 5 2012 says:

1:35 Epic Bunny Moment!! x3

I feel weird see a hud in this game, but the style is very cool... Mmm, I was wondered if the team will implement a radar like Lugaru.

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bikkebakke Mar 5 2012 says:


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RoboTyphoon Mar 5 2012 says:

looks so nice!

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Renay Mar 5 2012 says:

that jump head stomp was so epic

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Arcones Mar 5 2012 says:

Frikin' awesome beatdown there O_O

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BluishGreenPro Mar 5 2012 says:

That's brilliant! You've done so much work up to this point that all you needed to add was a HUD to the game and it's ready to play in that mode! Also, as a fan of Mario and Luigi: Bowser's inside story, I think the animation ques are a great touch.

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SPTX Mar 5 2012 says:


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luch174 Mar 5 2012 says:

sweet guys! Loving this update. Its coming along nicely. Look forward to the next!

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codinpsycho Mar 5 2012 says:

Amazing man...thats just dope...awesome...!!

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[RO]ManiaCX Mar 5 2012 says:

How can i try the versus mode with the new HUD?

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7Soul Mar 5 2012 says:

I'm really into this fighting system. It's like samurai fighting, if you touch the other person, you win. That allows for fast paced combat and you need to master your defensive skills as much as your offensive.

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Halfmoon Mar 6 2012 says:

I wish you guys are on Steam already.

Also with Valve working on the console, you guys plan on putting this game on it?

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=Dre@meR- Mar 19 2012 replied:

Valve is NOT working on the console

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