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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A new dev video is here, featuring the new audience system and other arena enhancements.

Posted by jeffr on Mar 19th, 2013

Here is the latest in our new 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 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 audience excitement system based on combat events
- Added combat event system so level script can query what is happening
- Added crowd sound that changes based on excitement
- Added script support for looping sounds, and pitch/gain shifting
- Added Elo-inspired player skill ranking and win-probability system
- Added initial intro and outro text for arena career matches
- Added new scriptable Freetype text rendering
- Scroll wheel selection for objects under mouse wheel
- Whoosh sound for missed or dodged attacks
- Fixed problem with weapon sheathing on Linux
- Tweaked jump animation
- Improved camera rotation at level start
- Fixed level editor decal-only or object-only selection
- Improved performance and accuracy of decal projection
- Fixed problem with splitscreen mode persisting in editor mode

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

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Ushiri Mar 19 2013 says:

I followed ure project since the beginning.. But I dont get it why I must pay for a game that thats not even sure it will be released. I really love it and look at all the videos and show my friends... Is there a way I can download an old update just to try it out ? Not that I dont think you will release it but theres so many projects that just drops dead even if it has been an ongoing longer project. Is splitscreen available or can I play with a friend over local LAN ? Thanks for answers :)

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TheSilverKnight Mar 19 2013 replied:

Preordering it supports development. I preordered it from the start since lugaru was a great game. Putting your money to them will ensure it gets released.

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Doyle_138 Mar 19 2013 replied:

I would be very interested in a playable demo of an actual build too.

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flamingvipir Mar 21 2013 replied:

That's exactly what you get when you preorder - access to the alpha builds as they come out.

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Doyle_138 Mar 24 2013 replied:

I do not pay 30 bucks for a demo, you know.

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odysside Mar 21 2013 replied:

If you preorder you can play the new builds as they release

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Petzi Mar 19 2013 replied:

It will be released. This a professional team that dedicates every work day to the project, and the game is pretty far into development. It's not the kind of project that's about to fail.

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Jac.Solar Mar 19 2013 replied:

The money you pay for the game is supposed to help them pay for server maintenance (Website, game, etc.), as well as general support, I'd imagine. That isn't unreasonable.

The price might be a bit high in my opinion (Since the game isn't out yet. Lower price might attract more people.), but that's their right.

Has it always been 30$? I can't remember when I bought the pre-order package.

Still, you get Overgrowth, which is in a very playable state (And very modular, I believe.), and immediate access to the new alpha builds. You used to get Receiver as well, but I'm not sure if that's still a part of the deal.

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Ushiri Mar 20 2013 replied:

I bought it yesterday, and I wouldnt recommend anyone to buy it yet since theres no description how to configure keys or how to download new maps challenges. Also it crashes every 5 time u start it. You cant turn of the music. Of course it was possible to find the config file and edit it in notepad, but its really not worth buying yet due to no descriptions of how to use it.. I mean after I died once and press retry by misstake there is no key to how to get back into mainmenu. usually its escape but that just puts u into the editor thats not possible to drop out of. It looks wonderful and is really cool, but I recommend to wait until the devs fixed so u can config the game

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Ushiri Mar 20 2013 replied:

But I noticed they have an irc channel on the homepage that is easy to enter and get quick answers to everything... It was just not available since I had to enter some weird keys from here to there.. but now it all makes sense...so just ignore the above...to gain access to the forums where everything is explained..guess its to get rid of the pirates trying to use it...

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Guest Mar 20 2013 replied:

If you bought it, you can use de SUMLauncher to configure it and download maps and items, also you can exit the editor pressing "Esc" again and clicking Main Menu, to restart a map press "L".

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Dr.Goupyl Mar 23 2013 replied:

Hey thanks flamingo ! didn't know about the SUMlauncher.
Silly me, not being a forum guy...

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Dave27 Mar 19 2013 says:

I'm sure you can download the alpha version on their website if you've preordered.

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Vcc2cc Mar 19 2013 says:

i gotta buy this

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delarobe Mar 19 2013 says:

just a quick question about the development, u said once the arena system is done u r going to go beta and just polish the game for full release, that means the game wont have a campaign like lugaru?

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BluishGreenPro Mar 19 2013 says:

It's amazing what you can do once you put such a variety of mechanics into the game!

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Tidaltunes Mar 19 2013 says:

Lugaru has to one of favourite games, so support these guys all you can

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d2theRizzle Mar 19 2013 says:

I've been following this game for a while now, and it's cool to see the new features that are being added. This game looks like so much fun!

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Jac.Solar Mar 19 2013 says:

I haven't really heard much about an item/inventory system. I think you guys have talked about the melee weapons a couple of times in some videos, but understandably, haven't elaborated on it.

But, I was wondering, do you guys intend to create a loot/item/upgrade system? Like new, better, more awesome looking armor/weapons/items, and/or a skill based system to let you jump higher, run faster, unlock new combos and so forth?

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