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I happen to not actually be dead yet.

So that's neat, isn't it?

Therium-2 is still in Alpha stage, but it's getting closer and closer to Beta stage by the day.


Status:

Well, for one, the F path is no longer going to be in the final release of Therium-2. I have a number of reasons why:

1. I'm awful with parkour levels.

The F path was going to be nothing but parkour, climbing and exploration. But, as it turns out, I'm garbage at parkour levels (at least, not as good as I want to be).

2. Uncertain about the storyline.

I have no idea what the F path's storyline would be, but the original plans for the path do not fit in with what Therium-2 is right now. If I were to implement the F path's storyline as I originally made it with Therium-2 as it is, it'd probably be garbage. Not that Therium-2 is high quality.

3. Development time.

It's already taking me long enough to develop Therium-2, so it'd be better off to cut the F path for the sake of time. Unless someone else happens to really enjoy making parkour levels in Overgrowth that aren't awful, I'm not gonna be able to make the four other paths along with the F path and release it some time other then 2017 or something.

On the other hand, I still've done plenty of development.


What I've done so far:

I have 23 levels planned (not counting endings, cutscenes or extra levels) for Therium-2.

  • 4 levels have to be remade (not high enough quality in my standards, which are probably shit).
  • 10 I have not begun development on.

I can't exactly guess how many levels are finished (it's uncertain), but it's not awful.

I've been working on textures, storyline & a bit of scripting recently (more on that later). I've also been working on the C path.


The C Path

I resumed development on the C path, which I haven't worked on in a while.

The C path will be entirely indoors, and will mostly have plenty of combat, but also plenty of stealth opportunities. It'll mostly feature the Beetles as enemies; rabbits who have knives strapped to their wrists for easy puncturing attacks.

To be 'beautified' later.

A strategy I'm going to be using for building this path is "ugly first, pretty later". AKA, each level I make will be an ugly gameplay prototype that'll serve as a chrysalis for when it blooms into a beautiful, finalized level.

As you can see in the screenshot above, it looks like shit. But that's totally okay, because it's just a prototype.

Later on, the C path'll look more like this. I'd describe it as a bit more like Thief, but a bit lighter in graphics. There'll be stuff like lanterns, torches on the wall, stuff that'll illuminate the corridors, but until then, it's going to be ugly, gross prototype blocks.


Let me know what you guys think in the comments, if anyone's actually going to read this and/or has anything to say. Sorry for the awful update schedule. I'm not actually busy, I'm just awful, so.

I'll detail more on the A, B and D paths later on, so you guys can have something to read.

I might also do a lore update.

Character Design

Character Design

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Earlier levels

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Something noteworthy about the current stage of development.

Custom Music

Custom Music

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Great news! Halzoid from the Wolfire Forums gotten Custom Music to work!

Technical Limitations

Technical Limitations

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All the technical limitations I have to deal with.

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Overgrowth: Floating Chinatown by Ertyez

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A Custom Overgrowth Map "Floating Chinatown". This map is being updated from time to time and there are no requirements for download. Installation/launch...

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Overgrowth Spray For Source Games

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Overgrowth Main Theme

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Music for the upcoming sequel to Lugaru: The Rabbit's Foot.

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CerealDemon1
CerealDemon1

hey are you guys planning on using next-gen tech? (to add with the DoF and bloom you have)
I have to suggest POM (Parallex Occulsion Mapping)
i suggest taking a look at the Cryengine 2 ( Youtube.com ) to get some idea's of what next-gen effects are out (i use CE2 to map and its VERY easy to use and some flaws in that video that are noticable are fixed)
I wish this game the very best of luck.

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jeffr Creator
jeffr

We are very familiar with CryEngine ;) David (our lead programmer) was actually offered a job at Crytek. He decided to go the indie route, though instead of enhancing someone else's engine.

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jeepis
jeepis

not to be rude, but is this David guy insane?! :D Holy s**t! It's Crytek for heaven's sake! :D Damn, he's got balls...

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jeffr Creator
jeffr

He has also been offered jobs at Blizzard and Ubisoft. Some when he was under 18 (they didn't know at the time). ;) He is insane.

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Jackson97
Jackson97

HOLY ****! he must have SKILLS

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Zablar
Zablar

keep on working guys...

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haukkumakkara1989
haukkumakkara1989

Holy **** that's beutiful staff! i've seen many games made by big company's which cannot be match to this. tracking and waiting......

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Hakkon
Hakkon

looks better than most of games... tracking

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Holodoctor
Holodoctor

Awesome, especially the linux support and the multiplayer mode.

So how similar is overgrowth to lugaru? I always kind of disliked the rabbit.
The gameplay was great.

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jeffr Creator
jeffr

The rabbit is coming back. :)

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CptKaboose
CptKaboose

Brilliant!

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Kozmoman
Kozmoman

Loooks awesomee!

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Aimforthehead
Aimforthehead

Beautiful, will we be able to make mods out of this game using the editor and such?

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jeffr Creator
jeffr

Absolutely, mods are one of our highest priorities.

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