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It's been a busy few months! I've now uploaded the new C++/SFML version of Rotion to Desura for alpha players.

Posted by novemberdobby on May 27th, 2012

It's been a busy few months! Most of my time recently has been spent working on my final year project at university, which is now complete.

I've now uploaded the C++/SFML version of Rotion to Desura for alpha players. The full changelog is available here, but some of the main updates from the last Desura version are as follows:

-Ported entire codebase from XNA to C++/SFML for cross-platform development.
-Added name entry for high scores in Survival
-Added AI type: Flitter (jumps around the level randomly)
-Auto-switch between gamepad/mouse when plugging or unplugging a gamepad
-'Your best time' now shows on Time Trials
-Added two new achievements

-Fixed timestep; Rotion will now run at the same speed regardless of framerate. Vsync will always be used if available.
-Improved overall load time (vastly)
-Changed camera zooming; camera stays at the current zoom until changed
-Improved gamepad thumbstick responsiveness & difficulty compensation when using one

-(Windows) moved user data to a user-specific folder rather than the common folder
-Finished 30 levels, each with four time trials

I've set up the Linux branch and will do a little testing before making that public. However, buying the alpha will allow you to play on both platforms (same for Mac when I get there). Until it's ready, here are some screenshots of Rotion running on Ubuntu:

1.4a


I'm also considering updating the demo to a) sync it with the recent changes and b) make it cross-platform. The existing demo is now quite far behind and doesn't really represent the full game any more.

Here's a recent video of some achievements:

That's it for now! I may write a more technical post in the near future to talk about the transition between the two languages/frameworks, and to show off some of the new debugging features.

(press pack now available from site)

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