Signs of Life is a 2d survival sandbox platforming game set in the distant future. It is designed from the ground up to support drop in/drop out online co-op. Explore procedurally generated worlds full of meaningful handcrafted and procedurally generated content and a wide variety of creatures, some of which don't even want to kill you and eat your corpse. You’ll hunt monsters, gather resources, craft weapons, armor and gadgets, cook the innards of the various creatures you encounter and if you have some time left over maybe you can try and save humanity.

Story:
Sensing that an apocalyptic war was imminent, the United Nations executed a last ditch plan to save what they could of the human race. 2 crafts were launched, a massive colony ship called the Hephaestus and a smaller, faster scout ship called the Hermes. The destination was a recently discovered earth-like planet with the potential to harbor life located roughly 18 light years away. The Hermes reached the planet first in order to establish a presence in anticipation of the arrival of the Hephaestus, but shortly after it reached its destination, all communications between the vessels were lost and never recovered.

4 years later, as the Hephaestus approached its destination a faint signal was detected from a nearby asteroid. Upon investigating the signal, a small artifact of presumably alien origin was discovered. Against their better judgement, the crew of the Hephaestus decided to attempt to activate the artifact, and upon doing so set in motion a chain of events that would ultimately lead to the destruction of the Hephaestus.

The good news is, you managed to survive by hitching a ride on a small escape pod just in the nick of time before the destruction of the Hephaestus. The bad news, is everyone you knew and loved is dead, you have nothing but the clothes on your back, a standard issue wrist laser and a faulty artificial intelligence companion named AGIS. Oh, and the human race is probably doomed. Probably.

Development:
We have been working on Signs of Life for just over a year and we're quite far along, but we are far from finished. The majority of the core systems are in place and most of them are nicely polished and satisfying. The game is starting to come together and is already very fun to play, but we have a lot of work ahead of us. We are shooting for a multiplayer alpha sometime in the next few months. We want to be very open with our development, and plan on doing regular dev blogs which you can follow on our website (www.PlaySignsOfLife.com).

We have ambitious plans for Signs of Life, and we intend to continue developing the game long after the initial release.

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New Content (Some parts redacted to avoid spoilers =D)

  • Added a gross eyeball creature to the areas near the spiky bosses.



  • Added a craftable spike dart launcher
  • Added a Python revolver that has an alternate fire that allows you to fan the hammer and quickly unload all the remaining bullets in the cylinder.



  • Added a paper bag container :I



  • Added this weird creature



  • Added [REDACTED] that allows you to [REDACTED] Tablets



    • Ice [REDACTED] - [REDACTED] for a few moments and [REDACTED]
    • [REDACTED] - Explodes, [REDACTED]
    • Calm [REDACTED] - [REDACTED]
    • [REDACTED] - [REDACTED]
    • [REDACTED] Bolts - [REDACTED] hard to control explosive [REDACTED]
    • [REDACTED] - Send the [REDACTED]
    • Energy [REDACTED] - [REDACTED] damages a target
    • [REDACTED] - Lights up [REDACTED]
  • Added [REDACTED] Tablet - Used with the Strange Artifact, and can be bound with [REDACTED]
  • Added [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] - [REDACTED] used in various [REDACTED]. [REDACTED] is now added to the world generator
  • Added [REDACTED] - Converts [REDACTED]
  • Added [REDACTED] Device - [REDACTED] mark a location and then [REDACTED] a portal that [REDACTED].
  • Added [REDACTED] for [REDACTED]
  • Added [REDACTED] Altar for acquiring [REDACTED]
  • Added [REDACTED] to the HUD under the enery bar - Does not charge over time and must be replenished by [REDACTED]. Enabled once you find [REDACTED]
  • Added [REDACTED] - A pedestal that is activated by [REDACTED], and [REDACTED] your [REDACTED] when right clicked once activated. [REDACTED] when you die.
  • Added [REDACTED] Expansion - When broken, [REDACTED]
  • Added [REDACTED] creature
  • Added [REDACTED] deposits
  • Added many different [REDACTED] statues and decorations
  • Added several [REDACTED] containers

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with particle effects that was causing them to look more muted than intended. The majority of particle effects should now look better.
  • Fixed many cases where items would get desynchronized between clients and servers (should result in less items that can't be picked up when on a multiplayer game)
  • Fixed some issues that could have caused graphical corruption on a narrow range of computers
  • Prevented the player from deleting key items
  • Fixed rendering issue on the text input popups on larger font sizes
  • Scrolling in the crafting menu no longer causes the scroll slots to scroll as well
  • Many other small issues

General Gameplay Improvements

  • Improved medium and large fonts
  • Re-worked the Crafting menu significantly
    • Added larger buttons for categories
    • Reduced max crafting items to 4 (Some recipes that required 5 items have been changed slightly)
    • Combined with functions of the Projects menu
    • Increased the overall size to make the menu less cramped
    • Added ability to change materials in crafting, for example you can now choose between using a normal or rubber stick in many recipes. Some recipes also let you change the primary (first) material, which can change the crafted result, for example now there is just a "torch" recipe, and you can change the result from a normal sap torch to a biofuel torch by changing the primary material from sap to biofuel. We only adjusted a few recipes, so let us know if you have more ideas for places we could use this feature.
  • Removed Projects menu since its functionality was included in the Crafting menu
  • Added mineable Biofuel to world generator
  • Added optional settings for the Dodge mechanic as well as a bindable dodge action - Can be found in the settings menu
    • Double Tap - How it worked previously, double tap forward to dodge roll forward, double tap back to backjump.
    • Shift + Double Tap - Double tap only works when holding shift
    • Binds Only - Only activates when you press the key bound to dodge, dodge rolls forward if you're moving forward, backjump if you're moving backwards or standing still. Bound to Z by default... but honestly that is a terrible bind and we're trying to find a better one, but its tricky to find something that we're not already using that can be easily pressed while doing other actions. Still working on this.
  • Increased friction on the player when stopping to be less slippy

Balance Changes

  • Tweaked combat balance a bit - We only made some small changes for now, but we're planning on doing a bit of an overhaul soon
    • Melee weapons do a bit more damage, and have a wider spread between tiers
    • Enemies have a bit more health
  • Added additional health set bonuses to Bronze and Tin armor sets

Miscellaneous

  • Added ability to tweak various balance settings for creatures and melee weapons through a text file located in your game install directory (The directory should be something like Steam/SteamApps/Common/Signs Of Life/Content/CSV) Note: I don't think the projectiles file works yet, so don't be surprised if tweaking that doesn't do anything.
Signs of Live Update 0.6

Signs of Live Update 0.6

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This update had two objectives, we wanted to make the underground a bit more interesting and we wanted to do some work on general user friendliness features...

Signs of Life Update 0.5 - Multiplayer

Signs of Life Update 0.5 - Multiplayer

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Got a new update for you folks. The big feature of this update is the long-requested online co-op multiplayer, today is truly a red letter day!

Signs of Life Update 0.47

Signs of Life Update 0.47

News 2 comments

Heya folks, we have a new update ready for ya that adds a brand new tree system and a bunch of fun toys and creatures, check it out!

Signs of Life Update 0.46

Signs of Life Update 0.46

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Update time, yay! Got some fun new toys and features for you folks, let us know if you run into any issues. We changed the way the static lighting works...

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Handsome_Never
Handsome_Never

i don't know if I want to buy this game yet. Can you release a demo so I can try the game (if possible)

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SOL-Alex Creator
SOL-Alex

We don't have a demo yet, but we would like to do one before we finish the game.

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FuffyMomma
FuffyMomma

you should make the insects tameable,like they deposit eggs ad fight for you and that kind of things

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skullmagnum
skullmagnum

Awesome game 10/10.

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luciddream00
luciddream00

Just wanted to let you guys know that Signs of Life is now available on Steam's Early Access: Store.steampowered.com its 9.99, discounted 25% for the next day! =D

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XenonFORT
XenonFORT

I just checked and comments from ModDB and IndieDB are shared, a really smart idea knowing that most of us use ModDB mostly for everything.

Said that here is an small gift that I already posted on the greenlight page of the game, to make the wait for those eaging to get their hands into the game a bit shorter:

Youtube.com

The guy who plays it seems to have more interest in exploring than in building stuff, but thanks to the comments and the chat between the devs and the streamers you should get a good idea of what to expect from the release.

See you all tomorrow (for me at least here in Europe), have fun and good luck with everything :)

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AFellowStalker
AFellowStalker

Here is an idea, how about you make it so the camera doesn't stick so closely to the player and instead will gradually rise. So instead of the camera jolting up and up just because the player walked up a tile high level, it will instead slowly move up as he continues walking on the level.

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luciddream00
luciddream00

Yeah we'd definitely like to do more with camera smoothing, I'd also like to have it shift a bit as you're moving the mouse cursor around the screen and stuff. Right now we've got other priorities, but we'd like to get to it eventually.

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TheBlackshot
TheBlackshot

Starbound with more Realism and more Sci-Fi

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