If you enjoy Steam Marines please do head over to Steam Greenlight and vote for it!
It's been about a month and a shiny new update is here! Promotions/talents have been overhauled. Each class now has a choice between an active and a passive talent at each rank. Some new stuff and some old - Scouts still get Scoped and Grenadiers can destroy landmines, kill with aoe, or prevent friendly fire.
But the first thing you'll probably notice is this little ring:
It's to better help players navigate with the mouse cursor, and to inform new players that you can actually do so! Eventually the animation will be context sensitive, giving you a visual indicator of what you can do on that tile, like select a marine by clicking directly on him/her or smash down a wall, or using a dispenser or terminal.
The ring should also slide under or over objects depending on what is on the tile:
The windows/popups in Steam Marines also got a facelift (Options Menu is a work in progress) to make them all consistent. Also, transparency looks nice:
Lots of other goodies in this build, from sound effects, ammunition in magazines instead of being loose rounds, and variable class sight radius - use your flashlight/laser sight wisely! Steam Marines also now has gamepad (and technically joystick support. Yell at me with your OS/hardware of choice if something is funny :)
Last but not least, I'd like to showcase two YouTube videos made of Steam Marines, one by Juicy Hippo Time: