This game follows the story of what happens after the John Carpenter 1982 movie adaptation of the John W. Campbell JR Novel "Who Goes There?". The original game borrows heavily on the story from the 2002 video game and the current sequel expands further on the plot after Captain Blake defeats the Thing entity. After the death of Whitley and the destruction of Gen Inc property; Captain J.F.Blake boards a rescue plane and leaves Antarctica. Complications arise and the aircraft malfunctions and crashes. With no report from Blake the Alaska base sends in a new rescue team of which you the player take control. Your task is to find Captain Blake and escort him back to Alaska. However the thing entity did not die with Whitley on that day...

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Details of what I have been doing and what else needs to be done. Also video preview :)

Posted by Richard2410 on Dec 14th, 2012

I have been quite busy. Actually working on this for a change :). Now that I have extended days off throughout the week I have been able to test, edit and generally work on the project. I will run through a quick list of whats been done and what yet needs to be done before I can release the game. But first here is a video sample of Original Mode, Level 4: Norwegian Base. It is only a preview of part of the level. The level needs a lot of tweaks, it is really hard!

Okay here is a list of stuff I have done:
+ Tweaked lots of mechanics and skills to balance out the game
+ Mapped Original Mode Levels 01 to 06
+ Built Up Level 01 - 04
+ Concept design done for Levels 07, 08 and 11.
+ Eliminated many bugs.

Whats left to be done:
+ Original Mode Levels 05 ~ 12 (Estimated Early January Completion)
+ The All New Story Mode (Will start in January, Estimated 2 months work)
+ Survival Mode (Will do alongside Story Mode, Estimated 2-3 Weeks work)
+ Extra Content (Will add one story for first release, 2 weeks work)
+ Cheats (A simple task that just needs a few hours attention)
+ Game Manual (Started work on this, 25% done)

As it stands Original Mode is half done. And the overall game completion stands around 65%.
I have at least another 3 months work ahead. Less if I progress faster. I will have a lot of time over Christmas to work on this as well. I don't want to set a release date but I estimated April ~ May time. My website for the game has gone down for unknown reasons so I need to fix that too. I have been writing small updates in the comments of the most recent news post as I go. You will find new ones from time to time if you are interested.

Thanks for waiting patiently for a sequel, I assure you it is far better than the original game I first made. If you have any questions or suggestions for me please let me know. Thank you for your time.

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SeriousToni Dec 14 2012 says:

looks cool - liked the movie
Did you do this with RPG maker?

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Richard2410 Dec 15 2012 replied:

Hai, RPG Maker VX Ace.

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Skitzomaniac Dec 16 2012 says:

I saw Kurt Russell, I had to click. This game looks awesome also :D

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Richard2410 Dec 17 2012 replied:

lol thanks. I do love his character in the thing. It wouldn't be the same without him :)

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Richard2410 Dec 19 2012 says:

Launched Private "Test Build"
Fixed Tutorial Spelling Errors and missing Text
Resolved 1 Minor Bug.
Fixed 2 Minor Bugs.
Removed the need for Default RPG Files in Engine.
Commissioned Artist to create enemy battle graphics.

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Richard2410 Dec 24 2012 says:

Level 07: Gen Inc Viral Research Base Fully Mapped
Considering Original Mode Test Build

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