If you feel like being cruel make it so that you get struck by lightning if you speak to the guy who says 'Lightning bolt!' and you have to start the level again (or from the beginning). I sound like a sadist.
Linux. Linux linux linux. Linuuuuuuuuuuux.
You know you want to.
Did you ever play Abe's Odyssey? It had a really effective communication system for interactions between the player character and npcs.
I think most exposition was handled through scene settings along with some scripted events, although I could be wrong as I haven't played it since release.
Looks like only another 9 days of voting from down under. What am I missing?
Normal looking women in videogames? I'm almost speechless.
At the end of the video your mannerisms are identical to David Mitchell. Uncanny.
Don't neg this person just because they're not in the know... geez.
Release assets. Throw current build up on github. See if anyone is keen to run mad with what you've got. Never know...
The concrete wall textures need variation. I felt like I was looking at a magic eye picture after a while. The ambient noise music at the start was overbearing. Other then that. YAY! FPS puzzles! Pretty funny idea for a game.
You have my support. Up-voting on GL right now. Pro trailer. How do you pronounce the new studio name?
Grrrr Cosmopolis grrr. Such an annoying film.
The link for Space Disorder is broken.
Captain Nemo? Nautilus? Arronax?
I've always wanted to see a film of From The Earth To The Moon with great attention paid to the latest in men's facial hair fashion.
Teaser theme music is wicked fun.
More Ed Harrison music! Woo!
What advantage do you gain from seeing the player model? Will interactions with items remain conventional? e.g. walk over item = pick up item OR press <e> to pick up item.
Ok well I ran through it again. And I worked out it out. Enjoyed it. Train was fun (I can see why people get into train sims now). I'll PM some other questions/feedback.
I'll have another go and see if I can work it out :)
I don't think you need to make hutman mandatory unless he's providing some sort of clue for latter parts of the game. I was happy listening to him and just wanted to point out that choosing to go out the back would load the next area, cutting him off, which I hadn't expected.
I got stuck trying to start the train. Also, L is mapped to some lighting option I suspect you were using in development?
When I met the first guy in the shack, I kept exploring while he was talking and I opened the back door which cut off all his dialogue.
Can't be sexual equality until you include asexual characters and zombies too. What? Just sayin...
As cupogoodness said the art direction was the number one reason why many people purportedly didn't buy the game. Q.E.D. Change to a more appealing art style = more sales (and hopefully keep everyone employed).
Indie Royale and Humble Bundle have hundreds of applicants. I'm sure they've thought of it.
Good luck on the do-over!
there is still a month or so to go (Indiegogo). Follow the link :)
Just a heads up for anyone for whom the game is not launching properly in fullscreen - press F4. Can switch between small window or fullscreen this way. Tested this with 1.2/1.3 portable and installer versions. Could be that I'm running Win 8 con prev.
Congrats on the release btw. Also digging the music right now.
Purchased through your site. I'm supposed to be building a house. Not paying games!
Love the launch trailer.
I'm pretty sure that was Arma's attempt at sarcasm. We all fail at making others laugh sometimes. No need to downvote here... move along.
Whatever you choose just be sure you don't have all your sales gobbled up by merchant fees etc by setting your price point to low. Good luck.
BTTF vs SW 2012 FTW
I appreciate having ironsights. Although as TotalBiscuit said recently in a review of Dino D-Day not every FPS really needs them, but hey I guess it makes sense in a game called Firearms :p (in no way am I comparing these two games btw).
Also the website is great. Not usually a fan of sites with a dark contrast but your designers did a nice job.
Looking forward to 2.0
+Infinity to Vino for an entertaining read. Funny stuff.
Yes apologies meant to post similar report. Getting about 9fps at start. Wasn't sure if the problem was at my end so I decided to wait for other feedback.
Will you be adding Mac support to the Steam release?
What about groupies? :p
If I had to choose one of those spaces I'd say the left. It's a bit more homey and despite the awful decor (those plants look half dead) I'd feel more relaxed. Also it has a real 70s key party vibe to it. Don't you agree?
I'm not so interested in moral choice type games. I thought your idea was fantastic as a means of showing historical and economic processes that so many real time strategy and role playing games fail at.
There are any number of 'simple' game ideas coming out of this conflict that could be designed in a conventional manner i.e. say a tower defense game - build and maintain barricades with your neighbours to protect your community from attacks by pro-regime police (just like they did in Tunisia).
Moral choice type games strive to be something they cannot because they are designed and built in conventional game structures that define how real those choices are. For the most part they are utterly superficial because they generally only consist of alternative narrative elements which only prolong the game itself by having people play the game repeatedly or in a different manner to their original method in order to be rewarded with an alternate ending or two.
I think an alternative to this method of game development that would present people with 'real' moral choices would be a game where you have to convince the inhabitants of the game world of an idea. How batshit insane would that be? Thats what i'd like to see.
Fantastic idea. Wouldn't call them riots though, just a bit of old school street fighting. Bye bye Mubarak
Abe's Oddysee for Playstation. Gorgeous artwork, intuitive gameplay, mad laughs and immensely fun. For the first time I didn't feel like I was playing a flat/linear time trial platformer. I'd played alex the kid, mario, sonic and they were fun but afterwards i felt nothing. As Abe I was leading a rebellion, inspiring my people, helping them. I had a goal, a purpose. And I just read that a HD release for PC is being worked on!
So glad you've started this project. It's a great idea
More importantly - classes!
Can some explain what is meant by '... simple doors that just go up' ?
Now that's some crazy ***'d file protection right there.
I think for hidden files and folders you should have to battle your way through a squad of Half Life Assassins. They were tough and and I only ever see them when I jump into a game of Sven Co-op.
It's just Fidel
Damn that update utility is sexy.
B.e.r.e.t.t.a. Say it with me :p
It's like watching Spaced with the commentary on to catch all the pop cultural references!
I remember playing that scene for the first time. It was late at night and my brothers and I had decided to play with all the lights in the house off. Scariest **** we'd ever come across...
Silly billy me assuming the 06 and 07 base installs were good enough. Cheers :)
I downloaded and installed Traitor Mode last night but had to install Alien Swarm SDK to get it working. You might want to add that info for others :)
I'm tracking them all and I hadn't noticed.
Probably the ones where the concrete would have hit them. The two forwards lamps with the holes above them would make sense.
BTW everyone is demanding clutter these days :p
This blows my brain. I have no idea what's going on. Now I will have to download and play :)
Will it be stand-alone or will it require Crysis 2? Keep up the great work. Ciao
2 for me too :p for all the same reasons but also because I love beards and that guy has shifty eyes. Great work Matt
Do you remember all the crap 90's and 00's films with the crazy 'virtual' 3D interfaces people in the 21st century were going to use when they did simple things like move files and so on?
This is what your project reminds me of. I'm sure someone will find this more useful then standard desktop file browser/explorers. And I do realise the project is much more then that.
I just don't know those people...
But because you're so persistent and such a hard worker bee and mostly because your idea is so left-field for modding, I'm going to vote for you right now. Good luck :)
Yes same here. Will snap it up if offered again.
(I just voted for you ... Good luck)
Ugh so REALLY F**KING STRONG then. Brilliant
Needs more monitors :p
Kari Byron is the bomb yo!
Can you elaborate please?
The Thing is a great film but I love They Live :)
I'm in love
Who are you criticising? Slightly confused here...
That's very good news. Congratulations. Will re-install via Steam when it's ready.
Who are you and why have you commented on my profile? The internets must know!
Welcome back. We have missed you. Also... SEXY BEAST!
Aaaaaaand my mind has just melted.
So this guy got up on the wrong side of someone else's bed and saw the fugly he went home with. I'd be miserable too.
This mod is generating so much friggin' good will! Really fantastic
that's it. i need to have a go
Looks fine to me, it does have the form of a LED flashlight so I'm surprised to see a bulb. Awesome work
I thought the voice acting was fine but the writing needed a lot more work. Overall an extremely competent and enjoyable game.
Gratz to all who worked on this.
You be surprised how little variation there is in most car design :)
I need this for my wall
But i'm not a Marine >>> OH NO FILTERKEYS GOD DAMMIT >>> GOOD LUCK WITH THE OTHER MOD
That box with arms and legs sure has a big bush.
Liar! It's Tuesday! TUESDAY!
**madly scrambles to check it's not Thursday when he should be at work**
You need to include giant playable people in the game now!
Is that a blue skybox I spy?
That track by Calum is catchy as all hell. Looking forward to the game and the album.
Multiplayer! Checking it out now. Nice goatee!
April 1st you say. Hmmm...
Any chance of a Linux build eventually?
Damn. Looks stunning.
I did not see this coming. Such a great idea. So is the camera first person, third or fixed?
5 hours? I'm so slow at games it'll take me twice as long. Good thing! Seems like a no brainer to remove One from the title from what you said.
Fight to the death! Good PR all round, until you die... On second thoughts, maybe a challenge involving hugs?
Lawyers, lawyers never change.
I think you need to get in touch with Flying-cafe.com regarding their game called, wait for it... Cradle.
I guess a feature that would let members claim 'Guest' comments like the one I've made about would be neat.
I made this thread in Site Forums > Suggestions Moddb.com for discussion.
OK. Hands up if you thought recapitualtion was the wrong word or phrasing in English, only to check the dictionary to see it's entirely correct... Nobody? Sheesh.
Congrats! Looking great.
After watching the video again it doesn't seem as annoying as I thought. Besides, you're finished!
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Is there a reason the skybox/background is just one flat drab colour? It's distracting once you've noticed it. Makes the rest of the enviroment less cheery.
Totally forgot about this. Which SDK?
CTF is back! Finally.
What is this I don't even.
Mucking about or hinting at something new in the gravinull world?
If only optirun wasn't being such a pain in the *** for me right now. My diagnostic skills suck.
I wonder what the fallout will be from this.
This is either not going to end well, or end up a triumph, huge success.
Technically 666 is no longer the only officially recognised number of the Devil/Satan (or there is more then one offically recognised devil/satan/beast and they have different numbers such as 661). Something something something. So, umm. Yeah.
Go to your hell right this minute young man!
Keen to see where this goes. Assets and vision look and sound great. After Reset is not a great name though. Have you mentioned anywhere why you chose that?
Bummer about Yucca. How long is service? Congrats on Greenlight shenanigans so far.
Looks great. Banner says game released in March... but where?
What's with the mutant in the lead image?
Gonna need a bigger gun Io9.com
Give that man a sock!
So many Android flavours... Linux?
Pan's Labyrinth. Enough said.
Perfect Stride is too amazing for computers. Please jack direct to nervous system for best effect.
This is two weeks development?
Very much looking forward to this. More first person puzzling is always a good thing. Atmosphere is wonderfully weird.
Change of name? Good luck with preorders. Don't know why no one showed interest on tig. Don't stop posting there though! Even if it's just a reflex thing.
Needs more crates.
The overlay of sunlight rays is distracting, and looks cheap compared to the rest of the art direction on the project. It dampens down the colours of scenes that already have a muted palette. And the effect as a whole comes off like there is a filter the colour of **** over everything.
How are the graphics for things that a player can 'look' at displayed?
Pretty schmick. Doesn't have the same impact as a couple of earlier revisions.
I liked the fixed camera perspectives of the original games but I don't miss the nasty aiming issues this presented. Do you think you could add the option of locking onto targets and switching (with a toggle in the config for those who don't want to use it)?
They look like Muppets. Intentional?
This + Limit Theory + Star Citizen. I need a new computer.
Big plans?!? What's going on in the video?
Do you have tutorials for AudioTree?
I read the post and I'm not sure this is what you're aiming for so I'm going to ask. Would this allow you to run multiple servers, each running different maps, allowing you to teleport between them, meanwhile keeping persistent player stats etc?
Still a crowd for sure. Even if it does look a little rough around the edges. Just add something akin to raising chocobos and it'll be as addictive as crack to twelve year olds.
I should add this was while zooming within the battle planning hub (bottom right?)
I just installed the demo. When zooming in and out with mouse wheel there was a period in between where the camera would 'scoll' up or down.
Ships look great and the new UI is a great improvement from the little I've seen.
I still don't understand what that movie was about or why it got such rave reviews.
I know the tree avatar is already larger then the human but I think you should make it larger, along with slowing down it's walking pace. It should resemble a lumbering giant, crashing through the undergrowth. Even if it was like one footstep every 3 or 4 seconds. Just to add some emphasis to how big it is.
You killed Fidel! Tsk tsk tsk... Concept art is amazing.
Please rework the UI. Even if it's just increasing the text size for readability. I'd like to continue playing, I just get fed up squinting at my screen. And playing at a lower resolution is not a solution.
Other then that I'm pretty happy to have recently picked this up.
Will this project be on the same scale as your other projects, or is this going to be more ambitious?
Great trailer. Going to try the demo again. Got a bit frustrated last time.
Logo is awesome.
Chill out. The world's not going to end because a link or file is broken or missing.
Someone posted a link in the downloads section for this update Hl2wars.com
Had no idea this was coming. Hey at least now I'll finish the game!
Not on WebOS?! Pfft
I like how Amanita Design use symbols/pictures to convey conversation and characterisation. Though, I guess that's more a function of puzzle design then what're you're going for, which seems to be more focused on characterisation and storytelling? If anything I would like to see the speech bubbles redesigned to fit into the overall aesthetic of the world you've created.
Download link not working.
Sold. I'll be keeping myself busy with Proteus until this hits. Red Rover sounds amazing also. Seriously, this is the kind of stuff video games should have been doing long long ago.
These devlogs creep me out. Does that count as a compliment?
I like how when you're on a streak you start to think you're invincible. Then someone caps you and it's back to real life.
Show looks like a total riot. Thanks!
Gee so my spelling sucks. 5 minute editing timeout kinda sucks.
After reading the comments on Greenlight it's clear many people are enthusiastic and understand what the game is about. So congrats and good luck!
I thought the trailer took way too long to get to the point (for it's overall length). The scene with gore came right out of the blue and seemed really out of place. Then again we haven't scene any in game footage before so maybe that's something that will be explained down the track.
Every time I see that suit I think Earthworm Jim.
Only five puzzles in and it's already doing my head in. I feel dumb.
Narrator of The Promise sounds like Kiefer Sutherland in Dark City (I love Kiefer in that movie).
Brilliant game is brilliant.
I'm not sure why there is separate 'jump-activate' key. I would suggest that the normal jump key handle this (w, up, or whatever key a player maps) and that you hold the key to jump higher on these blocks.
I love these textures. And that centerpiece structure and dome look great. The rugs over the cables are odd though... I can't imagine they'd make the workplace any safer!
Great to hear :) Good luck!
Ace art direction. Aiming to use watercolours all the way through development?
Not sure if you have done so elsewhere but you really should mention there is a demo on your site Anodynegame.com Not sure how much content is in it. I think I completed the first dungeon and then that's it?
What's the controller like? It looks huge.
I'm a bit squeamish. That looks nasty. Oh... %&@#! Now I'm going have to read it to find out. EDIT: Ugh it only comes with the game which I don't even own. OK so maybe that's not a bad thing. I can barely handle watching the Russian dashboard compilations. And they're not even that bad!
"The project has had a good start, but since I bought so many games in the Steam sales, I won’t have time to work on it. So, we need people to help while I go through all my new acquisitions."
Classic. So far I'm intrigued. Reminds me I've yet to play Water. I'd not heard of Last Zombie. Why was it hated?
Voting on Greenlight right this minute. Glad to hear pre-orders are coming. I think this will be a bit of a sleeper hit.
******* wasps man. Get into everything. Even your trailer. I very much like the look and sound of this. Oh you have other amazing projects. Eye candy!
No need for sassy posing. Thehawkeyeinitiative.tumblr.com has you covered for that. ****, so glad some you put a beret on her. Who goes into battle with their hair out? OH&S people!
Great trailer. Patch is definitely my cup of tea. Checking out demo now.
Is this the same build that's available from your website (May 22)?
Does Fray include 'play by email' for multiplayer?
I should add that Desura was developed to know the default directory that mods should be installed to, so for Source mods, Desura will install the mod to the correct path by default and the game will show up the next time you start Steam. If your Steam directory is in a different path you can choose to install it there. So you don't even have to bother adding the game manually to Steam like I mentioned above.
You only have to use the client for installation and patches. It doesn't need to run in order for you to play the game. It uses your ModDB account as it is run and developed by the same group of people. If you're so inclined you can add the game to your Steam library and launch it from there. Desura is less obtrusive then Steam as it doesn't require any background process or services to be active for you to play your games. So i'm not sure what your issue is with using a great service that comes in at about a whopping 35MB or so installation.
Is widescreen implementation out of the question? The reason I ask is because you mention controller compatibility which sounds great but I tend to only use controller when playing on the htpc and when you're on the couch those black bars a lot more obvious and I avoid using stretch.
Anyway, I just wanted to say I enjoy your updates because they're very informative.
I took a drawing class at uni once (totally by accident - the unit description got all mixed up by admin). It literally hurt the front of my head to try and draw. Just something my brain refuses to do.
I asked this because Valve have stated that their traditional game submission process has been suspended for the time being in favour of Greenlight. As far as I'm aware this means all indie and mod devs have to use it (including teams that have had previous business relationships with Valve).
Will you have to use Greenlight or is there an existing arrangement?
Get back to work!
Hey just saw from your comment in previous posts your reason for choosing indiegogo. Bummer about KS being only available for peeps from the US (and soon the UK sometime during the Autumn up there).
Well that's not so great news. I'd be interested to know the success rate of gaming projects on indiegogo compared to kickstarter. If it doesn't come through perhaps a switch of crowdfunding sites and relaunch of the appeal?
Also, I'm a bit confused about the 4th part of the funding goals - Making it DRM free. Is it possible to release Source engine games without the need for Steam (considering that is a form of DRM)?
Good luck with your endeavours guys. What we've seen so far looks pretty sweet.
Have been waiting all afternoon for this release! Looks brilliant. Congrats on the accomplishment.
Updated my drivers. Same error. I'll keep testing.
Getting error at launch.
Sound system error
alcOpenDevice failed - device 'Generic Software' could not be opened
Do you want to continue without sound?
Selecting No sends me to the game without sound when I was expecting it to terminate.
I like it so far. Transition of headlamp when switching to right or left facing character model is a bit annoying. Could be smoother. Good luck!
The hipsterism is strong in this one. Although the complete lack of a dull colour palette and cover system is baffling. Looks like fun!
All over this.
Had no idea you were redoing this. Brilliant.
Will test it out in the morning. Looks interesting. Lots of stuff going on. Did you see Souvenir? Souvenirgame.com (OMG no html formatting makes me sadface).
Only 50% more awesome? Amazing trailer. Please find a way to add your voice to the game (or at least make sure you keep up the dev blogs). It's hilarious. Also your daughter would totally make a craptonne of monies panhandling. New form of indie crowd-funding?
I have to get a smartphone one of these days. Everyone seems to be developing something for them. Also when I get drunk people never call me back. Sadface.
I tend to avoid browser/flash games so if there are many people like me then you would be increasing your audience and customer base. Whether you go with crowdfunding or pre-order I think a demo would come in handy (or at least video).
On the game itself I love the idea of a written clue (or misleading clue if you're thinking of adding something like that) and the artistic direction looks great from those few screenshots.
Love it. The walking in the first video looks a bit floaty though.
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I get the picture. Good luck with coder hunting.
The ModInformer interview played automatically when I opened this page. Is it possible to embed without that occurring?
Edit: I guess posting this comment counted as a refresh and it auto played again. I use Chrome and it tends auto refresh pages often so that kind of thing could get annoying.
That was great. The dynamic NPCs took a lot of fire though. Can you make them switch to hostile earlier so that they appear to understand you're no longer trustworthy in a quicker timeframe?
But who will be the first to pull the trigger, and will the shot be true?
Awesome stuff. Will reinstall with new release.
I'd never have noticed :)
Looking forward to giving this a spin.
OK. Have a nice holiday or whatever!
Not odd at all. Remember that idiom about eggs and baskets? I think it applies here.
This is why I need a tablet pc.
Very well made :) Going to your site now! EDIT: Hey the site is sleek and I can see you misspelt my nick :p. Good luck guys. BTW, how long did it take you to make this mod?
Great post. Can't wait for Nidhogg. Time to go check out MMGN! Don't know about us Aussies sticking together and all. We're a pretty smelly bunch.
The lighting is just phenomenal as far as I can tell. I would normally feel claustrophobic in a small environment like this so the windows are a welcome addition. I should get off my *** and become a Phan.
That pretty much sums up one of our bathrooms except the walls are grey too. So much grey. Front end loaders are so sexy
Looks like claymation. Sweet.
Same here. Good luck though. Maybe I suck at reading between the lines so can you confirm this mod is 'dead'. I thought the post was a little ambiguous about that.
Can you guys hook up with Wolfire again and do another preorder bundle of your beta and their alpha... Pretty please? I'll ship some cherries!
So you'll pay the airfare from Melbourne, Australia? Is that my prize! Woo!
Cross referencing with Google maps... Shouldn't take to long to find you. Do I get a prize?
The client boots so fast for my old XP rig. Love it. Great work and good luck!
Have not heard of Nudo until today. Intrigued!
Same! Good luck with top 10.
Oh nooooooooooooooooooooooo! It's a gay joke. Sad face :(
I didn't realise Insurgency needed replacing. I miss that game. Time to install again!
Well that is a part of their design philosophy, gameplay first, sexy gfx later.
Pretty cool. Better then I expected. lol ending. cute
Mind boggling. Gorgeous. Well done. Can't wait to hang out in here.
Shout out to peeps south of the equator! Drop me a line on here or Steam (same username and avatar). We need to fill that SAW server some night :)
That's brilliant. Has anyone else put out similar time lapses for Source before? Would be cool to see some more.
most brilliant post ever.
Nah, it's all good. I realised it was the title myself after the fact. Leave it up and you may draw a crowd!
Looking good! I mistakenly thought this was a release for some reason
Damn quick. Just wish there were more people playing in Australia. In fact I just wish there was anyone playing in Aus. Add me on Steam if you want to get something going. Username is billyboob. The SAW server is always empty :(
This makes me feel cold and homesick, even though I'm sitting in my bedroom with the heater on. Asesomesauce
I just want to run around in there! Really brilliant <3
Disco! no? :P awesome
you really do no service to your cause by using derogatory comments yourself... i.e. '***'
he made it to first, then fell back to 6th...
oh the lols, they burn, They Burrrrrrn
awesome. just freakin awesome.
nerd out <3
did June ever have 31 days?
I'm sorry but I think he meant to state that he is pushing back the release to May 18 as this is the earliest he was able to schedule a FilePlanet exclusive release date. He will update the moddb profile page to reflect this soon.
I'm hoping I'm wrong on this but...