Games are great!! This is like a gaming renaissance going on right now. So many games, so little time.
I honestly hope it is never finished. It just gets more and more stuff instead of just stopping and I don't have to pay any more money for the additional stuff!
The amount of work in the game is so enormous. Just this one update and all the animations and physics stuff he had to add/change may be more work than some little indie games have in the whole game. And this is just one single update. I think there have been over 100 updates now with new stuff. Love it!
Does being super smart make your brain hurt? I want to keep posting non-stop my love for this game but that would be like stalking. Thank you for being born!!
I still refuse to believe one person made this game (not counting the music). The only way that is even remotely possible is if you are a siamese quintuplet.
So are you??
Gotta say I like it so far. A couple of things that I think could improve it a lot -
- Camera in driver's seat. It's hard/impossible to see where the forks are located without switching to the outside view. Maybe have the driver's head move to the side (see Forklift Truck Simulator 2009 youtube vids) and still face forward but able to move up and down to get a clear view of the forks.
- Make the keys rebindable. WASD for driving with the left hand and operate the forks on current keys is fine, but being able to bind them to other keys is ideal. Xbox controller support would be the absolute best because it's hard to control the speed and turning sharply causes the forklift to overturn.
- I really like the physics, but they could use some fine tuning, specifically the truck turning over on sharp turns and the barrels on a pallet is a little wonky. Maybe dampen them a bit.
- When hitting exit, the game never shuts down. Instead, it takes me to your web page. Big No-No. Maybe a screen that tells where your web page is located and even a button to take me there, but shouldn't automatically open up a browser window to your website. I had to exit the game finally by hitting the "X" in the corner of the window. If I like your game I will surely visit your site, but getting redirected there is not nice.
The game is really good. It could be excellent with a few changes/polishing.
Awesome, awesome game. There is no way this uses the Unity engine. The world is too huge, too many AI flying around, the FPS is through the roof, the controls aren't lagging and horrible, my GPU isn't ready to melt, and the game is so fun.
10/10 - Shut up and buy this game.
I might be the only one here that loves forklifts, back hoes, excavators, etc. I wish more (good) games like this were on PC. Some of those German sims try but just aren't that fun. Farming Simulator and Euro Truck Sim 2 are the kings of this genre.
I'll be buying this game on release.
This looks fan-friggin-tastic. I want to buy a copy when it's done, maybe 2 if it's coop. Downloading your prototype right now.
This is one of those games that makes me feel really good when I first see it.
Love the size of blocks in the asteroids and the ships. The big green blocks are too big maybe?? You could carve out some pretty cool stuff if those blocks were small like the asteroids. This could turn into a big art canvas for some people.
Still looks like a lot of fun.
This is one of those things I really didn't notice until you put it in. Much nicer!
Are there sounds in the game yet? The game looks so great and I bought it a long time ago, but I can't get past the silence to try to play it. It drives me crazy :/
This is a strange name for a game and I have been avoiding clicking on it. The name enamel just reminds me of tooth enamel or the enamel on toilet bowls. Sorry, but it's the truth. :/
Wow, very nice. Now I need to make some family members play with me . . . and find some free time :/
Just played a little bit. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE me some hoverboards!! Nice job as usual Phr00t. It's great looking around while moving in whatever direction the board is moving and changing direction with the hook or steering - Perfect.
I love great controls in games. Minecraft has that same quality of making ordinarily difficult tasks (in other games) super easy because of great controls. If you have to stop and think about what buttons to press then you lose the immersion. Gameplay and great controls > graphics all day, every day.
Any brave souls buy this yet and can give us some impressions?
This looks and plays A++. Read the stuff on your website and good for you not using Unity or UE3 to make your game (although you started in 2007, so not sure what was around at the time). Too many half-a** games coming out that the great ones are getting lost in the crowd.
I personally am looking forward to your game and can't wait for you to start taking orders. If people take just a few minutes to look at your game I think they will see the hard work and quality you put into your game. The problem is getting them to stop long enough to really look at it and not dismiss it as just another . . .
I hope your game does really well. We need more high quality games like this. You are truly an indie developer!
Just had to say - The effects in your game are amazing. The explosions and the smoke swirling. Love the little guys you have to save and the way the landing gear deploys and seems to have a little suspension. Fantastic work.
Can you actually drive around with the crane? That would be very fun. You could even have a mini-game moving crates from one area to another with a truck crane like that.
Looks great! The devs of Project Zomboid lost a bunch of their work when they had 2 laptops stolen early in development. BACK UP every time! (please, because this looks so great).
I need to check myself for online backup for documents in case of a hard drive failure. I picked up an external 750 GB drive for around $60 last Christmas just to back up steam games to avoid 2 months of downloading if one of our computers fails.
Really looking forward to this game/sim.
Thanks for this. I read your writeup on reddit about dungeon generation. It's really cool seeing how games are built and work. I wish I was smart enough to make games because stuff like this is such a great resource.
Edit - I see you have the dungeon generator stuff in your news section here. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Break crates open for items . . . boy do I feel silly right now, but in a good way :D
Haha, this is crazy. Now there are voxel pics. I have no idea what is going on with this game. Has this page been hacked?
It was worth buying the game just for the entertainment from this page.
Great!! Been watching this game since your first outstanding demo.
I like the graphic touches a lot. Just having slight indentations on the buildings instead of completely flat walls adds a lot. I have fun just running around in these open world games looking around.
I haven't had much time to play and usually get killed early, but rolling along on the quests now. Appreciate all the work you put into these games.
Me too - Thank you Phr00t for the desura key. Great work as usual.
I honestly don't get it. This is an Oculus Rift exclusive?
*crosses Oculus Rift off wish list*
I'm confused. I thought Frozen Nightmare was some kind of survival game. Now it's a space game?
Check the image section tab above and go way back. That's when I bought it, but I have only played it once. It looked like this - Media.indiedb.com
I'm a big game control freak - if controls suck it is so hard to play a game. This thing feels fantastic. I only made it to wave 7 so far (on normal), but reading the list of stuff in the game, I have a lot of content to try out. The game is well optimized (playing on an old dual core Win XP machine butter smooth).
If you buy any indie game this week - buy this one. Highly recommend this game. The only thing that would be better is a coop mode - maybe next game - then I will buy 2 copies!
You are a programming machine.
That worked fine. I keep all my old emails so it's not a big deal to update this way.
I watched it this time. It was 59 MB and then the launcher closes immediately but doesn't run the install. It must be saving it somewhere. I am on Win XP (because my work requires Win XP 32 bit or Vista 32 bit). I installed the game to my D: and Win XP is on C:.
I really like your update system through BMTMicro, but it doesn't seem to want to update. It shows my version as 0.42a and that 0.43a is the latest version. I click "Update via BMT Micro" and it downloads what looks like around 5 MB (or maybe 50 MB? didn't count how many digits). It still shows me on 0.42a and I did the download twice. In game it also shows 0.42a in the bottom right corner.
Maybe it's because I have it installed on my D: drive instead of C: drive?
Thank you for the desura key. Good that it's still going. This is the one game I really hope takes off and does well. It's such a unique idea and fun - two things that are hard to find in games. And congrats on your marriage!
Ahh, I hope this game isn't dead. I love it.
If the dev is around - I bought directly from your website spacebitz.com and the updater points to that site, but because the site is down I am unable to update or download a new copy.
I messed with the graphics settings and have a small window about 800 x 600 and see the full screen button but cannot see the "okay" button at the bottom of the screen because it is cut off and unable to change resolution. Because the screen size is stuck at a small size and only showing a small portion of the actual screen I cannot even start it anymore because the buttons at the bottom are cut off.
But more importantly I hope you continue development on this game. There is a new game called Factorio out that shows what is really possible in these top down survival games. Hope to see this one revived because it was one of my favorite Desura games.