Games are great!! This is like a gaming renaissance going on right now. So many games, so little time.
Thanks for writing this kind of behind the scenes stuff. I'm dumb as a stump but fascinated with how smart you guys/girls are and good info for gamers who have no idea what goes into making a game. Now get this thing kickstarted!!
Such an amazingly well done game so far. Everyone has cool ideas, but not everyone can turn those ideas into a fun game. I really, really want to preorder, kickstart, early access, give you some money for this game. Looks like Rawbots (minus the complexity of visual programming) plus open world exploration and mining plus vehicle sim and combat in a nice fun package (oh and some Captain Forever). This has just become my #1 game to look forward to.
Nice :) The 360 and PS3 controllers have 2 joysticks already (as well as many 3rd party gamepads). Why not just let your controls use those? I would only advise to have solid controls. Controls make or break a game. If they don't feel right to you, they won't feel right to us the gamers.
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.
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.
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.
You are a programming machine.
This is my most anticipated game on Desura. Great work!
You are a big tease. You need an alpha version. I have money :)
Okay, not a lot, but I would pay for this and eat noodles for a while.
Absolutely cannot wait for this!! Playing Rawbots and love games that give you this kind of freedom.
Looking fantastic - Really like the camera in the truck. Maybe you can have a user camera that can be placed anywhere - on the walking machines, on top of bridges, etc.
PC really needs a great sim like this.
Edit - Although, looking at other pics maybe you already have that :/
This map made me buy a second copy for LAN play. Thanks for the great game!
I bought this from devs website ages ago. Great game that you should definitely buy. One thing that bothered me was the washed out color look in the maps. It was kinda hard to see what was going on, although I think I am in the minority on that opinion :/
This map fixes that. The graphics are bright and clean and don't look washed out. This is a true joy to play with this winter map.
If you don't own this game - BUY IT NOW!!!
Thank you for the free content and the great game :)
God you type a lot :) It's nice when devs write up what is happening behind the scenes like this (and Space Pirates and Zombies devs on the steam forums).
I love the new look and will be buying another copy for LAN multiplayer and say thanks for the extra work on the art - may have to be a couple of paychecks from now :(
Anything that makes a server easy to create is great! Minecrafts new 1.31 release makes creating a LAN server out of any map you are playing sooo easy that even I can run a server and have family members join.
+rep for all your hard work :)
My god, do you ever sleep? Ever? Thank you for including an updater with your game or I could never keep up. Bet you have another update ready to go before I finish typing this. At least stop long enough to go to the bathroom. :)
So, can I buy a second copy for multiplayer through the same account on your website or do I need to create a new account?
You are awesome, your game is awesome, this is just awesome!
:) Better and better.
Mere words cannot describe my love for this game.
Great news! Great game made better with an editor.
This is awesome, some sort of soda dispenser, laser weapon, turret or possibly ATM. Nice! Does that guy have new pants?
Sorry, feeling weird, worked too many hours. Keep up the great work.
That's what was missing!
I was running the 1.25 version great. The new version gives me this error when starting the game -
"The application or DLL D:\Games\Masterspace\MSVCP100.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."
I renamed it just to see if I could start the game and it gave me the same error but with "MSVCR100.dll." After renaming that file I was able to start the game but terrain is black.
This is on Win XP 32 bit. I have a Win 7 computer I will try tomorrow and see if it runs. This was using this download on indiedb. I looked at the files in the paid version online on your website but they say 1.3 preview and not sure if those are the final 1.3 files.
I'm real time excited. Next paycheck I'm picking up a second copy for multiplayer. Great job as always!
These videos were a great idea (almost mandatory watching). I didn't know most of this stuff. I just like hitting keys randomly and testing your damage modeling. Time to get serious.
Great looking game, best looking mahjong game I have ever seen.
The only thing I would change is the camera. I like that you can move it around with the right mouse, but when selecting tiles I think it should remain fixed and this would be perfect. It's a little nauseating to have it constantly moving as you pick tiles.
I would have definitely paid for this game.
Sorry, didn't add as a friend. I only game an hour here and there and usually disappoint when someone invites me to a game. I'm just going to keep this account friend free so I can escape Steam once in a while and get my indie game fix.
And yeah, Project Zomboid is great, hoping for that update soon. You should try out "Kerbal Space Program." The version on their website is the current demo. The next version will be for paid accounts, but for now everyone is on the same version. Only $7.00 to buy the full version and they have tons of stuff planned down the road.
Wow, nice job. Looks and runs incredibe.
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!
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.
Instant buy from one of my favorite devs. Keep bringing out the games and I'll keep buying. Your games are weird, not the best looking but run fantastic on my old Win XP system. They are fun, different, awesome!
Edit - I didn't even have to read the feature list to know this would be different and great and a day 1 buy. It's kinda cool watching each game get more features, get more polished.
Breakable barrels with the potions or other things inside once in a while would be great (or just searchable barrels).
It's great to see all the work you continue to do on your game!
Excellent game like SpaceChem. :)
Keep up the great work!
I just played the demo and love the feel of this game. This really needs to be expanded with more content. I'm gonna buy it anyway because I don't play phone games when I have a nice big screen right in front of me.
I thought this game was abandoned? I bought 2 copies on steam and unable to play even LAN with the 2 copies. I thought multiplayer was literally dead because all support was pulled for the game?
Did something change?
*I'll be glad to correct any of what I wrote if it is incorrect. I thought the servers were shut down and no dedicated servers?
This has been shaping up really nicely. When I first bought it, it was just to mess around in a cartoony block world, but I actually played it for a while with the new update and this is a really fun game. Every update is really adding a lot of great things to this game.
Haha - I bought this thinking it was Delver. I couldn't remember that games name and figured this was the full version. :/
JUST FOUND DELVER!! You can buy the game for $5.00 on it's official site.
Where are you seeing this price? I just see $9.99 on Desura.
The demo blew me away. I wasn't expecting much, but a built in character/decor editor and dungeon editor upcoming, great performance on this old computer, tons of enemies everywhere and can see forever, different worlds to visit and each one looks different. This is pretty impressive work.
I want to buy a copy of this the instant you put a price on it.
This engine is amazing. Longest view distance and most NPCs I've seen yet in a block world. Nice work and will be watching this. Love the built in editor.
Looks like I need another copy for LAN play. It is amazing that a developer takes the time to add more stuff to an existing game than leaving the current game as is to work on the next game. I've never heard of a game getting multiplayer added after release like this.
Thanks - but on Win XP it doesn't have admin as an option on compatibility. I am logged in on an admin account. That pic above I unchecked the box and was able to see created characters. It crashed on loading a world, but I'll work on that later. I tried it on the Win 7 computer and it runs great, so I will use that computer for this game.
Just really quick - Looks amazing, very pretty game. I'm sure there's some optimizing to do and polishing, but if the controls become as easy as games like Minecraft or Terraria than this game is a winner. It's a little awkward to use (could just take some time to get accustomed to it), but really looking forward to spending some time with this game.
Actually, this is on a Win XP 32 bit system. I will have to try it on the teen's Win 7 computer if that is the problem.
Forgot this - When I click launch it gives me this first - Img189.imageshack.us
Not sure why this screen pops up. I have hundreds of games across every digital service and this is the first time I have seen this screen.
Also, when I exit the game my desktop background is gone and the background is just black.
Not sure if those things are related to the character select screen being blank.
I was able to play this the first time I bought it (just making sure it ran and quit), but I am having the unable to select character problem as some other people on your forum. I create a character, but in the select character screen there are no characters, so unable to actually play.
I tried posting on the official forums, but had to turn off rich text before a text box would appear and then it was giving me an error when trying to post. I posted in the forums here but not sure if anyone is reading this forum.
I gotta agree - I wasn't expecting much, but this is really a great game, very polished and most importantly fun. A steal at this price.
Very nice job devs!
Nevermind - I just reinstalled to "C:" drive and all is well. Great looking game!
Getting this error on paid version. Bought, downloaded installer from desura site (not from desura cient), installed on "D:" drive as my OS is on C: and put my games on other drives -
Message: OGRE EXCEPTION(5:ItemIdentityException): Cannot find sectino OGSMahjongResource in ConfigFile::getSettingsIterator at C:\src\ogre\OgreMain/src/OgreConfigFile.cpp (line 221)
On black screen and click "ok" and shuts down.
I don't think it's ready for the majority of gamers. It is actually very similar to GMOD but centered around robots. The lack of menus and tutorial/help screen is holding it back but I consider these relatively quick to add compared to the beast that is under the hood.
Just a couple of things I love about it - the visual programming is extremely powerful, the worlds are spherical, the physics feel great (and they have a big physics update coming), it doesn't look like a sim but more like a game like Kerbal Space Program, but a little softer to my eyes.
I would like to see the majority of stuff available through menus like GMOD. I'm just so happy that games like these are being made instead of another 100 2D side scrolling games or generic RPGs, etc.
And for $10 - absolute steal.
I thought this same thing when I first bought it a few days ago. It does need some menu work (okay, a lot of menu work) to make it more user friendly for average gamers, but if you spend some time with it you will see that it is incredibly deep. You can literally build any kind of robot you want - swimming, driving, flying. All those vids of people's bots were created with a lot of time invested. The visual programming does have a steep learning curve (but I'm still going to tackle it).
We have too many games that we pay $30 for 4-6 hours of brainless clicking. This thing already is a fantastic robotic/physics sandbox where anything is possible. The infrastructure is already in place, but obscured by having to use console commands, which will change as the menu system improves, but the game is there and it is very, very deep.
Put it this way - I bought the $30 version from the dev 3 days ago and I just bought another copy here in preparation for when multiplayer is released. This is one of the most advanced pieces of software I've ever played with.
Take a peak at my profile and see the games I own on Desura. Nothing on that list compares to Rawbots (although I love Dungeon Defenders and Xenonauts is very good but I bought that for a family member). Rawbots is king as far as I'm concerned.