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Yeah lol, need some sleep.
Just a programmer is hard to find on zero budget, never mind a good one. We are currently looking at other sources of funding and a lot is going to change with ghostship so keep watch :)
Hi glad you are enjoying the demo. Like i have stated numerous times, we need a programmer, the helmet view is as far as i have managed to get and much more needs to be done. The shake will be perfected when we have a programmer so will the other thing such as health display and stamina etc.
The story mode is much easier and there are nmo enemies in the first room. The aliens behind the door can get through closed doors because of the AI issues we have and with no programmer to fix the bugs and work further on the AI it will take time. In the beta and full release you will have no enemies until you get to the bridge.
Did you play the new alpha by the way (0.36) ?
Funding is our biggest challenge, but essential for development.
Videos are welcome, we would love to see them.
"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ghost ship, also known as a phantom ship, is a ship with no living crew aboard; it may be a ghostly vessel in folklore or fiction, such as the Flying Dutchman, or a real derelict found adrift with its crew missing or dead, like the Mary Celeste. The term is sometimes used for ships that have been decommissioned but not yet scrapped, such as the Clemenceau (R 98)."
Need i say more?
There will be a "ghostship" tourist attraction style release where you just explore the huge ship, there will be ghosts on that one! Its more of a tourists attraction than a game! Great for sci-fi fans to explore a huge scary spaceship and even better in oculus rift as you will have time to look at your surroundings and all the the ships facilities.
For those of you who need it, a video walkthrough up to the bridge is now in the spoilers thread in our forums!
DO you mean the leachers? They do very little damage, and you can just run away from them :)
I will be posting some gameplay hints for version .36 later today :)
Helmet mode is only on stort mode at the moment, it will be available on all modes in the pre-beta release in september.
:) Thanks, sure a lot of people will appreciate it.
Yes Ghostship is multiplayer and co-op, but the alpha versions are single player. We hope the first beta will also have multiplayer but that is all down to funding.
The new alpha is much better, the free roaming starts after you disengage the lockdown on the bridge :) If you go to captains console (bug in old aloha where no onscreen message says to activate the console) press e to use captains console (the console where the plasma rifle is!
The fund doesnt start until you disengage the lockdown :) New alpha is fixed and much better and easier and different.
Have you had chance to play the latest alpha? did you check the credit?
The new alpha is much different, much improved and overall much better. I am sure you wont hate that one as much :)
New alpha should be released at the end of the month.
Hope you are having fun with the new alpha :)
Thanks, made it a much easier site to navigate and more about the game itself. The new alpha is much better as well :)
The beta will be available to those who have contributed through crowd funding and those who have pre-ordered. The new alpha will be available very shortly here on desura (more on the new ghostship web site - www.cdfghostship.com) The new alpha has been vastly improved and its still free. Further updates and the oculus rift alpha will only be available to members. Alpha 0.36 is the last public release.
The Beta on Halloween will also be open to 200 beta testers (apply to email@example.com) 200 of the applicants will be decided at the end of august. This is your only chance to play the alpha if you have not contributed. And as the price may be changing due to private investment and lack of crowd funding then don't leave it to long to pre-order or support our indieGoGo campaign.
The beta is a huge game and bigger than a lot of AAA games you get today. And it will have Oculus Rift support, so the first Beta version will be released on Halloween which will be very fitting, this is one of the scariest games you will play in helmet mode and oculus rift. We have reached the stage where are far from our target fund and now is the time we need funding, so after the imminent Alpha 0.36 release all updates and the beta will only be available for those who have helped us develop and build on the alpha, everyone will have to wait for the full release next year which will hopefully be in the first quarter 2014, but depending upon funding then development schedules may be put back a few months. I will keep you posted on this.
Wait till you play it in action, and with Oculus Rift :)
The alpha is a free so you can get get a feel for the game, the alpha fund raised less than £50, and the crowdfunding a little more. We still have a long way to go yet
Its more than an update, is almost a total overhaul. I will emailing desura tomorrow to work out when we can release it, and as an update or new install. Watch the news!
The alpha has had many, many changes and is much improved in every regard. We also hope to get the mac version out at the same time. Few days later than planned with the release as i have been ill for a few days.
Multiplayer is not in the alpha s stated numerous times :)
The Beta will full oculus rift support, hopefully we will be able to get the dev kit next month and also release a fully supported alpha.
18th July the new alpha should be available for download, I am hoping it can just be an update from the desura download, but i will let you know more closer to the time. Also trying to get a mac release out at the same time and maybe a linux compatible version using wine :)
Quick look at 1st person mode in new alpha, you also have helmet view and third person. woohooo 3 different view types, something for everybody! And they all play and feel different.
The new alpha is improved in every way, sound, visuals, totally new story mode and fixed a lot of bugs. Releasing on the 18th :)
It sounds like it is something to do with desura. it could be your install, try re-installing it or raise the issue with desura. Please let us know how you get on and if you manage to find out what the problem is so that others who may have the same problem in the future have more information on it.
Anyone else know of this problem?
A few things i would suggest,
Download the latest version of directX and install that first, then try re-installing the GhostshipGame.
I have not heard of this problem yet, but i do know due to compatibility with the current version of wine for linux users, It tries to use DX11, i will see if there is anything i can do for the next alpha release with regards to that.
Well said :)
Yeah I spent time looking for the author, but couldnt find him/her. So next time I will just make up my own quote :)
The fighter at the beginning you mean? i will work on that.
I need a programmer to do a lot of the things I want to do, I am limited to what I can achieve. Many improvements with regards to the mechanics will happen when i can get some help :)
All normal maps sorted now :) LOL, they wasn't normalized, you will see the difference now!
Doors fixed and re-textured, same as most of the environment :)
Cant make spec map for the blood decals, its unlit, have added a normal now though :)
Overall the more time i spend on the graphics the better, but as a solo dev my time must go into all areas of development, there are 4 decks out of the ship finished, the other 17 are all different, I am working on the Amroury at the moment which i hope to finish off and include in the alpha 0.36
The people who have gave Ghostship a 1 rating, please give some feedback on your score, if you want a better game then i need to know what you like about it and what you don`t like!
I have spent almost 3000 hours making this game with zero pay, I would appreciate a minute or two of your time to give some feedback.