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10 comments by Colossal on Jan 24th, 2014

Alive & Kicking is now officially on Steam Greenlight! And at the time of writing this article, we're actually #1 of 1,515 games in Greenlight - all thanks to your support. Hopefully it can maintain its position and earn a place on Steam in the next round of games. If you haven't yet seen Alive & Kicking on Greenlight, click here.

Meanwhile, the mod itself continues to take shape. In the last large batch of screenshots, we showed how we reworked our lighting and cleaned up the tests. The decision to do this mostly came from urging from the community, but also because we felt like the previous visual theme was inconsistent and made the mod feel sloppy. After posting those screenshots, we actually made entirely new textures for the maps, combining the design of Portal 2's textures with the grungy characteristic concrete from the first Portal.

Thanks for your support so far - with your help, we can get A&K onto everybody's favorite distribution platform. Expect even more media updates if and/or when we finally make the cut!

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Weighted Wonderland Part 2

Weighted Wonderland Part 2

Dec 26, 2012 Demo 2 comments

Last year we created Weighted Wonderland, a bonus map for Portal 2 full of holiday cheer. Well it's that time of year again, so how about a second part?

Alive & Kicking: Official DEMO Soundtrack

Alive & Kicking: Official DEMO Soundtrack

Apr 6, 2012 Music 17 comments

Solve tests while listening to this wonderful soundtrack created by wauterboi! This is a soundtrack for the demo. The final version of the mod will have...

Weighted Wonderland - A Christmas Map

Weighted Wonderland - A Christmas Map

Dec 25, 2011 Demo 9 comments

Happy holidays from rHetorical! Take a stroll through a slightly more refrigerated test course in this present we whipped up for everyone!

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ReflexF.N. Dec 10 2014, 3:14pm says:

You've got my vote. :)

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Guest Sep 29 2014, 7:22am says:

Is this mod still going on? I know it's alot of work, but we don't really get updates on what's going on, so I feel a little in the dark.

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Colossal Creator
Colossal Oct 1 2014, 7:52pm replied:

We're still going, but development has slowed as a few of us are going back to school and whatnot

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tile Nov 16 2014, 4:34pm replied:

welcome to the month of september! would you like to introduce your current self?

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tile Nov 26 2014, 9:06pm replied:

...and now i feel like an idiot...meant to say
"welcome to the month of November! Would you like to introduce your current self?"

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LOCKJAWVENOM Sep 21 2014, 6:06pm says:

You guys should ask to use this skin: It's very reminiscent of the first Portal's Chell, yet in the style of Portal 2. I understand that you guys may want to create your own skin for Chell out of pride, but I personally think that no skin would fit better than this one, under any circumstances. The mod is looking great by the way, and I can't wait for it!

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LOCKJAWVENOM Dec 3 2014, 10:17pm replied:

Wow. People downvoted me for no reason other than having my own opinion. ********...
Anyway, I'm sure your custom model will be better by far. Can't wait to play the finished product!

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stefsearch7 Dec 12 2014, 5:02pm replied:

No, you got downvoted because you said "you guys may want to create your own skin for Chell out of pride, but I personally think that no skin would fit better than this one, under any circumstances", which sounds like you think that these guys will do a worse job than the model you posted, which frankly doesn't fit a lot with this mod.
And calling people ******** won't get you a lot of upvotes either.

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LOCKJAWVENOM Dec 13 2014, 11:46pm replied:

I never directly said that they would do a worse job, because at the time there was not even any indication that they were making their own model for the mod. Additionally, I stated that no skin would FIT better, not that no skin would BE better. FITTING better implies that the skin would simply match the tone of the mod, while BEING better would imply something completely different. Furthermore, I was linking to a skin, not a new model. Of course a new custom ******* model would be better than the simple reskin I linked to, it would be a WHOLE NEW MODEL compared to a simple retextured skin. So for overlooking all three of those main points which you could have easily comprehended if you hadn't judged my comment by its score and therefore read it without care, and for making it abundantly clear that you downvoted BOTH of my comments (since the first one now has -4 and the second now has -1), I can safely say that your ARE in-fact a dumb *******. Feel free to downvote this comment as well since it clearly points out how dumb you are, and I hope it makes you feel better about yourself.

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stefsearch7 16hours 32mins ago replied:

Firstly, the issue of thinking which fits better, or is better, is entirely subjective and wasn't the point of my comment. You sounded like you were implying that A&K wouldn't be able to make whatever they were doing to fit better than that skin. It sounded a bit rude.
Secondly, the "model" thing was a mistake I made but since you can't edit comments I can't fix it.
And I haven't downvoted your first comment, just your second, because you called everyone who did downvote ********. And now you called me a dumb ******* again, when I myself haven't insulted you at all.

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vanSulli Creator
vanSulli Dec 3 2014, 10:04pm replied:

We'll be using a custom model instead of a reskin in order to get the best results.

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