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New features including dripping blood on characters, blood stream particles, particle interpolation for smooth slow motion, "," key to cut throat, script access to clean up temporary particles, placeholder blood sound effects, better stretched particle shading

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Here is the latest in our new weekly Overgrowth alpha format! David himself took some time to illustrate the traditional changelog in video form.

Don't forget that you can help support us, try out our weekly alphas (such as the one in the video), and chat with other preorderers in the Secret Preorder Forum by preordering Overgrowth.

Be sure to watch it in HD!


The features highlighted in the above video are as follows (among some extra ones thrown in for good measure):

- Dripping blood on characters
- Blood stream particles
- No eye movement or blinking when dead or unconscious
- Particle interpolation for smooth slow motion
- "," key to cut throat
- Script access to clean up temporary particles
- Placeholder blood sound effects
- Better stretched particle shading

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Paxton
Paxton

I'll have to try writing my name on a cliff.
Great stuff this week, fellas.

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Lacedaemonius
Lacedaemonius

or in the snow...

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Xendrid
Xendrid

That is just brutally awesome.

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Dra6o0n
Dra6o0n

Just don't add decapitation where the head comes off completely, because it'll really push the gore to it's limit... That and not everyone becomes aroused by blood.

Blood dripping and spewing that fast doesn't seem normal anyways... To make it realistic in bleeding terms, have the fluid only spew or fly out, if you make intense movements, since normally they'd slowly drip down your body, so by moving said body parts, you're basically throwing the blood around, a little.

When a blood vessel is cut, they don't spew out, they come out normally like water would if you cut a mild flowing pipe.

This also depends on the intensity of the bleeding... If you got a cut on your hands, it'll drip a heap of drips per minute, but if you got multiple cuts and scarring, you'd drip way more, and in the animal world, blood makes you vulnerable to being tracked.

It's possible for fighters to bleed, after being nicked by a blade or in certain cases, obstacles, but they'd be kept minimal and due to the fact that your metabolism kicks in when your body is losing blood, and the wound will stop bleeding after a while, if not forced that is.

Which means fighters that bleeds, is able to run and hide to recover, but can never recover fully due to the loss of blood.

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Arxae
Arxae

Keep in mind that this is a new feature for the game, so they just showed it in debug state :)

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Akaichi
Akaichi

...unless it's large blood vessel, like Aorta?

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Fxor
Fxor

They should add as much gore as they want. Just give the option to turn it off. Problem solved. :)

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

Believe it or not, if you cut into a major artery, there actually will be significant "spewing" of blood periodically as the heart/arteries beat (arteries spasm to pump blood just like your heart). The only thing I see "wrong" with this demo, is the amount of blood, and velocity of it's movement (both as a stream, and on the body), but obviously this has been exaggerated for the purposes of showcasing the effect.

I agree the gore should have variable degrees of being on and off. A pure on/off wouldn't be the best solution, as most people are okay with minimalistic blood (see the Halo games), while others might want exaggerated gore (see the Dead Space games).

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deathparadeNL
deathparadeNL

just multiple modes like:

no blood/only gore
no gore/only blood
no gore and blood
normal amounts
lots amounts
EXTREME GORE EDITION!!!!

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Brightgalrs
Brightgalrs

MEAT BUNNY EDITION

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xalener
xalener

You're right. There should be decapitation where the head hangs off a bit of skin too.

I mean considering the fact that there will be weapons in the game, and they seem to be going for a brutal realism, I can see the need for it.

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~DJ~
~DJ~

This same thing happened to the first chicken I slaughtered.. :o

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C&C-Pickled
C&C-Pickled

...first? D:

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

You must be sheltered from the reality most people live.

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kazumo
kazumo

So Hard...

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Dan911
Dan911

For some reason I just couldn't stop thinking about my girlfriend when she is being a booger while watching the video..

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billyboob
billyboob

I feel woozy

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SPTX
SPTX

BLOOD BLOOOOD (it's too shiny though)

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Mik0112
Mik0112

Probably the best proof-of-concept of blood effects I've seen.
Hell, best blood effects I've seen in general.

Can't wait to see how it turns out.
Probably gonna give the alpha a spin.

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LordDz
LordDz

My cute bunnies just became slaughtermachines.

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xhunterko
xhunterko

Never seen the movie adaptation of watership down I take it?

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leathery
leathery

or monty python and the holy grail!

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DeltaForce95
DeltaForce95

that made me uncomfortable actually O_O

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FLAPJACKDAN
FLAPJACKDAN

Pussy.

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DeltaForce95
DeltaForce95

knives give me the creeps lay off

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meazum
meazum

I didn't really become very uncomfortable, just when he started jumping around and flipping, it was so incredibly absurd I had to laugh and look away.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

Lol this is so gory but awesome.

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Blaise90
Blaise90

Beautiful job guys. Thumbs up

Looks like from week to week your hard works really paying off

Kepp it up,
This will be something special!

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xhunterko
xhunterko

Inhales, okay, I can do this...*trys to watch first thirty seconds*
...
*almost loses dinner, closes*

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SeBu
SeBu

i find this hard to masturbate to, no but seriosly, this gave me chills.

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9heads
9heads

WOW, AWESOME.

Detail: When the body touche the floor, why the blood in the body don't dirt the floor?

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MrLubaz
MrLubaz

Yay i love blood :D

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Atlasfield
Atlasfield

Is a good start, congradulations, however, I found some... details will can fix it.

1.- I suggest increase the transparency/alpha on the effect of the blood, it looks too "solid", and well looks strange suddenly the textures of fur and clothes dissappear.

2.- In the kind of fight your are trying to post, not always the blood will appear in all, is a good resource, but if you exagerate on it, well the game will convert in something like MK and will "dull" the other effects and textures.

3.- I suggest try to work with wounds like bruises and bumps in the body, thinking are hits in body, superficial wounds and those things.

Do not try to down in a gore game (there is too many games where only we see great visual effects and nothing of gameplay or a good story), however, keep trying, experimenting and of course working very good.

Saludos. :)

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yourgrandma
yourgrandma

Postal 2 had something like this. The blood or **** would flow down hill then pool at the bottom. It would work on walls too it was pretty neat.

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EliteInfinity
EliteInfinity

Yes, but only on the environment, not bodies...

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Joe_Shmoe
Joe_Shmoe

Love the concept! I don't believe I've ever played a game where blood actually reacts to gravity (not referring to the squirting, but that is cool too).... Seeing the blood actually stream down the body is pretty damn awesome... Now just add deformation to the character models like you would to a car model crashing, and you could literaly crush your opponents skull, or bash the rib cages in, and then more blood =P lol

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Kokumotsu
Kokumotsu

i laughed my *** off at the begenning

this looks interesting

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dsi1
dsi1

Is it bad that this is the update that is really making me want to pop on buying this?

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Metalspy
Metalspy

I was about to go to sleep, but I first wanted to see this... let the nightmares commence.

Oh yes, there will be blood. (I just felt like saying that >.<)

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PIINPOIINT
PIINPOIINT

I love the soothing music accompanied by blood fx

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100Ultimate
100Ultimate

(buried)

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ExecutorTassadar
ExecutorTassadar

don't click that spam link

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losmuertos
losmuertos

That's pretty hardcore...

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WeThePuppets
WeThePuppets

That's pretty freaking awesome. I don't think the blood is overdone, it looks pretty realistic to me.

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marksman52
marksman52

i wasnt aware that rabbits had 42 gallons of blood in their body haha.

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tv1998
tv1998

The Drips and flows don't work for me. How do I get them to show up in game?

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