Thanks to everyone who tested our first public alpha build of Children of Liberty. We fixed all of the most pressing bugs, especially the one that was causing the game to not load for some people. This and several other bugs have been cleaned up for this week's release.
Among the other new features are improved lighting. We had received numerous reports of the game being too dark for some monitors, so to compensate and to help make everything look better, we have adjusted the ambient lighting to match that of the current sky color.
Collisions have also been fixed. Last week, the player was able to run right through objects. This is no longer the case, but said objects can be easily jumped over/into.
We're also in the process of rebuilding the AI, so in the meantime the holdup maneuver isn't working. It'll be back in as soon as the AI is behaving itself.
If you'd like to try the build for yourself, you can play it at www.lantanagames.com/colalpha.html . Weekly updates will be posted every Wednesday.