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Updates about release date, guns, gamemodes, and new features for Jaykin' Bacon: Episode 3! Also, fart cops, and a sneak peek at our 74 planned guns.

Posted by postal123 on Jun 13th, 2013

Hello! It's been awhile. After finishing v4, we took a bit of a break, and then classes start up again, followed swiftly by valve breaking everything, so things have fallen behind a bit. Regardless, we were on track to have the public release out to you guys by the summer, but we've spent the last month+ dealing with valve's steampipe update, and sadly, since our game relies on game mounting which doesn't work right now, it's seems that we'll have to delay our release plans. Valve claimed they'd fix the game mounting a month ago, but it never happened, so here we are!

BUT HEY, on the plus side, progress is moving swiftly on v4.5, we're hoping to have it done in a few weeks. It's gonna have a lot of new features we've been very eager to test, so look forward to it for all of you beta testers. And that's not all, we're now officially on the ALIEN SWARM ENGINE SDK 2013 Engine from here on out. We're gonna have a lot of fun with it, and are alraedy enjoying the better lighting effects.

As far as Moddb updating goes, I'm going to make an effort to update this more often. I was waiting to get some more weapons finished before posting this article, but delays being what they were, that ended up taking awhile.

MOVING ON

PROGRESS!!!


The scale system is almost done, and it's seriously fun as hell.


We're gonna have many uses for this, most noticeably being the shrink ray

It's a charge up weapon, that fires out an energy projectile that shrinks any player it hits. The idea is you shrink the player, and then run up to them and step on them. We've been having a lot of fun with this, and we've got many ideas for gamemodes to make to best utilize this feature.

WEAPONS!!!

PS07 was the king of weapon mods back in the day, with 85 ridiculous guns in it, although more than a few were really similar to one another. We're happy to announce that at this point, we currently have 74 unique weapons planned for Jaykin' Bacon: Episode 3! Our goal is to have 50 by version 5, and then add on more in the subsequent patches down the road. We'll have 10 weapon slots set up, with no more than 8 guns per slot, and we're starting to investigate alternate methods for weapon selection given the massive number of guns we're gonna have. Here's a preview of how the weapon selection screen will look in game, though keep in mind we use a MGS style vertical weapon selection system, instead of the HL2 horizontal weapon selection system:

For the sake of surprises, we've censored out a bunch of the names, but this still gives you a good idea of the scale we're aiming for. Lets take a look at a few guns now:

The dubstep gun was one of the very first weapons we added to the game, suggested by our sound guy absinthe well over a year ago (suck it saints row IV).

The texture isn't yet done, but the model itself has been finalized, and should be a lot of fun. You use the GPS to select your 'song', and left click to fire out a stream of pure dubstep. No, it doesn't make people dance, that's stupid and unrealistic. Instead it causes damage, blurs vision, and eventually blows up the head of whoever you're aiming at, as you've probably seen in our older videos.

The shotgun is also finished. It's the same type of shotgun seen at the end of terminator 2, though with a different stock.

GAMEMODES!!!

Battle Royale and SVT are both getting a slew of new features added to them. Taking more inspiration from the original battle royale film, once the round gets down to only 2 players, a 'king of the hill' type mode will kick in, in which the two players must race to get to a point on the map before the round timer expires. There, they must kill each other. Failure to kill each other, or make it to the safe point in time, equals death. This is a bit of a change from the standard battle royale, and will be optional, but it seems a good solution to players camping to force someone to lose. We'll see how it works in 4.5

SVT will also get some fun new additions:

We'll be testing out a porn distraction weapon, utilizing a censor shader over top of it just like in MGS. We're also experimenting with a sound decoy weapon, and some landmines for snake. Testing will prove how useful these end up being.

PROMOTIONAL JUNK

We've started making videos to show off aspects of the mod, as they're finished. First up is the fart cops gamemode:

TEAM OPENINGS

Right now we could do with a player modeler, as well as someone to help out with making some of our more unconventional alien weapons. If you happen to be really good at just making guns in general, maybe we can make things work with you as well. If you think you can help, message me (postal123) on here and we'll see if we can't make things work. But we're going to be very selective with this, so only apply if you really think you can impress us, thanks <3

THAT'S ALL FOR NOW

Not a big update, I know. But it's been long enough, and since progress is going smoothly towards 4.5, I should have more to show off soon.

As before, if you want to help support the mod, feel free to donate. All money is split 50/50 between mod needs (server hosting, bandwidth costs, new content for the mod, affording new mics, hiring people, etc) and rewarding the developers who put in the most work. You can check out the donation page, as well as other cool stuff, on our brand new website. Check it OUT:

Jaykinbacon.co.uk

For more frequent updates, you can follow us on twitter, facebook, or our main development page on facepunch studios (requires gold membership to view)

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And here's some more footage from the beta tests to close out on:

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SeanDevine
SeanDevine Jun 13 2013, 7:00pm says:

Looks cool

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Bman95
Bman95 Jun 13 2013, 8:13pm says:

Goddammit, I want to play this NOW!

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AshHousewares
AshHousewares Jun 13 2013, 10:40pm says:

This looks amazing. I like the life bar you added from MGS.

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psn_toonjuice
psn_toonjuice Jun 13 2013, 10:57pm says:

Is that a scoped combat knife I see in the header?

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postal123 Author
postal123 Jun 14 2013, 12:31am replied:

Yep. It's functional, too.

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npc_violent
npc_violent Jun 13 2013, 11:15pm says:

Awesome work, guys!

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DJHellray
DJHellray Jun 14 2013, 1:32am says:

how does someone join the beta?

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adelina1985a
adelina1985a Jun 14 2013, 2:44am says:

I have a suggestion, group the weapons and make certain ones available only in certain game modes, since scrolling can be annoying. If you already do that, great.

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postal123 Author
postal123 Jun 14 2013, 10:40am replied:

That's what we're doing yeah

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Xylemon
Xylemon Jun 14 2013, 8:19pm says:

This is one of the best joke mods I've seen in a while.

+1 vote     reply to comment
psn_toonjuice
psn_toonjuice Jun 15 2013, 10:07am says:

Sweet mother of jesus, THAT'S AMAZING. It's an actual weapon?

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3viljimmy
3viljimmy Jun 18 2013, 7:44am says:

Hey guys, your updates are awesome, and you're doing a really good job on keeping me interested in your mod.

I just wanted to point out that most of your Twitter updates are too long and I'm not able to read them fully (not sure if intentional).
If not intentional could you consider posting them all on your Facebook page as well? Thank you!

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postal123 Author
postal123 Jun 18 2013, 5:08pm replied:

It is intentional, it's only for patches made to the dev build that it occurs and the main point with those tweets is to show we're still working on it. You'll get the full changelog when we release the version they're for.

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