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This week David has been visiting San Francisco to look for apartments, so John took the liberty of showing off the new changes in this alpha.

Posted by jeffr on Dec 8th, 2010

This week David has been visiting San Francisco to look for apartments, so John took the liberty of showing off the new changes in this alpha.

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:

- Detail map objects (objects can use detail maps like the terrain does)
- Character spawn point saving and loading
- 'B' key plays test animation (bowing)
- New fort level using detail map objects

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SliderFF
SliderFF Dec 8 2010, 1:55am says:

try to save some cash, alredy wana play with alpha :D

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP! Dec 8 2010, 5:54am says:

"fail, fail, fail... in position". i lol'd ;D
you guys are doing a really great job! :)

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Maxivz
Maxivz Dec 8 2010, 7:13am says:

Great guys, this is awsome

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feillyne
feillyne Dec 8 2010, 8:50am says:

The video nice as always, all well and good, still, hopefully, you'll elaborate on cultural details, so these cities will avoid to be grey stone/rock block areas with e.g. no paintings on them, no reliefs, no sculptures, no soul... so crude.

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ariehl
ariehl Dec 8 2010, 11:09am replied:

The city is still very much a work in progress. They released it this week since it was a lighter development week. I would expect a lot more detail and culture added to the level in the coming weeks.

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Assaultman67
Assaultman67 Dec 10 2010, 12:21pm replied:

I actually can see a lot of potential already in it ... it's a great start ...

Just add some really colorful cloth object of lots of different colors and volia! flamboyant cat city ...

The white stone is a perfect choice for the cats because its the brightest neutral color there is ...

If you think about the construction of the buildings, they're probably made out of the same materials and made the same way which justifies the same basic look and color for all the buildings.

However, considering that cats are flamboyant in this universe, they would naturally add stuff to their houses, shops, etc to make it stand out ...

Hence the basic buildings should all look the same for each race, however I imagine each race would have their own construction style (adobe style, marble stone, wood huts, whatever) which would be as simple as changing the material, and maybe the layout of the buildings :P ...

Damn, I rant about mapping too much >_>

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jjawinte
jjawinte Dec 12 2010, 6:13am replied:

Sounds about right to me sir. Rant on...

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SolidFake
SolidFake Dec 8 2010, 9:14am says:

nice town, just missing the cats ;)
and stuff feillyne above me said would be great too

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linfosoma
linfosoma Dec 8 2010, 10:04am says:

Great video.
One thing tough, you guys really need to release an auto-patcher for the alpha.

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Aquilia
Aquilia Dec 8 2010, 12:02pm replied:

Seconded :D Make it update automatically on launch, like WoW or something else that auto-updates...

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Assaultman67
Assaultman67 Dec 10 2010, 12:06pm replied:

They don't want it to patch over the old versions because there are modders out there that may rely on the old versions or need to adapt their maps to newer versions ...

auto patching is very modder unfriendly ...

edit: or at least im guessing that's why

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Sph!nx
Sph!nx Dec 8 2010, 11:20am says:

Amazing technology. Great work guys!

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Juffe
Juffe Dec 8 2010, 11:26am says:

This game looks nice and fun but it's sad that it's so expensive. =(

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Aquilia
Aquilia Dec 8 2010, 12:04pm says:

It is? It's only $20... A lot cheaper than most games!

EDIT: Supposed to be a reply to Juffe...

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WerQ
WerQ Dec 8 2010, 2:48pm says:

I... believe in you. I shall buy this game, and i shall enjoy it. Thou shalt also enjoy it.

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GeneralMonkey
GeneralMonkey Dec 8 2010, 6:19pm says:

I was expecting a city of giant scratched up couchs.

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YanDaik
YanDaik Dec 8 2010, 6:22pm says:

i want to see a whale city ))

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Kitsunami
Kitsunami Dec 9 2010, 9:22am says:

I cant wait for this game.

One question, will the engine be available for modders? If not, will it be available for purcahse/rent? :3

I would really love to work with this engine and make a Redwall mod.

There just arent any redwall games out there! :(

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Dec 9 2010, 2:36pm says:

Looks good. I like the way that the movement in the game is shaping up.

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Paroxysm-Interactive
Paroxysm-Interactive Dec 28 2010, 1:17pm says:

Stunning i will definetly buy this when it is on sale.

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