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New features including stealth chokehold with tethered movement, body dragging, and updated character sounds.

Posted by jeffr on Oct 10th, 2011

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.

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

- Stealth chokehold with tethered movement
- Fixed camera movement issues with level end UI
- Body dragging
- Awesomium and Berkelium fixes
- Updated character sounds

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ponpat Oct 10 2011 says:

Wait, did I sleep for an entire day? Or is it realy monday not tuesday? D: *shocked*
So to the video: The animation is very nice and I love the things this can add to the gameplay, if done right. But I think until now I can not see any reason why I should think, that you will not try to do it as good as possible. Currently it looks like you are trying to do a perfect game, but, to say the truth, I start to be a bit scared about if overgrowth ever will be finished or if you will take the next 3 years with so many (imo great and somehow neat) details and then see: we can do xyz at the graphics much much better now, so why shouldn't we do it, so that it again will take 2 or 3 bonus years, in which you will find many nice optimisations again which also will take much time.
Do not get it right, I love what you do and see what you do, but slowly I get a bit scared that you never will be satisfied with your own work enough to release the game and so never will get enough rewards for the years of great work.

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Henley Oct 10 2011 replied:

However you can see the progress they make every week. The guys over at Wolfire are very switched on, I wouldn't be so worried about it.

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Parker: Oct 10 2011 replied:

They released the alpha, so it's kind of a game, see it like a game with patch every week, that's pretty cool looking this way. And as always, great freakin' vid'.

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moci Oct 10 2011 replied:

No, the alpha is just a fancy editor. There is no real storyline, the only thing you can do is run around and fight.

We'll see when it's done. As long as they don't burn through their money and end up not being able to finish the game because they've got to find other jobs...

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SolidFake Oct 10 2011 replied:

that kept me from preordering so far
everything they showed is acceptable, but too few in terms of gameplay, story, characters etc.

I'll preorder once they shown me at least some sort of gameplay and story document

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macacos2 Oct 10 2011 replied:

You can go here for a little more info on the atmosphere of the game:

And if you're looking for a storyline, all you have to do is go here:

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leathery Oct 10 2011 replied:

don't be scared the alpha allows you to make your own fun in the editor and thats why I'm going to buy overgrowth.

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Theon Oct 10 2011 says:


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bikkebakke Oct 10 2011 says:

Hitman: bunny money

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aerozol Oct 10 2011 says:

Like ponpat said, it's a little bit worrying when you spend a week on fun details, that perhaps aren't part of the core game. But I think as long as you guys implement it in clever ways, you'll be adding enough value to make it more than worth it.
This stealth choke and body dragging is interesting on its own, but I would really really like to see what happens when you put it into enemy AI, and perhaps allow pulling around of not only bodies, but other elements. Would really explode the opportunities for this.

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Reactorcore Oct 10 2011 says:

These videos keep getting increasingly more grimdark with each feature.

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KarimIO Oct 10 2011 says:

Overgrowth = Awesome.
Overgrowth + Splinter Cell = Even more awesome.

Who knew?

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linfosoma Oct 10 2011 says:

Stealth yes! That's freaking awesome. I also love the non-lethal option.

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AlekZanDer Oct 10 2011 says:

Hell yeah! Chokehold is one of the most dangerous ways to be held. I'm learning Ju-Jitsu, and this is one of the main things I have learned. Others have tried this on me... This is one of the last things you would want to feel before you die.

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Atlasfield Oct 10 2011 says:

This is an interesting and funny upgrade. Mmm, I have an idea, well in stealth mode maybe you can shutdown the enemies:

killing or only fainting. I like when is killing, but if is in the case of capture a bunny, why not implement a kind of method for immobilize the bunny and then escape with him, but if another bunny find his friend tied, he will liberate him.

I dont know, but this upgrade I like it, use non-lethal fight vs lethal fight, maybe the non-lethal will work for character less powerful, not at all can kill by the physic and those things.

Congrats for this idea, I love it, thumbs up for all the lovers (and killers) of bunnies. (^u^)

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MasacruAlex Oct 10 2011 says:


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Chezzlor Oct 10 2011 says:

The more (stable/logical) features the better! Keep up the good work :D

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dafishanator Oct 12 2011 says:

WOW!! I'm just now discovering this game....

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