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Running with Rifles beta 0.93 coming out in a matter of weeks!

Posted by pasik on Dec 7th, 2013

Long time no see! We've been taking a bit of extra time to improve RWR over a longer stretch recently before hitting Steam Early Access. Version 0.93 will be released soon (hating that word as much as you do), within 1-2 weeks I dare say, soon to follow with an updated demo and 0.94 for Steam. Also it's that voting time of the year again, so give us a thumbs up by clicking somewhere on that enormous banner at indiedb.com 2013 IOTY awards - cheers!

One of the bigger changes coming in 0.93 is the new inventory view. The new approach is more fluent to use with item type based arrangement and shortcuts on mouse buttons, and we also wanted to make it less obtrusive with the floating design.

Beta 0.93 sneak peek

Another big changer is the way how the campaign is played out from now on. Previously the system was a linear sequence of maps, not a very open world approach, so now it will allow more free adventuring to ensue instead by traveling between maps using marked extraction points. Conveniently it also enables retreating when it seems you're hitting a dead end.

In the combat toolset, a sticky remote-detonable C4 explosive has been added for destroying static targets such as radio towers now featured in certain maps. It also sticks on to vehicles allowing to execute certain stunts or create traps - can see plenty of hilarity coming up in online because of this! The grenade launcher, M79, has been added in the available set as a new primary weapon type too. Moreover, the complete faction specific weapon sets are now in, so all three factions have their unique weapons.

In addition to these major changes, the minor changes go almost in hundreds!

Beta 0.93 sneak peek

Once we're done with 0.93, quick update 0.94 for Steam and all the promo video work, 0.95 will feature some exciting changes as well. We'll be adding the mini-bosses, strong high rank enemy AI bots with different outfits to create that occasional disrupt in balance, and also the final stage battle setups for campaign to mark a proper ending for defeating another faction. Some new quests/objectives for the campaign will be added as well, and I hope I can get around to teach the AI to utilize the sandbag barrier construction soon too.

Have faith my fellow runners, 0.93 is almost there, then we'll do everything we can to get RWR in Steam Early Access as soon as possible!

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agrenas
agrenas Dec 8 2013, 5:21am says:

woah,i feel like this is one of the underrated games. Looking forward for this update.

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Petrenko
Petrenko Dec 8 2013, 5:34am replied:

underrated? it feels like some conspiracy-theory-like new world order is trying to stop this game from getting well-known. i mean, it truely deserves it! (being well-known)

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies! Dec 8 2013, 7:29am replied:

...Take of your tinfoil hats, kittens.

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JackMayol
JackMayol Dec 8 2013, 6:10am says:

One of my favorite game of all time (Moonbase commander) won the "Best of 2002: The Game No One Played" award. Would be a tragedy to come to this with RWR as the critics are pretty good but the game is still not very well known although we made quite some promo effort here and there.
Being on Steam as early access title should be the turning point, at least we hope so and hope dies last!

PS: don't forget to vote for RWR at the indiedb game of the year award 2013 !

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TheSoldier
TheSoldier Dec 8 2013, 10:19am says:

I can vouch for this being one of the biggest updates, JUST from the content. XD

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Kyp724
Kyp724 Dec 17 2013, 10:36pm says:

I can't believe I didn't know about this game until now. This is amazing

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