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We've changed the whole UI and added several key features to the combat system.

Posted by Jungletoe on Aug 29th, 2013

We just did some quick things to make the interface more simple and more intuitive.

  1. Right click to select/interact with items/objects/animals/etc
  2. Left click to attack (you'll soon be able to attack directionally)
  3. Removed click-to-move

All of these updates are being put in place to fix some potential problems with the new combat system. Here is our proposed plan:

  • Mana gain (faster regen speeds according to your heart level, max 100)
  • Sprint with shift (takes 1 mana per tile)
  • Punch/launch directionally with left click (hold to charge, takes 5 mana)
  • Block (acts like a forcefield) with spacebar(?), is broken when hit with an attack

We're also working on a new logo. Here's a preview:

User Posted Image

We also redid the GUI to be more minimal:

User Posted Image

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Templarfreak Aug 31 2013, 2:38am says:

It's actually starting to look really, really good.

I think you guys should remake some of the older sprites, I think now that you guys probably have a bit more experience you could make much better ones. =)

I say that because, I can just tell which ones are the older sprites.

Another thing I would also suggest is adding a bit of random generation to the grass and dirt textures, as well.

And I also like the new name.

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Jungletoe Sep 2 2013, 8:25pm replied:

If you look closely, those are already new sprites. We also have character customization choices incoming soon ;)

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Gacrux Oct 5 2013, 11:16am says:

very nice keep up the good work the interface looks much better and alot cleaner!

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