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Since last update I have been quiet and busy in equal doses. I've already updated you on the upcoming character art, customisation and equipment changes, here's what else is going on:

Posted by captain_deathbeard on Jun 25th, 2013

Since last update I have been quiet and busy in equal doses.  I've already updated you on the upcoming character art, customisation and equipment changes, here's what else is going on:

Since last update, I am now working in a real office in Bristol and I've been doing lots of recruiting and businessey stuff.  The Lo-Fi Games team is currently:

  • Myself, game developer extraordinaire.
  • Sam Gynn, full-time programmer with a beard.
  • 3D Masala, freelance art studio, something like 8-10 artists I think.  I don't know.
  • Kole Hicks, freelance sound designer.  Beard status unknown.
  • Chris Roberts, part-time freelance technical artist.  No beard, but he used to work for David Braben, which is badass.
  • Vurt, famous foliage modder.  He will hopefully be joining sometime after next update, working on world design.  Beard status unknown.

So I have been caught up with a lot of organisational boss stuff and things.  But Sam has already finished implementation of the audio system, which is now ready for Kole to start work.  So no sound in the next update, but work starts now and Kole estimates around 3 months until completion.  This will be released in small parts, so you'll see sound trickling in during that time.

I've also been heavily into design, you see implementing all the new clothing and armour has the effect that it makes me think carefully about the factions, cultures and game world.  I'm now fleshing out the biomes and final worldmap design, which is not just cosmetic.  The different map zones will not only look different, they will have different resources, technology to unlock, danger levels, food and water availability, weather, storms, wildlife, some may even need special equipment or knowledge to survive.  It will also keep you busy with further goals once you've built a solid stronghold.

Moving into new map zones will be a vital way of unlocking new tech research.  Eventually there will also be alternative means of achieving these unlocks, such as diplomacy, or stealing from or conquering another faction.

Smaller stuff will be worked on too, walls and bugs etc.  Player shops are now functional.
Next update is scheduled for the start of July!

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HamSpanker
HamSpanker Jun 25 2013, 11:46am says:

I'm so excited for the new world stuff! I mean the desert is cool, but having my guys fighting bandits on a snowy mountain or getting chased by wild animals in an exotic jungle just sounds awesome!

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λpone
λpone Jun 25 2013, 12:54pm says:

Great work.

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Urch
Urch Jun 25 2013, 12:55pm says:

Will beards feature in the next update?

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Hannarr
Hannarr Jun 25 2013, 1:11pm replied:

I believe so.

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alicecarlyj
alicecarlyj Jun 25 2013, 5:11pm replied:

im expecting those arse beards I was promised last post!!!

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emptyDnik
emptyDnik Jun 25 2013, 3:28pm says:

If i was in your team and had an awesome beard i would ask for a raise and you would give it to me!!! lol interesting information ; wish all luck and fun with developement!

PS: also the guy from the wallpaper you've got seems so lost and funny with his facepalm, makes me relate him in a situation where he is zoro from one piece(one piece readers-watchers will get it)

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keida666
keida666 Jul 1 2013, 4:07am replied:

yea we know

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insectus
insectus Jun 25 2013, 5:23pm says:

Wow, this is amazing news! I had no idea things were so ahead on the studio front already. Congratulations!

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BlueSunsleader
BlueSunsleader Jun 25 2013, 10:51pm says:

Sounds good keep it up.

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AcornGrenadeS
AcornGrenadeS Jun 26 2013, 2:23pm says:

its unacceptable that you dont know if Kole Hicks has a beard, find out!

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KoleAudioSolutions
KoleAudioSolutions Jun 26 2013, 4:20pm replied:

Haha, I can confirm that this Kole fella doesn't have a beard... yet. It's a WIP.

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archking3
archking3 Jun 26 2013, 8:11pm says:

beards are overrated ]=D

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valdeepl
valdeepl Jun 27 2013, 5:36pm says:

Great news! it seems to have a vast potential, i hope you consider demolishion or move object option ;)

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SmackaHowzer
SmackaHowzer Jun 29 2013, 5:15pm says:

New map zones/biomes sound really cool. cant wait.

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Jun 30 2013, 6:50pm says:

Vurt's joining eh? Wow that's good to hear.

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keida666
keida666 Jul 1 2013, 4:10am says:

Still waiting for those clothing mesh files for us moders

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jayyce
jayyce Jul 2 2013, 7:29am says:

You got onto Steam! Well done :-D so excited by this game.

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Nagato798
Nagato798 Jul 8 2013, 10:19pm says:

Kenshi FTW !

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