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People that follow Wolfire regularly already know what Overgrowth is. However, many people who stumble across our videos end up confused by what they are watching. Given that we needed a new video for the IGF submission, I thought it would be a great time to tackle the issue head on.

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People that follow Wolfire regularly already know what Overgrowth is. However, many people who stumble across our videos on YouTube or GameTrailers end up confused by what they are watching. Given that we need a new video for the IGF submission, I thought it would be a great time to tackle the issue head on.

Introducing our latest video. The goal was to create a succinct and intense explanation of what Overgrowth is all about. Be sure to watch it in HD.


This concept is in a similar vein to the "Does Overgrowth need a tagline?" post I wrote a while back. I'll be very interested to see how people who have never heard of us before respond. I also hope it's something people can link to when they want to show someone what Overgrowth is, rather than try to tell them.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

WOOT!

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Nebcake
Nebcake

The video itself can make any one love this game.

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nubblecakes
nubblecakes

The editor suite looks bad-***. I might actually get this game to play and to mod. :)

PS: I take it you're releasing this on Steam? Correct me if I'm wrong. That would be great though!

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jeffr Author
jeffr

Yup, we worked out a deal with Valve. However, please buy it direct from us, instead of on Steam, as Valve takes a sizeable portion of our profit for the privilege!

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PeeWee_89
PeeWee_89

Will it be in a download form from you? or will i have to wait for a DVD? :)

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jeffr Author
jeffr

it is downloadable. If you preorder, you can already download weekly alphas that we release every week. :) In fact, if you preorder, you can convert your preorder into a Steam version once it appears on Steam!

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aerozol
aerozol

A nicely boxed physical copy would be the option I go for. Any plans for one?
It can also sometimes help persuade the sticky fingers of pirates to shell out for the physical copy ;)

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Dra6o0n
Dra6o0n

Hmm, I should avoid using my paypal to buy any current steam game for this, but i only 21.60 CDN in paypal so if its over 20 bucks I'm not sure if I'm able to convert it using paypal's rates...

21.60 CDN = 19.54 USD (Phooey)

Then I should save my money for Starcraft 2, and possibly somehow get a ps3 later...

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83

Amazing.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

haha, love the "sweet editor suite" part, will you have a build ready in time for IGF?

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Joe_Shmoe
Joe_Shmoe

Awwww crap... I hate steam =\ Having to pay for a game and pay for the download of the game just doesnt work for me... and besides im on Linux. Wont you guys have it distributed on the shelves?

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Minuit
Minuit

You don't pay for the download. That's the whole point of Steam and why games can be and are offered a lot cheaper. There's no middle-man publisher.

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jeffr Author
jeffr

It is really hard to get a game in stores. I wouldn't even know where to begin! When you preorder Overgrowth, you get access to our Secret Preorder Forum where you can download weekly alphas of Overgrowth.

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Hoizen
Hoizen

I see the rigging and animation tools(and look pretty damn awesome), how about the actual modeling itself? Did you guys use an outside software?

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jeffr Author
jeffr

I asked Aubrey what tools he uses and he said:

3DS Max 9 for 3D modeling
Mudbox 2009 for 3D sculpting
xNormal for baking normal maps and ambient occlusion
Crazybump for making tangent space normal maps from heightmaps
Photoshop CS2 for making 2D art and color textures for 3D objects

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lethal_vortex
lethal_vortex

awesome:)

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Apst
Apst

Please, please do everything in that Arnold voice.

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Myloman
Myloman

Hahaha, loved the commentary. Yet another awesome video.

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar

this looks pretty neat. Direct from you guys have any DRM type thingies (online registration, etc)?

Thanks for the vid, this looks like something I'm interested in now. Will the price be the same when it comes out?

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jeffr Author
jeffr

We are DRM free. :)

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Highmist
Highmist

lol, i love this video. Never really got around to buying the origional Lugaru, but i got the demo and played as much as i could of it. cant wait to grab this soon!

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Dnst
Dnst

I think Overgrowth engine would be predestined for a great RPG instead of an rabbit ninja fighting game.

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jeffr Author
jeffr

Overgrowth will (hopefully) be just the beginning. If the game does OK, we will be making many more to come!

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Aimforthehead
Aimforthehead

I'll be buying for both the game and the modding.

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izzysinz
izzysinz

I love the editor. That alone makes me want this game!

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Bon.
Bon.

Awesome video, and equally awesome Arnold impression.

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SolidFake
SolidFake

wow, to be honest, the editor seems to be the most impressive part of the game oO

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moci
moci

That's because there is no game yet...

God... I love what they are doing, but what they are doing has little do to with the actual game itself. (We don't know much about the story or actual gameplay etc etc besides some physics demo's etc)

Good job on all of the systems, can't wait to see what comes next.
(Water, AI editor, ...)

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AnarchyDom
AnarchyDom

Will almost definitely be buying this. Great video, thanks for putting the time into it as it summarises the game so far really well and has heightened my interest :D

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chris_sloany
chris_sloany

yep, gonna be one of the best indie games out there!!

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Shoelip
Shoelip

It's amazing. This video actually got mostly positive comments on Gametrailers. I guess that means it's officially mainstream. :p

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Soulseker
Soulseker

Lol this will be a main competitor against the ns2 Spark engine I guess :D

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Godwin
Godwin

They need to take away comments from gametrailers. Well at least this time it's not all 'WASTE OF TIME ID RATHER BE PLAYIN COD4 LOLOLOLOLOMG 360 RULZ!!1111eleven'

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Dnst
Dnst

Thats good to hear. The engine is brilliant, it would be an inappropriate waste only to use it for one game. The levels are really large, perfect for an roleplay game.

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