We all know about Area 51
Would you believe that there is even more such places?
We just acknowledged that there is Area 86

Sources say, it contains artificial intelligence research facility & stuff that is not explainable to us.
We receive signals from it, but we have hard times figuring out how to use them.
And we don't know from what part of space it's coming from!
But we made a progress and now we can transfer your input back to the sender!
Here is some feedback on what did we discover by sending our input:

We get to control a robot.
Robot movement is very destructible and we broke many items in our path.
There is also a possibility to pick, throw & activate items while using the robot.
A unknown source that gives our robot tasks with hints on how to progress further!

That's what we did discover.
Possible thats just the tip of the iceberg.
Further discoveries is in your hands!


Area 86 Features:

  • Smooth physics-based gameplay
  • Destructible environment and items
  • Tasks with hints that give you more confusion
  • Secret places and hidden objects
  • Unexplainable events
  • Controller friendly


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Area 86 Devlog #15

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Hello!

New updated did hit Area 86
Best of them all I think is the possibility to finally pick up the chair :D

chairPicking

Let's take a look how April did rush very quickly past!

It started promising, prepared for GameDev Days in Estonia which happened 16-17 April.
Had an interesting time showing off Area 86 to visitors. Meet many interesting people and watched how people interact with Area 86.
Heres the summary:

  • One person did catch a very bad bug [ stuck robot ] thanks to him - it's fixed now!
  • Received pretty positive feedback!
  • From all the players only ~3 did not like it
    [ and the reasons where that it's too complicated for them :D ]
  • Some people got super excited already at first steps
  • Some did pick the controller without any hope that they will like it.
    But after playing it for more than ~1min they changed their opinion and liked it very much!
  • Feedback from players - gold!

The magic controller that did survive all the madness!

controller

Ladies like to play it too!!!

player lady


Overall - was happy that did visit it and meet with interesting people!

After GameDev Days was over, I got exhausted and work on Area 86 slowed down.
+ at the day job, some crunch time started, not positive at all!

Weeks passed, little bug fixes here and there, but as the weekend kicked in - the power was back for Area 86 again!!!

Did some impressive feature updates!
Like the item picking up is almost perfect now!

Here comes the full list of changes that improve playing Area 86:

  • Massively improved item picking up!
  • You can finally pick/throw chairs :D
  • Small item throwing should be more controlled
  • Fixed wall button interaction
  • Fixed not jumping/stuck player bug
  • Fixed glass not breaking bug
  • Improved Level 2 [ lighter box top, nonbreakable window visual ]
  • Improved physics stability
  • Reduced robot smashing volume when hitting with max speed

All changes can be found in latest version [0.90] which you can download right now!

The new layout for not breakable glass:

new glass

They break so easy now!

whydidbreak

The power of chair!

glassbreakwithchair

P.S. Did I mention that Björn did an awesome game critique?
You can check it out at:
Twitch.tv

P.S.S. if you like what you see, don't forget to wishlist Area 86 on Steam ;)
Store.steampowered.com

Area 86 Devlog #13

Area 86 Devlog #13

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New features - Bugfixes - Work on Level 3 - Steam?

Area 86 Devlog #11

Area 86 Devlog #11

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Got a bit lazy, but everything is still happening!

Fresh Area 86 version 0.70

Fresh Area 86 version 0.70

News

A week passed with many bugs fixes! This is the latest and most stable version!

It all starts at Area 86

It all starts at Area 86

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Start controlling a next-gen super smart robot with human powers today!

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Area 86 Linux [v0.90]

Area 86 Linux [v0.90]

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New updates hit the build! It's becoming even more stable and enjoyable to play!

Area 86 Mac [v0.90]

Area 86 Mac [v0.90]

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New updates hit the build! It's becoming even more stable and enjoyable to play!

Area 86 Windows [v0.90]

Area 86 Windows [v0.90]

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New updates hit the build! It's becoming even more stable and enjoyable to play!

Area 86 Linux [v0.89]

Area 86 Linux [v0.89]

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Area 86 Beta version. Includes updates and bugfixes!

Area 86 Mac [v0.89]

Area 86 Mac [v0.89]

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Area 86 Beta version. Includes updates and bugfixes!

Area 86 Windows [v0.89]

Area 86 Windows [v0.89]

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Area 86 Beta version. Includes updates and bugfixes!

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