Bernie Needs Love is, in essence, a simple and lighthearted platformer in which the player must guide Bernie, a nice but anguished old man chased by death, towards his girlfriend — while avoiding the many hazards of a poorly maintained yet beautiful city and collecting blue 'love-enhancing' pills to make it an extra-special night! In a time of eye candy and accessibility over gameplay and personality, Bernie Needs Love truly stands out from the crowd with its charming retro graphics, lovingly composed chiptune music, and hardcore difficulty level — which are sure to satisfy players who grew up in the 8-bit era.
This brief video shows off a little of the new stage 1-8, the chiptune track made for the new subarea Downtown, and the support for the Xbox 360 controller.
This update also implemented other important features and bugfixes — especially in the performance department — such as delta time for every moving sprite/timer/counter used in the game logic, in order to make it much more stable and framerate independent, which means it should play the same regardless of the FPS count.
You can read the full log on Desura.
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