First the recruitment news
A while ago we recruited Draken as a Level Designer and he already posted some screenshots of his map in progress, check it out:
Also thanks to Mastix one of our testers and also helps with PR and recruitment, we now have a Sound Engineer to help out with our sounds, so say hi to: Dj DoGiDoG
He's been quite helpfull and is a great asset to the team.
This means that there are currently NO open positions within the team, we're stuffed!
- Code: Focused on finishing the current 2 gamemodes(Last Man Standing and Last Team Standing), ironed out some bugs, added the MelonDeath mode(read on for more info) and modified the HUD a bit so the Lives counter is now next to the Health counter.
- Mapping: Alt' updated his OutPost map with new lighting, changed sounds, made the sounds env_soundscapes and some other things. Draken is still working on his map and hopefully there'll be a version we can playtest soon :D
- Modelling: Nauz got a new mission and it's this time not a grenade! More info once he's done/nearly done
- Sound: Dj DoGiDoG has made a new skull nade sound, we needed a new one due to the other one not having anything mentioned on usage rights, so hence a new one based on a sound that MAY be used and editted.
It's not as great but it was hard to find something good for the skull, and a sound is better then no sound. He also made a sound for when MelonDeath mode is activated though it's not fully done, it also includes voice so that's awesome too :D
Earlier I mentioned MelonDeath mode, here's an explanation:
Once there's about 30 seconds of roundtime left MelonDeath mode is activated, it's like SuddenDeath but with a twist: players get 1 hp and their grenades are removed and replaced with a whole buncha melons, since players have 1 hp the melons become very efficient at killing off everyone remaining.
However the 1 hp thing can be rather annoying and we're considering changing it to giving everyone 100 hp instead and a special type of melon that can be thrown (much) faster.
FragOut gameplay video by PhanracK:
Here's a pretty cool video one of our playtesters made, for the credits see the video description.
That was all for now, keep watching! :)