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Summer 2019 Update

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Back in April I mentioned that things were moving forward and at quite an unexpected pace. Looking back at that article now I'm sorry to say that a lot of things haven't quite worked out the way we anticipated.

LET'S GET THE PERSONAL STUFF OUT OF THE WAY

Archie is moving again, to a new apartment. He is also going to be leaving the country a couple of times before the end of the year for work. This means his time to work on the mod since the pre-alpha feedback came in has been limited.

In my case, my son is not yet walking as I hoped he would be. We are also still getting my daughter ready for school, but things have taken a bit of a turn. She has now been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, on top of her speech and language delay. This means that we have had to take additional steps in getting her ready for school in the next few weeks. Lots of running around and attending sessions and so on and so forth. Phew! Right then.

Summer 2019 Media Update

THE CORE PRE-ALPHA TESTING!

First of all, I am happy to say that everyone who played the mod in its pre-alpha state really enjoyed it. Of course, a lot of elements were missing and at times console commands were needed to progress, but overall the sections that could be played in full got a positive reaction.

Summer 2019 Media Update

Naturally, there were plenty of things to improve upon and we have had a set of extensive notes regarding glitches, bugs and overall gameplay experience. This has led to a couple of new requirements.

  1. Despite announcing previously that no new maps would be started, we have had to in order to extend certain areas.
  2. Some sections of the earlier chapters have been rebuilt, with some maps split into two in order to accommodate these updates.
  3. Finally, I have made the decision to completely scrap one of my maps in a later chapter. The original map did not play well and was considered a low point in the mod. The new map that will take its place is well underway and is already a massive improvement.

The screenshots featured in this article are all sections that have been reworked or built from scratch following the feedback we received.

Summer 2019 Media Update

Overall, I am immensely grateful to the people we had test the mod, everyone who has contributed and of course everyone who is still watching the mod. This road that we are on has been long, winding and challenging, but you've helped us through it. Everything that we've scrapped, extended and rebuilt over the years is our attempt to make The Core the best experience it can be.

Summer 2019 Media Update

Of course, none of this really means anything until you can all sit and play this little project of ours yourselves. With that in mind, we are now pushing towards another round of testing and that is one more step towards the final release.

Thank you for your patience.

Urby

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Vic_Vos
Vic_Vos

Really glad it's still alive. Good luck with finishing it

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Guest
Guest

The Core is looking tight, and promising.

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UrbaNebula Creator
UrbaNebula

People have said that about me before.

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Definrick
Definrick

Nice I love these classic half life stories about unlikely survivors, this is looking nice hope to play it soon!

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Guest
Guest

Any news? Can we expect a public release this year?

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UrbaNebula Creator
UrbaNebula

It's a little too early to tell at this stage. Archie is in the middle of moving to a new place and he will be out of the country for work a couple of times before the end of the year.

That said, we have been working on the feedback we got from the pre-alpha testing and I am actually preparing a few shots for a media update right now. :)

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adelina1985a
adelina1985a

I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope she will grow up to like/love video games and use them as an added way to express herself.

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^^MTB_-_Animations^^
^^MTB_-_Animations^^

First off, I'm sorry to hear about your daughter, but I hope she will have A brighter future. You seem to be A good father, and I respect you for that.

Now the mod, even though the progress is very very slow, But its still progressing, and I can see why it takes A while. the fact that the ingame screenshot is amazing, shows the reason of how slow the progress is, looking from at those promising screenshot of ingame, makes me want to play this beatiful mod, hopefully, the mod is still progressing.
closer or not to its release, I will wait.

Andy Morris, I just have to say that you are A man with skills and A good father

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UrbaNebula Creator
UrbaNebula

Many thanks for your kind words. Remember that Archie has also put in considerable amounts of work despite his own responsibilities as well. It goes without saying the The Core probably wouldn't have come this far without his friendship and moral support. :D

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Headcraby
Headcraby

I's it close to being finished?

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UrbaNebula Creator
UrbaNebula

Closer than it's ever been.

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Headcraby
Headcraby

Ok, Good Luck!

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