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I am shamelessly pimping Overgrowth for Best Upcoming IGOTY. Please check out the two videos created for the occasion!

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We're still underway with the Organic Indie Preorder Pack (Overgrowth and Natural Selection Special Edition for 40% off), and it's going very well!

In the meantime, we were lucky enough to be nominated for the final round of ModDB's IGOTY and the voting phase has begun. To celebrate the occasion, John whipped up a quick alpha video showing off some of Overgrowth's graphics and a few of our integrated editor tools.

Please watch it in high definition.


Here is a video explaining how to vote (you should watch it even if you know how). We will need a lot more votes to win, for sure! Just go to the ModDB Voting Page and click on Overgrowth, in the upcoming indie section (near the bottom). Here's a video to help describe the process: watch it in HD!


Thanks for the support everyone!

We are still not in the pink beard threshold of the Organic Indie Preorder Pack, but if interest keeps up like it has, and people keep spreading the good word, we will hopefully make it! (permalink)



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blahblahblah12333
blahblahblah12333

Cool videos but one thing I noticed... you didn't vote for Natural Selection 2? D:

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jeffr Author
jeffr

I didn't want to confuse people ;)

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Samuk
Samuk

If I could take my vote back I would have, you didn't scroll down enough to see Solitude.

Only kidding, do you really need to take time out from your schedule to make nice videos when it's obvious you've won. Still, others won't go down without a fight ;)

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SinKing
SinKing

I love the Phoenix Engine, the decal system and animation system. I forgot if you can freely move the camera during animating. I hope that's the case or else you can only get your 3D Characters to perform 2D moves...

The problem with Overgrowth is that everybody I know thinks it's silly to have rabbits and dogs engaged in kung-fu fighting. By trying not to be everybody's darling you lose appeal to the gun-swinging majority of players. Personally I think Overgrowth rocks, but it will have problems competing with Interstellar Marines or Natural Selection 2, because of their visceral qualities.

I think a lot of people will come to terms with the game, once they see how awesome the fighting is and when some ingame structures (temple of the dog, etc.) are ready for show. So good luck with the MOTY-Award, but don't expect to win it just yet.

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jeffr Author
jeffr

I pretty much agree, but I'm not going to give up. :P

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Samuk
Samuk

I'm sorry, but what?

I don't know, maybe I've imagined it. All I've heard of in the indie scene is Overgrowth this and overgrowth that. Infact, I've heard very little about NS2, which is a shame. IGOTY is in the bag for Overgrowth, it doesn't take a genius to figure out.

No Indie game on this website can keep with the constant flow of articles, and general awesomeness of Overgrowth. Overgrowth's PR is the best I've seen in a good while.

When you tell talk about overgrowth to somebody, it sound stupid. Rabbits fighting wolfs. So lame. That's when you show them overgrowth, 90% of people will change there mind. The Indie game I'm working on is one of the 8 candidates for top 5, but we've got a good idea of how things will shape-up. I'm brave enough to admit this years IGOTY is in the bag for overgrowth.

I will be greatly shocked if it isn't.

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Ark_
Ark_

I second that I work on the same project as Sam and I am proud to have Solitude come behind Overgrowth and Natural Selection 2.

Overgrowth derisive to win IGOTY.

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jeffr Author
jeffr

On the contrary, I think NS2 has more fans than you think -- just not necessarily on ModDB. It is definitely going to be an extremely close race and I would be surprised if NS2 doesn't take it. Definitely not giving up without a fight though!

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Soulseker
Soulseker

I voted for both...

2 Great games =)

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AlCool
AlCool

Currently though, people are glorifying at the engine, not the game as a whole. I for one might not be currently interested in what the game is going to be, but the engine is amazing, and I love to see it progress.

If this is the only indie game you hear about then you don't visit many sites, or just don't read other articles on moddb. This game might be difficult to sell to all audiences (genre-wise), but for its target audience, I'm sure it has their full attention.

If the modding is good, hell, this will be in my game library in a snap, although that overgrowth and NS2 pack looks VERY tempting still...

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Yeh, comes across as "Furry" and not really my type of gameplay but impressed with the engine. I'm a SciFi buff and NS came close to what I was looking for in a SciFi FPS and i've been impressed with their media so far so my vote went to them but wish you guys the best of luck.

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Torabi
Torabi

I must agree, everybody I have mentioned Overgrowth too look at me with surprised faces and call me a weirdo. "Fighting rabbits and wolves?!"

PS: I was actually one of them. But then I took a closer look and wham I preordered it.

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar

ironically, when I tell people there's a game based on ninja rabbits they're MUCH more interested in listening to it vs soldiers/marines/space ships/demons/scientists/etc.

But all those people don't hang out on this site, so it's a different crowd (basically, you're right, people are turned off by the characters).

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SinKing
SinKing

Good ;)

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Torabi
Torabi

Looking better and better everytime I see it!

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P4TRICK
P4TRICK

That voice is so badass, that i MUST vote for it. (Ha would do it anyway) Guys, been following for so long time, when i get some money at the end of the month, then i will buy the pack... Keep it up guys! (Oh i must try that map editor! D:)

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JohnnyMaverik
JohnnyMaverik

The engine is looking awesome, but to be honest I won't be convinced until I see some real gameplay. My vote went to NSII.

Disclaimer: I'm still watching this with much interest and anticipation so please don't flame me, I'm not say it's "bad".

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jeffr Author
jeffr

I totally respect your vote, but I found it ironic that you gave your vote to another game without gameplay yet. ;)

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Daystranger
Daystranger

Too true :D

My vote goes for you, guys.
Never played OG, but im in love with Lugaru.
No doubt new one will be great as well.

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JohnnyMaverik
JohnnyMaverik

Fair point, I guess it's just easier to picture what NS is guna be like. Take it as a compliment, as I find it hard to get my mind round how this is all going to come together simply because it seems so ambitious.

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Velox
Velox

great video i'm curious about it hope i can play it with my pc

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nubblecakes
nubblecakes

Oh, I will be modding for this. I will be.

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hushpuppy
hushpuppy

Should this really be concidered a mod? Since well....you pay for it? And its a standalone game...

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Ark_
Ark_

Its an indie not a mod. The compition is called mod of the year but has an indie section. It was in the vid.

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Mik0112
Mik0112

Meh, I've voted for Overgrowth. I'd really wish I were able to preorder it, unfortunately there's currently a few problems with my bank and buying things online, from outside of my own country.
Hope I get it sorted out at some point, since I'd love to play around with your editor (I'd prolly just fling stuff over edges or from high places... childish, I know).

Good luck, hope you take this one home.

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Nebcake
Nebcake

With all the great work you guys have shown us, me voting for you guys was the right choice.

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robin13
robin13

wow cool video, 1 thing i noticed,u guys made terrain mapping so easy,like how you textured the mountain hill,just a few slides and u textured it. nice job

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

Kickass engine!

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Dan911
Dan911

can i export levels/animations from the editor? it really looks nice :)

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jeffr Author
jeffr

We haven't documented the animation format (not sure if we will have time to do it ourselves) but in theory, yes!

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linfosoma
linfosoma

Bloody Roar in beat 'em up format, could you ask for more?

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myles
myles

What kinda light set up are you guys using for the sky/sun? I noticed the shadows on terrain are real dark, only in very harsh sun light are the shadows this dark compared to the brightness of the sun.
Are you using a single directional light? Does the artist have control of this light (position/rotation)? Can you have multiple sun lights (to reduce the harsh shadows)?

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jeffr Author
jeffr

I'm glad you asked! May I direct your attention to this? Youtube.com

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

Awesome videos! 'What's that dudes name again?'

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72

congratz posted on my blog and twitter to support ya

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jeffr Author
jeffr

Thank you sir

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Wiweeyum
Wiweeyum

You know... as sappy as it might sound... your game is beautiful. It makes me sentimental. O.o

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TucoBenedicto
TucoBenedicto

Only thing I'm not very sold with Overgrowth so far is character's animations.
I hope there will be some serious work about them.

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