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Short demo of the new Time Trial mode on a new map along with a new music track. (Gameplay Video & Music)

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Hey all! Alex again, and I'm here to show off our Time Trial game more and the accompanying music track.

Time Trial is pretty much just what it sounds like, they are a type of map where you get from one point to another in the speediest manner possible. These maps are usually very simply built (blocks mostly) and straight forward, although they are a lot of fun especially when you get into the little puzzles (See 1:24 in the video).

In the future we plan on expanding this with online scoreboards so you can test your metal against the community, as well as maybe some achievements so you can see if you stand a chance against the Developers. =]

Enough said, below is the video of the new time trial mode, a new map and a new music track which Spencer will talk a little bit about below.


Spencer here, just to talk briefly about the role music will play in time trials. Obviously, since the player's objective is to move quickly, the music will match the mission. Expect to hear faster-paced, driving and thumping pieces during time trial, probably edging nearer to the genres of techno and electronica. The track included below is my first attempt at composing anything of the sort and is currently being used as our time trial music. As usual, any criticism is welcomed. Enjoy.


Thanks so much for following Tension, a little review of our game was posted on UserCreated.org if any are interested, neat little site pretty tuned into the modding community. There will be a little Q&A session on there about us shortly so expect a post about that.

As always comments/suggestions/feedback are appreciated. Anyone have a good idea for a new feature?

- Alex

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus

Time trial looks amazing guys, looking forward to it!

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Spooboy
Spooboy

I'm a real sucker for the HUD design. Time trial seems really neat though, this will be a fun mod.

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r

This mod is good for some nice challenges and fun!

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PaperOnFire
PaperOnFire

looks very nice, by the way, what happens if you fall?

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AnotherOne1 Author
AnotherOne1

If it's in the water.. You die. Haha

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Gosthy
Gosthy

I want to play this mod more and more every day :D

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projektariel
projektariel

Time trial mode already looks nice! One idea I had about the music (if even possible) would be to establish a relation of the speed of it playing to the speed of the player during a run - like the faster the player moves through the level the faster the music is played... ;)

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AnotherOne1 Author
AnotherOne1

Definitely look into this...

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unicornznrainbowz
unicornznrainbowz

god, dynamically-paced music.. that sounds really hard. lol

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MattB1023
MattB1023

I have to say, VALVe should be taking note.
Also: Maybe it's just me, but the HUD is a bit distracting. It looks epic, but maybe could you add a minimal HUD mode or something in the options?

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AnotherOne1 Author
AnotherOne1

Definitely, we thought about having each element individually toggled. This is already built in to most of them. =]

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