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Lemma is an immersive first-person parkour game. Every parkour move has the potential to modify the environment. Surfaces pop in and out of existence at will.

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2 comments by et1337 on Jul 25th, 2014

MGDS was a huge success! There was almost always a line to play the game, and I got a ton of useful feedback. Here are some pictures:

Most of the feedback was related to level design. I came home with a phone full of “todo” items. Here are some screenshots of overhauled or brand new sections that resulted:

I also did some writing. I got sick of exporting dialogue files from my web browser, so I converted Dialogger to a desktop app usingApp.js. It’s not maintained anymore, but it was way easier to set up than node-webkit, which apparently is the current standard.

One thing that really bothered me when watching people play Lemma was the fact that any time they touched a wall, their momentum was instantly killed by friction, even though the player character’s friction is set to zero.

I read an article from Mike Bithell about how he solved this problem in his new game Volume. My solution is very similar, but it jumps straight to the correct movement angle rather than incrementing by 5 degrees and re-testing. Here’s how it used to work:

And here’s the new, smoother version:

Another thing I forgot to show off earlier is that now, Joan’s feet move much more realistically when you’re turning in place. I also added an option to display a reticle at the center of the screen, for the purpose of lessening motion sickness in some players. It’s disabled by default because no one has complained so far, but it’s there if you need it. Here’s a GIF showing off both new features:

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading!

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Build 353

Build 353

Apr 3, 2014 Demo 13 comments

Loads of bug fixes, level design tweaks, and new features.

Build 320 - Patch

Build 320 - Patch

Mar 20, 2014 Patch 0 comments

Fixes a crash on some Windows 7 machines, plus several control tweaks and a new elevator in the sandbox map.

Build 313 - Kickstarter Demo

Build 313 - Kickstarter Demo

Mar 18, 2014 Demo 5 comments

The initial Kickstarter demo. Please play and leave feedback!

Alpha 3

Alpha 3

May 5, 2013 Demo 10 comments

After seven months of hard work, Alpha 3 is ready to play! Includes the first five levels of the game. Teaches you the basics of jumping, climbing, wall-running...

Alpha 2

Alpha 2

Sep 14, 2012 Demo 13 comments

Quick demo - no tutorial or story, just gameplay. New enemies, new moves, new weapon. Please check it out and leave feedback!

Alpha 1

Alpha 1

Feb 27, 2012 Demo 7 comments

The first alpha release of Lemma! Includes a complete playable level introducing the story and gameplay.

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Chachii
Chachii Jun 26 2014, 12:49pm says:

Hey, just wanna know I'm doing a game play of it, and I'm loving this game so far. I do have a suggestion-- maybe have the secrets include some sort of collectible or achievement, or something of that nature. At the end, if you've collected enough of whatever, you get an extra cut scene and extra game play? Just something I'd like personally, though.

Youtu.be ← video

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Narudan
Narudan Jun 22 2014, 8:46am says:

a steam guy calling xD

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Dr_Trojan
Dr_Trojan Jun 3 2014, 5:03pm says:

Youtube.com

Here's my Quick Play (aka First Impressions) video. Though it seems to be of a slightly older build, but nonetheless, it's still a very good demo/prototype.

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shakespub
shakespub Apr 8 2014, 8:51am says:

Some positive coverage for you at N4G.com courtesy of www.ShakesPub.net- Cheers and good luck! N4g.com

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Guest
Guest Apr 8 2014, 12:05am says:

When I played the demo I noticed that near the end on the jungle like parkour I could jump on top of it and skip it completely, I didn't make any special ramps that I know of I just jemped around and found myself on top. The area to get on is on the right facing into the tunnel

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et1337
et1337 Apr 8 2014, 12:11am replied:

Thanks for reporting that, I'll take a look and see if I can fix it.

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shakespub
shakespub Apr 7 2014, 3:21pm says:

Pleasantly surprised by your demo...very nice! 1st impressions video- Youtu.be

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et1337
et1337 Apr 7 2014, 5:09pm replied:

Glad you enjoyed it. Great video!

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RedPirate
RedPirate Apr 7 2014, 12:49am says:

I'm stuck because I blew all the charges to drop the fuel rod but it got stuck on a corner and now I can't do anything.

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et1337
et1337 Apr 7 2014, 8:41am replied:

Crap. Did it get stuck on a wall you created? You could try kicking through it if so. Otherwise... you might have to reload your last save. Sorry about that.

BTW you can hit F5 to quicksave at any time.

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