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Refunktion is a first-person stealth platformer with exploration and speedrun elements. This is a very challenging game dedicated to the hardcore players and was released for free.

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June 2014 was the first time when I picked up Unreal Engine 4 and started prototyping mechanics for a first-person stealth game since that seemed like a game which I could finish in my university summer break.

Three weeks later I had something showable which I posted in the Unreal Engine forums asking for interested artists. I then got contacted by Alain Rambeloson who created our great robot model:

After a month of development Brent YuanQing Liu also came on board who made all props like the power core, crates, barricades, pipes and others:

All the while I was working on nailing down our stealth and platforming gameplay. Both artists had to leave soon after so I had to improvise and went with this abstract cubish style:

All sounds have been created by Andrew Keesling in just two weeks before release. There was no time for proper level design and this is why the game only has one real level with that infamous difficulty.

Refunktion was released on IndieDB on September 27th 2014, got greenlit on Steam within a few days on October 25th 2014, was released on Desura on November 5th 2014 and was mentioned in magazines like Rock, Paper, Shotgun and GameStar.

StreamTV also exclusively showed off Refunktion on their upcoming glasses free 3D TVs at CES 2015:

Refunktion has had updates like version 1.6 which added enemy tagging to see them through walls to better stay undetected:

Rebindable controls have also been implemented into the settings screen in that update:

Version 1.7, the last version of Refunktion, was released on February 20th 2015 which further improved the game and fixed all known remaining bugs.

On October 16th 2015 the spiritual successor Refunct was released on Steam.

For further updates feel free to follow me at @dgrieshofer.

Cheers!

- Dominique

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Refunktion is a first-person stealth platformer with exploration and speedrun elements. This is a very challenging game dedicated to the hardcore players...

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killer388
killer388

what i find wierd thaton this version there are robots and on the stream version not why is that so??????

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no1dead
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Hey dgrie, why is there a minimum Windows7 sp1 requirement on the installer?

Also is there a way to maybe get a non installer version of this? (Talking Non-Desura too)

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dgrieshofer Creator
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I am afraid that the engine requires SP 1 of Windows 7 due to requiring Visual C++ Redistributable 2013 which itself requires that service pack.

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The_Cheese_Dragon
The_Cheese_Dragon

Is there any big changes to any of the levels in the update? I completed it but I would be interested in downloading it and playing it some more if there are any big changes.

I am making a game in UE4 at the moment where you play as a dragon, its at quite an early stage of development at the moment, here is a video: Youtube.com

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dgrieshofer Creator
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I have just published an article about development of Refunktion which mentiones a few changes of the recent version. Similar to all previous updates it has general improvements and bug fixes and no new content.

Also your game looks cool man, keep it up!

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The_Cheese_Dragon
The_Cheese_Dragon

ah yeah, thanks for that, nice to hear feedback on the game too :)

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Clemens.Ratte-Polle
Clemens.Ratte-Polle

Refunktion Game Installation Error
XINPUT1_3.dll missing

Oi62.tinypic.com

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dgrieshofer Creator
dgrieshofer

You need the DirectX End-User Runtime which apparently could not be installed automatically by the Refunktion setup. You can grab it from Microsoft.com and install it manually. Also please install the newest version of Refunktion while you are at it.

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Clemens.Ratte-Polle
Clemens.Ratte-Polle

Yeah! Now it runs :) Thx

But DirectX is not within Windows 8?

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dgrieshofer Creator
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It is but some dlls like the one you mentioned are not shipped by default which are needed by UE4

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There is only one reason for me giving this a 7. It is insanely difficult. The game is beautiful, it's the right combination of Mirror's Edge and Portal and the gameplay is pretty great too, although I am not sure what the story is. Sadly I never got passed the second scene, because the droids are impossible to outrun. It's very hard to stay undetected for a long time and eventually, if you want to get something, you have to reveal yourself. That always results in droids spotting you and that's…

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