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Signs of Life is a 2d survival sandbox platforming game set in the distant future. It is designed from the ground up to support drop in/drop out online co-op. Explore procedurally generated worlds full of meaningful handcrafted and procedurally generated content and a wide variety of creatures, some of which don't even want to kill you and eat your corpse. You’ll hunt monsters, gather resources, craft weapons, armor and gadgets, cook the innards of the various creatures you encounter and if you have some time left over maybe you can try and save humanity.

Story:
Sensing that an apocalyptic war was imminent, the United Nations executed a last ditch plan to save what they could of the human race. 2 crafts were launched, a massive colony ship called the Hephaestus and a smaller, faster scout ship called the Hermes. The destination was a recently discovered earth-like planet with the potential to harbor life located roughly 18 light years away. The Hermes reached the planet first in order to establish a presence in anticipation of the arrival of the Hephaestus, but shortly after it reached its destination, all communications between the vessels were lost and never recovered.

4 years later, as the Hephaestus approached its destination a faint signal was detected from a nearby asteroid. Upon investigating the signal, a small artifact of presumably alien origin was discovered. Against their better judgement, the crew of the Hephaestus decided to attempt to activate the artifact, and upon doing so set in motion a chain of events that would ultimately lead to the destruction of the Hephaestus.

The good news is, you managed to survive by hitching a ride on a small escape pod just in the nick of time before the destruction of the Hephaestus. The bad news, is everyone you knew and loved is dead, you have nothing but the clothes on your back, a standard issue wrist laser and a faulty artificial intelligence companion named AGIS. Oh, and the human race is probably doomed. Probably.

Development:
We have been working on Signs of Life for just over a year and we're quite far along, but we are far from finished. The majority of the core systems are in place and most of them are nicely polished and satisfying. The game is starting to come together and is already very fun to play, but we have a lot of work ahead of us. We are shooting for a multiplayer alpha sometime in the next few months. We want to be very open with our development, and plan on doing regular dev blogs which you can follow on our website (www.PlaySignsOfLife.com).

We have ambitious plans for Signs of Life, and we intend to continue developing the game long after the initial release.

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Happy Halloween! Some kind of spooky comet has been seen in the sky, and it seems to have resulted in some kind of Halloween related weirdness! You should find a stack of seeds for the new pumpkin bush and a random mask in your inventory, and we've heard sightings of weird ghost-like energy beings that can be found on the surface of the planet. We're still hard at work on the next larger content update, but we decided to do a small Halloween update in the interim because Halloween is probably the best holiday. As usual, let us know if you run into any problems or if you have any suggestions.

New Content:

  • Ghost creature
  • Ghost Hide armor set
    • Ghost Hide Helmet
    • Ghost Hide Torso
    • Ghost Hide Leggings
    • Ghost Hide Gloves
    • Ghost Hide Boots
    • Ghost Hide Arms
  • Ghost Blade
  • Soul Vessel
  • Another creature
  • Pumpkin Bushes and Pumpkins
    • Pumpkin Berry
    • Small Pumpkin
    • Medium Pumpkins
    • Large Pumpkin
    • Very Large Pumpkin
    • Pumpkin Seeds for growing Pumpkin Bushes
    • Edible Pumpkin Rind
  • Various Halloweeny masks
    • Pumpkin Mask
    • Jack O' Lantern Mask
    • Halloween Hood
    • Hockey Mask
  • Plastic Pumpkin Bucket
  • New crafting materials
    • Ghost Hide
    • Ghost Claw

Item Changes

  • We changed the Flying Javelin to a Flying Harpoon, which fires darts with the alternate fire. This is unrelated to Halloween.

New Recipes

  • Ghost Hide Armor
    • Ghost Hide Helmet - 2x Ghost Hide, 1x Leather Strap
    • Ghost Hide Torso - 5x Ghost Hide, 3x Leather Straps, 2x Ghost Claws
    • Ghost Hide Arms - 3x Ghost Hide, 2x Leather Straps, 1x Ghost Claw
    • Ghost Hide Gloves - 2x Ghost Hide, 2x Leather Straps
    • Ghost Hide Leggings - 4x Ghost Hide, 4x Leather Straps, 1x Ghost Claw
    • Ghost Hide Boots - 2x Ghost Hide, 2x Leather Straps
  • Ghost Blade - 2x Ghost Claw, 4x Iron Ingots, 1x Ghost Hide
  • Halloween Masks
    • Pumpkin Mask - 1x Medium Pumpkin
    • Jack O' Lantern Mask - 1x Medium Pumpkin and Something Sharp
    • Halloween Hood - 2x Ghost Hide and Scissors
    • Hockey Mask - 3x Plastic, 2x Leather Straps
  • Flying Dart (5) - 5x Laminous Wings, 5x Sticks, 1x Bone

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed some crashes related to being too high up in the map
  • Fixed some issues with breaking deposits
  • Misc other things
Update 0.7.5 - Balance Changes

Update 0.7.5 - Balance Changes

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Signs of Life Update 0.7.4 - Independence Day Update

Signs of Life Update 0.7.4 - Independence Day Update

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We decided to celebrate Independence Day in the best way possible, by adding more things to Signs of Life that explode in a brilliant and dangerous fashion...

Signs of Life Update 0.7 - Strange Mysteries

Signs of Life Update 0.7 - Strange Mysteries

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We have a brand new strange and mysterious content update piping hot and ready to go.

Signs of Live Update 0.6

Signs of Live Update 0.6

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This update had two objectives, we wanted to make the underground a bit more interesting and we wanted to do some work on general user friendliness features...

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Handsome_Never
Handsome_Never

i don't know if I want to buy this game yet. Can you release a demo so I can try the game (if possible)

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SOL-Alex Creator
SOL-Alex

We don't have a demo yet, but we would like to do one before we finish the game.

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FuffyMomma
FuffyMomma

you should make the insects tameable,like they deposit eggs ad fight for you and that kind of things

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skullmagnum
skullmagnum

Awesome game 10/10.

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luciddream00
luciddream00

Just wanted to let you guys know that Signs of Life is now available on Steam's Early Access: Store.steampowered.com its 9.99, discounted 25% for the next day! =D

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XenonFORT
XenonFORT

I just checked and comments from ModDB and IndieDB are shared, a really smart idea knowing that most of us use ModDB mostly for everything.

Said that here is an small gift that I already posted on the greenlight page of the game, to make the wait for those eaging to get their hands into the game a bit shorter:

Youtube.com

The guy who plays it seems to have more interest in exploring than in building stuff, but thanks to the comments and the chat between the devs and the streamers you should get a good idea of what to expect from the release.

See you all tomorrow (for me at least here in Europe), have fun and good luck with everything :)

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AFellowStalker
AFellowStalker

Here is an idea, how about you make it so the camera doesn't stick so closely to the player and instead will gradually rise. So instead of the camera jolting up and up just because the player walked up a tile high level, it will instead slowly move up as he continues walking on the level.

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luciddream00
luciddream00

Yeah we'd definitely like to do more with camera smoothing, I'd also like to have it shift a bit as you're moving the mouse cursor around the screen and stuff. Right now we've got other priorities, but we'd like to get to it eventually.

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TheBlackshot
TheBlackshot

Starbound with more Realism and more Sci-Fi

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I put out a vital fix for our #Halloween update. Forgot to include a pumpkin bucket but this issue has been rectifi… T.co

Oct 30 2016

Happy Halloween! We put a small Halloween update out for Signs of Life, details here Steamcommunity.com #gamedev #indiegames #halloween

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We put out a new experimental engine beta branch of Signs of Life that adds linux support Steamcommunity.com Let us know any issues.

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Here is a thing we're working on for the next Signs of Life update, I love the little blowguns #gamedev #indiegamesT.co

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