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A platformer/shooter with emphasis on exploration, ala the Metroid series. Development began as a test to see what I could do with Game Maker, and expanded from there.

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Ex Vitro Returns Once Again

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Here is another overdue version of Ex Vitro! Version 0.94

As per usual, plans changed, so I'm updating the game once more, as I decided that I wanted to entirely revamp the engine to the latest version of Game Maker Studio (2.0). Along with that came a multitude of headaches and bugs, and I essentially had to scour most of the game code to get it working again.

The positive side is that it should run a heck of a lot better than any previous versions, and hopefully runs on most people's computers now. There isn't much in the way of new game content, but there are a lot of quality of life improvements that hopefully make it seem a little less 'old-school'. Also, there is a brand new lighting system that uses dynamic shadows and colored lighting, new special effects like blurring and distortions, and 3 brand new music tracks.

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Updates in 0.94

- Upgraded engine to Game Maker Studio 2

- New lighting system

- New special effects

- 3 new, original sound tracks by Sam Saluci

- Renamed EMP to XMP

- XMP singlets are tracked on map by zone

- New Teleporter station

- Charged XMP shot now destroys many obstacles, including metal gates

- Updated Item screen

- Mouse scrolling changes current beam

- Weapon damage increased across the board

- Added an in-game help page

- Datalogs and XMP singlets have particle effects now

- Added cursor locking to window as an option

- Added ability to turn off music and/or ambient noises in options

Ex Vitro Returns Yet Again

Ex Vitro Returns Yet Again

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Ex Vitro Returns Again

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raxor666
raxor666

there will be one more update to the game, but when you release it, unless you make it by December

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Adjuvant Creator
Adjuvant

I probably won't have it done by the end of this year, but hopefully early in the new year!

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raxor666
raxor666

when there is a new version of the game and you have not updated it for a long time.

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Adjuvant Creator
Adjuvant

Coming soon!

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raxor666
raxor666

when there is a new version of the game and you have not updated it for a long time.

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negoay
negoay

Just finished playing the demo. I friggin' love metroid-vanias and Ex Vitro is just what I wanted. Nice music, great graphics and very fluent gameplay.

I entered every room thinking "I hope it won't end here since this is a demo...", but you've really made a large and fun demo. The only thing that made me upset is the first weapon we had; after getting the blue one I've never again used the first despite upgrading it. All others are awesome though.

Oh and just a little thing I've noticed; the "pipe-ways" we are passing through, at some of them there's a layering problem with pipes and particles. At some parts the bullets travel "above" the pipe layer where it should travel "below" of it. I believe it happened at that yellow area with lively yellow slimeys.

Great game Adjuvent, well done. Even the demo takes your time but it worth every second.

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Free...ze
Free...ze

After playing the demo, great game! Good atmosphere, good graphics and music, especially like music to praise)))
Thanks for the demo!

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Wonderland12
Wonderland12

I hope this gets finished.

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OMGbleech
OMGbleech

Solid start so far! I have started a similar project in C# and wish I was a decent artist like you! You need game pad support! Not only is your foreground nice but the backgrounds you have created are simple but work well. Great start I hope to see you continue this.

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