The guys over at Podcast17 invited us for an interview on their latest podcast. Above is a snippet of the whole podcast, featuring our interview. It's a bit on the long side, clocking in at over 30 minutes, but if you're interested in the development of Berimbau and where we are headed, it's definitely worth a listen.
One of the main things we've been working on is a more informative HUD to present all pertinent information to the player in a concise and easy to read manner. As you can see from the screenshot, we have a HUD very similar to a fighting game, with the player's health and stamina prominently displayed. In the left corner, you see your current stance, shown by a silhoutte. In the upper right, a system to show your impacts, blocks and misses. A huge thanks goes out to Nic for this concept.
We're going to be pulling more testers into the fold as we tune the mod more and more towards being as user friendly and accessible as possible. Therefore, we've opened up our Steam Community and are asking anyone interested in playtesting Berimbau to join up. We'll be inviting players directly from the Steam Community to test the game.
Mod of the Year
Of course, the 2008 Mod of the Year is in full swing. If you like what we're doing, and want to support us in our endeavors, please follow the included link to our profile and give us a vote.