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Lot of new things! New combat controls, arrow shooting enemy AI, even taking terrain changes into account and much more in this week's Christmas episode of our dev diary.

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A lot to talk about this week. First of all a HUGE thank you to everybody that voted for us here on IndieDB! We made it into the top upcoming games of 2012 in the category role playing! That's so great!Also:

  • We changed controls in the game to make combat more fluent. Instead of picking up items with telekinesis one after another players can now lift a number of items in reach at once to shoot using telekinesis. Players can't move while lifting multiple items, so this convenience comes at a cost. We'll see if this works out over time.
  • A Sarahul having a bow and shooting arrows is still in the works. But we implemented the AI for arrow shooting enemies.
  • Dynamic terrains and enemies are a challenge. But now enemies take terraforming into account. When players terraform in front of them, enemies will run up the hill or run around to get a clear shot at players again.
  • Pathfinding now also takes terraforming into account.
  • The Edge has a new, smaller town area. It helps keeping our assets under control and not have to make huge structures. It's still in rough blockout stage though.
  • At the end, there's an alien space ship. Or a giant blinking christmas tree. Depending on what you believe in. Merry Christmas everybody!

Thank you members, fans, and press for a fantastic year. All the best and see you in 2013.


Haha, love the custom sound effects! :P

Looks like some great stuff is being made, I really like the AI and their new path finding abilities.

The art style is lovely too.

I hope Santa has given you nice Christmas presents too. :D

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Thanks rocknroll237. Indeed he did :D :D :D

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