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A summary of the next few releases as well as information about the full release of the game with a very optimistic release date of October 28th.

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The public test builds have come to an end for now. The feedback I received was very helpful in getting broader opinions on the game. With the Release of Test Build 8 I have gone back to a select few private testers who are helping me to refine a better game.

I estimated a release of October the 28th 2013 and it looks like I am on track for this release. I do want to say that this is not set in stone as I can foresee certain factors hindering my progress especially work that is getting done on my behalf (of which I cannot control the timescale). I will try to get it released on this time but in the meantime I will be very busy working on the game as much as I can.

Here is an overview of what the next few releases will be;

Test Build 8 (Released, Private):

This was the efficiency update (larger screen and lots of fixes) as well as an update to the story mode of the game (Chapter 3).

Test Build 9 (In Progress, Private):

This update will have the full story mode gameplay, that being Chapters 4 and 5 as well as the ending scenes processed. What I look forward to most with this update is the inclusion of a “New Game+” feature which will provide some re-playability to both the Story & Original Modes of the game. New Game Plus will carry over bonus items for the player as well as extra rewards.

Test Build 10 (Private):

This will be my final test build. The main feature will be the inclusion of the games Survival Mode. I will also be working on the structuring for the Extra Content (DLC) mode as well as some sample DLC to be included. There will be 3 types of content available to the game and they will come with future downloads/releases and will be free of charge. Content 1 is additional areas for Story Mode (I already have a few planned), Content 2 is maps for Survival Mode as well as any New Scenarios for Extra Content Mode (Like Dragon Age Origins ‘Witch Hunt’ type) and Content 3 would be updates to gameplay such as new features or items/weapons.

Beta Build (Undecided):

Assuming my Test Build phase was the “Alpha Build” this type of build would basically bring everything together. Everything here would then be polished up as much as possible and attempts to refine the system would be finalized here. This exists to remove any bugs and make fixes to the game before full release.

The Thing 2 v1.0 (Full Release)
This will be the first full public version of the game with all the benefits of the changes made from the beta build. The game will be freely available for download from ModDB and my website via a mediafire download link. The first game had at least 100 downloads and I am hoping that this one will do at least 200. I understand that not everyone will like the style of gameplay but you cannot please everyone.

Any Questions or comments please post on this article as it is very hard for me to know if I have anything to respond to otherwise.

Thanks for reading and please wait for the v1.0 release.

You can find more information on this game at:
ModDB: Indiedb.com
Website: Macwantsthewhat.com


whats the release date to play game with new graphics?

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Richard2410 Author

October 28th will either be the Beta or Full Release depending on how the next 4 weeks go. Either way it will be fully available with the majority of the New graphics depending on the various artists work ethic as it gets closer to the end. The gameplay is pretty much complete and tested enough so that it works. Just the odd touches needed now.

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hey please email me!!!! gbuchin at hotmail.com how do I get this is this a mod off the original game? or isi t literally a whole different game say like a farcry3 release? mainly asking if this will be a retail release or if this is being done out of your own heart and amazing love for this game(as I got the same love!) lol

anyways if you do got time as well can you email me details on the game and such? whats the storyline? what is required to play it? all that good stuff. as much as I can be told at least please... id greatly appreciate it!
also if you need any help with this game let me know. whether its beta testing whatever. id be gad t help. I cant code yet but am eserate to learn how! :)

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Richard2410 Author

The Thing 2 RPG is a stand alone "Fan-Based" game. It runs in an rpg program and will be available to download soon for Windows. The Game is being funded entirely by me and is Non-Profit, thus no sales will be made and it will be free to all. Any borrowed content is subject to removal at authors request.

The Story Line is split into 2 main parts. The "Original Mode" which is an alternative take on the story told by Black Label Games/Computer Artworks 2002 "The Thing" 3rd person shooter game. The second part of the game is "Story Mode" which is an original story created by me which follows on from the Original Mode Story. What occurs in the two parts of the game is purely fan fiction and I understand that not everyone will like it. In Original Mode you take on the Role of Captain Blake embarking out on a search & rescue mission which soon turns into a fight for survival, ultimately becoming a sabotage/seek & destroy mission. In the Story Mode you play as a Player Created Hero who is tasked with the rescue of Captain Blake but ends up in a fight for survival and more importantly the truth, The ending for this mode will be based on your in game decisions. Both modes feature RPG based combat but when it comes down to it the main focus of the game is how you manage your squad and inventory. Luck won't always be on your side.

You will be able to download this game soon for Windows and it will require no installation. If you have an older computer then a "Lite" version will be available to compensate for players suffering Frame rate issues. I do not need any help on the game as I have mainly managed all I can on my own already and Testing is coming to an End. Expect the Game on the 28th November around-about.

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