To remind what is The Searing Mountain, it is an RPG 3D action adventure fantasy game. The game is about a female warrior that has to defeat an ancient, long forgotten evil army that has returned to the world. Outnumbered, the army attacked most of the human towns and villages and many were lost. However a protector of one of the villages, a very brave and noble warrior set out to defeat this ancient evil. To accomplish her goal, she has to learn essential new skills, new spells and find long forgotten artefacts. The road won't be very easy as many of the powerful spells require to obtain special items, and the artefacts are spread throughout different places of the world.
The next playable version is released for all players. The complete new character controller is now from 3rd person view. It is version 0.7, in comparison, the previous version was 0.4 where the character was based on move and click, level designs didn't fit to that controller, so the decision was to change to 3rd Person controller. The new system includes advanced save and load game which is important for such single player mode, it saves data about position of the player along with picked up items and other data such as position of NPCs. Working level transition between levels was an essential part of development. We added customizable controls and of course did some work on the story of The Searing Mountain. For beta testers, there was a lot of testing. The completely new version needed feedback from the testers to make sure the next version will be, so thanks for all of beta testers.
Changes include improvements on particle effects, level designs or GUI. Now after taking damage to the enemies, they instantiate blood splat. Weather effects are now optimized as the weather object gets information about the position of the player and weather is generated only in a specific range where the player is situated. Thanks to working load and save system GUI needed to be improved, so new panels appeared, the same for utilities such as tooltips
Wait for the next version release, the new version will include significant changes as the concept of the game is planned and it is an ambitious project.
The features that will be made are: swim and climb system, skill points and armor. And of course fixing existing bugs and mistakes that appear in the game. The save and load system also changes as some of data isn't saved for example movable objects or triggers.