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HUD hints, enemy death Animations, fire interaction, and internal testing results are detailed in this progress update for Turnover.

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Turnover has been passed off to my tester and has been in testing for the last couple of weeks. It’s good to have a fresh set of eyes on the game.

It’s getting to the point now where there may not be any major changes to the game, since things are feeling pretty solid. Testing issues aside, the majority of the work from here on in will be decorating the levels and creating new sprites.

Here are some recent changes and additions.

HUD Hints

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There is enough interaction with the enemies and the environment to warrant the creation of HUD Hints. Now, if there is something the player can interact with, a little hint will pop up to let them know.

Honestly, the hints are more for convenience than anything else. I didn’t want the player to have to quit and check the binds screen to remember binds.

Extras

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I’ve started creating the extras screen for Turnover. At the moment, it allows the selection of alternate looks for Clea, as well as enabling Hard Mode (which is not implemented yet). These features will be available to the higher tier KickStarter backers at first, and then will be unlocked in general release further down the road. I don’t have a set timeline for when they will be available for everyone.

Animation Additions

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Animation work continues on. Above is the new burn death animation for the Sentinel, with flailing arms and charred remains. I went back through all of the enemies and added new burn and normal death animations for each one.

Fire Interaction

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Still working on interaction with fire. Now, water bottles and fire extinguisher spray will be “halted” by fire and put it out accordingly. This should reduce any annoying aiming issues, like having to be incredibly accurate to put our fire.

Changelog

Aside from what’s already noted, here’s the recent changes since the last progress report.

  • Created new Bystander sprites.
  • Rewrote how missing .cfg files are generated.
  • Fixed some worker animations.
  • Randomized generation of noise actor sprites.
  • Fixed stamina bar indicator not displaying correctly.
  • Removed unused assets / code.
  • Intro cutscene will now autoreplay on Title Screen if there is no interaction after a while (a la some Arcade/NES games)
  • Fixed player death animation not playing when player is killed while stunned.
  • Added small delay before player can fight off Attack Dog. Now, if you have little stamina left, getting mauled is essentially instant death.
  • Improved Sentinel spotting after punching player.
  • Removed molotovs from game. They were never used anyway.
  • Player is now frozen in place during server preview and level opening camera preview. Player unfrozen when finished / skipped.
  • Balanced Sergeant miniboss.
  • Fixed constant malfunctioning of Turret if they are on fire.
  • Remade credit screen with new font and presentation.
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