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This week's update features overhauled doors and (almost - but eventually completely) seamless level changing.

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Welcome to another update!

Last week we showed the mockups for the new doors (since most people seemed to have trouble with the old ones). This week we put them in the actual game, so here is a side-by-side comparison:

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Hopefully the new doors are less confusing, but of course feedback would be highly appreciated ^_^

We also reworked the “locked” status in an attempt to improve clarity, and we added an “unlocking” transition:

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And finally, we wanted the transitions between levels to be as seamless as possible, so considering the game takes place in a tower, elevators seemed like the most sensible choice:

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if you look closely you will notice a short freeze when the new level is swapped in;
eventually I’ll stream the loading on a separate thread so the transition will be truly seamless.

And that’s all for this week! Some more overhauls will be coming next week, as the play-testing and subsequent feedback continues to help us refine the experience, but after that it will be back to new weapons, new enemies, new mechanics, and of course working on this summer’s upcoming demo :)

Cheers everyone!

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Shadowolfy
Shadowolfy

Good Job! Keep up the good work!

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benitosub Author
benitosub

Thanks for the kind words!

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D1rkGER
D1rkGER

DEMO WHEN ? Neeeeeed! ;)

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benitosub Author
benitosub

Some time in early-mid summer :) Hang in there!

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Sph!nx
Sph!nx

Truly awesome work. Looking forward to your next update.

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benitosub Author
benitosub

Thanks! It's coming next week ^_^

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Silmarill_SK
Silmarill_SK

great!

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benitosub Author
benitosub

Glad you like it :)

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drjd24
drjd24

Shouldn't the elevator pole things go all the way down behind the actual elevator? Right now they stop at the top of the elevator platform thing :)

Cheers,
-Jordan

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benitosub Author
benitosub

Hehe yeah, I actually hacked the transition in the existing level, so indeed the posts should go lower behind the elevator (they actually do a little bit, but the fade starts too soon so by the time the elevator has moved up the poles are so dark you can't see them - have to start the fade later ^_^')

Good call!

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drjd24
drjd24

Sneaky dev trying to sneak stuff past us watchful subs :)

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