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I look forward to the update.

Unfortunately on KB this is too difficult to play (at least for me).

I tried using a controller (DirectInput) but only steering seems to function.
It would be useful to give some basic info on this page regarding what keys do what, including as how to quit a game, which for some reason is CTRL R.


The initial UI is confusing and the opposite way games normally present the options.
For some reason the game opens several levels deep into the video options, and clicking on the quit button makes you navigate back up the chain, rather than quit the game as expected.

The naming convention of the uploads is not ideal for users of the itch desktop client.
Installing via the itch client I first got an old build because it is listed first. Manually locating the latest build in the list and installing the update did not replace the existing files, but made a folder with a different name, so when trying to launch in the client I was presented with 2 identical launch options with no way to tell them apart.
Please keep your unique folder names at your end, and distribute with 1 standard you intend to stick with.

If I can get the controller working I can give the actual game a fair test, but til then I'll have to pass

A big step up !
Very much looking forward to testing this

Success. I got the quest from Rexxar !
Fail. I walked around the desert so long I got a negative score for the map when I finally gave up the quest and finished the level.
I can't tell if I missed a clue or that part is not done yet.

BTW. Last night I noticed the way you have rigged the trees. Well done you.
Most indie games use trees that animate by swaying the whole thing which looks like there is a ghostly storm you can't hear.
Even in old Unreal 1 engine mapping I always used a fixed trunk and separate canopy. This also allows for more variety with less assets.

For further optimising it is possible to have distant objects be 2D sprites (a trick used in The Long Drive), then swap to the 3D asset when close enough.

Unless the dead animals will be used for food later, I suggest they also be removed from the mini-map when they die, or maybe change the colour.

AI balance needs tweaking. I watched the deer killing the bears in the winter map and so paid more attention.
The herbivores and small carnivores need to be more timid and move away from threats. It does not take too long before the landscape is covered in corpses.
They are just as likely to run into a new danger as away from one, so the landscape would become a bit more dynamic.

A chatroom would be useful for development and feedback. Do you plan on having a discord or something ?

Glad you like the idea. I think it helps make things more immersive if the in-game advantage for the character matches an advantage the player gets.
Perhaps this could then be enhanced via questing to gain the ability to zoom.
I can see this work by gathering herbs for an NPC that uses magik, so they can give you a potion with the power of far-sight.
This could allow the camera view, mini-map and spyglass to now zoom.
A potential cool upgrade for that later on could be the power of remote-sight, where you can see from the eyes of a native creature, that you can first see from wherever you are. The internal mechanism would be just like shooting games where you have to lock on a visible target (I also suggest this as a handy coding lesson).
You could limit this to only effecting in the mini-map, or only for the camera view so it is not too over-powered, or limit the amount of times you can use it per level. Maybe later that could be linked to a Mana bar if you gain the ability to use Magik.

Going to test the hotfix version. I'll let you know how I get on.

The sword works well, and the optimisations are pretty good. Nice work.

I assume the sword will be moved to the first quest as one of the NPCs tells you to get a weapon.
After that a spyglass would be a valued treasure.
I kinda feel like the mini-map should be a power you gain or activate maybe after gaining a spyglass  (perhaps also have it as optional, or off for a harder mode).
I don't feel like I'm ever being stealthy while not being able to crouch.
I suggest the use of the middle mouse button and wheel for something (could work for focusing or zooming the spyglass.

Bugs: Cacti have no collision.
Dead creatures still show on the mini-map.
I spoke to Rexxar on my way to the treasure but he didn't have anything to say other than a "?"

Not sure why you aren't seeing more interest, but it may be the small tag selection.
Try adding Monster, Spider, Medieval, Escape, Fantasy, Singleplayer, Strategy, RPG,
You may think of a few more.

4 months later and the download still does not work in the itch client.
Is this page abandoned ?

Confirmed working here.
The desktop client now downloads and launches the game.

I already have it in my steam library thank you.
I like to test the functionality of games in the itch client, as developers don't get much feedback with that.

I'll watch for the update and let you know if it is fixed.

When trying to download via the itch desktop launcher, it fails with an error that says it can't get the build info.

This game is great fun but needs a better engine or optimisation.

However there are plenty of options for improving the performance, so the author is aware of the heavy CPU/GPU use.

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Wow this certainly needs a beast of a PC to run smoothly, but it is Unity so to be expected.
U-engine may have been a better option for a game of this nature, but Unity is a good place to start your craft.

The buildings need to be sealed zones so the audio, lighting, fog and the rain do not cross where they do not belong.

The deadly water needs some explaining as you can swim but it harms you.
Either the water is toxic or this needs a better way to deal with it.

Things you are likely aware of but I should report anyway.
Sometimes I see giant spider legs protruding from the lake (maybe I should stop eating those wild mushrooms).

The spot effects need more variety.
eg. The 1 sound the bear makes while attacking makes me want to disable the audio. The bear doesn't stop to breathe between attack sounds. The need to be spaced apart more or it sounds like several bears at once.

I would suggest that the start point should have more items in the room to give a sense of ownership rather than a storage shed.
Also that perhaps you look at adding the ability to take a candle from all those candle-sticks you see, for a more limited light source.
A diary page, scroll or something written in the room to give you your first objective.

My sense when I look around and then look back at the building is "I don't know who it belongs to, and I don't think it is mine".

Very promising looking game, but I am just starting to explore so don't have any feedback on the mechanics yet.

That explains why the CLI option to force it doesn't work. Thanks for explaining.
Maybe that explains why The Long Drive is so glitchy. That offers the prefs window at the start so must be using an old build.

OK looks like it is res-o-matic for the win.

A tip for the devs to allow easy user optimisation.
Please add the ability to use the Unity prefs window at the startup to choose a suitable screen resolution.
The game assumes the biggest size it sees is the one to opt for, but this is not useful with screens that have bigger resolutions than the GPU can sensibly run, or on monitor/TVs that fake and scale the maximum resolution so it looks like crap.
The game could better run for a lot more people if you let them use a smaller res and/or windowed mode.
Removing the need for scaling also allows reduced CPU/GPU use if people want to capture/stream the game at the same resolution.

BONUS: If you present the default config window before the game, the users also have the ability to configure their own choice of keys or controller buttons.

For anyone else wanting to try the game right now at a lower screen size, trusty old "re-o-matic" is your friend.
 http://www.bcheck.net/apps/reso.htm

I was not referring to your link in your reply, but referring to the problem of there being no way to download the demo or buy the game here in itch.
To try or buy the game means going to a different site (steam), which leads me to ask "why have a page here on itch ?" 

Yeah, I try to rely on it as it handles the updates, but as you can tell it is not so reliable.
OK. I uninstalled the game and then the client offered the correct version as the newest.
It maybe a cache issue in my client or a backend issue. I guess we'll never know.

BTW. the listeners of my weekly radio show give the game a :thumbsup:

Can you fix the upload so it installs via the itch desktop client ?

Version weirdness
I don't know if it is a bug with the desktop client or your upload config/info, but I seem to have been "updated" from 1.6.3.4 to version 1.5.3.4
The client now thinks I am up to date !

I assume I should manually force version 1.6 unless there is a mix-up with the versions somehow.

Weird.
Do you think it is fair to use this site as an advert for other sites ?
You have a profile here so please use it as intended.
If you don't intend to distribute or sell via itch, why are you using it ?

When can we expect a demo to play ?

The download link does not work.
Error 404

What are the odds of there ever being an update ?
You made something so promising.

The download is gone.
How do I update my old copy ?

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Sorry I misunderstood the use of the word "pack" as I am used to looking for packs for Milkdrop and  AVS.
I have given it a test and only had 1 crash so far.
Also very impressed so far, but some are a bit heavy on the GPU so I will need to do a bit of tweaking.
It is made in Unity so I do understand it is not as light and optimal as it could be, so I am not going to complain as the performance is still good.
The logs show a bunch of shader errors, so it may be an ATI incompatibility, or my card doesn't support whatever version is trying to be used.
I can give you a copy of my log files if you want.
Suggestion: Could you please add the PS versions used, to the information text on the project page ?

As this isn't a game I guess I don't need it in my itch folder, but the itch desktop client is a handy way to keep something updated, so if you intend to make more updates or add more visuals etc. it would be good to try and take advantage of it, rather than rely on people following you or revisiting the project page.

What is "get swoll" ? (that isn't a real word in English, not even slang)
https://www.dictionary.com/misspelling?term=swoll#
Do you mean Swole or Swollen ?
If you mean "to become bigger", then it is better to say "get bigger" or "grow large" etc.

1) there is no download on this page.
2) you should have all the versions for this game on 1 page.
The web version just counts as another OS like Mac, Linux, Android, Windows.

Can you please fix the download of the demo so it works in the itch desktop client ?
After you fix the download of the demo.

Can you please fix the distro so it works in the itch desktop client ?

The distro doesn't download via the itch desktop client.
Q: What is the base visualiser needed to use this pack with ?

The update is phenomenal.
Not much more to say, just well done.

OOOOOOHHH ! 
Shiiiiiny !
Someone has crystallised the Matrix !

As a previous farmer of "electric sheep", this caught my eye.
Much simpler and smaller than the existing photoshop plugin method.

Umm, you messed up the tags, and have 1 long unique tag that shows no results if you click on it.

Nice artwork but screenshots would help people decide if they want to download it.
What style of game is this ?
Some details here about how to play the game are probably more important than instructions on using a zip file.
eg. does it support controllers and/or KB & mouse, or is it not that sort of game anyway.

Added you to our collection at UT99.org

https://ut99.org/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=4683

Nerd status approved.