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Kickass update launches on Friday December 2!

A topic by Doborog Games created 277 days ago Views: 4,153 Replies: 96
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The new update is coming on December 2!

(edit: postponed from original date Nov 25, see post below)

Kick overhaul!

This time the main focus is on improving the kick.

The main goal will be to make it a lot easier to use. The existing kick is kinda fun when you get it working, but unfortunately that's a very small percentage of the time.

The new kick works with a simple press of your right mouse button, and instantly unleashes a kick in whatever direction you're traveling (including sideways).

Spike plates!

So far the saw blade has been the only obstacle in the arena.

This update we welcome a new guest: Pressure triggered spike plates!

Expect some new Endless levels featuring this charming obstacle.

Bow upgrades!

Compared to the other upgrade paths the bow became a little bit less relevant with the last update. Expect some interesting upgrades attached to the Arrow Width branch!

Not included: Twitch Mode!

I spent a week building out the infrastructure for an exciting new game mode.

It's a crazy experimental experience where you can stream the game and interact with a live audience in novel ways.

Since it needs at least another week of work I decided to push it out to the December update, and focus on the gameplay things above for November.

OMG! Look at this fan art!

In non-update related news, a ton of talented people have started making some really cool fan art. Here are some highlights from the forums!

Allmighty Nubs

allmightynubs

allmightynubs2

Cuz Y Not :3

cuzynot1

cuzynot2

Existentialist

existentialist

Fishgiver

fishgiver

Minecrafterseppe

minecrafterseppe

Randomcommander

randomcommander1

Retrotation

retrotation

retrotation2

Teodorp99

teodorp99

Zenax

zeznax

zeznax2

Seeing all these beautiful creations makes me very happy! :D

If you feel a burst of inspiration, check out the fan art forum!

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Great work as always Erik :)

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This looks sick! Can't wait to play!

Beautiful!

improving the bow is the best thing yet, but we still have no way to easily counter jetpack robots. this will be awesome either way.

yes, those guys are tricky! I'm thinking about it. :)

in all honestly i love the challenge, it makes it reallt more difficult and sometimes really crazy but still fun

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when you dont have a way to counter these guys, its a bit too difficult to beat them. I've had 3 lives wiped out by one mark 1 jetpack bot.

and i'm usually killed cause the blue in my head gets TAPPED.

So far kicks help with them a bit. The jetpack kick is a good way to chase them down and knock them over.

Ill try it

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i cant kick them. they always jetpack away from me when i try sword and kicks. the bow i'm lucky with alot.

Edit: i cant wait to see new features, too.

oh yeah, I meant with the new kick that's not released yet. :)

oh

I had pointed this out too on the last update, so i obviously agree. What im curious to is if the new kick features and bow features will make things better. Can't wait to find out, keep up the good work!!

Kicking animations needs some work.

Kicking animations needs some work, But the spikes update is awesome.

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Yes, I'm moving pretty quickly, so some of the animations will probably be left in a first draft sort of state. :)
Will return and polish them if it gets too annoying.

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personally I feel like the kicking animation and sound are hilarious :)

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I'm thinking that for december you could add...wait for it... flips! Like a flip after a jump that slices in a complete circle. Also it's a shame that right click is going to be kick now, it would have been awesome if that was the trigger for a 2nd sword.And finally I'm thinking you could add word throws and let us pick up enemy weapons.

Really looking forward to the next update! Any news on story progression of some sort?

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No story progression this update. It is starting to feel like there should be one soon though. Either Dec or Jan probably!

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there are always more hotkeys...

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right click isn't a preferable default. i was hoping it would be the E button, its not too awkward, and people can easily get used to it.

you do what you want to, tho.

it could also maybe be the "Q" button, its used in paint the town red at least and it controls fine

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It really seems like such a small update but im sure you worked hard on this. Im 100% sure that even if its a smaller update that it will change the gameplay a lot! Good work! I really enjoy this game and i'm glad to have these monthly updates! Enjoy your thanksgiving!

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Yes, it's definitely much smaller than the last one.

I've really only spent one week building new features for it:

  • The first week of this month was spent fixing bugs and dealing with Windows Defender freaking out.
  • The second week was spent laying the foundations of Twitch Mode (which as I mentioned will be released later!)
  • Next week I'll go back to fixing bugs to make sure the build is as stable as it can be.
I think it should be a pretty fun update nonetheless! :)
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I love the spikes! Keep up the good work :)

PS.It's probably to early for it now, but it would be awesome whith a giant robot of some kind.

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Yeah, I've been meaning to make a giant humanoid of some kind. It's very easy just to scale someone up, but I have to think a bit about what weapon they use and what that means for combat.

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a mace or a ball and chain would be interesting

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Mabye a scythe and slow movement

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Good suggestions! :)

I was thinking a hammer would be cool. It would work well with a slow pull back and a mighty overhand swing.

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As long as it's made of lasers, everything works ;)

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Maybe a battleaxe? Or, even better, a hammer-axe! (Like, it's a hammer on one side and an axe on the other)

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I've thought a lot about super bosses. a giant boss coming up from the ground (not all the way) and having a limited circle to move around him (if you get knocked away too far, you fall into blue super lava).

he would have a giant hammer that he smashes down frequently, but eventually his hammer gets stuck. That is when you climb up to hit him once, getting knocked back and having to do it all over again (he gets more frequent every time you hit him). the giant dies in a cool way the 3 and final time he gets hit, exploding and sinking into the blue super lava.

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*3d

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That does sounds cool. :)

Since the game doesn't have a traditional notion of damage, maybe you have to hit a certain number of targets before he dies.
Could also do a boss that rebuilds itself in a new form JRPG style, after you destroy the first version.


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i was thinking a red circle (the thing on spider-tron) would open up when he gets his hammer stuck, except at the last hit, which would then cause him to decay a little bit and fall into the lava. you would go from his arm to his chest and hit his weak spot.

the boss would have to be tough enough so that its you vs the boss, with no mark 3 bots in the way.

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my other super boss ideas would tie into my idea of having a ninja or knight class to hit the red circles in different ways, like making arrow resistant metal and require shurikens to remove the armor and reveal the red circle, or to reflect a laser beam off a sheild toward an arrow resistant red circle.

all my class ideas date back to this post: https://itch.io/t/46098/update-021-balancing-and-bug-fixes

for a final boss fight against the Robot Emperor, rebuilding itself would be a cool feature.

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yeah, or perhaps some other thing that rebuilds hum unless it's destroyed!

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It'd be cool if you had to climb the boss

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I was going to make you guys another super cool kick video, but instead I made this:


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Lol, it's like:

Human Robot: Yaaaaah! *tries to kick*

MK2 Combat Archer: NO!!!

MK2 Combat Archer on the back: I'LL AVENGE YOU!! *fires arrow*

Human Robot: Nooo! *gets hit by arrow*

MK2 Combat Archer: Thanks du- *gets decapitated*

MK2 Combat Archer on back: *insert radio-like voice* Tango down!

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that's my problem too. i die a lot by arrows or jet-bots. arrows are random, but jet-bots appear out of nowhere for me. but the one thing that i rage at is being tapped on the head from behind a mark 1 or mark 2 sword-bot. the blue on my head doesn't even go away and i die.

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I just want to say that I find it hilarious you actually acknowledged the fact that analysis-bot sounds like purple shep xD

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ikr

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Did you fix the display screens?!?!

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Not yet. It is tricky to fix since we haven't been able to reproduce the error. It's in the bug backlog though.

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Wow the 25th... Another growing game I like also has an update coming that day 0-o

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T.A.B.S.? because that might, and i mean might, help out with getting this game more popularity. idk but i think it can help a little bit.

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Yep...

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News: Pushing the update out by a week!

The new date is Friday, Dec 2!

In addition to things mentioned in the original post, the extra week will be spent on:

  • Making new Endless Levels to make sure you have a fresh experience!
  • Allocating more time to fixing bugs to make sure the build is stable.
Thanks for understanding! <3
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well, this is sudden, but its good. also making it lag less would be cool.

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I'm just grateful that it's coming out, period. After wading through the endless waves of abandonware on Steam, it's honestly refreshing to see a developer who actually cares about their projects.

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Can we also have a continue from X difficulty for the endless mode (even if the scoring is disabled)? For casuals like me, that's a pretty important thing ;)

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Not for this update! People have been requesting a Sandbox mode, which could maybe scratch some of the same itch. Not sure when I'll do it, but likely sometime next year.

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hope the new spikes doesn't make alot for lag for me

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if the saws lag me hard, i doubt it wont not lag us. it goes up, so maybe not.

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It's a tricky balance between making cool things happen on good computers and not wrecking performance on lower end machines.

I'll try to take a pass at performance for both the saw blade and the spikes to make them as performant as possible. So far the spikes have been ok on my macbook pro which is probably about mid-range when I'm running the game in the editor with a lot of other programs open.

It also comes down to level design. I'll try not to have too many levels that are a field of spikes and enemies. :)

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As a reference I'd say the FPS drop is usually smaller than for saw blades, but since things are being cut there is definitely an impact.

Basically, cutting things is the most expensive operation in the game whatever it is that's doing the cutting.

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cant wait for new update

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in the next update put in a new enemy like snaketron 5000

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Fun idea. :) A snake might be fun to cut apart. (but I probably won't add one soon)

oh thats sad to see. but hopfully it comes

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i will try to make one

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what do you mean.

do you mean that can you make one

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For the next update pls add a new type of enemy/boss plox :3

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every time i am about to die it lags pls fix

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same

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This one is very high on the list of bugs to fix! Will look into it in the next few days.

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spider tron 7000 pls

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#bestdialoginagame2016lol

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this is my favorite game

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pls add a double jump update

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way later pls add multiplayer with controllers when steam launch

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pls add an easy difficulty for weak humans who are referred to as noobs

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easy difficulty is referred to as "repeatingbronzelevelsoverandoveragainuntilyoufinallylearnhowtofightatwhich pointitbecomesrepeatingbronzeANDsilverlevelsoverandoveruntilyoufinallylearnhowtofightbetterthanbeforeGOODDAY" xD

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Cool suggestions SWAGDANKNESSMAN! :)
To make it easier to keep track of them, perhaps you could make topics under Feature Ideas for future things you think of with some more details? I appreciate all the great input!

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yus update is tomorrow and then only two more months until story progression :D

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WHERE IS IT??? D:

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I think that in a future update you should add the Emporers newest in technology, Prototype Laser-Guns. They use energy, cannot be deflected, but only take 1 square (cube, pixel, whatever) so you have to get them in the head. There should be a robot that uses this weapon, but the player should be able to acquire it in an upgrade.

ALSO, I think you should make a shield that drains energy as you are using it, and makes your attack slower, considering you only can use one hand. (Just a thing that would make it even cooler, maybe make it have the garbage door effect? Where it makes you be blasted back when you touch it, and for the robots by touch I really mean hit with a sword)

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Nice idea for the shield! I would love to see this added! :D

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Dr. Rydeman (I think I spelled it right. Sorry if I didn't) I don't see any update...

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Oh, wait. It's because I'm in Poland xD

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Is the update out yet?!? :D

IS DE UPDATE OUT YE IT ME DE GUY SCREAMING ON LAST UPDATE DAY

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Oh, the exitement! New levles, spikes and jumping pads! i hope i don't have to wait much longer

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ONE HOUR UNTIL IT LAUNCHES! :D


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Update pushed! Should be up in the next few minutes!

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Awesome! cant wait to play!

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WOAH! you guys did AWESOME! i love the bounce pads and the new kick is really fun to screw around with!!

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:D

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and holy crap the death cube 2.0 is AMAZING you guys really made the maps more fun and creative!! Keep up the good work!!

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You guys really out did you selfs. levels 5 and 6 are AMAZING!! i LOVE the new maps!!

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i found a new bug in the game when i press space i start over

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Oh dear. It goes away after you click for the first time. Will definitely fix it for the Dec 16 update.

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oh i saw that but i just thought it was a new way to get the colour of the character you like XD

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same lel