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TumbleSeed is a deceptively deep roguelike about balancing a seed up a dangerous and ever-changing mountain. · By aeiowu, dlask, benedictfritz

FWIW: Steam Controller works well

A topic by Gerald Kelley created Dec 07, 2016 Views: 481 Replies: 9
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I loaded TS through Steam, so I could see how the game plays with the Steam Controller. Just a quick controller remap later, with the 2 touchpads mapped to joysticks, and I was up and running with some very responsive controls.


Wow! I actually have a Steam controller but hadn't given TS a try with it yet. Will have to dig it out of my closet to give it a shot haha. Appreciate you looking into that

I'd love to see this with official Steam Controller touchpad support, i.e. the position of your thumbs on the pads are mapped directly to the vertical position of either side of the bar (with some additional smoothing obvs, since thumbs are not perfectly still) :)


We've experimented with similar control schemes no mobile, but unfortunately they don't quite gel with how the input in the game works. One of the main movement mechanics is holding up at the same time on both sides of the vine, and if the sides are mapped directly to finger input then you get a really awkward rowing motion when trying to move up simultaneously (if I'm reading the idea correctly)

Hmm, to combat the rowing I'd try setting an upper limit on the touchpad/device, and when both thumbs are above that, level out the vine and have it move upward (maybe?). I dunno, it makes sense in my head, but you're the ones who've actually experimented with the controls so I trust ya :)

How did you find the remap? I couldn't find an option in-game.

You need to add TumbleSeed to Steam as a non-Steam game, launch the game with your Steam controller from Big Picture, and then press the Steam button on the Steam Controller to access the overlay.


Fun note: I keep forgetting that you don't need to be in Big Picture mode to get at controller settings (still recommended, though). You can also right click on the game in normal Steam.

A weird thing: The input on the left pad started going super weird and keeps triggering phantom-up inputs when I start the game, now. It goes away by the time I start a run, and it acts normally if I have my thumb touching it, but I thought I would mention in case this has broader implications, somehow...

I'll be sure to double-check my sensitvity settings.