[Dev thoughts] A day before the release

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So, I’ve decided to write few lines how I feel about the tomorrow’s release of the Courier of the Crypts on Steam Early Access. I pretty much have mixed feelings and a lot of thoughts next to tired eyes and mind.

Here’s the Steam game page if you missed it

First of all, I don’t think I realize the big step I’m taking tomorrow with the game. After 4 years of the development of a single game this is huge and maybe part of me still don’t realize that. Tomorrow, in the time of writing, game will be out in the world available to every player and this is something I’m really nervous about.

If you want to read more about mixed feelings, thoughts and my situation, read on smile

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DevBlog – Map update, AOE damage, Steam update

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Two weeks passed since the last DevBlog update and I’m sorry for that. I’m sure lots of you are waiting for more updates on Steam release since you’ve preordered the game and I have some good news about that as well.

In this development blog post:

  • AOE damage implemented
  • Reservoir map update (map from the early demo preview)
  • More polishing and bug fixes
  • Overworld and profile system updated
  • Steam submission resumed

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DevBlog – Checkpoints, portraits and more checkpoints

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I have some great news for everyone that kept dying and cursing in the Courier of the Crypts demo preview – checkpoints! I’ve implemented them and they are working now more or less. I also have some great news for those that don’t like checkpoints. Matej did an impressive update on the portraits as well.

In this Development Blog post:

  • Checkpoints and all the problems I had implementing them (technical details)
  • Consequences of dying and respawning at the checkpoint
  • Portrait updates and dialog preview
  • Ghosts arrival changes
  • Other changes / updates

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DevBlog – updates updates updates

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Here I am with another update from the development. There was a weekly pause with the gamedev because life kicked in, throwing some ugly stuff in my face. Next to that, studies started and I’ll be away for almost 2 days every week so I can finish the last exam and execute fatality on the final thesis. Don’t worry though, that’s not a barrier for the game.

In this Development Blog post:

  • Main menu / options progress & updates (screenshots)
  • Overworld map selection screen progress (gif animation)
  • New Courier expression portraits (images)
  • Memories leaks & nasty Memory Bug Level 55
  • Starting a sole proprietorship
  • Bag of TODOs

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Pre-Orders UNLOCKED!

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I’m happy to announce that Courier of the Crypts opened its doors for pre-orders.

Support the development by pre-ordering the game for a discounted price and gain extra perks as an early supporter. Every tier grants your name written in the credits as well as Steam key and DRM Free copy of the game when available.

>>> Check out details and PRE-ORDER today!

Pre-orders and extra perks will last until the start of the early access phase!

Early access is planned for the March 2015 with regular updates after that. Hopefully, the game will be finished in late 2015.

You can choose from 3 different tiers, each offering more perks.

cotc_preorders_tiersIf you have any further questions please let me know in the comments smile
http://www.courierofthecrypts.com/preorders

DevBlog – new character portraits in development

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Back in November, when I released a demo-preview version of the game lots of people tried the game out. Most of the comments were extremely positive but there were also some critics among which, the most common one was about the character portraits. I’ve promised you that portraits will be remade and so I went on a quest for a character portrait (pixel) artist and I found the perfect one.

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