RymdResa

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Become a patreon and support our work with RymdResa! Love

http://www.patreon.com/morgondag


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This looks amazing, bra jobbat! Smile I love the low-key presentation even more than the pixel art.

Is Impact treating you well? Do you experience any difficulties running inside another host (Ejecta)? Debugging capabilities and such?
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Hello from space!

The work with RymdResa has been rather slow the last couple of months. We have done some freelance work and stuff to keep the boat floating. But RymdResa, our baby, has ofc always been in our hearts and minds; we just haven't have the time to keep up our wanted workspeed with it. But now we're very happy to reveal that Vendela will work full time with RymdResa, and only RymdResa until it's released.

What we do right now:
★ Designing chapter 3.
★ Updating the steam version.
★ Planning the release, milestones and deadlines + future patches.

We have also added some new cool consumable item-types (in fact there are 18 new ones). Here's two of them:

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Here's a sneakpeak on the others:
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We have also added loads of new graphics, there is now 250 space-objects to explore!

This week we've mostly worked on project planning; scheming out a proper workflow with deadlines and milestones; hoping to release RymdResa early next year. RymdResa is part of our every-day life, and we truly love it. We're both working really hard to get it out to you as soon as possible. But we won't release until we feel ready. It's important for us that the game match our vision completely before we do.

Today we sent our first newsletter. Do you also want them? Sign up on our RymdResa homepage.

Some screenshots from today:
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Love.
Morgondag
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Hello everyone!!

Right now we're:
★ Writing diary pods to chapter 2 and 3.
★ Painting graphics to chapter 3.
★ Improving the zone-system.

We have a lot of writing to do including exploring quests and diary pods for chapter 2 and 3. The diary pods tells the story about the Pilot. They're fragments that forms answers about the Pilots' past, present and future. The diary pods for chapter 2 and 3 will be voice acted by Eric Reed. Eric Reed did the voice acting for the diary pods in chapter 1 as well.

We're revamping the zone system with a new and more dynamic algorithm. Previously we had a combination of haversine formula and simplex noise, creating a radial universe that stretched to infinity. Now we're building a more on-request formula with possible seeding support.

We have also revamped our internal tools. Now we can very easily add support for new stories, features and zones, on the fly. We've also painted some debris that will be dangerous for the player in chapter 3. Take a look:

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Kim & Vendela
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Hello everyone, hope you all have a nice weekend.

This week we've:
★ Done some narrative writing.
★ Submitted RymdResa to IGF.
★ Implemented a new notification system.
★ Implemented some new cool gas clouds, creating some depth in the RymdResa Space.
★ Improved the zone-system.
★ Optimizing build script for Mac-version.

The work with RymdResa this week has gone well. We've implemented some new coolish gas clouds, just floating around in space, doing their thing, adding to the atmosphere. You can see an example below:

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We've also worked with a new notification system this week, giving the player better feedback when playing. The notifications now appear in the left corner of the screen, telling about new item findings, how many years spent in space and so on.

Furthermore we've submitted RymdResa to IGF 2015, thats a bit exciting!!
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This week we've worked on the mac version of the game. We still have some performance problems left to deal with when it comes to retina displays and some minor window issues.

We also work on some of the details in our design-tool to control how rare or at what condition an entity in space can be, this works together with our new zone algorithm to spawn areas in space. One of the key reason why we want to have this done before the release is so we can simplify the process of adding new interesting content to the game even after the release. Space is big and there is a lot of opportunities to create and design more content.
Empowered and inspired!

Some zones will be more dangerous than others, but will contain better items. With a better zone-system we want to give the player more strategy-choices and a more interesting space, containing many secrets.

We've as well worked on the three chapter's' different profiles, and how the gameplay is different in these chapters, and made a concept for a new trailer regarding this.

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Hello!!

From the beginning we had a different thought with RymdResa (we're talking early, early in the progress).
We just wanted to make an experience where the player was flying around and reading short poems, floating
in space. But RymdResa has become much more than that, and isn't just a text-based game anymore. And we also
skipped our very first feature: floating poems. Instead the diary pods were written. But we have always wanted
to add some floating poems as well, and have now done so, and they're really adding to the atmosphere! As a
tribute to our very first RymdResa design thoughts.

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More things we've implemented
★ 20 New diary pods to investigate.
★ New exploration quests.
★ Treasure boxes, where the player can find items.
★ Some rare new zones.
★ New dangerous laserbots.
★ A pause function. Pause the game when playing!
★ A comparison system between items in inventory. It's now more easy to compare your items!
★ More player feedback: the inventory - button is blinking when the player has collect a new item.
As do the skills - button when the player has new skills to upgrade! Player feedback is important!

New laserbots:
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Treasure box:
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Lastly we're calling out for beta-testers, we need
some people who can test the game with a grammar
and spelling perspective, helping us to locate those
mistakes in game! Are you interested?
Send a mail to vendela@morgondag.nu
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The work with RymdResa continues! Grin

This week we've fixed a lot of small bugs and overall balancing issues, it is something we will
continue to work with.

We have had a DDoS attack on our in-game message system, measured up to 4.5 GB/s of data
traffic flooding one of our servers. Because of the servers being down we have been able to track
a couple of game crashing bugs. It is always good when this kind of things happen, so that one
better can secure the game from future crashes!

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More things we've done this week:
★ Gotten more awesome beta-testers on-board, testing RymdResa on Steam!
★ Implemented new diary logs, short floating texts and exploration quests.
★ We have fixed a bug with the pause-button, there is still a small issue here we
need to sort out.
★ Increased space zones size by 100%.
★ Fixed the back-button trigger, click-offset was wrong.
★ Treasure box improvements and rewards.
★ Display what item is new in inventory.
★ Added a chance for exploration to succeed, without a quest.
★ Increased the resources losses and findings, on explorations without quests.
★ Fixed a bug in chapter 3, where junk was invisible.
★ Now the ship is always on top of entities in space, instead of sometimes going
behind them.
★ Increased fussy spawn positions for new objects in space, we are trying to reduce
the clustering of objects, we still need more work on this.
★ Revamped our item generation system, most of the bugs fixed and performance
increased.
★ Better item finding the longer you travel.
★ Added support for better items in dangerous zones.
★ Better memory management when loading game, this will ironically increase load time
slightly.

And we have also made some super secret progress on bosses and missions in chapter 3!
We hope that we soon can share that with you!

Morgondag
Vendela & Kim
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Good to hear continued progress! Would be interested to know the answer to Fenris's questions.

Also, I imagine you were at least a little inspired by Escape Velocity, the classic Mac game. If not... you should check it out, it's pretty similar, and was fantastic!

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BOOSS FEEVER!! Here is the first pics of the three text-based and very challenging RymdResa bosses!! Hope you like them! Grin

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(Nov 17, 2014 09:53 AM)funkboy Wrote:  Good to hear continued progress! Would be interested to know the answer to Fenris's questions.

Also, I imagine you were at least a little inspired by Escape Velocity, the classic Mac game. If not... you should check it out, it's pretty similar, and was fantastic!

funkboy, we haven't heard about Escape Velocity, but will absolutely check it out Grin

(Apr 22, 2014 09:29 PM)Fenris Wrote:  This looks amazing, bra jobbat! Smile I love the low-key presentation even more than the pixel art.

Is Impact treating you well? Do you experience any difficulties running inside another host (Ejecta)? Debugging capabilities and such?

Fenris, totally missed that question of yours before Smile

So... Impact is kind a barebone.
If you want to make something you should be prepared to make it yourself.
We mainly use it for the great entity-component system along with the nice setup of classes and game loops.

For example the space world you travel throughout in RymdResa is not a feature of impact but something we had to make ourself, using simplex noise coordinate systems combined with our desktop design tool to design zones and spawn rates.

Ejecta or Cocoonjs are also toplevel frameworks taking care of the basic stuff but if you want to do something lower level you have to code it yourself.

As they say, less is more. Rasp
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The main focus of week 49 has been the bosses in chapter 3, ofc. In order to battle a boss the player must first find and enter a bossgate. Each boss has a linear story played out in stages, where the stake is the player's life. On every step a boss will ask the player a question. If the players chooses the wrong answer, they can lose their precious shields, and are then forced to take direct damage. The challenge lies in answering the questions correctly in order to have enough life left to reach the final step and win a key to the monoliths.

We control the bosses from our design tool, where we design the different steps and outcomes. In our design tool we can easily rearrange, write, add sound, determinate outcome and effects.

Regarding the diary pods; they're now in the hands of our voice actor Eric Reed, awaiting to be recorded.

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Chapter 3 - Bossgate!

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Chapter 3 - Mothership!

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Chapter 3 - Choose your destination!

Btw, if you wanna help RymdResa win the Indie of the Year 2014, vote over here!
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A milestone has been reached! Grin The RymdResa gameflow is still rough, but finished! This week we've created a lot. Just about a week left to christmas, and we wanted to fix as much as possible before that. The bosses are finished (Laser Entity, Gravity Entity and Electricity Entity.) Chapter 3 is finished. Much stuff remains; like bug-fixing, balancing, some more exploration-quests need to be written, proofreading, end-movies för Chapter 2 and 3, some wonders-implementations. BUT we have a roughly working gameflow. And you can actually play Chapter 3! And we're getting soo close to a release! AND THAT'S AWESOME!

What we've done:
★ Finished a rough version of chapter 3, with a functional gameplay:
-----> Added 3 bosses.
-----> Reworked zones and spawn-rates.
-----> Added Evil shooting travelers.
-----> Added and animated the monolith gate.
-----> Completed mission-checkpoints.

★ Fixed some crashing bugs for options, skills, news and message system.
★ Added a hint on how to use small heal-station with energy key.
★ Added support for notifying ui-buttons.
★ Designed an encyclopedia-app for RymdResa.
★ Updated game icon for PC and Mac.

Some boss-pics:
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