Powerhoof! CRAWL Halloween Update!!!...


Update v0.11 (Vengeful Spectre) is here

We have an extra spooooky update out for Halloween yay!

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We always envisioned the ghosts flying all over the place and haunting things but never had a chance to implement it til now, and I’m so glad we did! Zip around the place rattling chains, making paintings bleed, or inhabiting furniture to fling it across the room! We have two fishy new monsters, a crapload of bug fixes, and finally MIMICS! Watch out for those chests, becuase some of them can be sneakily inhabited by spirits, and those things pack a mean chomp!!

Hope you have fun with it all πŸ™‚

-Barney

  1. η›Έε½“δΈι”™οΌŒθ‡ͺ愧不如!

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  2. *A party of dungeon crawlers
    “Did you hear a mimic?” asked the wizard
    “I heard nothing” said the barbarian
    “Nothing at all” said the rogue
    “Nothing suspicious here” said the chest

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  3. This looks super awesome as always, can’t wait to give this a go πŸ˜€ . Which one is the “vengeful spirit” though? xD

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  4. Addertongue (Jamais Namme or Xoac103)

    Nice. Excited to play.

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  5. So excited, gang. Love all the work. I showed a friend the game and the FIRST thing he said was “wow, this game has *style*!”. So true! This is an inspiring game!

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  6. Newbtastic Gamer

    Love the update so far. ^^ The little fishy was much more menacing than expected! The interactive objects are a nice touch as well. Keep up the good work.

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  7. Where is a list of update notes? Not that I don’t like watching the gifs I would like to be able to read them as well

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  8. My goodness, this game has grown so much! I’ve been following this game since before release, which is nigh on 2 years ago now if I remember correctly. Unfortunately haven’t been able to buy this game due to a lack of money, but thankfully haven’t pirated it out of respect for the awesome twosome at Powerhoof! You guys made something absolutely awesome, and it looks so good. Congrats on an amazing game!

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  9. This ia my favorite update yet! Thamks guys! πŸ˜€

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    • What’s your steam username? In the past I had pirated this game for a while before buying it, so I’d like to be able to make up for it. I’d be very happy buying the game a second time, and gifting it to you

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  10. Cornelius Juul Mogensen

    I love this game! Hope you release the music on YouTube and Spotify

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  11. I haven’t found an official bug tracker/forum via Google, sorry if this is the wrong place!

    I cannot start the game, it errors out without an indication as to what went wrong, right after listing controller bindings and creating its own window for a split second. Error code 1, Arch Linux, x86_64.

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  12. The Arctic Prophet Hivemind speaking through the Flesh Vessel of Walrusman72

    They all felt the spirit world trembling. It crackled with such insidious energy that one of their members fell to the floor, writhing in agony. Boils began to form all over it’s body, filling with caustic sludge before darkening to pure black bile. The other’s hardly noticed as they burst, ripping his soul out of his body and offering it to The Great Fish. They were all focused on parsing through these new gift from the Holy Circle. They were brutal, cruel, and always eager to offer us tools of chaos to satisfy there incomprehensible whims.

    Another one suddenly pitched over, heaving and clutching it’s stomach. The chanting of the group nearly drowned out the wretched noise of the sound of a flood of coins jetting from it’s mouth. Shiny gold spewed from his insides, first covered in stomach acids, then blood. A large wealth appeared at his feet as the flood slowed to a stop. It crashed to the floor. It gazed at the others with a deep, wild, uncontrollable hunger. Suddenly, the eyes softened and glossed over. Another soul, another offering.

    Others soon followed. One began to shout with incredible, unending rage. The other’s felt the poltergeist form from his unholy anger. It felt the hail of furniture sailing around the room, hitting him with bone-shattering velocity. Two other began to speak in Old Tongues. The first began to speak in the Tongue of Glub, babbling with such incoherence and speed that it’s tongue couldn’t move out of the way fast enough from it’s teeth. Magic erupted from his finger tips and blood poured out of it’s mouth as it kept trying to speak, only to gag on it’s vital fluid and collapse from asphyxiation. The other began to speak in a Tongue older than Man. Unearthly grunts and howls impossible to be created by human lungs ushered forth from his depths. It turned and pounced upon another, ripping its throat from its owner and devouring it. It stood again, still making those unearthly noises. It sprinted headlong into the wall, bashing its head against the stone like an animal entrapped. Rotting grey matter splattered against the stone and Glub was offered another soul.

    The chanting stopped, the dead were replaced. I smiled.

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    • Walrusman72

      Whenever an update come out, my heart quickens a little and I instantly go to download it. Crawl is my favorite game, and I can’t play it enough. It’s one of the main games I play with friends, and is usually a staple whenever we hang out. Each time I play through an update, I always think to myself, ‘it can’t get better than this! This is incredible!’

      You guys prove me wrong each and every update. I bought this game around the update which added in the new Deities. If you guys stopped developing it there, I would have been completely and utter satisfied. Each update is some how just perfecting a masterpiece. This game is overwhelmingly good. Every single inch of the game is crammed full of that same, hate-inducing fun that such classics as Mario Party and others possess. I just really want you guys to know that as an aspiring game developer, you are an incredible inspiration and example of how to make a game right.

      This update right here is the perfect example of this. I seriously have not felt as utterly shakespearian as I have when using mimics. The look on my friends faces as the chest, their only respite in a room full of high tier monsters, opens it’s hideous maw and gores them. The hatred emanating from them could probably kill small animals within the vicinity. Even beyond that, Heroes are now subjected to constant attacks from furniture, adding to brutal gauntlet already present. I am just utterly floored by how impressive this all is.

      All in all, I just want to say thank you for being incredible.

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      • Walrusman72

        ALSO! I ran into a game breaking bug, that you might want to check out. After failing to kill Ghiddrak on my second attempt, I left the boss room and found out that I was invincible to all attacks. I had the ruby ring equipped when I succumbed to flame and acid, so I was healing as I died. I’m not sure if that was the issue, but it might be a place to start looking at. I was no longer invincible when we entered the next floor, so the issue fixed itself. However, it was game breaking and super infuriating for everyone else (considering the fact that I was destroying them all even without this God-like buff). Cheers to you!

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  13. Gonzalo Alvarez

    This is amazing! Glub for life. Seriously enjoy the mimics because of my obsession with dark souls haha I’m actually hosting an indie game party and Crawl is going to be the main attraction πŸ™‚ Thanks for such an awesome game and can’t wait to introduce it to more faces.

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  14. Is there any kind of date for release yet?

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  15. So, I just got caught by the winged demon just after hitting the bone wardens shield. Apparently the knockback buffs his animated attacks damage to a ludicrous decree. He dealt more damage than a mimic

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  16. I love the new update ^_^ The possibility of having barrels and chairs thrown at me is making me paranoid, and whenever I walk into my house now I eye my furniture with suspicion. “Not until I make it to the shop!”

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  17. Hey Barney, this might me just having terrible luck, but I managed to get only Kourok as boss in the new update. Weve played 3 games and got only him for the 9 times we went threw the portal.

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    • hmm this may be connected with a bug- we’ll be patching pout soon as we can!

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    • I’ve also noticed a seemingly increased amount of Kourok. In the 3 games I played yesterday we got him 7 times. I suppose it’ll probably be passively resolved when they implement the third boss, if it isn’t fixed by then (assuming it’s actually a bug or something and not just a coincidence)

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  18. A bug I think I found as well was with the monster that turns peiple into frogs, it seems like the frog shot is just going through people.

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  19. The misty mountain

    Love it! Any chance of another stream soon? The latest one was so inspiring!

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    • Hey that’s great to hear πŸ™‚ I’ve been away from my office a lot, away from my streaming PC so haven’t had the chance, but over the last week I finally got my PC set up in the new place, so I now have the setup for streaming again! I’m currently working on some pretty boring and stressful stuff (the tutorial actually) which I don’t think would be very fun to stream, but as soon as I’m working on fun stuff again I’ll dive back into it πŸ™‚

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  20. An intro idea
    *the starting room has a treasure chest overflowing with gold, every player admires a jewel/crown/mirror/etc.
    Narration: “We found it! Riches beyond our wildest dreams! And for a moment we thought the curse was real…!”
    All treasures disappear, the chest is now empty and every player is confused
    Narrator: “What… you… thieves!”

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  21. Played many games of vengeful spectre update now and I gotta say it’s been a real hoot with my buddies. We love being able to always do stuff as a ghost, it makes it so much more fun to be dead πŸ™‚

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  22. Lane (I like Memes)

    the update is 2Spooky4Me

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