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Update 0.10 Is Out And It’s Ratty

Unleash the Vermin!

We have a new update out, chock to the gills with new rodents!

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We’ve revamped the store teleporters, to give new heroes a better chance to go to the store for upgrades, and we have a bunch of new weapon-magics along with better art for showing the magic on your weapons. Hope you enjoy it and it tides you over while we plod away on the longer-term stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

-Barney

More art style explorations

Now he has a monster to fight…

Continuing to figure out this dark low-palette style.

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-Barney

Find Object References in Unity

A unity tool to find prefabs that reference an object

I don’t post here much because Barney has all the cool art to show and I just do programming which is sooooo boooooring. But the blog was getting so interesting that it needs some mega-dull code related stuff to tone it down. (Seriously, code is super boring. It’s literally just text. Like one of those books that don’t even have any pictures in, or a website with zero rotating skull gifs)

Anyway, made a tiny tool which is pretty useful if you’re using unity and your project’s starting to get unmanageably big like ours is for Crawl. It searches through the dependencies of all your prefabs to find which ones reference an object/script.

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To use it, grab the code from here (it needs to be in under a folder named “Editor”).

Then you can right click an object or script in the project window and click “Find References”. It’ll pop up a window with all the prefabs, which you can select from there, or click the little arrow to dig deeper. EASY!

-Dave

A little art style test

Just some pixel doodling

Just a little test for an art style I’ve been daydreaming about… I have an idea for a little combat-arena game where you can sort of do some “farming” type stuff between fights to alter what kind of stuff spawns in the arena, and you use bits and pieces you chopped off monsters during the fight to grow new things… it’s all very early but I’m having fun daydreaming about it anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

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-Barney

Powerhoof Streaming

I’ve finally started some CRAWL Dev streams!

I’ve got a new computer that can handle my streaming needs, so I’ve been streaming work animating new monsters for Crawl.

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>>Check out our channel HERE<<

You should be able to watch my last two streams up there, where I animate the all new giant mega blobfish, and drink a bunch of tea ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully I can keep it up and do this as a regular thing every week!

**UPDATE** sorry guys, the streams are lost to the ether! I was planning on backing them up to Youtube, but I got busy and they got deleted by Twitch- turns out they only stay up for 2 weeks if you don’t make them into highlights. Anyway, it was a fun time, and a good learning experience- hopefully I can get streaming more regularly from here on in!

-Barney

“KEVIN THE DESTROYER” update is out!

Finally got this one out woooooo! v0.9

Well, the hero intros that I thought would take a few weeks ended up taking months, but we’ve finally got them in there, along with a whole bunch of new monsters ๐Ÿ™‚

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You can see the monsters there, and check out some examples of our randomly-generated intros here:

Our buddy Old Shrimpeyes really came though with the goods for the voiceover, with about 250 new lines recorded so hopefully they don’t get boring too quick!

Have fun with it guys, and as always don’t hesitate to comment here or in the Steam forums and let us know if you’ve got ideas on tweaks and improvements, or if you find and sneaky bugs that slipped through Dave’s withered fingers!

-Barney

Monsters for Next Update

Monster time again woo!

Making new monsters is the best part of my job ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m trying to put a bunch in this time, as it has been a long wait!

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I won’t necessarily get all these guys in, this is just a concept doodle as I think out how the avolution chain might work.
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Process and Playthrough from LD35

How to build a worm lord

Just a little guided tour of our process and some behind-the-scenes stuff from Maรฎtre D’ (our silly game for LD35) and then a playthough of what we ended up with.

Hopefully it’s interesting to somebody haha!

-Barney

The Maitre D

We made another silly game jam game

We got a bunch of friends together and made a game over the weekend for Ludum Dare 35!

As the Maitre D’ at a fancy French brasserie, it’s your job to ensure patrons encounter the best service imaginable. Worm your way in with the hoity-toity by showing them their seats!

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Play it here!

Well, back to work on Crawl intros!

-Barney

Boss 3 Intro WIP

Statue Worship!

Here is the work-in-progress intro animation for the boss, where the Shaman gives him life ๐Ÿ™‚ Obviously there’s a lot more work to do, but you should get the basic idea of what it’s going to look like.

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-Barney

Crawl Regular Human Basketball

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DAVID LLOYD

Programming, Design, Hat thief

BARNEY CUMMING

Art, Design, Former hat owner