Creature Profile – The Rhinoturtle

RhinoTurtle entity 000 Walking 0The Rhinoturtle has the head of a rhino and the body of a turtle. Business in the front defense in the back. With that huge shell you can imagine it has a high armor but walks around pretty slow. Don’t let that fool you though, if you piss it off it can charge. Then it is hard to take it down, so it can spell disaster. Rhinoturtles also really really hate vehicles, so if you want to damage your car, just drive it up near one of these bad boys and find out how much damage it can take. Overall this creature isn’t dangerous as long as you leave it alone, so steer clear of them and everything will be alright.

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Creature Profile – The Buffalpug

Buffalpug entity 000 Walking 000The Buffalpug is a gentle beast. It’s basically meat for the grinder as every creature that can attack them will. Hey there has to be food somewhere right? They are your standard cattle variety creature. Plenty of them planet side just roaming around, so there shouldn’t be any issue gather resources from them. Their hides make some decent armor, but when they stampede it can spell disaster. So choose your shot carefully so you do get trampled.

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Creature Profile – The Fire Lizard

Fire LizardYou look at this dog sized lizard and you would be correct to be afraid. These creatures are called Fire Lizards, mostly because of their bright red skin. They are not pleasant creatures. They tend to agitate easily and once angry will begin spitting at everything that moves. They do not attack at close range, they like to take things out from afar with their spit. Take care when walking through the jungles because these beasts will take you on as soon as they notice you are in their territory. Enjoy this little video of one attacking a newly dropped off settler.

 

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And if you want to help support our progress we have a little side scrolling shooter for sale that is kind of fun on Itch.io called Cornflower Corbin. Check it out.

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Creature Profile – The Stalker

Stalker entity 000 Standing 002The stalker is your classic brainless, relentless, stone cold killing machine. An Insect at its core, It will attack anything it sees and take it out to feed off. Weather that’s a Bufflepug or you, it doesn’t really care. It will strike out as it chases you while you run away. Taking out one isn’t bad, but even with a turret to assist you, a couple of them can easily overwhelm you and make for a bad day.

If you enjoyed this article please follow us over at Violent Sol World on Indie DB.

And if you want to help support our progress we have a little side scrolling shooter for sale that is kind of fun on Itch.io called Cornflower Corbin. Check it out.

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The Chase is On!

So we are chasing something fun here.  There’s a site called IndieDB where a ton of Indie games go to publish articles and show off what they are doing.  Essentially a place to promote the creation of the thing you are working on.  There are many like it, but this is the one we focus on.  Our little game is ranked 58 of 38481 games right now.  It varies all the time and we have been as high as 6th on this site.  So I feel like we are doing a good job promoting it.  We can always do more of course, but for a game that is about 70% done, those are good stats.

So, what is the game?  It’s a top down tactical shooter open world survival game.  It has some RPG like feels to it too.  It’s a procedural generated world that is 6 times the size of the earth.  So it will have plenty of room for a lot of crazy content.  There may be aliens, there may be an evil corporation that takes advantage of you, and there may be some other fun stuff to see.

We still have a little ways to go, but we are trying really hard to get voted for the “Unreleased Game of the Year” award which could only lead to good things when we do release it down the road.  So if you have a minute, head over there and give us your support.

Indie of the Year Awards

http://www.indiedb.com/games/violent-sol-worlds

Violent Sol Worlds

You can follow me on Twitter @Viedt_EL

And our studio can be found here: http://afterthoughtgames.com/

Game of the Year

Every year IndieDB hosts a game of the year competition and this year we have a real shot at winning for the unreleased game of the year.  I am looking for votes from anyone I can get them from.  No registration necessary, simply go to the link below and click vote.  It’s just that simple.  Please spread the word and help me accomplish a life long goal of developing games full time.  Your all awesome!

Indie of the Year Awards

Just follow the link attached to the picture here!

Or this one http://www.indiedb.com/games/violent-sol-worlds

 

Latest Alpha Release Coming Soon!

Violent Sol World has been getting a lot of work done to it the past few months. We got a little behind our regularly scheduled rollouts because we took on a little more than we normally do for an Alpha release. So, we are excited to share what we have been working on with all of you.

We added a box just outside of the starting crate and updated the look of both. Why? One is for sending stuff up to the space station, and the other is for the station to send your orders to you. Both of those will have a drone come down from the station to deliver or pick up the stuff. It’s the start of everything we need for our purchasing system to be in place. You send your resources up to the station, go to the store, and order what you want. If the station has enough resources, it’ll be printed and sent down to you. Fun, right?

We built the entire system for armor, damage, and all the other fun stuff that equipment can do. We wrote an article about a little while ago that explains a lot of it. You can find that here.

LET’S TALK MODS

The final big thing we did was completely gut the physics and start over. We have learned so much over the time we have been developing Violent Sol that we could get things running so much better. There used to be a bounce and pop when the player ran into anything, now, nothing. Just a stop, like you would expect to see. Cleaner crisper physics and now with the new effects system, physics handles all damage allowing us to have everything in our world get hit in some way.

Physics Bodies With Centers

We still have a way to go, and we will find more bugs we are sure, but this release is leaps and bounds over what we have done in the past. The bulk of the “systems” are in place with only a few more to go and things are working well. In one the next releases we will be adding a heavy amount of content to work these systems like they should be worked.

Hope you like what you see.

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Also, check out our Steam Greenlight page.

Interested in helping our budget? We have a fun little shoot ‘em up for sale on itch.io that we are trying to get greenlit on Steam too. You can find out more information on that here on IndieDB