Have the campground region prepared (think it's good to go, tested it a bunch but there may be unforeseen problems) here's a trailer I put together for it, think it turned out neat:
(It also says it's "out now." but it isn't yet.)
Should this be released with a sale? There was a few that wanted that and it might be a good time? Not entirely sure how to go about it though and what kind of discount should it be? Need to figure that out or just no to a sale? (Steam stuff is kind of complicated -.-)
It has the campground region, crystal caves area and other things which you might find neat. This region is a little different from the others. It's also not quite as extravagant but maybe you'll think otherwise? :D
Will make a bigger update with when the update releases, this is just more of a teaser, questions thing.
Couldn't do the PATRIOT base though, it was too big/complicated of an idea and couldn't do it correctly. Rather have it remain a mystery than something disappointing. And the chickens act a little odd, probably not too big of a deal. Was having quite a few programming problems too -.-
Hi, first of all watch the people from Penny Arcade play this bear game:
It was funny seeing them trying to figure out things and what's going on (plus their reaction to the hat):
Like their comic so it's as exciting as when the Game Grumps played this bear game. Wasn't sure if they liked it or not though.
Anyways, still working on the campground dlc. Also have been redoing and working on the Bear Book. Here's things, behind the scenes stuff, most of which is left over stuff that won't be in the book:
Arni Forest went through a ton of revisions, it had a vacation house where you would have found a kitchen (with food), some storyline stuff (the humans there left behind some messages) and a bird animal buddy (which eventually became DJ Raven):
There was also a hedge maze that was cut too:
There will be more in-depth stuff about this including more in the bear book.
Originally Bear Points were used as a gating system. At first you'd need a specific amount of bear points to travel to new regions. There would be “Barriers” blocking you from certain regions, kind of like “Note Doors” in Banjo Kazooie:
Things got shifted around a bunch and intelligence blocked food was used as a barrier system so you couldn't just travel around without building your stats up first. Bear points were originally used instead of Intelligence for food gating.
Intelligence had a different role, it was used to interact with the environment more. For example there was locked doors you couldn't open and books you'd need to read to gain new abilities and items like so:
You'd need to read a book and collect items to make a cat bed instead of just finding it. Plus there were other books for things.
That friggen shed went through a bunch of revisions. The main, original plan was it contained another key (inception sound here):
This would have given you special access to Kickstarter Island which was going to be an exclusive region? Changed this when people messaged wanting their friends and favorite Youtube people to see their island submissions without needing the secret code. Plus wasn't sure if it should have been an exclusive thing or not or what people were expecting, didn't know how to go about it really, kept overthinking it.
Next idea was to have a switch that would spawn frogs everywhere in Arni Forest:
You would have to kill them all and be rewarded with the fantastic frog picture. Thought this was tedious and kind of stupid.
Next was the frog picture in the shed, originally when you encountered it and if you grabbed it, it would have maxed your stats but if you said it sucked it would have killed you and force you to have it in your den.
If you came across this in Kickstarter Island:
There will be context for it in the Bear Book.
You should watch this show called the Carbonaro Effect, it's pretty entertaining. It's not on Netflix though:
Was reading this comic called Hunter x Hunter but it went on hiatus just when it was getting good. Maybe when I finish the campground dlc thing it will come back just like it came back when finishing this bear game. (?!)
Will probably be updating some of the terrible animal models for the campground update (like the pig). But the ducks will keep their terrible models, grown fond of them.
Will have bearsimulator.com/backercredits link directly to the youtube video instead of trying to make a fancy page for it since it doesn't seem to be working.
Still working on the Campground update. It will have the Campground region open, new items to find, a new animal buddy, new areas, more story stuff, bug fixes and new features that were requested. Let's take a look at some of these new features.
Lot's requested Fast Travel so here was my idea for it:
When you visit a region a mushroom will pop up in your den. Eat the target mushroom to Fast Travel/Teleport to that region.
This will be on the main menu. It will max all your stats so you don't have to build up to explore different regions.
Fixed many bugs including the one that affects the spooky mushroom and the door in the cave with the orbs. It was really dumb what was causing that stuff to malfunction -.-
Also fixed the ability to swim through some coral in the Coast region.