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Explore, eat stuff, be a Bear!
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Kickstarter Island Posters + Another Update

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The posters are in Kickstarter Island now yay. Here is one submission of a cat:

And here's another interesting submission which looks like a backer edited themselves which was neat:

Update

Along with adding posters here is what's in the update:

  • Fixed the Alligators getting stuck to the ground
  • Fixed getting stuck in the secret region.
  • Nerfed the secret region.
  • Fixed the teleport shroom for Kickstarter Island not appearing.
  • Fixed the Spooky Computer and Gravestone not working correctly
  • Fixed the framerate issue.

Game Update (Fixes, additions, and upgrades)

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First off, really liked how the design of that title ^ turned out. Tried something new in photoshop.

Anyway there's a new game update out, it contains fixes, updates and added stuff.

  • Fixed the bug with the Web Orb Door.
  • Fixed the bug with the evil mushroom.
  • Fixed the “Fade in/out” layer not stretching at higher resolutions.
  • Fixed a ton of spelling errors. (Forgot to change the marking where Dan Mole refers to himself as Mole Dan though, next update >.>)
  • Added colliders to a bunch of things that was missing them.
  • MAYBE fixed the shadow and texture flickering. MAYBE. Email if it's fixed for you or not, would be interested to hear.
  • Made hitboxes bigger on all creatures. (Made pathfinding worse though)
  • Fancied up a ton of textures.
  • Made the “Unstick” button work waaaaaaaaaay better so if you get stuck all you have to do is press 5 and it will unstick you. (Don't abuse this to get places where you aren't supposed to pls)
  • Hella adjusted the lighting in each region. Made the mountain night brighter, toned down the brightness at the beach, etc. etc.
  • Readjusted everything at the ocean plus added more things.
  • Added a lot more invisible walls to prevent people from getting where they weren't supposed to.
  • Added a “Return to Den” button. Click it to return to your den no matter where you are.
  • Added fast travel shrooms in your den. When you visit a region a new mushroom will pop up in your den.
  • Added some references to the upcoming Campground update.
  • Added a sponge to be found under the sea. -.-
  • Tried to make the graphics better but it cause an extreme performance drop, then tried to revert it but it still left a bunch of performance problems. There might be a fps drop for some.
  • Probably introduced a ton of programming bugs after trying to reorganize script stuff.
  • As stated before the animal pathfinding is worse with the bigger hitboxes, hopefully it's worth it.

 People are inquiring about this symbol:

For a hint check the door in the cave. Also it isn't the symbol of the evil chickens.

Also movie recommendation, people should watch this movie called Legend.

It's friggen weird and Tom Cruise has long hair in it plus there's unicorns and a weird evil guy played by Tim Curry. Directed by the same guy who did Alien!

Lastly will try to put the game on sale. Not sure how to go about it but we'll see.

Campground Update Preview #3 + Bug Fixes Coming + Features

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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.

New Features:

  • Fast Travel!

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.

  • Easy Mode:

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.


Bug Fixes

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.

Blog Post

http://farjay.com/post/143727587848/its-always-sunny-in-bear-simulator

Here's another blog post about a cheap pop-culture reference.

Wrapping Up:

  • Got over 500 emails from Russia fans over the course of a couple days which was neat, behold a sample!:

:O

Made a blog post about it and someone translated it to Russian which was cool.

Still have to finish the PATRIOT base and a lot of models/textures but all this and more is coming in the next update. Here's the teaser for it again:

 Remember to email if you have any questions or what not:

  • email@farjay.com

Fan Stuff + Some Updates/Questions + Campground Update Preview #2

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Sorry again for the previous negativity, got burned out among other things. Hopefully this update is neat though.

Still having trouble with a lot of things and keeping up with stuff, wanted to make an update like this though. Here are some neat things people have been sending.

First off, this is cute af:

(no I did not just call it cute, you are mistaken my friend)

That Markiplier person has a pretty awesome voice and is quite entertaining, he should be a commentator or something. ...Wait a minute...

Here are a few neat playthroughs, not good at choosing things so picked the first two that were sent via email by fans of these people which were enjoyable:

And this one:

This bear game also has fans from different countries which is p awesome. Need to make different language options for it now.

Have been getting a lot of emails from Russia, mainly fans of a person called Kuplinov which is cool. :O

Also got a lot of emails from France players and fans of a Korean gamer person called Great Library, which too is very cool.

Trying to move all the text into a single script file so it's easier to make different language options, it's quite a task though.

Am missing things. Will try to make another one of these fan updates when able but need help gathering and organizing stuff. If you want to help with this email here:

  • email@farjay.com

Or leave a comment below instead of emailing if you want. Please send stuff that you enjoyed, be they lets plays or what not. Need help picking things out.

Again, will try to make another update dedicated to stuff like this and design fancy graphics to go with it if people want. Maybe add commentary to each thing?

ALSO

If you want the updated title thing here it is:

Might make a fancier one though.

Here's a blog post about a reference probably no one got because it maybe was a little too obtuse:

http://farjay.com/post/143412468293/bear-simulator-an-obtuse-reference

(Am I even using the word obtuse correctly -.-)

  • There is a bug with the spooky mushroom and the door in the cave, not sure what's wrong or what's triggering them yet, trying to get people to send me their save file so can test it. Also will try to make the night time brighter, especially the mountains but the spooky region stays dark. Tried to add a darkness slider but wow that was glitch-tastic.
  • A few game companies offered to port this game to consoles? Might b cool.
  • A few other companies offered to make toys/stuff for this game? Might b cool 2.

Still trying to figure lots things out but am trying to keep updates going in-between. Things just have to be complicated no?

Anyways, here's another preview of the Campground update:

It opened?! Want the campground update to tie into a lot of other stuff. Hopefully can do it all well.

Have an idea for a Swamp region that will have a frog storyline among other things. Hopefully can make that too.

Having trouble with the files for the Bear Book and setting up stuff. Here's another preview in the mean time, this is a part of the "Behind the Scenes" section:

A few people offered to handle social media stuff, trying to figure that out too.

Already have a blog thing but was thinking about getting an instagram thing since I like taking pictures of stuff?

Need to make the game's website better, it's kind of bland. Dreading getting back into html/css stuff again though -.-

Have no friggen idea what to do with Steam community stuff, like zero

Forgot the password to the WhereIsThatSquirrel email account that was on that help board at the lake, wrote it down on an envelope somewhere, just have to find it and check to see if anyone sent anything to it. Hopefully didn't throw it away >.>

Finally finished the last season of Breaking Bad, it was pretty amazing but the writers really seemed to hate Jesse. THE JESSE BULLYING WENT TOO FAR

Hopefully there's no spelling or grammar errors in this update >.>

Campground Region Preview + Other Things

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First of all look at this trailer, it's an early preview for the Campground update:

This campground thing will most likely include the evil chickens and Crystal Caves too. That gameplay footage part might also not be a final thing either. Not sure how long it will take, need to figure out a bunch of things first.

This trailer though was the funnest one yet to make, especially editing the sound which turned out swell. Except for the gameplay footage it was made in After Effects.

Trying to do a “Making Of” with this update that shows what goes into making a region. Might be interesting?:

http://farjay.com/post/142536850893/making-a-region-the-campground-region-part-1

This is part 1, not sure how many parts to it yet.

  • For maps, probably just going to make a map of each region and offer them on the game site.
  • Will try to fix the Steam overlay problem.
  • Also working on adding a respawn button that will pop you up when/if stuck.

Have been watching waaaaay too many shows lately, here's a review of some along with a sandwich and game review:

Recess: This cartoon is friggen awesome. It has really good characters and entertaining stories. You should really give it a watch if you haven't.

3rd Rock from the Sun: Hadn't really thought much of this show but after finally watching it realized it is pretty good, the actors really make it work. All of them are great and the guy who plays Dick is absolutely hilarious.

Also been playing a city builder called Tropico. You are in charge of an island and it involves politics and stuff, it's pretty fun and funny. So if you like being an dictator, tropical settings and city building you should give it a try. Only have been playing Tropico 3 but heard 4 is similar.

Lastly if you mix avocado, tuna fish, lemon juice, onions and salt and pepper it makes a fantastic sandwich mix. Plus avocados are really cheap now, like 50 cents at the store. They are usually like 2 dollars and who's going to pay 2 dollars for an avocado come on

Went to the pet store to get goldfish and looked at the cats they had for adoption and there was a female orange tabby which is rare. Really should have gotten it

There was also a person there who brought in their bird which sat on their shopping cart which was odd

The last time went there someone brought in their pet Lynx(?) cat which was odd too

But that's enough pet store adventures