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Update #39

Combat video GO!

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Drifters: I'll keep this brief. We have a brand new combat video, after much labor and love and smiles and punching and high fives, as promised. It's taken a bit of time, since we wanted to make sure certain things worked well. Keep in mind, this is all pre-alpha footage, so there are animations missing, sounds missing, and the leveling up system is not currently in place for the sake of testing among other items, but we wanted to reveal and share our progress. Thanks for being the lovely souls you all are.

 Next update will have finalized prints for everyone to enjoy, and another plushy prototype from Rita!

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      Creator Gregory Cool Kat Thomas on November 17

      good now take your time plz if you feel at any point you feel you guys are rushing remember this game could go down in history as a classic and i would like to see that

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      Creator Charles Brenner on November 15

      Great !! What's the E.T.A. For the games release ?

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      Creator Tommaso Baldovino on November 14

      Love the animations, this will be great. Can't wait to see the final game with a more dramatic combat music ;)

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      Creator Georgi "Calader" Simeonov on November 11

      Wonderful and inspiring :)!

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      Creator Felipe Fiquene on November 6

      @ Shachihoko: Well, certainly there are some people who "don't" have a 16:9 monitor nowadays, but most of them already have. If they provide support for both aspect ratios, it'll be awesome, but IMHO should priorize 16:9 development. (PS Vita, PS4 and Wii U are 16:9 aspect natively. Also, those who have a Steam account generaly play demanding games. For that they need powerful machines, consequently they probably have up to date displays

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      Creator Felipe Fiquene on November 6

      @ Shachihoko: Well, certainly there are some people who have a 16:9 monitor nowadays, but most of them already have. If they provide support for both aspect ratios, it'll be awesome, but IMHO should priorize 16:9 development. (PS Vita, PS4 and Wii U are 16:9 aspect natively. Also, those who have a Steam account generaly play demanding games. For that they need powerful machines, consequently they probably have up to date displays)

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      Creator Felipe Fiquene on November 6

      @ Mr. MoJo: Hopefully it'll happen

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      Creator Felipe Fiquene on November 6

      @ AlieN InK: You surely don't want to play it stretched as well. I don't like when developers don't provide native 16:9 resolutions support on amazing new era retro-like games.

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      Creator Jonathan Rodgers on November 6

      Combat looks so satisfying.
      Will we be able to chain dashes together?
      Also will we be able to lower the pause after dashing.

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      Creator Brian Modica on November 6

      OMG, this looks amazing!! if you get the story right, you guys could have a game of the year in your hands!

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      Creator Tyler Head on November 6

      looking awesome!!! :))

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      Creator CtrlAltFaceroll on November 5

      What a sexy dash . . .

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      Creator AlieN InK on November 5

      Oh, and btw? BEST GAME EVER!!!! :-) I can NOT freaking wait!!

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      Creator AlieN InK on November 5

      Since it is being asked on this update the most, I hope that you can address my question that is in the same vein?
      I will be getting this for PS Vita, which is widescreen... Will there be fullscreen support? I really would not like to play this letterboxed on such a beautiful game..!

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      Creator Baron von Darrin on November 5

      WORK FASTER. MUST PLAY THIS.

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      Creator Shayne Cheek on November 5

      The hype is real...
      I CAN'T WAIT!
      (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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      Creator Kory Calvert on November 5

      i can't wait to ps4 early game footage looks great can't wait to play when it is done

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      Creator Avrett on November 5

      I love how you start bleeding when you get low health! It'd be super cool if you could leave smears when you dashed, but maybe that would be annoying to implement. But anyways, it all looks great!

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      Creator Daniel Reuter on November 4

      Early alpha and it already looks and sounds bloody amazing.

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      Creator Shachihoko on November 4

      Re: aspect ratio - Not everyone has a 16:9 display, even in this day and age. Ideally, HLD will release with full support for both standard and high-def resolutions, and the ability to choose between 4:3 or 16:9.

      (I'm still on a 4:3 monitor for my PC, so letterbox-only software is ... kind of a stretch to deal with sometimes. No pun intended.)

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      Creator Yaroslav Klyuev on November 4

      Video is great!

      (too big?) dead body copies look a little bad. How about at least 2 versions of dead bodies? Or maybe you can make bodies of some enemies universal enough to be rotated in random direction?

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      Creator Todd Marsh on November 4

      Wonderful. Those hordes look so scary and panic-battle inducing!

      I just hope in the final version the music changes to something more dramatic during that mini-boss bit towards the end. The music needs to change up as the atmosphere changes up, you know?

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      Creator Mr. MoJo on November 4

      @Felipe Fiquene
      Yeah, im really not diggin the whole 4:3 aspect. its the one thing the irks me whenever i watch the trailers. i cant understand why its like that in the first place. i sure hope it changes before the release.

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      Creator Filip Lizanna on November 4

      Holy shit. Get in my belly.

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      Creator Matthew Meldrum on November 4

      This game will devour my social life.

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      Creator Brooks P. Weaver on November 4

      The art style, the gameplay, the soundtrack - top notch. I'm wondering if there will be parts of the game where you drive or ride for a long expanse because it would be very cool to see this world and experience it from a non-combat point of view if only for a few minutes. Just curious...

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      Creator Igor on November 4

      when do you plan to deliver? the game looks awesome.

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      Creator Diego Fernandes on November 4

      What an awesome video. I'm so glad I backed this game. This is just too much awesomeness for a pre alpha ...congratulations.

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      Creator Artur Jakubiec on November 4

      Aweeeeeeeesooooome! I love the mechanics, sound and art style!
      Also a great job for a pre-alpha. However I hope you can make the animations smoother till final version - the stuttering is hard on my eyes.

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      Creator Superpunky900 on November 4

      I totally love you guys. This looks so good, it needs a lot of work of course cause its still alpha footage, but I like a lot what I see. I can bet I wont regret for backing this project :)
      Keep updating the devlog with your new stuff!

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      Creator nin on November 4

      Video looks fantastic! Glad I backed! One small concern...sometimes it looks hard to tell whats a wall/elevated texture (that you can't walk on) and what you can walk on. 1:26 is an example - I thought that was a raised structure, but then he walks over it. But I also understand this is very early, and in progress. Anyway, extremely excited! Can't wait to play! Thanks!

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      Creator Brad Snyder on November 4

      Super excited about these mechanics! Music sounded very solid (which was the first thing that caught my attention in the original Kickstarter video). Keep up the great work! And please please please work in the theme from the Kickstarter video into the actual game. I love that song so much.

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      Creator Felipe Fiquene on November 4

      Loved the battle mechanics, but I hate to see that them still developing with 4:3 resolutions in mind. I'm really excited for this game, but I definetely don't want to burn-in my plasma screen thanks to those shitty black bars!

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      Creator Tall Paul on November 4

      I think the aura of light around the Drifter should shrink as he loses health.

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      Creator Gabriel P. Gornail on November 3

      You sure this is only pre-alpha? Pretty incredible work. I knew I wouldn't regret backing this, but I definitely don't now. Top notch.

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      Creator Ace of Spades on November 3

      Sooo, I watched this last night and had a dream referencing it right after going to sleep xD My sister was following me, so I assume she was my sprite. I'd go around to different rooms, picking up weapons and running into monsters that I'd kill. This shows just how excited I am for this game~!

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      Creator Boox on November 3

      Looks and sounds great! I can't wait to see more gameplay or hear more of the soundtrack. Excellent job, guys! :)

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      Creator eVe1L on November 3

      The music!
      The colours!
      The design!
      This game really has its own identity!
      thank you <3

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      Creator Esa on November 3

      Wow this looks really promising. Can't wait to play this beast.

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      Creator Jonathan Johnson on November 3

      The combat looks soooooo good I can see that when this comes out I will be playing this game none stop. :D

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      Creator Nicolas Simon on November 3

      That looks....awesome !

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      Creator João Medeiros on November 3

      That was so awesome that I have no words to describe it. Congratulations!

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      Creator Beñat Ramos Elorza on November 3

      If this game was abandoned in a basket in front of my home's door, I would adopt it as my own child...

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      Creator Shinigami Panda on November 3

      dude dude dude... dude.

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      Creator Mr. MoJo on November 3

      @Adam
      Don't worry. This is a combat trailer to show off, you know, combat. They mentioned that this is still an early build and that many features are missing from it. So, don't talk as a full scope of the game. Just, you know, (some) combat aspects.

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      Creator Adam on November 3

      please do not create game-content that the whole game
      will be just a fast clicking, like diablo. Bring a little exploration, rpg elements, puzzles.

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      Creator Dunkare on November 3

      looks amazing, i love the art style!

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      Creator Edmund Wong on November 3

      @Anthony Quiroz
      Since it's just a demo, can't really tell how accurate it would be... probably a good idea to wait 'till the Beta's out then try it... Heart Machine could still tweak the handling and attack/collision by then?

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      Creator Volo on November 3

      Breakdown of Hyper Light Drifter Combat Video.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

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