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Energy Hook is a grapple-and-swing-and-run-on-walls-for-style game by Jamie Fristrom, creator of the Spider-Man 2 game.
Energy Hook is a grapple-and-swing-and-run-on-walls-for-style game by Jamie Fristrom, creator of the Spider-Man 2 game.
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Energy Hook Update Coming Soon (Finally) BUT

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I'm through the woods with the update to Unity 4.6, so I'm going to call the next patch alpha 4.0. And in the spirit of Team Fortress and Awesomenauts, I'm going to name it: Buggier Then Hell.

At this point it's pretty much a complete experience, with every level being available and accessible, but I could definitely use your help this update, because the number of bugs that got introduced with the transition is staggering. (Notice my clever use of the passive voice there. Bugs were introduced. Let's avoid blame.) I've found a bunch of the bugs but I could use more eyes to find more. So when Buggier Then Hell is ready, I'll let you know, and hopefully you'll take a look and send me a report.

In other news, Irene Nelson (@Irene3d) has been working on a new character model. I think only one person complained about the old stock model but I was never happy about using such a common asset in the game, so I'm really glad that Irene is helping me out here. Here's a color test she's mocked up:

Possible New Delilahs
Possible New Delilahs

New Delilah won't be in this update but maybe we'll have a rough draft of her in the next one.

Expect another Kickstarter update soon with news about the new version! And thanks for putting up with the delays!

Overdue Update - Nothing Visible Has Changed

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I've been dragging my feet about making an update because, well, I just haven't accomplished anything of note in the last month. 

I've been getting my ass kicked by UI bugs and decided to upgrade to the latest Unity UI system, which was just released in beta a little while ago, so once that's done I'll be able to get a patch out there.

To follow the progress of that in excruciating detail, you can follow my live streams on twitch - http://twitch.tv/happionlabs.

Good news is the kids are in school full time now, so in theory I have unprecedented amounts of time to focus on the game! Here I go!

Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Kickstarter

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With Sixty Second Shooter Prime shipped and seemingly Worth It - thank you so much - I'm back to work on Energy Hook, and so far have been getting my ass kicked by weird Unity problems, but I just solved a big one yesterday and expect to start being actually productive again. 

I've got a bunch of stuff to do!

I've got to finish up the challenge levels; address all (or most, anyway) of the feedback that NerdCubed gave in this video and you have provided; port it to the Vita and the Playstation 4; get it working with Steam's leaderboards and achievements and whatnot. 

Also, I'm not sure when, but soon I'll put up an update that has Keegan's sky gardens level - with challenges and post processing and shadowmaps and everything - up in all its glory.

Like before, if you want to follow the project more closely than just the monthly updates, you can follow on -

Gamedevblog (Lately I've actually been updating this *less* than the kickstarter updates, but hope to turn over a new leaf and start writing more again.)

Youtube (I have a decent video capture rig now, and will start making talky trailers again)

Facebook (expect updates a couple times a week... which you'll then probably miss because of Facebook's don't-show-anybody-anything algorithms)

Twitter (expect updates all the time... but not necessarily about Energy Hook. Or even games.)

Twitch (I'm going to be live streaming a lot of my dev again!)

So many choices! Can't decide! Better subscribe to them all.

Get your key to Sixty Second Shooter Prime

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Follow On Update - Doing an Ask Us Anything on Reddit right now

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