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TUG is a multiplayer open-world sandbox-RPG using new technology and social sciences to directly involve players in the game’s design.
7,231 backers pledged $293,184 to help bring this project to life.

Progress Update!

Posted by Nerd Kingdom (Creator)

What's new here at Nerd Kingdom? 

Well, we've been working hard to add more features to Alpha, improve our website, and build our social media presence! 

Here's a little peek at the weekly progress from our dev team: 

  • New tree models and leaf FX added to the biomes!
  • New mushroom varieties added to the game 
  • Day/Night lighting adjustments made across all biomes (see video playlist below!)
  • Finished Idle, Run, Walk animations for the Seedling!
  • Local testing of multiplayer! Currently working through syncing issues and adding functionality before rolling it out for broader testing 
  • Added LUA script support to engine 
  • Continued modelling Seedling clothes & tools!

There's also been some neat stuff going on on our social media outlets and forums, if you've been paying attention! 

Flat Tugley

Our Flat Tugley contest gives you the chance to take a Seedling with you on your adventures! Just print one out, take pictures with it in unique places, and post it on the forum to contribute to Tugley's travel journal. Be creative!

Enter the contest, view current entries, and join the fun here!

Lighting Demos 

We've adjusted the day and night lighting in all the TUG biomes! Travel at the speed of particle light through each TUG biome and see a day sunrise to sunset!

View the video playlist here!

TUG Runes

What do all these mysterious symbols mean? Join our fans as they work at translating the original language created for TUG... and perhaps you'll uncover some lore secrets while you're at it!

Join the search for the truth and crack the code on the forums!  

TUG Village

While we don't have multiplayer yet, that shouldn't stop you from playing TUG together! Shadee is heading the construction of TUG Village, where each person builds within one saved game for a day, then passes it on to the next person.

Join the fun here!

Seedling Run Cycle 

Get the first look at our little Seedling running for his life:

Interview Series With the Devs!

In case you missed it, AzzyTheAussie did a great series of interviews with a couple members of the Nerd Kingdom team!

Peter "Ino" Salinas:

Part 2:

Meryl "Merylisk" Coker:

Part 2:

Steve "Lefty" Levkoff:

REMINDER: Pledges are still open for Alpha and Beta testing! It's not too late to secure your place in the testing phase and join in the creation of TUG! Check out our website for donation options!

And remember to follow us on Tumblr, the Nerd Kingdom Official Twitter, the TUG Twitter, our Facebook page, and YouTube! And if you haven't already, check out our new, updated Official Forums!

Stay tuned for more weekly progress updates!

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    1. Max Gon on

      anyone else having trouble logging in?

    2. Sash'khe on

      Me too!
      Which is kinda sad, considering I chipped in for the alpha T.T If at least I had my shirt D:

    3. Mark Shaun Rushow on

      Thanks for the update. I hope to get a new machine built in time for the release of the game so I can play it. enjoyed the interview talk.

    4. Blood Dragon on

      Woohoo! I have to say I am really looking forward to the multiplayer aspect coming online! Looking great, NK! :D