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We need more support
If you already backed us on Kickstarter, there are still ways to support us: First of all, please vote for us on Steam Greenlight. Then help us to broaden our audience. Post about your experience with Outcast, submit to our channels on Twitter or Facebook and convince your friends to do so, either. It's one simple click, but every follower helps us to reach more people, who haven't already heard about us. And send us your feedback. We're absolutely interested in your thoughts and ideas!
Outcast features very advanced AI for its NPC. It is based upon a system of concurrent jobs working in parallel on a single NPC. Each job has sensors, goals and resource allocation needs. For instance if a job requires a character to move to a particular location, it will ‘lock’ the legs and use that resource by asking the locomotion system to play a walk animation. Then another job could receive an information from a sensor hearing noise and require the system to orient the head to check for potential danger. If there’s real danger, another agent may take over the legs resource to play a running animation to move away from the danger source.
In this small animated Gif, you can see some fishermen quitting their routine and fleeing as Cutter is engaging a combat with soldiers.
This complex AI system provides NPC with emerging behaviors that are not hard-coded unlike those found in many games even today. In Outcast Reboot HD, the animation system will be replaced by a modern one to provide even more convincing behaviors.
New ad coming
We need more visibility. Our budget is tight but we have been preparing a new full page ad that should be running for three days starting monday on Kicktraq.com Hope that will help us getting more attention !
New update coming with actual gameplay
Yann is preparing a new video showing the game running with both the old and new dataset simultaneously. Stay tuned.
Many of you have requested preview images of the physical rewards and we are working on it, so here’s the first one, the pyro-engraved leather map:
Please note this is a mockup and not an actual photo. Some graphical elements are yet to be finalized.
Thank you all for your support, you are awesome !