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Update #36

August Update - Terrain, Leviathans, and Alpha info!

Hello, everyone - time for a video update! Behold our fancy new terrain, now in proper HDR:


Links promised in the video:
Official Forums!
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PS - if you'd like to learn more about the art & writing teams check out the posts here and here for info and portfolios. Also keep an eye out for more guest updates coming soon!

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      Creator Alex Hardy on September 4, 2013

      I cannot wait for this game! With this new terrain upgrade and that music... Dear God, yes.
      Also, that bit about the dev having the time of his life actually made me really happy. Honestly, how often do you get to be a part in something like that?

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      Creator Paul Newsham on August 30, 2013

      This looks astonishing. Honestly, I thought the graphics in the campaign trailer looked good for a small team project, so to see that the game I've backed is going to look this good makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Great work guys.

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      Creator Gazz on August 30, 2013

      @Stefan Leonhardt Weresheep of Sin
      >These are in-game graphics? It does not look like a small-team / one person kickstarter game

      Check out the forum and you can look over the list of developers who are involved. (that "Developers" link at the bottom)

      The team is orders of magnitude smaller than those 50-page-credits you see on AAA games but it's far from a one-person project. =)

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      Creator Mark on August 29, 2013

      awesome, looking good! Also what engine are you using for the game, besides world machine?

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      Creator Callahan on August 28, 2013

      Very nice terrain upgrade. Glad things are going well and can't wait to get to try this game out.

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      Creator Gazz on August 27, 2013

      Leviathan gives OMNOMNOM stamp of approval!

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      Creator darker70 on August 27, 2013

      Flipping heck that terrain engine is looking rather spiffing to say the least,did not expect that sort of quality for a while at least,looking great ;)

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      Creator Mark Shaun Rushow on August 27, 2013

      Thank you Lars that video was really impressive. Every update gets even more exciting. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to be apart of the project and help with it. It is a good feeling.

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      Creator Ninjy Tormented/OotG-KnCm/DrmTrvlr/WoOS on August 26, 2013

      ... wow. Very impressive.

      The one thought I had listening to the music and watching the environment: this is begging for a Zen mode (no threats/hunger/etc). Something to consider.

      I'm very VERY pleased with the progress shown.

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      Creator John Gardner on August 26, 2013

      Repeat - Repeat - Repeat !!! Lol

      Wow !! just WOW....

      Terrain looks incredible, just want to take a walk around all that beautiful country. Tell Steve he hit it out of the park !!!! Fantastic music without being too over powering and matched the mood perfectly. Keep up the amazing job all of you are doing...

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      Creator Tim Kortsmit on August 26, 2013

      Wow, this is coming on fabulously well! Impressed at how much progress has been made in such a short time.

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      Creator Sheri Bryan on August 26, 2013

      OMG Loving it! Can't wait!

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      Creator Ryan Carey on August 26, 2013

      WOW!!
      I had to watch it a number of times and rub my eyes to make sure I wasn't dreaming, or maybe I am dreaming. Very Nice!

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      Creator Jesse Dylan Watson on August 26, 2013

      Jeez, I can't believe how great this is looking. So happy I was given the chance to get on board.

      The landscapes and music remind me of how I felt when I first played Oblivion, and still what I probably liked best about Oblivion (amongst many things): exploring, being outside.

      Really exciting. I hope my computer can run it that well! The landscapes are just awesome.

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      Creator Gary Coughlin on August 26, 2013

      OMG This is going to be amazing. That upside down tree is just incredible.

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      Creator ThomasN on August 26, 2013

      ZOMG UPDATE!
      <3

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      Creator John Abraham on August 26, 2013

      I'm not one to get all sappy about anything, really, but at 2:00 the graphics and music were honestly beautiful. I can't wait to just walk around and explore in the world.

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      Creator TanC on August 26, 2013

      *sniffles* This...this is so beautiful...the music, the terrain, the clouds...EVERYTHING!!

      Now regular life looks so dull... :(

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      Creator Jalister - OOoE / WoOS / SoSR on August 26, 2013

      Are you sure this is the video of Frontiers? It looks so good, it has to be from a game with a much bigger budget. Seriously though, it really is looking amazing.

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      Creator Christibelle Kennedy on August 26, 2013

      WOW.... O.O This is stunning! I'm looking so forward to the game, it's ridiculous.

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      Creator Stefan Leonhardt Weresheep of Sin on August 26, 2013

      and we get that engine and can mess it up with the construction kit, right? ;)

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      Creator Stefan Leonhardt Weresheep of Sin on August 26, 2013

      You're kidding me, right? These are in-game graphics? It does not look like a small-team / one person kickstarter game ... this looks far, far better than I thought it would. You sure you accidentally did not put up some "Skyrim graphics extension mod" video?
      I'm thoroughly impressed ... I really did not expect that high quality ... Music is very nice, too ... now I can't wait for the game.

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      Creator Revisor on August 26, 2013

      If this is what the visible and audible parts of the game are like I'm so very much curious about the quests and the writing!

      Keep up the great work everyone, this looks very, very nice. Thank you for the update.

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      Creator gandalf.nho - Huntress OOoE/WoOS/Torment on August 26, 2013

      Wow, looking really very impressive, great work! And congrats to Steve for the music too.

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      Creator CatInSpace on August 26, 2013

      Thanks for this very excellent update Lars. As said before me, the terrain looks simply amazing. I was eager to see the 'Terrain Upgrade' stretch goal in action, but this 'upgrade' really turned out to be far more extensive than I expected it to be. It looks truly beautiful. Backed by the calm and atmospheric music I can't wait to start exploring. T'is great to see you're really enjoying working on this project too - keep rocking. :)

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      Creator Victor Tombs on August 26, 2013

      Oh, and your music is just what the game needs Steve. Thank you!

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      Creator Victor Tombs on August 26, 2013

      I just wanted to echo all the positive comments below. The terrain is looking superb, the monsters look scary the elements you cannot show sound intriguing and Lars looks tired but happy. Thanks for what was a very impressive update. :)

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      Creator Becky on August 26, 2013

      The terrain looks beautiful. It far surpasses my expectations too. I can't wait to explore this world.

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      Creator Richard on August 26, 2013

      Great update, keep up the awesome work.

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      Creator Lars Simkins on August 26, 2013

      Brendan - glad you like it. I agree about the music - this island is supposed to feel safe and comfortable and Steve captured that perfectly. I also can't wait to get to some of the more dangerous regions where his music and the terrain will capture other, spookier feelings.

      Ethan - There's plenty of stress but so far it's the good kind. The difference between this and VFX is night and day.

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      Creator graham allen on August 26, 2013

      Wow, going into this I thought my expectations (hopes) were unrealistic, but you've completely surpassed them. I'm really excited for this now.

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      Creator Ethan Unken on August 26, 2013

      Hearing that you're enjoying the project feels like the most important statement covered here. I've heard a lot of ghost stories about developers growing stressed about the game and driving them insane... and considering what I've read in the dev logs and how the terrain already looks absolutely beautiful, admirable work has been done!
      Plus awareness that most are deeply interested in the alpha......
      Keep it up, thanks for all the dedication~ :3

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      Creator Brendan on August 26, 2013

      That terrain. Good god Lars. So immersive. Music is such a great fit. It doesn't over power the immersive feel.

      Of course now I want to experience this even more. Which, with the waiting.. aieee.

      Every time I see an update, it just reinforces how much of you has been put into it. That you are enjoying the process shows in the work. I simply can't wait.

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