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Scavenge. Build. Fight. Survive. Introducing ROAM, an online co-op action game set in a procedurally generated world.
Scavenge. Build. Fight. Survive. Introducing ROAM, an online co-op action game set in a procedurally generated world.
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Update - June 22, 2013: Site Maintenance, Game Development Progress, and Misc

Posted by ROAM (Creator)
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Greetings fellow zombie-slayers!

We apologize for the website's downtime on Friday, June 21, 2013. We had been undergoing an internal maintenance. Things are up and running, though they are still unpolished. We are currently working to resolve these issues. While the site downtime was of great inconvenience, please be rest assured that this a means to an end, and we are still working diligently on ROAM.

A few awesome things have occurred since the last update on May 16, 2013:

Game Development -

1) We have been working on melee combat. This entails destructible environments (such as demolishing crates) and killing zombies (such as with a baseball bat).

2) We have also been establishing the bare bones of resource collection and crafting. An example of this is smashing crates, collecting the wood chunks in your inventory, and depositing them into your stock pile.

3) Additionally, we are setting up base building and its fundamental mechanics. Early work of this includes using the above wood chunks and building barricades on doorways, windows, and free-standing structures.

Miscellaneous -

1) ROAM is now legally considered a business as the proper paperwork has been finally pushed through.

2) We have picked up a few more people to assist with this project, including a second programmer who shall be formally introduced in the next update.

You can expect a visual update of the aforementioned coming soon. Please keep in mind that game development is a process and takes time. We thank you for your patience!


Sarah Ariai

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    1. Are Nybakk on

      Oops. Please disregard.

    2. Are Nybakk on

      Uh. Where did my comment go...

    3. Andrew Phillips on

      Thanks for the update Sarah.
      Good to see that the project is making progress and great news about getting business status.

      Looking forward to the video update. :)

    4. Shadow on

      Glad to see an update!! -Thanks!

    5. ThomasN on

      Thanks for the monthly heads up!

    6. Caolan Harrington on

      Great to see an update! :)

    7. Ethan on

      Awesome! Can't wait to hear about the new programmer and see some visuals :)

    8. euansmith

      Kickstarter really is the gift that keep on giving. I forget about projects I've backed, only to have updates pop up weeks or months later to give me a little frisson of fun.

      Keep up the good work.

    9. Mateusz Leonarczyk on

      At least! Good to hear that. Looking forward for further updates

    10. BruceP - Chameleon Prime

      Thanks for the update, folks! Looking forward the next one. :)

    11. Robert Moore

      Yay! Thanks for the update on KS! I've been wondering how things were going over there.