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Wolfire Monthly Update - January 2021

Add Comment! By Cameron Morris on January 14th, 2021


Happy New Year!

From everyone here at Wolfire, we want to wish you all a happy new year! Last year was huge for us. The launch of Receiver 2 was something we had been building to for a long time and to see it finally in the hands of you folks was amazing.

R2 Achievements

Since the release, not only have you been enjoying the game but you've been using it to make your own art! Every single week we see great videos, amazing fan art, and hilarious memes, all made in the game. Checking the Wolfire Discord server is always a great experience because there’s always a new piece of fan generated content or an interesting discussion going on.

With Receiver 2 finally in peoples hands, we were able to use player's feedback to start adding to and improving the game. Of all the updates that we’ve made to the game, one of our favourites of 2020 has to be the Halloween patch. We were very excited for everyone to meet our brand new enemy, ‘The Stalker Entity’, and to be able to reveal it in such a fun way to tie it in with Halloween was a delight. Watching people's reactions to the terrifying new enemy will never get old and we appreciate people for sharing those reactions with us through Let’s Plays and Live Streams.

In 2020 we also tried a lot of new things here at Wolfire outside of game development and the response from our fans has been humbling. We have gotten more experimental with our video content, such as our series about the history of glass VFX in video games and its effect on Receiver 2’s development. We launched the Wolfire merchandise store which finally allowed people to show off their Receiver 2/Overgrowth love, and it was with that merchandise store that we were able to raise money for the charity Mermaids with an exclusive Pride variant of the Wolfire logo shirt. We also started streaming on the Wolfire Twitch channel leading to some very fun interactions with the Wolfire community.

We are not even scratching the surface of everything that happened at our little corner of the internet last year but we wanted to do a round up of some of the biggest things and give a massive thank you to everyone who has been with us and who has joined us throughout 2020. It was an absolutely wild year and while we are very proud of what we accomplished, you better believe we have more planned for 2021. So keep an eye on our socials and the Wolfire discord to see what is coming this year!


Receiver 2 Launch Trailer

The trailer we released to launch Receiver 2.

Overgrowth Meets Tekken!

We take a look at the entries for the July 2020 Overgrowth map jam!

The Greatest Overgrowth Mod Ever Made

We look at the single greatest Overgrowth mod ever uploaded to the Steam workshop.



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Wolfire Monthly Update - December 2020

Add Comment! By Cameron Morris on December 5th, 2020


Game Development World Championship

The GDWC is an annual competition for game developers. This year Receiver 2 was nominated for the weekly ‘fan favourite’ award and you guys came out in full force. Thanks to you all, Receiver 2 won the round, taking us one step closer to proving that we have the best community in the world. This means that R2 will be up against all the other winners in a future round. We really appreciate you all for this and we will make sure to keep you updated.

Award

If you are interested in finding out more about this, our very own Max Danielsson did an interview about the win (and Receiver 2 in general) with konsoliFIN.

Regular Wolfire Live Streams

We try to take every chance we have to interact with our wonderful community, from our discord server, to our comment sections, to our social posts. It’s for that reason that we are super excited about starting regular Wolfire streams on our Twitch channel!

R1 Sale

You can now regularly watch us stumble through Overgrowth, Receiver 2, and even some other games from time to time. All the while talking to you in the chat. So far the streams have been incredibly fun and we can’t wait to hang out with you all on Twitch more going forward!


In the spirit of the holidays, this month we wanted to share some videos made by you, the community!

Overgrowth Action and Funny moments 11 (Ragdolls)

The first is a great Overgrowth montage by PizzaSlice that shows of some of the fun things you can do with ragdolls.

HOW DO GUNS WORK? - Receiver 2

The next video we wanted to share is this amazing Receiver 2 Let’s Play by Bluuu3. Their reactions are priceless and we think you’ll get a kick out of it.

Receiver 2 Speedrun [12:12]

And finally, we can’t recommend this insane Receiver 2 speedrun by MyHatIsAwesome enough. They managed to beat the game in under thirteen minutes!



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Wolfire Monthly Update - November 2020

Add Comment! By Jack Morris on November 10th, 2020


Receiver 2 Steam Achievements

One of our favourite additions to Receiver 2 since launch has been the introduction of Steam achievements. We have loved watching players go beyond the standard receiver training, and prove themselves a cut above the rest by unlocking the various new achievements.

R2 Achievements

Maybe you want to start simple with the Three for Three achievement, earned by killing three enemies with three bullets in a row. Or for the more hardcore receivers out there, there are challenges like breaking every breakable part of a shock drone which would earn you the achievement Drone Demolition. And there are so many more challenges for you to achieve and improve your skills as a receiver.

Receiver 1 Workshop Support

The original Receiver has been given full Steam Workshop support. This means you can now play and share custom tilesets, listen to custom tapes, and try your hand at the different guns crafted by other Receiver fans. There has never been a better reason to go back to the game that started it all!

R1 Workshop

Wolfire Merchandise

Back in August we launched an official Wolfire Games merchandise store, and we've been delighted with the response to it.

R1 Sale

Seeing fans post photos of them wearing Overgrowth shirts, using Receiver phone cases and decorating things with Wolfire stickers, has been so heartwarming. The shop is currently full of items that will help you rep all of your favorite Wolfire games and even Wolfire itself. There are so many great designs by talented artists on a range of different items. If you are a fan of even one of our games, we are sure there will be something there for you.


Overgrowth Meets Tekken!

In this video we took a look at the awesome entries for the July 2020 Overgrowth map jam.



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Wolfire Monthly Update - July 2020

Add Comment! By Jack Morris on August 1st, 2020


Overgrowth Map Jam

Mid June saw the beginning of the most recent community run Overgrowth map jam. For those unfamiliar, every couple of months our wonderful community comes together to design Overgrowth maps with a specific theme. This jam's theme was "Famous Movie Fights" and has three fantastic entries that you can play right now!

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After playing all three maps you can vote on the winner and then join our Discord server to see what everyone else thinks!


An Indie Approach to Breaking Glass

The second part of our exploration of the Receiver 2 glass breaking effect went live this month, and we were truly humbled by the response. We were delighted to find out you all seemed to find this topic as interesting as we did.

In our next video we're planning to explore the guns in Receiver 2, what we learned and how we make them. If that sounds interesting to you you're going to want to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can catch it when we upload it!



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Wolfire Monthly Update - June 2020

Add Comment! By Jack Morris on July 1st, 2020


Receiver 2 Update

We just released our largest patch for Receiver 2 yet, this update contains some new features and fixes for known issues. You can read the full list of patch notes on Steam. We still have plenty planned for Receiver 2 and we can't wait for you all to see it.

You can get Receiver 2 for 10% off in the Steam Summer Sale, either individually or with the soundtrack.



The History of Glass VFX in Video Games and Movie

Last month we kicked off a new series of videos about the development of Receiver 2, and in the first part David talks about the history of glass breaking VFX, and why it was relevant to Receiver 2.

In the next part we'll be showing you exactly how we made the glass VFX in Receiver 2, so make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss it!



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