Overgrowth Alpha 23

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April 20th, 2009

Here is what is new in Overgrowth in this weekly alpha. If you are confused what a weekly alpha is, or even what Overgrowth is, please read our fancy FAQ. Basically, we are developing a massive video game from the ground up -- we are able to do this completely independently by accepting preorders for the game before it's done!


Aubrey has added a bunch of art assets. We've reorganized it a little bit too, so some maps will need to be modified. Jo-shadow is on it ;) so I am sure all the maps will be fine.

In addition to the new art assets, here's a few highlights from the source repository:
- Hotspot and scriping improvements
- Wolfire WebKitten
- Various UI to fine tune shadows
- Shadow saving / loading
- Restructured math stuff
- Ambient Occlusion can now be enabled
- New Awesomium (ajs' WebKit library)
- Bug fixes

What is WebKitten? Stay tuned for an expos later this week!

Jo-shadow is in charge of organizing the community maps and has done a great job in his thread in the Secret Preorder Forum.

Matto1990 has teamed up with Jo-shadow and has made an Adobe Air downloader app that automatically installs and manages all of the mods (view thread). This is really hot and we will definitely be posting about this soon.

Thanks as always for all the support! See you guys in IRC and the forums.