Overgrowth Alpha 73

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April 6th, 2010

Here is what is new in Overgrowth in the 73rd 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!


Here are a few highlights from the source repository:

  • Third-person camera can no longer go through things
  • Movement speed changes on slopes
  • SDL and Awesomium changes to reduce CPU load
  • Initial jumping and air movement sound effects
  • Fixed rigging editor loading and undo issues
  • Added support for overshooting animation transitions
  • Fixed bug when deleting non-collision objects (like plants)
  • New crouch animation
  • Better transitions to and from jumping state
  • Improved fading between multiple animation layers
  • Scriptable animation fade speed
  • Better jumping up steep hills
  • Added matrix orthonormalization in between keyframes
  • Added initial inverse kinematics to keep feet in contact with uneven surfaces
  • Added camera impact smoothing
  • Installer should not require admin access
  • Fixed dagger path in the object browser
Overgrowth Alpha 73
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Thanks as always for all the support! See you guys in IRC and the forums.