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Overgrowth Beta 5 video changelog

Add Comment! By David Rosen on September 6th, 2017

Here is the new Overgrowth Beta video!

Don't forget that you can help support us, try out our beta (such as the one in the video), and chat with other people in early access in the Secret Preorder Forum by purchasing Overgrowth. If you'd like to see real-time news about Overgrowth, you can follow us on Twitter at @wolfire.


Be sure to watch it in HD!

The features highlighted in the above video are just a (very short) summary of all the changes. You can find the full change log in this document.

Gameplay

  • Added game difficulty presets to Top Bar → Settings → Game (Casual, Hardcore, Expert)
  • Added the new Overgrowth story to the mods menu, for people who want to play it before it is complete
  • Made dogs throw weapons again, but now only within a certain range to prevent player fleeing
  • Several small enhancements to make stealth more interesting (harder, but a bit more effective)
  • Made it easier again to fight wolves with weapons
  • Added death hint support, with the particular hint chosen based on how the player died
  • Added ? or ! symbol over characters that you can talk to (configurable per level/character)

Editor

  • Added player invincibility setting to Top Bar → Settings → Debug
  • Added setting in Graphics → Debug to disable fog, so you can more easily edit levels without messing up the fog setting
  • Added "ragdoll" collision painting option, which automatically ragdolls characters that touch the painted surface
  • Added per-level settings for color saturation, under Scenegraph → Level → Script params
  • Added "Stick To Nav Mesh" option to characters, to keep enemies from running off lethal cliffs
  • Added support for loading text and background images to be displayed while a level is loading
  • Kill hotspots can now be set to only kill NPCs, only players, or both
  • Added several new idle animations

Performance

  • Many more assets are now pre-loaded to reduce hitching from asset loads during gameplay
  • Added checkboxes to disable level shaders and GPU particle fields
  • Added "simple water" option to Top Bar → Settings → Debug → Graphics, it disables screen space reflections for water

Graphics/Sound

  • Improved dialogue graphics, and support for custom color/sound for each character
  • Added victory/death music stings in new campaign
  • Added camera Depth of Field effects to dialogues and when you take damage
  • Improved choke-out, sword, and knife animations
  • Added screen space refractions to raindrops, and added time-based squash and stretch

Bugfixes

  • Fixed Versus camera flipping. It may look straight down at combattants, but should no longer flip upside down
  • Fixed menu UI resizing when resolution is set through settings menu
  • Fixed render problems for lighting/shadow of plant detail objects

New Overgrowth story

  • Most levels: Added new loading screen text and loading screen images
  • Most levels: Final draft of story - updated character dialogues
  • Most levels: New music tracks
  • Arena levels: Added crowd cheering, with cheering level based on your performance in the arena
  • Most levels: Tweaked shaders, improved environment art and lighting, customized NPCs/enemies more, made gameplay tweaks

These are just a few of the changes in this beta; you can find the full change log here.

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

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