Pre-Alpha 2 Out Now (Kinship backers)

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Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:55 am

The Pre-Alpha 2 release is now available for Kinship backers. After the first rounds of feedback it will be publicly available in 7 days time.

This update brings a complete overhaul to the combat mechanics, a new options menu that allows you to configure everything, and more good stuff.

After our first launch, we've received a load of valuable feedback which we decided to implement. These were important things to revise, both technical and gameplay-mechanics wise before we could comfortably work towards a proper implementation of weapons combat.

What's new

Overhauled combat mechanics
In this release, melee combat has seen some major improvements. You now have better control over where, when and how you strike. Chaining attacks is also more intuitive and fluid. But beware, your AI opponents also benefit from these changes!

● Completely revised attack handling
● Improved combat animations
● Added three attack modes to choose from
● Improved attack guard mode
● All configurable in the options menu


Gameplay
● Added a first person mode (work in progress)
● Major improvements to camera handling to be more responsive
● Characters are saved now, no more losing your creations!
● Added blood particles
● Added support for Xbox 360 controller
● Improved combat AI
● Added an orbit cam so you can check out your character from various angles


General
● An all-new options menu that allows you to configure quality, performance, gameplay, camera & combat controls
● Improved character physics to be more stable
● Improved character performance
● Randomly generated characters now also generate random bodies and clothing colors
● You can now generate and save random characters from the armoury


What's fixed
While many issues were fixed in overhauling some of the systems, what was fixed separately (thanks to your feedback).

● Characters now can't get stuck in the attack charge position ('Matrix position')
● Fixed bug where character physics didn't initialize properly
● Fixed a bug where characters would be unable to move after getting up from a fall
● The 'stool of death' shouldn't trap your leg as much anymore
● Fixed some performance issues, but more work is still to be done


Behind the scenes & Next up

Much of time during this release was spent working on behind the scenes stuff. While it might be boring to most of you, we thought we'd share what we've been up to anyway.

Some important back end stuff
Before we can fully dive into the juicy weapons combat, we need to switch to a new & powerful ScriptableObject database. In order to do that, and go from prototype to a scalable solution, we made some major improvements to our game's architecture. This means better development practices, and less repetition in the work we do.


Weapons
Weapons! We've received many requests about when it's coming. Weapons combat has seen much improvement over the past weeks. With a bit more polish to the physics, we'll release a simplified version with a select number of weapons as soon as possible. 

With all that out of the way - we hope you enjoy the changes in this build, and as always love to hear from you in the comments or on the forums! Special thanks to our Kinship patrons for their patience & continued support!

- Christoph & Khaya
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:36 pm

The Pre-Alpha patch 2a is out now!

This update addresses the major performance issues and has a number of smaller improvements and fixes.

What's new in Patch 2a
● Rebalanced physics of props so they interact with characters better
● Added additional props to sandbox scene to play around with
● Added LODing to ruins for better performance
● You can now stand on bodies of the fallen

What's fixed in Patch 2a
● Fixed most pressing performance issues, especially in courtyard scene. No more frame drops!
● Fixed bug where orbit and first person cameras couldn't be enabled with their default inputs
● Decreased long-term stamina depletion of actions
● Improved physics stability of characters

Head over to our Itch page to download the latest installer! New (minor) updates will be patched via the Launcher, so make sure to run that to stay up to date with new updates.
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Why Are Hard Water Stains Dangerous?
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Can You Prevent Hard Water Stains?
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Hard Water Stains: All You Need To Know
Everyone knows about the adverse effects of hard water stains on pipes and appliances. Hard water leads to rusting, pipe clogging, soap buildup, and much more. Meanwhile, its appearance on windows and glass doors is often overlooked.
Unless you do professional window cleaning twice a year, your windows may acquire hard water stains. These stains are much tougher to deal with than the regular dirt you remove from your windows.
What Do Hard Water Stains Look Like?
If you notice that your glass has become dull (cloudy spots, patches of white), the reason may be hard water. Getting windows to sparkle again will be tough.
Hard water stains don’t just appear on glass shower doors or bathroom windows. They can occur in commercial buildings as well, especially on glass doors that may come into contact with sprinkler water. Stains can also appear when chemicals leak from the roof during a rainstorm.
You may not notice hard water stains immediately. However, the dangerous residue of natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and lime starts doing its job before becoming noticeable. That’s why it’s important to do window cleaning on a regular basis.
Why Are Hard Water Stains Dangerous?
Hard water stains don’t just look bad. When minerals are sitting on the glass for a long time, they can corrode it. Glass may appear smooth. However, it’s a highly porous material. If calcium, lime, and magnesium settle inside the pores, it may be impossible to remove them.
With time, minerals could damage the glass to a point when it would become impossible to clean. The hazy and cloudy appearance will be there to stay. When this happens, the only way out is to replace the glass.
Can You Prevent Hard Water Stains?
You can try to prevent hard water from contacting the glass by installing water softeners and moving the sprinklers. However, there is hardly anything you can do with the rain and minerals in the air.
The only way to prevent hard water stains from damaging your glass is to remove them timely.
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:37 pm

Hard Water Stains: All You Need To Know
Everyone knows about the adverse effects of hard water stains on pipes and appliances. Hard water leads to rusting, pipe clogging, soap buildup, and much more. Meanwhile, its appearance on windows and glass doors is often overlooked.
Unless you do professional window cleaning twice a year, your windows may acquire hard water stains. These stains are much tougher to deal with than the regular dirt you remove from your windows.
What Do Hard Water Stains Look Like?
If you notice that your glass has become dull (cloudy spots, patches of white), the reason may be hard water. Getting windows to sparkle again will be tough.
Hard water stains don’t just appear on glass shower doors or bathroom windows. They can occur in commercial buildings as well, especially on glass doors that may come into contact with sprinkler water. Stains can also appear when chemicals leak from the roof during a rainstorm.
You may not notice hard water stains immediately. However, the dangerous residue of natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and lime starts doing its job before becoming noticeable. That’s why it’s important to do window cleaning on a regular basis.
Why Are Hard Water Stains Dangerous?
Hard water stains don’t just look bad. When minerals are sitting on the glass for a long time, they can corrode it. Glass may appear smooth. However, it’s a highly porous material. If calcium, lime, and magnesium settle inside the pores, it may be impossible to remove them.
With time, minerals could damage the glass to a point when it would become impossible to clean. The hazy and cloudy appearance will be there to stay. When this happens, the only way out is to replace the glass.
Can You Prevent Hard Water Stains?
You can try to prevent hard water from contacting the glass by installing water softeners and moving the sprinklers. However, there is hardly anything you can do with the rain and minerals in the air.
The only way to prevent hard water stains from damaging your glass is to remove them timely.
https://bigapplewindowcleaning.com/
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:40 pm

Hard Water Stains: All You Need To Know
Everyone knows about the adverse effects of hard water stains on pipes and appliances. Hard water leads to rusting, pipe clogging, soap buildup, and much more. Meanwhile, its appearance on windows and glass doors is often overlooked.
Unless you do professional window cleaning twice a year, your windows may acquire hard water stains. These stains are much tougher to deal with than the regular dirt you remove from your windows.
What Do Hard Water Stains Look Like?
If you notice that your glass has become dull (cloudy spots, patches of white), the reason may be hard water. Getting windows to sparkle again will be tough.
Hard water stains don’t just appear on glass shower doors or bathroom windows. They can occur in commercial buildings as well, especially on glass doors that may come into contact with sprinkler water. Stains can also appear when chemicals leak from the roof during a rainstorm.
You may not notice hard water stains immediately. However, the dangerous residue of natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and lime starts doing its job before becoming noticeable. That’s why it’s important to do window cleaning on a regular basis.
Why Are Hard Water Stains Dangerous?
Hard water stains don’t just look bad. When minerals are sitting on the glass for a long time, they can corrode it. Glass may appear smooth. However, it’s a highly porous material. If calcium, lime, and magnesium settle inside the pores, it may be impossible to remove them.
With time, minerals could damage the glass to a point when it would become impossible to clean. The hazy and cloudy appearance will be there to stay. When this happens, the only way out is to replace the glass.
Can You Prevent Hard Water Stains?
You can try to prevent hard water from contacting the glass by installing water softeners and moving the sprinklers. However, there is hardly anything you can do with the rain and minerals in the air.
The only way to prevent hard water stains from damaging your glass is to remove them timely.
https://bigapplewindowcleaning.com/
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:43 pm

Hard Water Stains: All You Need To Know
Everyone knows about the adverse effects of hard water stains on pipes and appliances. Hard water leads to rusting, pipe clogging, soap buildup, and much more. Meanwhile, its appearance on windows and glass doors is often overlooked.
Unless you do professional window cleaning twice a year, your windows may acquire hard water stains. These stains are much tougher to deal with than the regular dirt you remove from your windows.
What Do Hard Water Stains Look Like?
If you notice that your glass has become dull (cloudy spots, patches of white), the reason may be hard water. Getting windows to sparkle again will be tough.
Hard water stains don’t just appear on glass shower doors or bathroom windows. They can occur in commercial buildings as well, especially on glass doors that may come into contact with sprinkler water. Stains can also appear when chemicals leak from the roof during a rainstorm.
You may not notice hard water stains immediately. However, the dangerous residue of natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and lime starts doing its job before becoming noticeable. That’s why it’s important to do window cleaning on a regular basis.
Why Are Hard Water Stains Dangerous?
Hard water stains don’t just look bad. When minerals are sitting on the glass for a long time, they can corrode it. Glass may appear smooth. However, it’s a highly porous material. If calcium, lime, and magnesium settle inside the pores, it may be impossible to remove them.
With time, minerals could damage the glass to a point when it would become impossible to clean. The hazy and cloudy appearance will be there to stay. When this happens, the only way out is to replace the glass.
Can You Prevent Hard Water Stains?
You can try to prevent hard water from contacting the glass by installing water softeners and moving the sprinklers. However, there is hardly anything you can do with the rain and minerals in the air.
The only way to prevent hard water stains from damaging your glass is to remove them timely.
https://bigapplewindowcleaning.com/
https://bigapplewindowcleaning.com/
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:03 am

Hard Water Stains: All You Need To Know
Everyone knows about the adverse effects of hard water stains on pipes and appliances. Hard water leads to rusting, pipe clogging, soap buildup, and much more. Meanwhile, its appearance on windows and glass doors is often overlooked.
Unless you do professional window cleaning twice a year, your windows may acquire hard water stains. These stains are much tougher to deal with than the regular dirt you remove from your windows.
What Do Hard Water Stains Look Like?
If you notice that your glass has become dull (cloudy spots, patches of white), the reason may be hard water. Getting windows to sparkle again will be tough.
Hard water stains don’t just appear on glass shower doors or bathroom windows. They can occur in commercial buildings as well, especially on glass doors that may come into contact with sprinkler water. Stains can also appear when chemicals leak from the roof during a rainstorm.
You may not notice hard water stains immediately. However, the dangerous residue of natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and lime starts doing its job before becoming noticeable. That’s why it’s important to do window cleaning on a regular basis.
Why Are Hard Water Stains Dangerous?
Hard water stains don’t just look bad. When minerals are sitting on the glass for a long time, they can corrode it. Glass may appear smooth. However, it’s a highly porous material. If calcium, lime, and magnesium settle inside the pores, it may be impossible to remove them.
With time, minerals could damage the glass to a point when it would become impossible to clean. The hazy and cloudy appearance will be there to stay. When this happens, the only way out is to replace the glass.
Can You Prevent Hard Water Stains?
You can try to prevent hard water from contacting the glass by installing water softeners and moving the sprinklers. However, there is hardly anything you can do with the rain and minerals in the air.
The only way to prevent hard water stains from damaging your glass is to remove them timely.
https://bigapplewindowcleaning.com/
https://bigapplewindowcleaning.com/
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:06 am

Hard Water Stains: All You Need To Know
Everyone knows about the adverse effects of hard water stains on pipes and appliances. Hard water leads to rusting, pipe clogging, soap buildup, and much more. Meanwhile, its appearance on windows and glass doors is often overlooked.
Unless you do professional window cleaning twice a year, your windows may acquire hard water stains. These stains are much tougher to deal with than the regular dirt you remove from your windows.
What Do Hard Water Stains Look Like?
If you notice that your glass has become dull (cloudy spots, patches of white), the reason may be hard water. Getting windows to sparkle again will be tough.
Hard water stains don’t just appear on glass shower doors or bathroom windows. They can occur in commercial buildings as well, especially on glass doors that may come into contact with sprinkler water. Stains can also appear when chemicals leak from the roof during a rainstorm.
You may not notice hard water stains immediately. However, the dangerous residue of natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and lime starts doing its job before becoming noticeable. That’s why it’s important to do window cleaning on a regular basis.
Why Are Hard Water Stains Dangerous?
Hard water stains don’t just look bad. When minerals are sitting on the glass for a long time, they can corrode it. Glass may appear smooth. However, it’s a highly porous material. If calcium, lime, and magnesium settle inside the pores, it may be impossible to remove them.
With time, minerals could damage the glass to a point when it would become impossible to clean. The hazy and cloudy appearance will be there to stay. When this happens, the only way out is to replace the glass.
Can You Prevent Hard Water Stains?
You can try to prevent hard water from contacting the glass by installing water softeners and moving the sprinklers. However, there is hardly anything you can do with the rain and minerals in the air.
The only way to prevent hard water stains from damaging your glass is to remove them timely.
https://bigapplewindowcleaning.com/
https://bigapplewindowcleaning.com/
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:10 am

Hard Water Stains: All You Need To Know
Everyone knows about the adverse effects of hard water stains on pipes and appliances. Hard water leads to rusting, pipe clogging, soap buildup, and much more. Meanwhile, its appearance on windows and glass doors is often overlooked.
Unless you do professional window cleaning twice a year, your windows may acquire hard water stains. These stains are much tougher to deal with than the regular dirt you remove from your windows.
What Do Hard Water Stains Look Like?
If you notice that your glass has become dull (cloudy spots, patches of white), the reason may be hard water. Getting windows to sparkle again will be tough.
Hard water stains don’t just appear on glass shower doors or bathroom windows. They can occur in commercial buildings as well, especially on glass doors that may come into contact with sprinkler water. Stains can also appear when chemicals leak from the roof during a rainstorm.
You may not notice hard water stains immediately. However, the dangerous residue of natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and lime starts doing its job before becoming noticeable. That’s why it’s important to do window cleaning on a regular basis.
Why Are Hard Water Stains Dangerous?
Hard water stains don’t just look bad. When minerals are sitting on the glass for a long time, they can corrode it. Glass may appear smooth. However, it’s a highly porous material. If calcium, lime, and magnesium settle inside the pores, it may be impossible to remove them.
With time, minerals could damage the glass to a point when it would become impossible to clean. The hazy and cloudy appearance will be there to stay. When this happens, the only way out is to replace the glass.
Can You Prevent Hard Water Stains?
You can try to prevent hard water from contacting the glass by installing water softeners and moving the sprinklers. However, there is hardly anything you can do with the rain and minerals in the air.
The only way to prevent hard water stains from damaging your glass is to remove them timely.
https://bigapplewindowcleaning.com/
https://bigapplewindowcleaning.com/
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