Our tiny crew put out Shoulders of Giants earlier this yr, and whereas the response from Xbox gamers has really been higher than we might have ever anticipated (on the time of writing our person assessment rating is above 4.5!) there’s nonetheless one million issues we’re dedicated to bettering.
That first large set of enhancements debuts in our new The World is Alive 1.2 content material replace. Take a look at the trailer above and maintain studying to our method to protecting updates contemporary for our co-op roguelike.
I’m a agency believer that the surest means to enhance a murals is to search out its weakest parts and attempt to flip these into its strongest. That’s precisely what we aimed to do on this long-coming replace, working tirelessly to merge participant suggestions with our personal to make some vital modifications to our already-released title. Right here’s the story:
At launch, our crew was content material with Shoulders of Giants’s improvisational fight and strong development system. When the evaluations began coming in, nonetheless, one pattern emerged: gamers really feel the worlds you discover and the mission targets you undertake can get type of same-y after a dozen hours.
All of us take care of criticism otherwise, however to me the criticism that actually will get into your head isn’t the loud, unhinged, and hateful form–it’s the delicate form that claims one thing deep down is true.
We, and our followers, each needed to take the extent environments and mission sorts to the next tier with our first large content material replace. We began by taking our less-loved mission sorts and redid them from scratch.
Our combat-focused “butterfly collector” mode (belief me, the title is smart when you’ve performed the sport) grew to become an exploration-heavy “hunt” mission with a deal with taking up harder foes with technique. Our very one-note “storm” mission sort that when challenged gamers to run round in a darkish procedural world via a dense thunderstorm in search of an exit is now a way more guided expertise constructed round defending climate probes from enemy onslaughts–for many of our crew, that is now their favourite mission to play.
However that wasn’t sufficient, to make the surfaces of those procedural planets extra meaningfully distinctive between runs, we’ve launched a brand new Planet Anomaly system that may fully change how ranges behave–including meteor storms, indoor area battles, low gravity fights that take you into outer house, and a few extraordinarily goofy enterprise that I can’t spoil right here.
We’re extraordinarily excited to get this out to our followers. This replace is barely the start! To maintain updated with our roadmap, try the sport’s retailer web page and official web site, or be a part of our discord.
Shoulders of Giants
Shifting Items Interactive
Concurrently management a sword-wielding robotic and a gunslinging house frog in Shoulders of Giants, an explosively colourful sci-fi roguelike. Play alone, with a pal, or as a part of a four-person crew, chopping via waves of enemies on a quest to rescue the galaxy!
The forces of Entropy are spreading chaos via the celebrities, corrupting residing planets and urging on the warmth loss of life of the universe. Led by the psychic Owl, one scrappy crew of house survivors are combating to revive the steadiness. A mysterious mech! A sharpshooting amphibian! Collectively they have to minimize via waves of enemies and restore gentle and life to the galaxy!