Versus UpdatePosted by , 31 August 2023, in
Survivors! It’s been a while. We spent a few months last year and this moving across the country (Australia) and we now reside in Tasmania! While development did pause for a period of time, it has since resumed. I’m very happy to announce the next big update and the development roadmap. Introducing the VS mode and Bouncer update! But we can just call it the VS update for short.
Meet the Bouncer
If I were to sum up the Bouncer in a single word it would probably be ‘Round’. The Bouncer is a new bloated special infected that rolls to your doom and vomits his sweet-smelling bile all over its fleeing victims attracting hordes of zombies. Be careful. Bouncers explode when killed! So, you might want to keep your distance. The Bouncer appears in all game modes including the new solo and vs mode.
To aid in the creation of the Bouncer’s AI, I connected the Bouncer to a controller so that I could use my human brain to figure out what an AI brain should be doing, and in doing so I discovered an accidental VS mode. Yes! This is what the game needs! I finished what I was working on and immediately started on added all the required features necessary for a VS mode to work. Not only did this help test zombie movement, it’s a fun game mode where you can eat your friends!
What is a special infected player to do during their downtime while waiting for the next special infected portal to open? This is where the Ghost comes in! Meet Sydney, Soda, Minty, and Oddly. Four selectable ghosts you can pick to counter the survivors (Those other people on the couch). With the ghost you can haunt and take control over zombies with more speed and damage, and when the time is right, you can use special infected spawners to rejoin the game as a Bouncer.
What’s next? I’m so glad you asked. Because the road to an Alpha / Early Access release has been planned. In the next update, I will be focusing on improving the weapons and combat systems. A complete roadmap will be available on the website shortly.
– Special zombie added. The Bouncer.
– Player controlled Ghosts added (VS mode only). OOoooOOoo.
– Additional player expressions.
– ‘Solo’ mode added.
– ‘VS’ mode added. Have at you!
– Players can now be covered in blood and vomit. Ew.
– Home is now a ‘safe room’.
– Increased player rotation speed.
– Randomised zombie re-targeting time.
– Reduced volume of idle zombie sounds.
– Player swing animation is now smoother.
– Increased smoothness of player movement.