News August 2019: fixed bugs and new demo 1.1.2

Hi!

This is the first blog we publish since we successfully achieved the funding of Kickstarter.

We want to be as transparent as possible and periodically publish our progress. That is why we will be publishing more information and updates through our social networks, our website and Kickstarter updates.

During the last weeks we have been working on advancing the main development of Lamentum, the main course of the plot and fixing bugs.

We have focused on fixing the bugs that you have sent us through the feedback of the demo. Thank you so much for all the comments and opinions!

With all these bugs fixed we have updated the demo and it is now available on IndieDB.

Link version 1.1.2: https://www.indiedb.com/games/lamentum/downloads/lamentum-demo-112

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Fixing these bugs is very important and helps make Lamentum a better game.

We are also preparing a future blog post where we will narrate our experience with the Kickstarter campaign. It was a very intense month and we learned a lot of things that we think could be interesting to share.

Thank you all for helping us!

If you find any bug or have any suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us, it helps us a lot.

List of all the bugs we have fixed:

  • Fixed interface button selection system.
  • Fixed bug related to teleport (I could leave you in an empty area if you leave and quickly enter a site).
  • Fixed sounds of teleports, when fixing the previous point some sounds stopped being heard properly and cut sharply as when opening a door.
  • Fixed bug with open inventory allowed collect items.
  • Fixed bug with open inventory allowed talk to NPCs.
  • Fixed bug when killing enemy in basement, when leaving and entering, enemy appeared but did not move.
  • Fixed a bug when killing the enemy in the kitchen. (cause an error with the audio).
  • Fixed bug when using the shovel. Clicking twice repeat the animation.
  • Fixed bug when spawning enemy in kitchen. Enemy stop when leaving the ground.
  • Improve enemy movement in the kitchen. Related to pathfinding and navmesh.
  • Fixed bug that allowed to pick up mannequin hand without pushing furniture.
  • Fixed bugs related to sounds in animations.
  • Fixed bug related to the keys, some were not removed from the inventory when opening a door.
  • Fixed some decoration layers.
  • Added sound when key appears on the floor.
  • Fixed bug in teleport when falling on the ground, allowed you to move and caused new bugs such as skipping dialogs.

 

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Hola!

Este es el primer blog que publicamos desde que alcanzamos con éxito la financiación de Kickstarter.

Queremos ser lo más transparentes posibles y publicar periódicamente nuestros progresos. Es por ello que iremos publicando más información y actualizaciones por nuestras redes sociales, nuestra página web y actualizaciones de Kickstarter.

Durante las últimas semanas hemos estado trabajado en avanzar el desarrollo principal de Lamentum, avanzar el transcurso principal de la trama y corregir bugs.

Nos hemos centrado en corregir los bugs que nos habéis enviado a través del feedback de la demo. ¡Muchísimas gracias por todos los comentario y opiniones!

Con todos estos bugs solucionados hemos actualizado la demo y ya está disponible en IndieDB.

Enlace versión 1.1.2: https://www.indiedb.com/games/lamentum/downloads/lamentum-demo-112

Corregir estos bugs es muy importante y ayudan a que Lamentum sea un mejor juego.

También estamos preparando una futura entrada en nuestro blog donde narraremos nuestra experiencia con la campaña de Kickstarter. Fue un mes muy intenso y aprendimos un montón de cosas que creemos que podrían ser interesantes de compartir.

¡Muchas gracias a todos por ayudarnos!

Si encontráis cualquier error o tenéis cualquier sugerencia no dudéis en poneros en contacto con nosotros, nos ayuda muchísimo.

Lista de todos los bugs que hemos arreglado:

  • Corregido bug relacionado con teleport (podía dejarte en una zona vacía si sales y entras rápidamente de un sitio).
  • Corregido sonidos de teleports, al arreglar el punto anterior algunos sonidos dejaban de escucharse adecuadamente y se cortaban bruscamente como al abrir una puerta.
  • Corregido bug con el inventario abierto se podían recoger objetos.
  • Corregido bug con el inventario abierto se podía hablar con NPCs.
  • Corregido bug al matar enemigo en sotano, al salir y entrar aparecía pero no se movía.
  • Corregido bug al matar enemigo en cocina, salir y entrar sonaba el audio que indica que has entrado en su rango de visión.
  • Corregido bug al usar la pala y dar click dos veces no repita la animación.
  • Corregido bug al spawnear enemigo en cocina no se quede parado al salir del suelo y empiece ya buscando y queriendo atacar.
  • Mejorar movimiento enemigo en cocina. Relacionado con el pathfinding y el navmesh.
  • Corregido bug que permitía recoger mano de maniquí sin empujar mueble.
  • Corregidos bugs relacionados con sonidos en animaciones.
  • Corregido bug relacionado con las llaves, algunas no se retiraban del inventario al abrir una puerta.
  • Corregidos algunos layers de decoración.
  • Añadido sonido al aparecer llave en el suelo.
  • Corregido sistema de seleccion de botones de interfaz.
  • Corregido bug en teleport al caer por el suelo, te permitía moverte y provocaba nuevos bugs como saltar dialogos.

Digital Art Book of Lamentum

The digital artbook of Lamentum will contain the concept art, previous versions and final versions in pixel art of the enemies, characters and important items of the adventure.

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It will also contain history, lore and facts that will help to better understand the origin of creatures and inhabitants of Grau Hill.

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Lamentum is now on Kickstarter, please support us and get a copy of the game and more fantastic rewards :steamhappy:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/828792638/lamentum-survival-horror-in-an-endless-nightmare

Any contribution, share, feedback or comments in the campaign would be great!

Thank you :steamhappy:

The Sightless Wanderer

“One, two, three… All the coins for me! Hee… Hee…”

You can find this NPC in the deepest part of the area known as The Library.

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This strange character surrounded by candles will ask us for help to recover some coins that, according to him, were stolen.

You can find these coins hidden throughout Grau Hill. But… Will you return them to whoever claims to be their owner?

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The coins seem to be very valuable and maybe there is someone else interested in them.

Introducing the Red Queen.

“The Red Queen awaits her blood sacrifice and we should not make her wait”

The Red Queen is one of the important characters you will find in Lamentum.

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His domains are under the area known as the cemetery and it is said that his thirst for blood is only overcome by his hatred of the Lord of the Maggots and his henchmen.

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In Lamentum we have several special NPCs with their own motivations. Partnering with some of them can cause others to consider us enemies … so you should have care in whom you trust.

Support Lamentum now on Kickstarter!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/828792638/lamentum-survival-horror-in-an-endless-nightmare

First 24 hours! THANK YOU!!

Thank you very much everyone for your support and diffusion!

We have reached 8% in the first 24 hours, you are amazing!

We will continue to work hard during the campaign to make Lamentum a reality.

The project has had very good acceptance among the specialized press to which we are very grateful!

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We want to take this first update to say that if you have any questions or questions do not hesitate to write us 🙂

Lamentum live on Kickstarter

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Hey everybody!

We are glad to announce that we have launched a Kickstarter campaign!

You can secure your early bird price and other fantastic rewards here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/828792638/lamentum-survival-horror-in-an-endless-nightmare

If you like the game share and spread the word. We will thank you very much!

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Lamentum – Let’s talk about the AI | Dev Log

Hi!

We have not been able to upload a dev log for a while, but it is not because we have frozen but, on the contrary, we are advancing and improving Lamentum day after day.

In the devlog of today we are going to talk about AI in depth since last week we have been very focused on improving and expanding this topic.

The AI ​​of our enemies has been programmed as a state machine and we have developed it through independent modules so that we can create different patterns of behavior following some basic rules.

The states on which our AI is based are:

– Inactivated: The AI ​​is not active in the scene, it needs an external factor to start.
– Rest: The AI ​​is active but has no objective.
– Alert: AI can move between routes with points of interest.
– Attack: AI in action fighting.

They may seem like basic states but these allow us to have different types of AI depending on the type of enemy, for example, some enemies in the Attack state will seek to reach the target according to their range of action while other enemies will maintain distance because their role is to spawn new enemies.

We previously showed how our AI was behaving in motion and explained that we had programmed a raycast system that would allow it to detect if the direction of movement was adequate or if it had an obstacle and needed to reposition itself to move forward. This in theory worked fine but not as well as we would have liked, in some cases with several enemies simultaneously strange situations were generated and some corridors with enough obstacles did not take a clear route and could lead to loops, so we have discarded that part and we have implemented a pathfinding algorithm that in turn takes into account the size that we want to define our enemies.

We have simulated a quite rare situation with several equal enemies in the same room, although we really doubt that such a case is in Lamentum, we wanted to put this algorithm to the test and we liked the results:

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The good thing about having structured the AI ​​into independent modules is that by discarding a part of the work that we had before with the raycast movement system, we did not have to redo the entire AI since it was only the module that we used for the movement. In fact the previous system we have left to some enemy that we want to look more “dumb”.

Lamentum, Decisions will mark your path | Dev Log

Hi!

We continue to work hard in Lamentum and today we would like to talk about the importance of decisions in our survival horror.

From the beginning of the development we were always clear that Lamentum has several finals available depending on the decisions we choose while we play. But… How are decisions made in Lamentum?

During your gameplay, you will meet several characters that may influence the course of the story and that will force us to decide what we want to do.

Some decisions will be presented through a system of elections in the dialogues.

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But this is not the only way to make decisions in Lamentum … To whom will you give the object? Which way will you choose? Did you solve the puzzle correctly?

We do not want to make spoilers but your way of playing will influence the story…

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Lamentum already has a Steam page! Store.steampowered.com ! Support us by adding to your wishlist!!

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