What News from the Mark?
9 days ago
– Fri, May 11, 2018 at 02:40:59 PM
What news from the Mark?
Plenty of things! Including a new sneaky Deadwood and a studio move! Let's get to it!
While not quite finalized, we've been hard at work implementing the final Deadwood type... ROOT! Unlike the other Deadwood, this guy travels almost entirely underground. He's sneaky and wants nothing more than to steal your defenses. A well placed decoy will bring him out of hiding, and if you're quick enough you can get the kill.
For those that follow the Twitch Streams, you may have seen Root here and there in the form of a rough gray-box model with some crude animation. Even in this early state he's a lot of fun, and feels uniquely different compared to the other Deadwood types.
Moving on up!
So what else? It's our 50th update and we have some news! We have been undergoing quite a few changes here and all of them for the better. Lots of new faces have joined the team and we've been working on a few secret projects. One of which is planning a relocation of the studio. Currently we are located here…
We were based out of the old church which housed us at about 4,600 sq ft. We had an awesome time in it. Working and creating memories, but it has served its purpose and done it well. The studio is growing and we need bigger britches, so say hello to our new pair of pants!
This is just a before and after mock up of what we are looking at, paint-wise. It will provide plenty of space (for now) at about 10,000 sq ft. Located in Mt. Dora, Fl, this will accommodate our current crew as well as new members as we traverse the digital frontier to create new memories and moments we can all laugh at and enjoy with you. We would also like to take this time to thank each and every one of our supporters and backers that have been patient with us and continued to give their support.
We have not and will not forget you and hope that you enjoy the Deadwood game that we are crafting for you. Also, thanks to the Steamroller Team for all their hard work and dedication. It's because of them that we have come so far with our vision for Deadwood and future projects! Next month, we should be able to reveal a new enemy combatant by the name of Shaman so stay tuned for that! Lots of exciting things coming down the pipe!
Lastly, we haven't plugged any of our Kickstarter friends in a while. If you're interested in a 1/3 scale arcade machine for a crazy price. Check out TimberCADE. They only have about 23 hours left, we just backed them and hope you'll do the same. Check 'em out here!
Till Next Time!
Take care everyone, we'll see you next month for another update, but until then, don't be shy and check out our bi-weekly Twitch stream. The next one will be on the 21st. Till then!
-The Steamroller Team
Twitch Tuesday is here!
26 days ago
– Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 09:22:08 PM
We are doing our bi-weekly Twitch Stream today at 3 PM EST located at https://www.twitch.tv/steamrollerstudios. Jump on in and see what's new in the latest build! Maybe there will be a new enemy character even. Till next month!
April Fools! Just kidding, it's an update.
about 1 month ago
– Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 10:31:30 PM
Hey everyone! New Month, new Kickstarter update! We're excited to show off a few of the things we've been working on. So let's get right to it...
One of the biggest things we've been putting into the game in a new Overworld system. For an example, think of “Battle Chasers: Night War”. As you traverse through the game, from town to town, biomes to biomes, this will be the setting in which you move. You will see various towns and villages and once there, you can interact with its characters. This will allow us more flexibility to expand the word and make a larger and more expansive story. We can focus on the details in a given area for more meaningful environments.
So, what does the mean for certain aspects of the game play? Let’s talk about the survival aspect of deadwood and having to fight off the horde. Along with the Deadwood, time is also your enemy. If you are in the Overworld and you stop moving, time will stop then and only then, but the second you start moving, doom approaches. The only safe places are fortified towns and camps. If you are traveling between them when nightfall lands, travel stops, and you’ll be placed in a biome-centered arena where you will have to place defenses in preparation of the oncoming horde. At night it's all about survival, you will have to battle through wave after wave of Deadwood to continue your adventure through Knottington. There will also be exploration zones akin to dungeons where you may have to find a particular key item, or to scavenge resources.
While traversing through the overworld you will come across many interesting characters and story points. Below is a mockup of what our narrative system will look like. Lots of story going to be happening here!
So back in Feb, we posted about a contest and to participate, you would have to visit the discuss forum at Deadwoodgame.com and say who you are and where you are from. Shout out to David Whittaker from San Diego for winning! We'll be in touch with you shortly!
Here comes a new challenger!!! March Update!
about 2 months ago
– Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 08:27:52 PM
Get ready because Knot and Thorn have joined the fray!!
Knot is the biggest deadwood and also the strongest. He has the ability to charge through your barricade and then vomit acid that will do damage over time. Knot is a bipedal deadwood that walks around with a certain goofiness that makes him feel very clumsy and uncoordinated. He is very lazy like and lacks the interest in using his arms. He can take short sprinted strides but quickly feels sick afterwards and vomits acid.
Thorn is probably the most vicious deadwood. One Thorn will spawn initially, and after a certain amount of time, it will call another Thorn in. All newly spawned Thorns will call another Thorn at the set amount of time, leading to exponential growth if they are not handled quickly. Thorns have a lobbed "grenade" style attack and keep at a distance for most of the time they are alive. When Thorns are at low health, they will begin to explode. If they are killed before they explode, they die harmlessly. If the timer ends and they still have health, they explode and inflict AOE damage around them. There is a chance for an Alpha Thorn to spawn after some Thorns have been in the arena already. The Alpha does not attack but coordinates the rest of the Thorns and when that happens, watch out!
Both of these two vicious foes are being readied and polished to wreck havoc throughout Knottington!
Heeeeeey!!! It's TWITCH TUESDAY AGAIN!!!
2 months ago
– Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 12:36:53 AM
Yo!!! It's going down today on Twitch as we play the latest build with Lee, our Community Manager and Bob the Main Man along with a possibly third member of the Deadwood crew! Join us here https://www.twitch.tv/steamrollerstudios at 3pm EST time. Feel free to leave comments and ask questions as we play and test it out!