New Year’s Update!

We have been very busy since the beta, mulling over the data, making the improvements you asked for, and seeing who can build the biggest snowman(current record: 3 ice cubes high, not much snow in San Diego).

December Developer Update Recap: 

Right before Christmas, Dan went over the new Alien Hominid Invasion changes on stream, so we made a list (and checked it twice) of some of the changes in case you missed them. 

  • New Enemies: Inchworm + Big Crab
  • You can now change difficulty on a save!
  • Sewer Children have a chance to sell a weapon in game
  • HUD redesigned and follows players
  • Alien picks up speed when running
  • Highest Aggression raised on agents
  • Normal Difficulty max hearts down by one

We learned a LOT from the time everyone poured into the Beta, so we thank you for the best present ever: data! These are only a fraction of the changes we made, but many of them came from direct player requests; thanks for helping us make the game the best it can be!

Check out the recap video here!

Speaking of the beta…

Beta Challenge Submissions: 

Many of you made submissions to our Beta Challenge, so we wanted to highlight the runs, strategies, and builds you all used to climb the leaderboards. I’m so proud of everyone I could cry! Too bad chickens don’t have tear ducts. 

Alien Hominid Invasion Beta Challenge Submissions!

Incoming Forecast: Snow, Sleet, and Sales

Hope you brought your extra big coat, because our sales are chilling! There are -s-s-s-so m-m-many of them (I forgot my coat).

Steam Winter Sale: 12/22-1/5

Sony Holiday Sale (SIEE) :12/22- 1/19

Nintendo New Year Sale (NOE):12/30- 1/12 

And remember…stick to your New Year’s Resolution! We already ran 3 miles on our chicken treadmill today.

Beta Power Level: Over 9000!

Humans….we are departing Earth’s atmosphere!!!

With our brains being turned to jelly as we punch through Earth’s gravitational pull, we want to shout from the heavens a big fat THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Beta over the weekend. PBJ! With only 72 hours downside, we were able to invade thousands and thousands of steam libraries, bringing us to a power level beyond our imagination! Imagine that!

And what, some may ask, did our hoard of super saiyliens do with such power on Earth? Well, they ran around striking terror and fear into the hearts of the beefiest and armoriest of agents! In three days, players racked up to a whopping 4.5 million kills  broken pairs of sunglasses! Take that, Agents!

Like all good invasions, the beta must come to an end. Definitely not because SOMEONE (looking at you Gerald) forgot to pack the extra fuel cells. Because of you all we have plenty of data, feedback, alien trail mix, more data, gameplay data and another dollop of hard data to crunch on our long trip home.

We can not understate how much we appreciate your participation in the beta, since your direct feedback helps us make the game more fun for everyone! Yes, more funner, YES!

Special thanks to the many gamers who were brave enough to participate in the beta challenge…so challenging! It was the challenge of the ages! So without further adieu, here are the beta challenge winners…drum roll please!

  • Fastest HQ Clear: 0:47 – Riley Rains
  • Longest Solo Survival: 4:00:01 – Shiro
  • Highest High Score (Co-op): 438,694,010 – Jarr-bear & LucrativeMoist
  • Highest High Score (Solo): 400,304,084 – KOONBOAT

And last but not least, an extra extraterrestrial special award goes out to longtime community member Destri, who logged an INSANE 13+ hours in their solo survival run. We never knew that some gamer chairs included catheters….GO DESTRI!

But wait…what do these fine souls GET for their achievements ?!?!?!?!?

Nothing is for certain at this precise moment because McShippington’s will be packing out the galactic gift box with the finest of merch from our store in the near future, but the winners will be getting a super awesome handmade trophy like the one below!