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Shattered Haven Beta 0.810 "Grim Wilderness" Released!
« on: March 15, 2013, 09:38:13 PM »
Original: http://arcengames.blogspot.com/2013/03/shattered-haven-beta-0810-grim.html

This one has a bunch more in-engine cutscenes of varying scope and importance, and several new comic panel cutscenes without voiceover (the voiceovers are used for key emotional scenes, but the comic panels are also used for area transitions to help set the sense of what an area is by giving you a painted view of the area while Darrell and Mary talk).

As part of the above, the reason behind the Marsh being so (seemingly) empty of enemies is now made more clear from the start.  A lot of this writing goes way back in terms of what we planned, and it's just that we're finally getting to the point of integrating it into the game itself because we wanted the levels to be pretty well finalized before scripting too heavily in them.  Pretty exciting to see it all coming together, at any rate.

There are also some minor graphical updates, some bugfixes and tweaks, and a new Water Balloon weapon.

More to come soon.  Enjoy!

This is a standard update that you can download through the  in-game updater itself, if you already have any version of the game.  When you  launch the game, hit the big "Play" button and then you'll see the notice of the update having been found if you're connected to the Internet at the time.
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Re: Shattered Haven Beta 0.810 "Grim Wilderness" Released!
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 10:39:29 PM »
My other bonus ship is a TARDIS.

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Re: Shattered Haven Beta 0.810 "Grim Wilderness" Released!
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013, 05:28:41 AM »
Are you aware that you can get a bucket in Forsaken Home as well?
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Re: Shattered Haven Beta 0.810 "Grim Wilderness" Released!
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013, 07:12:16 AM »
I was not; thanks for the reminder. Forsaken home is on my list to redo a bit anyhow, including some nasty shadow children showing up.
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Re: Shattered Haven Beta 0.810 "Grim Wilderness" Released!
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2013, 08:30:03 AM »
It can also be used to farm weapons, although I will have to ask myself why I am telling you this - I relied quite a bit on them and my bucket in all my games ; )...
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Re: Shattered Haven Beta 0.810 "Grim Wilderness" Released!
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 08:30:55 AM »
The weapons farming I know about, and am already planning to address.  But thanks. ;)
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Re: Shattered Haven Beta 0.810 "Grim Wilderness" Released!
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2013, 09:27:20 AM »
The only thing I've noticed so far is a return of this bug, and at least two of the levels in the mines don't have bonus objectives.  That might be by design, though.

Also, were spear walls changed to work from any direction?  I thought I read that somewhere.  Anyway, this doesn't seem to be the way they behave, but I may just need to test it some more.

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Re: Shattered Haven Beta 0.810 "Grim Wilderness" Released!
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2013, 09:28:46 AM »
All levels should have bonus objectives (except boss levels), but not all of them necessarily do.  If you can log the ones you find that don't, I'd appreciate it.

As for spears walls, no they only work from one direction still.  However, the way that that is accomplished is more reliable now, which is probably what you're remembering.  Also they don't hurt you, which was something that was changed.
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