Getting ready for Steam + Progress


We are happy to announce that our Steam page is up!

Is getting released on Early Access in 3 months aprox. We are in the process of getting the build approved, which is... difficult, as Valve expects a near-finished product, so we had to implement many features, which we will mention below.

A video is missing, but we are doing that near EA release.

As for the features, here's what to expect on itch current update:

  • Full controller support. So far only XINPUT (Xbox compatible joysticks) are supported. On Steam, PS4 and generic gamepads are supported.

  • Lighting system. We've been working hard on getting lighting right. This was difficult to do it, because had to run fast and pretty. I think we kinda worked it out!

  • New entities. We are working to add new experiences and to do some world building. In-game characters gives us an opportunity to do so. We have now some advanced corruption that turns your friends into a mix of flesh and machinery, which was our goal for quite some time. This is still WIP and voices are missing, but we will do that on our next step.


  • Extended hacking system. We also finally included our hacking system in-game. Now some specific doors can be hacked in order to continue, or to get some bonuses:



  • Locale support. We will be translating our game into multiple languages. We pulled off a system where the game now reads a file where the translation is supposed to be. This is not yet visible and there's no translations. But there will be. Fluent in some language? Help us translate SUPER Cute Alien!

Now, for Steam features, besides full controller support, we also did a few things:

  • Auto Pause if overlay is on. If you pop up the overlay, game will pause.
  • Rich presence. Gives your friends more information about what you are currently doing in-game.
  • Achievements. Nuff' said
  • Steam Remote Play. Works like magic! Use any controller and play any game mode together. Is that cool.

  • Steam Cloud saves. In case you wish to continue your progress on another PC, Steam will automatically download your saves.
  • Support for upcoming free DLC character packs.

Here's a picture that shows both things:


Now, some FAQs:

  • I paid more than 2.99, where's my Steam key?

We will be sending keys manually, via e-mail as this process is not automated. This will be closer to Steam's release day (as soon as we get these keys for that version)

  • Is itch version getting slower updates or abandoned?

Build will be exactly the same for both versions and we will update both at the same time. Updating one or the other is a fairly trivial process. We let the game check if Steam is running, and if so, Steam features are enabled.

It was quite hard to reach this point because there was a lot back and forth, to get a build ready for Steam. But I think we kinda did it!

Here's the full changelog:

Improved "coins"
Added new zombies
Re-added pet on level 5
Proper lighting system that supports scaling
IsCoop, IsSingle refactoring
Other minor fixes
Added tutorial state hack
Added prone
Added custom bullets for shotguns
Player is now bound to world limits
Fixed checks for dialog visibility
Hackable doors
Force rain option forl levels
Shadow-like images can now be added
Added zombie variation for Smarty
Fixed player GFX on Larv enemy
Fixed gamepad issues reported by Valve
Enemies can be now set on fire
Dialog fix for multiple start() calls.
Added tutorial state hack
Added prone
Added custom bullets for shotguns
Player is now bound to world limits
Fixed checks for dialog visibility
Hackable doors
Force rain option forl levels
Shadow-like images can now be added
Added zombie variation for Smarty
Fixed player GFX on Larv enemy
Fixed gamepad issues reported by Valve
Enemies can be now set on fire
Locale support
Added automatic configuration for low FPS
Better animation for standing on slopes
Black BG for dialogs
Ragdoll crash fix
Improved Smarty smoke
Fixed joystick crashes
DLC check implementation
Human Fito
Smarty ragdoll fix
Fixed autopause not being set
· Updated levels
· Fixed player stop moving when questions are up
· Fixed dialog not making speaker do mouth animations
· Fixed random raining
· Robot won't shoot enemies on stealth mode
· Added more dialogs
· Added xmas hats for December!
· Updated colors to fix issues for color blinded people
· Fixed dialogs not triggering on some special cases
· Questions can now be selected using joystick
· Fixed UI weapon selection for joystick
· Added new Arena Bubble, where player must survive waves of enemies
· Fixed 'on focus' property on joystick
· Removed fall damage for players
· Added state demo end.
· Fixed player moving while cut scene is playing
· Added ship boss
· Weapon selection is now disabled where it should be
· Added HP bar for normal Smarties
Locale support
Added automatic configuration for low FPS
Better animation for standing on slopes
Black BG for dialogs
Ragdoll crash fix
Improved Smarty smoke
Fixed joystick crashes
DLC check implementation
Human Fito
Smarty ragdoll fix
Fixed autopause not being set
· Updated levels
· Fixed player stop moving when questions are up
· Fixed dialog not making speaker do mouth animations
· Fixed random raining
· Robot won't shoot enemies on stealth mode
· Added more dialogs
· Added xmas hats for December!
· Updated colors to fix issues for color blinded people
· Fixed dialogs not triggering on some special cases
· Questions can now be selected using joystick
· Fixed UI weapon selection for joystick
· Added new Arena Bubble, where player must survive waves of enemies
· Fixed 'on focus' property on joystick
· Removed fall damage for players
· Added state demo end.
· Fixed player moving while cut scene is playing
· Added ship boss
· Weapon selection is now disabled where it should be
· Added HP bar for normal Smarties


And I think is time to say what every developer expects to say some day... which is... wishlist us on Steam!


Update is now live!

EDIT: We just realized it's april fools, in case you wondering, it was just coincidence, news are real!

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