Overgrowth is a third-person 3D action game that allows you to leap and climb through sprawling levels as a ninja rabbit, and engage in intricate and brutal combat with a variety of weapons and enemies. It is still very much in development, so while the mechanics and features are mostly in place, there is no campaign, and players mostly...
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“Thank you for checking out our Early Access page! If you support us now, you will be able to try out the combat mechanics in the arena prototype, duel your friends on the same machine by hooking up two controllers, and use the integrated level editor to explore and modify a number of included environments. You will be able to try out the features in the new alpha videos as soon as they are released.

However! The game is still undergoing very active development, so you can expect bugs and performance issues as the game progresses and changes. In its current state, it is more like a sandbox of technology and martial arts, and less like a story-driven action-adventure. If you want to play through a polished campaign, you may want to wait until the game is fully completed! If you would like to have fun experimenting with our technology and mechanics as they evolve, and support us as we complete the game, then now is a great time to join our community.

Sincerely,
David Rosen”
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Overgrowth is a third-person 3D action game that allows you to leap and climb through sprawling levels as a ninja rabbit, and engage in intricate and brutal combat with a variety of weapons and enemies. It is still very much in development, so while the mechanics and features are mostly in place, there is no campaign, and players mostly experiment with the easy-to-use modding tools, and fighting in the arena.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Passmark CPU 1000 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Passmark GPU 200 or better with OpenGL 2.0 support
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Passmark CPU 1000 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Passmark GPU 200 or better with OpenGL 2.0 support
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Passmark CPU 1000 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Passmark GPU 200 or better with OpenGL 2.0 support
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
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573 of 666 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Early Access Review
Overgrowth is a third person action game where you get to play as giant rabbits, rats, wolves and more fighting against other rabbits, rats, wolves and more. The game's main selling point is it's brutal combat which is best witnessed in the arena where you are automatically pitted against enemies either with your bare hands or with one of the game's few weapons. If you don't want to play the arena you can wander around one of the game's other maps and if you wish you can even spawn in enemies to take on. Despite all of these features the game has one glaring issue which completely changes whether or not you should buy this game.

+Great graphics
+Brutal and enjoyable combat
+You can slow down time
+Good controls
+Maps are quite nice and reasonably large
+If you play on the arena you are automatically put in to teams (or not) to fight other enemies and you are equipped with weapons automatically
+A number of different species you can play as
+There are different challenges for you to complete
+Good physics
+Decent modding community
+Good platforming mechanics

-This game has been in Alpha since 2008 and it's currently on build 209, updates are few and far between and offer nothing more than bug fixes, they do not add any more ways to keep you playing and more importantly they still haven't added the campaign modes which were promised
-Gets very repetitive very quickly
-Horribly overpriced considering what you get
-The game's platforming mechanics are wasted on the maps that are currently available, i.e. they're very flat maps or easy to get around
-Frequent crashes
-Long loading times

Verdict:
Do not buy this game.

It's a wonderful concept but I don't think the execution could be much worse and with it's current price tag and considering it's effectively just a tech demo with little to do you'd be wasting your money on a project that has been in Alpha for 7 years and is likely to remain in Alpha for the next 7 years.

El K.
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296 of 360 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Early Access Review
I don't think i'll be around to see this game finish.
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235 of 317 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Early Access Review
In development for seven years and still not complete. Wait for the overgrowth GOTY in 10 years.

EDIT: Okay some people are a little angry that i'm not giving the game enough credit, because after all it's only one person working on it and they made a whole new game engine, but they did not make it from scratch, which good for them. Here's the problem, they're too ambitious they chose to keep improving the engine over actually making the game fun. When I purchased this game 2 years ago I assumed it would hit beta in one year, because that's how the development looked like it was going.

Here's the thing is it feels like an advanced proof of concept, compared to a EA game like Prison Architect which has a lot of things to do inside it. The game has cool parkour, and interesting fighting mechanics but it's had that since 2011 and even with its interesting mechanics the game will keep you engaged for a couple hours and that's if you install mods.
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162 of 216 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
48.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Early Access Review
It's fun but its been in development for almost 7 years and it crashes all the time with missing or bad files the most i've been able to play at one time was like 2 hours then it crashed i still think it's okay but 200+ alphas is pretty ridiculous.
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36 of 49 people (73%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Early Access Review
Someone else already explained it perfectly, so I will just briefly say, the game has been in development for from what I have heard, 7 years. There has not been an update for 4 months as of this post, and on top of that, most updates only fix animations, or something to do with the combat that is so minor it really doesn't seem necessary.

On top of all of that, the support and feedback from developers when trying to contact them is non existent. I had contacted them multiple times about certain bugs that have never been fixed, and I had never received a reply.

Lastly, due to the fact that this is still "Alpha", the game has many glitches and crashes quite often. I just got a new gaming laptop for over 1500 bucks, and it still crashes every 10 minutes or so.



The one pro I have to say though, is that during the time that it does play, it is relatively fun to free run and fight, but really, that is all you can do. There is nothing to do but spawn enemies and fight, or run and climb things. If this game keeps updating at the pace that it is, there will most likely never be a completed game because it will be dropped eventually because there have been almost no noticeable changes at all in the past couple years.
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