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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November 26, 2014

Overgrowth Alpha 208 is live!

This alpha includes optimizations, animation and physics changes, gameplay tweaks, and more. Check out the details here: http://blog.wolfire.com/2014/11/Overgrowth-a208-video-changelog

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About This Game

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.

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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
Helpful customer reviews
621 of 871 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Early Access Review
*BEFORE YOU START TYPING THAT COMMENT ABOUT HOW DUMB AND EVIL I AM, READ THE COMMENTS BECAUSE I MADE SOME GOOD POINTS IN THERE ALSO.*

Honestly, I can't recommend this game. Yes it's fun to play. Yes the combat is good. BUT THERE IS NOTHING TO DO. This game has been in Devlopment since 2008 and it's STILL in Early Access! That's ridiclous! There is nothing to do and it's still extremely glitchy even after 6 full years of development. It feels like something that should be worth about $5 and not $30 (which is how much I paid for it). The developers update it once every 3 months and seriously, what game has 200+ versions of alpha?!? "It is still very much in development" for how much longer? I'll be quiet happy when in 2030 The full game will probably be released at the rate they are making this game.

Graphics 6/10

Combat 9/10

Replayability THERE IS NOTHING TO DO.

Story ?/10

Pick this up if it's on sale for $5 MAXIMUM.

**EDIT/UPDATE**

To the people saying that this is just "a side project" and that the team have full time jobs, go to the steam store and search up Unturned. That game was made BY A 16 YEAR old student and it already has more content than overgrowth. Students are the busiest people with all of their exams and homework and stuff but look at that kid. Did I mention that Unturned is FREE and this "Development" game is $30 ♥♥♥♥ing dollars?!? And Unturned is just one example of MANY games made by small groups of people in their free time, so don't give me ♥♥♥♥ing excuses that what they already implemented in this game is "6 years of development".

**EDIT/UDATE** #2

So most of you hav already listened to me and are not buying this game but there are still a few people who think Overgrowth is still in development because it's hard to make and such. And let me just start off by saying one of the BIGGEST issues I have with this game, it's enourmous price tag. A game this unfinished should be $5 maxium or less. Second thing I want to address that I have been getting alot of hate about: People are saying that in Untured (which is the game I used as an example of a different game) has nothing in it, yea but that's the point it's FREE and he's updating it way more than overgrowth. Third issue probably the biggest one: Development rate, I know they have full time jobs and I KNOW it's hard to program a game like this but COME ON people! This game updated like 5 times in this WHOLE YEAR (2014) and there was nothing added, nothing special that screamed "Wow I really should play some of this game!" it was mostly just animaton fixes and such. So for a gmae that costs $30 and tons of people bought it let's just say around 10,000 people bought this game at FULL price expecting a game: 30 x 10,000= $300,000. Where does that money go? straight into the devlopers pockets and you're not getting ANYTHING back.
I think I have made my point here.
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105 of 128 people (82%) 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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194 of 280 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Early Access Review
I can't believe I funded this over 5 years ago and it's still gotten nowhere.
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106 of 163 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Early Access Review
If smacking someone in the face with a machinegun of some sort doesn't do it for you in games, then this is the game for you! It's not a game where you click and the game plays a hit animation for whatever you clicked. In this game, your character basically becomes a physics object and the force will actually transfer to your opponent ( e.g. if you roundhouse someone, they will go FLYING in the opposite direction (unless they blocked, in which case, awww too bad)).
Oh, there's also parkour.
And mods.
And maps.
And a forum.
and a community-created mod browser.
Ok go buy it now.

P.S. It isn't a furry game, nor is Lugaru. Apparently, David thought it would be too brutal on humans and with rabbits, the jumps and what not are more realistic. And the combat is pretty brutal.
Oh, and there's instakilling wolves. And weapons.
Ok seriously now go buy this game.
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60 of 91 people (66%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Early Access Review
I have much more hours on the SUMlauncher version, so Ignore my current hours

Overgrowth is an amazing game with creativity pumped into its veins. I've been following this game for a while now, And you get updates every 2-3 months, which from a group of 4? I believe is pretty impressive. Some people believe that this game will be stuck in alpha forever, But I decided to hang on, because of the moddability using the SUMlauncher version.
Animations are very clean smooth and rarely are sluggish, but you can find some glitches here and there, But it's an alpha game.

The game itself visually looks stunning, if you have a computer that's able to withstand it.

9/10 Would kick furries again <3
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96 of 154 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Early Access Review
You get to be a bunny, and do bunny things, like break other bunnys necks. Oh wait....
Well your a ninja bunny, if this doesnt live up to your standard of the perfect game then you need help.
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130 of 214 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Early Access Review
Soooo much potential! This is clearly a work of love, but as a result updates are sparse with no end in sight...

If your happy playing with editor and making your own content give it a try as the core mechanics are solid.
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51 of 81 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
Have you ever wanted to be a furry?
Have you ever wanted to punch a furry?
Both?

If so then this is the game for you!!!
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33 of 56 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Early Access Review
the combat system is pretty unique, i like it
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34 of 58 people (59%) 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.
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
48.0 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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21 of 36 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Early Access Review
Overgrowth,
A currently in-Alpha Sandbox,Level-editor,Brawler and Parkour game, where the enviroment is your most effective weapon and the factor that usually determines your survival. (And no I don't mean that the Earth just engulfs your enemies when you're about to die)

The fighting is fast paced and based on a sort of skeletal structure, which means if you get hard enough, somethings going to break. IE. Throwing someone over your shoulder and it just so happens they land on their neck and it kills them, or you boot some poor soul hard enough you send him flying into a wall to have his spine broken and then he is paralyzed and no longer a problem.

The parkour, from what I've seen and is very fast paced, wall jumping, wall running, leaping great distances, this allows people to make very interesting and huge maps that require you to be a skilled ninja rabbit (Unlike me because I usually make my rabbits 8 feet tall and obese, so I can use that as an excuse as to why I can't parkour to even save my life) to succeed in such levels.

Speaking of creating very intense parkour levels and such, The Level editor is great for allowing you to, as I stated above to create interesting and unique levels whether it be a large scale battle with swords and spears or an intense ninja parkour challenge, or both, you are able to create it, and if you are too lazy to build an interesting map or the base game materials aren't enough for you, theres a program created for modding the game known as the SUMLauncher(Supported by the Devs themselves) which instantly downloads and places the files in the correct areas so you can use them with no hassle of moving the files yourself, this program has lots of user created mods that range from maps to characters to props.

However the game is still in Alpha and if you're not the person to purhase early and follow a games progress untill its finished then perhaps wait until the game is finished as it is very worth it already in its current state, and I recommend getting it early and watching it grow and develop.
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21 of 37 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Early Access Review
One day this is going to be the best game, for now, it's still super fun.
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20 of 36 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Early Access Review
Feels kinda empty right now, like there isn't much to do. Right now, can't recommend it. Although, it does have potential, as the implemented mechanics are very nice and polished.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Early Access Review
The physics is amazing andthe combat system is unlike anything ive ever seen before, but there's not alot to do besides kill things over and over again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
This game runs well on my toaster tablet PC with integrated Intel HD Graphics (128 MB dedicated vRam), 4 GB memory and 1.99 GHz Intel Pentium processor. It's only 25-30 FPS, but very playable and looks very impressive.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Early Access Review
I really enjoy this game but with no story it gets boring very quickly and please read before judging me as I do enjoy this game but many reasons make up why I don't recommend it.
Pros:
•Gameplay is awesome and action packed
•Physics are awesome
•You can play as ninja rabbits, dogs, rats, cats, wolves, hares.
•Graphics are good and blood is quite realistic


Cons:
•Been in development since 2008 (Most new games an indie team makes game in year or less to release into early access, this game has been in early access for 7 years now and the team consists of 4 people)
•Boring with no real story
•Glitchy at times and you can't say 'its understandable' as its in early access FOR 7 YEARS!


Overall it's a good game with a lot of potential but then again this potential has still taken 7+ years to unveil itself and I am not sure at this rate of updates (about once every few months) that it will become great in a short space of time. It could mould into an open world/parkour/survival game where you kill other animals for pleasure or food, build a hut to live in, etc, etc. The future of this game is in the devs hands and it doesn't seem they know what to do with it. They have had more than enough time to at least make it something better and they have failed to do so. I think they can still improve and make this an amazing game, but for now its not recommended by me.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Early Access Review
I'm reviewing this without recommending it. Hopefully by the end of this it'll be somewhat clear why.

This game is really cool. It's a third person outdoor map game with awesome running, jumping, climbing and fighting mechanics. The dude who made the game made the engine himself from scratch and it is slick as HELL. It runs wicked smooth on hardware it doesn't have any right to run so smoothly on and looks great. The animations for everything from crouching to running to fighting to jumping and rolling are also slick as hell. The guy making the engine is incredibly talented and has done some really neat stuff with animations that make the game very immersive. The combat is pretty realistic and enjoyable too. You can get into some very fast, very intense kicking/grappling/swordfighting fights that are very brutal and satisfying.

Now, having said all that, I'm not sure this game is EVER going to be finished. I backed it on kickstarter a few years ago just because I happened to have a bit of cash and thought "hey, this looks like it deserves support". While the game has certainly had a fair amount of updates, a lot of them have been pretty minor tweaks to thinks like textures and animations, in other words: all tech. I'm worried this game is going to get stuck in a permanent "tinker" phase and nothing concrete that can be called an actual game will ever come out of the process, or at best it'll take way too long. The latest update for example had something like procedural idle animations, so that the animation of the character standing there would have some somewhat randomized aspects to it...turning the head, breathing, etc. That is very neat...and very cool, but uhhhh....are they going to do stuff like this for 2 more years? I am not very assured that there is anyone on this tiny team who is actually working hard at creating good game CONTENT. Right now it's basically a jumping and fighting sandbox, and normally I wouldn't care, but as I've said, it's been that for YEARS now.
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19 of 35 people (54%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Early Access Review
Been in early access for years, don't bother.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Early Access Review
Overgrowth is still in its growing stage, but has a lot to show, like its unbelievably, amazing combat system. It IS the best around. You can end enemies 1,000 plus ways and its great because you really cannot get bored with killing in the game after a little while. I heared that the engine for this game is lacking money but when you get the game, you'll thank yourself that your helping them with their game. The atmosphere of the gameplay is great, the maps are stunning, and the characters are pro postive. Overgrowth, is a beastly combat game in the making.

200/100
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