G'day Mate. Are you ready to explore the wilds of the Australian Outback in this remastered version of the classic game, TY the Tasmanian Tiger? Join TY on a RIPPER of an adventure to free his family from the Dreaming, through 17 levels of the Australian Outback, in their old-school 3D platforming glory!
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Release Date: Mar 21, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“TY the Tasmanian Tiger is much beloved, and unfortunately rather inaccessible these days, due to the platforms the game was originally released on. Updating the game to work on PCs and releasing in Early Access will allow us to get feedback on the controls, the achievements and all the other modern ideas that we'll be adding, from the fans - and hopefully good ideas for further improvements to make!

We considered launching a KickStarter to assist with the port funding, but decided we'd prefer to put our time and energy into doing the work instead of running the campaign - so putting the game out into Early Access was an option to help us make the port happen at a faster pace!

Once we have worked on the first game, we will then investigate also bringing TY2 and TY3 to Steam, as separate products.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The exact date for coming out of Early Access will depend on feedback but we estimate sometime in the third quarter of 2016.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Still to be added before we leave Early Access:
  • SSAO, Color correction, Bloom post effects
  • Improved Grass implementation, with variable wind and higher density
  • Up-res'd movies; to the highest quality source material we have
  • More updated sounds
  • Finalization of the texture up-res (some miscellaneous textures remain

And we will also be investigating:
  • Speed run leaderboards
  • Additional graphical improvements

To be clear - at this stage we are not intending to be adding more detail to the actual 3D objects in the game - the HD-ising is from HD resolutions, increased texture detail, increased draw distances, new shadow and lighting systems and increased object density.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is at a very playable state, with the following items implemented:
  • Support for XInput compatible controllers (main testing done on an X360 controller)
  • full screen or windowed option, maintaining a 16:9 aspect ratio, initially tested up to 2560x1440. Full screen runs at the desktop's resolution by default and can be changed in the UI. Windowed mode can be resized by dragging the edge of the window or via the UI.
  • Polished Keyboard and Mouse controls
  • Steam achievements
  • Leaderboards for the time-attacks
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Cloud Saves
  • Replayable boss fights
  • Improved camera controls (similar to those in TY2)
  • Improved textures from our original source material, and some re-painting
  • Improved draw distances
  • Parallel Split Shadow Map system
  • Full water reflections
  • MSAA anti-aliasing up to 8x
  • 60fps support (the game was originally designed to be locked to 30 or 60fps for the NTSC versions; so we are unlikely to change to being completely unlocked)
  • Updated sound effects/sound quailty
  • Per-level picture frame counter
  • You can use the |redacted| rang in other levels; once you find it

Please note that:
  • Some of the lighting and brightness/contrast values are still in progress
  • The newly added text for the UI and other areas are in English at the moment. We'll do a FIGS translation of those when we get closer to release.
  • There is no borderless windowed mode at this stage
  • There are some graphical glitches

The min-spec PC requirements will also be reviewed and updated before release - so we'd just like to make sure that people know that this may change to requiring a higher-spec machine. Our aim for the min-spec is to run the game at 720p, at 30fps, with all detail settings at "low".

And there are no doubt some crash bugs through the game, as we are restoring some of the code from 15 years ago!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will increase in price, once it has completed Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Feedback from the community will be very important to development. We intend on utilizing the Steam forums, as well as our established social media pages, to maintain frequent communication. In particular, we will be looking to garner feedback on:
  • controls (especially keyboard and mouse controls) - but the controller is also important, as it's had to be rewritten, and we want to improve the original camera
  • ideas for achievements
  • issues with the texture improvements, including textures you think need up-res'ing
  • ideas for further graphical improvements to make (post-processing, etc)
  • general comments on problems with PC graphics, audio etc
  • gameplay issues and frustrations discussed with the community, that fit into the style of game (eg we won't add guns, but we would be open to discussing changes to swimming controls using the keyboard and mouse)
And, of course, any general bugs you hit while playing!”
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September 14

Build r887_v0.77 Has Been Released!

Hey all,

A new build has been released.
Can people who are/were having issues with the FMV stuttering playback please let me know here or via support@kromestudios.com; whether they are still having issues?
Changes in this build....

NEW FEATURES
  • CONTROLS - New keyboard and mouse snowball gun controls - use your mouse to turn, etc.
  • GRAPHICS - Added Anisotropic filtering and UI options to set this. Off/Low/Mid/High options. High == the maximum level that your graphics card can manage. Mid == 1/2 the maximum level that your graphics card can manage. Low == 1/4 the maximum level that your graphics card can manage.
  • PERFORMANCE - "low" detail grass now also uses a lower-resolution texture, to aid in performance on low-end devices (fillrate causing framerate to take a nose-dive)

BUG FIXES
  • ART - Tweaks to SSAO settings for all remaining levels (C and E zone)
  • ART - Fixed some issues with portal rendering, that were making the portals too bright, have visible edges, and the text for the level name be illegible.
  • PERFORMANCE - Committed water tesselation meshes to improve load times.
  • UI - Fix to load screen background model - was a little too small to fill the screen with the darkened edges
  • UI - Fix for pause/resume time increments
  • VIDEOS - make theora player a bit more robust (pauses when you lose focus, fixed a bug where it could kill the whole stream if the sound buffer ever emptied, some adaptive framerate/audio fixes for out-of-sync issues).

Please let us know any issues!
Cheers
Linds

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August 30

New Build - r868_v0.76 Up

Hey guys

A small patch build - there were some issues with the 100% complete leaderboards that should now be resolved.
Cheers
Linds

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About This Game



STONE THE CROWS! Are you ready to explore the wilds of the Australian Outback in this remastered version of the classic game, TY the Tasmanian Tiger?

Join TY on a RIPPER of an adventure to free his family from the DREAMING and stop the nefarious evil genius BOSS CASS from removing mammals from the top of the food chain.
To help you on your quest, you've got a BEAUT arsenal of boomerangs, sharp teeth, and the help of a few friends!

So don’t be a galah - let's head down under, and have a CORKER of a time! BEAUTY, BOTTLER, BONZA!



  • Explore 17 levels of the Australian Outback in their old-school 3D platforming glory
  • 13 different boomerangs including the Frostyrang, Flamerang and powerful Doomerang
  • Improved graphics; including updated shadows, reflections, HD resolutions and 60fps
  • Steamworks integration for achievements and leaderboards; with more features coming!



G'day mate! Things can be a bit confusing at times, so let me remind you what's going on...
You are TY, the last of the Tasmanian Tigers. Raised by a family of Bilbies, you can only vaguely recall your real Mom and Dad. You've always thought that all the other Tassie Tigers died a long time ago.

But then the Bunyip Elder found you, and told you that your family is alive, but trapped in the Dreaming. Now hold your horses... don't get upset... you see they're not stuck there forever, if you're up for a bit of an adventure!
You see, deep in the Outback, there's this kind of glowy portal thing that is a doorway to the Dreaming. And around that portal there are some carvings in the rock, where five ancient mystical Talismans used to lay. Now, all you have to do is find the five Talismans, put them in the carvings, and the portal to Dreaming will open!

Now, before you go off like a frog in a sock, there's just this one SMALL problem. You see there's this evil cassowary - Boss Cass - who's also after the Talismans. Yes. THAT Boss Cass. The one that trapped your family in the Dreaming in the first place, and told the school board to remove all the meat pies from the tuck shops. And if you didn't think that made him enough of a megalomaniac, he's ALSO trapped a whole bunch of your Bilby mates in cages all across the outback... something about overdue library books... Anyways, if you want to open the portal, you'll have to beat him and his henchmen to the Talismans!

Don't worry though, you won't be alone! You'll have a bunch of friends to help you along the way, including me - your old mate, Maurie. Now let's get down to brass tacks, find those Talismans, and rescue your family!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8/8.1 (32bit and 64bit), Windows® 10 (32bit and 64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3/i5/i7 1.8 GHz CPU dual-core. AMD 2.0 GHz dual-core.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 260 / Radeon HD 4000 Series / Intel HD Graphics 4000 with OpenGL 3.0 minimum.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8/8.1 (32bit and 64bit), Windows® 10 (32bit and 64bit)
    • Processor: Intel quad-core 2.0 GHz or dual-core 2.6 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB / Radeon HD 6850 2GB with OpenGL 3.0 minimum.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 30
I have to say that I am surprised how good this game is. It took me back to my childhood. I never actually played TY, but it reminded me of games like Donald Duck Quack Attack and Rayman 2.

It took me 18 hours to get all the things and get all the steam achievements without cheating. So there is not very much content, but it is enough to keep you busy for 2-4 weeks if you just play it once in a while. In my opinion this game is worth its price and I definitely recommend it!
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
NOSTALGIA
This game is still good and HD TOUCH UPS. BOMBASF
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 3
My Childhood game!! Love it!
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
You Beauty!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 27
Very cool game reminds me of a more aussie version of Crash Bandicoot <3
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 15
its still fun
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
It's an amazing game..... I just have 2 flaws. The camera and the cutscenes....
The camera sometimes goes anywhere it likes and as for the cutscenes.
they are at 144p, on high. Since it's on Early Access I'd give it reasonable doubt.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 30
10\10 best auseie game ever! Had the best childhood memories on this game! strongly recommend... if youre Australian! :D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 30
This game is just as good as i remember it being when I played it years ago, no regrets buying it at all :D 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 27
Game has been brilliant thus far, an excellent port and i can only have high hopes for the next 2 games.
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★UltraShark★
25.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 28
I LOVED this game as a kid. I first picked it up when I was 9 (Ironically for my birthday when I asked my mom for Crash Bandicoot) and I swept through it within a matter of months and started a new save file afterwords. It's great to see this game back in action again, I picked this up the moment it came out and finished it within a week. The only piece missing is Ty 2 and Ty 3 on Steam. I would throw away money to have those out as well.
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Doctor Fudge: Heals 4 Eels
5.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 28
Ages ago, I played this on the PS2 and cheated like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, using one of the cheating tools (Action Replay, I think) to ruin the game, break it to bits and generally turn it into a joke.

I regretted never allowing myself to play it legit, and going into it with fresh eyes, totally forgetting the whole of the experience of my youth, I've been really enjoying this game. The developers seem dedicated to not only preserving the experience of the original release, but elevating that experience to a more modern standard.

If you enjoy mascot platformers, you'll enjoy this game. It's just goofy enough without going overboard.

8/10
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Dr.Dank
9.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 28
Just as good as I remember it
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Hoss
0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 27
One of the most played games I've had as a kid, this remastered PC port is beautifully made with high-resolution textures and new effects. Definitely a must-have if you've played any Ty game in the franchise.
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Randinator
28.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 27
Impressive, but I won't say anything until my favorite one comes out (two).
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ok
6.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 27
It's the best. What a great future for this game just around the corner.
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toxicity1995
25.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 27
I love the rework, came out great.
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MonoFIEND / LORDoftheFIENDS
13.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
This is a nostalgia trip to the highest level, the game has been perfectly remastered.
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