Clone Drone in the Danger Zone is a third person sword fighter where any part of your body can be sliced off. With your mind downloaded into a robot gladiator, you must survive the sinister trials of the arena.
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Release Date: Mar 16, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’re launching in Early Access to communicate the following: We’re going to be working on this game for a long time to come! Over the coming months we’re going to add new enemies, weapons, levels, game modes and all kinds of wonderful things we haven’t thought of yet!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We’re looking to leave Early Access by the end of 2017, or whenever we feel the main awesome game modes and features we have in mind have been built, proven out with community play and stabilized.”

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

“By time of full release, we expect to complete the story, add more major game modes, weapons, enemies, etc. The Early Access version will be continuously improved up until the full release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Story Mode is a work in progress, currently comprised of 20 levels spread over two chapters. More chapters to come!

Endless Mode provides a replayable experience of over 100 levels spread over 5 escalating tiers of difficulty. New levels, upgrades and enemies are continuously added to the game and surfaced here.

Alpha Stability: There may be bugs! Tell us and we’ll fix them!

Heavy iteration: Your favorite feature might get radically changed. Hopefully into something more awesome. Feedback welcome!”

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

“We may gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features, or raise the price on full release.”

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

“Extremely closely. Erik (Mr. Doborog himself) is often streaming game development, art integration and level design live on Twitch, and taking suggestions from viewers in chat. There is a giant duck in the game that’s all the Twitch chat's fault.

There’s a thriving Clone Drone community Discord chat server where players post their streams, clips, gifs, and chat with the (small) game team. We are also active in forum discussions and closely listen to ideas from community members.

We're releasing major updates about every 4-5 weeks. In the 5 months the game was in alpha on itch.io we released 4 major updates!

Some places to find us:
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August 13

Chapter 3 Teaser!

Did you know that we are hard at work on the next installment of Story Mode??
Chapter 3 is slowly taking shape, and we finally have a few images to show you!

We're aiming to launch the update in mid-September!

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Click away if you don't want to know what happens in Chapter 3.

Here we go:



Some highlights:
  • No Arena! - For the first time in the short history of the game, the action takes place outside of the arena.
  • AI Companion - Fighting alongside you will be the other escaped human! You'll be able to equip both humans with different upgrades and switch back and forth between them.
  • City overhaul! - Let's face it. That city at the end of chapter 1 and 2 looked kinda placeholdery. We've been hard at work concepting something that will look much better.
  • Armor - The new combat mechanic of the update is: ARMOR! Any enemy in the game will be able to wear armor, preventing damage before shattering. In keeping with the detailed damage model of the game, armor only protects specific body parts.
  • Business Bots - In Chapter 3 your minds will inhabit the slender frames of Business Bots. Watch their robot ties wave in the wind!
  • Glowing Eyes - Every robot in the game is getting glowing eyes that fade out dramatically when they die.
We're aiming to launch the update in mid-September.

It's taking a bit longer than many of our smaller updates have, in part because we want to create something super cool, but also because Erik (that's me) has a new side project:


(from: https://www.twitch.tv/doborog)

We're having a lot of fun building this update. :)
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July 14

0.9.1 – The Twitchy Update: Suggest Workshop Levels, Big Stream Support, and Bug Fixes!



Surprise, it's a mini-update!

While Doborog starts in on building Story Mode Chapter 3 (and begins teaching his own clone how to do things), we couldn't help but release our latest batch of Twitch improvements ASAP!
Share Your Workshop Levels With !suggest
Sharing your sweet workshop levels with Twitch streamers used to be a pain -- you had to:
  • Send your streamer a link (which would usually get auto-deleted...)
  • Convince them to open a browser and subscribe to it.
  • Hope and pray your level would eventually show up in the random Twitch rotation.
Not good enough!!

Now you can send levels directly to your favorite Twitch streamer! Just type:

!suggest [workshop ID]

and streamers will instantly see:



When accepted, levels will auto-download and become the next level in the rotation. Neat!

To get your workshop level's ID, go to its workshop page and grab the number from the id= part of the URL:



So go to your favorite Clone Drone Twitch stream and send em a level to try from the Workshop!
Level Editor: Twitch Spawn Areas and a Raptor Statue!
Tired of Twitch enemies spawning to their deaths or to un-reachable locations on your levels? Now you can configure Twitch spawn areas, so all Twitch enemy spawns on your level will target the areas you set!

What you do: Just drag a few of these areas out, and Twitch enemies will spawn there!



Pro tip: the vertical position of the spawn area is ignored, and spawn positions are found from top-down, so you can put these hints floating above the level if it's more convenient to lay them out like that.

How it works on Twitch: when spawning an enemy, the game will randomly select one of the spawn areas you've laid out, and then randomly select a position within that.
"Remember Me" for Twitch Logins
There's now a handy checkbox to save your Twitch username/auth token! No more fumbling around with your browser and clipboard when trying to connect live on stream.


Twitch "Up Next" and "Spawning Allowed" Notifications
Twitch mode will now tell the audience what level is up next (and if it's from the workshop, a link to the level), and when it's OK to start spawning. Especially on big streams, it used to be hard to know exactly when to begin !spawning to get in before the limit gets hit.



We've included a built-in delay roughly matching the stream delay so it doesn't spoil the outcome of the round you're watching.

Happy !spawning!


Big Stream Throttling & High Traffic Mode
Before this update, Twitch Mode on gigantic streams would usually result in streamers being temporarily global-banned from Twitch chat due to high # of messages the bot would send in a short period of time. 😅

With 0.9.1, Twitch mode will queue and throttle messages to keep you under the 80-message-per-30-seconds-in-your-own-channel limit, and when things get busy, enter a high-traffic mode, where:
  • !coins reports get collated and sent in batched reports.
  • "Too many enemies have been spawned" messages show up just once per round.


If you've got a really big stream and still see issues, email us support@doborog.com and we'll figure out how to tweak it to make it work for you! (And if you'd like to be added to our streaming press list for updates as well, let us know!)
Bug Fixes!
C'mon, you know we can't help smashing at least a few bugs!


  • Twitch Mode now shows "Now Playing" TVs and UIs, so you can tell which workshop items you're playing.
  • Fixed a bug where endless workshop levels with multiple difficulties would always select the first difficulty, which resulted in hard levels in easier tiers!
  • "Workshop and Normal Levels" now alternate between workshop and non-workshop levels when they have been played the same # of times, instead of just playing a single workshop level and then only normal levels.
  • The default endless workshop policy is now "Workshop and Normal Levels" instead of "Workshop only"
  • Level editor: make zooming in exponential, so you can zoom in to see much smaller things.
  • Fix rare crash that would occur when unsubscribing from currently played workshop level while in Twitch mode.
  • If levels on the workshop have no enemies, the game will now skip the level & send us a report so we can investigate and remove them from the workshop.

Go check out some Twitch streams streams, find some cool levels in the workshop and suggest them! And watch for our next post with details on Story Mode Chapter 3, coming late August!
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About This Game

CONGRATULATIONS HUMAN! 🤖




Apologies for the brief agony while we harvested your mind. But now your thought patterns are safely encased in this sleek, shiny robot!

With a laser sword.

SURVIVE AND PERHAPS YOU WILL EARN UPGRADES.


GOOD LUCK IN THE ARENA.


We hope you survive longer than the last contestant...



Oh, and the one before that...

Game Modes


1. Story Mode - One part epic tale of human defiance, another part laser swords.
2. Endless Mode - Challenge yourself to fight through 86 level variants spread across 5 difficulty tiers. Can you make it to 🏆TITANIUM🏆 ?
3. Twitch Mode - TWITCH PLAYS YOU. Your Twitch stream viewers earn coins, bet on your gameplay and spawn enemies to kill you (or give you ❤️s—if they really like you).
!spawn jetpack2 Kappa Kappa Kappa
4. Challenge Mode - Bow-only, hammer-only, can you still survive the arena?
5. Level Editor - Make custom levels and challenges and share them with other humans! Explore the rich Workshop library of awesome human-built levels!

Features (in the game right now!)

  • Epic Voxel Dismemberment: In addition to looking cool, the ability to cut off body parts is central to the gameplay. Jumping on one leg is a common occurrence. Large enemies need to be cut down to size before a fatal blow can be delivered.
  • Sharp Sword Combat: Combat is fast and intense, putting great emphasis on movement, timing and positioning. You are never safe, as any blow can instantly kill or dismember.
  • Entertaining Commentary: With 7,421 spoken words, Commentatron and Analysis-Bot provide a running commentary of your performance and react to your activities.
  • Upgrade your robot: jetpack, bow, kicking, deflection, clones, giant hammers, FIRE 🔥🔥🔥.
  • Terrifying robotic enemies that actually get pretty hard! Sword robots, bow robots, Spidertron 5000, Spidertron 6000, gigantic hammer bots. So many things to dismember.

Alpha Limitations:


See Early Access description above.

Hone your sword skills now, before the rest of humanity gets its turn. JOIN THE HUMAN RESISTANCE!

Or don't! It's your future-robo-funeral... 😈

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Dual-core 3 GHz and up recommended
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or newer, AMD Radeon HD 5000 series or newer
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X / macOS 10.8+ (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra)
    • Processor: Second Generation Intel Core i5 or newer recommended
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics highly recommended. AMD Radeon HD 6000M-series or newer, Nvidia GeForce GT 600M-series or newer
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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