In Blade Kitten, join Kit Ballard as she explores the mysterious world of Hollow Wish to hunt down rogue mechs and soft targets.
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New build on OpenBeta - camera fixes

17 июня 2014

Hi all,

We set Skiffy free in amongst the codebase and he's come up with something.
This is what he said:
Ska-Skee Skeeee

That wasn't particularly helpful, so we went and had a look at what he did in the code.
Turns out that...

Camera state transitions when you enter and exit a camera override region are now improved.
There are three major components to the improvements.

  • When transitioning between two “Side Scroll Camera” states (the most common transition type by far), instead of blending the resulting camera state the code now remains in the one state and instead blends the state parameters.
  • For the remaining state transitions, transitions between different states when entering an override are now performed as a cosine blend, instead of a linear blend. (Looks the code used to attempt something overly complex with springs before switching to linear.)
  • The camera code now maintains a running approximation of the camera’s velocity. When a state blend is performed, the old ‘from’ state is extrapolated based on the velocity when the state changed rather than being a fixes position.

Long story short, these changes fix the *CLUNK* the camera would experience when entering and existing the camera override regions.

So yeah - check it out on OpenBeta and let us know what your thoughts are on it. We think it's pretty cool.

Cheers
Linds

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Game updated (on the "normal" install branch)

6 июня 2014

Hi all!

We've pushed the build that was up on the OpenBeta on to the default/normal branch now - so everybody can switch off the OpenBeta if they want to.
This means that the following is in place for a standard install:


60 fps selection

  • There is an option to set “60 Hz” on and off in the graphics menu now – to unlock to 60 fps
  • 60fps is the new default setting
Demo
  • The demo build should be working again! Hooray!
Graphics
  • Hopeful fixes to some peoples' inability to select fullscreen resolutions. Full screen resolution window now shows display rate (Hz) and resolutions.
  • Added fix for Nvidia 660 issue, which stops some textures displaying as white
  • Added some new larger window sizes, that correspond to UHD display resolutions
Borderless Window Mode
  • As a work around for those people who are having full screen resolution issues, we have implemented borderless window mode, as a command line option
  • In the Properties panel for Blade Kitten, click “set launch option” and use the following commandline: noborder x=0 y=0
  • This will create a window at the top left of your screen, at whatever resolution you have set as your “window” resolution in the graphics settings
  • You can then use the x= and y= offsets to change the position of the borderless window
  • It will not remember the last window position, so that you don’t accidentally “lose” the position
  • Borderless window mode supports minimize and maximize via the system menu
User Interface
  • Added smooth/continuous scrolling with the mouse on the scroll lists in the breaker menu and PC options screen
  • Swap to use X360 controller icons when the gamepad control configuration is selected, instead of "generically similarly colored" icons
  • Added basic mouse scroll wheel support to the Resolution Select, Control Config and Breaker Item screens
  • Added crowd-sourced translations for 60 fps mode - for "Frame Rate Lock"
Language Selection
  • The game now selects the appropriate language, based off the Steam language setting (in Steam Preferences -> Interface)
  • If Steam is set to a language that doesn’t exist in the game, it will default to English
  • The game supports English, French, German, Spanish and Italian
Background gamepad support
  • There’s another command line that will turn on background gamepad support – so you could (eg) run the game on one screen with gamepad, while somebody else is doing something on the 2nd monitor with keyboard/mouse
  • Add the following to the launch options (with a space between any other options): MKBackgroundGamepad

Have fun!
Linds

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Рецензии

“Luxuriating in lavish production values and slick playability, this acrobatic cel-shaded hack-and-slash platform-puzzler barrels along at a frenetic pace”
8/10 – Eurogamer

Эксклюзивное предложение от Steam

Includes Kit’s exclusive Gothic Costume. Get in touch with her dark side with these foreboding duds.

Об игре

Welcome to Hollow Wish... On the surface, it’s your typical lawless frontier. Yet this mysterious shell planetoid is filled with dark secrets and cloaked figures. It’s here Kit Ballard, aka Blade Kitten, works as one of the best bounty hunters in the business. Don’t let her pink hair fool you, Kit is part cat, part girl, and wholly lethal. She is one of the last of her species, having fled her homeland after the genocide of her people at the hands of the ancient and mystical race known as the Darques.

Kit has since made a name for herself rounding up some of the most deadly scum in the galaxy. With her unique Darque Blade hovering at her side and obeying her every command, Kit can cut through even the toughest rogue drone while hunting down soft targets to make the planet a safer place to live. Also along for the ride is Skiffy, Kit’s laid-back little sidekick who, when needed, serves as her protector.

Key features:


An epic “tail” like no other
  • Follow Kit through 13 levels including 2 exploration levels with her rideable alien mount Noot, as she travels around the colorful, frenetic world of Hollow Wish.
Intuitive “scramble style exploration”
  • Kit’s innate feline abilities enable her to easily traverse environments and find hidden areas.
Pick-up-and-play arcade action
  • Jump right in and easily begin exploring and fighting your way through multiple levels loaded with secret areas and hidden collectibles.
Fully voiced dialogue
  • Featuring a cast of 9 professional voice actors playing a total of 23 characters.Join Kit, Skiffy and the Darque Blade in this all new action adventure game!

Системные требования

    Минимальные:
    • ОС: Windows XP (с пакетом обновлений 2), Vista (с пакетом обновлений 2), 7
    • Процессор: Intel Core2 Duo с тактовой частотой 1,8 ГГц или AMD Athlon X2 3800 или лучше

    • Оперативная память: 1 ГБ
    • Видеокарта: ATI Radeon X1800 или NVIDIA GeForce 7800 или лучше

    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Жесткий диск: 3 ГБ свободного места
    • Звуковая карта: совместимая с DirectX 9.0c
    • Другие требования: требуется соединение с Интернетом
    Рекомендуемые:
    • ОС: Windows XP с пакетом обновлений 2, Vista с пакетом обновлений 2, 7
    • Процессор: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 или AMD Phenom II X2 555 или лучше
    • Оперативная память: 2 ГБ
    • Видеокарта: ATI Radeon HD 3850 или NVIDIA GeForce 8800 или лучше
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Жесткий диск: 3 ГБ свободного места
    • Звуковая карта: совместимая с DirectX 9.0c
    • Периферия: геймпад Xbox 360 для Windows, Logitech Dual Action, Logitech Rumblepad 2

    • Другие требования: требуется соединение с Интернетом
Полезные обзоры покупателей
21 из 21 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
Товаров на аккаунте: 744
Обзоры: 77
3.5 ч. в игре
Не знаю, кто такая Blade Kitten, но вроде как про нее существуют комиксы. Что же касается игры, то она оправдывает свои 5 долларов. Сама игра представляет собой платформенную бродилку и она бы осталась обычной аркадкой, если бы "китти" не владела навыками популярного сейчас в игровой индустрии паркура. Различные акробатические трюки делают игру увлекательнее и добавляют экшен. При этом трюки касаются не только в боевой системе, но и в других случаях, например "китти" может залезть на стену, выполнить второй прыжок в воздухе, отталкиваться от стен и многое другое. "Китти" предпочитает драться руками и ногами, но в особо тяжелых случаях не стесняется прибегать к мечу. Единственная претензия у меня возникала при дефолтных настройках управления (клавиатура и мышь), но перенастроив управление на вариант "только клавиатура" - проблема исчезла. С геймпадом наверняка будет и вовсе идеально. Уровни сложные (по-крайней мере мне так показались) и в них можно легко запутаться.

Игра предлагается на 5 языках, включая английский и исключая русский. Впрочем, в интернете (вроде как) существует русификатор, однако суть игры и без него понятна. Рекомендовать не буду, игра на любителя, плюс присутствует "анимешность". Но мне понравилась.
Опубликовано: 2 июня 2014
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4 из 4 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
Товаров на аккаунте: 136
Обзоры: 11
7.4 ч. в игре
Забавный платформер с приятной на глаз графикой. Мне понравился. Из минусов могу отметить, что игра периодически лагает и даже вылетает (cкорее всего это из-за моего старого железа).
Опубликовано: 30 мая 2014
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1 из 2 пользователей (50%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
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Обзоры: 1
6.4 ч. в игре
Это шедевр :)
Опубликовано: 6 июля 2014
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58 из 65 пользователей (89%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
Товаров на аккаунте: 208
Обзоры: 13
14.1 ч. в игре
After being taken down from Steam due to the previous publisher Atari's rights to the game expiring, Blade Kitten is back and self-published by Krome Studios themselves!

As well as being available for a lower price, the latest update improves the responsiveness of the controls, adds two new costumes, and prepares the game for the long-overdue Episode 2 DLC. Oh, and there's trading cards now!

http://steamcommunity.com/games/BladeKitten/announcements/detail/1855793488205468396

As for the game itself, I'd say it's very easy to recommend at the current sale price of $3. It's not very long, ends abruptly and it's not the best platformer out there, but it's charming and fun to play. And hey, there's a demo if you want to try it out anyway, so don't just take my word for it. Give it a look.
Опубликовано: 22 мая 2014
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70 из 95 пользователей (74%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
Товаров на аккаунте: 142
Обзоры: 7
4.0 ч. в игре
Warning: Game ends abruptly and development on second half was canceled. I read about the game on Reddit so I knew both of these facts full well when buying the game. I really enjoyed this game. Has great humor. Has impressive levels! I was playing and I would be going a direct I thought was wrong on purpose to explore but it kept getting bigger and bigger so I Thought I was going the right way by mistake so I back tracked and went the other way which also kept expanding. I was super impressed there seemed to be many ways to get to the same place which left lots to be explored. Oh and the levels transitioned very well it was fluid and non stop. Kit (the hero) is very agile she jumps and climbs well with the controls. Combat is mostly simple. It was a few hours of fun!
Опубликовано: 16 февраля 2014
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