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In Blade Kitten, join Kit Ballard as she explores the mysterious world of Hollow Wish to hunt down rogue mechs and soft targets.
Utgivningsdatum: 22 sep, 2010
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Camera fixes released into the Wild

14 september

Hey guys

The camera fixes we did into the OpenBeta branch a couple of months ago have now been pushed to the standard build.

The original notes on what this did are below.
Cheers!

Linds

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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.

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New build on OpenBeta - camera fixes

17 juni

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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Recensioner

“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

Erbjudande exklusivt för Steam

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

Om spelet

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!

Systemkrav

    Minimum:
    • Operativsystem: Windows XP SP2, Vista SP2, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 1.8 GHz eller AMD Athlon X2 +3800
      eller bättre

    • Minne: 1GB RAM
    • Grafik: ATI Radeon X1800 eller NVIDIA GeForce 7800 or
      bättre

    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hårddisk: 3GB ledigt
    • Ljud: DirectX 9.0c-kompatibelt
    • Andra krav: Internetanslutning krävs
    Rekommenderat:
    • Operativsystem: Windows XP SP2, Vista SP2, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo E8400 eller AMD Phenom II X2 555
      eller bättre
    • Minne: 2GB RAM
    • Grafik: ATI Radeon HD 3850 eller NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or
      bättre
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hårddisk: 3GB ledigt
    • Ljud: DirectX 9.0c-kompatibelt
    • Kringutrustning: Xbox 360-kontroll för Windows,
      Logitech Dual Action, Logitech Rumblepad 2

    • Andra krav: Internetanslutning krävs
Hjälpsamma kundrecensioner
64 av 71 personer (90%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
14.1 timmar totalt
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.
Upplagd: 22 maj
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
18 av 20 personer (90%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.4 timmar totalt
Strongly recommended as worth the price, especially when it's on sale. Don't expect this to be equivalent of a $50 game and you'll quite enjoy it. The video gives an excellent example of what gameplay will be like, including cutscenes. It does end suddenly and there is/was some difficulty in making the sequel, however the developer IS working on it after all so there's hope!

The main character is snarky and sarcastic and a catgirl. If you didn't really get that from the trailer or the name of the game itself, then you don't get much sympathy from me.

The levels are HUGE, the animations are smooth, the plot is mildly interesting and a little bit of a page-turner (which is why it sucks that it suddenly cuts off and we've been without the next part of the story for so long.)

If you like side-scrolling platformers and can stand (or even like) the protagonist, this game is worth picking up.
Upplagd: 22 maj
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
16 av 18 personer (89%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
28.0 timmar totalt
This game went from zero to HERO! Blade kitten on PC used to be pretty bad when it first came to PC, with some kind of stuttery frame rate limiter which made me feel nauseous playing it. The dev though NEVER GAVE UP! Just like Blade kitten the dev not only stayed active on the forums, but kept updating the game for PC to resolve these issues. The voice acting in the game is really awesome with lots of costumes to unlock and powerups to buy. A simple platformer game, probably one of the few ever made where the controls WORK! Crawling up walls, makes exploring the levels pretty fun, like any platformer its not the combat that makes the game its the controls, the feel, and the exploration. From having a little pet to the animations in the game, all of them are awesome! Replay value is high since the controls are simple, even if you forget them like I did there isnt any move that complex like other games, this game you can pick it up play it, quit anytime, then go back and BOOM right back at the checkpoint.

Rating: 10/10 Value: $14.99
Upplagd: 4 juni
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
18 av 25 personer (72%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.5 timmar totalt
Since I played it on 360 nothing changed. The game is still fun to play. I would recommend it everyone who likes platformer games!
Upplagd: 28 maj
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
13 av 16 personer (81%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
23.3 timmar totalt
A fun hack-n-slash platformer, most definitely. It has creative and fun gameplay, and a good and extensive backstory. Plus, now that it is once again under Krome Studios' control, it is no longer a dead title, and is once again actively maintained, with a sequel that is now actually on the way.
Sometimes, the characters can be pretty annoying. The story within the game is also rather jumbled. On my first playthrough, I could hardly follow the story.
Still, I do recommend the game, on account of it's fun gameplay, plethora of secrets and goals, and wide and interesting backstory.
Upplagd: 22 maj
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej