Featured Items
Games
Software Demos News Recommended
Posts in "Steam Community Announcements" channel about:

Infested Planet

Show posts for all products, not just Infested Planet
Community Announcements - RocketBearGames
Horde mode has been added to the weekly challenges and the campaign. There are also a bunch of small fixes and improvements.

Major Changes


  • Added horde mode to weekly challenges and campaign
  • Added limit to how long officer inspiraton can last
  • Added campaign buff for starter medical crate
  • Added stop command to keybindings


Fixes


  • Made leaderboard scores update only at end of match (to solve Steam losing top scores)
  • Removed prefix periods from game esc menu
  • Fixed missing officer buff icon and added medipod buff icon
  • Added log messages to asset loading and fonts
  • Fixed possible triangulation bug for the map (caused black maps)
  • Fixed typos in campaign
Community Announcements - RocketBearGames
Infested Planet is coming out of Early Access on March 6th! This patch upgrades the game version from Beta to 1.0

Changes


  • Changed game version to 1.0
  • Added beta profile warning
  • Revised a bunch of text
  • Tweaked mutation power to make guardian mutation more probable
  • Changed patch counter to "Coming Soon"
  • Removed texture map compression, due to bugs on AMD cards
Community Announcements - RocketBearGames
Welcome to the last scheduled patch before release! It's been a crazy ride to get here - thanks for coming along and testing the game in Early Access. I'll see you all on the other side of the launch wormhole.

Some of the changes in this patch went live last week, so that reviewers have a smoother experience.

Changes


  • Fixed exploit with buying weapons and weapon cooldown
  • Added importing profiles to Steam Cloud
  • Added vsync to graphics options
  • Tweaked campaign dialog button order
  • Added ability to skip tutorial missions
  • Added text tips to notices
  • Fixed notice pointer positioning
  • Added options hints
  • Added non-linear scaling to audio sliders
  • Added graphics optimization through alpha blending and testing
  • Fixed chopper UI vanishing with res change
  • Fixed grenading marines getting stuck bug
  • Fixed bug with assault targeting and movement
Community Announcements - RocketBearGames
This patch updates the look of the game with the introduction of shadows. They can be turned on and off in the options menu. Those of you who enjoy competing in the leader boards might also note that silver mode has been made easier.

The release for Infested Planet has been set for March 6th, so there's exatly 1 patch between now and then. It will probably be bugfixes and polish.

Major Changes


  • Added entity shadows
  • Added shadows graphics option
  • Prevented some mutations from appearing too early in random maps
  • Made growing defense towers more vulnerable to sap damage (for example, siege cannon)
  • Reduced silver challenge difficulty


Minor Changes


  • Prevented capture alert sound from being repeated quickly
  • Optimized retargeting for several entities
  • Added ability to hide dialogue UI
  • Added text announcement to recaptures
  • Revised campaign buff descriptions
  • Changed "grab mouse" to "trap mouse" in options
  • Tweaked challenge briefing
  • Changed leaderboard screen to go to global leaderboard if user is unranked
  • Added icon to game window
  • Added version number to profiles
  • Added ram amount to log


Bugfixes


  • Fixed mortar firing rockets at immune targets
  • Added additional checks to Steam Cloud loads, to prevent crashes
  • Improved script robustness for tutorials
  • Fixed leaderboards name fetching to reduce chance of [unknown] name
Community Announcements - RocketBearGames
This update adds a large feature to the game - Weekly Challenges. I hope that you'll join me and other players in attacking the maps each week and seeing how well you compare to everyone else.

This update is the final large patch before the game releases. Future patches will be mostly fixes and polish.

Major Changes


  • Weekly Challenge mode
  • Improved random map generation
  • Steam Cloud saves


Minor Changes


  • Added a more flashy effect to officer inspiration
  • Tweaked Engineering tech to use ammo continuosly
  • Added Engineering tech out of ammo warnings
  • Increased health of medical pods
  • Made mortar more responsive to manual targeting
  • Changed Robotics tech armour bonus to a shield
Community Announcements - RocketBearGames
I went slightly insane in the last month and revamped several of the units, buildings and technologies in the game. The thrust of a lot of improvements is to un-complicate the units and the make some of the more obscure tech more attractive.

Campaign Changes


  • Reworked the "Preparations" mission
  • Slightly increased the difficulty of "The Return"
  • Reworked the "Anabasis" mission
  • Updated weapons tutorial to match new UI


Major Changes


  • Replaced robot pod with medical pod
  • Replaced medic class with officer
  • Changed medic hunters mutation to assassins
  • Revamped teleporters to act as reinforcement sources
  • Revamped mortar to fire rockets at 1 ammo cost
  • Revamped grenades tech
  • Removed dispersal tech and added robotics tech
  • Tweaked costs for regeneration and chopper tech
  • Folded dispersion tech station into regeneration tech station (now called Life Support)
  • Reworked engineering tech
  • Updated heli-drop tech to give inspiration instead of shield
  • Removed minigunner restriction on grenades and rockets
  • Dropped the price of marines to 4
  • Dropped minimum scout beam cost to 1 ammo
  • Decreased guardian health and slightly increased the damage
  • Reduced enraged alien damage
  • Increased minefield effectiveness vs enraged
  • Added infested medical pod to random maps and custom mode
  • Added ability to repeat some shortcut commands by holding down the key


Minor Changes


  • Made marine weapon show for dead marines
  • Added manual mortar targeting
  • Added "TEAM" button to select all marines
  • Added UI hint arrow when chopper strike is built
  • Fixed turrets firing at targets that are too close
  • Fixed turret targeting invalid targets
  • Tweaked hive immune message
  • Assigning marines to tow stuff now prefers marines without crates
  • Added DETACHED message floaters to towable crates
  • Improved marine AI when shooting at immune targets


Misc and Technical


  • Fixed marine targeting dead entities
  • Updated campaign mission layout
  • Changed loading screen background
  • Restored update timer to 2 weeks
  • Fixed siege gun text
  • Fixed resolution issues on windows with DPI modes enabled
  • Added more log messages to resolution switching
  • Fixed small lua bug in Memento Mori
  • Updated SDL2 version
  • Added a texture flag that stops caching in memory (for really large textures)
Community Announcements - RocketBearGames
Now that Infested Planet is in the polish stage, patches will contain a ton of small changes. For example, this patch has a billion different tweaks and fixes to missions and mechanics. Most effort went into polishing the missions in the middle of the campaign.

There are actually quite a few major changes that didn't make it into the patch, since they weren't ready yet. Get ready for the next patch - it'll have some major gameplay modifications.

OS X Version


Infested Planet now works on the OS X version of Steam. Please let me know if it works for you and whether you run into any issues.

Major Changes


  • Mine fields explode aliens without marine help
  • Mine fields don't use ammo any more
  • Increased marine spawning cost by 1
  • Helidrop buff: 10 sec of shield (up from 5) and -30% respawn time
  • Marines out of battle for a long time don't die from poison
  • Made infested marines more vulnerable to siege cannon
  • Siege cannon doesn't use ammo any more
  • Made all marines more vulnerable to concussion damage (mines + grenades)
  • Increased flamer armour
  • Made barriers vulnerable to rocket damage
  • Made rockets be fired even if barrier is in way
  • Completely reworked mimics - no more clones from those aliens
  • Mimics are now "Enraged" - fast kamikadze aliens
  • Slowed down clones
  • Reworked "Contact" mission
  • Reworked "Preparations" mission
  • Altered "The Return" and "Night and Day" to be easier
  • Revamped the way weapon purchase and recycle work (only 1 at a time now)
  • Bumped up the infested structure respawn time
  • Numerous tweaks to early campaign missions

Small Changes


  • Added esc-closing of build menus
  • Extended respawn period for infested structures
  • Made hive respawning and upgrades take longer
  • Made hives not respawn on top of marines
  • Made barrier mutation not trigger for vulnerable hives
  • Changed guardian colour to be more distinctive
  • Added bleed graphics effects to guardians
  • Added cheat code to unlock all campaign missions
  • Made towers randomly 100% vulnerable to scout and siege
  • Made hp circle colours for marines and humans distinct
  • Extended shield generator shield duration
  • Mortars start firing immediately now after construction
  • Increased flamer knockback
  • Upped starting BP in "The Return" mission
  • Moved some campaign shop items earlier up to tease the player
  • Swapped mines and mortars in the campaign

Bugfixes


  • Fixed crash bug with pathing outside of the map
  • Fixed scaling for static mimic aliens
  • Fixed audio glitches when shielded marine is under attack
  • Fixed loading narratives being cut off on some resolutions
Community Announcements - RocketBearGames
Infested Planet is officially code complete! Everything that I wanted to have in the game when the beta started is here. Even better, there's a few months left where I can focus on adding extras and polish.

Achievements


You can now show off your Infested Planet skill to your friends with Steam achievements! For those of you who beat Terminus mode, you now have proof that you did. There are also achievements for beating campaign missions, extra mission goals and beating some mutations.

When you log into a profile and go to the campaign screen, you should get achievements retroactively for completed missions.

New Campaign Screen


Several months ago, one of the artists who did the Dawn of War II planetscapes made a new campaign background for Infested Planet. In this patch, I finally had the time to put it into the game.

The campaign screen has been revamped to be more intuitive and attractive. You can see all of your campaign missions at a glance, their progression and status. As an added bonus, the planet background changes as you play through the campaign.

Small Changes


  • Added terminus difficulty raid mode
  • Tweaked campaign structure (may break saves!)
  • Finished hatchery level skin and applied it to campaign levels
  • Added commas to raid mode messages
  • Added compatibility mode to graphics (for Intel cards)
  • Made spore mines not capture points
  • Added check for insufficient desktop bit depth on init
  • Added pause if Steam overlay is on
  • Added fast capture for last point in "Memento Mori" mission

Bugfixes


  • Fixed grammar mistake in endgame slideshow
  • Fixed typo in monochrome shader
Community Announcements - RocketBearGames
This update has two big features and a couple small bugfixes. Here they are:

Keybinding


You've been asking for a way to change the keys, or perhaps to view what all of them are. Well, I've been listening and now the options screen has a new, spiffy keybinding menu. You can change the key setup for your profile and decide what the keyboard shortcuts are.

Hatchery Level Graphics


Infested planet already has caves and jungle map skins, but I wanted to have at least 3 in the final game. The third level skin is "Hatchery" and it will be used for the final levels in the game.

The hatchery graphics are not 100% complete - I'm going to be prettying them up in the next patch. Meanwhile, I thought that I should give you a peek. Those of you who have reached the last 2 levels will find that they look different now.

Bugfixes


  • Fixed infested and AI marine shaders (on some video cards)
  • Updated credits
  • Fixed structures remaining in limbo is their builder is despawned
  • Fixed green hive blood spray in the last mission
Community Announcements - RocketBearGames
This patch marks a milestone, of a sorts. The campaign is finally complete! I will probably be tweaking missions all the way up to release, but nothing too drastic. I hope that all of you check out the final mission and let me know what you think of it.

Since I finished the bulk of the level design, I had time to do some fixes and improvements on the game. Small things that you've been asking for and were bugging me - this patch has a bunch of them

Here are the changes for version 0.79:

Major


  • Added final campaign mission
  • Added endgame slideshow epilogue
  • Changed Virulence mutation to send clone strike teams; renamed to "Hunters"
  • Mutation icons are now different for each mutation
  • Took out shield bullet reflection and ai hesitation to shoot at shields
  • Added Terminus mode to custom skirmish
  • Added malicious mutations mode to custom skirmish settings


Minor


  • Necrophage mutation now only works on player marines
  • Gave fusion shotguns a knockback
  • Reworked the way knockback works slightly
  • Made special attacks be cancelled if the mutation is disabled
  • Made marines in protect mode counter-attack when hurt
  • Made it harder to kill bunkers in mission 8 with scouts
  • Added script short-circuiting to weapons tutorial
  • Added another way to recycle (through weapon menu) to weapons tutorial
  • Combat tutorial now has a "how to spawn marines" section

  • Made the marine tab ui expandable
  • Added item cost to its title on build menu
  • Added exit button to main menu
  • Added auto-login for last used profile

  • Added fire puffs to burning human buildings
  • Restored damage effects to prop structures
  • Added blood puff impact to bullets
  • Added blood puff velocity to create better aoe death animation
  • Added swirling to most fire puffs


Bug Fixes


  • Fixed "getting stuck in walls" issue
  • Fixed recycle script bug in structures tutorial
  • Fixed human path aborting if bumped into something (was breaking clone strike)
  • Fixed some high resolution fullscreen ui issues
  • Reworked entity shaders to use latest OpenGL standards
  • Fixed issues if window size is different than the game asked for
  • Made the directional formation move less sensitive


Miscellaneous


  • Revised hive boss god mode
  • Added ability to load extra lua scripts; now used for hunters mutation
  • Updated ui text for virulence mutation to new hunters text
  • Updated ui text for minigun and reinforcements tech
  • Made weapon crate give more detailed info notice
  • Changed title of shotgun class from "FUSION" to "SHOTGUN"
  • Added "marine cost" note to that ui element
  • Made mouse grab sensitive to window focus
  • Added 4 more mutation spaces to the UI
  • Made text fields in main and profile menus clear when first key is pressed
  • Added username back to main menu and made the game title slide in
  • Disabled profiler in release mode
...

Search
Archive
2014
Aug   Jul   Jun   May   Apr   Mar  
Feb   Jan  
Archives By Year
2014   2013   2012   2011   2010  
2009   2008   2007   2006   2005  
2004   2003   2002