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We're sorry for last weeks cancellation of our weekly Stream but Alex Wright and I will be loading up Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel today as fans of the series (apparently not all are fans of TPS but it's our first go of it and so we'll have to decide for ourselves) and looking forward to sharing a copy of the game itself!

For those not familiar this is our "Contagious Gaming" Stream & Giveaway where more often than not play Indies and share our opinions regarding design, development, praise, and constructive criticism or just have fun then giveaway a copy to interested viewers. We will more than likely return to our regular "Friday Frenzy" Stream & Giveaway next Friday with more Contagion.

Join us live in 45 MINUTES as we go live with our Stream & Giveaway "Contagious Gaming" via http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0

Contagious Gaming Game This Week





We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 5:00PM PST/PDT (GMT- 8:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

We've been pretty quiet this month as we focus on a date for our first Free DLC Bundle we are marking off the list of new weapons, characters, maps, and final touching up of Flat-Line Game-Mode.

We have more people joining the team to pick up the pace and look forward to this allowing us to share more concrete information with everyone ASAP!

-The Contagion Team

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It's Friday and that means another Friday Frenzy Twitch Stream & Giveaway! Remember we just rolled back an hour on Nov 2nd so we're now at 5PM PST (GMT - 8:00) and thanks to the new schedule will have some additional voices in Skype including a fan from Alabama who is running a Due Core 1.6GHz on 2gb of Ram (still not gonna update Min Specs just yet heh).

Contagion - Friday Frenzy Stream & Giveaway

Be sure to catch up here in 15mins from now on our dedicated channel http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 for a chance to win a free Copy of Contagion for yourself or a friend/family member!



We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 5:00PM PST (GMT- 8:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

Check out the latest weeks update of our Official Contagion WebComic

Official Contagion Comic - Chapter 4 :: Discord - Week 2




Check out YouTubers

Lasercorn has a go at some of Contagion's mods you've created for the Steam Workshop and I had to have a look at the Killer Clown mod!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MyItQ62Dds



More substantial updates on their way and like in the past. Quiet isn't always a bad thing. Just got our last two characters for DLC looking quite nice and we're nearing the finish line for release each day so keep an eye out!

-The Contagion Team

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We'll be starting our Contagion - Trick or Treat Stream & Giveaway in 10mins. Some fans may pop up on Skype or just join in depending on title. Also the number of Keys handed out depends on how many viewers are actively watching the Stream (no point if after 2 hours only 3 are about).

(Note: All Halloween Sales are now over so disregard previous announcement)

List of games ready to be played
Alien: Isolation
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition
Borderlands 2
Contagion
DOOM 3: BFG Edition
Five Nights at Freddy's
Organ Trail: Director's Cut
Plague Inc: Evolved
Zombie Driver HD



Be sure to follow us at http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 and share what game you'd like to see played! We will start with Alien: Isolation after a few friends recommended it. May install other games as well on request.

We know it's not Halloween but we didn't have the opportunity ourselves to enjoy it with our fans as planned so we're hoping this may help. I made sure to wake up early and finish my work (till tonight) so I apologize for delaying the Stream till now.

Hope to see you in chat ːclaughː

-Brian "Tatsur0" Comer

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Today is the last day to grab a copy of Contagion on Steam for 60% Off via our Steam Store Page - http://store.steampowered.com/app/238430



Or the Final Hour of the Humble Store Halloween Sale with Contagion at 66% Off via our Humble Store Page - https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/contagion_storefront



Will be playing random games today while Streaming and will be giving away Contagion Keys throughout the day via - http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 so be sure to check it out now and then!

Hope you had a great weekend and all hangovers or sugar highs are out of the way!



-The Contagion Team

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Contagion - Halloween Sale!
Happy Halloween! To celebrate Halloween we'd discounted Contagion 60% off (are working to setup for 4-Pack and not sure why it wasn't applied to it but can't guarantee that we can get in done in time. Still we are trying!) for the Halloween Sale.

Some have asked why we never got around to a large Halloween event. One was planned but I've been in the hospital in and out all month and there was a death in the family on Alex's end. When asked I made sure the team knew to stay focused on finishing DLC and not to let Halloween side-track new content. I apologize to those that may feel we made the wrong call but I think the majority of players are looking forward to new content, features, performance boost, and bug fixes!

Official Contagion Comic - Chapter 4 :: Week 1 - Halloween Launch



Halloween "Friday Frenzy" Stream & Giveaway
We're on the new schedule this week and our weekly "Friday Frenzy" Stream & Giveaway will start in 10mins from this post at it's new time of 5:00PM PST (GMT - 7:00) via http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0



We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 5:00PM PST/PDT (GMT- 7:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

We'd like to wish everyone a safe and exciting Happy Halloween! Will be my first sober Halloween in many years hahaha.



-The Contagion Team

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It's been awhile but we're going live in 30 mins from when this announcement goes out with our Friday Frenzy Stream & Giveaway on http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 where we'll take a look at CH_Lakeland a map that we feel deserves a good deal more love and are waiting on waivers to open up the world as well as going over our pictures while out there for ZombieFest for textures and props. Be sure to join us and possibly win a free copy of Contagion!



We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 7:30PM PST/PDT (GMT- 7:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

Also we were very happy to catch Smosh Games with another Game Bang playing Contagion :D Have a look-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRFn4Dv6RRs

If you're also a fan and are looking to grab a copy



Will see you on twitch and/or in-game shortly!

-The Contagion Team
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As many of you already know we released our latest update while at the same time out in Florida setting up for ZombieFest which had 30,000 people. It was quite hectic and a few mistakes with updates but we got it out just in time to open the doors to the public.

We did not have the time we wanted to prepare the map and walking around the area we just created for Contagion we were not content with the missing textures and assets the map deserved to really fill it out but the residents of Downtown Lakeland in no way felt the same and were quite overjoyed at being able to walk around a virtual representation of the area they grew up in having been hit by the zombie apocalypse.

Now that we've got a lot of pictures, videos, and media on it's way from hundreds out there in Florida (all will be put together for a media update soon) we have the material needed to update the map and open up some of the interiors with waivers being signed and sent our way so that we can do the map justice. That being said we have had to put Lakeland on hold to focus on finishing up our first Free DLC Bundle so the entire team has and is still working on that now but with Lakeland now up on Official Server's here are some screens the update's changelog.






Contagion - Update October 8th Changelog:
  • Added new map CH_Lakeland (Hunted Game-Mode) for ZombieFest sponsored by Monochrome LLC
  • Added numerous assets for multiple maps
  • Replaced old assets with newer & better versions
  • Optimized, Fixed exploits, Bugs, and improved game-play for both Barlowe Square and Pioneer Express

We've got more on the way and again our focus is our Free DLC (which no won't be here for Halloween which is something we would have like to have done but would have been a rushed job which we try to avoid whenever possible) but still hope to have something special out there for our favorite Holiday!

Also now that we're back we've got the finale of our Official Contagion Web Comic so have a look as next week we will reveal Volume 4 "Discord" and will return to weekly FridayFrenzy's ːbashː

Official Contagion Comic - Chapter 3 :: Week 11 - Finale




We've got quite an exciting year to finish up and some incredible stuff to release. We have proven ourselves open to constructive criticism and will continue to stay involved with all of you to get your take on things as we progress. Updates will start to pick up shortly.



Be on the lookout for more DLC Teasers as we've only barely hinted at what's to come.

-The Contagion Team

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I've got an hour till I hit the airport so keeping this short. We're off to ZombieFest now where we'll be having "Big Tiny" from "The Walking Dead" as our special guest and running Contagion in our venue in Downtown Lakeland Florida for the event.



We also created a map specific to the event! CH_Lakeland is done and will be on Steam shortly and of course played in Lakeland itself at the event! DLC is still going strong so do not worry!



We'll be back on the 14th (15th after sleep) and look forward to sharing more of what we're up to.



Wish us luck!

-The Contagion Team

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I'm back Stateside after 13 years and already off to Florida on the 9th to setup for ZombieFest with the rest of the team and meeting up with our special guest Theodus "Big Tiny" Crane from "The Walking Dead" already have our plans to hang out after the event.

Should be fun to see Contagion on all those buses, billboards, light poles, radio, will be doing live talk show "The Daily Buzz" but before we go I really need to get some gaming in and it is Friday (not Saturday morning for me for the first time) and so FRIDAY FRENZY! We even have a new intro for our Youtube vids coming out shortly for it.

Come watch us play with the community and potentially win a free copy of Contagion for you or a friend!



We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 7:30PM PST/PDT (GMT- 7:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

Like what you see? Grab a copy!



Expect some viewers to be in-game ghosting >:( heh lets have some fun.

-The Contagion Team

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Today's update may seem smaller than it really is which has more to do with a great deal of work than the lack there of. Since our July 31st/August 1st release our focus has been on the Free 1st DLC Bundle and the Core Game Mechanics much of which is still being prototyped and tested for upcoming releases.

There hasn't been a single day of inactivity and we may have some additional surprises coming your way. Even with me flying back home to the States to save the Company additional expenses and get me on a timezone to better run things with Alex Wright (COO) I already have a powerful NoteBook to continue my work and everyone knows what they're do. I will also be making my first public appearance via a popular Talk Show on October 10th, Sponsoring and Running a Large Venue with 32 high end machines in the center of ZombieFest (with possible special guest appearance), and I think we might hit up Universal and/or DisneyWorld (never been to Florida) the day before we return.

Our Changelog is missing a considerable amount of AI Code, Optimization to Code, and further steps towards including the features we've mentioned such as an improved and much needed lobby system for those not wanting to go through the trouble of setting up a server which requires the usual Port Forwarding and more or 3rd Party Lan related software, New Animation System for our MoCap Animations, Ranking, Unlockables, Stats, and cosmetic options for players.

I will not see my family for some time as we sort Immigration which means I will be lost in my work. This year is going to be a very exciting year!

Check out today's Update (Including additions that didn't make it in the Build Changelog Text)-

Contagion - Update September 14th Changelog:
  • Added new triggers and challenges to Biotec
  • Added new gates to CE_StoneCreek
  • Added new sounds to improve atmosphere and immersion
  • Improved Sound Zones
  • Optimized AI Code
  • Optimized Core Engine to boost Performance
  • Optimized a significant number of assets to improve quality of game-play
  • Optimized the following maps. CE_RoanokePD, CE_Biotec, CE_StoneCreek, and CE_BarloweSquare
  • Significantly improved Zombie Pathing & Nav Mesh in CE_RoanokePD,
    CE_Biotec, CE_StoneCreek, and CE_BarloweSquare
  • Removed dozens of Bugs, Exploits, and Glitches in CE_RoanokePD,
    CE_Biotec, CE_StoneCreek, and CE_BarloweSquare
  • Removed obsolete Sounds and other Assets
  • Rebuilt numerous Biotec and BarloweSquare Props to avoid issues with
    Players & AI
  • Fixed a number of scripts for more accurate and improved game-play

More updates coming and without the major delays!

Very soon we will be leaking more about the upcoming Free DLC as you may have caught some of that in the past. All 4 weapons are nearing release status, All 4 new characters are looking great (Manuel, Yumi, Mia, & Curtis), Both Maps again right on track, and Flatline is looking very promising. There are rumors of a release date and originally was planned for 3rd quarter but too many deaths, babies, and overhauls have led to delays. We have no doubt that we'll release before years end only our 1st Free DLC Bundle and we promised 2 but while we have an internal date we do not have a public ETA just yet.

I've mentioned this before but the Engine we're currently on has led to numerous brick walls when trying to do as something as simple as creating working Linux Binaries let alone Linux & Mac Platforms. It wasn't built for it but we have a few tricks up our sleeve to try and sort this out. If for any reason this does not pan out our only option is to update to a later Engine which considering the fact we gutted the original for the most part is not an easy task.

We are currently interviewing some of the best and brightest to either work it out or take up Valve's suggestion to move to a new Engine which will require some delicate coordination so that we can still update the existing Engine while building up on the new. No matter what happens our goal is to keep our promise and release on both Linux & Mac. We owe it to our fans but more importantly to those who made sure we hit that Stretch Goal! I rarely make promises so I never have to break em and I don't plan to break this one.

We highly recommend Linux and Mac users NOT purchase Contagion until this is sorted unless you're comfortable with Wine or Crossover.

Again I am flying back home and this will require a lot of effort to get setup with me passing my work to the team but not being as available as I've been with the community (I will do whatever I can to sort this out ASAP and maybe sooner than I expect). This includes our Weekly "Friday Frenzy" Twitch Stream & Giveaway. Some good news on that front is we've got an eager member of the team working out a SFM intro with a new music track specifically made for it when it will most definitely start back up and may even return with DLC in mind! For now please enjoy the latest Episode 31 (check out any else you missed as well as Contagious Gaming Playlist)!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49UHj7P1jUk

Expect a pretty epic year! Wish me a safe flight(s) and remember just cause I may not be around for a bit the team is still working day & night and your support has always kept us moving steadily forward!

-The Contagion Team

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