Featured Items
Games
Software Demos Recommended News
Posts in "All News" channel about:

Blade Kitten

Show posts for all products, not just Blade Kitten
Community Announcements - Linds
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
Community Announcements - Linds
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
Community Announcements - Linds
Hey guys,
A small update has been pushed live to the OpenBeta branch, to re-fix the three costumes that went missing last week.
Cheers!
Linds
Community Announcements - Linds
Hey all,

We've put up another new build on to the OpenBeta branch for the weekend!
We are hopeful that this build remains nice and stable, and we can then push it out to the standard branch for everybody else.

Please report any issues in the same sticky post in the community discussions :)

Changes in this new build:
Demo

  • The demo build should be working again! Hooray! Only in the OpenBeta branch though at the moment, until we're happy with this build and pop it to the default/standard branch.
  • Normal branch demo will now say "EXE not found" instead of "Order 66"... oops! I mean "Error 86", because of what we've done to resolve the problem.

Graphics

  • Hopeful fixes to peoples' inability to select fullscreen resolutions. Full screen resolution window now shows display rate (Hz) and resolutions.
  • Borderless window mode now supports minimize and maximize via the system menu
  • 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

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"


Hope this goes well for everybody, and people enjoy the last day of the relaunch sale! :)

Linds
Community Announcements - Linds
Hey everybody!

So… We’ve got a new build of Blade Kitten ready to go with a few fixes!

We’ve not pushed this live to the standard branch at this point as we want to do some more testing first, but decided to push it live to an open beta branch so anybody can use it if they want to, as we know some of you are hanging out for the 60fps option.

To access the Open Beta, you will have to:

  • Right click on "Blade Kitten" in your library and select properties
  • Go to the BETA tab
  • Change the drop down of the Beta you'd like to particpate in to have "openbeta" selected
  • You may have to quit Steam and reload it to see the Beta
  • Using the Beta is at your own risk :)


If you have any problems that are SPECIFIC TO THIS NEW OPEN BETA BUILD, please add a note to this sticky discussion:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/9940/discussions/0/540743032438905553/

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

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

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

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


Happy gaming!
Linds
Community Announcements - Linds
Hi all,

Wanted to drop you guys a line and let you know what we’re working on now, next and next-er (next-est?)

What we’re hoping to do is get together a new build which we’ll make live as an open Beta as soon as we can, with the “Now” items resolved, so people can choose to opt-in, while we do further testing before making it live as the default build. We’ll have a sticky thread so that if you guys hit any issues related to these changes, you can let us know about ‘em too.

Now

  • Add in 30/60 frame switch (through in-game menus)
  • Add in borderless window’d mode – via commandline, as a work-around for those people having issues with fullscreen at the moment


Next

  • Try to reproduce and fix the fullscreen resolution bug
  • Try to reproduce and fix the “Breaker menu after cutscenes” bug
  • Update the controller icons to use X360 standard icons
  • Change the language detection to use the Steam language setting, to set the game’s language, defaulting to English if the Steam language doesn’t exist in the game
  • Try to figure out what the issue is with the demo and stop it 86’ing


Next: Next Harder

  • Episode 2 testing and getting together a list of remaining issues we need to resolve.
  • Episode 2 bug fixing and implementation leading to Episode 2 release as paid DLC


Thanks all – we’re looking forward to getting more things done and out there!

Cheers
Linds
May 22, 2014
Community Announcements - Linds
Hi all,

Something seems to have gone amiss with the relaunch discount!
Boourns!

We're trying to get it sorted out!

Cheers
Lindsay
May 22, 2014
Community Announcements - Linds
Krome Studios is pleased to announce that Blade Kitten is back in our control! YAY! So we’ve updated the game and celebrating the re-release on Steam with a new price of just $5.99. Better yet, from the 22nd to the 30th of May the game will be on sale for just $3!

But wait there’s more! In this new update you’ll also find that Kit’s controls have been tightened up so she’s more responsive and can turn on a dime now. Some of the enemies have also gotten some training and are going to give you a bit more grief if you’re not paying attention.

And last but not least there are two more free costumes that you can access from the start. Now as well as the original Steam exclusive Gothique costume you can also play in Kit’s Night Breaker gear or her special Strike Armor.

And there’s more to come.
Product Release - Valve
Blade Kitten is Now Available on Steam and is 50% off!*

In Blade Kitten, join Kit Ballard as she explores the mysterious world of Hollow Wish to hunt down rogue mechs and soft targets.

*Offer ends May 29 at 10AM Pacific Time
Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 50% off Blade Kitten!

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

...

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