Feed and Grow: Fish - OldB1ood
Mosasauroidea
In late cretaceous ages a super-family of marine reptiles dominated seas and oceans.Scaling from early tiny mosasaurs like Aigialosaurus whose probably took advantage of cold-bloodness, breathing air and kept distance close to the shores where their stronger arms and legs could be of use.


Up to late massive Prognathodon that developed a special fluke on their tails that gave them the thrust while swimming. These late 'mosas' gave up on their walking agility in trade for swimming efficiency. They also possessed a very interesting feature that is yet only known to moray eels - Second pair of internal jaws which were useful (with combination of tongue) in devouring flesh since their teeth were for gripping not for cutting into smaller pieces.


Thanks to all of these features mosasaurs eventually out dominated their older siblings the Pliosaurs such as Kronosaurus. They used very unique way of swimming that can only be compared to turtles or birds. Depsite being the biggest in early cretaceous they simply could not compete with modern mosasaurs, even if they had stronger jaws and were very efficient in swimming for long distances, simply too slow in acceleration.

Therefore they went extinct.



Main changes and bug fixes
Gameplay
  • Achievements can no longer be gained after using cheats, also "Cheater" appears under coins if you used them.
  • Survival currency does not save after using cheats.
  • "pink food" that grows on the bottom now gives double experience.
  • Your babies no longer get scared of you if you open your mouth.
  • Megalodon has been resized to keep scale with Prognathodon
  • Re-balanced costs, speeds, damages and sizes of many species.
  • Bosses now seek much further for prey - so they will see you just when you see them.
  • Aggressivity has been recoded, so even smaller predators will attempt to attack a weak or otherwise afk creature.
  • Babies have gained double speed.
  • Bigger fish now require more EXP to level up but at the same time bigger prey leaves more meat.

Graphics
  • Fixed multiple "missing" eyes on creatures.
  • Fixed instant rotation on some parts of creatures when changing direction ( mosa, ichty, etc )
  • When changing graphics quality optimal image effects now turn on or off.
  • Fixed model / animation bug that happened after spawning
  • Fixed water splash effects

Controls
  • *Teeth - biting indicator no longer disappears when facing depth.
  • While controlling a creature it's no longer possible to do a more than 180 degree turn which caused camera to "jump" from one direction to other and the creature turned opposite direction.
  • Game now slows down when opening the in game menu - Pause returns

Networking
  • Launched new more stable facilitator server.

Heavy thanks to all of you who gave us feedback.

As always looking forward to next update!

btw new prehistoric food - Knightia
Feed and Grow: Fish - OldB1ood
Placodermi - Armored fish
This extinct, prehistoric class of jawed fish once dominated the oceans have been resurrected in this update.

Placoderms were in many ways very similar to sharks whose have been developing alongside placoderms. As air bladder was not yet evolved in their times, both of them required thick, not very movable pectoral fins that helped them to convert motion into sinking, rising or being upright.


Titanichthys - Great map
- largest placoderm that decided to go whale-filtering style

Armor on their head and thorax did not allow for very efficient gill movement, so they had to keep swimming to not drown. But unlike the naked sharks the armor also reduced their elasticity and streamlining making them very vulnerable to attacks from back. They had to face any attacker with their head, so they developed a large tail fin to counter the turning problem.


Coccosteus - Ocean map
- a very tiny placoderm - literary mini dunk would be ideal for aquariums

Most of placoderms turned their facial armor plates into thick ( not real ) teeth that were very effective at crushing / breaking through most of Devonian prey armor (mostly arthropods and other placoderms).


Dunkleosteus - before named 'Browurag'
The pop-star of placoderms

Game changes
  • Placoderms take heavily reduced damage from front and increased damage from back
  • Placoderm AI has been adjusted to face threat, instead of running away with slow speed
  • Snap passive now charges even without mouth open and increases bite speed.


Green Moray

-was hard to take a screen as they are not usually seen
Replaces old eel visually and gets a AI rework to hide in between rocks.
Still will need a better rework as in real life they have second pair of jaws to help them swallow prey, but that's on a list for Mosa's dentist as well.


Herbivores / Coral fish

Wachuma visual rework


Blu visual rework
  • All fish now instead of running straightforward from predator attempt to run away from it's way and mouth, so when the predator is too close they'll go behind him and then away.
  • Herb/Coral fish have now have way reduced speed but increased agility.


Barracuda

Replaces old eel visually and gets a heavy stats rework to appear more fast accelerating and streamline predator. Also they and Goliaths have been temporary removed from Great map.

Xiphactinus

Why not just throw in one of those kick-ass predators.


Sharks

Game changes
  • Now can not stay still but have to keep swimming - like placoderms
  • Shark AI now attacks bigger prey from back or side. 2x especially when attacking pacoderms.
  • Shark AI now attacks crabs / crustaceans prey from bottom.
  • Shark AI now does not let go, to utilize their passive.
  • Cartilaginous skeleton makes them way quicker to turn around than bony fish similar to their size.
  • Megalodon is now way bigger.
  • Other species and their cost have been adjusted.
  • Tiger sharks and Hammer heads now eat each other.
  • Great White (boss in ocean map) - now eats big chunks of meat instead of just big fish


Crustaceans

- all eyes in game are now shiny
  • Now take reduced damage from top and increased from bottom.
  • Trilobites received burrowing animation,
  • Crab AI now defend them selves way more effectively. ( scales with game difficulty )



Other changes

-new catfish model
  • New fluid like tail animations on most bigger fish.
  • TESTING FEEDBACK - under 30% HP after few seconds fish go into "wounded" state, they can't swim properly and turn bellies upwards. During this time they bait nearby predators.
  • Big fish now cost more but drop more meat.
  • Big meat now takes longer to break but gives more exp.
  • Some of the reworked fish don't have babies reworked.
  • Starfish like food now gives more exp.
  • Optimization - you can now bite at max only 10 objects.
  • Ocean map is now available for testing on multiplayer.

Ocean Map
  • Heavily optimizations have been done, should yield at least +40% FPS
  • New rocks have been added for Morays to hide within. ( we will continue on updating the map visually in next updates )
  • Spawns have been replaced for balance.

Difficulty
  • Easy- AI has bigger reaction time, swims slower + more herbivore count
  • Normal- No significant changes
  • Hard- AI has less reaction time, defends better + more predator count
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New Multiplayer in Swamp map

Our 2 years old implementation of multiplayer was way too hard to maintain and too complicated to even just setup. So we've decided to create a new easier, simpler and more stable one.

The old one was so deeply connected with everything in game that we had no other choice than to just rewrite 80% of whole game logic code. (spaghetti code ) After constant three months of removing - fixing - implementing. Somewhat stable "release-ble" version is in our hands, ready for further debugging.

We have also improved our error reporting tool to send us the location the error occurred and the stacktrace so we can start fixing these pesky bugs.

The temporary solution we came with, seems to work well enough despite the latency and packet loss connectivity over the internet comes with.
btw piranhas are broken

Looking for feedback
We know that the current deathmatch mode is broken in it's essence, yet it's the most flexible mode for a "very" nice multiplayer experience. That's why we've added some sandbox-like server settings that let you guys set what fish should spawn, how many and at what price.

So please somehow ignore any game beaking bugs (restarting the game should fix most of them and we will start working on them as soon as we get the bug reports)

Finally go and try some of the entertaining modes which we will make into presets. For example try playing as swamp crabs, trying to jump over waterlilies while dodging predators underneath.


Other changes
Pike - Remake


Piranha - remake



Puffer fish - Remake


Megalodon


and some seals

Version 0.9.0a
-Fixed a unavailability to spawn in survival mode.

Version 0.9.0a1
-Adjusted size, strength, and behavior of Megalodon
-Added highlighting effect into Server Settings list of creatures for better orientation
-Added new Players online table into multiplayer games so you can see who's playing with you, what creature they are and at what level
-Added 15s Timeout message when attempting to connect to a server
Feed and Grow: Fish - OldB1ood
Great Map - new area Deep waters


NEW Creature - Ghost shark


NEW Creature - Narwhal


NEW Creature - Lantern fish


NEW Creature - Tomco fish


NEW Creature - Colossal crab


NEW Creature - Whale shark


Survival mode
  • Unlocked Browurag
  • Unlocked Barracuda

Other changes
  • Deathmatch mode can now be played on Great map.
  • Crab madness mode can now be played on Great map, currently with only 2 creatures - Colossal Crab and Megalograptus.
  • Added an option to hide attack indicator into controls settings. This should be usefull for taking screenshots where you don't want the indicator to be visible.

Bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug where water "fog" color wouldn't change when translating between cold/warm water.
  • Fixed a bug where two bosses wouldn't fight each other as they were inheriting code from base fish that forced to never fight a boss.
  • Fixed a graphical bug where above water surface the would would be enlighten wrongly when global illumination is turned on. Image effect ambient occlusion has been also removed from very distant objects.
  • Fixed a bug where your mouse cursor would disappear when opening a new map.


Looking forward to do next update!

*edit 0.8.7a - Fixed unavailability to select a fish in Crab madness mode ocean map
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Survival mode / Great Map

NEW Creature - Orca



NEW Creature - Beluga

NEW Creature - Penguin



NEW Boss - Sperm whale


Other changes
  • Adjusted stats on Black tip sharks to help them with competition to other fish.
  • Christmas event has been removed.
  • Adjusted several sound volumes.
  • Adjusted babies starting sizes.

Bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug where it would take coins from you and didn't give a fish.
  • Fixed a bug where it sound slider didn't have effect on random creature sounds.

Known Bugs
  • If camera leaves water once, then water/fog color does not change when moving from warm zone to cold zone, but you can still update it by leaving/entering water once again in that zone.
  • In cold zone outside of water is currently not being rendered properly if you have Global illumination turned on.


Looking forward to do next update!
Feed and Grow: Fish - OldB1ood


Hint
Ocean map -> Deathmatch
Feed and Grow: Fish - OldB1ood
Survival mode / Great Map
NEW Creature - Black-tip shark
We've spent so much time in aquariums with these guys, even made special eggs for them. Just to realize that they're viviparous. :D :D :D damn..

NEW Creature - Tuna
- they're too strong

Survival UNLOCKED - Goliath
One of our personal favorite fish. The ultimate satisfaction of swallowing fish alive. Yeah, we know it's not too much. But we've much more in behind the scenes, testing the content right now, it should be up really soon.


Other changes
  • Biboses make sounds now. We really like it, but aren't sure if you do so... in case you'd like this removed let us know. :() so do crabs, ichthyes and so on
  • [Survival mode] Being bigger than usual decreases your desire for hunger now.


Bug fixes
  • So many we can not even remember them all.
  • Other than that ^ - Fixed a bug when other fish swallowed a gold fish would give you +5 points.

We would like to thank all of you guys for your patience, we've been doing a lot of work on further updates.

As always, looking forward to next update!
Feed and Grow: Fish - OldB1ood
Survival mode / Great Map
UNLOCKED - Cuttlefish


NEW Creature - Chambered Nautilus

They still need a little more work on their AI extension, since they swim backwards making it difficult for them to position themselves around food to feast on.

Other changes
  • Unlocked new map area behind the ruins.
  • Increased amount of light in middle deep areas.
  • Creatures should now spawn more evenly, not in big groups.



Optimizations
  • Optimized average vertices being rendered on screen in Great Map from 500k to 350k.

Bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug - clients did not gain coins in multiplayer.
  • Fixed a bug that caused cuttlefish to flick colors even when not hypnotizing.
  • Fixed a bug - cuttlefish ink did not work properly.

Thanks,
looking forward to next update!
Feed and Grow: Fish - OldB1ood
Survival mode / Great Map
UNLOCKED - Sea turtles


UNLOCKED - Ichthyosaurus


Other major changes
  • Removed Lv. 15 cap.
  • Increased overall fish amount in Great Map to 2.5x from 1.3x.
  • Added need to breathe oxygen for reptiles.
  • Added an ( "2 / 3" ) kind of indicator of adult level when playing as baby.
  • AI now eats free food even if not very hungry.
  • Hunger speed has been once again reduced to 50%.
  • Your babies now eat any kind of food you bite in front of them. This way you can force them to grow faster.
  • Added new predator - Cuttlefish - it hypnoses it's prey and releases ink when threatened.
  • We've pushed the W.I.P. walls a bit revealing new drown ruins area.



Optimizations
  • Optimized texture memory in Great Map 980MB allocation has been reduced to +- 350MB. This also reduced size on disc from 1.0GB to 868MB despite new content has been added.
  • Optimized CPU and GPU performance in Great Map by culling out / disabling very distant simulation. This should boost up your FPS by additional +30% up to 60%. You may notice stacks of fish in early game that haven't been simulated yet. We'll fix that later.

Bug fixes
  • Fixed crashing when hosting a server.


Thanks for your patience.
We're looking forward to do more updates!
Feed and Grow: Fish - OldB1ood
Patch notes
Gameplay
  • Two new species are now playable in survival mode, Anglerfish and Mahi mahi.
    Both have custom babies models, textures and animations.
    - Especially baby mahi looks like a Milhouse for some reason.
  • Sea turtles and their babies have been added into Great map, currently they spawn in water on the beach - this will be fixed soon.
  • Jellyfish now deal damage on touch to anything that is not armored.
    ( for example crabs, turtles or browurags won't get sting )
  • Added an indicator of how many babies you have left with new ability(Q) to tell your own babies "Stay here" or "Follow me".
  • Amount of max eggs now depends on fish base size - smaller species have more eggs than big ones. ( It's just a temporary solution for now )
  • Hunger has been slowed down, and for very large fish even more.
  • In Survival mode, AI adult fish have chance to spawn with level range of (1-15) instead of a constant (7).
  • Ichtyosaurus now prefers to hunt near water level.
  • Increased jellyfish amount.
  • Increased overall fish amount in great map to 130% from 100%.
  • Increased overall food amount in great map to 750x from 500x.
  • Adjusted appetite for small fish to eat more. Also a proffered food has been set: coral babies prefer plancton, anglerfish babies spores and Mahi mahi babies prefer meat.

Graphics & Optimization
  • Optimized and improved terrain rendering in both far and near distance.
  • Optimized grass and sea weed rendering.
  • Added new tiny shells as terrain details in Great map.
  • Adjusted bloom sampling distance so no flickering happens around Anglerfish bait.

Others
  • Fixed a bug that gave an ability to mate while already being pregnant.
  • Reduced amount of hearths that go off while mating.
  • (Hot-bugfix Aug 8, 2017) - fixed disabled growing in Deathmatch mode.

To do list:
  • Anglerfish should be able to see way better in depth and get overwhelmed by sun near water surface.
  • Ichtyosaurus, Sea turtles and Mosasaurus should be able to walk on land to lay eggs.
  • Mushrooms should light without using Global Illumination.
  • More diverse food chain in deeper waters.

Known bugs:
  • Anglerfish sometimes take on cannibalism when too hungry and devour their own kind, we might keep this if it won't be too much game breaking.
  • Small predators, like Bibos, that can't swallow jellyfish whole bite them and end up dying.
  • Weird bug - sometimes adult fish join you, like if they were your babies refusing to go on

Thank you for your patience.
Stay tuned.
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