Konrad's Kittens - FusionPlay - Konrad
Hello there,

we just released our new trailer for the game. It uses mixed reality footage to show how it feels for the player to be part of the game and actively hold the virtual cat in her real hands.

https://youtu.be/qVSbo68HsPM

It took a lot of work wo make this happen and there is a whole story behind it. We set up a big greenscreen area (3 walls and the floor in green) and also wrapped a plushy in green cloth. Then we shot the footage with a DSLR and a Vivetracker mounted on top of it. This was then attached to a gimbal for having smooth motion and avoid "shakey cam" footage.
Editing was really hard, although the lighting of the greenscreen was good, we needed to do a lot of manual steps to make the plushy fit perfectly with the real cat.

If you like to see more of it, have a look at our Instagram Account:
https://www.instagram.com/FusionPlayGames/

We hope you enjoy the trailer!
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This is the first time you can get Konrad the Kitten in a sale after the big 2.0 update “Konrad’s Kittens”. The 2.0 Update (launched in April) added and enhanced a lot of things for the game, including:
• A whole new world “Snowy Mountain” – Find a cool place here during the hot summer!

• A new minigame “Snowball fight” – Throw snowballs on the nasty moles and evade the snowballs they throw at you.
• The night! - When Konrad’s energy is depleted, he no longer is exhausted and needs rest. Instead, night falls down and tiny little kittens wake up.

• Cute little kittens for a grown up Konrad! – During the night, help Konrad to feed, clean, train, search and play with up to 9 little furballs to make them happy.
• Konrad feels more alive! – We updated animations, textures and scripts to make Konrad and his Kittens look after you, blink randomly and generally feel more natural.
• Many other enhancements and a rebalancing of how fast to unlock new stuff.

Here is the update trailer:
https://youtu.be/PULg6t7Wyf4
If you haven’t tried the Konrad’s Kittens update yet, now is the perfect time!

Next up: Our new trailer!
We are recording mixed reality footage in our greenscreen studio. The plan is to create a full new game trailer for Konrad’s Kittens. You can follow us on Instagram ( @FusionPlayGames ) if you like to see how our VR lab looks.
This is a little sneak preview for the new trailer:
https://youtu.be/WCRb-OMEQU0

Have a great Summer!
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So finally here it is: The big 2.0 update that will bring a lot of improvements and changes.

https://youtu.be/PULg6t7Wyf4



Let's go through them step by step:

MAJOR FEATURE: new region: “Snow Valley”

Incl. 4 new interactive objects:
  • Snowman
  • Rocky Patch
  • Cozy Basket
  • Snowboard



Also includes new minigame: Snowball Moles



MAJOR FEATURE: Konrad’s Kittens
Added a new room: The kitten room
Added little orphan kittens!



  • Every 6 level ups, an orphan kitten joins Konrad’s little kittens.
  • Each kitten looks different but all are super cute.
  • During the day, the kittens sleep. At night they wake up and need care.
  • Kitten activity “hiding” – Find the lost kitten by searching for it with Konrad.
  • Kitten activity “feeding” – Let Konrad feed the hungry Kitten.
  • Kitten activity “training” – Have Konrad train the kitten to hunt a fluffy cat toy.
  • Kitten activity “cleaning” – Have Konrad clean the dirty little kitten.
  • Kitten activity “playing” – Make Konrad play ball with the kitten.



Other Features:
Redesigned Energy philosophy
  • The game no longer stops you from playing when Konrad runs out of Energy
  • Instead: when running out of energy, night falls – time to care for the kittens!

Konrad now feels more alive
  • Added random blinking for several animations
  • Added cat looking at targets (player, objects, etc.)

Added quick start for Default-Mode (no manual calibration required anymore!)
Added a Stop button for the fortune wheel

Enhancements & Changes:
  • Faster unlocking of new areas and toys
  • new logo and title image – Konrad’s Kittens
  • Replaced “Health” attribute with “Kittens” attribute
  • Enhanced calibration process in “Plushy-Mode”
  • PS4 now plays short videos on the television
  • Enhanced terrain in WarpZone, Beach and Forest
  • Optimized Memory consumption
  • Updated to Unity 2018.2
  • Redesigned random algorithm for fortune wheel spinning
  • Improved cat eyes
  • Balanced some minigames
  • Overusing needs or ignoring urgent needs now impacts positive behavior much more

Bugfixes:
  • Fixed occasional black screen while loading.
  • Fixed settings button not being reachable, in case the floor was calibrated wrong..
  • Several minor fixes.
2018년 12월 12일
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We are about to deploy our new content update "1.5 - Merry Christmas" to Steam users. The update will overhault the existing christmas event and bring some more Christmas stuff to all players.


First of all, the santa hat is still available. You can get it by going to the teddy bear shop and looking on top of the wardrobe. You'll see the shopkeeper has already taken one of the santa hats ;)


As soon as you start the game, you'll notice that the Entrance Area is now decorated with plastic christmas stuff and also plays some christmas music. Besides the decoration, you'll find a bowl with cookies in front of you. As it is christmas time, it's okay to have the kitten have one or two ;)


The living room has also received new decorations. You'll find a new christmas tree and a new fireplace next to you.

All together: This is not our largest update, we know. We just wanted to bring some light into your kitten's home during christmas time. In the meantime we are progressing well with our large 2.0 update that is scheduled for late winter. The new level we add is already 90% done. But this is just one of the big new features that will come.

Have a great christmas everyone!
2018년 10월 22일
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We just deployed update 1.4 that will bring you some Halloween fun for the cute little VR kitten.


First of all, we updated the whole project from Unity 5.6 to Unity 2018.1
This was a big leap and provides a base for future updates of Konrad the Kitten.

More important for most of you: A new seasonal event has been added: Halloween
The event will happen each year in late October and change the setting of the WarpZone and Forest. Both regions will have new soundtracks, changed lighting and some Halloween decorations.


Bats are roaming in the purple sky and pumpkins are looking at your little kitten. A small graveyard appeared in the forest behind you.


There is also a Witch-Hat for Konrad. To wear it, go to the teddy bear shop and look on top of the wardrobe in front of you.


Additionally, a new action object is now available: The broom!
Fly little kitten, fly!


We hope you enjoy the little update!
In the meantime, we continue working on the 1.5 update for christmas and in parallel on the 2.0 update for winter.
2018년 10월 9일
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We just wanted to inform you, that there will be a small update coming in the 3rd week of October that brings some Halloween ambience to your little kitten.

The update will also introduce the first build that is running on Unity 2018 (that was a big leap for us).

Besides this little update, we are still working on the large update that is scheduled for winter. This will contain a whole new area "Winter Wonder Land", a new major feature and lots of smaller improvements.

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We just rolled out update 1.3 which is a very minor update. Unfortunately you won't see any cool new features. The update was required to fix a minor flaw related with the Unity Engine, that would conflict with the upcoming European data protection law.

But we still want to make you happy, so first of all we remind you on the cute little easter fun we had:


Discord

Next, we'd like to invite you joining our discord channel. This is your chance to get in direct contact with the development:
https://discord.gg/BSMj4Ut

Discord is a cool new platform that enables players to chat and discuss all things about games.

Finally, we want to share our upcoming plans with you:

Roadmap 2018

After our launch in February we started with post-launch phase 1. This phase brought us two updates: 1.1 the Easter update and 1.2 the spring update. Phase one ended with the end of April and we are now starting with phase 2.

Phase two is focussing on bringing Konrad the Kitten to a wider audience. Besides this we are introducing more social ways to communicate with you, our fans! We want to know what you like and also what you don't like when playing Konrad the Kitten. We already launched our presence at discord as a new medium to get in direct contact with you. We will also revamp our Konrad the Kitten website to make it more accessible. We also plan to create a whole new trailer for the game that is in Mixed Reality style.

Besides the support for Konrad the Kitten, our other game will launch in summer. You may have already heard of FusionPlay Heroes as we are already working on it since 2012. Game Design and Development has already been finished since 2016 so this does not conflict with the Konrad the Kitten development. But FusionPlay Heroes is a physical game which is really unique. It is played with playing cards that contain NFC radio chips. Together with a smartphone app, this creates a whole new gaming genre. If you like to know more about it, follow our facebook page for the game: http://www.facebook.com/FusionPlayHeroes
All latest information will be posted there.


In parallel to the launch of FusionPlay Heroes, phase 3 is starting. Although phase 3 will start in early summer, you won't see any results before autumn. The reason is: we are planning to create a HUGE FREE UPDATE for Konrad the Kitten. This update will make Konrad the Kitten become a worthy version 2.0. As we are planning some major new features. The update will take the whole summer and autumn to become ready. But you'll get it for free :)

Now let us know: What do you think about these plans?
2018년 4월 30일
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Hello everybody, we just released our spring patch - version 1.2.

So what's new?

Vive Tracker Support
We now support Vive Trackers! Using these cool high-tech pieces raises the immersion even further, as they are easy to fix on a plushy and weight less than a full Controller. You even forget that something is attached to the plushy.


Please connect your Vive Tracker before starting the game. When a Vive Tracker is detected, the game automatically runs in Plushy Mode. For fixing the Tracker on a plushy, best use 3 scrunchies or rubber bands and wrap them like shown on the picture.


Optimized "Parcours" Minigame
We've (again) enhanced the minigame in the bathroom. Depending on the tracking being Front-Faced (like Oculus Rift with 2 sensors), Inside-Out (like Windows Mixed Reality) or Room-Scale (HTC Vive or Oculus with 3 sensors), the selected ring groups that appear during the game are adjusted. Also the orientation of the rings of each group were adjusted to optimize tracking of the controller.
On top we added a whole new ring group with a toy theme.


Minor things
We prepared the game to end the Easter event with the beginning of May.
We've optimized performance and some other minor things.
We fixed some minor bugs.


Next Up
We have big plans for the following months but we can't tell you more details now. Be assured that the next update will take longer until it's done but it will contain lot's of new stuff and it will be for free!

If you want to hear the latest news from our development, follow us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/KonradTheKitten

and on Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/FusionPlayGames
2018년 3월 28일
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With Version 1.1 of Konrad the Kitten we added some Easter fun:

There are 5 Easter eggs hidden in each of the 5 main areas (kitchen, bathroom, living room, forest, beach). Can you spot them all?


During Easter season, your kitten can wear bunny ears. You can find them for free in the Teddy Shop on top of the shelf with your owned accessories.


A new action object appeared in the Entrance area of the game. It's a little basket with an easter egg to play with.


Some Easter decoration has been added to the warp zone.

As people liked the small physic things we hid in the game, we added a physical easter basket with eggs to play with.


Besides these things, we addressed some issues and improved some things:
  • You now get more hearts when playing. This helps unlocking new areas and items faster. Especially during the first 2-3 days this will noticeably speed up unlocking new stuff.
  • We finetuned the minigames. All details like scores per item, behavior of the minigame targets, spawn times, physic values (weight, friction), selection of ring elements, etc. have been tuned to provide a better experience.
  • We improved performance in the entrance area (Warp Zone).
  • Lots of minor optimizations and some bugfixes.
Have fun!
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After 18 months of Early Access, Konrad the Kitten - the virtual reality cat you can actually hold and touch - just officially launched version 1.0.

We want to thank everyone that supported us in the early stages of the game.

See the official launch trailer:
https://youtu.be/HFRipIVCPa4

The game has changed a lot during the Early Access phase. We just like this image showing the evolution of the forest area during early access as a great example.


VR Focus said:
"FusionPlay’s debut VR videogame is a showcase piece for Steam Early Access"
https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/01/konrad-the-kitten-showcases-how-steam-early-access-can-benefit-vr-development/

Remembering all the 16 content updates that were released during the last 18 months, the major updates were always the most noticeable ones. Each major update received its own little trailer. Just see yourself how the game started and how it evolved.


Let's look back in time

This was our original Early Access trailer in August 2016:
https://youtu.be/T8pzjRchQWk
The first major update was 0.3, “House Party” in November 2016:
https://youtu.be/Jv6GiwXuiok
The next major update, 0.4 “Needs and Wishes” was launched in February 2017:
https://youtu.be/ZsPLtFIK67w
Then with major update 0.5 “The Dress Room” accessories were added in Juli 2017:
https://youtu.be/bOP09ETM8aQ
Finally, the last major update 0.6 “The Beta” launched in December 2017:
https://youtu.be/udYyNtHRo5g

Now we finally reached version 1.0 and are happy to release the game. But in the background, we of course already work on the next update ;)

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