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jashan  [developer] Aug 27, 2017 @ 2:40pm
Early Access / Spoiler: Level 5 Animation Preview on Alpha Branch
Hey everyone, we have a first "official" preview of the animations for the upcoming level 5 in story mode ready. It would be great if a few people who don't mind spoilers (after all, no one has seen level 4, yet ;-) ) could have a look at this and give feedback on the animations in this thread.

If you haven't opted in to an alpha-branch before, this guide will be useful (alpha, beta, doesn't matter, those are just names): Opting In and Out of Steam Client and Product Betas

Once you have opted in to the alpha (and made sure that Holodance got updated), you should see an "Experimental" area in the level selection area, to the left (actually, this area is also visible on the default branch). Select that, then pick the "desert level", and make sure to use "Start Fresh (Reset)" (the button on the lower right). Here's a video that shows this right at the beginning: Holodance V0.8.0: Level 5 Complete Gameplay

That will start the level as if you had never entered it before (as we use the song from level 3, it won't start like that if you had already played level 3, which you probably have). Of course, once you completed the first track of the song, you should just use "Enter World", as usual, to be able to progress through the level.

So ... what kind of feedback are we looking for? Anything about the animations! Do you like them? Are they convincing? Do the feel appropriate for the voice-acting?

How about the dancing? Does it feel in-tune with the rhythm, do like watching the dancing moves. Does the gameplay still work for you?

There are a few known issues; this is still work in progress.

You'll notice that the song we have in that preview is the one from level 3. There are two reasons for that: a) the song for Level 5 is not properly beatmapped, yet ... and more importantly, b) the song of Level 3 has a really nice progression on its tracks. The first two are not too hard, but the third and fourth are very intense. You might also want to check out the preview of Level 2 for some more advanced "dancing choreography" (level 2 is currently really only about the dancing; the update for the other animations will probably come early this coming week).
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VGDragon Aug 28, 2017 @ 6:19pm 
I tried LvL 5 today. (straight in without selecting something)

In the voice line, the movement was ok, but he started to move a little right-left in the position in front of me. (like a slow vibration)

After the voice lines, I had a weird bug.
The dragon started to move in this circle.
1.) under my feets
2.) left to me
3.) front left to me
4.) front to me
5.) front right to me
6.) right to me
7.) under my feets
and so on

In this circle, he made dance like moves.

It doesn't start the song.
jashan  [developer] Aug 30, 2017 @ 1:36am 
Thank you for the feedback! Could it be that you played the beta or default branch? The reason I'm asking is that I had seen this issue in earlier versions (and those are in fact still on the beta and default branches) but in the version on the current alpha and alphadev branches, I was not able to reproduce it.
VGDragon Aug 30, 2017 @ 10:39am 
Originally posted by jashan:
Thank you for the feedback! Could it be that you played the beta or default branch? The reason I'm asking is that I had seen this issue in earlier versions (and those are in fact still on the beta and default branches) but in the version on the current alpha and alphadev branches, I was not able to reproduce it.

It was on the beta branch. I try the alpha one laiter.
jashan  [developer] Sep 10, 2017 @ 1:26pm 
The most current version is now also on the default branch: Holodance V0.8.0c12: Level 5 Preview updated, added JSON-Documentation
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