The first patch of September is here, bringing a new mission with it.
New Mission - Memento Mori
I'm very pleased with the newest addition to the campaign - the "Memento Mori" mission. How long can you hold out against the alien advance? Play this mission and find out.
A lot of players have asked for a survival-style mission. This mission adds something close to it, in scripted form. The experience from making and balancing it will help me to create a random survival mode, if I ever get to it.
A big thing has been finding a balance between the aliens steamrolling the player, and the marines getting a chance to counterattack. I'm pretty happy with the way it works in the new mission - dead hives drop BP crates!
I took a week to spend with people I love, so a lot of time was spent on looking adorable and silly. Still, I managed to squeeze some small, extra fixes into this patch.
- "Foundations" mission will ask you to recycle marines now. People were getting stuck on that, since the script didn't know about the new marine spawning
- Radial bars now fade to show gradations of progress and HP