Finally the long wait is over and Vox v0.50 is available for everyone to play and not a moment too soon, for the 2 year anniversary since development on Vox first started is just around the corner!
This is a huge patch and so much has been added and improved and in many ways the game feels like a completely new game... so I'm just gonna dive straight in and give you a quick rundown of all the major stuff that has changed and the new stuff that has been added.
Stability and Bugfixes
The BIGGEST and most noticeable improvement of this update, over all previous updates, is how stable the game now is. We spent a long time ironing out all the small bugs and crashes that you players reported to us and we spent a number of long days and nights over the past month to really make sure that v0.50 is the most stable it has ever been. You should now be able to play Vox uninterrupted and without crashing for as long as you desire! This is a huge milestone for Vox and the advanced gameplay and awesome new features can now start to fully developed alongside a solid foundation and great core experience.
Full Gamepad Support and Rebindable Keys
Vox is now fully compatible with gamepads and you can do everything in the game without once needing to touch your keyboard or mouse, try the game in Steam's Big Picture mode and really enjoy the game played best with a gamepad.
You can also rebind your keyboard controls if you want using the options menu, this should really please the AZERTY users.
Vox worlds now contain shops and market places, you can use these to buy yourself some new items or weapons from all the coins you have collected from the world.
A brand new fearsome monster has entered the Tundra and Snow biome and will stop at nothing to try and kill you adventuring types and heroes of Vox. Watch out for their icy breath and ground stomp attacks... they are deadly.
A number of different potions are available now and these will have differing effects on your character when you drink them. Some of them might even be a hindrance to your character, but you won't know until you drink them and find out!
Shields and Blocking
You can now find shields in Vox and they give you a % chance to block incoming attacks and negate damage from enemies. Shields are especially useful if you like the melee combat in Vox and really like to go toe-to-toe with the monsters and try to defeat them for their shiny loot. Equip a shield and you can stay in combat longer.
Proper Item Stats
Item stats now properly affect your characters stats page and equipping items that have stat bonuses will further improve your character. This is a great new addition to Vox and marks the start of the game's development into a proper RPG game.
Stay tuned for more fun RPG elements coming in future updates, such as different player classes, skill trees, jobs and advanced character progression.
Improved World Rendering
The rendering and shaders have been drastically improved to give the world a much nicer look now and you should notice that Vox is more vibrant and colourful in this new update. Also colour variation has been re-added to the terrain and world rendering to give the game an even shinier aesthetic. We hope you enjoy these graphical improvements.
As you can see this patch was no small feat and it has taken us a long time to get to this stage, but I know you have all been very patient and hopefully now Vox can start to be the game that it really deserves to be and it can start to realize some of the amazing potential that this game truly has!
Once again I thank each and every Vox player and I hope you continue to enjoy the game as much as I enjoy creating it for you!