Thanks so much for your patience as we at Vlambeer have been scrambling at our post-GDC activities. Jan Willem has been working overtime to get a big surprise ready for saturday, while also porting over the game to GameMaker: Studio. Rami has been working on talking to YoYo Games to support that, while arranging a whole lot of things with Steam, PlayStation, Twitch and the Penny Arcade Expo for later this weekend. The entire team, Paul, Jukio, Joonas and Justin have been working around the clock to get things ready for these announcements, and we're so happy that everything is slowly falling into place. Exciting things are happening.
Nuclear Throne is now live and should be stable on Mac. It's also live for Linux, but we can't promise stability (or even functionality) just yet, but rest assured we're working closely with YoYo Games to make sure the Linux build will be up to speed. If you own the game on Windows, the Mac and Linux builds should show up on Steam right around now, and the Humble builds will be uploaded later.
Note that the switch to GameMaker: Studio means that some things don't behave perfectly yet. We're working on ironing out the final problems, but we wanted to get this into your hands. It should fix many performance issues, audio issues and other random bugs people were having.
We've worked as hard as we can, and we realise we're somewhat late with our update this week, and that we missed a stream yesterday (and we might miss tomorrows', but we're working on trying to get someone to do that one). We hope that, by the end of week, when we take a deep breath and look back on the events and announcements of this week, you'll all agree it has been worth the wait.
- Some enemy types that can switch 'state' still assume a death and trigger an explosion.
- Gamepad state is not saved at the end of a game.
- Boss intros don't work at the moment.
For now, I'm hopping onto a flight to Boston, MA for the Penny Arcade Expo while most of the rest of the team is in Berlin, Germany for A MAZE Festival. If you're at either of them, come and say 'hi'. Otherwise, please join us on this crazy week and don't forget to tune in on Saturday around 2PM at twitch.tv/twitch
for the Vlambeer Twitch.tv stream at PAX.