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Dejobaan  [developer] Dec 20, 2012 @ 1:32pm
December 19th 2012 Ugly Baby Update
Copying this over from http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3031680:

Details of latest build:

- Lots of research on Procedural Content Generation (PCG). For the tech bits, read on at http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/174311/procedural_content_generation_.php.

- We re-wrote the game from the ground up in Unity. Here was the first prototype in February: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DtSgQfFqFo&list=UUq9oPCxcXnzTVl1s4c6iGkA&index=19. It's now all in Unity + Python, making it moddable and wonderful.

- There's a new music analysis engine called BeatBox, which Andy Eiche created. We're just beginning to make use of this, but check out beat detection here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNKsVuuY8uM&list=UUq9oPCxcXnzTVl1s4c6iGkA&index=9. If you're big on math, check out the paper we based this on, here at http://ismir2003.ismir.net/papers/Liu.PDF.

- The guys from fellow Boston indie Zapdot (Michael and Dave) are working with us on that. Michael's on Unity, and Dave and I are on the PCG side of things. In the past year and a half, we've tested dozens of mechanics. Here's one of them (collect signal to increase score and make the level awesomer).

- What you're seeing is the very first Unity build we're releasing to the wild. Let us know what you think.

NOTE: We're trying a few new things out in this build. Some will be awesome; some, we'll want to change. Let us know what you like and feel we could improve.
Last edited by Dejobaan; Dec 20, 2012 @ 1:34pm
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Dejobaan  [developer] Dec 20, 2012 @ 1:33pm 
And we're also testing faster gameplay here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfEV5wAbVNI&feature=youtu.be
danly Dec 20, 2012 @ 3:43pm 
Venkyr Dec 20, 2012 @ 4:39pm 
Sweet, finally an update.
Vitamin Ex Dec 21, 2012 @ 8:17pm 
It's good to see updates going live, keep up the good work. I can't wait for the game to be finished.
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Date Posted: Dec 20, 2012 @ 1:32pm
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