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v0.7: Pedro's Grande Update

Pedro's selfie

Pedro's selfie

The big update is here!!  This is the most optimized build yet.  Tons of new content, yet a smaller build size and faster performance... plus new Halloween and Christmas props just in time for the holidays!

Clustertruck meets Guts and Glory!

Clustertruck meets Guts and Glory!

FEATURING

New Character: Pedro
HUGE Optimization Overhaul!
100+ New Level Editor Items
Halloween & Christmas Props
New AI Vehicles, like Monster Trucks, Big Rigs, and even Police Cars
Orbit Cam, Pause Cam, and In-Game Screenshots
Shift-Click: Multi-Object Editing
Lighting/Time of Day System
New Materials + Physics, including Mud, Snow, and Ice!
25 New Music Tracks
And yes, even more!

Pause and view the carnage from any angle... even take a screenshot in-game

Pause and view the carnage from any angle... even take a screenshot in-game

Click here to check out all the details on the Steam Announcement

v0.5.4: Big Summer Update #2

Big Summer Update 2

Today marks the release of the second major update in a series of Community Vote events where you, the amazing Guts and Glory fans, get to vote on the content you want to see in the game!

Zoe Zoom, stunt woman extraordinaire

Zoe Zoom, stunt woman extraordinaire

Zoe Zoom

Class B Vehicle

Nobody knows where she came from, but everybody loves her! Zoe Zoom has captured the attention of fans across America, and soon the world!

Already famous for her death-defying stunts like jumping a school bus full of children across the Grand Canyon, Zoe is ready to claim her presence on the global stage by entering the Guts and Glory games.

In last month's Community Vote #2 event, she won the vote by a huge margin.  You guys really love this one!

Her stunt bike is built for high speeds, maneuverability, and landing extreme jumps.  On flat ground she can reach speeds of over 100 mph with her rocket boost alone!  Similar to the bicycle, you can use the Roll buttons to lean extra hard into a turn, rounding corners very sharply at significant speeds, and her shock system can absorb some fairly rough falls.

Zoe is ready for any stunts you throw her way!

Leaderboard glory!

Leaderboard glory!

Steam Leaderboards

Leaderboards are here at last!  Compete with your friends for the best track times, or fight for a place in the glorious Global Top 10.  Times are tracks to the millisecond, so every move counts.

Leaderboards can be sorted by:

  • Personal Best Time vs Global Rank
  • Friends vs Friends
  • Global Top 10

***** Log In Soon *****

The first time you log into Guts and Glory, your best times for each completed Official Track will be automatically uploaded to the Steam Leaderboards.

Leaderboards are currently just set for Official Tracks.  Later I might add more boards for Stats / Community Tracks.  (There's a limit on the number of leaderboards Steam allows, so this is a little trickier to execute.)

Can you beat everyone's best track times?

Break all the thinnnngs!

Break all the thinnnngs!

Mass Destruction

I did a huge optimization pass on all of the destructible items in the game, boosting their performance by as much as 50%!  This allowed me to finally add these objects to the Level Editor.

Destructible Items

There are now 31 new Destructible Items in the Level Editor!

Navigate to Props-->Destructible Items to start using them now and add some more chaos to those Community Tracks.  There's a wide variety to choose from, including Glass, Chip Boards, Fences, Dishes, and the classic Wooden Barrel.

Change Log

v0.5.4.3
- Fixed Leaderboard time formatting bug.
- Leaderboards now close automatically when "Next Track" button is pressed.

v0.5.4.2
- Added Steam Leaderboards for Official Tracks: Personal Best, Friends, and Global Top 10
- Added "Leaderboards" button to Pause Menu (Leaderboard will also pop-up 2 seconds after completing a level, with notification if you achieved a new high score)
- Added legacy updater: polls for local track time saves and uploads them to the Steam Leaderboards for Official Tracks.  (Only runs once per machine, during initial application launch.)

v0.5.4.1
- Added Zoe Zoom and her stunt Motorcycle (new Class B vehicle)
- Optimized Destructible Props (30-40% more efficient)
- Level Editor: New sub-category: Props-->Destructible
- Added 31 new Destructible Props (glass, chipboard, fences, bottles, vases, etc.)
- Added controller support for hats menu in character selection screen.
- Removed "Gear" UI from Community and Level Editor scenes (un-used legacy UI).
rocket woman

Now go forth and build some insane stunts for Zoe!!

v0.5.2.2 patch + Music Box

35 glorious tracks

35 glorious tracks

The Level Editor now has a Music Box!

This means you can finally add background music to your Community Tracks.

Just drag-and-drop the Music Box object into your scene and select a song. If the player comes within 30 meters, the music will automatically play!

Place at the Start Point if you want the song to play immediately.

Place Music Boxes at different points along your track to change the mood!

There's a total of 35 songs to choose from so far:

  • Roarin Good Time
  • Casual Day
  • Casual Afternoon
  • Dreams of Glory
  • Speed Metal Mayhem
  • Clockwork Princess Carnage
  • Pep in Your Step
  • Treacherous Trail
  • Road of Your Dream
  • Glory Run
  • Sandbox
  • Heroic Quest
  • Adrenaline Drums
  • Magic Movie Boy
  • Strange Family
  • Creepy Motel
  • Restless Sunset
  • Redneck Joyride
  • Industrial Cowboy
  • Psychedelic
  • Sundae Reggae
  • Syncope
  • Funk It
  • Throwback
  • The Streets
  • Fight to the end
  • Chiptune Happy Go
  • Platform Action
  • Loopy Dooper
  • Excuse Me
  • Family Field Trip
  • On Our Way
  • Plucked Away
  • Prepare for Battle
  • Timeless Hero

There's a wide variety of tracks to choose from, including themes such as happy-go-lucky, speed metal, country, funk, horror, action movie and more!

Add music to your existing levels and make them even more glorious!

Patch Notes

This update fixes some bugs as well:

  • Fixed the "X" and "return" buttons on the Community Tracks pop-up menu and Character Select menu
  • Fixed Hat selection GUI aspect ratio bug that caused some Characters to be unselectable at square/portrait aspect ratios
  • Fixed bug that causes Community Tracks pop-up menu to freeze/become non-interactive for some players
  • Removed Larry from Yang tracks (unfair time advantage)
  • Hid News text on Main Menu when level selection screens open
  • Un-pausing the game now auto-closes the Community Tracks pop-up
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Level Design Contest - $20 Steam Card

There's still time left to grab that Summer Sale cash!

There's still time left to grab that Summer Sale cash!

Only a couple days left to enter the Level Design Contest!

1st Place Prize is a $20 Steam Gift Card plus some sweet DLC keys.

Other prizes for 2nd and 3rd runner-ups.

Only a handful of entries so far in this brief contest, so odds are good!

DEADLINE JULY 2nd

------Check out the details here-----

v0.4.5: Workshop Content Update

Over 30 new items!

New Workshop Content

This update is all about adding new content to the Level Editor so you can build even better challenges for people around the world the enjoy!  There are a bunch of new outdoor props, including interactive objects like tables, chairs and the classic green recycling bin.  There's a fancy new water fountain with animated water, a garden planter, and more construction props which come in really handy.  I've also added a couple more vehicle props, including a flatbed truck (with changeable colors) and, by request from several players, a big yellow school bus.

The new over-sized Hazards from the Gumsy and Gomar Theme Park levels have also been added.  These hazards will automatically change direction when they hit something, so they are more versatile.  Unfortunately scaling does not work for these, so they are a one-size-fits-all hazard.

And, by request, Flip Pads have been added as well.  They come in 3 different strength variations and I'm sure they'll be abused to hell in the Community Tracks xD

Below is a list of new items:

New Special Items:
- FlipPads; 3 strength variations

New Hazards:
- Giant Hammer
- Giant Baseball Bat
- Giant Blender

New Props:
- Vehicles: Prop Truck (dynamic; w/ simple color change)
- Vehicles: Prop School Bus (dynamic)
- Pathways: assortment of modular sidewalk parts (cement)
- Industrial: Construction Barrel (dynamic)
- Industrial: Construction Barricade (dynamic)
- Industrial: Concrete Barricade (static)
- Industrial: Metal Support Bars (simple)
- Industrial: Control Panel (non-functional; static)
- Industrial: Air Conditioning Unit (static)
- Industrial: Wooden Crate Large (non-breakable; dynamic)
- Industrial: Warehouse Shelf Sets 1-3 (static)
- Industrial: Wooden Pallet (non-breakable; dynamic)
- Outdoor: Patio Chair (dynamic)
- Outdoor: Patio Table (dynamic)
- Outdoor: Patio Umbrella (dynamic)
- Outdoor: Park Bench (static)
- Outdoor: Garbage Bin (static)
- Outdoor: Ashtray (static)
- Outdoor: Water Fountain Fancy (animated)
- Outdoor: Drinking Fountain (static)
- Outdoor: Marble Planter (static)
- Outdoor: LampPostProp (dynamic)
- Outdoor: Recycle Bin (dynamic)
- Buildings: Special: Pavillions 1-3
- Buildings: Special: Pillar Dome

 

Yay! Sidewalks!  Now the pedestrians can be safe, right?

*Sidewalk Warning*

By request I also added sidewalks to the editor at the last minute.  Unfortunately, I didn't realize that the scaling was off until just now.  So if you use these in a level, please be advised that the scale will be reduced in the next update, so it might affect any level that uses them and need adjusted.  I'll do my best to avoid that, but please be aware.

Crowd Pleaser

You wanted more peds, you got more peds!

I did some minor optimizations and doubled the limit on pedestrians, so you can now place 2 of each character in a level!  Even more characters will be allowed in the future, after I do some of the bigger optimization updates.

However, it's not recommended to group all of them together as you see here, since low-end machines may experience a brief FPS drop if they all get mooshed at once.

Double the peds, double the fun!

v0.4.0: Steam Early Access Release

At last, the day has come!

Guts and Glory is Coming Your Way!

GaG is launching on Steam’s Early Access program tonight at Midnight (February 16th, 12:00AM Mountain Standard Time).

Guts and Glory is coming to town!!!

Tell your friends.  Tell your favorite YouTubers and Twitch streamers.  Hell, tell the world!  Your support is critical because the bigger the launch is, the bigger I can afford to make the game and continue developing it full-time. 

Getting lots of people playing and talking about the game during week 1 is super important for success!

Move out the way!

Pedestrians

Version 0.4.0 introduces the first Pedestrian prototype characters.  Also known as Non-Player Characters, or NPCs.  These guys don’t have any brains yet (AI) so they just stand around right now, just begging to be hit.  I’ve had way too much fun with these guys already, running them over with the car or knocking them down hills and listening to them shout and scream.

There are 6 different NPC characters so far: 2 adult males, 2 adult females, and 2 teens.  Each has their own unique look and high quality voice audio sets.  I still need to add AI to them, so they will wander around and run away from danger.  Currently they’re all a bunch of wusses that “faint” if you come too close to them.

Oh, and I also added these guys to the Level Editor!  Limited to 1 of each type for right now, until they are further optimized.  More characters and higher limits to come.  Have fun :D

Hang on Jimmy

Welcome to Pleasant Park

Pleasant Park is a new Map where beginners can learn the basics, returning players can get a refresher course, and everyone can learn how to master new skills, stunts, and characters.  I’ve added 5 new Tracks to this area, including a sandbox level where you can just drive around the park like a crazy, running people over and getting a feel for controlling each vehicle.

Well... that didn't go as planned....

More Tracks will be added to this Track Group over time, including car drifting and stunt tutorials and how to control Larry (the rocket chair character that is still in development stages).

Slow down - Construction Ahead

Family Vacation

The Yang Family is finally taking their long-awaited road trip… but little do they know, Mr. Yang has financed their trip by signing them up for the Guts and Glory Games!

Version 0.4.0 brings you the first 4 tracks in this new adventure, taking the Yang family through dangerous, winding mountain roads and a night at a creepy motel.  The end of the final level gives some hints at their destination and what it may contain in one of the next updates.

Shortcut!  Wait, watch out for the---  oops

Car Controls

I spent many hours tightening up the car controls and adding some physics assists.  Drifting in the car is now a breeze.  Simply steer hard to the left or right while holding the gas at high speeds or low traction and you’ll engage the drift mode.  Pressing the e-brake can engage drift manually as well.

If you want more control on high speed straights, simply let off the gas and you can steer without engaging drift as easily.

Creepy night level

New Music

New music tracks from a handful of composers has been added across all levels.  They really bring diversity and life to the tracks, making you feel like you’re in a movie action scene or just bringing some funny irony to the situations.

Check out the Credits list in-game.

High speed bike decapitation moves yo

Level Editor Content

Complexity limits have been increased so levels can be bigger and more detailed and a bunch of new content has been added to the Level Editor so Community Tracks can be even more awesome. 

New stuff includes:

  • Pedestrian Characters
  • 3D Letter and Number Blocks
  • A bunch of new Ramps and Loops
  • A large collection of Bushes and Hedges, w/ several variations of each
  • New Industrial Buildings and Props
  • Some prop Vehicles
  • And more!

Ouch

More Screams

More voices have been added to the main characters and I fixed a bug that caused passenger voice audio to often not work.  Also, Jimmy finally has a real voice—not my terrible attempt at creating one.

Early Access Release

The Early Access release on Steam launches tonight at Midnight (Mountain Standard Time), so I’ll be staying up late chugging coffee for that!  I’m super excited to see what everyone thinks of the game so far and hear your feedback.  I’m also really anxious, which is probably normal for any release.  Literally hundreds of hours have gone into this project, so now I just cross my fingers and hope it all pays off and I can continue developing games for years to come!

I look forward to chatting with you all about the game.  Wish me luck!

Feel free to hop onto any of the following groups and join the discussion or just stop by and say hi:

GaG Steam Community

GaG Twitter

GaG Discord

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