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v1.0 Progress Update + Control Improvements & More

Major control improvements are ready!

Major control improvements are ready!

I just released a small update to improve controls and patch bugs until the v1.0 release. 
Also, everyone gets their own personal butler!

Version 1.0 Progress Update

I'm currently working with the awesome people at tinyBuild to do proper Quality Assurance, Optimization, and Console Porting for the huge v1.0 release.

Guts and Glory version 1.0 will have a simultaneous release on PC and Consoles this Summer, and will include a TON of new content.

This means that the quality of the end product will be much better! However, it also means that the PC version won't be ready in late Spring as I initially planned. Instead, everything will release at the same time, but at better quality.

I apologize for the delay, but I really don’t want to half-ass the release from Steam Early Access. The end-result will be worth the wait!

In the meantime, I'm working on a couple fun surprises to hold us all over until then....

Break those Leaderboard records with improved controls and rocket boost!

Break those Leaderboard records with improved controls and rocket boost!

Vehicle Control Update

Several of the vehicles have been given a major physics and control overhaul!

You’ll notice the biggest changes on the ATV, car, truck and motorcycle, and minor adjustments to the other vehicles. They all handle much, much better and still maintain their power and wheel frictions so that they don't break any existing level designs. (Flying vehicles are still undergoing some changes.)

Oh, and the Boost works like it’s supposed to now. This should help out with breaking those Leaderboard records too 😉

Please let me know what you think of the new vehicle controls in the comments below.

Bug Fixes

- Fixed bug that caused "Loading" overlay to block menu buttons if Steam Leaderboard update timed out, causing user to force quit application.

- Fixed bug that caused Chapel Hill (and a couple other levels) to crash the game on some Macs.

- Annnd fixed several boring, little things. (Note: Settings may be reset for some players due to these changes.)

Wear the Black Top Hat to summon the Butler

Wear the Black Top Hat to summon the Butler

Summon Your Personal Butler!

Also, The Butler ride-along character has now been unlocked for everyone!

Simple wear the black Top Hat (won by completing all of John & Jimmy’s levels), and your personal butler will be summoned.

He lives to please, but do be careful… he’s quite fragile in his old age.

Loads of new content coming this Summer (+ other surprises until then)

Loads of new content coming this Summer (+ other surprises until then)

More to come!

I’ve also got more surprises in store between now and the big launch day, so stay tuned for update announcements!

v1.0 Progress Update

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Guts and Glory v1.0 Progress Update

Work on the huge v1.0 update for Guts and Glory is coming along nicely, and I'm pleased to say that the main content development is now complete.  Things are moving on into the QA Testing, Bug Fixing, and Optimization stages.  This can take a while, but as soon as I have a firm date, I'll be sure to post it everywhere.

The awesome team at tinyBuild has now begun the console porting work too.  I've been getting a ton of the same questions about this lately, so I hope you'll help me spread the word.  The goal is to get Guts and Glory out on PS4, Xbox One, and maybe even the Nintendo Switch sometime this Summer!  PC release might be sooner or at same time, not sure yet.

It's always been a dream of mine to have a game on a Nintendo system, so this would be one big item to check off my Bucket List :D

Community Growth

Thanks to a recent post by UNILAD on Facebook, and the hilarious Let's Play commentary of YouTuber TheRealGMat, the Guts and Glory Community has seen a huge spike in growth lately!  Hell, G&G even made it to the top of page #2 on Steam's Best Seller list this week!  

Thank you guys for all the support :D

Thank you guys for all the support :D

This is great news for everyone because it's also caused a nice bump in the creation of Steam Workshop tracks.  There are now over 1,200 levels made by the amazing G&G Community!

The quality of these levels continues to improve as well, as players learn more about the Level Editor.  I can't wait to see what you all make with this once all the new Workshop content releases for v1.0!

Competition is tough at the top!

Competition is tough at the top!

Guts and Glory has also seen a surge in live streams on Twitch lately too!  This has been really fun to watch, as everyone is starting to get pretty aggressive at competing for World Records on the Steam Leaderboards. 

I was even able to drop in on a couple of the live-streams and do a couple giveaways and chat with everyone, which was a lot of fun.  Maybe I'll see you on a Twitch stream in the future!

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Original Soundtrack Glory

Guts and Glory has over 1 hour of original music.  I've received several requests for an OST download, and I'm happy to say that I've gotten all the licensing stuff ironed out and should be able to put this up on Steam around the same time as the v1.0 launch too!

That's it for now!  Just wanted to give you all a quick update on how things are going, and I look forward to seeing all the custom tracks you make and hilarious videos/streams of Guts and Glory!

A Glorious New Year

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HUUUUUUGE UPDATE COMING THIS SPRING

The goal is to have this update ready for release sometime this Spring. 

New stuff coming soon:

  • Control and handling overhaul by the super-talented Justin Couch.  Say goodbye to twitchy controls and wonky handling.  G&G controls are getting a proper upgrade.
  • 25 brand spankin’ new Official Tracks for the new characters
  • 40+ new Level Editor items for all you wonderful Workshop Level Creators out there
  • 15 additional Steam Achievements & in-game Rewards
  • 4 major YouTuber content additions and cameos
  • 2 mini Easter Egg challenges
  • 1 magnificent Halls of Glory, including a Trophy Room to see a visual indicator of your progress
  • Proper QA and bug squashing with the fine folks over at tinyBuild

This update will prepare things for the official version 1.0 launch and console ports.  The goal is to have this update out sometime this Spring!  It’s a ton of work, so I just wanted to let you all know what’s going on behind the curtain and what to expect in 2018.

Above is a sneak-peek of one of the cameos, YouTuber legen CoryxKenshin!

This is a time-lapse video showing the character creation process for those of you who like to see behind-the-scenes stuff.  Thumbnail shows his photo on the left and 3D character model on the right.

Several other NPCs are coming in the next update as well!

I hear kangaroos can be rather aggressive....

I hear kangaroos can be rather aggressive....

Localization

Now that most of the new content is in place, it’s time to update all the language translations.  If you are interested in volunteering to review and edit the localization document, please email me at hakjakgames@gmail.com.  Accepted volunteers will get their names added to the Official Credits list, as well as a recommendation on LinkedIn, etc. 

Serious inquiries only please.  Translations will be peer-reviewed.  No new languages can be added at this time.

Current languages include:

Chinese (Simplified)

Chinese (Traditional)

Korean

Japanese

German

Russian

French

Italian

Turkish

Arabic

Portuguese (Brazil)

Spanish

Estonian

Got Bugs?

If you have bugs to report, please send to hakjakbugs@gmail.com or use the in-game bug report tool.  Bug squashing and QA is a huge priority right now.  Please be sure to include computer specs and other details if you email me directly.

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Thank you all for your support in 2017!

It’s been fun shaping this game together during Early Access and I can’t wait to see what you think of the huge 1.0 update to come this Spring!

Sincerely,

HakJak

What would Frogger be like in Guts and Glory?  You can find out soon!

What would Frogger be like in Guts and Glory?  You can find out soon!