Posted by on March 5th, 2015

Hey guys!

February has been a crazy month for us, with changes and additional features coming in towards our next stable update, so we apologize for not having an InDev build last month. We are set to release an update for everyone in a week or so. In the meantime, I would like to dig deeper into our magic system. Our game designer, John @x_nekochu_x, previously wrote about our two current forms of magic in TUG; apothecary and alchemy. You can still read it here if you missed that blog post.

Apothecary used a crude boiling method to extract Neuria and create potions. Alchemy was using the player’s own neuria and the neuria from crystals to twist it into new objects. Now, we are directly tapping into a container of it, to create spells and which ultimately can affect the environment.

Spells are our third form of magic that uses the Neuria energy. Neuria flows within everything in the world of TUG and this energy will have many purposes. Take a look at the stone on your left hand. Why is it there and what is it capable of? How crucial of a role it will be is left to you to find out in the future. We don’t want to spoil it for you since it plays an important role in our lore. Let’s speed things up and jump right into spells! Oh yea!

Many of you have been requesting magic spells in your comments and tweets, we don’t blame you. Who doesn’t want to play with magic spells, right? Our artists finished a few concepts of our magic gauntlets that we wanted to share with you. The magic gauntlets will have to be crafted and equipped into your hand slot. Casting spells will require crystal shards in different combinations. We will dig more into that system once it’s fleshed out, but you get the idea. Crystal Shards + Magic Gauntlet = PEW PEW PEW!

A more detailed blog about the spell magic system will follow once it’s implemented. If you missed it, check out our latest ‘In The Works’ video here.

Until next time, @Cambo out!

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Posted by on January 30th, 2015

Hello everyone! We’re back from PAX South and back to more frequent updates!

It was a blast getting to meet people at PAX South and the game played really well for everyone who stopped by the booth. We noticed a few nagging issues during the event that we wanted to get a patch out for and that’s what you’ll find in this update.

Now that we have the first phase of multiplayer out, we’ll be shifting back into more content creation. We can’t wait to get you even more things to do in TUG!

Check out the list below for all the fixes and additions you can expect in this update. If you run into any issues not mentioned below, feel free to let us know on our forums or contact us [email protected]

If you feel the urge, send any best wishes, cyber hugs or well meanings to me on the twitters @X_Nekochu_X

Have fun and keep surviving out there on TUG!

 

Design

  • Torches now have a limited number of uses to light a Fire Pit or Furnace
  • Gourd torch has been adjusted to work as a light source but not a fire based torch
  • Adjustments made to the stalker spawn and the player’s starting position
  • Crude tool repair recipe has been adjusted to work similar to the bronze tool repairs
  • Bamboo Shaft can now be used in any recipe that formerly only used the Wood Shaft
  • Small rocks no longer affect terrain
  • Removed spacing check on growing items; still have a radius check to plant the initial seed

Fixes

  • The Esc key will now close the Inventory menu
  • Terrain should finish generation until before the loading bar fills
  • The sword applies a run speed buff again
  • Creative Mode UI was not disabling when the UI Toggle was used
  • Lua errors when a Client is in motion when a Server shuts down
  • Thrown and stuck spears not saving
  • Objects not being cleaned up properly when stacks were merged in the backpack
  • Damage States for weapons/tools not showing up
  • Gourd Torches making fire sounds
  • Layers of voxels were generating too many times below ground
  • Dropping a stack of seeds would consume a full stack of seeds for one plant
  • Damage taken when starving was interrupting the eat animation
  • Crude/Bronze Hoe were held too close to the head in first person view
  • Fixed known bug where cells were not being saved in certain situations
  • Addressed some saving corruption issues
  • Proper sounds now play when you eat something
  • Crude/Bronze Hoe now takes durability damage when farming
  • Cached physics collision meshes are cleaned up with each new engine release to a player, which fixes certain items having offset physics and graphics meshes
  • Tools and weapons now take damage from attacking other players
  • Removed the “reload assets” key (default F5). Lua scripts can now be reloaded by leaving the game and reloading it. This also addresses some occasional graphics glitches that could sometimes be experienced
  • Various minor fixes to the engine and gameplay have been addressed

Known Issues

  • If you are unable to change your brush/block size, tap the Caps Lock key once.
  • Any recipe crafted using the Bamboo Shaft in place of the wood shaft does not reflect the bamboo wood in the final result
  • Cabbage trap never opens after growing to full size and does not trap anything
  • Clients lose stamina while walking with a Sword in hand
  • When full screen the gems on the volume slider bars cannot be grabbed with the mouse cursor
  • Large items can get stuck in the player’s head when placed near a wall or in a low ceiling area

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Posted by on January 24th, 2014

Update 44: The Almost Beta (But Not Quite) Milestone! · TUG

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