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[Steam Release] Castle Clamber - A retro arcade platformer
« on: March 29, 2018, 11:10:21 am »
If you've been on the IRC channel you'll know I've been working on this for the past few months - and now it's ready for Steam release!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT01pMm25SM

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Castle Clamber is an arcade inspired action platformer for one or two players, either locally or over a network. It tells the time-old story of a devoted underdog, blinded by a well-meaning sense of duty and a rose tinted visor. Trap enemies in your bubbles, defeat them with explosions or crush them with crates! Reclaim the food they stole and carry it to the waiting Princess Niamh to collect your prize and earn a place in the world online rankings.

A big thanks goes to everyone who helped out on this: Jonny, Rosme, Therocode, Tank, select_this to name but a few (sorry if I forgot anyone!)

Castle Clamber will be available from 12th April 2018 for Windows and macOS, with linux support hopefully to come. The store page is here!
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Re: [Steam Release] Castle Clamber - A retro arcade platformer
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 02:42:03 pm »
Looks interesting.

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Re: [Steam Release] Castle Clamber - A retro arcade platformer
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 11:24:21 pm »
Looking forward to it! :)

Added it to my wish list.
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Re: [Steam Release] Castle Clamber - A retro arcade platformer
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 04:17:26 pm »
The game is now live on Steam!!  ;D

Store page:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/770050/Castle_Clamber/

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Re: [Steam Release] Castle Clamber - A retro arcade platformer
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 08:54:06 am »
Woho! Got a copy, didn't get around to play it though yesterday, so let's see today. :)
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Re: [Steam Release] Castle Clamber - A retro arcade platformer
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 02:46:26 pm »
Thanks for the support! And thank you to anyone else who has bought the game :D I've had some good feedback so far, and I'll hopefully be releasing an update in the coming week or so.

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[Steam Release] Castle Clamber - 1.1 update
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 03:39:16 pm »
The Steam version has been updated to 1.1 with the following new features:
  • 3 new enemies: Swoop the owl, Doris Poopsnail and proximity mines
  • New graphics and overhauled maps for the first tower (West Wing)
  • Brand new tutorial mode, available from the main menu
  • Two new achievements
  • Experimental linux support
  • Dead players can control their ethereal form in multiplayer mode while they wait for a continue



As well as a bunch of performance and bug fixes. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback!

Store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/770050/Castle_Clamber/
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Re: [Steam Release] Castle Clamber - A retro arcade platformer
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2020, 02:06:42 pm »
It's been a while but there's a new update to 1.4!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT01pMm25SM

Changes include:
  • All new renderer featuring 3D effects and real time lighting
  • New animations
  • Improved physics
  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements incorporated from the latest version of xygine
  • New steam features such as network play via remote play together and rich presence
  • Updated game play with added high score challenges and time trial leaderboards
  • New enemies and bonuses
  • More achievements

For more information, check out the Steam page  ;D

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Re: [Steam Release] Castle Clamber - A retro arcade platformer
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2020, 10:25:45 pm »
This looks like a fun little game! From the trailer, the goal was not very clear to me, but then I found a gameplay video here: http://youtu.be/30I10VLmQM4 :D

[Edit] how can I not embed a Youtube video?

I like the graphics style, simple but still polished and not overly crowded. I especially like the banners and the lava (texture and its wave effect). I think the explosions still have some room for improvement (maybe smoke or so) ;)

Since you mentioned real-time lighting, have you considered adding shadows? I could imagine that a subtle shadow beneath entities or platforms could add quite some depth.
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Re: [Steam Release] Castle Clamber - A retro arcade platformer
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2020, 10:38:37 am »
Thanks! I think the explosions could be best improved with perhaps a decent sprite animation rather than just particle effects. The particles, as you say, would make nice smoke. Shadows are a nice idea, I'd have to think about how to do them. Projection/shadow map shadows don't work so well in 2D, particularly when the light source is to the side of the sprite as there's no depth to cast a shadow :) I had a similar issue when working on my pirate game:

http://youtu.be/30wvsDwAKHs?t=192

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Re: [Steam Release] Castle Clamber - A retro arcade platformer
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2020, 11:19:52 pm »
Very cool.  I agree with Nexus.  It was very hard to figure out what was going on and what exactly you do from the trailer.  The gameplay clip made it a lot more clear.  The pirate game looks good too btw