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« on: December 22, 2017, 12:15:29 PM »

GRAB YOUR FRIENDS AND BUILD & FLY YOUR OWN CUSTOMISABLE SPACESHIP!

UNDERCREWED is a 1 to 4 player online co-op game where everyone is running around commanding the same spacecraft.



You can play all together at one computer with keyboard and controller compatibility or online or a combination of both, and don’t worry if there are not 4 of you there are AI players to help you out.


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Features :
  • Online play through Steam's invite system.
  • Unlock different rooms that can be added to your ship.
  • Unlockable ships with different stats and layouts.
  • Customise your ship by adding rooms you have unlocked.
  • Area specific damage.
  • Full gamepad support.
  • AI that learns and adapts depending on previous games.

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The simple controls make the game easy to pick up and quick to start playing with your friends. There are only 4 buttons; up, down, left and right, which move the player around the ship to the various rooms which control different aspects of the ship (guns, shields etc) it’s up to you to decide which takes priority when the aliens attack!



There are so many combinations of upgrades as you unlock different rooms and ships with our expansive skill tree. This encourages people to take on specific tasks around the ship as they specialise in certain skills.



A game where you must make real time decisions and prioritise your efforts to help your team, fans of FTL / Lovers in Dangerous Spacetime / Galaxy Trucker / Artemis will enjoy this!

Great for casual couch co-op and having a laugh with your friends and family or getting a team together online to play seriously.

Wishlist and follow on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/731310/Undercrewed/
Join our Discord channel for updates: https://discord.gg/EMSmZNK
Website: www.undercrewed.com

Progress :
  • Basic engine - 90%
  • Netcode - 80%
  • Enemies - 70%
  • Story / Levels / Content - 40%
  • Unlocks (new rooms and ships) - 80%
  • Menus - 90%
  • Settings - 70%

Platform :

Steam - Windows, Mac, Linux (coming soon)

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 09:19:51 AM »

Loads of things have been added in the last few weeks like new menus and level objectives.

But the most exciting thing to see is new ships:



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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 07:30:17 AM »

Loads of things have been added in the last few weeks:

Many new modules that can be put onto your ship like double laser guns. (also destructible enemies)


Huge unlockable skill tree with upgrades:


Ripple on shields:
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 09:40:20 AM »

Hello Space Recruits! 

We ran a poll in the gaming community and decided that the game will now be called Undercrewed which we feel describes the game style and story better. This is our new logo:



Also, keep checking back for a very big announcement coming in the next few days... the rockets are fuelled, the countdown has begun...
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 10:50:55 AM »

Looks like it could be fun. Do you have any PvP mode plans in mind or will it just be blasting aliens? Having a battle between two or more fully player manned ships sounds like a good time to me.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 01:31:17 AM »

Looks like it could be fun. Do you have any PvP mode plans in mind or will it just be blasting aliens? Having a battle between two or more fully player manned ships sounds like a good time to me.
PvP is technically possible and wouldn’t take very long to implement. However the problem is keeping the servers active in the long run. I don’t want people thinking the game has gone inactive because it takes a while to match make groups of people together. 

You are right thought I bet it would be a blast to play!
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 10:44:08 AM »

Whoa how did I miss this, my friends and I love playing these kinds of games! Sign me up for the devlog ride, and I can't wait to hear what your big announcement is!  Hand Money Right Hand Money Right
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 09:54:08 AM »

The countdown is over and we have lift off!

It’s a really exciting time for the game at the moment. We have launched a Kickstarter which has already been going very successfully.

KICKSTARTER LINK



We have also added a huge amount of content since the last update with many new modules that can be added to your ship, more particles, networking for bots, damage effects and much more.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 02:34:31 AM »

It’s a busy time for Undercrewed, we have been on a few podcasts and streams over the last few weeks which has been really exciting. Also we are starting to see news articles cropping up about it!

There are still 20 days left on our Kickstarter if you wanted to back it: KICKSTARTER

While we have been busy we've still added a load of new enemy ship designs, here are a few:
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 10:06:49 AM »

The last week has been hectic with Kickstarter. However I have added area specific destruction when the spaceship gets destroyed.



As well as another ship for your team to command:



There are only 8 days left on the Kickstarter if you want to back!
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2018, 11:17:56 AM »

We are coming up to the last few days on Kickstarter.



I haven’t really spoken much about the skill tree, I’ve very pleased how you can move around it in any direction and go down many paths. I wrote a guide on how to do it in GameMaker here: http://www.davetech.co.uk/gamemakercomplexskilltrees



I also have some pretty technical stuff when it comes to damaging the enemies and breaking them up once they are destroyed.



The Kickstarter is running a little behind target at the moment but hopefully with everyone’s help it will pick up in the next 5 days!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/125509393/undercrewed-1-4-player-space-co-op-game?ref=2c9ly0
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2018, 09:11:39 AM »

WOOOOO! My Kickstarter got funded with just a few hours to go!! *party poppers* yay!

I couldn’t have done this without a whole load of help from the people in this community!
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 05:21:17 AM »

Undercrewed now has a Steam store page! https://store.steampowered.com/app/731310/Undercrewed/

As you know it’s really helpful for me if you could Wishlist and Follow the game =D



It’s so exciting to see such a long list of playmodes on our Steam page.

We also have a new logo which looks much smarter than the last one:


Since the Kickstarter we have taken the opportunity to rip out the menus so we can put much nicer ones in, in the coming weeks I will be posting some images of these.

The next part of the plan is to fully finish one level to a really high quality so we can start getting it into everyones hands.
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2018, 08:27:25 AM »

I’ve added some rather cool area specific ship destruction I thought you guys would be interested to see:

I think it’s going to look really cool with a bunch of explosions and particles coming out.


If you didn’t catch it Undercrewed was on a bunch of streams over the last few weeks which was really exciting, it got a really positive response and also I got some great feedback!
     

A new ship was also added into the game, however maybe the better thing is this image shows off the new system for generating backgrounds:
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2018, 01:01:47 PM »

The menus are coming along very well! I think they are at about 70% complete now:

Level Select:


Spaceship Building screen:


I’ve also started a discord for anyone wanting more frequent updates on the progress of the game: https://discord.gg/EMSmZNK
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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2018, 09:23:10 AM »

Loads of things have been happening behind the scenes on Undercrewed.

I have booked booths at some upcoming expos so I can display it to a wider audience which is really exciting!



I have also put a lot of work into the ship destruction and game over.



You can see if an area gets shot a lot smoke and fires are more likely to break out in that area.


(large gif)

There the enemies have had a lot of work on their destruction. You can see here you can individually attack parts of the ship to destroy them. I also have masking so parts of the enemy ship get more damaged as you hit them.

That image also features a new species of enemy that is coming for the upcoming Alpha.


I mentioned before I have also started a Discord channel for anyone wanting more regular updates: https://discord.gg/EMSmZNK
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2018, 09:37:38 AM »

I’m in the middle of remastering all of the rooms in Undercrewed so everything is animated. I’m really pleased with how polished everything is starting to look!



Over the next few months Undercrewed will be attending many expos which I will be announcing over the coming weeks. So I have got some snazzy uniforms to wear:

I have been working on making the demo level really exciting to play, so there have been lots of different types of enemies added.



I haven’t really started distributing it around yet but I made a little teaser trailer which would be really helpful if you could share it around:




This has become a long post but lastly I have put a whole lot of work into directional sounds and also using the Doppler Effect so you can hear which way the enemies are moving.

I really need to post more often here so my posts aren't a meter long!
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2018, 08:55:32 AM »

It's time to announce that Undercrewed will be displaying at PLAY Expo this weekend. So if anyone is around London UK come down and see us and give the game a try!

Its been really motivating to have so many flyers / banners / posters arriving at my house for the many expos we have been invited to attend.



I have spent a bit of time animating everything on the ships including how the turrets are brought into the rooms.



So far the feedback has been sensational and I can’t wait to get it into everyone’s hands.
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2018, 10:49:35 AM »

Evening Captains!


Find our Discord here: https://discord.gg/EMSmZNK

I regularly post updates and behind the scenes images of the development. 

We’ve had a fantastic weekend displaying at our first expo, the reception from the players was fantastic!



I even got to meet some of you guys which was an excellent bonus for me.

I wanted to make sure there was a stable version for the expo however now I am back to work adding new content.



I have been invited to more expos in the coming months which I am still to announce.

I have been working on making the demo level really exciting to play, so there have been lots of different types of enemies added.

Lots of Love

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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2018, 03:00:40 PM »

Not sure if you saw this yet! https://www.pcgamer.com/12-cool-looking-indie-games-in-development-right-now/
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