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Reynard Devlog #18 – Tutorial, Death Cam, Chewie Companion, Skins and More (0.8.9)

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Finally… A tutorial has been added. The game will now explains its basics in an “interactive” way.

Tutorial

When getting feedback from players, I’ve noticed that very few of them figured out all of the game’s mechanics.

Many players didn’t know that there is crafting in the game, that you can charge your attack or that your attacks don’t deal knockback once you run out of stamina.

That’s why I’ve finally created an interactive tutorial, which also adds some value to the story. Here’s its outcome (check Hammlet’s bruises in the featured photo).

Tutorial will start once you create a new profile.

Death Cam

I thought that it would be cool if you could see last 3 seconds of your life before you failed miserably. I’ve added an optional setting which enables GIF recorder… So you can have some laughs of your failed Prascilla rescue attempts.

On windows you’ll be able to find GIFs under: C:\Users\your_user\AppData\LocalLow\Hyper Fox Studios\Reynard

via Gfycat

Chewie

Feedback for allies is positive and with this update we’re bringing in “Chewy”. He’s a demon-like creature which is immune to fire, deals fiery damage and when he’s not attacking he also breaks crates, pots and other breakable stuff. Which means that you won’t have to spend so much time and stamina on breaking stuff.

Here’s a gif from my testing session 😀

Skins

Since it’s Christmas season, I’m adding the skin which is Santa’s costume.

All Changes

  • [FEATURE] Tutorial section added. Every profile starts with a tutorial scene, which is skipable. Tutorial explains some of the lore so check it out 🙂
  • [FEATURE] You can now enable death camera. It will record 3 seconds before you died in a gif format.
  • [FEATURE] You can now change Reynard’s clothes… Santa’s costume added.
  • [ALLY] Chewy joined the ranks of allies!
  • [RECIPE] Golem’s Plate – Golem’s hand + Poor normal Armor Rune.
  • [INGREDIENT] Golem’s Hand – Dropped by golems.
  • [MINOR] Added SFX to forge, chest, bat, rat, item pickup, item drop.
  • [MINOR] Removed the “+” sign from weapon damage.
  • [MINOR] Added a darker “belt” of water around islands.
  • [MINOR] Edited the chapter of supporters.
  • [MINOR] XP slider not annoying anymore. It’s faster. Thank you VooGzy!
  • [BALANCING] Molten Helmet’s fire resist reduced from 100% to 75%.
  • [BALANCING] Buffed Ferdinand’s base attack damage from 1 to 1.5.
  • [BALANCING] Necro bow now shoots only 1 arrow has increase knockback, damage and crit chance.
  • [BALANCING] Bubba’s potion prices have been increased.
  • [BUGFIX] Removed Boom Joe from Foen and his immunity to ice.
  • [BUGFIX] Fixed bugged acid rune.
  • [BUGFIX] Golden bomb now isn’t blown away from windy room.
  • [BUGFIX] Sometimes you could take items from shrine without paying.
  • [BUGFIX] Ferdinand’s SFX sound wouldn’t stop repeating in some case… even if you kill him.
  • [SPOILER ALERT!] Prascilla now appears back on the Island once you finish the game.

In the upcoming week I’ll focus on boss battles, new items and leaderboards… and bug fixes! If you’d like to recommend anything, please let me know!

Till next time! Happy dungeon crawling 😀

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