Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Farewell 2013, Hello 2014!

Hard to believe that in just a few hours we will be starting 2014. 2013 has been a great for us, especially with the exciting launch of our Steam Greenlight campaign.

We have been on Greenlight for a week and so far the campaign is going really well. The gif below shows you the progress of the cumulative Yes votes Time Rifters has received over the past week, and as you can see we have been tracking along the top games on Greenlight.

Thank you to everyone for your support so far. The latest screenshot of our campaign shows we have received over 6,700 yes votes which puts us 77% of the way into the top 100 on Greenlight. The next 5,000 votes are going to be the hardest to get, but we are really looking forward to being able to post that we have broken through the top 50.

Happy New Year eveyone, see you in 2014!

Monday, 30 December 2013

Time Rifters in the Media!

Time Rifters has been receiving some great mentions in the past couple of days.

We are featured on Kotaku in the article Colorful Indie Shooter Lets You Play with Yourself.

We were discussed on Sunday nights The Bobby Blackwolf Show (podcast should be posted in a few days).

Cymatic Bruce, played Time Rifters on his Sunday Stream. Video should be posted on his YouTube Channel soon.

Doug (Proton) was also interviewed and quoted in the Verge article All jacked in and nothing to play: Chasing the perfect VR game.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Time Rifters 0.5 Demo & Greenlight Launched

Happy Holidays!

Time Rifters Demo 0.5 and Greenlight campaign are officially launched!

Try out the Demo & Vote for us on Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=193620967


- Added weapon shop
- Added lightning gun
- Each weapon has 5 upgrades
- Created 4 new levels
- Balanced 2 existing levels
- Save player progress
- Added award badges progress widget
- Added gold & silver loot from destroyed enemies
- New movement method (no yaw drift or mag correction anymore)
- Added non-Rift support (Standard monitor)

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Day.....

Time Rifters Demo 0.5 & Steam Greenlight Campaign Launch - Christmas Day!

Our new teaser trailer shows a glimpse of what the new demo has to offer:

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Steam Greenlight & Demo Announcement

Really excited to announce that we will be launching our Time Rifters Steam Greenlight campaign on December 25. The new Time Rifters demo (version 0.5) will be released as part of the launch.

This means that all you current Rifters (especially those with Rifts waiting for them under the tree) and even non-Rifters will have a new demo to play on Christmas day!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Floating Gold & Super Jump

Although our focus has been on polishing, tweaking and bug fixes, we did take some time this week to add a few new features into the game.

Each character now has a glow around them, which should make it easier to spot your past lives in the levels, especially on some of the new darker maps.

The gold/silver now floats in the spot where the enemy was destroyed instead of falling to the ground. This produced a really cool stereoscopic effect, but also introduced a new challenge: how do you collect the gold/silver when an enemy dies in a higher up place? Our solution: give the player the ability to super jump.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Calgary VR Meetup

On Sunday we took part in a local VR meetup. It was great chatting with similar minded people about VR, games and anything else that came up. Opportunities to test out an Oculus Rift in Calgary have been pretty rare, which means we got to have a lot of fun watching people try it out for the first time.

As part of the event, we test drove the new Time Rifters demo. We received lots of positive comments as well as some great feedback on ways to enhance some of the features.

Caine (Tales from the Rift developer) and Flake (the Oculus Rift Guinea Pig) also came out for the event. They posted an awesome hi-light video on their YouTube channel - Channel Caine.

Thanks to Redditor legsbrogun for organizing such a great afternoon, we can't wait to take part in the next one.