Nordenfelt 0.12 Released

Nordenfelt 0.12 is out. This is the last version before Nordenfelt goes beta. What a joy!

War Zeppelin

Finally the last missing endboss found its way into the game. The war zeppelin:

Zeppelin Boss

This boss took about 100 work hours to complete because it underwent several design changes. The first drafts either looked bad or did not result in interesting gameplay. In the end the double-balloon design turned out to allow proper attack patterns.

Nordenfelt Goes Beta

Nordenfelt’s beta phase will start next week. This step is overdue because on on December 15th the game has to be done. That’s only one month of beta testing. Tough times ahead!

If you’re interested in beta testing the game, drop me a line at improve@nordenfelt-thegame.com. I’ll give away a few copies of Nordenfelt for free for testers.

As mentioned for every release: download the demo or get the whole game at www.nordenfelt-thegame.com or from Desura.

Cheers,
Thomas

P.S.: Get real-time updates via Twitter feed @nordenfeltgame.

Nordenfelt 0.11 Released

Nordenfelt, now in version 0.11, got a new swarm boss in level 2. It’s a group of small flying bots which attack in different patterns:

swarm boss

 

If you want to check it out download the demo or get the whole game at www.nordenfelt-thegame.com or from Desura.

Cheers,
Thomas

Nordenfelt 0.10 Released

Nordenfelt 0.10 is out.

new equipment Doppler Bomb new equipment Tesla Exa

The changes:

  • added statistics at level ends
  • added perfect play achievement
  • added equipment Doppler Bomb
  • added equipment Bots II
  • added equipment Tesla Exa
  • removed equipment locks in demo

Download the demo or get the whole game at www.nordenfelt-thegame.com or from Desura.

Cheers,
Thomas

P.S.: Get real-time updates via Twitter feed @nordenfeltgame.

Nordenfelt 0.9 Released

A quick update: Nordenfelt 0.9 is out.

The changes:

  • updated level layouts
  • simplified the level generator
  • disabled auto aim system switch
  • added linear level progress, no more random level access
  • added score points for collected charge symbols

Download the demo or get the whole game at www.nordenfelt-thegame.com or from Desura.

Cheers,
Thomas

P.S.: Get real-time updates via Twitter feed @nordenfeltgame.

After a weekend filled with talks about the future I finally decided for a release date for Nordenfelt.

Nordenfelt will be out on December 15th, 2014.

Nordenfelt coming on 15th December, 2014

After more than 4 years of development there is no excuse for procrastinating any longer. In December the game will be out in version 1.0, however it will look, play and sound like then.

Cheers,
Thomas

Nordenfelt 0.8 Released

The Deep Web is a part of the Internet which can’t be indexed by search engines. Examples of not-indexable resources are private websites (password-protected) or dynamic content. Google, Bing and other crawler bots just can’t get there.

Why am I telling you this? Today Nordenfelt got updated to version 0.8, yet the changes aren’t obvious. This is because only the final boss got (massively) improved. It now has one more combat form and several more attack patterns.

final boss - phase 2

Try to go to the very end. Download the demo or get the whole game at www.nordenfelt-thegame.com or from Desura. I’m curious who has the guts to beat the final boss. :)

Now, on to Nordenfelt 0.9!

Cheers,
Thomas

P.S.: Get real-time updates via Twitter feed @nordenfeltgame.

Nordenfelt 0.7 Released

Welcome back!

For nearly a year this blog was quiet. If you want to know why, please read about the reasons here.

But I don’t want to talk about the past. The present is much more interesting…

Nordenfelt 0.7 Released

This is an excerpt from the change log:

  • added final boss
  • added level type desert
  • added equipment Omega Weapon and Auto-Aim System
  • added play analytics (player gets asked for permission)
  • (re-)added score system
  • replaced “level items” by “tech tree points” for unlocking equipment
  • primary weapon levels no longer need to get unlocked
  • player ship moves slower while shooting

I’m curious what percentage of players will allow the game to send information about their play behavior. The data is anonymous and only for reasons of game improvement. Nevertheless, people have the fear of being spied out. Therefore, enabling the analytics module is just for the brave. ;)

Screenshots

Download the demo or get the whole game at www.nordenfelt-thegame.com or from Desura.
There’s nothing more to say, just a pile of tasks left to tackle for Nordenfelt 0.8.

Cheers,
Thomas

P.S.: Get real-time updates via Twitter feed @nordenfeltgame.