Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valley 2 Beta .800 "Soundscapes" Released!

This one finally starts work on the sound effects for the game, as well as having numerous refinements for the adventure and strategic portions of the game.  Lots of art updates in this one, too.

The big thing on the strategic side this time is that there is now a better-defined early game period (as opposed to the middle and late game).  Basically Demonaica comes out much later than before, but other monsters spawn in the meantime.  This really changes the strategy of the start of the game so that it's less rush and more thoughtful.

Anyway, the sound effect improvements are a big deal, and are about 40% done at this point.  I think you'll agree once you hear them that the aural landscape is vastly improved now, and that it makes a huge difference to the feel of the game in general.  I'm rather surprised by how much this improves things, honestly.

More to come soon.  Enjoy!

This is a standard update that you can download through the in-game updater itself, if you already have any version of the game.  If you have the beta on Steam, it will automatically update for you.  When you launch the game, you'll see the notice of the update having been found if you're connected to the Internet at the time. If you don't have the standalone game, you can download that hereIf you already own the first game, just use your existing license key to unlock the sequel for free!

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