It’s that time of year, where we unleash a huge update to Intruder, invite you to get involved in the creation of the game, and slash the price of the game! This is the largest ever update to Intruder, so read-on, get-involved, and spread the word!
First things first, we’re running a sale on Intruder, and you can now get in on the early-access alpha of the game for the low-low price of $5, 50% off! And as if that’s not enough incentive, we’re also knocking an extra 5% off the price when you buy multiple giftcodes. We promise that this is the best value you’re going to find when it comes to indie stealth multiplayer games, especially considering all the new features we’ve added (aha check below)!
With patch version 449, we’ve made one of the largest single updates to Intruder ever. This update includes a ton of new art, animations, sound effects, particle effects, and tweaks to nearly everything. The art in the game still isn’t “done”, as we’re still focused on the gameplay. But we’ve been having a ton of fun playtesting these changes with AUG. We’ve also been fixing bugs as we find them and as you report them, so keep it up! Every day your participation helps make Intruder better!
Here’s a big listing of all the new features and changes in the latest patch:
And here’s the big news! We want to invite you to make your own levels in Intruder, share them with other players, and play them in multiplayer matches! We got our start in game development by making maps and mods for games like Half-Life and Unreal Tournament, and we’re super excited to let you do the same types of thing for Intruder. Since we’re making Intruder in Unity, you can download Unity and use it to make levels too!
Check out this information about the Intruder Map Maker.
Firstly we would like to congratulate team Men With Excellent Hats for winning the Infiltration Inc. community tournament! They defeated Team Raven Shield 2-0 last weekend. It's well deserved, they have been recognized by the community for their strong preparation and use of teamwork throughout the competition. Men With Excellent Hats member Granate is worthy of special accolades for his heroics in a couple particular rounds, overcoming early 1v3 disadvantages for his team. Thanks to all of the participants, teams, casters and streamers for making it possible!
With the holidays and the end of 2014 coming up we'd like to showcase some of the cool stuff going on within the Intruder community. Whether you're new to the game or just haven't spent much time on the forums themselves, here are some fun, and useful, threads to check out. There's the “Introduce yourself thread” which is a great starting place to meet some nice folks. If you're looking to chat, make sure to check out the IRC as well, it's friendly and welcoming to newcomers. Also for newcomers is a wonderful thread created by user Lucien with beginner tips. It has everything from route strategies to vocabulary used by teammates in the game. Another good thread to get game tips is “Post your role” which gives a sense of the different strategies one can take in a round.
If you would like to watch Intruder videos or streams, or if you want to promote your own channels there's a thread for that too over here. Once you're feeling creative, head over to the haiku thread and share your poetic prowess. Finally, we'll have a new patch coming out soon. Hopefully within the month, so make sure to check the site for upcoming patch notes. Happy holidays!
This weekend will see the finale of Infiltration Inc., Intruder's 3v3 community tournament. It's been a long road in this double elimination tourny, with the first matches having been played at the end of September. Thirteen teams signed up, and the two that stand at the end of the bracket are Team Raven Shield and Men with Excellent Hats. Let's take a closer look at the teams themselves and how they've progressed.
In the case of Team Raven Shield, they've had numerous close matches, many of which were saved with come from behind victories. With that challenge they've become attuned to those pressure situations. I briefly spoke with LavaTramp, one of the team's members who stated, “It's been a nice opportunity to play some serious, competitive matches, you really get to develop team specific tactics.” When asked about Men With Excellent Hats and their use of code words throughout the tournament he said, “The 3d voice chat really gives people the opportunity to mess with each other.” I spoke with fellow teammate R3vo who had this to add, “I found out if I take the match too seriously I over think it and end up playing terribly. (It's) better just to take each match as a normal round.”
As for Men with Excellent Hats, it's been a different story. They are undefeated in the tournament, which includes putting Team Raven Shield in the loser bracket, so they are the favorites going into the final. The key to their success thus far has been the development of new code words during the match, to throw off other teams if they watch their matches as well as the enemy team they're playing against. They're said to be taking the competition seriously and that's clearly worked for them so far.
My favorite aspect of this tournament is how it has garnered community interaction, not just between Superboss and the players, but between the players themselves. Teams scheduled their own matches with each other, and have helped make this tournament what it is. Thanks to all the players who participated, we hope you had a blast!
For those who haven't been keeping up with the tournament, there are ample resources to get caught up. You can visit the YouTube channel* which has all of the matches recorded and uploaded with commentary. The final itself will take place Saturday, December 6th and will be streamed on the Twitch page here*. Here's to a great finale of a successful tournament!
Also a google events calendar has been added to the top of the forum so that you can see events more easily. Be sure to check it out and if you want to add events to it like clan matches or special posts, be sure to let us know and we can make the events for you or grant you access. Since it is a google calendar you can also attach the events to your own calendar for reminders.
The latest patch also has some cool new stuff so definitely check out the changelog on that >:D
As usual we will be chilling in the IRC, got some other good stuff coming up that hopefully we can show you soon.
We are entering the semi-finals of the winners bracket. This is a double-elimination tournament, so the winner of the loser's bracket will still have a chance for the gold! The calendar in the upper right hand corner of SuperbossGames.com will be updated as new match times are set in stone. Here's where you will want to go if you want to watch the matches: