On Wednesday October 26 at 8:00pm(EST), I was joined by the Starmen.net community on Twitch to play Toby Fox’s Halloween Hack! It was all part of the 2016 Halloween Funfest, and we had a great time playing through the fun (although extremely morbid) EarthBound mod. You can watch the full stream on YouTube, below.
As an added bonus, I showed off the first 20-30 minutes of my EarthBound game hack Unearthed. We walked through the first area of the game, which kick-starts Unearthed’s narrative. If you’d like to skip to that part of the stream directly, head right to 1:29:57.
It’s always a lot of fun to do these streams! I’ll always tweet about them ahead of time, and I invite you all to join in the fun.
It was a great time, and I may consider doing another one of these Twitch things once more of the game moves a bit further along. If you have any questions about the game that weren’t answered in the video, feel free to comment here or Tweet at me.
Although I’ve been away for much of the past two months, I haven’t been completely idle. Here are some quick ‘n’ dirty patch notes from my recent work.
PP has been changed to TP in menus and window graphics. Psychic powers are not a thing in Unearthed, so I decided to go with “Tech Points” as a substitute.
Elemental damage has been increased for party attacks, and decreased for enemy attacks. This allows the introduction of special abilities much earlier in the game.
The Boding Sea, Glensborough, and a few other areas have been edited slightly to fix tile errors and create some better walking paths. For example, it is no longer possible to get through the Boding Sea by walking in a straight line from left to right.
Doors in the Scrapyard no longer make loud “bleep-bloop” sounds when you open them.
Shop dialogue now takes place in a separate window than regular dialogue. This allows players to use the character windows while they shop, and removes some window-flashing glitchiness.
I have a few more glitches to fix, as well as some fun graphical work to do, before I start working on a proper demo. I’ll keep you all posted!
After shying away from it for months, I’m finally putting together a Twitch stream for Unearthed! Tune into my channel on Thursday June 23 at 9:00pm(EST) to see new game features, ask questions about the hack’s development, and see my cats be general nuisances.
The stream will put the spotlight on new game elements, including: