March 13, 2012 in News
Kyren implemented directional torches today
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Epic lighting is epic.
OMG NO WAI GAMEPLAY VID! Great music score btw.
can’t wait to play this game ;x lighting system seems preety good :D and music is really nice too ;D
@_@ Take my money. TAKE IT.
We need more videos!
and i we need demo :)
DEMO!!! (my job is to be a human megaphone)
Kyren, you must be some kind of mozart of code.
Because this is looking like a masterpiece.
This is a cool lighting system! I can’t wait for the game to come out.
Awesome. No, really. I mean the literal sense of the word.
SHUT UP AND TAKE ALL MY MONEY!!!
That is some quite awesome lighting i’m quite impressed
Thanks for the video keep them coming!
JUST TAKE MY MONEY! D:<
The shadowing looks WAY smoother now.
Holy CRAP, that is so, so neat. Loving it.
Beautiful soundtrack…. Shut up and Take my money
I cannot find them
Yet… you did :D
Any change we can pay extra for a copy of the OST? That was epic cave music. It almost had a bit of Nyancat and then jumps right back into the spelunking.
First Starbound video?!
Not only does this show us that lighting is leagues above terraria, but this is also the very first video of the game, EVER! And already it has shown us so much, such as the flow of the graphics compared to the screenshots we’ve seen so far. I hunger for more!
I completely agree that the lighting mechanics look really sharp, and love the flashlight where you can point where you want to light up. I’m also surprised no one has commented on the character animations yet.
To me they are looking MUCH better than they did in Terraria. From running and jumping and falling, I can see more blending animations in each of those actions and it just makes it looks much better. PLUS we got to see it in action where we don’t have to jump over 1 block height increases anymore XD. Really looking forward to this game!
May I ask why this is still being compared to Terraria like it’s from the same creators? Sure, it has the same spriter but really.. The rest of the team ! = Redigit.
The same reason everyone compares every modern mumorperguh to WoW. Either way Starbound be shapin’ up into a fine game. :D
Liked for how you speak, and I agree. Shapin’ up indeed!
The same reason people originally compared Terraria to Minecraft. It’s literally, something to compare it to. Now it’s hard to compare those two games since Terraria built so much from itself, it became a game for others to compare it with. Eventually Starbound will diverge itself from Terraria enough so no one will compare to it (hopefully).
With that said, Kliek makes it sound like Starbound (will become / is) Terraria 2. So far the only similarity they have is their looks. Though, that can’t be helped, yet.
Not to mention the fact that one day people will be comparing other games to Starbound
My apologies. The first article I read about Starbound was at Gamespy with the title “Terraria Dev Embarks on Ambitious New Project, Titled ‘Starbound”. Since then I kept getting it in my head that it was by the same team. Thanks for the correction. And no I never thought it was “Terraria 2”
Either way, it’s not hard to see WHY it would be compared to Terraria (design-wise)… and that’s not a bad thing. Terraria was a great game and I’m 100% sure this will be too, comparing it was just a compliment. (as long as it doesn’t turn into another WoW thing) :P
The “Terraria Dev” is working on a new project, and the “Terraria Spriter” is working on Starbound.
To quote, the terreria dev is taking a break from making games because he is getting a new child.
You need to understand, most games have something that stems from something else, inspiration, figurative, and metaphoric, it’s literally how games are made. We take ideas that worked in other, later games, and implement them into our own works.
Very much agreed.
wow looks amazing! keep it up!
God i can’t wait, the music in the video is pure awesome as well as the lighting.
HOLY SHIT BALLS FUCK BUTT EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The gameplay is so smooth and vibrant!
Holy crap, it’s the very first Starbound gameplay video. I really like the lighting effects, seems like the game is coming along very well. I hope they implement a beta of some sort, so all of us can help shape the game into the best it can possibly be.
Aw Sweet This is gonna be SO EPIC
The lighting looks so cool cant wait to be able to play this
Ahem Ahem “SAFTEY TORCH!1”
it better have badass music like terria
I love it I really love it!
Its so beautiful!
wow looks amazing
Wow, this is lighting is just brilliant!
I wasn’t expecting the shadows and animations to be working together so fluidly… Can’t wait for the actual gameplay.
This video just made my day.
PLEASE take all of my money!!
amazing music, will it be in the game aswell??
The lighting is fantastic!, i have never seen a sidescroller with such detail, The character animations dont look clunky either, very fluid and smooth. Great work
This is gorgeous! What a beautiful environment and lighting effects and UI!
Am I the only one who thinks the characters look kinda gangly though?
I’M NOT COMPLAINING! Just making a minor suggestion.
Eh, if that’s the art style, that’s the art style. I find it quite pleasantly unique, personally :)
At first, I was really bothered with Starbound’s character styles, but I got used to it, and now it looks……. PURE AWESOME!
Cool lighting you got there.
And the music! It’s amazing!
Owyeah the music !!
So, this is _torchlight_, then? :)
Sorry, couldn’t resist. But on a more serious note, this is really looking good – can’t wait to actually play this game! But isn’t that light cone a tad too narrow? A slightly bigger one, with only a fraction of the brightness on the outer areas, would do better, imho. Also, while realistically, it looks kind of weird when you can hardly see your own character in the dark.
These are really only minor issues or personal preferences, though. I have to agree with the tenor: TAKE MY MONEY! :)
Yeah, I really gotta agree here. This seems like it could get frustrating to have such a narrow beam of light (or for that matter, no personal lighting to give you a small glance of what’s behind you). Then again, this was recently implemented “today” according to the post, so they probably hadn’t really thought about tweaking all that quite yet.
This and maybe the fact that this is low level lighting device, we probably will be able to get better lighting later or to upgrade this one.
like nightvision goggles ;)
Its more realistic Dude… if u use flashlight or something like that u cant see what is behind you…
It’s a video game, and good game design comes first. I’m just pointing out that it would get frustrating very fast if you didn’t have some SORT of sense of what lies slightly behind you. I’m not saying that every light should shine in all direction, I’m just saying that there should be some limited radiating personal light so the darkness doesn’t feel so frustratingly suffocating (but would still preserve a feel of mystery).
It’s actually not as realistic as you’d think. Go into a pitch black room and shine a flashlight at a wall. You’ll see more illumination (even if it is much less than the main beam) than there is in this video due to the light reflecting off other surfaces.
I would actually venture to say that the way the flashlight beam is portrayed in this video is fairly unrealistic, especially given that the torch (which should be much dimmer than any modern lightbulb) seems to illuminate way more area than the flashlight. Either the torch should have a much smaller radius of illumination or the flashlight should have a larger angle at which it illuminates and be slightly stronger.
You know you’re just splitting hairs, and that the Devs get to decide what’s ‘realistic’ or not. The darkness is unnatural. You can only pierce it with a direct beam of light. :D
Just saying this game has bloody space hobos, hover bikes that look like sharks and evil penguins. I don’t think its supposed to be realistic and don’t forget your on a different planet the laws of physics might be different.
I also disagree, this lighting is perfect with the flashlight. It ENCOURAGES twitchy movement, and constant looking over the shoulder. If you don’t like it, just torch the place with lights.
As for the narrowness of the beam, I think it’s pretty good for just a
regular flashlight. I would assume that if you don’t feel like torching the place up you could perhaps MAKE a better flashlight. Mix the basic flashlight and a giant lens for a miners light. The flashlight may even be a step up from a low light lantern.
*explodes from excItement*
Very nice lighting engine! Very fluid! Loving the music too. Everything so far sounds and looks very nice!
Man, I’m completely… flabbergasted O_o
It looks absolutely awesome, both the lighting and the world and animations themselves! Keep it up!
make it so when you turn the light off you can only see your character’s eyes!
anyway GIVE ME DIS GAME
Wow, awesome lighting, and was it just me or that music… Nyan? The game seems to be doing great, I didn’t know the devs were this far already :D Well, let’s wtch it another 50 times ;)
first video already shows game looks good and much more. =)
must share some opinion: -the range of light-beam is good and no need to make it wider; -someone below said that it’s not realistic to not see own character in dark =i disagree and like how character is in shade here in video; -good idea was below to see character’s eyes in darkness, when there is no light sources; -narrow-directional lights is more interesting then all-direction sources, but please(!) don’t call this “a torch”(and i hope there will be stationary/placeable searchlights/projectors in game)
It also shows how you use different hands to hold things. Great!
It looks so good… I’m REALLY looking forward to getting a home server going and having all my friends play.
i want to play!! :)
WHY DIDN’T YOU TAKE IT?!
Thank the Heavens of Coding for the video!
You are just giving me insomnia for the rest of the week (it’s 11:30 AM in here)
I don’t think my computer gonna wanto work with that kind of lighting. Terraria 1.1 colored lighting system almost lagged it to hell
Seriously? What type of computer are you using? Are you using Atari STE with 256 RAM? If you’re using THAT, I’d jolly recommend you to upgrade your laptop instantly.
Really cool, Thanks Omi.
Omg this is amazing :D
looks great for a start.
i agree with a possibility in frustrating players because the light is a bit narrow, but for this level (tunels) i thought it was adequate.
maybe an upgradable torch? (with lasers, of course!)
and now for the mandatory part of a comment:
take. my. MONEY! :) seriously. can’t wait to play!
I loved the music. But my speaker wont accept my money :(
You know, i tried to think of something good and constructive that makes me look very interlligent, but all i could come up with is “Awesome!”
I actually like the fact that it’s such a small light, makes the whole caver look big and creepy *grins*
Love the music
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
we need to download it! :)
Ah very cool. The lighting is really smooth and adds a lot of depth. Well done!
The Cake is a Lie
in terraria music better:(
TAAKE MY MONEEEY! TAKE MY LIFE! TAKE MY BODY! TAKE MY FAMILY! JUST GIVE BE STARBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUNDDD!!! PLEASE!
That looks so f***ing AMAAAZING!
OH MY GOD.
I just watched it again…
I HATE YOU! I wanna play it so bad I’m literally crying right now! DAMNIT!
I am willing to pay 100 dollars is that enough? XD
Welcome to awesomeness.
I want it on my rifle!
OK, tell me right now, who made deal with Satan who made deal with Chuck Norris…
The lighting is look really promising can’t wait for a demo or something of the game! is that game music because it sound real nice.
I don’t know what the problem is with comparing. Comparing means finding similarities and differences. You could even compare an apple and a toilet if you want to. It obvious that Starbound has some similarities and some differences regarding Terraria, and just talking about these things doesn’t imply that Starbound isn’t an independent project.
So you can’t place torches or other light sources? or you can but you did not have any/don’t want to show us :)
i think its clear that you can place torches :)
Take my money shoving it into my moniter is not working :(
Beautiful, just beautiful. This is even more torturing than the Terraria 1.1 teasers every week. I WANT IT NAO!! :P
Am I the only one who loved the music in this video?
Because it was really good.
No, not the only one.
I like it too ! It kinda reminds me of nyan cat :D
Really? It sounded like Ancient caveman music. BUT IT WAS EPIC!!!!!!
I think its really good to :)
I don’t like the music
Me too! Also, at about 0:45, It turns into nyan cat :3
ew, nyan cat O.o good music anyway…
I know… I’d rather not hear any nyan cat while playing. if you want to listen to it go find the 24 hour long youtube video of it… I just want to play the game.
nope. best. music. ever.
I really loved it too!
Liked it. To the point where the nyan cat kicks in. It just doesn’t fit into the whole dark, creepy cave exploring theme.
Besides me, yes.
This music is just wonderful! I just want more of the music right now. :>
Such awesome music! There are clearly some amazing people working on this game.
It has such an in depth feel to it already and we have only seen a snippet.
I wonder about system requirements….
Probably barely more then terraria
omg the character movement is just as good as the lighting AWESOME, and i hope this is in game music because it is amazing as well
Wtf? Nyan-cat? Is that going to be an ingame music piece?
Damn im gonna love this game!
Really cool, I like the way the flashlight (compared to a torch) exchanges the radius for distance, players will now have a tactical choice of lighting style. Also, graphics look good and music was nice too. Keep up the great work! :)
The music reminded me of Nyan Cat.. In the best possible way. :D I hope preorders are up soon!
*explodes from excitement*
Holy shi- This is just amazing… The music, the graphics the lightning…
Sod money, you can have my first-born son… GIMME GIMME GIMME !!! :)
I love the music
W00T! so see starbound this far along in production, it makes me really happy!
music sounded like nyan cat to me, but i could defiantly get used to it.
GOD that music is cheesy.
Why are you killing meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?!
Is that In-Game music?
This looks really awesome, even has better lighting the terraria!
Just like ZacheryBoy and Chickenman said, TAKE MY MONEY AND GET IT OVER WITH!
This is awesome!!! I love the accuracy of the shadows and the fact that you can direct light upon specific objects. Music is awesome too!!!
This looks amazing! I can’t wait!
OM FRIGGN G(gosh not the other one)!!!!!!!! THAT Is AWSOME! great work
After seeing this, how much do you think this game is worth and how much do you want it to be worth?
You know, I’m actually willing to pay about $20 for this thing……
Guys, I keep throwing my money at the screen but nothing’s happening, please fix.
Stop showing new features and JUST TAKE MY MONEY.
YOU CAN WALK UP 1 HIGH BLOCKS :DDD thank god
the music is good but lets get to the point u guys are doing a great job keep it up
ur bigest fan :)
This is really rad. Nice to see the game in motion, too. Can’t wait to see more :).
I’m rather astonished at the gameplay, but I have to agree with many who think the beam should be a bit wider, albiet with more fall off. Getting lighting perfect is always a pain though. You’re still getting my monies ;)
Thank goodness for being able to walk up 1×1 high blocks! Oh, the lighting is cool as well. =)
Woaw…. Just awesome….. And the music to! :D
that’s it i really can’t wait anymore !!!
i like how you auto walk up tiles if they are only 1 high. a small yet genius thing that other popular sandbox games *cough minecraft+terraria* fail to adress
Actually if you think about it a bit, Terraria is the only one you can apply that to. It’s blocks are 2 feet square, whereas Minecraft’s are 1 meter square. At least in minecraft you can make stairs.
Besides that and on the topic of Starbound,
In the words of the philosopher, “Shut up and take my money!”
this is gonna be awesome
amazing lightning, great soundtrack
mother o god
oh my god…@_@!!
29 seconds in, it sounds like variations on nyan cat
If the music here is any indication of the soundtrack I would NOT mind buying a soundtrack version AT ALL xD
0:39 – 0:53
Favorite part of the music
Okay, I see a video of the character walking. Just a question.. Is that the only movement speed? Or is it sprint on double tap of the direction you wish to move? :o
Amazing ! First the light visuals are pretty awesome, 2nd, we can walk 1*1 blocks, 3rd, the movement are fluids and nicely spritted, 4th, it’s 1.30am and i can’t stop thinking of it, insomnia spotted ^^, 5th ???????, 6th Profit !
Seriously I can’t wait to get this game, I’m gonna buy it if you keep working so fast and perfectly !
I THROW MY MONEY AT THE SCREEN BUT NOTHING HAPPENS!
Erm, That’s a really realistic lighting engine and it had to have taken loads of hand-crafted code to perfect!
Keep it up man, we neeeeeed this kind of information!
omfg… guys i want to the prebuy!!!
this is going to be a good game!!!!!
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.
Wow. It’s looking very pretty! Can’t wait to see more on this, did everything there is in Terraria and I can’t wait to do as much as possible in this :D
I’d like to see dynamic lighting be more hindering as well as helpful. Without light, the screen could have a dimming effect, as eyes adjust to the darkness.
can some one help me i can’t seem to find the credit card slot on my computer where may I install one?
Great lighting, great animations, great music… the only thing it’s missing is a way to take my money.
Oh, and did anyone else notice the equippable fish?
If she’s come up with the code herself without copying anything, she’s brilliant and intelligent. Very exciting! Best of wishes.
This is off topic but… HAPPY ST.PATRICKS DAY!!!
YAY, you can place torches in background walls :D
fantastic music and the lighting looks absolutely amazing!
epic music andawesome lighting. The game so far looks like its gonna take a whole new side to the 2D playing world.
Can you please post the name of the music or put it as in-game music?
i hope he doesnt drop this one like he did with terraria it likes really good keep up the good work
5 days and nothing new oh well as long as there working on the game I don’t care if there is a new post
I just wanted to say that I’ve been following you guys and I’m really liking what you are making. This project will go far and surpass what Terraria is. Keep up the good work and release it when when you see fit!
why when i saw the title of this game i was thinking about Earthbound? :P
Wouldn’t that kind of be the opposite of Starbound? I mean seriously, if you are bound to Earth, you are on a nice planet filled with life. Wouldn’t Starbound kind of be, like, not on Earth? (I don’t know what Earthbound is :P)
Hmm… your video does not accept cash…
This whole video was awesome, but the best part was the end… Gameplay videos soon!!!
It would be awesome if the more you go into the dark all surrounding light darkens too or your field of vision decreases.
By the way great video! (love the shadows)
Ah, a Terraria ripoff. Hope Relogic sues.
Oh, I didn’t know the trolls were already implemented! Good work, guys. You have to work a bit on their random sentences, though. Relogic suing one of their team mates would be a stupid idea even for a troll.
LOL. dude, Starbound is made by the same person that made Terraria. It’s not a ripoff at all. XD
This is really a small detail but it’s things like these that make gameplay awesome: Notice how when the flashlight shines at something midair (I think its midair?) It blocks the light beam behind it but the light continues around it. If that makes any since.
Wait that would be “sense,” wouldn’t it? Or “sence…” I think it’s “sense.”
Also… if you don’t take my money I will shove it in your face until you accept it.
amazing looking game haha cant wait to buy
The music is perfect up until the nyan cat reference… It’s cool, it just doesn’t fit one bit.
I’m throwing money at the screen BUT NOTHINGS HAPPENING
NYAN!!! kickis in at 0:30 love the shadows however, and the fact that they demoed a ton more then meets the eye. see if you can find everything!
THIS IS COOL ! :D
sucks gow they can play whenever -_-
We need more! :D
Is the game out for purchase? I can nearly wait to lay it!
*Play it I mean :)
why are you playing terreria music?
When will game relese?
Amazing Music !! hope is in-game music and not just editing the video stuff.
when is the next gameplay video
I’m already really liking that you can have a handheld light source, and that you don’t have to jump to get to higher elevations like you do in Terraria because the blocks(not sure if there will be blocks? Looks like it) are shorter.
very nice song loved it :D
You must love the music AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The music is good, but I think the devs will know what my favourite feature is from the way my eyes were instantly drawn to the item in hotkey space 1. :D PULSE RIFLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
how to download starboun?
Release a YouTube or MP3 of that music! Marketing marketing marketing!
when will it come out
that music is awsome
Hello guys, i’m new here and sorry for my bad english
I don’t know if that was sugested before but in my opinion, when using the flashlight i think it could produce a little bit of backlight, the way it is right now (at least in the video), i can barely see my character when using the flashlight, this could create some problems in situations like jumping because you can’t see very clearly where you’re landing.
Is this lighting not THE perfect setup for you to be exploded by a creeper?
0:30 NYAN CAT XD
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