Tuesday, 22 November 2011

New IRC channel

Hello!

I would like to announce that we have new IRC channel

We were having some technical issues, with the last one.

Hope this one will work well.

http://webchat.irondust.net/?channels=backtobasics

~bartos

PS I will put it also on the sidebar

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Larger Player Sprites

Lager Player sprites arranged nicely :)

Enjoy

Arctic

Player Sprites Update

Here is the updated player sheet, as you can see iv added a lot more animations. For the items i decided for now at least we will have the generic looking style for that item ( i will probably change this when im bored sometime) these will just be the display and the actual items properties will still affect performance.

iv added the dividers so you can separate the animations easier. Hope you like them.

:)

Arctic

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Coins!

Hello!

Today I am going to show you the thing you are going to pay for goods in Back to Basics

Okay, so here it is, made by one, best and unique Arctic

This ones will show up in the shops, or when being dropped:









Really small, huh?

This one will show up in the rankings or near the displayed amount










You can clearly see, that there will be two currencies, few words about them:

Gold coins - Will be very popular, dropped from monsters, gathered for completing quests or trading with shopkeepers, they will be everywhere, and easy to get, you will be able to buy goods using them

Platinum coins - Will be buyable for $$$ and will be more exclusive, player who have them can more easier buy everything.

Of course you will be able to buy mostly all items for both types of coins.

~bartos

PS I will post more stuff soon, we are experimenting.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Comments

Hello!

Today, we decided to give you an option, that you don't need anymore to log-in with Open ID or Google/ Blogger account. It will make life simpler!

Note: We recommend to use your accounts(Google/Blogger), as it will be a proof, that you are verified fan.

~ bartos

PS. Happy Haloween!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

why Pay to Play?
























Back To Basics T-Shirt!

Iv just finished the 1st BTB T =D what do you think?
Its available here:

Most of the proceeds will fund development (The rest goes to Cafepress -_-)
But most importantly you can show you support and spread awareness by wearing it.

Hope You like it :D

Arctic

Friday, 28 October 2011

Here is the player Sprite sheet as of now, hot off the presses. I literally just finished it :D
there will probably be quite a few more to add (digging and placing are just 2) but for now these can begin to be implemented and see how they look in game. I hope you like them and that you are exited for the Alpha.

Iv also been coming up with some ideas for the public server. Nothing is finalised, but we will most likely have at least 1. I was thinking that there should be some pre built structures, like a large castle as the spawn area and maybe a forest. iv also been thinking about adding elements to allow people to make money of their builds, for now that can wait ;)







Until next time

Arctic

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Inventory

Hello!

Steven did great job, and he done fully working inventory with cool tooltips. 
"A picture is worth a thousand words"


~bartos

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Donate us!

Hello!

We were recently working on a properly working PayPal account, and a PayPal button!

As you can see we've worked it out, and it should work now. You can donate us now, using a PayPal donate button, located on the sidebar.

Thanks!

~bartos

Forum!

Hello!

I can proudly say, that forum is online, working and ready for use.

If you want to start posting right now, simply click this link
http://backtobasics.freeforums.org

Forum is still in BETA , and will be often modified and improved. We are sorry, if any issues will show up.

~bartos

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Rawr, Rhinos.

Sup guys, my first post it's only a tiny update. Rhinos :D and they're animated - Charging and Walking, they will be semi-passive: when they enter your screen it's 50% chance of them ignoring you and 50% chance of em charging you. xP








Also making Goblin Villages, these will have Quests and a Shop, you can also attack them.

~Infraynor

A new graphic/spriter

Hello!

Today we have a very good news, the new graphic/spriter joined our team.

He is doing so awesome stuff, and wait for his post on blog in few minutes...

You should all worship him :D

Best regards,
bartos

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Bears, wolfs and some new upcoming stuff

Hello!

Again a small update, but a list of stuff, that's need to be done.

1. Arctic done bears, wolfs and their small children

Here they are!









2. Also, I want to announce some stuff that needs to be done, and will get in next update porbably:

A) Editable paper and books - We will give you the ability to put books on bookcases, choose their color, and even write inside them, we plan doing a "Like" or "Recommend" button, later so you will be able to share, your books with community. The people who will get the most votes, will get a small reward in-game.

B) Temperature - We are planning, implementing the temperature system, which will affect on you, and environment

C) Special servers - After the BETA phase, we are planning on doing some "Official servers" , that won't be sand-box, what will be there then? Zoos, PvP, Tournaments, and much more!

D) Fishbowl - We are planning adding a new item "Fishbowl", which will give you ability to put catched fishes there, so we also plan fishes.

E) Forum - That's a thing for you, do you want a forum? Write in comments.

Best regards,
bartos

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Dens

Hello!

We are coming out with, new, but small update.
Jordan has finished new art for dens, they will be probably a household for a new animal:Wolf

Here is the art of an empty den:

And a den with wolfs:

Also we are coming out with two new things:

XP system is coming up soon, the coding is going great, there will be some updates about it, so stay tuned!

IRC Channel - Yes, that's right! Now B2B fans , will be able to chat on our 24/7 IRC channel, from now on!
http://webchat.fossnet.info/channel/backtobasics/file/index.html
The link will be also on the sidebar.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Big pack of stuff and a THANK YOU for our fans!

Hello!

Today is a very important day, our blog just get 1000 views, and we want to say big THANK YOU! to our fans, for following , commenting and sharing. You are just amazing!

Also for this special oppportunity, we decided to share you a BIG PACK OF STUFF!

Preview:









Is a big update, isn't it?

Also next extra bonus, I will soon add a screenshots from version Indev 0.01, to the "Screenshots & Videos" section.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

First household items

Your house will be one of the most important things to build, but how can you build it without any good items? Your problems just disappeared! Thanks to Arctic for creating some new great stuff.



Corrector/Coder hired!

Recruited a new coder today, who also is fluent in english!

It's Shayne "TarlachQQ" , he will be correcting blog stuff , and also coding for our game.

You can also follow him on Twitter


Some technical improvements

Hello!

I just added 2 Twitter boxes (mine and Arctic) at the bottom of the page, also there is live streaming from our facebook page.

Maybe you have any ideas for a blog? Write here.

Barrels n' bombs

KABOOM!

Yeah, we've got some new stuff. The first thing is a new wooden barrel that will be used for gathering the liquids (oil & water confirmed).

We also have fully animated bombs!


Remember to follow us on Twitter for more updates





Friday, 7 October 2011

Fox

Hello!

Today secret package contain? A little fox. He is so pretty, huh?
It will be probably an agressive mob, that will attack you in game.

Also, the animation for this pretty animal is done.


Wait for next updates, it's going to be fun...

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Logo and a "pre" background

Hello!

We wasn't posting much time, huh? So, we come with another piece of a game ...

The first thing is a new logo for Back to Basics, that will represent our game ... Here it is!



Second one is a "pre" background for our website ... wait what? A website, yes, right we started doing a website. Link? Not that easy, it's a task for you, first one who will answer will get a unique screenshot from Back to Basics Indev 0.01 as a first one! Remember to post a link to our website in the comments, of course if you find it. Good luck!

Hint: Google Sites

Friday, 30 September 2011

New Player Sprite













Iv been trying to get the style right for the player for a while now, doing the art in a pixel style opens a lot of doors and closes others. First i had the player i posted a while ago, it was ok but nothing special. Then i had a few more designs that looked good as the basic template, but when i started developing them they didn't feel right. Finally i came up with this design. The little cave man character, he's interesting and original. i will probably add a few more clothes for him or a lot more if we implement customisable characters.

Arctic

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Pipe update

Hello! It's a pipe update! Arctic just made few new pipes. The first two are curved regular pipes, that will be used to connect with straight regular pipes, and create something amazing...

The second one is a powered pipe, upper image is a powered pipe in OFF position. The second one is showing the ON powered pipe. How they will be used? It's easy, they will be needed for pumping out the water,oil and other liquids, especially if you want them on the surface.


~bartos



Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Showing up some new stuff

Hello! Arctic just made a two new things for our game. The upper one is the iron one, which will be found under ground, will be used for making weapons and tools, maybe for something new...

The second one is a pipe, it will be used for transporting oil, water and other liquids.
They will be also automatically turnable, so if you put two pipes near, they will connect and if needed turn.

~bartos

Revealing new minerals!

Hello! I would really like to show yo ua two new minerals: Silver and Coal . Silver will be probably used for crafting weapons and tools. Coal - useful for furnace, and maybe vehicles...

Thanks to arctic, for creating those amazing minerals!

~bartos 

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Diamond

Jordan was working on a new mineral , diamond, we decided to release it for a public opinion. It will be encountered, very deep, under the ground. One of the rare stuff in "Back to Basics". Take a look, and post your opinions, we really appreciate it!

I will soon add a "Current look"- image showing the current look the game, using many items, that are currently done. And a book for ideas, wait for updates guys.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Gold!






Here are 2 new minerals i created, Gold and Quartz. There are around anothers 3 to come so stay tuned. My personal favourite is the gold and i hope you like it to.