Blubber Busters

First alpha build coming soon!

Hey Busters!

Busting our butts as usual, we’re only a few weeks away from releasing the alpha build of the demo! When those are out, we would LOVE to hear your feedback on anything and everything (the good, the bad, and the bugs) so we can make sure the demo is as awesome as possible before it goes public. 

If you’d like to be part of the alpha release, please consider donating to our $10 Carer Tier on Patreon!

We’re currently focusing on making sure our full game loop works properly, before diving into gameplay & art polish. One of those focuses include figuring out UI. Here’s a few mock ups we're working on :)

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Having some fun rendering up environment assets. Here’s some very special eggs with parasites... how disgustingly adorable! 

Paul streamed some animation for our boss polliwog yesterday - here’s the result! If you missed it, check it out on our Twitch channel

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We’re also getting our lovely space whales some animation! This majestic billboard is ready for your medical care~ 

Putting together cut scenes for a few parts of the demo. Here’s a concept of the moment you get injected into a space whale. 

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Some environment work so far...

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And finally, a sneak peak into more of Eva’s abilities (w/temp vfx)! Since she’s our agile character, you can dash through enemies & stun them before attacking with slashing claws or swapping to Rudy and burning them to a crisp! :3 

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And as always, thank you for your support! <3

  -Thar Be Monsters team  

Still busting our blubber!

Hey Busters, it's been a loooong while & we're sorry for the lack of public updates. 

Since the end of last year, we've been working hard on gameplay so that we can finally get the new public slice released sometime in May! In the meantime, we'll be doing a few more dev streams (you can catch the previous streams from this past month with Paul on our Twitch!) and doing our best not to keep our heads down so we can keep sharing awesome updates with you.

Here's a small slice of the new robot enemies & whales you'll be helping. 

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Some amazing jiggle tech and goopiness for more immersive environment interactions...

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Adorable larval polliwogs you get to torch & a teaser of our mother polliwog boss...

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And some WIP shots of our start screen and lab you can visit in the space station!

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There's a TON more we'd love to show, but we'll share more of it in the next update! :>

If you want to support us through this last grind,  please feel free to donate some pennies through our Patreon. Thank you so much for your continued support! <3 

-Thar Be Monsters team

The Station Siblings Revealed!

Busters!

We are so excited to finally reveal our newest NPCs in the station. The constructed siblings - Salt & Pepper

These two eccentric sisters handle the research and development affairs on the station, residing in the Research Wing. Having been raised around science their whole lives on the station, they’re both prodigies in their own right but they couldn’t be more different!

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Salt - The Propitious Pathologist 

Salt, as the first creation of the chief scientist, was built to tend to the efficiencies of all things organic in and around the station. She maintains a vast collection of patient samples from all around the system to better study and treat their infections. Her deep knowledge of all things infectious will help the crew improve and upgrade their equipment to better fight off anything that comes their way. 

Sweet and kind in demeanor, she acts as a motherly steward for the patients that come to the station for care. She also has something of a geek streak about her work and tends to get irrationally excited when presented with a new sample or creature she’s not yet encountered. Social situations are hard, okay?  

Her less-than-stellar programming has morphed her interest in pathology into something more akin to an infatuation - She’s deeply passionate for anything in her care and won’t stand for mistreatment or malpractice of any kind, so do your best and don’t disappoint her! 

 

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Pepper - The Manic Mechanic 

Pepper is a spunky, energy-packed child with a knack for all things mechanical. She spends her days rattling around in the belly of the station, repairing broken machinery, building oddball contraptions and causing as much noise as possible. Pepper provides the crew with the means to outfit the station with the latest and greatest tech.

Stitched together from a box of left-over convict remains lifted from a nearby prison barge, she has a near limitless physical strength despite her petite stature -- A perfect fit for the station’s mechanic! Mix that with a fragile ego, though, and she may be one tantrum away from complete destruction of the home she works so hard to keep running.

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Here are some extra model shots & concept for them! 

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And again, we wanted to thank those that are supporting us on Patreon. Every penny gives us a little boost to make our new VS real! <3 

-Thar Be Monsters team