May 5th, 2015
This is a quick update to the state of “more than four xbox controllers in cobalt”.
Due to the comments on the last post, I realized the fix was rather trivial.
In v125 all xbox controllers after the forth will instead be added as direct input devices. This means they will be slightly less featured, lacking force feedback and worse analog trigger support. But it will work:
I tried this with 4 wired xbox 360 controllers, and 1 wireless xbox 360 controllers using a usb-dongle receiver.
April 9th, 2015
We are working on v125! Things that we have done to far include:
- Adventure mode
- Reworked gamemodes
- Polished and reworked maps
- Lots of new community maps included in the game
- Improved flow
- More options in game modes
- How to play section
- Improved controls view
We are currently focusing mainly on game stability and optimizations.
Here are a bunch of progress shots:
Improved player setup flow
Improved level selector
Improved and updated maps and modes
Improved controls view
February 22nd, 2015
More big changes!
Did you enjoy last weekend’s post? Well if you did, more awesomeness is awaiting you… so click that read more button now!
February 15th, 2015
Big changes incoming!
Hello everyone! It’s time for a blogpost again! And this time, I bring you news about some big changes that some of us will get to test in the next prerelease so you can have an awesome experience once v125 is out!
Hit “read more” to learn more about these big changes!
January 18th, 2015
We’re back in action!
Hello everyone! Enjoying the new year?
Hit that read more button to see what I have for you today!
December 28th, 2014
How’s visiting family (or whatever else you do!) going? In my case, it’s keeping me quite busy!
However, I had enough spare time to check the Oxeye blog during the 25th!
What’s so important about that, you ask? Well, our dear community member Librus wrote a very interesting blogpost to celebrate such day and holidays!
Go read if you haven’t already! The link is here.
December 21st, 2014
Time flies, doesn’t it?
Today we take a look at a new feature to be released with the next udpate: Taming!
December 14th, 2014
As many of you might know, guess or assume, in the next version there will be some new weapons for you to shoot, throw or slash into the baddies’ faces…
This week, I present to you two new curious throwables that can be quite useful in some situations.
December 8th, 2014
Trif has been quite busy trying to exfiltrate the Oxeye Headquarters and whatnot, so for now I’m in charge of posting on this blog! For those who don’t know me, I’ve been making maps for Cobalt for quite a long time now, and I also hang around a lot in the Cobalt IRC channel.
But that’s probably not what you are here for!
So hit that “read more” button for some…
November 11th, 2013
In fact, we’ve never been dead.
Since the last post we’ve been busy with distilling the game, starting our collaboration with Fatshark to bring Cobalt to Xbox and we’ve been to Minecon.
Being a small team with the main focus to have fun, the development of Cobalt has always been a bit haphazard where we’ve added stuff as we go with less focus on the bigger picture and more attention spent on what felt right at the moment. This has led to, in our opinion, a great platformer but it has also resulted in a lot of features that remain hidden to the average player. When a new player starts up Cobalt, he or she isn’t really introduced to what the game is about. There’s nothing to hold their hand and present them with the experience that is Cobalt, especially not as a single player. I’m not talking about a next-gen like dumbing down of game play, but a coherent presentation of the actual game.
What we have now is a whole bunch of puzzle pieces hovering in the air waiting to be placed in the correct spot. Since starting our collaboration with Fatshark we’ve been busy trimming and arranging all pieces in order to put them down in a presentable larger picture and an enjoyable gaming experience from start to finish.
Hit the jump to read more!