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Broken Bottle on Youtube

June 24th, 2011 Comments off

A guy by the handle of ImpotentLper has done 3 “Let’s Play” style videos of Broken Bottle: 1, 2 and 3. He narrates them with quite a cool throaty American voice (rather fits the main char of the game, I’d say) and he seems to have a number of other interesting videos of roguelikes.

His preferred method of play involves abusing alcohol so he can kill kids. I do find it interesting how easily gamers become hooked on this optimal play style… Everyone has their own addictions, eh? He says he enjoys the story, but I have to wonder if he’s missing out on much of the hallucination texts. He also doesn’t seem to notice that his sight is severely restricted by his headgear later in the game, making life much harder for himself. Anyway, it’s nice to see my game appreciated by others, and very interesting to watch how someone else plays it. Thanks, ImpotentLper!

Broken Bottle 1.2 released!

June 3rd, 2011 2 comments

This is tweak release to balance a couple of gameplay elements and alter a few bits of text in the game.

Windows download here.
Mac and Linux users will have to get beta 27 of the T-Engine and extract the game’s module folder to the /game/modules/ directory of the T-Engine.

Changes:
– Increased starting HP from 20 to 25
– Decreased junkie attack power and accuracy
– Added variety to player killing messages depending on enemy and drunken state
– Several small text tweaks and additions in story elements.
– Slightly decreased withdrawal rate (you’ll see hallucinations less quickly)
– Much much lower and less frequent hp penalties from heavy alcohol abuse
– Flying numbers above @ to indicate hp or stamina loss from drunk/withdrawal effects

Screenshot:
Broken Bottle screenshot