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    EFFING DEAD - a survival action in RE4 style

    Hi Everyone,
    nice to be here on rock, paper, shotgun!
    I would like to share you our fist indie game, EFFING DEAD, a survival game like the amazing Resident Evil 4, completely in 3D, with real-time light and shadows, glows and water physics.

    Why RE4? We love the genre and believe the 4th was the best, so we try to bring back the same feelings and joy we discover while we played with it.
    But, also, we try to improve some aspect of the game mechanics and give it our special touch.

    Just to be clear there is:
    - no co-op experience !!!
    - no silly puzzle on RGB colors !!!
    - no remake nor reboot !!!
    - no cheasy super machos !!!
    - no kinect, Move or Wii control !!!
    - no social !!!
    - no bow !!!
    - no qte (oh s*it, there are some... ^_^) !!!

    Ok, bows and some stuff weren't in RE but, you know, just in case someone is asking... :P

    Enough with the joking, you can watch the current gameplay trailer:


    or the first beta video with older and not improved gfx can be found here: http://youtu.be/IPBhyTbobwc

    Some in game screenshots (UPDATED 5 May):









    EFFING DEAD will be released on Windows but we are planning to release it also on MAC and LINUX. As you can see the engine is quiet complete, we are building levels, puzzles and stuff right now.

    If anything works as planed the first beta will be ready for May 2013, so please come back soon to give it a try ;) .

    AN IMPORTANT NOTE: because we like to receive but also to give, during the development we will releasing game stuff for free (under CC license) not just simple stuff, but real in game 3D models, elements, scripts... Why? Because we believe in freedom and in mods.

    You can download something right now on the STUFF page of TheShortAndTheTall site.

    About us
    We are TheShortAndTheTall, which is a small indiegames team from Italy, made of two Nice guys, Alessio (the short one) and me, ALberto (the tall one).
    EFFING DEAD was made by us + some help on charas models and environment here and there, because sometime we like also to sleep. ;D

    If you like you can follow the develop on FB and Twitter:
    TheShortAndTheTall Twitter
    TheShortAndTheTall Facebook page

    Our site: TheShortAndTheTall.com
    EFFING DEAD on IndieDB

    Comments are REAAALLLY appreciated. ^_^ TKS!
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    Hi guys
    we worked hard on lights and shadow, trying to make the atmosphere more interesting.
    ...and made a new video! This time it's all about gameplay.. look and share ;)



    Some screenshots:
    Lighting, before and after


    EXXXPLOSION:


    COMMENT are appreciated! ^_^

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    My only constructive criticism is for you to change the name of the game.

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    I'd love to know how far you are taking this "RE4" similarity? How obstructive will your controls be? Not to deride tank controls, they can be an appropriate choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    I'd love to know how far you are taking this "RE4" similarity? How obstructive will your controls be? Not to deride tank controls, they can be an appropriate choice.
    I take it you haven't played the latter half of the Resident Evil series.

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    Hi People!
    here we are with some new image for EFFING DEAD - we are still on lights and textures. Maybe for the BETA we will introduce also some new shaders - we will see.
    Btw, about the beta: it's 99% finished ^_^

    Enjoy the pics and if you think you could be interested in our survival, prepare your pad -_^











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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    I'd love to know how far you are taking this "RE4" similarity? How obstructive will your controls be? Not to deride tank controls, they can be an appropriate choice.
    The controls are similar to RE4 BUT you can walk and shoot at the same time, like RE5 (if I remember right, don't know RE6 because I haven't it). The reload action of course take some time + you can't walk.

    Uhm, maybe I make a list about the features:


    • In game Map with enemies presence
    • No need of inventory screen: change weapon and use stuff in game without any pause
    • Aim to interact and take control of different type of sensors
    • Be fast with the button press when enemies takes you
    • Perform barrel rolls to avoid grabs and use the energy blade for special moves
    • Look out for your energy and prevent damage for the camera signal
    • Find out how to enter areas with camera signal shields
    • Exploration will need puzzles solving we like action but also brain use
    • Different type of weapons, customizable with upgrades
    • Enemies with multiple type of AI and attack-defence behaviour
    • Find the right tactics and the best way to kill the enemies for increasing your ammo and collecting coins for weapons upgrades
    • Do head shots or destroy bodies parts with your arsenal


    I hope I've make you a bit curious ;).
    THE OPEN BETA is near to come, it's 99% ready so soon you will have the opportunity to try EFFING DEAD.
    We need to add just a few things, some icons, 10 packs of grenades, 30 liters of blood, 4 lightsabers, 6 boxes of ammunition. Not much. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakoito View Post
    My only constructive criticism is for you to change the name of the game.
    hahah ok ;)
    (no ^_^)

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    Nice! Good luck with this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobF View Post
    Nice! Good luck with this!
    TKS! ^_^

    Current state: the open beta is FINISHED - but we are on a few bugs. So, time to bug fixing and next week it's release time ;)
    I hope you will try it.

    We made also some new improvements: we add rim lights on characters after different comments on the gameplay video and change also the camera position a bit when you move, a bit more when you aim and shoot.

    Some new pics:







    We hope you like and maybe spread the word ;)

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    Btw: if you think our project is interesting and cool maybe you can vote for us on INDIECRASHE3.
    TKS ^_^


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    Hi guys, some new pics, this time animated ;)





    We improve again the lighting and add RIM lights on charas. Also we move the camera, now it's closer and a bit more to the right, after some suggestions.

    Enjoy and comment -_^

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    Hi guys
    time to download the OPEN BETA:


    and maybe do a BARREL ROLL!!!


    Then, if you like it, please support us on GREENLIGHT and INDIEGOGO! TKS




    Any comment are.. ah, you know ;)
    TKS in ADVANCE and have a nice week end.

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    BETA new version - 0.8.7

    Hi guys
    we have a new BETA version, 0.8.7.



    After different forums comments and a pair of gamers video on youtube (Uber cool! ^_^ ) we made some changes:


    • a new camera behavior, completely rewritten because people tell us that it was a bit too frenetic
    • new lights in some areas (too dark for may and details didn't come out)
    • more in-game info about the V-Blade and special attacks, for the melee.


    Hope you ENJOY the beta!
    Please support us on STEAM and INDIEGOGO.
    ...and spread the word
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    Hi ALL!
    Things begin to work. We have some Let'sPlay videos from youtubers around the world that tried our game and enjoyed it and this is AWESOME - plus some little news here and there.

    But we have also a new BETA version, 0.8.8.



    We saw the videos and read comments and we have thought that the camera was not perfect so we have decided to change the movement from moving to aiming and make it smoother, plus we have introduced the mouse invert (different people ask us about it).
    So, please download it and give it try.

    ^_^ AND SUPPORT! TKS IN ADVANCE.
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