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Overgrowth Leaps On To Steam Early Access, Slices Price

By Graham Smith on December 18th, 2013.

A whole world for punching.

Its rabbit characters are not the interesting thing about this game. Overgrowth is interesting because this indie project from a small team has physics-driven kung-fu, destructive and satisfying swordfighting, environment-hopping wall-running, stealth, RPG mechanics, local multiplayer, and a level editor that allows you to construct your own scenarios.

The game has been in paid-alpha since 2008, a time when “paid-alpha” wasn’t really a thing we understood. Now it’s available on Steam Early Access. There’s more detail and videos below.
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Ruff: Overgrowth Puts On Some Weight, Adds Dogs

By Nathan Grayson on November 28th, 2013.

Introducing my Tears for Fears cover band, Spears for Ears.

Overgrowth is weird. Shamefully, I always forget about it until I watch a video of it, at which point I remark, aloud, to no one in particular/confused housemates/non-sword-wielding rabbits, “Wow, those are probably the best sword-wielding rabbits I’ve ever seen in a game.” Because, I mean, look at them. Those ears are floppy in a way that can only be described as lush. And now there are dogs. They can be somewhat rotund, too – which suddenly reminds me: people, walk your pets.

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What’s Up Doc? – Overgrowth Looking Quite Nice

By Nathan Grayson on July 29th, 2013.

He is either kicking him in the armpit or right through his chest cavity. Neither possibility seems particularly pleasant.

Ours is a world of strife and chaos. Everything fights: people, seahorses, parasites, plants, and – yes – even adorable fuzzy-wuzzy widdle bunnies. Overgrowth doesn’t avert its gaze from this awful truth. It depicts the gruesome realities of lagomortal kombat with oftentimes stomach-lurching precision, putting hare-splitting blades, black-eye-sprouting bunnicuffs, and yes – even that most fearsome and pointlessly brutal of bunny-fu techniques – slow-mo on full display. Craig liked it a lot! Witness a new video of the carnage (with snazzy upgrades and features) after the break.

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The Bunny Homicides: Hands On With Overgrowth

By Craig Pearson on July 16th, 2012.

Overgrowth‘s slow-motion button is the Best Thing Ever Of All Time Today. Pressing TAB turns the work-in-progress bunny beat-em-up into a work of art; a dilated dalliance between lagomorphs. You can see all the systems clicking into place: the gamey legs stretching out, the lucky rabbit’s foot crunching the unlucky rabbit’s larynx, the crumple as the body is broken beneath that big, flat hoof. Who’d have thought rabbit-on-rabbit violence would be so satisfying? Not me, bucko.

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Bunny Homicides: Grim Overgrowth Footage

By Craig Pearson on January 24th, 2012.

RPS: now in 3D!
I’ll be honest and say I had a slight prejudice against Wolfire’s bunny Overgrowth. Everytime I’ve looked in on it, I felt like the Arthur and his knights at the Cave of Caerbannog. But this morning the mists cleared, and Overgrowth tossed a Holy Hand Grenade of a video, tearing my cynical innards with the glorious sharpnel of truth. The video below of Alpha 166’s knife work is amazing.
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Rabbiting On: The Overgrowth Interview

By Jim Rossignol on September 8th, 2011.

Rabbit, kicked.
Overgrowth is a game about anthropomorphic animals fighting each other. It looks awesome. When things look awesome I tend to like to talk to the people who made them, and that’s what happened here. I talked to David Rosen, Overgrowth developer Wolfire’s lead programmer. You can read our question and answer session below. It is highly informative.
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Overgrowth Still Going, Awesome Footage

By Jim Rossignol on August 31st, 2011.

Ugly business.
Breathtaking indie furry fighting gaming Overgrowth is still growing to full size in the warm, fleshy pouch of pre-order funded development, but the videos released by the team are beginning to really show where all that time and effort are going. Honestly, this is the best video of anthropomorphic rabbits kicking the living shit out of each other that you are going to see today. Watch it.

(Thanks to everyone who sent this in.)
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Overgrowth Alpha Now A Playable Game

By John Walker on April 7th, 2011.

I always knew bunnies were hiding such violence.

We’ve been following the development of Wolfire’s Overgrowth with some interest. And rather crucially, it’s now a playable game. The rabbit-laden strangeness in a remarkable self-made engine is pretty intriguing, and a new collection of videos show that off. Well, two of them do. One of them shows what happens when it goes wrong.

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Wolfire Demonstrate Ragdoll Rabbits

By Jim Rossignol on October 29th, 2010.


But it’s ultimately more interesting than that sounds. There’s a video of Overgrowth‘s ragdoll combat posted below. It’s some serious anthropomorphic rabbit violence. The game itself is a 3D action adventure which is being meticulously blogged by its creators. There’s a second video below decks that shows some of what the Wolfire team have accomplished so far in their game creation process. What’s fun about that is that they talk about almost every aspect of it, constantly asking for feedback along the way, and opening up aspects of the game to community fiddling. Even if you’re not particularly interested in roaming rabbit ruckus this is worth following just to keep an eye on their design ruminations.
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Bunny Brawler: Wolfire Talk Overgrowth

By Alec Meer on March 18th, 2010.

A RABBIT. But also A MAN

It’s a Thursday afternoon, and that means it’s time to talk about cute animals kicking each other to death. We haven’t covered upcoming indie action game Overgrowth much on RPS, which is a sad side-effect of its much-adored precursor Lugaru arriving before the Hivemind had coalesced into being. Let’s correct that now, as it’s hard to imagine you lot wouldn’t be interested in a videogame about a rabbit roundhouse-kicking wolves. I had a quick natter with Aubrey Serr, Wolfire’s lead artist and John Graham, Wolfire’s self-proclaimed coffee operations officer, about what Overgrowth is, where it’s at and the highs and low of self-funded development. It’s entirely possible that some, all or none of these were dressed as kung-fu rabbits at the time.
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The Year Ahead, Part Three

By Jim Rossignol on January 16th, 2010.


Once we get past early summer things get a little hazy. We enter a nether-realm of shifting dates and unclear prophecies. By then we’ll also have a whole bunch of games I haven’t previously mentioned show up in the intervening months, stuff that we didn’t have release dates for to place them in our line-up. This final post in our preview attempts to survey them all. To the future! (And check out part one and two if you haven’t seen them already.)
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Crayon Physics: Pay What You Bloody Want

By Alec Meer on January 8th, 2010.

Goo did it. Radiohead did it. Even educated independent PC videogames do it. This time, it’s Petri Purho’s Crayon Physics deluxe – yours for however much you care to pay for it. 10p or 10 pentasquilliongillion Venusian sex-dollars, whatever you feel it deserves/are comfortable with. It’s a strategy that worked out pretty well for 2D Boy when they did the same thing with World of Goo last year, despite the vast majority of folk offering insultingly but inevitably low tithes. Be interesting to see if it plays out as profitably for Sir Purho; while his game certainly isn’t the out and out triumph that Goo was, it’s a fun and inventive science’n’creation puzzler that’s certainly worth a punt in this mega-deal. Which lasts only until January 15th, so hurry.

In other Super Indie Game Deal news, if you preorder both Natural Selection 2 and Overgrowth at once, you get ‘em both for pretty much the price of one. More on that in tomorrow’s Bargain Bucket, and videos of all three games I’ve whiffled about here are below the cut.
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Packing The Rabbit Punch

By Jim Rossignol on September 19th, 2008.


Lugaru was an independently-developed third-person fighting game in which the central character was an anthropomorphic rabbit. That’s actually a bit better than that it sounds, and the fighting itself was actually relatively convincing. It’s one of those indie games that you don’t expect to be any good, but you install anyway, only to discover that it’s, y’know, okay. Why not download the demo (top of the page there) to see what I mean?

All of which preamble leads to the announcement that there is a sequel incoming, Overgrowth, which already has a spectacularly pretty website. Once again, it features the man-rabbit, and some combat. The development team are gunning for a commercial launch on this one, and I have to wish them luck. Rabbit’s feet at the ready, eh?

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