2012/10/12

A few new Cube World features

I just wanted to share a few small features that I haven't shown yet. For example, boss monsters (also trolls, cyclopses etc.) are smaller and weaker with level 1, so newbies also have a chance against them. :) With each level, they become bigger and stronger and gain their full strength and size with level 10.


When you get stunned, you see small stars above you. As long as they are visible, you can't be stunned again. It's the same for enemies!


Potions don't heal you instantly, but over time. You can also run while drinking, but if you perform any action like rolling or attacking you stop drinking. (Damage by monsters doesn't, but often they try to stun you).


When you die, you respawn at the next spawn point. But you are injured and have reduced maximum health for a few minutes. The health debuff is indicated by band-aids on your back.


Fortunately, you can remove the "injured" debuff by eating something. Mmmm... ginseng soup. :)


You can also sit...


... and sleep. Fun fact: Cube World characters sleep on the face because they can't close their eyes.


It's now possible to tame pets if you find their favorite food.


To take a pet with you, you can equip it like an item. There's also a pet bag for your other pets, so you can swap all the time.

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corin.rodger said...

I am always looking for updates!

corin.rodger said...

what weapons do rouges use?

retna said...

nice!

Zaxor said...

Beta beta beta beta beta!!! :D
you are the GOD woollay! :D
and you're creating the game of my dreams...
Thanks woollay :3

Diovos said...

Can't wait for the alpha! =D

ted427 said...

loving the look of this i can't wait but may i suggest using steam greenlight so that you may be able to distribute it via steam that way it is easier for people and more people will see it :D

corin.rodger said...

this character reminds me of the first character guys found in the game!

Groberto said...

Hello,

I've a little question : the alpha of the game will be paying ? Or free ?

wollay said...

The weapons are daggers. They're a little shorter than warrior swords. Pet armor: maybe in the future. Slime food: I don't know yet, but yes, it should be something special like an item.

corin.rodger said...

Thanks for the response! And thanks for making the game i always wished i could make!

Luiz Felipe Medeiros said...

I'm anxious for this game, hope there's coming!

HohenheimOL said...

IIRC he stated on his previous post that once the game is in a playable state he's going to release an alpha for prepurchase at a reduced price, in much the same manner as Minecraft.

BryanCube said...

Epic wollay cant wait to see more!
It looks really promising :D
(Hopefully you wont do it via steam :P)

Felipe said...

Looks promising :)

fernandofm98 said...

They sleep on their faces without close their eyes.... WOAAAA that´s should be so PAINFUL. Dirt,gravel,sand...in their eyes >.<

Douglas Strong said...

Can't wait to play it man!

Marcelo Moreira Pires said...

Beautiful c;

Michael Linn Whitt said...

Dude this game continues to get better every moment.

Glen said...

Please announce release date.

Adam Gale said...

Release this game!!! I want it so much! :*****(

James Feakins said...

Excited :D This is going to be so much fun to play!

Mateus Bessa said...

Are the levels, hp, attack and experience balanced? There is 1000xp to level up from 1 to 2, and a "strong player" is lvl 5. ;-;

Kuro said...

Very impressive as always, wollay.

As an avid MMO gamer of 11 years, I can honestly say I'm looking forward to your game, as I have not looked forward to one in quite some time, good luck.

Relyte said...

That forest reminds me of Ontario in the fall... so gorgeous!

BuliwyfZRage said...

I love you you badass awesome God of Cube World
<3

XxXCoolKillerXxX said...

Wow it looks phenomenal!

exxDEEE said...

Stop being like notch and release the game already

Braeden Mollot said...

I will be hosting an RP server of this, it is begging for it!

BlasterJoni said...

Please do a beta testing! I think this game will be so cool! :D

Yuxqe said...

I would join :D

Kenju said...

I see cube worldians have adapted to deal with their lack of eyelids, good for them.

Cesese said...

Everybody want an alpha version ! I hope you will give us a version soon

Yuxqe said...

Wait, does this mean that lvl 10 is the maximum lvl? D:

Harry said...

Is there a preorder yet?

Omegaron said...

Men your work is awesome!!! keep doing :D

crowsfood said...

can't w8!

Dannemannen said...

You keep saying "you can", but I can't do anything of this yet because the game ain't out yet.

Dex said...

Nice news good luck for next

corin.rodger said...

he is being the OPPOSITE of notch! notch made his game available when there was nearly no content.

wollay said...

No, there's no maximum level. It just means that monsters below level 10 are smaller and weaker than normal.

AdriexDoom said...

Very excited for this. Come on Wollay, we're all really impressed down here :P It just gets more awesome every update. I will continue to attempt containing my excitement for this to be finished.

wollay said...

I'm glad that you like it. The release will contain just these four classes and I will add new classes in updates after the release.

Paragon said...

Ahahaahaha! I love the sleeping mechanic, it is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Wollay! Please, check your YouTube mail from FanAsEW, it's REALLY important for me, please. Waiting for your response. With pleasure, FanAs.

VanilleOfDead said...

I still cant wait to see this game finished D:
I'm so exited DDDD:

Nick Kamer said...

"Fun fact: Cube World characters sleep on the face because they can't close their eyes."


+1

FanAs said...

Hi, Wollay! Please, check your YouTube mail from FanAsEW, it's REALLY important for me and other people. I'll be waiting for your response.
With pleasure, FanAs, administrator of CubeWorld.Su community.

SheepNDane said...

Wollay,
we deeply admire your work, and cant wait till we get our hands on the
game! As well as the decision you've made not to let the game be touched
by anyone till you've finished it. We cant wait, and we are trying hard
to find anything to be changed or modified even the slightest, but you are making it difficult for us! But we will let you know if we find anything
Kind regards
A sheepy sheep, and a drooling dane!

Noble Valerian said...

AWESOME!

Mateus Bessa said...

._. If you can't wait and want it want it desperatly the game, Cube World will never be what you expected and you probably will hate it. Want an Example?
Modern Warfare 3.

e.e

Cube World will ge an great game, but i don't want want want want it. I hope you understand my view.

Sorry my bad english :P

ChopperMD said...

Wollay, this game seems to become more and more real with every new feature you show us, or create. Never before have I seen the world of a video game become something really great, piece by piece. I'm eagerly awaiting the first time we are able to play Cube World, and I know it will be more than worth the wait.

Dr.Waffles said...

Looks so GUUUUD!

Nachtrae said...

All those little details, like the face first sleeping, the potion drinking, the bandaid, the pet taming, etc etc. make the game feel so polished already! Are you SURE it's not secretly finished already and you're just toying with all our minds right now, just for your amusement??

TAKEMYMONEY said...

Just take my money now!

Iuri Tato said...

I love you wollay for making the game of my life!
One think, you can tame all animals or just a few? i can have either a rabbit and a troll at the same time? (two pets at once)

Ray McCabe said...

Cant wait for this one :) Btw, that star thing on the side is messed up, it only goes down...

Kuro said...

Awesome, thanks for the reply. Good luck.

FlipBeef97 said...

Does the Grass move like swaying in the wind back and forth for so it has better detail than just bland, and stays still?

David Larouche said...

Come on already i wanna play!

Tyler Morgan said...

Every new post just brightens my day :) I am more excited for this then I am for fall Xbox games!

Hullaboo said...

So excited for this! It truly looks amazing. I feel like I've been waiting years for this to be released, each screenshot just kills me inside! Honestly can't wait to just climb to the highest peak and then just sit and admire the view.

Killerav10 said...

Just plain awestruck. As a 2d game developer, this is like seeing nothing ever before. Notch and Jeb from Mojang will be banging their heads on the office table. Fabulous work. Nicely Played Wollay!

Yuxqe said...

phew, that's relieving, so, wait, they don't get stronger past 10? :c

corin.rodger said...

they don't get bigger.

Anonymous said...

>Does the Grass move like swaying in the wind back and forth
Do you even watch the videos on his Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/user/WollayFX

corin.rodger said...

that is unless they offer a fabulously rich price to get all future profit from the game ;) ;) and support the future development of the game.


also, remember they offered a job to wolfram a while ago but he said no.

Dextkiller said...

Have you considered getting this up on kickstarter? I'm sure it would be a hit! I would donate!

dextkiller said...

Well since they cant blink, I would imagine they have rock-like eyes :3

Kiro said...

Me to :D

Bro120 said...

I'm sad since I only have a mac, but I want to play the demo you have been talking about, wollay please make a mac build T _ T

Jerry said...

There is a Demo?!

corin.rodger said...

nope.

Drekner said...

I love the inclusion of sitting and sleeping. Hell. Yes. It just makes a game world so much more fun when you can do things like that.. Makes it more real and immersing, and for multiplayer, that's perfect. =D

hexer123 said...

wollay being an avid mmo player all the mmo's i see nowadays look all the same they all have the same mechanics in them and at times it gets frustrating because we want something new and then i saw this every little detail is perfect there's new mechanics and its absolutely gorgeous i would personally come to your office give you a hug (no homo) congratulate you and give you my money

corin.rodger said...

just 1 problem now, if you sleep on your face, now people are just going to go around planking (lol).

Miziyaki said...

Keep up the good work, you are doing amazing. Cant wait untill release still super hyped without a release date

Anonymous said...

All I want is a general idea of when it will be coming out

Sarah Login said...

Did you really just compare Cubeworld to a game in a 'installment a year' series?
I'd be far more surprised if I had enjoyed MW3.

cardz34 said...

everything is looking amazing Wollay! Enjoying every post and update from you, like savoring every bite of an amazing meal!

ZyonPlay said...

woh *_* Tame pets!

Epicgamewollay said...

Sweet, sweet! i really like the way you're making this game! sweet sweet! can't wait! make a release date!

alex0970 said...

I like that you post oftenly, every day you post somthing is a better day!

Sorry for my bad english.

Twosai said...

This is really good. You should think of releasing a beta version soon

phillipo6 said...

Hey begleite deine Arbeit schon seit dem du angefangen hast ;), und ich muss sagen KEEP THE WORK UP ;)

Tu padre said...

This game it's gonna be awesome... I can't wait for the beta *-*

Totoplus62 said...

I've nothing to say this time, that's perfect ! :D

SpiderPig60 said...

wollay do this game longer than skyrim

Evert said...

I'm following this blog for more then 5months I think and I would LOVE to play it when it comes out :D You're doing a really awesome thing :)

Cartman Wirth said...

Omg for every post your game gets better *-*

Viri said...

Maybe these are big plans that should be left for a later date but I think I'm not alone when I say you should get this game Greenlit by Steam.


Project Zomboid managed it so I think Cube World's chances are three times as good.

Bikush said...

I really like your approach to creating a game. Although the community is a bit impatient, I bet you feel great when you create something new and see such enthusiasm about everything! It also feels like you are making this with a lot of love and not only for the money. If only more games used such an approach, gaming would be redifined!

jammezz said...

i cant help thinking that when he releases a beta version, all the anticipation of the game will go, i think he should perfect the game and add a few features along the way, if he released an alpha everybody would be playing and the hype would go after a few days, bu by keeping us 'til it's perfect just makes the game better

karitmiko said...

will it be moddable?

corin.rodger said...

^ nine months

BearKenster said...

My girlfriend and I are really looking forward to playing this together. It has everything we like but I have just one question. Will you be able to plant and harvest your own garden or do you have to just pick stuff from the wild?

Zeb McNeil said...

Currently it looks like you can only have one pet out at a time. Look at the last picture it shows that pets are equipped just like any other item and there is only one pet slot.

Doremian said...

I think game need some pointless but fun aspect. How about treasures?


They do nothing and have no practical usage but collecting them would be a nice addition to people who want some goals in game. Myself i think that what would make game even more charming. You just don't expect to find anything in your journey, there is no list for these items (they are unknown), you just find them.


Goblets, crowns, jewelery, ancient weapons, statues, toys ANYTHING. Just make them really really rare and lot's of them.

Ralph said...

How do you pronounce Wollay?

Boku Bouku said...

I can't wait anymore, but i will.
Keep up the good work

Boku Bouku said...

Apparently no

jvf32 said...

The only thing that "worries" me is that it sounds like the enemies level in a strict way with your character. I hope that I'm misinterpreting, because that ruined Dead Island for me.

freddy889 said...

;'D

Roboboy2710 said...

Are we getting close? This is going to be the best game EVER!!!!

Zeb McNeil said...

Only the more boss like ones will. All lesser enemies will be at a set level.

Zeb McNeil said...

Vo lay. I believe.

Josh Freeman said...

Looking amazing.

Nick said...

When this releases, this game is BOUND to be Indie Game of the Year.

Lincoln St Prix said...

cool features i will be sure to purchase this as soon as it comes out. looks epic!

corin.rodger said...

Its not even his real name, his real name i Wolfram Von Funck.

corin.rodger said...

no, the foes get harder the farther away you get away from were you first started the game.

AustinMclEctro said...

I bet Funck is pronounced "foonk", but I'm going to pronounce it as "funk." Because that's awesome. :D

Recnar said...

What a coincidence, I happen to sleep face down in the wilderness with my eyes open!


P.S. Don't change that, it's perfect!


P.S.S Add foxes!!!

AustinMclEctro said...

I think this is actually a cool concept.
Perhaps once they are discovered, you can place them in your house/on your property as decorations.

Recnar said...

Sorta like the statues in Terraria right!? I love collecting those and using them to identify NPC's homes. Marvelous idea!

AustinMclEctro said...

Well, think of all the people that do not know of Cube World yet.
Or, as an equally indie example (when it started), Minecraft. People have been playing it since the early Alpha stages, which grew their fan base to the mountain it is today.
It's hard to say which approach is best, but I'm sure Wollay has a good grasp of what he's doing!

Recnar said...

Don't worry, you won't be waiting much longer! :)

Recnar said...

He should totally do that! Maybe even show up at Pax! After all, why not!?

AustinMclEctro said...

lol @google-4978e6a039d2a8232a1c46800cd78cc1:disqus
I agree with Drekner- personally, I absolutely love all the little immersive details that can be packed into a game. The experience is that much more enriched, from environmental sounds to the actions you can perform.

AustinMclEctro said...

Wow, Mojang tried to hire Wollay? That's nuts.
I hope Mr. Von Funck continues to stay independent.

Zeb McNeil said...

That's what I meant.

Recnar said...

When did he say he was going to release a beta version? I'm a little curious!

AustinMclEctro said...

I wonder if Wollay has thought of embracing pets moreso. Have a Ranger specialization = Beastmaster or something, which could allow for 2 or 3 pets at a time.

AustinMclEctro said...

Nice, no maximum level!

AustinMclEctro said...

I'm stoked to discover the array of animals we can tame..

Jason Rodriguez said...

this game looks awesome but I've been waiting from the start and I'm starting to get board of waiting. I think it's still going to be a very long time before any of us get to play this. Fell like we gettin trolled.

Amino said...

i hate how you talk as if we can play the game already....

mrrtre said...

I like the sitting thing

Doremian said...

Not really as statues. Something less particular and more mysterious.


It's like making a real deal for a game. You don't know what will you find or where. It's just 1 chance to million.


And i know how to make it:
There is a bunch of items. Just big list of specially type of items that do nothing. They all should have kinda interesting names like: A lost toy, Royal Goblet, Favorite Plushie, etc. In villages there is an npc (some old man) which doesn't do anything, just filler npc, but if you talk to him with that item (any treasure) he takes it and tells a history of this item (who was owner, maybe how it was gone) and it add to the journal. Anytime player can open journal and read about treasures he found, tho there is no list of items so they listed as they found, with date and place.


It's big concept and requier quite a work (i think, i dunno how's it in code) + need lot's of imagination to make variety of items, to avoid repeating like 2 exact same items just with different colors and descriptions... But what i think it will give people reason to play together, to show their treasures to others. Imagine when people played game for a while and there is already a list of items on web, people still find something that wasn't listed, just 1 new items and everyone already trying to find what is it, trying to get it. People start making up legends about items that probably never existed (like we did in childhood for old console games, about stages and game endings that nobody saw).

Level Cap? said...

Please don't have the max level be 10, that would be weak.

No. said...

Steam sucks, if he does this I will be less inclined to buy the game.

corin.rodger said...

there is no max lvl, the big beastsies only get bigger up to lvl 10.

corin.rodger said...

me to, also if you look at notches twitter, wollay is on his "following" list.

Stoney said...

Whatever, i'll come back in another couple of months for a few more screenshots

CubeLover said...

Alpha pls i don't have a game to play

TheGaaks said...

It would be like an achieviment, and perhaps the treasure may appear as a star in a kind of user profile, and if you hover over the star would appear what teasure is it.

LOL said...

you mean their solid gold diamond studded table they bought with their millions because minecraft so successull they could all retire multiple times over. yeah...

WiteXDan said...

he Cube World is alchemy? If not, please present

bird said...

Few Questions:
- Are you able to climb trees / walk on leaf canopy? (dependent on class)
- Will there be big extensively and dark forests? (hope so)
- do the clouds move? do they vary in their shape?

greets!

Sere said...

WHEN IS THIS GAME COMING OUT???? I'M GOING TO DIE OF ANXIETY!!!!

CubeBoy said...

I hope there will be like a farming system in the game, where you plant and harvest your own food, like you can build a farm :)

Noiré said...

Move your ass and finish this fucking good game !

korox said...

I want it now! :-D

Koaren said...

i'd like to see you make a game -_-

fernandofm98 said...

Even the hardest rock can be damaged with friction

Ririx4268 said...

great features ^_^ and about the boss's you can make a Hyper powerfully rare boss's with takeing the same boss and changeing the colours of it like " Blue and purple Trolls ...etc " make them spawn after using an item that you find in dungeons or something like that ... and when you battle them there will be a timer so you should be strong enough to kill them and before the time goes zero :D

Ririx4268 said...

he was just joking ¬_¬

Ririx4268 said...

sorry for the long comment :D please read all and thanx for reading it
Very cool game :D

Ririx4268 said...

*like we did in childhood for old console games about stages and game ending that nobody saw *
Lol i did that too :P me and my brother where always making funny but looks real thing about games :P

Ririx4268 said...

go play Farmvile :P

Spew said...

When do you expect to be done?

AustinMclEctro said...

The questions you've asked relate to the overall immersion of the game, which I am very interested in.
I'd like to know too!

Scheev said...

what about of a boss that live in a castle on the clouds?

Aweryn said...

I think the treasures could be used as decorations in houses and maybe some of them could be used as a secret item to access the ohmygod the super amazing temple of doom!

gabriel295 said...

wollay let it end soon because I am very anxious

Zaxor said...

Woollay, O Creator!
What are the game controls?
As such movement

Quote said...

Lol.

Quote said...

We must investigate this. :3

Quote said...

No kidding. This looks like it could rival Minecraft

Quote said...

Use Wine. http://darwine-winebottler.en.softonic.com/mac

Quote said...

They're most likely going to be WASD style.

Quote said...

Everything is moddable... The question is if it will be legal...

OFTO I don't support illegal stuff by the way.

Quote said...

As opposed to...?

Then again, Minecraft made it just fine

Brage Refsahl said...

omg the game seems so perfect... it has seemed perfect for a long time and I am allways thinking woah, is the game coming out now? but I want to wait for another suprice. I bet Wollay is gonna make me say woah again. take your time :)

Zaxor said...

I see what is L, R, 1,2,3,4, and Q
and baffles me :S

P3aNutZ said...

Wollay you have my support !!! been following your blog ever since i saw the "ad" in youtube early this year !!! go go go no need to rush ~~~~ just do your best and show the world what a true good game is

Zeb McNeil said...

Those are for the attacks, I believe they are left click right click number keys and the Q key. Q seems to be a quick item slot.

Beau Eben Wijkstra said...

Please make a beta of it i want to play it!!!!!

Totallyarealperson said...

I wanna plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay xD


He should have like one weekend where anybody can play the game. Be great promotion.

Mateus Bessa said...

Game is game. I don't saying that Cube World will be "an shit".
I am only saying that when you want REALLY a launch of a game, it will NEVER be what you expetected, independently of wich game is.


and the example in my mind was MW3, there is others examples, i know, but in my mind was MW3.


;-;

Toasterman said...

i know this will probably be looked over... but could you give this game xbox 360 usb controller compatibility? i think it would make the combat alot smoother. please?

Guest said...

:|

corin.rodger said...

he will probably NEVER add that. >_> http://twitter.com/wol_lay/status/171238880647979011/photo/1/large

Doremian said...

That would ruin whole idea of treasures.


They meant to be useless.

TheMastadon85 said...

I'm Loving It! :D

Frogzaurer said...

Might I ask what races you currently have planned to be playable? So far it looks like orcs, humans, elves, dwarves, and goblins but there were also videos where you played as an undead and a lizardman. I'm really hoping for playable lizardmen.

Zaxor said...

Okay, thanks for the information ;)

Zeb McNeil said...

I remember seeing the video where he plays as a lizardman, but can't find it. But I usually assume that anything he has shown in game and hasn't said he has taken it out is still in. One species you forgot was frogmen. He said he might add playable frogmen, not sure if he has made any comments about adding them since this: http://wollay.blogspot.com/2012/01/screenshots-blueprints-mobs-pets.html

wollay said...

Playable races are currently: humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, goblins, lizardmen and undead and frogmen.

wollay said...

Yes, Zeb is right. Default controls are:

- Abilities can be used with left and right mouse button and keys 1,2,3,4,5.
- Q is the quick item.
- TAB opens the ring menu for quick item selection
- E is for interaction (opening doors, picking up items)
- F activates the lamp
- G activates the special item (e.g. hang glider)
- Movement is WASD
- Roll is middle mouse button together with WASD
- Shift is for sprinting
- Control is for climbing


I'm planning to make the controls cuzomizable.

wollay said...

Enemies don't level with your character. As Corin sad, they get harder the farther away you travel from the starting point. Also bosses don't level with your character. They're just a little weaker than normal in the starting areas (level 1-9), so new players with low equipment have a chance. From level 10 on, you need to have really good weapons, armor and skill to beat a boss.

Toasterman said...

i second that motion. all in favor?

Moofy said...

Ah! This looks so good! d(>-<)b
I hope the development process continues to go well for you!

corin.rodger said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOT! i was HOPING you would make the frogman playable!

ibrizic said...

where can i buy this game

corin.rodger said...

*when.

Zaxor said...

Uoah, thanks! im a spanish, but since you got this game, I can assure you that you have a loyal fan, I have to take the opportunity here to congratulate you for such an effort over the years, you are a god to me! Thank you, Woollay. :3

Zeb McNeil said...

You cannot buy the game anywhere yet.

Quote said...

This is officially on my Christmas wish list. Hopefully it'll be done by Christmas. :)

AustinMclEctro said...

Awesome!!

mike said...

hi wollay i think your game is awsome but the price is what im worying i dont get any money anymore and i have 30 dollars to spend so i hope its like 30-20 dollars cause i wanna play a game so much thx anyway

mike said...

i have a nice idea of a new thing in game as far as i know it isent i the game hireling you can hire them to thank ore attack them from a distance ore sneak attack on them

mike said...

srry for bad english im from NL

Barkın Doker said...

Hey wollay, i am wondering if these characters will able to jump?

SnappyC said...

I really Cant wait for this, Please do an Alpha Release or Beta :D, Cant wait for this to be Public :D

Leon - DaeonGames@gmail.com said...

Umm.. this amazing game contains cubes ofc....
i thinking about the name...
Wollay Land !!
yeah my English isn't the best.. and contact with me i have more names.. even tough i think Cube World is a good name :p
yeah i'm through my phone right now :-) can't wait for this.game

Frogzaurer said...

Thanks for answering! Lizardmen and Frogmen are playable? My money. Take all of it.

Dawner Lopez said...

SO FREAKIN AMAZING AND I WANT IT (actually need it) AND WILL TOTALLY DO ABOUT EVERYTHING FOR IT!!!

kyo_brayan said...

It will be possible to build these weapons in cube world?


Thanks Wollay, I hope the answer :3

kyo_brayan said...

It will be possible to create such weapons as it will show them? (are made in Paint, but with love and emotion)


I hope the answer :3

kyo_brayan said...

Sorry, I'm new to "Blogger" and still not know how everything works.


Here I put the image good.

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