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Wolfire’s Overgrowth in Weekly Alpha Releases

Wolfire, indie creators of dynamic and bloody fighting game Lugaru (which involves ninja rabbits and wolves), have announced weekly alphas of the sequel called Overgrowth.

To help celebrate and generate awareness for Overgrowth, they are giving away free copies of Lugaru.

All you have to do to have your free copy emailed to you on Christmas Eve is join this Facebook event and join the Overgrowth Facebook Page. Don’t open it until Christmas Day! Make sure you’re a fan of the Overgrowth Facebook Page, and be sure to invite your friends to this event!

If you’re not familiar with Lugaru, here’s a video created to explain the giveaway and show some footage:

Get Lugaru for Free from David Rosen on Vimeo.

Lugaru is available for Windows, Mac, and GNU/Linux. Overgrowth will also be cross-platform. I enjoyed playing through the first game. It reminded me of a much faster paced One Must Fall: Battlegrounds, and I enjoyed the dynamic fighting system. There’s something satisfying about sweeping your opponent’s leg and then kicking them before they can land, especially when you can kick them into another opponent or two. I think my personal favorite move is the knife throw, especially when it stops your opponent from running off to tell the others that you’re around. As for Overgrowth, I hope to get a chance to look at the alpha releases soon.

In the meantime, if you’re as interested in behind-the-scenes game development as I am, then you’ll find the Wolfire Blog fascinating. The developers have been working on improving the graphic capabilities of the sequel’s engine, and I imagine the tool support for modders is going to be top-notch.

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