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Pets Update (Version Vampire) is now in Beta!

The long awaited pet update is now available if you opt into the beta on steam!

Here’s the change log:

  • Added Pets!
    Chickens & Rooster
    Cat
    Bear
    Wolf
  • Dinoman, Garoof, and Terry can now follow you
  • New Item get notification
  • Added Giant Blob
  • Added Giant Blood Blob
  • Blobs now split into Tiny Blobs
  • Added Snakeman
  • Added Goblin King
  • Added Pharaoh
  • Added Satyr
  • Added Beholder
  • Added Polyp
  • Added Snake Summoning Book
  • Added pet\highfive item next to punch 
  • Gave Pet and Punch icons
  • Added Lost Kittens (non pickupable pets to rescue at your own risk)
  • Added a loading screen
  • Dungeon now loads only when you press resume, saves only delete on resume
  • Kittens now have more colors!
  • Terry the dwarf now gives tips 
  • Revised Dungeon Textures
  • Fixed a bunch of things in saves
  • Added default xbox 360 controller support while leaving custom controls in place. (for proper full controler support!)


Please leave a comment in Support about any bugs you find! Let me know you’re in the beta and as much info as you can. 

Also, I want to make sure achievements and stats work on mac and linux. If you’re on one of those OS’s a quick way to check is to die in the dungeon a few times and see if your “Never Gonna Give You Up” percentage goes up.

Anyhow, have fun and keep me informed 

Here is how you opt into the beta: go to your Steam Library, Right-Click on LoD>Preferences>betas tab, and opt in from the drop down menu!

News: Legend of Dungeon Updates and CodeVenture time!

Greetings wonderful people, Alix your co-pilot here!

We may never be that good at regularly updating this dev blog thing, but we’ll keep trying!

PAX was awesome, and now we’re back to work, and our main focus has been LEGEND OF DUNGEON UPDATES! *roar of applause*

Art is happening for new monsters, weapons, and bosses!

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Code is happening for PETS and COOL SECRET THINGS!

We are both really really looking forward to this, and it looks like we’ll be pushing a beta of what we have so far up onto Steam soonish!

You can opt into the beta in your Steam Library, just right click on Legend of Dungeon >Properties> Beta Tab> select “beta” from drop down menu. You’ll get the beta build as soon as it’s up that way! Easy as eating cake!

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In other news, the kitty wizard is making a new appearance!

image Hello again!

I’m learning how to program! (Calvin did all the programming for Legend of Dungeon, and I just helped with the design and did lots of art)

I’m not learning in a dark and silent cave though, I’m putting myself out there for anyone to watch, by livestreaming as I learn every night!

The idea is that a lot of people think that it’s hard to learn, and because the people teaching them already know things, it can be intimidating and make you feel dumb. So by streaming while I learn I’m showing everyone that learning and being confused and lost and stuff is A-OK!(I don’t mind looking dumb if it means that more people program!) Staying motivated is hard too, so I’m happy to be everybody’s code “running buddy”

I even made a blog you can follow with all the progress I’ve made so far so anyone can start whenever, and you can even catch up if you want to!

The first post I made explains things more, as well as what you need to get started, if you wanted to learn! 

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That’s all the news from Robot Loves Kitty right now, thanks so much for following us and caring about what we do, it’s amazing and we really appreciate it!

Upsilon Circuit at PAX

PAX Prime was so much fun. We’re still in Seattle packing up, but I wanted to share a bunch of photos and stuff while its all still fresh in my brain.

I love airplanes. and we got to fly on two of them! I was very excited.
You might notice there is a mint in my mouth, that was only for special priority passengers but I stole one and ate it.

Alix slept on the plane, I had a window seat! (ok I slept a little too)

In Seattle, before PAX one morning, Alix made an appointment to go to the Valve offices so we could see their cool VR stuff :D it was AMAZING

It was super super cool.

Later that day we got to meet Erin (CobraMode) the artist, in real meatspace!
he was awesome in real life just like on the internets.
We also partook in an unholy massive pizza together… their was so much pizza… none of us could finish a slice.

Then we took a trip over to visit Don (Sundown) the writer and Vanessa (who photographed us all at PAX) and we had a pre-PAX meeting to figure things out.
look how super cool we all look in our Raygon shades!

Then it was the time of times… we setup for PAX!

Our booth looked so cool! Look how big Raygon is!

 And then it happend, PAX, flooded with gamers waiting to play and talking to Raygon!

Our good friends Daniel and Issac came to help us run the booth!

It was Awesome.



It was a really amazing experiance. We met awesome people, learned a lot about our game, and had a fantastic response from everyone! 

Why all indie gamedevs should go to PAX!

Ahoy everyone! it’s Alix, your co-pilot speaking!

I was writing an email to a dev friend I just made (Peter, who’s making MiniMetro) explaining why PAX and similar events are important, and it felt right to share it here as well, especially with PAX being less than a week away. SO! I blog-afied it for you all!

(We’ll be in the Megabooth with Upsilon Circuit at booth #880, so come by if you’re there by the way!!)

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If you’re not sure if you should go to PAX or other game events as a dev, DO IT!

Reason 1: The Dev on the Hill.

A lot of devs work in near isolation, and often without many peers, so it can get more lonely than you realize. There has been some movement in the “group workplace” area, but that’s mainly in the big Citys, and it’s usually fairly expensive. 

We’ve been making games for something like 8 years now, and up until about 9 months ago, we lived nowhere near any other game devs. Until a year and a half ago we knew very few other game devs at all. It all started changing when we took Legend of Dungeon to PAX East Last year. Even without focusing on the Dev aspect, just having a weekend surrounded by peers and enthusiasts is good for the soul, and helps remind you that you are not alone in your passions. 

Reason 2 :  You’ve got a friend in Dev

One of the wonderful things that happens at a lot of the events out there is new friendships with developers. I think fellow devs are the most wonderful thing to have in your life! I have gotten to meet many of my Online dev friends, and have made many more, at places like PAX, E3, and GDC (not the GDC actually, we were shy and clueless back in 2012).

It’s amazing having people I can turn to and share with, people that understand and care about many of the same things I care about..not to mention their counsel.  Knowing other devs has been life changing, and I know it has made me better at everything I do for videogames.  

Reason 3. The Power of Play

Showing your game to strangers is an AMAZING experience and I think you should do your best to show your games if you can afford it, and at least once for every game you make! Can’t afford a booth? Bring a laptop and flag people down!!

it’s hard to describe the sense of validation and ..heart glowyness(not the technical term, I’m sure) that comes from seeing people come up and play the thing you made! Suddenly all the emotions they are experiencing are yours.. you kind of share the feelings with them, the confusion, frustration, triumph, humor, sadness… whatever it is you put into your game, these people will feel it. it’s a powerful exchange and something I’m not really putting into words very well.  It’s a wonderful time to discover things about your game through other peoples eyes too.

Reason 4: Newsbreak Hotel

Meeting press is awesome too, putting faces to the articles they’ve written, or will write soon. thanking them is important to, they are our peers in many ways too, as well as our fans and friends. We have a handful of Journalists that we would definitely consider friends at this point, and I wish I was able to help them more than just the occasional tweet etc. Their opinions and feedback have been immeasurably helpful. 

The “marketing potential” of PAX isn’t something I’ll talk about here because that gets talked about plenty elsewhere.

That’s all for now! 

I’m keeping this short because PAX has us going nuts getting ready!

Is there something about PAX or other events that you think I missed pointing out, or something you want me to write more about?  Let me know in the comments, because my brain is mush from all this PAX prep!  

P.S. I have no idea why I themed the reasons as almost song titles.

Pax Teaser trailer for Upsilon Circuit

We’ve been going full steam ahead trying to get everything for the live demo ready for PAX! A lot goes into doing PAX: making press appointments, designing handouts,-having a working game-, press releases, etc. One of those things is this video!:

Did your eyes explode? no? Good! that means you can also see the first in game screenshot of our new art!

Everything is still not finalized, but it’s getting closer! (the characters were posed in unity, but it’s all game graphics)

We’ll be booth 880 at PAX, so drag all your friends there! We’re planning to do some neat crowd interaction to take advantage of our little gameshow Action-RPG having a live “studio” audience :D

Thanks as always for reading our blog!

asuitcaseandadream:

Brian and I have been playing Legend of Dungeon together since we started dating and we finally returned with the treasure today and beat the game. Does not feel real. 🎉🐱😎 (at da dungeon)

Daaaawww….

asuitcaseandadream:

Brian and I have been playing Legend of Dungeon together since we started dating and we finally returned with the treasure today and beat the game. Does not feel real. 🎉🐱😎 (at da dungeon)

Daaaawww….

scarcrows asked:

(LoD) So, uhm, sorry for the stupid question, but I can't play legend of Dungeon in the singleplayer modus. Theres always a second dude following me and it's super distracting. I can't figure out how to switch it off :c (I really live the game though, it's a lot of fun and the art style is perfect!)

XD thats kind-of hilarious. One of the other players is probably set to the same controls as the first. Try going into settings and binding all the other players keys to something you don’t use for player 1. If you’re still having trouble send me an email robot@robotloveskitty.com

normspups asked:

Hi, Me and my friend Declan used to play neverdaunt loads back in the day, and I was wondering (as i've recently acquired a new dedi server), whether you would consider allowing me to host the neverdaunt server while you complete your work on other games? I've missed playing the game, and i'd love to play it again. I'm afraid I have to ask aswell, when do you imagine your current game to be finished so neverdaunt can resume its developement? Thanks.

Unfortunately setting up a Neverdaunt:8Bit server is an extremely complicated task. It’s even restricted to using Windows servers and MSSQL. Beyond that, it requires a significant amount of maintenance to run, and would need a lot of work to change some of the hardcoded settings, like the connection to paypal.

We don’t know when Upsilon Circuit will be complete, and I don’t know when we’ll be able to start working on Neverdaunt.

The good news is, Legend of Dungeon has done well enough for us to have a real team of awesome people, so we can create more, quicker. We have so much we want to make! And Neverdaunt is near the top of that list.

The Results are IN

Coder-Dave will here forth be named - Brackets
This was the obvious winner, and the vast majority of you picked it. Almost no one liked Tony? And I guess we’re glad to not be confusing him with this.

Music-Dave will here forth be named - Doctor Octave (or just Octave for short)
It was pretty close for a while between this and Soundwave. His wife will be disappointed you guys didn’t pick “The Admiral”, she thought that was hilarious.

Daniel will be here forth named - Keyframe
Ok, I’ll be honest, we’ll still probably call him Daniel… Way, way too many of you voted for Dave, thanks for that. ಠ_ಠ

Here are the Results:

Kitty suggested both Brackets and Doc Octave, thus has become RLK’s official namer-o-things. If you need something named, bug her on the tweets: @KittyLovesRobot

Call Signs

We are super happy to add Daniel Branigan as an Animator, and David Carrigg as a Programer for Upsilon Circuit!

These guys, and everyone on the UC project, completely rock. But we have a small problem:

  • David Dirig - Music
  • David Carrigg - Programer

-__- how is this even a thing?

So… they need call signs so we don’t go crazy… but they can’t pick.. so that’s where you guys come in! You vote, we’ll name them!