I have recently been testing RAW video recording on my Canon 100D with Magic Lantern firmware installed.
For the 100D / SL1 I have settled on a 2.50:1 aspect ratio at close to 1080p as the buffer isn’t that large on the camera.
I know that it has been slow going for Caffeine updates this year and would love to announce that I have added a new alpha build of Caffeine to Steam which will be available as a “beta” branch to everyone who owns the game already.
The build in this new branch is being updated with features and fixes which will make up the final patch to Caffeine Episode One, at this time the playable area is similar to the original demo in size and will expand over the next few weeks.
To enable this experimental build of the game, head to the Beta tab under Caffeine’s Steam settings and select “alpha2016” with the password “coffeeisthekey” .
Please take note that this is a very experimental branch intended to gauge compatibility issues and performance improvements, please send bug reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for remaining patient with me, and enjoy the holidays!
I know it has been a long while since I have updated Caffeine’s development and this has been in part because I recently became a father and of course my time has been mainly dedicated to that and my day job.
Only recently have I been able to continue work on the final patch for Episode One and it is now getting somewhere!
Update v120 is intended to be the last major patch for Episode One and hosts a huge number of optimizations and graphical updates along with various VR improvements as well.
Today I would love to share some comparison images for the update and am happy to report that not only is the game looking a heap better it is also performing a hell of a lot faster and more importantly, smoother!
Update v120 should be available within the next month hopefully and I will be talking more about it before release as my available time increases!
It is my pleasure to announce that Caffeine – Episode One has been released on both Steam and itch.io.
Episode One is the hour long introductory chapter of the game and introduces players to the visually stunning world that is Caffeine.
The full game which includes Episodes Two and Three when released is available for Windows, Linux and Mac platforms for the launch week discount of $15.99 USD.
With the Oculus Rift now working on Windows 7, an Oculus build of the 2015 Caffeine Demo is now available!
With new-found experience developing for VR from working on OSVR integration, today’s demo release performs a great deal better than the previous 2014 demo which allows for a much more immersive experience.
You can grab the demo from IndieDB below!
By now you no doubt have heard that updated versions of the Caffeine demo have hit Steam and IndieDB this past week, if by chance you haven’t be sure to go check them out!
In addition today we have released some alpha gameplay from Caffeine, where someone has spilt a large quantity of coffee.
As an extra special treat for all you guys, I have decided to upload the AVCon 2015 Demo of Caffeine for all to have a play with.
As this is a convention build it was designed as a short contained demo to give players a taste of the atmosphere of Caffeine, this includes some awesome new sound design by Jonathan Wachoru and music from Bay Drive Sound’s Adam Klingman.
The demo is targeted at 1080p 30fps for demo purposes, you can change this in the settings menu.
As the game is still in development the demo is not representative of the final game.
Movement – WASD
Jump – Space
Use – E
Broken Flashlight – F
Grab Object – Right-Click
Throw Object – Left-Click
Zoom – Middle Click.
Menu – M
Once again this year Caffeine graced AVCon with its smooth visuals and eerie soundtrack.
We were lucky enough to be one of the 50 indie games selected to be shown in the Indie Games Room section in Adelaide, South Australia.
The whole weekend was admittedly a little bit of a blur but the turnout was fantastic and the feedback was invaluable.
Be sure to check out my admittedly shonky photos snapped over the weekend below as well as the trailer for the Indie Games Room