Premium Release Date Update!

Firstly – I’m making great progress and am very happy with how things are turning out… it’s just taking a bit longer than intended. I’ve misjudged my time estimate for premium release by not considering all of the different platforms nearly enough when I said March, but things are very close! Testing and optimizing a ton of things in the game to run well on mobile devices has been most of my work for the last week. Memory usage was also bit high so I had to re-work how a lot of the graphics are displayed and stored which was very time-consuming. So many different resolutions provides plenty of extra dev and testing time and well. The lazy approach is to scale and stretch the screen to whatever size, but I’ve coded TEC2 to keep pixels 1×1 by showing a bit of extra screen for wider screens, as well as adding a GUI size setting to adjust to your needs. (For example the size defaults to “large” on mobile but there’s a “small” setting which may be preferable for tablet users.)

Also important is promotional materials for launch like a gameplay trailer I’ll need to make… and I’d like the Steam versions to have achievements and trading cards available at launch as well. (Apologies if you don’t care anything about those things… lots of players care maybe a little too much that a game has those!)

Also the last boss in TEC1 was lacking so I am learning from that mistake by making sure this final boss won’t let you down. 🙂

Clearly I suck at estimating dev time so I don’t have a release date but will set one when I finish the gameplay trailer. I’m working on this most of the day every day now so it’s only a matter of time! I know there’s a few true fans of the first TEC that chose not to play the flash because they’re waiting for premium so I’m sorry to make you wait even longer… just don’t want to give you a buggy thrown together game.

27 thoughts on “Premium Release Date Update!

      1. TYT. I know releasing a game can be stressful. More always comes up than expected. I’m still waiting on The Witness.

      2. By the way, there’s a bug in the kong version that you’re able to walk over stairs if you hold a direction and hold/press the no button quick enough.
        Not that I mind it, I abused a lot out of it, but it doesn’t seem intended.

  1. How expensive will be…?
    Like, 5 dolars? 10? I hope don’t be so much.. i’m waiting for this since last year, i just LOVE TEC1, like, serious, i love it! And this new game looks that will be just… perfect.
    I’m thinking about freeze myself to be desfrost only when the game is released but… i already watch South Park enough for know that it’s not a good idea xD
    So i’ll have to wait, and whiles i wait i think i’m gonna play TEC1 again… for the like, thousandth time kkk’

  2. Just a Quick question : did you plan a way to transfert the save from the old version to the premium version? Thanks!

    1. No, this would be too technically complex to work on, plus the overall game balance is different in the premium as well so the difficulty of the later floors would be off if you used a flash save.

  3. As soon as this comes out, I’ll be streaming gameplay on Twitch and raising hype for this game ^.^ Can’t wait

  4. I played TEC1 the whole way through multiple times, and I enjoyed the concept immensely. When I heard the sequel was coming out, I was thrilled. I played the flash version because although I am waiting for the Premium version, I was still very eager to play it. After finishing the flash version, I am still looking forward to what you will do in the Premium. Just wanted to say thanks for the wonderful game, and do what you feel you need to. I’m sure others also appreciate what you have put into this game for us, to.

  5. I’m more than happy to wait for the polished premium version 🙂 If it needs more time, then give it more time. Looking forward to the full release, whenever that is 🙂 The flash version was great by the way!

  6. I did play the flash a bit. enjoyed it immensely and am not playing as I’m waiting for the premium.
    Hope you finish soon, but am totally willing to wait for an awesome game.

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