September 28, 2020 – A proper tutorial

Yes, we finally have a proper tutorial level that teaches new players the controls and the basics of gameplay.

It’s not the final version which we want to integrate in the game story, but it works quite well.

In this update:

  • New tutorial level;
  • Fixed touch controls getting stuck upon respawning (iOS/Android);
  • Fixed a previously unknown bug that could make some unlocked characters appear locked in the Heroes tab.

Known bugs

  • Some attacks may hit the same target twice. We already have a fix to that and will publish it very soon together with other small improvements.

September 6, 2020 – Minor update

General updates and fixes

  • Improved overall character controls, their movement is now much more responsive and fluid which is very appropriate to the pace of gameplay;
  • Turned on Bloom on some visual fx;
  • General revision of hit feedback (visual effect, screen shake, etc);
  • Added a small recoil for Fay’s and Guill’s regular attacks and for Mirari’s Slow spell;
  • Added a tiny forward dash for Carlo and Tusk to improve their range and overall playability.

Known bugs:

  • Some attacks may hit the same target twice;
  • Touch controls can get stuck upon respawning.

Other than that we are working on many other aspects such as character customization, the single player mode, a proper tutorial and many other things that may still take a while to be ready for release, but please don’t go away. 🙂


August 10, 2020 – Events and improved bots

This update includes the base for the Events system, which will be used to bring up character dialogues in which part of Myridian’s back story will be revealed. It will also be used in the solo game mode, which will be introduced soon.

The bots AI has also been greatly improved. Expect much harder matches and tough competition even playing alone.

Improvements include:

  • Profile tab allows you to change your nickname should you want to;
  • Main panel now sports a progression bar for the next reward;
  • Heroes’ dialogue events;
  • Smarter and more agressive bots;

July 7, 2020 – Verge power rewards

In this update we’ve added a unlockable rewards associated with your Verge Power. This update lays the groundwork for all player and character evolution mechanics we will soon bring to the table.

Heroes are no longer all available from start. You begin with Carlo and have to either earn the others by gaining Verge Power in battle or summoning them using your Starun crystal.

Potions also need to be unlocked before you can purchase them in the Item Shop.

Each match now consume a given amount of Starun energy.

Other improvements include: 

  • Matchmaker update;
  • Redesigned Shop with Categories tab and Skins preview, though they are still not available for purchase.
  • Character and Loot balancing;
  • Bug fixes in map and level texture overlays;
  • Groundwork for dynamic lighting! (Still under development, but a promising start!);
  • Improved menu navigation flow;
  • Improved Login and ID creation – Create your RATE ID and use the benefits of cross-platform between Steam, Play Store and App Store!
  • Updated match alert system will now notify kills too and gem captures show up with player names, not only teams;
  • New art:
    • The map in the main screen has been replaced by a proper pixel art one (it’s only around 1/8th of what still needs to be drawn though);
    • You can now see how Arcada looks like by clicking on it in the map. More art will be coming both for new places and detail pieces for Arcada;
    • New Donna portrait.

April 19, 2020 – Inventory and Item shop

With this update you can equip 2 items – only potions for now, which you can buy in the new Item Shop using the Starun crystal you earn with each match.

Among other things potions can be used to heal, reset skills cooldown, boost hero speed or jump, etc.

Other improvements include:

  • Hero status bar now also presents a shield health bar when one is active
  • Visual feedback in main panel when you gain/loose Starun and Verge Power
  • Added icons and improved visual feedback when skills are activated
  • Lengthier popping numbers animation for clearer readings of damage/healing

March 13, 2020

General bug fixes


March 1st, 2020

This update includes:

  • Leaderboards so players can compete with one another;
  • Gain or Loose Verge Power depending on the outcome of the match. Verge Power will be an important component of the game economy;
  • Spike traps. Beware, now the environemt start to get hostile;
  • Bot improvements;
  • Ranged weapons fix;
  • 2 new maps 

February 13, 2020 – Enormous update!

Wow! So much has happened we’re not even sure where to start… maybe from the beginning…

The public reaction to our beta version at BGS was way better than we could ever dream! Thanks so much for that y’all!!!

That being said, and considering the feedback we had from you guys and the industry we had to take things to a whole new level… So here’s the news!!!

Myridian will be available in a few extra platforms. So now it’ll be on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS! Actually the Steam version is already available for Early Access, with brand new things included:

  • AI minions in the air and on the ground to make your life harder;
  • AI bots in case there aren’t enough players for a 3×3 match. They hit hard!;
  • Training Arena and Tutorial: A basic one to test the gameplay;
  • 5 randomly selected available maps;
  • A build system with 3 options for each hero;
  • Rework of the Gems;
  • Major sound update including new voices, FX, spaciality and minor tweaks;
  • Skill aura redesign for Donna, Garret, Tusk and Carlo;
  • More efficient match maker. Faster matches, less lag.;
  • New splash and loading screens;
  • Portraits identifying teams and nicknames before the match;
  • Playfab login;
  • Ranking at the end of each match;
  • RATE Games (Yes, that’s us now!) Logo and Sound theme implemented;
  • Character description and stats available from the main screen;
  • Different UI for Android, iOS and Steam versions;
  • Improved moving platform behavior;
  • Improved texture Overlap;
  • In-game notifications (gem capture, clock, score);
  • 8 Fully Playable Heroes (Mirari and Fay added);
  • New attack and skill sprites for every hero!

We’d like to thank you all for the support! Please enter Steam and download our Early Access to help us go even further and deliver a super awesome game! 

For Myridian!!!


July 13, 2019 – Huge update!

It’s been a long couple of months but we’ve burned the midnight oil to deliver a late but super improved version!

Project rebuilt from scratch using Unreal Engine version 4.22 (prior version was 4.18)

  • Enabled Flipbooks in UI and Widgets;
  • Ability System completely redesigned (no more skill bugs! At least, not the ones we already knew!lol);
  • Normal maps incorporated to all Alpha maps as well as dynamic lighting (no render on mobile yet though);
  • New animation controlling plugin. Better sound managing, no lockdowns and smoother transitions;
  • Deathlock SOLVED! (as far as one can tell…);
  • Projectile System completely redesigned (a couple of bugs being solved);
  • Improved blueprints for Parallax, moving and teleporting platforms;
  • Random map selection;
  • New matchmaking system, now using PlayFab;
  • 2 brand new heroes in the arena: Guill and Garret. 2 more under way;
  • New voices and soundbanks;
  • New music theme, tileset and map for Craftsmir (where our closed beta takes place);
  • Push and dash systems now fully functional;
  • More interactive landscape elements with sounds and animations (waterfall, foliage, dynamic lighting platforms).

June 13, 2019

A small update on the game development status…

  • We are migrating the game to Unreal Engine version 4.22
  • Passive skills: amongst the upcoming game features are passive skills. Each hero will have specific traits that gives them advantages. The skill system is being replaced in order to enable this mechanic.
  • We are running tests with spritesheet overlapping to enable skins and custom builds for each hero, thus their equipment and appearance can be customized.
  • Dynamic Lighting. We are also playing with normal maps to give the scenario textures a little more depth.
  • Coming up: more maps, more scenarios, more music, more heroes, refinements, improvements.
  • Stay put for news!

May 28, 2019

New assets

  • New map

Improvements

  • Better control of the hero when jumping
  • Captured gems are now shown in the hero status bar instead of following them, thus also fixing the issue with Neeno‘s invisibility when carrying gems.

Adjustments

  • Tusk: Skill 2 – “Piercing Strike” damage was reduced and its impact area is now the whole character instead of just the weapon
  • Donna: balanced walk speed and attack rate

Known bugs

  • Death Event malfunctioning
  • Character Lockdown after death
  • Login has been removed to be fixed
  • On Ladder damage application
  • Smooth Camera is moody!
  • Some portraits are still not shown during the countdown for beginning of the match

To be implemented

  • 30s after 6 gems capture for match end
  • Login
  • Hourglass
  • Narrator

May 23, 2019

Fixes

  • Skills: many corrections to skills mechanics
  • Nicknames: enemies are now shown in red and allies in blue

New assets

  • Skills: added animated skill buttons. Now they will tell you when the skill is available, active or in cooldown (unavailable)

Adjustments

  • Scoreboard: changed ranking criteria to take into consideration not only kills, but also gems captured and deaths

Known bugs

  • Login has been removed to be fixed
  • Death Event malfunctioning
  • Character Lockdown after death
  • Neeno: invisibility should apply to gems while using Skill 2 – “Nightly Tricks” Ă© usada
  • On Ladder damage application
  • Smooth Camera is moody!
  • Some portraits are still not shown during the countdown for beginning of the match

To be implemented

  • 30s after 6 gems capture for match end
  • Login
  • Hourglass
  • Narrator

May 7, 2019

Fixes

  • Fixed Neeno’s and Donna’s skill activation sounds
  • Donna: fixed animation and aura
  • Animation plays as expected on character landing when skills are activated on air.
  • Fixed parallax on new map.

New assets

  • Implemented nicknames: heroes are now identified by the nicknames of their respective players. Now you will know who is on your team and who you are playing against.
  • Scoreboard included at the end of the match, showing gems captured, deaths and ranking based on enemies killed.

Improvements

  • The map has been updated with new paths, staircases and lifts, improving access to all areas.
  • Tusk: Skill 2 – “Piercing Strike” upgraded with dash.
  • Donna: her bow now glows when Skill 1 – “Rain of Arrows” is active.

Adjustments

  • New font applied to the damage indicator (still requires refinements)
  • Improved font standards and general size ratio of elements on screen
  • Updated statistics: character’s strength, hit points and speed were balanced

Known bugs

  • Nicknames appear in the same color for all players, so you can’t rely on it to tell enemies from allies just yet
  • Login has been removed to be fixed
  • Death Event malfunctioning
  • Character Lockdown after death
  • Neeno: invisibility should apply to gems while using Skill 2 – “Nightly Tricks” Ă© usada
  • On Ladder damage application
  • Smooth Camera is moody!
  • Some portraits are still not shown during the countdown for beginning of the match

To be implemented

  • 30s after 6 gems capture for match end
  • Login
  • Hourglass
  • Narrator

April 23, 2019

Fixes

  • Control pad is visible again
  • Donna: Friendly fire removed
  • Donna: Aura effect correctly applied while using Skill 2 – “Bravery Stance”
  • Neeno: Skill  2 – “Distracting Strikes” now also affects Donna’s arrows
  • Neeno: Fixed camera zoom when activating Skill 1 – “Nightly Tricks”
  • Tusk: Fixed Skill 2 – “Piercing Strike” cooldown
  • Fixed screen shake when skills are activated
  • Movement now fully interrupted during death and upon match end
  • No portraits  missing in “Connecting players” screen anymore
  • “Cancel request” button is back

Improvements

  • Client reconnection in case of failure while joining a match. This provides greater stability when game sessions are created: less hassle during “Preparing match” and “Connecting players” screens.
  • Heroes are now invulnerable for a small period of time at respawn
  • Sound spaciality
  • Sound synchronicity
  • General improvements to hero death detection (needs test!)

Adjustments

  • Tusk: Reduced Skill 2 – “Piercing Strike” pushback
  • Controls are removed from screen when match ends

Known bugs

  • Skills activation without animation at landing events
  • Death Event malfunctioning
  • Character Lockdown after death
  • Neeno: invisibility applicable to gems
  • On Ladder damage application
  • Smooth Camera is moody!
  • Parallax on new map malfunctioning. Under development.

To be implemented

  • 30s after 6 gems capture for match end
  • Login
  • Hourglass
  • Narrator

April 16, 2019

Fixes

  • Fixed sounds at skill activation
  • Carlo: Skill 1 – Blessing Aura
  • Donna: Skill 1 – Rain of Arrows now shooting correct number of arrows
  • Fixed controls on death and match end: input is fully interrupted
  • Fixed waiting loop on Waiting Match Start screen

Improvements

  • Match begins after 60 seconds of first player connection, even if the game session has less than 6 players, avoiding getting locked during “Connecting players” screen.

Known bugs

  • Skills activation without animation at landing events
  • Portraits missing from “Connecting players”
  • Missing Directional Button
  • Death Event malfunctioning
  • Donna’s friendly fire
  • Sound Spaciality
  • Sound synchronicity
  • Character Lockdown after death
  • Neeno’s invisibility apllicable to gems
  • On Ladder damage aplication
  • Smooth Camera is moody!
  • Donna’s animation and aura rework
  • Parallax on new map malfunctioning. Under development.

To be implemented

  • Invulnerability at respawn
  • 30s after 6gem capture for match end
  • Login
  • Hourglass
  • Narrator

April 9, 2019

Fixes

  • Carlo’s ranged attack now covers the whole spear
  • Neeno’s camera improvement (Skill zoom in and out)
  • New Arrow system for Donna
  • iOS black sprite blocks
  • Neeno’s hitbox

New Assets

  • Soundbanks for buttons, skills, character selection and death
  • Red/green flashing sprite do indicate damage/heal
  • Value of damage/heal displayed on screen
  • Neeno’s skill 2 visual update (skulls around affected enemy)
  • New map

Improvements

  • Join the Battlefield button locks down after being pressed for better session handling
  • Matchmaker updates
  • Login screen removed for now
  • Sound Spaciality

Known bugs

  • Skills activation without animation at landing events
  • Portraits missing from “Connecting players”
  • Missing Directional Button
  • Death Event malfunctioning
  • Donna’s friendly fire
  • Sound Spaciality
  • Sound synchronicity
  • Character Lockdown after death
  • Neeno’s invisibility apllicable to gems
  • On Ladder damage aplication
  • Smooth Camera is moody!
  • Donna’s animation and aura rework
  • Parallax on new map malfunctioning. Under development.

To be implemented

  • Invulnerability at respawn
  • 30s after 6gem capture for match end
  • Login
  • Hourglass
  • Narrator

April 2, 2019

Fixes

  • Parallax
  • Character Selection scroll

New Assets

  • Login screen
  • Sound FX for Character Selection and Mission Select
  • Dynamic table with all character specs for immediate in-game application

Improvements

  • Neeno Stun Effect
  • Portraits now have characters’ names as well
  • Death event replication
  • Matchmaker Session Handling
  • Skill Cooldown
  • Skill VFX timing
  • Sound FX volumes and compression
  • Sound Synchronicity
  • Sound Spaciality
  • Buff/Nerf Skills
  • Balance Changes
  • Dynamic table testing

Known bugs

  • Skills activation without animation at landing events
  • Portraits missing from “Connecting players”
  • Right position directional button lockdown
  • Death Event malfunctioning
  • Donna’s arrow – overlap and projectile lifespan
  • Sound Spaciality
  • Sound synchronicity
  • Character Lockdown after death
  • Neeno’s invisibility apllicable to gems
  • Character Selection Scrolling
  • On Ladder damage aplication
  • Smooth Camera is moody!
  • Neeno hitting farthest character when 2 enemies are in front of him
  • Donna’s animation and aura rework
  • Black sprites for iPhone users

To be implemented

  • Invulnerability at respawn
  • 30s after 6gem capture for match end
  • Login
  • Take damage red flash
  • Damage amount indicator per hit
  • Hourglass
  • Narrator

March 26, 2019

Fixes

  • Carlo’s Skill 1 behavior
  • Session not ending at 6 gems captured
  • Directional button spawns at right location
  • Directional button has slide capability
  • Input not available even after match end
  • Match ending properly
  • Donna’s Friendly Fire
  • Sound FX availability after match end
  • Skill VFX spawning at right location
  • VFX for nerf and buff skills
  • Neeno’s SKill 2 behavior
  • Geometry Breakdown

New Assets

  • Parallax extra layers (one malfunctioning sprite out nearly 20)
  • Full gameplay soundbanks for all heroes
  • Nerf/Buff particles as indicators
  • Health Bar smoothing

Improvements

  • Death event replication
  • Matchmaker Session Handling
  • Skill Cooldown
  • Skill VFX timing
  • Sound Synchronicity
  • Sound Spaciality
  • Buff/Nerf Skills
  • Balance Changes
  • Cooldown for all characters
  • Overall Speed Down for gameplay adaptability

Known Bugs

  • Skills activation without animation at landing events
  • Portraits missing from “Connecting players”
  • Right position directional button lockdown
  • Death Event malfunctioning
  • No Login
  • Skill Cooldown
  • Donna’s arrow – overlap and projectile lifespan
  • Sound Spaciality
  • Sound synchronicity
  • Character Lockdown after death
  • Neeno’s invisibility apllicable to gems
  • Character Selection Scrolling
  • On Ladder damage aplication
  • Smooth Camera is moody!
  • Neeno hitting farthest character when 2 enemies are in front of him
  • Donna’s animation and aura rework

To be implemented

  • Invulnerability at respawn
  • 30s after 6gem capture for match end
  • Login

March 21, 2019

Fixes

  • Team Overlap
  • Friendly Fire
  • Character loses gems after death
  • Scoreboard working properly

New Assets

  • Sound Banks for all heroes
  • Improvements
  • Matchmaker Session Handling
  • Heal/Regen Skills not working properly
  • Death event replication
  • Skill Cooldown
  • Geometry Breakdown
  • Balance Changes
  • Increased Damage: Donna and Neeno
  • Reduced HP: Donna and Neeno

Known Bugs

  • Carlo’s Skill1 behavior
  • Skills activation without animation at landing events
  • Session not ending at 6 gems captured
  • Portraits missing from “Connecting players”
  • Directional button spawns at wrong location
  • Directional button has no slide capability
  • Skill VFX not spawning at right location
  • Skill VFX Timing
  • Right position directional button lockdown
  • Death Event malfunctioning
  • No Login
  • Input available even after match end
  • Match not ending properly
  • Skill Cooldown
  • Donna’s arrow – friendly fire, overlap and projectile lifespan
  • Sound Spaciality
  • Sound synchronicity
  • Character Lockdown after death
  • Sound FX availability after match end
  • Neeno skill2 misbehavior
  • VFX for nerf and buff skills
  • Neeno’s invisibility apllicable to gems
  • Character Selection Scrolling

To be implemented

  • Invulnerability at respawn

March 19, 2019

Fixes

  • Jump collision drag effect removed
  • Moveable Platforms collision

New Assets

  • Sponsor screen
  • Improvements
  • Death Event behavior (increased performance)
  • Parallax Settings (Minor fixes)
  • Balance Changes
  • Higher damage value overall

Known bugs

  • No Sound FX
  • Heal/Regen Skills not working properly
  • Character keeps gem after death
  • Scoreboard malfunctioning
  • Portraits missing from “Connecting players”
  • Directional button spawns at wrong location
  • Directional button has no slide capability
  • Skill VFX not spawning at right location
  • Skill VFX Timing
  • Overlap for team mates
  • Friendly Fire
  • Right position directional button lockdown
  • Death Event malfunctioning
  • No Login
  • Input available even after match end
  • Match not ending properly
  • Skill Cooldown
  • Geometry breakdown

March 14

Alpha Launch! Yaaaaay!