Hello everyone! A lot of exciting things have been happening here at the HMG studio since the last Dev Blog: new trailer is out, game-play got tested, a lot of improvements were made to replays and the rejoin functionality.
During all those updates and testing we were all asking ourselves: “What would our current players think of this idea for a game mode?” - so we decided to find out!
Long story short - Over the course of one week you will be able to choose between 3 game modes in custom rooms and test them out:
Normal mode → Play with all your unlocked powers. This is the current game mode in both Quick Play and customs. To win a match you have to reach a set amount of points by surviving and stealing points using your powers.
Pickup mode → Pickups are spawned on the field. Fevers are disabled for this mode - pickups are colour coded as well as have different shapes to indicate who they affect:
1. green → affects the player who picks it up
2. orange → affects everyone except the one who picks it up
3. blue → affects everyone
Because pickups and fevers look too similar, we have decided to disable fevers for this game mode.
Survival mode → Only points for survival. Powers that steal points are disabled for this mode. Experience the fundamental element of Curve Fever - survival - and see if you can find the best tactic to outlive your opponents and win without the added advantage of offensive powers.
When creating a new custom room you will have the option to choose a game mode. In an existing room, the host will also be able to choose between the 3 game modes. Once a mode is chosen everyone in the room will be notified about the change. Equipped powers that are disabled in the selected game mode will be automatically unequipped.
The exact release date for this update is not yet set but we’re aiming for sometime next week. So stay tuned on the forum and in-game for the big announcement so you don’t miss out!
That’s all for now, thanks for reading! I hope you all have an awesome weekend, and last but not least, good luck to everyone taking part in the tournament tomorrow!