Updated: Jul 29, 2022
Welcome back to another Friday afternoon and this week's issue of This Week at Funny Fintan! An intergalactic weekly broadcast on the progress of Incolatus. This week at Funny Fintan, we zoom in to gain an appreciation for the little guys.
All About Ormyk Pt. IV
Welcome back to another week of All About Ormyk, where I show you the latest and greatest in Tigris Nix innovation! This week, a spotlight on the updated Termite.
Initially, I was going to write about the Termite and Bull-Ant this week, but ultimately I figured there was just too much of a story to tell with the Termite, so here it is! Bull-Ant next week.
First coming into existence in 2020 (pictured above), the Termite, or 'Living 9 Volt' as it was called, is the oldest design in the Tigris Nix arsenal that still persists in the current build of the game. The Termite has always been a small, anthropomorphic car battery with a C battery as a wheel. It sports four exposed wires as arms, which it sparks to set off the battery acid it is covered in as a method of self-destruction when close to Imber. It never made it into the 2020 demo (which featured only the default Unreal Engine Mannequin, oof!) but was created around the time that demo was completed. If you missed that early alpha demo, you can check it out here:
These little guys debuted in the 2021 demo which went to festivals last year as 'Battery Bots,' and were often the cause of an early death for players! In this demo, they sported a fresh black and chrome paint job and glowing green battery acid. I think the thing I said the most to players at last year's convention was"watch out for those little battery guys! They'll be at your feet!" Since then we've done some thinking and balanced out their appearances.
In this year's upcoming demo (starting at Pixel Expo on Sep 3!!!), the newly named Termite has a combination of the old and new colour schemes but is dirtied and detailed up to fit with the new Ormyk lineup! Retaining the original blue base colour and infused with the newer green glow and all-black cables, this year's new battery bot is the ultimate culmination of the iconic silhouette. Steer clear of this one, Imber! Unless of course, you like your body in hundreds of little pieces.
If you missed these guys at last year's demo, not to fret! You can relive the moment on YouTube with our 2021 gameplay demo.
Stay tuned next week for the finale of the All About Ormyk column, and an in-depth look at the Bull-Ant!
Developer Insight: Nit
By Zia Daud
This week at Funny Fintan, I’m here to showcase one of your silliest adversaries yet, the Nit.
These funny little creatures are descendants of an ancient race of giants who are enslaved by Tigris Nix en masse for the purpose of harnessing their innate affinity for Magick.
These enemies float around the arena out of sight from you and they summon Ormyk units directly from the hangars. They shoot orbs of Magick at you which disorient and stun you, and when spotted, the Nit will teleport across the arena and out of sight to start summoning enemies again.
Their magical abilities make them a top priority target, so watch out for the bright green sparks that emanate off the Nit when their Magick activates. They aren't very strong, so one or two precise bullets will put this annoyance away for a while.
That's all Imber!
For Funny Fintan Softworks, I'm Jane, saying;
If a man on the street tries to sell you magic beans for a dollar; he's lying.
Thank you for tuning into another issue of This Week at Funny Fintan, to keep up to date with the game you can follow our socials and keep it locked right here on Incolatus.com for more issues each week! We'll see you at Pixel Expo in September.
Until then... Just. Don't. Stop. Moving.
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