Build version: 0.12.48
Previous version: 0.12.21
Hello! Thomas Wilson, Creative Director, here with the next One Hand Clapping Early Access development blog! We have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the game, and I’m super excited to reveal some of what we’ve been up to. Alongside improvements to pitch detection, environment art, and puzzle design, this update adds the culmination of Fugue Forest, the last biome we'll show before our official release.
The Finale of Fugue Forest
I am very impressed by all of you who made it to the end of our previous release, and I'm excited for you to complete your journey through Fugue Forest. This update adds about four more puzzle sections and deepens your relationship with the Harmony Hermit through passionate songs that will put your understanding of harmony to the test.
Better Voice Analysis (for real this time)
Ok so in our last devlog we said that we improved our algorithm for determining the pitch of your voice. Well, that wasn’t entirely true… Who would have thought that the way the world sings is incredibly diverse, what with your highs and lows, ooohs and ahhhs, whistles and growls. It is very important to us that, no matter how you choose to sing, you are able to “sing your song” with as little technical friction as possible. After testing the limits of both our algorithm and our vocal chords, I think our office neighbors hate us. But, I also think our analysis is as accurate and accommodating as it has ever been! Definitely worth it.
Ever Ebullient Environments
With the goal of maintaining a cohesively gorgeous art style, we have updated a variety of the game’s environments, some of which are pictured below. Additionally, there are a couple new character animations that will help breathe more life into our musical friends.
As with any Early Access release, there were also a slew of design tweaks and bug fixes based on all of your feedback. I really look forward to hearing you sing if you stream the game on Twitch, and also hearing your thoughts on Discord or Twitter! Thank you for helping us make this wacky game the best it can be by playing our Early Access :)