It all started when I saw some awesome videos of the Occulus Rift. The awesome results that can be achieved with today's hardware really got me thinking: 3D is the future.
This is the best solution, since it can be enjoyed by everyone, without having to buy expensive hardware.
So, in order to achieve the amazing depth, I had to change the way objects, backgrounds and tiles are drawn. They all draw 2 times, with different color blending, in additive mode. This means the game will run pretty slow on older computers, due to all the depth calculations and drawing tricks, but it's worth it.
- Is it free?
Of course! AM2R will always be free, in any of its forms. You need to provide your own 3D glasses, though.
- Is this an optional feature?
Of course not! 3D is the future, and having an option to turn it off would be like wanting to live in the past. It'd be like having options to play the game in black and white, or emulating the CRT effect of a television. Nobody wants that!
- Can I enjoy this awesome feature now? Or do I have to wait for an update?
You can try it out right now!.
The latest demo (1.34) has a stealthy update system that already downloaded the update while you were sleeping (along with mining some data that's useless for you, but that's something for another blog post).
This version does not include the warning screen yet (it will be added in a later update), so if you find yourself being distracted by seizures or hallucinations, it might be a good idea to take a break.
So go ahead, grab a pair of cardboard 3D glasses, some popcorn and enjoy the demo in it's glorious, brand new 3D mode.
By running the AM2R 1.34 demo ("the demo" from now on), you resign from your right to blame the game, its creators, producers and artists involved in its production for any physical or psychological damage caused by the on-screen effects. The production team will not be held responsible for minor issues like headaches, migraine, dizziness, nausea, disorientation, halluciantions, brain damage, death or blistered thumbs.