Control System Revamped

– Movement has been changed to include mouse based movement in all directions by holding down Right Click.
Existing WASD keys can still be used to move, but are now aligned upwards and not diagonally.
WASD keys now also function by combining keys to give up to 8 directions of movement.

– Interacton with NPCs, doors or other objects can now be performed by Left Clicking on them while in range.
The existing method of pressing the E key while in front of objects still exists.

– Melee at present still acts in 4 directions, but can now also be performed by Left Clicking.
When Left Clicking for Melee, it will also change your characters direction to where you clicked.

Halloween

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– The town of Azuria has been given a rather creepy makeover.
You will need to create a new world if you are interested in the Halloween event (you can still use the same character).

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– Medea the Witch has appeared in town and a couple of things to talk to you about.
She is also selling some Halloween related goodies.

– Trick or Treat. Test your luck with the locals in town.

– Mysterious Statue.

Items

– Candy (Consumable)

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– Pumpkin (Placeable, Crafting)

– Pumpkin Lantern (Placeable)
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– Pumpkin Lantern Sad (Placeable)
– Pumpkin Lantern Cat (Placeable)
– Pumpkin Lantern Happy (Placeable)

– Gravestone Skull (Placeable)
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– Gravestone One (Placeable)
– Gravestone Two (Placeable)
– Gravestone Three (Placeable)

– Scarecrow (Placeable)

– Skeleton Mask (Head Equipment)

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– Zombie Mask (Head Equipment)

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– Black Cat Mask (Head Equipment)

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– Eyeball Head (Head Equipment)

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Enemy

– Bat Eye

Recipe

– Pumpkin Lantern = 1 Torch, 1 Pumpkin

World Generation

– The ‘ledges’ into cave sections has been trimmed down

– Pumpkins will appear in the Woodlands during Halloween

Misc Changes

– Tweaked the alpha/hiding of blocks that obscure the player

– Increased the size of the required enclosed room for sleeping

– Steam API check change to allow offline play

– Introduced another type of text alert to the player.

– Lowered the Sell->Buy value multiplier from 10 to 4

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