Glow Preview releasedGeschrieben von Thiemo
We released a preview version of the upcoming game „Glow“ (see below for the download). Please note that some parts are finished but a lot of things are work in progress. Everything can change in the final game. If you want to enjoy the full game and don’t want to be spoiled, don‘t play this preview.
If you finished the preview we would be very happy to hear what you think. Please tell us in the forum or by email (English or German). Please try to be nice and constructive. If you think the game would be better by modifying some odds and ends, tell us how it should be done from your point of view. If you prefer other freeware games over Glow, please tell us and we will include your games in our „other games“ section. If you don’t like the game at all and you think Glow would be better if it was Halo, play Halo. Remember, Glow is free.
You can download the Glow preview here (ZIP, 55 MB).
Frequently asked questions about the preview:
- Why a ZIP file and no installer?
Glow does not need any installation. Just extract and play. However, we want to offer both a setup EXE and a ZIP archive for the final version.
- Why do WASD and the mouse not work?
Glow is played by keyboard or joystick/gamepad. All keys can be changed in the main menu. By default, press the arrow keys to move and look around. Press
[Alt]to switch levers and
[I]for the inventory.
- How to crouch into that hole? I‘m stuck!
[I]and check your inventory. You can use a magic spell to shrink yourself.
- Isn’t the game to hard?
That’s what we want to find out. Please note that the preview contains mission 6 of 8. The first five missions will be easier.
- Is it possible to play Glow in a network?
No. It’s a single player platform game. There are a lot of 2D platform deathmatch games out there. Does anybody know a real cool one?
- No online highscores?
Not yet. For the full game, we want to create the possibility to upload your records files to our server and compare it with other players. The game itself will not connect to the internet.
- Why is your English so bad?
We don’t have a native speaker in our team. We would be very thankful if you could point out spelling errors or send us better translation files. Just edit the files in the folder
Localized. Please contact us in the forum or by email (English or German).
- Is it possible to add more languages?
If you are a native speaker and want to translate the game, this would be very cool. Simply copy the files found in the folder
Localizedand start translating. Please ask first to see if somebody else is working on a similar translation.
- Where is the editor you promised?
The map editor will be included in the full game. Currently, the feature to load user defined maps is still missing in the game.
- What about mods (modifications, add-ons, map or expansion packs)?
Glow contains no scripting language (no Lua), sorry. But it will be possible to change a lot of things, for example how a character in the game looks. You will be able to create map packs, add your own music and more.