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Aquaria 1.1.0: Widescreen, MacOSX and more…

Time to resurface for a while to talk about progress! Right now we’re working on the Mac version of Aquaria, which includes changes that bring the Windows version up to 1.1.0.

Aquaria Mac Preview
The new world map allows you to check your progress in other areas, as well as letting you see the names of all the areas you’ve visited. There’s also a new hint system built into the world map.

Check out more updates in the extended!

Aquaria Mac Preview
Derek’s new loading bar is sweet.

Aquaria Mac Preview
Making the game widescreen required Derek to create some new graphics for the edges, for example on the title screen.

Aquaria Mac Preview
You can now switch resolutions from the in-game options screen.

Aquaria Mac Preview
Cutscenes that don’t fill the 16:9 or 16:10 screen get cropped with sexy faded black bars.

Aquaria Mac Preview
Derek made a really sweet icon for the Mac OSX version!

We’re pretty close to starting beta testing on the Mac version. I’m still fiddling around cleaning up some little details.

39 Responses to “Aquaria 1.1.0: Widescreen, MacOSX and more…”

  1. Two Jacks Says:

    Wow! This looks great! My excitement for this game grows even more! :)

    Keep up the good work guys!

  2. Jax Tax Says:

    Are you guys still going ahead with a Linux release? My Mac is an ageing Powerbook that will probably not handle Aquaria and I’d itching to play it :D

  3. Tolkienfanatic Says:

    Awesome update guys. Are these updates coming to Windows as well?

  4. ravuya Says:

    Can’t wait to try out the Mac version, especially now that it has widescreen!

  5. Blake Says:

    Damn, that looks pretty swank! Can’t wait for the patch so I can replay the game and not have Najia look smooshed.

  6. dan Says:

    Looking good! Looking forward to the Mac version. Looks like it’ll be worth the wait.

  7. Shane Says:

    Great to see this update on your progress! Keep up the good work!

  8. Zam Says:

    Huzzah!

  9. Stalfos Says:

    Sweet!
    The new map system really looks great and I’m sure it will be much more useful.

  10. Kagenoku Says:

    Looks good, keep up the good work.

    “Remember wherever you go, there you are.” Buckaroo Bonzai.

  11. Barry Convex Says:

    Wow - I wasn’t expecting revisions like this to be made via patches. The new map system should fix the biggest flaws of the original version (which, to be fair, were never that big). Thanks for responding to feedback!

  12. Redemption Says:

    It just keeps getting better!

    Nice one guys

  13. Jason Says:

    Can we get a demo guys! I’ve been waiting and waiting!!

  14. Jason Says:

    *We’ve

  15. Xiagan Says:

    Awesome! :)

  16. TM Says:

    Truly exceptional progress! It would be nice if Windows users could have a similar icon though, I’m only saying this because I use a Dock for all my programs (RocketDock). Even though I love Aquaria’s original icon, it just seems stretched and not as impressive as the proposed Mac OSX icon. Vista supports large icons, and I know many Dock systems support large png files (128×128 at least).

  17. Toni Ruottu Says:

    Cool indeed.

    How does upgrading the Windows version work?

    One patch or several patches?
    Different patches for different outdated versions?

    Free full download for customers who bought an old version?

  18. TM Says:

    Patching/upgrading I think will probably work as the previous patches have worked - you download a file replacement of the aquaria.exe as well as the data.000 and maybe data.001 files. It will be free I’m sure.

  19. anthony Says:

    this is going to look so awesome on my new rig!!!

  20. Craig Says:

    Can you use an HID game controller on the OS X version?

  21. Leon Says:

    Thank you friend! YOUR GAME IS THE BEST EVER purchase I’ve made some time now !

  22. Anosan Says:

    When/How will we get the patch for the PC widescreen version?

  23. Alec Says:

    Once the PC patch is out we’ll announce it on the blog and our mailing list. (see the company page if you want to sign up to the list)

  24. Coucouf Says:

    I would so much buy a Linux version !
    It is probably quite a limited job to port it to Linux after the OS X port, isn’t it ?

  25. Alec Says:

    OSX is a bit simpler, in that you can just release one universal binary and it will run on all the Macs, whereas on Linux, users could be using any distro and any drivers.

  26. Murdin Says:

    How´s the Beta faring? Can´t await to get a 1.1.0 Version with the new map features.

  27. Alec Says:

    Its going pretty good. :)

    There is one really weird Mac-specific bug that is proving to be hard to fix.

    The new changes are in and working really well, though!

  28. Murdin Says:

    He Alec,

    that´s good to hear. I hope you can fix that nasty Uber-Bug ^^ . The new food sorting mechanism is a very nice feature, no more page clicking to add the turtle meat on page 5 ^^

    The map hint system, will it be like that in Baldur´s Gate 2, where you could set a pin on the map to find al specific location again later?

    Sorry for my bad english, I´m from Germany.

    Udo a.k.a. Murdin

  29. Joe Says:

    Very nice! Can’t wait to play this in 1920 x 1080!

  30. KURMUJEON Says:

    Hey Alec,
    Just wanted to reiterate along with the multitudes of wide screen (19201080 on new LCD)owners how great this will be played and stopped in anticipation of new patch.
    Aquaria is truly a work of art thank you and all involved for a beautiful world to explore.

  31. Alec Says:

    Yeah, next version is almost out!

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    Nice work! I’ll have to do a cross post on this one ;)

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