Gameplay


Venu’s Garden 1 – A Curious Triad

Earlier this week, Beetles, Ants and Mealybugs were released in the first installment of Venu’s Garden – a series of Creature Quests (DoN’s Story Mode).

Here’s the preview video:

 

And here’s a full walkthrough!

 

Be sure to get your name up on the leaderboard for the new Beetle mission!

 

Along with in-game tutorials for all creatures, some other interesting updates (ahem ahem!) are headed DoN’s way in the coming days, so be sure to follow DoN’s Community Hub on Steam or DoN’s Youtube Channel to stay on top of everything Drunk On Nectar!

 

 


Ladybug, Milkweed video updates!

It’s been a while since the Ladybug/Ladybird and Milkweed video updates have gone out; if you haven’t had a chance to see those yet, here’s a quick look!

Also here are some neat Ladybird GIFs 🙂

Ladybird climbing stalk GIF!
Ladybird flying GIF 1!
Ladybird flying GIF 2!

And here’s a GIF of the Monarch Butterfly metamorphosis which was added to DoN early in 2017!
DoN's Monarch Metamorphosis GIF!

The next Creature Quest coming to DoN will star the Ladybug beetle, more news to come on that shortly!


“Lady Love” Leaderboard Map released!

With the ongoing focus on gameplay, a new leaderboard map “Lady Love” has been released.

Here’s an overview narrated personally by me!

 

Female Jumping Spider gameplay:

 

Male Jumping Spider gameplay:

To celebrate this release a Leaderboard Contest is underway with nifty prizes to be won. The contest will conclude on 10th of April 2017 so be sure to check out this Steam announcement for more details and the list of prizes!

The current contest leader is Steam user “NuclearMedic” so if you want to beat Medic’s score of 1:15 (as of now!) put your jumping boots on, check out the new map and get your name up there on the leaderboard 🙂

More “Creature Quests” are headed your way in the days to come!


Monarch Caterpillars Released!

The latest species to arrive in DoN’s World is the lovely Monarch!

Start life as a tiny 1mm sized caterpillar wriggling out of an egg and grow, moult and metamorphose your way into an adult butterfly! Of course, the adult butterfly metamorphosis is only coming next week but you can go all the way up to being a mighty fifth-instar caterpillar for now 🙂

 

For those who haven’t purchased the game on Steam yet, here’s a gameplay overview.
Do consider buying the game to support DoN’s ongoing development!

 

 

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DoN’s Steam Early-Access Journey:

It’s been a while since the last post; as you can imagine, building Drunk On Nectar full-time while managing its Steam presence has left little time for the blog posts and dev diaries of yore.

However, a number of articles, announcements and updates have been periodically released on Steam, IndieDb and Youtube so if you’re curious to know how the journey has been so far, here’s a list of fun articles for you to read 🙂

 

Steam Announcements:

16th Novemeber 2016 – Drunk On Nectar’s Journey Begins!

19th November 2016 – Drunk On Nectar v1.1 patch released! Dragonfly Hunting made easier and more!

23rd November 2016 – Multiple camera systems, reworked controls and more in Build v.1.2.0!

29th November 2016 – Free Exploration mode, Butterfly Paradise preset and more in Build v1.2.1

6th December 2016 – Build v1.2.2, Random map generator improvements, bugfixes

12th December 2016 – Monarch caterpillars, Metamorphosis and Multiplayer coming soon!

4th January 2017 – DoN welcomes 2017 with Build v1.2.3!

13th January 2017 – Caterpillar Dev News

and ~~~*drumroll*~~~

26th January 2017 –Monarch Caterpillars RELEASED!

 

IndieDB Articles: 

Here’s the full list: http://www.indiedb.com/games/drunk-on-nectar/articles

 

Youtube Videos:

A staggering fourteen videos have been published since DoN released on Steam! Some are tutorials, others are overviews and previews, take a look for yourself on DoN’s youtube channel!


Drunk On Nectar is on Steam Greenlight!

At long last, DoN is on Steam Greenlight! I’m really excited about what this means for the game and the opportunity to present it in front of so many Steam users and to obtain their valuable feedback.
Please visit the link below and vote “Yes” for Drunk On Nectar 🙂

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=708992754

 

My heartfelt thanks to everyone for your support so far. I hope the game does well in the days to come!

– Venugopalan Sreedharan

 

PS: Here are three new gameplay videos made for Drunk On Nectar’s Greenlight campaign and a new 2016 trailer!