Pixel Heroes: Byte and Magic, humorous name puns aside, is a light-hearted RPG from The Bitfather released earlier this year onto Steam. Whilst it received positive reviews, and a lot of fan support, a few issues tarnished the game experience. Luckily for us however, The Bitfather has released its first update and nearly everything wrong with the game (which  was interface based feedback and long animations) has been fixed. Here is a quick breakdown of the changes:

Technical:

– Framerate limited to max 60 fps. Will no longer fry your graphics card!
– On Linux, the game now starts in Windowed Mode. Hopefully fixes the problems with dual monitor setups under Linux.

New Features:

– Custom hero renaming feature (must be unlocked by achievement).

New Content:

– 11 new achievements.
– Several new overland travel events with new enemies.
– Some new items.

Gameplay Changes:

– Treasure rooms internal mechanic changed; displays the success chance; deals less damage; damage non-relative to HP.
– Confusion mechanic change: now has 75% chance of hitting allied party and 25% chance of hitting the enemies.
– Fist damage mechanic changed. Will help not getting stuck in endless battles.
– Enemies’ names and condition are displayed in battle. No condition info on bosses.
– Battle Log persists through a complete dungeon. Note! The Log does not get saved.
– Bleeding now does minimum 1 damage.
– Gold amounts changed. Will loot much less gold in battles. Item buy/sell values changed to the player’s disadvantage.
– Several speed-ups, including walking speed, death animations and several other things.
– Inventory button on the shop interface. Allows direct switching between shops and inventory.
– Clicking on textboxes will no longer cancel the animated text but instead make it appear completely.
– Several bugfixes

As you can see, this is more than a hot fix, this add content, improves performance and helps with quality of life. Bitfather, I salute you.

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