The Major Sparklite v1.5 Patch has Arrived

Friday, February 14th, 2020

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oprainfall | Sparklite

 

 

Red Blue Games and publisher Merge Games are excited to announce that the v1.5 update for Sparklite, the biggest patch yet, is here. It adds a number of new features, improvements, and fixes. The game is available on PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It is priced at $24.99, but in celebration of this major patch it is currently 30% off ($17.49). The press release lists the following new features in Sparklite v1.5:

  • New! Casual Game Mode – For an easier experience
  • New! Champion Game Mode – For the hardcore gamer looking to challenge themselves
  • Updated save slot UI
  • Enhanced boss fights
  • New character in the Refuge
  • New Baron cinematic
  • Updated sinkholes
  • Updated Furnaces
  • Chopping grass now has a chance to drop Sparklite
  • Thanks to our active community we’ve also added lots of bug fixes and quality of life improvements

 

Here’s the original game trailer:

 

Sparklite is inspired by multiple games like The Legend of Zelda, but mixes in a steampunk theme, rogue-like elements, some very unique items, and some procedural generation. You play as a young mechanic named Ada. Each time you descend to the surface of the world, it will be different. The core of the world has a defense mechanism against the abuse of sparklite ore. This mechanism is responsible for “fractures”, which refers to each time that the world changes. In-game, this happens whenever you die and return to the surface. The changing layout of the world is meant to delay wrongdoers, and as it happens there is one.

An evil Baron has built a mining operation in each biome to extract large quantities of sparklite ore for his own dark aspirations. You’ll need to collect sparklite ore from the surface to research and create items, and improve your stats if you’re going to save the world of Geodia!

oprainfall | Sparklite

This is the first boss fight, and judging by the holes all over in the floor, this must be in the new Champion Game Mode.

 

You can find out more about Sparklite at the official website, on the Steam page, or check out our recent Sparklite review.

 

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.