Downloading the Game
After preordering Overgrowth and linking a forum account, access to the Secret Preorder Forum becomes available. Each week, the alpha build is posted as a stickied topic with a title of the form: "Unofficial Overgrowth a###, weekly build".
There are multiple download options available - a direct download, torrent download, and a "differences" download, which can be used to update a previously installed alpha.
Additionally, once at least one full alpha installation has been performed, the community-made SUMLauncher may be used for updates (requires a Java Runtime Environment)
Running the Game
Upon opening the game, you will be greeting with a menu screen. There is a side-scrolling list of levels from which to choose. Clicking on a thumbnail causes the level to load. If you need to change settings such as the games resolution or anti-aliasing, please refer to Configuring Overgrowth.
For help controlling your character, see Player Controls.
Overgrowth is currently in Alpha, and as such, features may be buggy, incomplete, non-functional, or otherwise broken. In order to help with development, you can report bugs to Wolfire via email at [email protected]
Your email should contain the following:
- The Alpha Version in which the problem was encountered
- Your system setup (Hardware, OS, etc.)
- A Brief explanation of the problem
- Actions performed, step by step, which led up to encountering the problem
- Expected and Actual Results
- Attachments (screenshots, crash reports, etc.)
Refer to this webpage for tips on how to write a quality bug report.