We are excited to announce that Cally’s Caves 4 is going to be coming out on iOS in November! Here is the official trailer:
Cally’s Caves 4 picks up three years after the end of Cally’s Caves 3, with Cally and her friends searching for a cure for Rupert’s Curse. Cally will set out on a worldwide journey to find “The Amulet of Valerius,” an artifact that she believes can cure Rupert and give him a normal life. As the story unfolds, Team Cally will uncover the origins of a secret society that controls the world, and meet a new nemesis that threatens to destroy everything that Cally loves.
320 levels packed with enemies, collectibles and secrets.
11 huge bosses to fight, reason with, and maybe even become friends with.
24 enemy types spanning Regular Game, New Game + and Survival Modes.
Costume choices for Cally.
The return of Cally’s ninja bear cub friend Bera as a playable character.
An in-game wiki to collect information about the story, characters, and enemy behaviors and weaknesses.
All-new engine runs at 60fps for better control and visual fidelity
New Weapon Mod system that allows you to customize your weapon’s effects.
11 weapon classes, with 88 unique weapon forms (not including modded weapons). Level your weapons up by using them and experience new, powerful effects!
MFi controller is fully supported.
A bigger story with new and returning characters.
Cally can now strafe and autofire.
A new hubworld area with shops to buy Power-ups, Consumables, and Weapon mods with in-game currency.
Cally’s Caves 4 development is proceeding at a furious pace, and we recently had a chance to revamp the way our start screen works. Our first game’s start screen was simply a logo on a black screen, and with each successive game in the Cally series, we want to improve every aspect of the game. In this dev diary, we will outline the method we used to create the Cally’s Caves 4 start screen.
How do we create a new game in the Cally’s Caves series that feels fresh and changes things up? The first 3 games in the series were very light on story, and although we were able to plant some seeds for future story ideas, we could take the plot for Cally’s Caves 4 anywhere. This dev diary will go over some of the decisions we’ve made to make Cally’s Caves 4 stand apart from our previous games.
All 3 Cally’s Caves games took place in “the Caves,” a place that started in Cally’s backyard and gave us a good amount of variety to work with. The story of Cally’s retaking of the Caves has now been told, and we want to take the environments in Cally’s Caves 4 in some new directions. Instead of taking place in one interconnected Cave system, Cally’s Caves 4 takes place all across the globe, in facilities owned by the Golden Skull Society (more on the G.S.S. later).
A few Youtube and Twitch streamers are currently engaging in regular Cally’s Caves 3 Speedruns! The most active are NepumukGaming and MrKvikur, here are the last few World Record runs:
We have just submitted massive updates for Cally’s Caves 2 on iOS and Android. This update will bring the Cally’s Caves 3 engine to Cally’s Caves 2, and a ton of improvements will come with it. There are also a ton of bugfixes, and the game has been optimized to run much smoother on iOS and Android devices!
In addition to the mobile updates, we are also very excited to announce that a Steam release of Cally’s Caves 2 is on the way, complete with controller support and graphics options. We are still working hard on our next game as well, so expect more updates soon!
After a busy couple of months, we’ve just submitted a huge new content update for Cally’s Caves 3, “Melvin’s Prototype Factory.” The update should be out for iOS and Android next week.
This is the biggest update we’ve ever done for a game, and will include a bunch of new features:
Massive New Zone:
We’ve added a whole new 34-level zone, with all-new art, a fully functional map and lots of Checkpoints.
New Weapons: 3 new weapons and their final forms can be found in the new Levels! Try using the power of the Slimes for your own benefit with the Slimegun, trap enemies and prevent them from hurting you with the Web Shooters, or use the Bow and Arrow from Cally’s Caves 2 to pepper enemies with arrows. All of the new weapons have 4 evolution tiers, and can be used throughout all of the other game modes.
New Enemies: Melvin has been creating bosses in his prototype lab for years, and to destroy him, you’ll have to defeat them all! 5 new enemy classes with unique behaviors mix up the combat and test your skills.
Beyond all of the new content, we will have a ton of bug fixes and optimizations including the following:
- fixed issue where Final Bladegun isn’t being awarded for beating Survival Mode
- fixed issue where Bera would sometimes transform into Cally in “Bera: the Long Way Home”
- greatly reduced frequency of video ads
- fixed missing Sniper Rifle issue – find it in level 101
- fixed rating message in pause menu
- fixed several small resolution bugs
- several new tracks on the soundtrack
We are also happy to announce that the expansion is totally free and is not an in-app purchase or anything like that. We wanted to find a way to thank all the people that have downloaded and supported Cally’s Caves 3. We will have at least one more free expansion out before Christmas, and an announcement of our next project shortly after.
We’ve got some dev diaries coming up, but we’ve been busy working on the Android version of Cally’s Caves 3. It’s finally out now, and available to download here: Cally’s Caves 3 on Google Play.
Hey everyone! It’s been over a month since Cally’s Caves 3 came out, so we thought we’d put together some links to articles and reviews of the game. Here we go:
Cally’s Caves 3 Gets 5 Stars from Toucharcade
Cally’s Caves 3 Gets Silver Award from PocketGamer
Cally’s Caves 3 Gamezebo Review
Cally’s Caves 3 148apps review
Cally’s Caves 3 mentioned in Gameranx top 10 free iOS games of July video.
Galie video series about Cally’s Caves 3
Phonecats video about Cally’s Caves 3
We are just wrapping up work on the android port of Cally’s Caves 3, which should be out soon. There is also an update coming out this week, which includes a whole new zone with new art, and it’s all about telling Bera’s Story! We will have some more dev diaries breaking down how things went with Cally’s Caves 3 real soon…
When we started working on Cally’s Caves 3, it was clear that we needed to improve our tile system to give the game a better, more detailed look. In our previous two games, we used a really simple tile system consisting of 3 tile types; a “path” block, a “fill” block and a “boulder” block. We used the boulders as our “walls,” and flipped the path block for our ceilings.
It was a very simple system, and it worked for us at the time. A couple of months into Cally’s Caves 3 development, however, our artist 0HK0 suggested using a much more complex system to give our game some more visual flair. The suggested tile system would have two types of walls: environment walls and background walls. The environment walls tile set consists of 16 block types, and the background walls have 9. This dev diary will outline exactly how our tile system works, in the hopes that others may find it useful.
We posted our first Gamedev stream! Sorry for the audio, we will work on it for the next one.