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Search For Surf first update since the early access release. If you haven't visited Search For Surf now is a good time to visit. If you haven't played then it's on sale now until Dec 3 so hurry and buy it.
The good news
Two new surf breaks added. There's a slow easy wave at the village. Good for learning. Waves like the beginner area near the Tiki Hut but longer and with some set waves.
The other break is a really long right off the lighthouse. Find the lighthouse and you'll find the waves. Hint: follow the dolphins.
Here's what you're really gonna like:
First person camera. It's challenging but really cool. Hit the F key to toggle through the different views. Pro cam is first person but it's kind of hard to control. When you get good, try it. It's really good but takes some skill to control and get right. Works on lefts and rights. I recommend going to the lighthouse and trying it on the long lighthouse right.
For Beginners: There's an easy view. Press f until the view is way outside. It zooms out and is easier to see where waves are and makes it easier to catch waves.
The other thing you're really gonna like....Press P. What's that? The jet ski is on my head. That's right, a jet ski free retrieval button. Go anywhere and your jet ski is there at the press of a button.
Paddling is faster. Paddling has been improved and it's now faster. Paddling is faster.
Catching a wave is easier. You still have to line up to catch a wave, but now hold down space bar and you will pop up to standing as soon as you get up to speed. No more guessing. Believe me, it's easier. Did I mention tapping up arrow makes you paddle faster?
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Preparing the first update since the early access launch. Here's a video showing the ProCam. There will be 3 choices of camera views. Far away easy, so you can play easily and have more fun, the regular view that is currently in the game, and this view...Pro Cam. Pro cam looks the coolest in my opinion and makes play more realistic. You can really see the wave and where and how hard you want to hit the lip. However, it's harder to control. You have to set the camera in position to how you like it, for either a left or right, but once it's set it will stay and it's really cool looking. Other updates are; two new breaks. One long wave, almost twice as long as the longest other breaks. A break at the village. Dolphins were added. You can follow them to the new break. And there's a shark. I took him out of the tree but you still will have to find him. New upgrade will be available in less than two weeks, and that's as vague as I can be about it.
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Search For Surf got reviewed. I mean played on a website in Japan. PockiSweet, played it on it's early access launch week on Friday the 13th. Here's a link to the page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=i8aFia9o5Ic
Got a lot of views, and he had fun playing but didn't get waves until the end.
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Here's a video of a new feature - first person camera. A camera from the point of view of the surfer. It's not first person exactly, that would mean you are seeing what the surfer sees. It's semi first person. You see from the surfer point of view but not exactly. It's easier to play this way. If it were true first person point of view, it would be very difficult to surf, and you would lose control too easily. You can control the view to move it until it looks good, and then you can leave it there and it will stay. This works no matter which direction you go on the wave, left or right. It also stays behind you when you cut back, so there is no need to control it while surfing. Just set it and surf.
Been working on making a longer wave. As you can see, he catches a wave 3 times during this video without paddling back to the start. This is the result so far, but it has potential to have sections and more variation down the line, with slower, and faster sections, and set waves that break all the way through.
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This should make you want to play, or at least go surfing. Here is a video of real game play uncut that shows 3 breaks out of the 6 that are available now in the early access release version. There area lulls and excitement. It's twenty minutes of gameplay, so you can see how it actually works and plays. Some videos by first time users have been somewhat lacking in showing what is capable in this game, so here you have game play that really shows what play is or will be like when you get some play time in, and get used to the controls and game play, and get past the beginner player stage. Also, you can see how the breaks are different from one another. So go to Steam and buy it now, or put it in your wish list on Steam. Oh, and feel free to comment and review it if you get the chance.
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