Game Update 6: Initiating Team Domination

published Thursday, 31 Oct. 2013, 00:00 by ZPSPhyrefli

Game Update 6 introduces the brand new Team Domination game mode, the first multiplayer version of Elevation and a brand new score system.

Game Update 6: Initiating Team Domination

The brand new Team Domination game mode and the first multiplayer version of Martin Jonsson's unique multi-levelled map are the headlines in this feature-packed Interstellar Marines update.

The Team Domination game mode, along with a reduction in run speed and an increase in spawn time, all combine to make the gameplay more tactical and cooperative. With the new scoring system not only do you gain points for kill shots, you also gain points for capturing - helping your team and denying the enemy!

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Version: 0.5.6
Released: 30th of October 2013

New Features

  • ADDED: New "Team Domination" capture game mode:
  • - The team that has most presence in a Domination zone takes tickets away from the enemy
    - Tickets are distributed evenly between the dominating players in the zone
    - The team that ends on 0 tickets OR has the fewest tickets left when the time runs out loses
    - Only one Domination zone is active at a time
  • ADDED: Domination zones to all existing maps.
  • ADDED: Global team score that's always visible.
  • ADDED: Support for in-world UI overlays (currently used to outline the Domination zones).
  • ADDED: 1st iteration of queued SARA announcements to local player.
  • ADDED: Network capability to dynamic platforms.
  • ADDED: Taser light to marine's impact effect.
  • ADDED: Ville-Valtteri Kinnunen's combat suit concept art to the Spearhead content folder

Improvements

  • UPDATED: Elevation map with improved bunkers, markers, reverb zones etc.
  • UPDATED: Alternate routes to Arch and Rupture to support new Team Domination game mode.
  • UPDATED: Dynamic platforms now performs better and works with physics (ragdolls).
  • UPDATED: Marine run speed and weapon bobbing to be a bit slower.
  • UPDATED: Team colors are now always the same for friends (blue) and enemies (red).
  • UPDATED: Player names over friends now positions correctly with distance.
  • UPDATED: There's now a small wait period after dying before respawn is possible.
  • UPDATED: Marine spawning now takes enemy vicinity and respawn point occupation into account.
  • UPDATED: Spawning is now always "grounded".
  • UPDATED: It's now possible to switch team during countdown regardless of team sizes.
  • UPDATED: Initial countdown increased from 10 to 20 seconds.
  • UPDATED: Tracking color and label markers on all maps.
  • UPDATED: Impact effects now spawn more persistently and accurately on client-side.
  • UPDATED: All image effects to the latest from Unity 4.2.

Fixes

  • FIXED: "Tapped keys stay on after dying/loading level".
  • FIXED: "Camera shaking becomes unstable with low FPS".
  • FIXED: "Cannot switch team".
  • FIXED: "Join game friend info is not cleared on disconnect".
  • REMOVED: Corrupted shader that made flashlight cones pink (possibly fixes black screen bug for systems with Intel HD graphics cards).

Known Issues

  • FIXED: Player scores does not always sort correctly.
  • FIXED: Other players will seem to float above or interpenetrate while standing on a moving dynamic platforms (network smoothing will exaggerate this effect).

Keep the great feedback coming!

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
Your team at Zero Point Software


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11 months, 4 weeks ago

Awesome. Trying it now...

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11 months, 4 weeks ago

Awesome indeed. :D

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11 months, 4 weeks ago

Love this update! Huge thanks to everybody down at ZPS!

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11 months, 4 weeks ago

Niiice!

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11 months, 3 weeks ago

Just two weeks from now until the next update!

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11 months, 3 weeks ago

Wonderful news my little minion.

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11 months, 2 weeks ago

Nice update, hoping for a Pistol01 in the next update though ;)

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11 months, 1 week ago

Just got Interstellar marines, then the Spearhead Upgrade... SUPER EPIC!!! and just telling you guys now if i was given the chance with a couple of my friends could get this game on linux support. But you just have to have a little faith.... So please contact me and i would like to have a little chat!

-Matt

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11 months, 1 week ago

My email notsobrown98@gmail.com

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11 months, 1 week ago

NEXT UPDATE IMMANENT!!

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11 months ago

its been over 2 weeks... new update?

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11 months ago

WTF!!!! HEY YOU LIE!!!! I WANT TO PLAY NEW UPDATE ASAP!!!!!

"Keavon:


2 weeks, 3 days ago

Just two weeks from now until the next update!"

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10 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm severely disappointed!

"Keavon:

3 weeks, 4 days ago

Just two weeks from now until the next update!"

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10 months, 3 weeks ago

you should read the forums and check out the december/november schedual thread - it is a sticky so it its at the top.

Anyway, the short version is that the next update was delayed, this is quite normal in any sort of software development so just be patient.

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