Log Entry 020: M.I.A. Developers Back in Action

published Thursday, 26 May 2011, 15:00 by Kenneth

Things are progressing as planned here at Zero Point Software. We're doing a lot of prototyping to try out ideas for Deadlock and we're glad to welcome back Jess and Anders to the team.

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Welcome back to Jess & Anders

A few weeks ago we intercepted a distress signal from one of the moons of Saturn and decided to send out AIV Kitty Hawk 538 to explore. It turned out to be two of our fellow marines, which were reported M.I.A, and we managed to retrieve them both.

We're proud and glad to welcome back Jess and Anders (aka. NecroSonic and CptKickass). They've been dearly missed, and we're thrilled to have them back in the ranks of ZPS developers. Jess has already returned to active duty, while Anders is still in recovery, but will return within a few weeks.

JessJess (NecroSonic)
Level Designer

"Hello marines. Seeing how you have embraced the open development initiative meant that I just had to get back in the game. So even though I am now employed elsewhere I have decided to spend some nights to help make some Deadlock maps.

As a level designer I am all about multiplayer maps and being able to develop the Deadlock maps in collaboration with the truly awesome IM community was an offer that I could not refuse.

At the moment I am creating some experimental prototypes that I plan to showcase for you all in the coming months. I am already discussing ideas with Kim of how you guys may be part of the level design work on Deadlock and we are both quite exited to get this show on the road. "

Anders
Anders (cptKickASS)
Game Artist

"Oi Comrads. Following in the footsteps of Jess, I will be joining the further development of the IM franchise. Seeing your commitment to this community, has convinced me to hijack some of my spare time, in order to improve the visuals of Deadlock and future releases from Zero Point Software.

The coming weeks will be centered around adding more SciFi and variation to module sets. Later I will be looking into getting more details and better shaders in the game. "

 

DevBlogs & Prototypes

Since Log Entry 019, we've been doing a lot of prototyping and Nicolai (Reese) has also started composing music for Deadlock.

Visit our DevBlog section regularly to follow our latest work, and remember to check out our weekly SITREP's, where you'll get a detailed insight on our progress!

Here's a list of the recent DevBlogs and Prototypes:

Deadlock Map: Operations - Iteration 2
http://www.interstellarmarines.com/articles/development/deadlock-map-operations-iteration-2/
Enjoy the second part of the making of a multiplayer-level by Kim (ZPSHicks) involving a new combat arena

Advanced Sound Propagation Prototype

http://www.interstellarmarines.com/articles/development/aspm-prototype/
Kenneth presents the first groundbreaking prototype of a new sound propagation model

Scoring for Deadlock: Initial Idea - Step 1

http://www.interstellarmarines.com/articles/development/music-scoring-part-1/
Nicolai (Reese) is sharing his initial ideas for the music soundtrack for Deadlock

Speed Of Sound Prototype
http://www.interstellarmarines.com/articles/development/speed-of-sound-prototype/
Try a small but effective prototype of a simulated Speed Of Sound-system by Kenneth


Avatar Competition Winners

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Avatar Competition Winners
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3 years, 3 months ago

Anders is back? Oh God yes! \o/

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3 years, 3 months ago

Looks like your star is rapidly rising, guys! (Rising stars? Does that even make sense?)

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3 years, 3 months ago

can't ignore enthusiasm I guess!

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3 years, 3 months ago

This is awesome news. Welcome back, guys! And enjoy the randomness of the community.

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3 years, 3 months ago

The more the merrier, or so they say... something like that. :D

@GortosXtreme: Makes sense... But only in the mornings.

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3 years, 3 months ago

It's great to see you're back folks :-)

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3 years, 3 months ago

Thanks to anders and jess if i se you in KBH ill by you gyz a beer ;)

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3 years, 3 months ago

:D Awesome to see more people back on the clock and working for IM.

For the love of the game!

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3 years, 3 months ago

Get a playable version out soon guys. :)

It's time to bust some heads!

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3 years, 3 months ago

Very nice!

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3 years, 3 months ago

Yea more developers. Man i would like to be one of them.

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3 years, 3 months ago

Pressed the 'c' key by accident while in Deadlock Iteration #2 and I pooped a little.

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3 years, 3 months ago

WAAAHOOO, great to have more developers. :)

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