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.
Have you tried The Vault? An in-engine interactive screenshot and our first Unity-production
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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.
"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.
"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.
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
Enjoy the second part of the making of a multiplayer-level by Kim (ZPSHicks) involving a new combat arena
Advanced Sound Propagation Prototype
Kenneth presents the first groundbreaking prototype of a new sound propagation model
Scoring for Deadlock: Initial Idea - Step 1
Nicolai (Reese) is sharing his initial ideas for the music soundtrack for Deadlock
Speed Of Sound Prototype
Try a small but effective prototype of a simulated Speed Of Sound-system by Kenneth
Avatar Competition Winners
The Avatar Competition has ended and 20 avatars have been elected by the community. We're awestruck by the high quality of the submitted entires and are proud to present 20 new community avatars. Congratulations to all the creators of the avatars - each winning avatar gave one Support Medal to the creator as an award.
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- We now have 111,497 registered users, 2,202 Spearheads, 183 Frontliners and the total sum of Support Medals is 9.980.
- So you thought the interview marathon was over? No way! We're continuing with: GameBanana, gameogre.com, GameOn Part 1 (of 4) and GameOn Part 2 (of 4).
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FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
ZPSHicks, Reese, heks, NecroSonic, CptKickass and Kenneth
The team at Zero Point Software
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