Log Entry 021: Deadlock 0.1.0 released!

published Friday, 23 Dec. 2011, 15:00 by ZPSHicks

We, the team at Zero Point Software, are proud to release the platform and foundation on which our ambitious multiplayer game will emerge.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Zero Point Software!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Zero Point Software!

 

The journey begins right here

The first release of Deadlock is online and available to all Spearheads and Frontliners. This release will be the platform and foundation on which we will release all future updates to Deadlock.

Version 0.1.0 includes, among other things, the first iteration of the 'Combat Range' map, networked multiplayer with cloud-based server hosting, a fully dynamic weather system, complete overhaul to the animation and character pipeline and - perhaps most important of all - support for Open Door Development.

 

Open Door Development

Open Door Development is our ambitious strategy to provide you with a warm home away from home and bring you constant unfiltered insight into the development of Interstellar Marines; from cleaning up network code to modeling new weapons and even more importantly, updating your Deadlock experience with new features, maps, weapons as well as tweaking and eliminating bugs based on your valuable feedback.

In that sense, the development of Deadlock will be unlike any previous slices we've released to date. Our goal for the near future is to reach a point where it is possible to update Deadlock with relatively small intervals and as often as every other week!

 

Real time / Development / Deadlock
Silence before the storm - The journey of Open Door Development begins here!
Silence before the storm - The journey of Open Door Development begins here!

 

Changing how games are made - together

"Thin and Tasty" and "No Loose Ends" are two mantras we live by here at ZPS. It has helped us prioritize our energy, establishing an extremely solid framework for further development. Reaching this initial Deadlock milestone is a really big deal to us and we're proud to finally be able to share it with you. We hope you're just as excited to be on this journey, as we are!

Although the initial Deadlock experience won't be publicly available right away, we promise that we're committed to developing ways of serving free tastes of what Deadlock is all about as soon as humanly possible.

 

Community stats:

  • Registered members: 146,953
  • Spearheads: 2,354
  • Frontliners: 193
  • Support Medals owned: 10,935

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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

 

Awesome Christmas present from our Community (Thanks Kendzi)

P-a-r-t .. Y, because we gotta! Our hearts is filled with warmth and gratitude, thank you so much!
P-a-r-t .. Y, because we gotta! Our hearts is filled with warmth and gratitude, thank you so much!


Comments

Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

first comment

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

wow i never have been in open door development before i gueese this pre alpha demo

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

i may buy it just do i can play this

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

6031249.47$ is the amount of money combined frontliner spearhead suppot medal
and if every enlisted bought spearhead would be the ammount of money you would earn
thats around the 15th 16th place in the best selling games on ps3!
now if you multiply that by three if you realese it on consel its
18093748.41$ total earned
that would be very close to mw2 sales or around 3rd place ps3

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Interstellar Marines is a amazing game,even some simple chapters on the website have amazing graphics! Thx for creating this game! It were a good idea

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

When will it be released for other people than spearheads and frontiers?
I won't buy the game until i've tried deadlock out! :D
Not that i think i will regret my purchase but it is just that i've bought so many bad games in my life so i don't wanna take any chances anymore, im a poor man ]:'

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Spred... It's around 150,000, I'm too lazy to determine it exactly.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Haha nice cookies Kendzi! :D

As I mentioned on the forum this initial deadlock release is amazing - I really hope that we will be able to actually see the progress you guys are making from now on (compared to the last 6-8 months)

Good work ZPS! Now go take a day or two off :)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago


I can only say one thing:

For the love of the Game!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Stuck at "Refreshing servers ..."

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

337000DKK earned so far on spearheads, frontliners and support medals combined (roughly).
That makes ~60.000USD.

Not bad at all! Keep it up! Looking so much forward to this game, going spearhead as soon as I get enough cash (stupid book prices :'/)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

I got in for a few minutes ping was 14.
Just beautiful. But then the servers died :C

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you for making it happen.

Happy New Year to everyone!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Merry Christmas to me!

Congrats ZPS for the release...

For the love of the Game.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Rawr....no servers!!!! ^_^ Glad you guys managed to get it out before x-mas. Awesome Sauce!!!! I can't wait to play!

For The Love Of The Game!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Best Christmas present ever!

Stuck at refreshing servers though.

From the Faroe Islands, if that means anything.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

A great Christmas present ZPS, I am impressed with this milestone!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

I thought this was a working demo :(

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME!

Even though gameplay isn't implemented, I like the release and how I can see my feet already :D I am a very happy Federation Starship.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

dang, i might have to buy frontline for this. looks amazing.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Acces restricted??? pffft

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

well... its unplayable on my current system so i'll have to wait til christmas for my new pc with dat 6870

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

This is amazing!
Happy new year to all of you!!! :D

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

I need to buy frontline for this

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

@sasgamerpro:

We'll make parts of Deadlock free at some point in the near future, this is for the love of the game NOT the money! All we care about is making the best most immersive First Person Simulator possible!

Back to watching Aliens!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Dang it! I was gonna play play this demo but I have to buy it first?!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

I hope I can play it when it is finished completely.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

The artwork looks fantastic and I hope to be able to join in the fun very soon, keep up the incredible work and Happy Holidays to everyone at ZPS, and everyone that is helping to make this a reality with there cash, or just there feedback. See you all soon I hope! :-)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

hey guys where can we play it? i cant find it in the briefing room

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

spartan1997 it is on the homepage at the top of the other IM slices.

By the way i also can't play the demo it stops at the refreshing servers thing, but what goes in the background is a thing of beauty. :D

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Woohoo!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Moments ago I joined the Spearhead unit; my reason? A simple resolve, after playing many games that at best were halfhearted, and quite frankly cash-cows for large corporations I wanted something more. And on the cold fringes of cyberspace I found it, a small ray of light. You ZPS are… rare, exceptional and even inspiring.

For the love of the game!

Let us build something great together.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Can you add download links to future builds? I'm having trouble getting it to work in my browser.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

I finally got it working, just says "Refreshing servers.." though I guess your server crashed, get it back up asap guys =(

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

?????????? <a href="http://www.absolute-media.com.ua/index.php?&
page=press">??????? ? ???</a> ? ??????.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

I tried to run the game three times now and all it does is overload my browsers! I use Firefox on Windows 7 64-bit.

I play around with Unity3D in my spare time, so I'm going to install the 3.5 Developer Preview to see if that fixes it... if not, you may want to do some more testing on this configuration.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

???????????? ??????? ? ??? ?? ???? ?????????? ???????.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Merry Christmas and thank you for your great work this year. Enjoy the cookies ;)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

only this version is for spearheads or frontliners? oh,than i can't wait until it gets better and better!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

I can't wait for deadlock!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

The early release looks great, but I think you guys should release it for any member, not just Spearheads and Frontliners.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

i can play but it lags a lot and the sprinting, jumping, reloading, and aiming don't work

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Woo hoo, just when my cable company is having problems with the lines. But nothing to worry, I shall crawl up on the DSL box and hopefully get a glimpse at this very early release.

Congrats Zero Point!


-Leowolf-

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

It looks and play really great so far. I Can't wait for some more updates.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

How do I even play it? There's no link or anything!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

For the enlisted brothers i comprehend that you guys want to taste the cookie early like the big brothers ;) but you need to realize one thing, ZPS is making a game that we the community is funding, if they don't give people a reason to upgrade to Spearhead/frontliner or even to buy shares and they don't make people that upgraded feel that they account has some value, them they will run out of money and we will not see the game that we all want, the first full game of the series.
Have said that, you also need to know that the version that they released now is pre pre alpha this means is not fully working, but even so if you want to taste a very early build of the game and see it grow to final them upgrade your account, if you want to play a full functional multiplayer game right away them wait for the final version.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Forgot to say, BIOS, welcome to the ranks marine! :)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

SHWING. Finally suckered up the cash to be a spearhead and support you guys. A Frontliner is just plain half a** anyways.

The first Deadlock is awesome! And it shows something entirely unique from any FPS out there. When I first got into the game and ran around, I was like WOAH, the camera bobs and lurches back and forth when you stop or move side to side. That is overlooked in every game out there. +1 point for Zero Point...

I put together a sort of concept for a location and game map in an image below.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6566562
981_e7291f7150_b.jpg

Is there a campaign already thought out? If there isn't, can users submit their ideas for one?

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Man I was so looking forward to playing this, but I can't even run it on fastest graphics settings :/

Well at any rate, I don't regret becoming a Spearhead. I want to support you guys even if I can't play the game.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

pretty awesome ! to play a game like that in a browser, and its' only first iteration !!! GJ and Merry Christmas ZPS !

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

@Hral: Love your new colors, marine! :)

We deeply moved by the magnitude of support you guys/gals but down to help make this shared dream come true, thank you so very much!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

I just took a stroll at the Deadlock and I must say it looks fantastic!
This was such a nice present from you fellas! Merry Christmas to all of you fellas at ZPS!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

First off, hope you all have a merry Christmas. Second, just took a quick run around Deadlock and it looks awesome! I can't wait till there's more. Keep up the great work. You've made my Christmas a little more awesome.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Say Last year Christmas was Running Man free,
This year Christmas was releasing Deadlock,
ETA the Deadlock will free :)

i can't wait

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

i suppose to delete that "Say" D:
Wrong typo

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

A Merry Christmas to ZPS :)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Merry Christmas ZPS - keep spirit

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Merry Christmas to all :-) One thing I have noticed is that there's absolutely no difference in performance between the fastest and the slowest graphics settings. So for those of you who can't run it smoothly, I've uploaded a gameplay video here:

http://youtu.be/y1kFJFwGaY4

It looks like the speed problems can be solved easily with some tweaks to the graphics settings. The biggest slowdown is caused by snowflakes at the beginning, it gets about twice as much fps later. The visual quality was improved to a point where it looks really damn amazing!! I really like the colors and all the visual effects, especially those related to lighting. Thank you for this wonderful gift folks :-)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME...

I can't play, but I'll take everyone's word that it's amazing. :D

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

@sponyta2
You know,you could be patient and wait.Deadlock still in beta mode and got some bugs,it'll will free soon if more donator in ZPS.

PS:ZPSHicks said
this is for the love of the game NOT the money!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

@Akeef actually it is more of a pre-alpha ;) Dont worry all of you who arent spearheads or frontliners, once deadlock gets more content and gameplay and we start shooting eachother I got a feeling you are allowed in as well :)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

Wooo, works for me :)

Can't wait till you guys implement jumping :P (as well as other things)

Looks good so far, keep up the good work!

For the love of the game.

-Stray

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

now i wonder what the next demo will be hmmmmm? sharks! yes! no!
mambye! cookies! choclat chip!
oh well time tto go watch predators :)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

@Argoon

Thanks

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

I am finding bug in Running Man before i play Deadlock
So far i get these bugs:

NPC died after waiting above 2 crate without shooting?
Shift+Run+Jump=More higher jump then normal jump?
Some random see through crate after normal jump (not speed jump)

My guess is to keep the website longer,we should donate or buying Spearhead and Frontliner
But reason why i not buy is i don't have any money.

Merry Christmas and thank you ZPS!Keep up the great work

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 7 months ago

@forgefire
did you mean after you kill those kids and become master,you will kill everybody even me?
Result:BAD IDEA

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

I WANT TO PLAY IT

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

Congratulations guys! Spearheads and frontliners enjoy!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

Gaddamn that gun sounds AWESOME! Fantastic work guys! I can't wait to be able to shoot my fellow marines. Also, I'd like to organise a mass gathering on the servers, it would be awesome to chat to all you guys.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

I love the raaaaain!! :D


-Leowolf-

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

This is so nice, especially the weather and light changes. The moving sun is awesome! And Sarah trying to show some Christmas spirit while still being her strict computer self...

Just one thing: I get nauseous while playing :-(. I’m not sure why, perhaps it’s because of the camera bobbing and lurching back and forth, which Evanology likes? Or the “delay”, or kind of increasing speed, when moving the mouse? Maybe the developers have some clues about what the cause might be. (And maybe I’m just extremely sensitive to this – I get queasy in Half Life as well...)

Otherwise, nice work!!!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

POOOOOOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T PLAY IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :((

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

oh and belated merry christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

Now I have been spending some time in this AWESOME release! but have encountered some stuff, minor glitches and such.. Is there a place for like "bug reports" or something? or one particular person to write to?

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

welcome to the forums Shellduck - even if I can see you have been lurking for a while ;)

As there is no dedicated deadlock thread yet I suggest you just post it in the "We need your feedback"

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

this game will be awesome awesome graphic amazing gameplay everything is perfect wow:)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

I'D like to play a round, but unfortunately any time I check, the servers are empty. Is there a time when I might encounter anyone online?
I've been following IM for over a year now and I must say you're making quite some progress! Keep it up.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

it awesome

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

and it awesome graphic

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

Amazing to see this kind of feedback from the community :D, cant wait to see my concepts realized in those buildings - even though the wip stuff looks great too!

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

freaking hell. i really, really hope that non-spearhead/frontliners can play at least a small part of deadlock soon! ah, well. it looks like i'll have to wait untill i become a frontliner.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

I hope that they add a short range melee weapon or at less stock hit unlike runing man, but i am excited that it is finally close to being done with deadlock. keep on the good work. =)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

i can't way to play this, i really want to spend my money on it! sadly i don't have it )):

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

Wow, 85 comments so far. Thats seems to be a record.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

how come you suprised?

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

Those wanting to see how the current version of Deadlock plays: your fellow marines have created some videos on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1kFJFw
GaY4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR0G_7CCz7w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkSMFXrA5ns

Clay
more, what software did you use to capture your video? I used WeGame.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

This looks fantastic. Another reason to pony up $40 for Spearhead.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

Great job team... I know I haven't been around for awhile but I knew you all were working hard so figured I would take a break from checking the site regularly. I still love the open development model and am very very happy to see you all have released the beginning 'alpha' of multiplayer. Congrats team!!!
Best wishes for 2012 :)

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

Kendzi: Good old Fraps seems to work in Deadlock :-) Hell, I simply love how this game looks.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

You had me at "Deadlock".

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

My game lagged hard, I hope the computer I have on the way can run it well.

However, even on the laptop the game looks AMAZING. I also adore the lack of UI, which will create a very compelling experience when the game is finally out.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

Ho ho ho, now i have a machine gun.

even as amazing as this is, it doesn't look like anyone is playing at the time of writing.

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

maybe you should update the game section, because this has been released?

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 6 months ago

<a href=http://www.loginclothes.com/><b>Cheap Canada Goose Jacket</b></a> | <a href=http://www.loginclothes.com/><b>Canada Goose Jacket Sale</b></a> | <a href=http://www.loginclothes.com/><b>Cheap Canada Goose Jacket</b></a> | <a href=http://www.loginclothes.com/online-buy-gloves
-canada-goose-down-gloves-c-15_1.html><b>Canada Goose Jackets Online</b></a> | <a href=http://www.loginclothes.com/online-buy-gloves
-canada-goose-down-gloves-c-15_1.html><b>Canadagoo
se</b></a><br>
<a href=http://www.loginclothes.com/online-buy-gloves
-canada-goose-down-gloves-c-15_1.html><b>Canada Goose Femme</b></a><br>
<a href=http://www.loginclothes.com/online-buy-kids-c
anada-goose-kids-parka-c-14_2.html><b>Shop Canada Goose</b></a><br>
<a href=http://www.loginclothes.com/online-buy-kids-c
anada-goose-kids-parka-c-14_2.html><b>Canada Goose Sale Online</b></a><br>
<a href=http://www.loginclothes.com/online-buy-kids-c
anada-goose-kids-parka-c-14_2.html><b>Canada Goose Outerwear</b></a><br>
<a href=http://www.loginclothes.com/online-buy-mens-c
anada-goose-mens-expedition-parka-c-12_3.html><b>P
arka Canada Goose</b></a><br>

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 4 months ago

Yea i will probably get a frontliner badge... When i get a better PC :(

Badge
Avatar

2 years, 4 months ago

i don`t have cash. =(

Badge
Avatar

11 months, 2 weeks ago

I cant play the game cuz it keeps saying Downloading when it already downloaded

Badge
Avatar

11 months ago

I cant play!It keeps telling me to buy Support Medal,Frontliner,or Spearhead Unit!

Badge

You need to login / enlist to comment.


Listing News articles (sorted by date)