Photo Session

published Friday, 15 May 2009, 09:45 by ZPSHicks

Finally we're able to show you some in-engine footage! It's been waaaay too long since we've been in touch with you guys, but now we're back with a commitment to keep you updated about INTERSTELLAR MARINES and Zero Point Software and it's all going to happen right here on InterstellarMarines.com.

This video has not been rated. May contain content inappropriate for non-adults.
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First in-game screenshot

First in-game screenshot

Getting the ’GO’ for the Photo Session

So I guess you’ve seen the ”first in-game screenshot” video? Hope you enjoyed it! Internally we call it the Photo Session, so allow me to stick with that throughout this entry.

We couldn’t have shown you guys Photo Session if it hadn’t been for our main technology provider. They’ve been tremendously forthcoming in letting us share this with the community. So thank you, oh mysterious benefactor!

Seriously though, I hope you’ll agree that the video looks pretty awesome. At least we think so. It’s running real-time ingame, so even though some of the animations are custom, it’s basically the level of fidelity we’re committed to deliver upon when we come out.

I’m really proud of it, because even at this stage it represents something that’s just not out there on the independent scene, and I think it’s a great testimony to our commitment to do AAA Indie.

Stay tuned for a 'behind the scenes' feature, on what the Photo Session means to us, and how it's related to our debt to the community.


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9 years, 5 months ago

God damn awesome!!! Get to work, boys... I wanna play this! (I believe)!

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9 years, 5 months ago

does look impressive. But some *actual* in-game footage would be more awesome...this is indeed just a photo session...

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9 years, 5 months ago

Can't wait to see in game shots.

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9 years, 5 months ago

@Forgefire:
You're thinking on "GAMEPLAY" footage :b This is indeed in-game footage.

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9 years, 5 months ago

making a sence from an engine for a photo session and having an actual game running is two different things in my world.. :) So yeah basicly i am waiting for some gameplay footage

Got so many questions for this team...i hope they get a forum up asap so i can get some answers and hopefully donate some money ;)

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9 years, 5 months ago

Man, I really want to hear the discussion that sparked the idead of "land-sharks" ;D I must say, I'm converted to Shark-ism now!

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9 years, 5 months ago

@forgefire:
You can donate money by upgrading your account ;)

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9 years, 5 months ago

heh yeah i know - but i got a few questions first about the concept - i wouldnt consider it buying a game (or 3) but rather an investment when there is no product yet... so natually i would want to know a bit more about it, as i am sure many others would as well.

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9 years, 5 months ago

Come here Sharky sharky.
I think that the landshark is ovious it's "the predator" why not make it walk the land. But i can't shake the cartoonish feeling is't giving me.

Held og lykke med spillet gutter, det ser fedt ud jeg krydser fingre for jer.

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9 years, 5 months ago

I believe! and hopefull will donate soon, when i have some money

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9 years, 5 months ago

hehe nice one.

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9 years, 5 months ago

The sharks gonna be some preeetty mean foes to stand against!..
Seen em in action once before on a trip to the offices!.. :D

Held og lykke med spillet og AAA Indie gutter! ;) Ser nice ud indtil videre!
Ps. Hold fast i det med Rpg Elementer som skills, levels osv! :D

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9 years, 5 months ago

After seeing the photo session, I was compelled to enlist and donate. And the more I see, the more I will donate as well. Dungeons & Dragons has many interesting monsters, one of them being the Bullete, the landshark. And here it is, on a Aliens-meet-Jaws video game, which I thought it was CANCELLED years ago. And yet, it's alive, and thrives.

Please make this game work guys! I'm rooting for ya (both in money and spirit)!

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9 years, 5 months ago

@ Nikolaidas:

These kinds of comments really makes us proud here at ZPS.
It is guys like you that makes this all worth while.

For the love of the game

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9 years, 5 months ago

Awesome video, looking forward to see some more results. :)

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9 years, 5 months ago

For the love of the game indeed, ZPSHicks! :D

But please, pretty please, DO make the PS3 version!

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9 years, 5 months ago

Once Sony really opens up for third party AAA download on PlayStation®Store we will! :-)

One thing is sure,
IM WILL support mouse and keyboard once we get to that point \o/

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9 years, 5 months ago

Once Sony really opens up for third party AAA download on PlayStation®Store we will! :-)

One thing is sure,
IM WILL support mouse and keyboard once we get to that point \o/

(Sorry, Posted this logged in as Gert (ZPS)

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9 years, 5 months ago

Will there come any wallpapers up soon? I want a flashy and explosive one, with your logo! Or at least an IM.

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9 years, 5 months ago

Aarrhhh can't wait:

http://www.aaaindie.com

:)

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9 years, 5 months ago

hope to see more art from your game, a new section, screenshots and art gallery can be a good idea no???

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9 years, 5 months ago

@ZPSHicks

Great video tho now im a lil scared after all "if its not real, its not in the game" doesn't that mean I can be jumped by those sharks on my way to work.....*gulp*.

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9 years, 5 months ago

@Dieren
Well - just make sure to bring your own Titan walker then :P

A little tip for the sceenshot - rember to right click it and select "Seve destination as..." to get it in the full 1280x720 px

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9 years, 5 months ago

Awesome, I enjoyed that :)

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9 years, 5 months ago

It was entertaining. Also that was my first look at the land... sharks...

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9 years, 5 months ago

ha! that really made me laugh at the end, "oh, thats not good" hehe killed the camera man

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9 years, 5 months ago

how about some 1680x1050 wallpapers ;P
would love a pic for mah desktop

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9 years, 5 months ago

I would love that aswell. Some of all your concept art. I think it looks awesome, and would love to have it on my desktop

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9 years, 5 months ago

@Traun - I'm guessing some annoying dude kept saying "hej hej" and then a game developer got imaginative. :D

("hej hej" is common Danish and sounds like saying "Hey Shark")

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9 years, 5 months ago

This is darn awesome ;D Can't wait to play this game in co-op! What is the next thing to expect btw? Flying bears???? One can hope tehee.........underground moletigers!....yeah okay...

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9 years, 5 months ago

so if it depends on Sony opening up to 3rd party on PSN, then i suppose there is no chance of a 360 version.

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9 years, 5 months ago

Please god come to the 360. Keep up the amazing work ZPS. It looks like the workforce has grown too. Good to see. :)

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9 years, 5 months ago

Man, this is going to be the best FPS yet. :D

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9 years, 5 months ago

Will there come any version to the ps3
or will it only be to pc ?

btw you guys ROX ! keep up making the best game ever ;)

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9 years, 5 months ago

Very nice guys. :)

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9 years, 5 months ago

Im really excited about this game, but nothing would be better then seeing it released for Xbox 360 :) That would be awsome!

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9 years, 5 months ago

I would still buy the game if it had graphics from the 05, 06 trailers. Graphics have meant less and less to me until Half-life 2 in 04 when I finally thought "If games don't get better graphically and developers just focus on AI, sound, level design, and most importantly (to me) story, I would be so happy." Then came FEAR in 05 and I still think that game looks stunning, and I have not even played it maxed out. My trusty old Geforce 6800 can't handle it.

The game looks great and the music sounds beautiful, but please please please don't over look the other aspects of the game. I still have yet to see a game that rivals the AI from FEAR in 05, except maybe Crysis on max difficulty but even that wasn't too great. I would also love to hear some insight to the story (not another Gears of War where the story is just absent IMO!), and the depth, breadth and development of your character and the teammates.

I believe!

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9 years, 5 months ago

As for the Landshark...
Any of you played "Armed and Dangerous" by Planet Moon/LucasArts?

Looks outstanding guys. Keep it up.

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9 years, 4 months ago

Awesome!!!
This game can really be one of the best sci-fi shooter of all time.

P.S. Don't forget a quicksave/quickload feature, the real flag of all good PC games!

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9 years, 4 months ago

@ Christian: I totally agree with you on the graphics idea, but I am a realist. Industry-standard graphics will garner more sales. Besides, these guys aren't calling themselves AAA Indie for nothing, they want to put out a game that is indie but the average joe couldn't tell the difference. And so, the sweet graphics are needed. As far as story goes, the fact that they have started to put out a bunch of backstory articles before even really outlining the ingame story leaves me a tad optimistic.

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9 years, 4 months ago

Looks awesome, great idea this photo session. Keep up the good work.

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9 years, 4 months ago

It looks amazing with some pretty nasty enemies nice: ) I really like the ED 209 in the backround hopefully we get to play as him too : )

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9 years, 4 months ago

Nice made, the in game footage looks amazing. Better than COD4 i think. Glæder mig til at prøve den første demo:)

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9 years, 4 months ago

@AnotherSociety
- if you like the ED209 aka Titan Walker - I hope you have checked out our other site - www.aaaindie.com - sorry to everyone else who already has seem it (not to mention the Geordie voice-over)!

PS - I've already seen the next one in the series - its' UFO's - but not as know it!
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9 years, 4 months ago

Footage ther was awesome, annoyingly though i wanted to get the spearhead, but it wouldn't let me purchase it, i can only asume they have already reached 75,000 spearhead members, wow this should be well on track, with our support!

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9 years, 4 months ago

Are you serious? I had hoped there would be a lot of support but I can't believe that 75,000 people signed up already... where are they?

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9 years, 4 months ago

If you actually follow them on twitter you'll know that they had a bug that won't make you upgrade to spearhead.

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9 years, 4 months ago

I like the idea of the enemy!
the shark a damn nice foe!

hope to see more enemy's

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9 years, 4 months ago

I basically gave thirty dollars after seeing this video with the hope of someday getting a game that features sharks with legs. I mean SHARKS WITH LEGS! How awesome is that? How could I not put up my money to help make that happen? I could have used that money for games that are out right now; but you know, SHARKS WITH FREAKING LEGS!!!!

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9 years, 4 months ago

Great How annoying, i wished i checked that, because that means i went ahead and got the frontline, and would mean forking out another $30+ just to get spearhead!!

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9 years, 4 months ago

@Ukmaxi
Cant you just upgrade your frontline upgrade to a spearhead one from the upgrade page?

Otherwise try sending them a mail explaning your situation...who knows maybe they can help out.

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9 years, 4 months ago

@Ukmaxi - is correct you cannot upgrade by paying the difference?
The price of becoming Spearhead went up to $39 on the beginning of June, but you should still be able to pay the difference ($39-$25=$14) - as long as the SH is available (we still have a few left up to 75.000)
If this isnt the case, I'll pass it on to our tech's to follow up on
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9 years, 4 months ago

@Ukmaxi:

I can confirm with our Shop update coming Friday next week you can select Spearhead and the system will let you only pay the difference. Its in the design but not yet implemented.

More to come next week and I love you all! :)

/ZPSHicks

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9 years, 4 months ago

@ZPSHicks

You guys should a paypal donate button (:

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9 years, 4 months ago

@Weirdoo

If they had, I would donate as much as I could spare.
Sadly it isn't much, but its better than sitting here doing nothing for the guys except coming with feedback on what we got. :)

Go people, go!

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9 years, 4 months ago

Weirdoo - Such an option has been requested before, and later confirmed by ZPS as an upcoming feature.
So stay tuned!

Correct me if im wrong :)

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9 years, 4 months ago


What IM needs is a forum for us to chat about and keep updated.

I and all of you probably came to this site becuse of the video we saw, when the developers talk about the passion to make a quality game.

How many of you here thinks they should definately put up a forum for IM?

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9 years, 4 months ago

@teddybear123

As of 16:00 today, the forum is up and running! I was 1 hour before your post, on twitter :) (The blue box on the right side of the page, where you should look for updates)

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9 years, 4 months ago

I belive in you guys, all gamers is beliving in you. As long as you dont stop, we wont.

Greetings from Sweden!!!

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9 years, 4 months ago

@Scaleo

Why don't you upgrade you're account and thereby help them with the developing? ;)

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9 years, 4 months ago

I cant wait for this game!!! Does any of you guys know when this game will be released?

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9 years, 4 months ago

ah if only all photo sessions were like this

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9 years, 3 months ago

Awww man, look at this mess!

You made me drool in my keyboard... (Now where did I put those nappies?)


Good job!

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9 years, 3 months ago

Being a REAL Former MARINE, I can't wait to get my hands on this one! Looks very good! Cant wait to hear a release date!!!

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9 years, 3 months ago

nice try guys! love the "gamers feedback during development" part for a lot of reasons! keep on..

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9 years, 2 months ago

Love it! Bring this game out as soon as possible. I BELIEVE!

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9 years, 2 months ago

I really want to be able to play this game
and i really hope it comes out
IBELIEVE!

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9 years ago

Excellent! For 1-2 seconds I thought it was real :) But then I saw the movement, animation of the foot is having a "slide effect" and realized is CG. Anyway, excellent teaser.

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9 years ago

Wow, I'm more than impressed!
When I saw some scraps of information about your game a few months ago, I was a bit skeptical and thought "oh, an indie shooter that tries a semirealistic approach and has walking sharks?"
Now that I've been to the VAULT and have seen the photoshoot trailer, you can count me in. I do believe.

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8 years, 5 months ago

i can't wait to so the real engine footage!!! :}

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7 years, 10 months ago

I believe...

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7 years, 9 months ago

This photo is with Unity or other engine?

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