Upcoming features

published Thursday, 14 May 2009, 10:01 by Reese

InterstellarMarines.com has just been kicked off and this is just the beginning of what we intend to give you guys. We have a bunch of features lined up for upcoming releases, so check out this article if you want to know what's coming your way.

You will get a forum as soon as possible. This is where you can discuss your expectations for the game, published content-art and screenshots, our strategy, as well as discuss gameplay ideas with your fellow marines. There will also be polls where we need YOU to help us decide which gameplay elements or weapons to include in the game.

We will also create a comprehensive and ever expanding Media Database with all published media, containing Wallpapers, Screenshots, Music and much more.

We have already got one competition going on, but we won't stop there. You will also get the chance of getting your name in the game, or how about having your face appear on one of the characters in the game? You will also have the chance of winning top of the line Sennheiser headsets.

We will offer you an interactive experience of the characters and vehicles in the Interstellar Marines universe directly in your browser.

The Vault is made using the Unity Engine which will run as a plug-in in your browser. Although we are not using Unity Engine for the game itself, you will still get a detailed and kick-ass interactive preview of the actual game content.

We will also launch an online shop, where you can buy posters, cups, T-shirts, models of the marines, etc.

Note, that some features will only be available to Spearhead and Frontline units.


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5 years, 5 months ago

i actually can't wait!

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5 years, 5 months ago

My face in the game you say? No problemo ;D
That would actually be awesome indeed. When that competition lands, I'm gonna win for sure! Or at least my name will be featured ;D

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5 years, 5 months ago

Sounds great! Can't wait for the forums and all the other stuff to spawn!

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5 years, 5 months ago

Very good to hear that forums are being introduced. These comments sections will likely become cluttered otherwise.

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5 years, 5 months ago

sounds nice, gogo guys ;)

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5 years, 5 months ago

OMg. Imagine you watching a 4-legged shark eating your face!

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5 years, 5 months ago

Well guys I'm a newbie here although I've been excited about IM for years now! Its also nice to know that others are supporting the game and idea! With that all said I'm very much looking forward to a forum where it will be easy to share ideas and also read about others ideas, as well as keep up to date on progress. Good work guys!

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5 years, 5 months ago

Cool, the trailer I saw on viddler looked AWESOME.

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5 years, 5 months ago

Nice, can't wait for a forum

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5 years, 5 months ago

Face in game?? damn that would be cool :D Signed for the cause before i heard about this but this would surely have made me do it anyway!

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5 years, 5 months ago

Hmmmf!, not sure I´ll show my face......... not my own, to ugly!!

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5 years, 5 months ago

uups! - Scary!!! hehe

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5 years, 5 months ago

I would love to see this (http://ultramarine.extremaratioknivesdivision.eu/
combattimento.htm) knife as the IMs Combat-/Fieldknife. Would be awsome to implement it! ;-P

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5 years, 5 months ago

My face in the game? If you guys need a bearded sexy man in the game, i'm all yours ;D

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5 years, 5 months ago

@weirdoo: You just made me imagine a guy with a big mountain man beard in some IM armor trying to close his helmet visor. lol

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5 years, 5 months ago

I love the community involvement you guys are putting around IM. It's very nice and let's all of the fans know they are being noticed, heard, and rewarded for their support. It's a damned good thing.

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5 years, 4 months ago

Wow, this unity thing is amazing! I recommend anyone who hasn't tried it already to go to their site and do the demo for the Tropical Island! That's pretty sweet!

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5 years, 4 months ago

What's this briefing room thing that's on the front page all about?

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5 years, 4 months ago

@ Anthony_Galindo
The Briefing Room is for Spearheads and Frontlliners only. You will find exclusive content and get access to selected content before everyone else.

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5 years, 4 months ago

@DaBoss: That sounds rather awesome indeed.
We already got a taste on it in the email we received not too long ago. That was nice, haha.

Anyway, I got one question about this 'Briefing Room' though.
Is there free coffee and food? Everyone likes free food. Seriously man. :P

Naah, I'm just kidding. But this is the reason to why everyone who got an account here should enlist as either a Frontline or Spearhead Unit.

Also, this is actually a serious question. Will you allow modding for IM? Like its possible to customise for the Valve Software games? Releasing a SDK tool with the game always brings more attention to the game, and it increases the interest for some. The possibility to create custom maps and other kinds of content is very popular at some places.

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5 years, 4 months ago

I was wondering if you guys had an IRC channel or even a network. That will be really nice since it would make the communication between each other much easier. I'm having a hard time "looking" for a new comment to read/reply to since I always have to memorize how many comments they were and click every tab.

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5 years, 4 months ago

@Kosai106
Shh.. That's classified =P
Seriously, I'm also interested to hear about a potential SDK.

@Steverman
I agree, a channel would be nice; the community could even take care of it if ZPS doesn't wish to for now.
BTW, I don't want to flood the comments with this, but you might want to check out my comment on the "Meet the team" article, which responds to your very problem.

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5 years, 4 months ago

Also comments need an edit button :P I meant "I always have to memorize how many comments _there_ were and click every tab."

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5 years, 4 months ago

an SDK would be very interresting, also considering how devoted this community will be (is already?)... i am sure there would be some people out there who could create some cool stuff. I guess this will depend a whole lot on the engine being usede, and if the team got a budget big enough to support it.

an IRC channel could be pretty cool, thats the kinda thing that can really help us create a strong community, however with an official irc channel there is also the risk of moving the focus away from a forum which would be pretty bad...

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5 years, 4 months ago

I prefer IRC for communication. If it won't happen, then we could always make an unofficial channel. A forum is still great when you're not there when sometime happens. For example if you post something and go to bed and the next day you could still follow what happening.

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5 years, 4 months ago

Shall we choose a public network / rent a server now? Having ZPS word on this would be great, even though I don't think it can hurt the website in any way, a channel and a web forum are complementary by having different purposes. Even third-party forums can do good, it always helps spreading the word further without restricting people to discuss it in a single place (for whatever reason one might not want to register here and there but still want to have a serious place to talk about it); and in the end more people hear about interstellarmarines.com.

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5 years, 4 months ago

I think we should really consider if the community is big enough for an IRC channel at this point.

The real danger is that too many of the disuccsions would be moved to IRC, thus meaning less information and interresting stuff on the forum (once it gets up) - i have seen this happen to small communities such as this before.
Once we get more people onboard i think and IRC channel is a *great* idea, but imagine new people finding this site, going to the forums (once it gets up ;) ) and seeing very few threads on there...they will think the community and support for the game is actually much smaller than it is.

I understand that in general an irc server and a forum is supposed to have different pruposes, but in reality this is not always the case in my experince :) Really the most important thing we can do right now is to remain active and create lots of interresting stuff for others to read and help them become involved in the community

Then again...it is nice to have a more relaxed enviroment where we can simply hang out and chat with eachother ;)

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5 years, 4 months ago

I must say I hardly agree but I must trust your experience, I've never seen that. Don't get me wrong, it makes sense, but I can still imagine we could "do this" in a clever way to avoid that. Quite frankly, I don't believe a channel can be as populated as the official forums of a great game, but we haven't seen them rolling yet, so you're right, we never know. Let's wait for them, see how it goes on, and talk about it again then.

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5 years, 4 months ago

For those wondering, kjems last message on twitter is simply 8-bit encoded ASCII (in binary form, obviously), the space has nothing to do with the data. Guess that something's coming soon.

BTW, while I'm at it; if someone "there" reads me, tell heks someone did catch the missing zero before the update of the "Meet the team" article, and that this someone wants to see if that's true, because it didn't sound like it at that time =P.

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5 years, 4 months ago

I understood that as well:). I also look forward to it.

Also check out:

http://railgun.newz.dk/zero-point-software
-tiltraekker-tidligere-ea-producer

It's in danish, so you guys need an online translator. But the title says: Zero Point Software attracts former EA-producer. This may help the development of Interstellar Marines, hopefully.

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5 years, 4 months ago

Sounds great!


Definitely can't wait for this game!!!

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5 years, 4 months ago

I can't weight to help out with the development of the game

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5 years, 4 months ago

*wait* not weight, stupid english...

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5 years, 4 months ago

if u guys need a long haired hippy as one of your faces im your kinda guy haha

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5 years, 4 months ago

i just jioned this website and the game looks SAVAGE ill defanadly will upgrade to spearhead

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5 years, 2 months ago

only one face? o come on this is like gambling.insted of that u can just make a program for the users to insert ther own face in the game! and wuala u have clear the problem with the multyple face models.no more clone face models for a game! every gamer will have his own face and upload it to your server then u put it to the game!!! wuat do u say?

ok the truth is that i wunt to add my face in my game and play it in coop mode. my lack is hoples to win in a copetision.so i thing if u made some kint of program u know and all its hapy.

ok fuuck that i am telling bulshiits now.

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5 years, 2 months ago

only one face? o come on this is like gambling.insted of that u can just make a program for the users to insert ther own face in the game! and wuala u have clear the problem with the multyple face models.no more clone face models for a game! every gamer will have his own face and upload it to your server then u put it to the game!!! wuat do u say?

ok the truth is that i wunt to add my face in my game and play it in coop mode. my lack is hoples to win in a copetision.so i thing if u made some kint of program u know and all its hapy.

ok fk that i am telling bulss now.

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5 years, 2 months ago

intresting your anty-but word system is not working very well^^^ :)

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5 years, 2 months ago

and sory for the inglish

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5 years ago

I hope that it is still in devellopment,I hope that it will have twisted story about geneticaly enhanced mutants,definetely going to tell others about it!!!

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3 years, 10 months ago

What do you do to pay when you're not in Europe? once you've become a spearhead, are you in for it?

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2 years, 2 months ago

Nice, can't wait for a forum.

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