SITREP - Week 002

published Friday, 29 April 2011, 15:00 by Reese

Its Friday, so welcome back to our weekly SITREP initiative. So, whats been going on?

Just a little copy/paste from last weeks SITREP in case you missed it: <snippet> SITREP is basically an ongoing progress report where we publicly display our current tasks, progress and focus areas. Primarily targeted at those of you who find game development and our Open Door Development methodology intriguing.</snippet>

 

Team debriefing

Kim (ZPSHicks): "Back from easter vacation, Monday already gone and a long production meeting to align all our crazy innovative ideas. Spent a bit of time exporting (don't ask) Jess's test / prototype maps from Running Man and into our Deadlock project (Jess is our sideline Level Designer and a god among men) otherwise most of my time has been spent between getting up-to-date with stuff, writing - attending interviews as well as prepping Iteration 2 of Operations".

Kenneth: "Allright, this week I've started looking at the realtime audio effects Unity presents in their current release, and try to figure out how to use them creatively in order to make more realistic audio. There are quite a few "flaws" in the current audio engine in Unity and it's quite immature, but I'm in close dialog with the audio programmer, Søren Christiansen, from Unity, and the roadmap for the future Unity audio engine sure looks bright.

Besides audio FX, I've been giving an email-interview to
gameogre.com in collaboration with Kim and you'll hopefully soon be able to read it. I've also worked a bit on our PR strategy for Deadlock and have made a few new friends in the press (Hi Evan and Sorin :-).

Oh, and the voting-period for the Avatar Competition has begun!
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A single hard working Jarhead in the line of duty
A single hard working Jarhead in the line of duty

Mikael (heks): "Since the last SITREP I've finished a networking prototype on Unity's built-in networking, which (as anticipated) highlighted the need for a robust middleware that will match our game and requirements for further development. This week I've spent some time setting up an additional PC on my desktop (to aid in debugging network sessions) followed by researching various middleware's".

Nicolai (Reese): "For the love of admin and finances. I've spend the entire week with admin tasks such as an upcoming AGM, Board Meeting and Annual Accounts. No creative news really, but I look forward to start blogging and composing in the near future. Oh yeah, we are a step closer to an upgraded shop payment system. I'll make sure to keep you all updated on the progress".

 

InterstellarMarines.com Summary

 

Picture of the Week
http://www.interstellarmarines.com/media/uploads/pictureotweek/interstellar_marines_potw_0027_jpg_versions/medium_Interstellar_Marines_POTW_0028.jpg

 

Interviews this week

 

Mentions this week

 

We are (still) very keen to keep you posted on a weekly basis and hope you find this as exciting as us.

 

All the best,
Nicolai (Reese) & the team at Zero Point Software


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2 years, 11 months ago

Good read. I like seeing the weekly progress being made.

Hope you have a productive week next week! :)

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2 years, 11 months ago

Keep it coming!

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2 years, 11 months ago

:D the big bucks have been made, I really hope that funds like these will continue to flood in and make this game the game you guys dream it to be.

P.S im sorry i haven't been able to get support medals im a bit thin on cash right now

P.S.S Good luck :3

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2 years, 11 months ago

Sounds great guys! :)
And Heks, stab that board, like a BOSS! Now it's time to use the rest of your Mana! (Referring to: http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/_88-.jpg )

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2 years, 11 months ago

Great news, I'm glad you're in touch with the Unity staff, better audio never hurts.

What are those things above the Titan walker? Looks like alien ships / weapon designs :-)

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2 years, 11 months ago

great guys, really nice work. sorry i can't become spearhead, i'm broke. :(

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2 years, 11 months ago

What's next?
- Deadlock - Operations Iteration 2
- Results of avatar-competition
- Upgraded shop payment system

This could be a summary of what people can look forward to in the nearer future from what the guys stated in the debriefing. And I like that.

My regards, Kendzi

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2 years, 11 months ago

Great! Keep up....

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2 years, 11 months ago

very nice info keep it up!

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2 years, 11 months ago

je suis fan de votre jeu .avez vous une date de sortie?

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2 years, 11 months ago

that "YouTube - Bullseye fan review" video guy is hilarious :P his "panic" attack sure gave me a big laugh

Anyways! Great news to read

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2 years, 11 months ago

hello, you are probably using something similar to this for your ragdolls of your robots, but this is pretty cool http://gameprefabs.com/products/show/112 if you shot somebody in the shoulder you could make it like gta 4 or red dead redemption style

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