SITREP - Week 024

published Friday, 28 Oct. 2011, 15:30 by Reese

Kim is back, Multiplayer and Xmas is getting closer and somehow I smell cookies?

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Team debriefing

Kim
Kim (ZPSHicks)
Game Director

"Back online after a nice little paternity leave; Ellen (Ripley) has been born and I've enjoyed a few days with the family and my gaming machine (Finally completed Deus Ex and Rage (95/75)). This week has primarily been centered around fleshing out, planning and committing to our next release, inviting you guys/gals inside our first very crude Deadlock implementation.

Next up is post-process work on our immersive character controller as well as getting started on iteration 02 of the CR1 map, based on all your wonderful feedback/ideas in tune with our internal design direction.

For the love of the game!".

heks
Mikael (heks)
Lead Programmer

"Most time has been spent on job interviews, project coordination and fixing loose ends. Since we've now set a semi-realistic goal for a launch of Deadlock, I will hopefully be getting back to what I'm actually hired to do - CODE!".





Scribblehead
Jesper Andersen (Scribblehead)
Concept Artist

"I've been offline this week due to school, but i've been able to finish a couple of weapon blackouts plus a batch of moodboards so this will be a super short sitrep for me. More to come next week though, hopefully i'll be looking forward to 5 weeks of intense IM work if i have my way with things….wish me luck! :D".






"Our re-arranged office setup with Anders experiencing a mental stack overflow"
"Our re-arranged office setup with Anders experiencing a mental stack overflow"

Anders
Anders (cptKickASS)
Lead Artist

"For the last two weeks I have been focusing on clearing out the last unknowns in our animation setup, and planning. I implemented a model for swaying the weapon in first person, and finalized the pipeline for first person animations.

Next week I will be looking adding sound to the character and polishing animations.

Mass Effect 2 - Done".

Jess
Jess (NecroSonic)
Level Designer

"Entry missing - SARA".

Last week MIA SITREP snippet:
"In the absence of our beloved Game Director I have been cooking up a new map that is loosely based on the gladiator arenas of Ridley Scotts Gladiator and the Spartacus TV series. It is a simple death match map that could be used for when we are ready to test out the weaponry. To mix things up a little the map consist of three interconnected arenas each with a unique layout to afford different types of fights. The map is dedicated to our good ol’ animator Ronnie Ree because of his love of the Spartacus series."

Nicolai
Nicolai (Reese)
CEO & Composer

"This has been a quick and very busy week. I've been spending time wearing my multitask hat, and been occupied with ares such as team planning (SCRUM), admin tasks, audio coding and sound design. Im really looking forward to our upcoming merge of team tasks where we join forces in regards to the multiplayer game as a whole. Did someone say Deathmatch??

On another note; Kim has named his his newborn daughter Ellen. Can someone guess the name of his cat? It's pretty obvious :)"


 

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2 years, 5 months ago

It's pretty quiet here... be second to comment!

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2 years, 5 months ago

So... Ellen. And the cat's - Ripley? Anyway, I beautiful name for a wonderful child, I'm sure. Congratulations!

Anders, you finished Mass Effect 2? I'd like to inform you that Tali is my exclusive property which I am willing and able to defend. :D

Also, I'm really looking forward to your first Deadmatch style slice. Hope I'll have my new system until then.

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2 years, 5 months ago

Well, for a second I thought the cat's name is Jones but knowing Kim it might as well be called Alien ;-D

Thank you for the sitrep guys, I can't wait to see the next Unity coming out to make you life easier :-)

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2 years, 5 months ago

Believe Gortos. We fought for her and he won.

COOKIES!

Looking forward to the next release :) Good luck guys! You can do it :)

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2 years, 5 months ago

cookies??? where at they?!?

Anyway go go deadlock! Can't wait...

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2 years, 5 months ago

Hm, I wonder if Heks means Deus Ex: Human revolution or Deus Ex...

If it is just Deus ex then hat off to you sir, and plus ten awesome points.

If not, that game is so good, surprisingly great revival of the game.

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2 years, 5 months ago

Here's to hoping for more :)

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2 years, 5 months ago

Congrats on the little one, maestro! And I'll guess 'Jones' as well!

Heks, stop slacking and get coding! (whatcha gonna do? Shoot me [in deadlock]?) ^_^

COOKIES!

/D

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2 years, 5 months ago

Maybe the cat is called "Xenomorph"? But you guys are propably right, Jones makes more sense.

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2 years, 5 months ago

@Scribblehead Remember last week when u said u can cut holes in the terrain, well maybe make it like Portal 2? And also to bring more FPS, Remove the particles from all maps. It lets you play easier. Proven with the game BeGone: nplay.com/BeGone/

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2 years, 5 months ago

And also what I mean like Portal 2, put the underground outside the map maybe so it can still "look" like its underground.

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2 years, 5 months ago

i see some gun concepts and a sweet ME3 desktop

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2 years, 5 months ago

till christmas then i will be the mighty spearhead!hhh by the way are the the cookies choclet chip mmmmmmmm is deadlock co op or versus?

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2 years, 5 months ago

WOOO love these Sit-Reps keep them coming. Btw, is there a date for Deadlock?

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2 years, 5 months ago

Ichago660:

Yea i think the team has been discussing portals, but my experience with other engines tells me its probably going to an expensive method to use.
I dunno what we'll use, but i think Kim is on top of things and researching the issue.

TheSargeGuy:

Nicely spotted :D

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2 years, 5 months ago

I cant F***ing wait this is gonna be EPIC :)

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2 years, 5 months ago

Will deadlock include any kind of explosives?

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2 years, 5 months ago

Just curious, i know there is the outdoor map and of course the new arena map that is in the works, but are you guys still planning on using the map that looked like running man that we got to run around in awhile back?

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2 years, 5 months ago

if you need imersion to your game you should try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg8Bh5iI2WY&fea
ture=player_embedded

hopefully they could do this sometime in the future as an atraction of somehow.
that would really imerse you with IM's universe and gameplay. ;)

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2 years, 5 months ago

to kabber:
Dude, this is awesome thing! Thanks for posting this vid! Thumbs up!
The future gaming is coming:D

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2 years, 5 months ago

you're welcome ;)
just saw it first time today also

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2 years, 5 months ago

hey can u guys tell me what the aliens might look like? if u have cookies then send me some

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2 years, 5 months ago

*gives marine565_spred a cookie*

So far the only image we have of the aliens are in the "will you believe" video - and it is only for a short second.
Natually zps dont wanna give away all the goodies before First Contact is made :)

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2 years, 5 months ago

Fact is, i don't think the aliens visually have been fleshed out enough, right now they're in limbo as far as i know.
I can only speak from my side of things, but i hope we get to a point after D:L where we can start explore the aliens....can't wait to try and work on them :D

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2 years, 5 months ago

Hah, what DON'T you want to work on, Scribble? :P

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2 years, 5 months ago

I like to keep myself occupied :D

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2 years, 5 months ago

That's music to my ears! ;)

Btw, if you're going to draw sniper rifles any time soon, then e-mail me, I got some great references which, I think, suits the IM style perfectly!

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2 years, 5 months ago

You're very welcome to send me some stuff, i've just recently gone through pistols, shotguns (almost got corrected to sh*tguns, what the...) and AR's (yay bullpups right :D).

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2 years, 5 months ago

*Starts drawing*

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2 years, 5 months ago

yay bullpup ARs! also,how about something-maybe ans SMG-with a helical mag?

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2 years, 5 months ago

@sponyta2

That wouldn't be too far fetched, i'm assuming you've seen the pp90 which uses this form of magazine :).
A good start to creating memorable weapons is not only looks but also magazine feeds or reloads - a helical clip would be quite unique (shouldn't overshadow the use of the weapon though).

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2 years, 5 months ago

no one has givin me COOKIES ARRGGGGGGGGGGGGG so let me get this strait first in campain you kill people then sharks then aliens poor marines XD is this a competitive multiplayer if so i caint wait to kill some noobs:) mmm i smell cookies wait hold on one sec ok i have one cookie but i want more

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2 years, 5 months ago

mm i also smell me bieng a spearhead soon XD no one has givin me COOKIES ARRGGGGGGGGGGGGG so let me get this strait first in campain you kill people then sharks then aliens poor marines XD is this a competitive multiplayer if so i caint wait to kill some noobs:) mmm i smell cookies wait hold on one sec ok i have one cookie but i want more

COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKIES

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2 years, 5 months ago

mm i also smell me bieng a spearhead soon XD no one has givin me COOKIES ARRGGGGGGGGGGGGG so let me get this strait first in campain you kill people then sharks then aliens poor marines XD is this a competitive multiplayer if so i caint wait to kill some noobs:) mmm i smell cookies wait hold on one sec ok i have one cookie but i want more

COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKIES

btw not to ruin your plans but i bet this will be rated Teen instead of M from what i herd

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2 years, 5 months ago

I wonder if marine565_spred is a spambot.

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2 years, 5 months ago

nah he just want a cookie i think ;)

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2 years, 5 months ago

I GOT MY COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 years, 5 months ago

hey zps did you guys recieve my email on the shotgun?

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2 years, 5 months ago

Hey, hey... marine565_spred...

I'm sorry to break it to you but... your machine doesn't allow cookies to be stored from this site... so sorry... they're all deleted.

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2 years, 5 months ago

Oh god why am I encouraging him, WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME

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2 years, 5 months ago

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2 years, 5 months ago

poor marines first u have to fight people then shark creatures then aliens
that must suck and thanks for the incourgment MUUUUUAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 years, 5 months ago

i see a Gundam! xD

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