SITREP - Week 028

published Friday, 9 Dec. 2011, 15:00 by ZPSHicks

This week we have solid proof that even Indie Game Developers really can be close to real-life people, all it takes is a few beers and yellow moral booster pick-ups! :)

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Read last weeks SITREP [Here]

Team debriefing

Kim
Kim (ZPSHicks)
Game Director

"We're cooking on a few secrets here at ZPS (all good :)), which means its really hard to be completely specific about what I've personally been working on the last couple of weeks. Besides completely "owning" (with the guys) at our Office Hotel Christmas party, I'm pretty excited about finally being at point where everything moving forward will truly be about Open Door Development.

We believe and we know (hope) that all you hard-headed Spearheads and Frontliners will continue believing with us as well and tons of other gamers in the coming months! :)".

heks
Mikael (heks)
Lead Programmer

"I've been working on getting weapon firing up and running. On the surface it would seem like a trivial task but once you start scratching the surface it's actually a pretty big undertaking, and even more so for the asynchronous beast that is Deadlock!

This next sprint I'll be working on a damage system, death sequences, user interfaces, spawn logic, audio tech, network smoothing and server hosting amongst other things.

I'm heading back in - cheerio!".

Scribblehead
Jesper Andersen (Scribblehead)
Concept Artist

"Sup everyone! Last official SITREP from my internship here at ZPS, I'll still be helping out the guys as much as possible but I'll be taking a step back to focus on university again (alas it has to be finished at some point) :).

This week has gone by scarily fast, in fact i can't even recall if whether its been constructive or destructive for me, as I've drifted between a few tasks, and none of them have progressed the way i wanted them to :(.

Fortunately I've stuck my head into 3d Coat now, and I'm helping the team freshen up the textures for the SMG for Deadlock, and perhaps tidying up the suit at a later date.

Also, it turns out my newest concept for DL was released from virtual captivity :D, so now I'll definitely have to rush out that video i made for it, hint hint….

It's been the best 6 weeks ZPS, we've laughed, but we've mainly cried….then laughed some more, and had some drunken foolhardy fun, gonna miss sitting in here - but i'll still be around.

Didn't want to end on a sob note, so next week I'll be back kicking some concept/texture ass i hope….or just kick ass i guess. ;)".


"When ZPS says ALL IN, we mean ALL IN! .. Drunk guest-cropper heks behind the camera of this totally "sharp" image! :)"
"When ZPS says ALL IN, we mean ALL IN! .. Drunk guest-cropper heks behind the camera of this totally "sharp" image! :)"

Anders
Anders (cptKickASS)
Lead Artist

"Entering "crunching" time. My main two task right now is Dynamic weather state system, and animation. It feels like the perfect balance between code and art. The weeks have gone by and I have been on top of all the small things that makes for a pretty picture. Red dot shader, fx controller scripts and animation.".







Jess
Jess (NecroSonic)
Level Designer

"So even though I am going on my honeymoon vacation Monday and will be gone for three weeks I could not wait to get started on my upcoming Deadlock map. It is still very early to tell exactly where it is going but based upon my discussions with Kim there is a nice plan laid out for a map that revolves around a small facility-like installment with two main buildings placed next to one another. Where Kim's Combat Range 1 map is mostly outdoor the aim with my map is to create a map that is a little less open and to put a bit more emphasis on the indoor action.

The first pass of one of the central buildings is nearly done and I like the general direction and layout so far. It is a warehouse type of building (one big room) with three stories of interconnected catwalks that allow players to sneak around between the crates on the catwalks to pray on the guys on the floor. I am also adding windows to the top of the building to create some nice sniper positions. Snipers will probably need a friend to have their back though because I am making sure to create a number of different ways to enter the building and surprise campers.

I am already looking forward to working more on this map when I come home for Christmas. Until then it is up to you guys must keep Kim in check.

See you in my sniper scope soon".

Nicolai
Nicolai (Reese)
CEO & Composer

"SARA: Entry mismatch. Subject appears to be offline. No record stored this week".


InterstellarMarines.com Summary


Picture of the Week 0050 - Week 49 December 2011
Our beloved conceptual artist Mr. Jesper ScribbleHEAD Andersen have materialized a detailed concept of what our larger exterior complexes will look like at some point in Deadlock. We now have what we have always looked for; Avatar meets Danish design! :)
Full Picture of the Week media section available [here]

 

Picture of the Week 0049 - Week 48 December 2011
It's finally the 1st of December! Other than that; No comments! :)
Full Picture of the Week media section available [here]

 

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2 years, 4 months ago

REBEL YELL! Sounds super badass! Can't wait, ahh!

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2 years, 4 months ago

Always happy to hear good news from you fellas

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2 years, 4 months ago

So are those the wives?

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2 years, 4 months ago

Well, they can't both be Teri Brosius.

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2 years, 4 months ago

I thought for a second that those women were new devs.

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2 years, 4 months ago

I saw the pic with the people and i was like, WHOA WHATS UP With the guy on the left and then i was like oh its the lighting.

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2 years, 4 months ago

wow eh war ? zombies? :)

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2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you **Jesper Andersen** for "freshen up the textures for the SMG" - this is really great thing

and **ZPS friends - Keep spirit - you All doing right thing - I believe in your works**

**Let your plans be strong - and all work will be accurate - good luck for you**

>PS. I made some fan video - [Slow and Easy](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeFnN9szC6g "Slow and Easy") - hope you enjoy (fans and ZPS)

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2 years, 4 months ago

I'm glad everyone is still alive and well... after the party ;-) Whatever video is being prepared, I can't wait to see it :-)

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2 years, 4 months ago

LOol why take so long ...i;m here from 2 years ...in this time battlefield 3 call of duty modern warfare 3 appeairs....and this game until now is not finish...lol..

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2 years, 4 months ago

The building level sounds interesting especially for death match

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2 years, 3 months ago

Is Deadlock allready awailable???,
because on the main page you can play it by pressing
"play deadlock" :D

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