January Update - They're Back!

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January Update - They're Back!

Postby urinal-cake » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:45 am

This is the induction post for the return of the monthly updates by Team Dystopia. As promised, monthly community updates are returning. This month, the team decided to show of the new art assets that have been completed in the last months. We're playing catch-up, not necessarily all these models were finished recently, but they're all packed full of awesome. First the new Vaccine Core-Cooling Modules, that have made a small appearance in the forums before. When played in-game, there’s definitely a better atmospheric quality with these models.

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Next the Silo Mobile Battery-Powered Illumination Units (M.B.I.U.) Everyone knows that Silo takes place in an abandoned missile silo, but these little gems add more to the story. The corps are there for launching a missile, not restoring this Silo. So they set up temporary lights.

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Assemble makes a come back with its new models. Included is the server room ceiling wires and the weapons-carrier crates.

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Last, but not least, everyone's favourite destructible server racks from Fortress have received a facelift. This model replaces the currently blotchy white looking server racks.

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We hope you enjoy the new art, it definitely looks beautiful when you're fighting your brutal enemies. If you live long enough.
We would like to thank everyone that has participated in the Dystopia Competition so far. Regretfully, we are going to call an end to all portions of the competition except mapping due to the small number of contributions to the other parts.
The dates for the competition have been extended to give the mappers more time to polish and finish their maps. The new dates are as follows:
February 24th, the competition will end. February 25th voting on the entries will begin and voting ends on March 9th with the winners being announced on March 16th and eventual inclusion in our next release!

One last thing, we'd like to take this time to give a spotlight to two maps in the Dystopia competition by showing them off to the community. First dys_desert by Remonttimies and secondly dys_tower by DarkFalcon, very promising maps by talented level designers!

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Look forward to our first upcoming dev podcast interview with the developers of two of the upcoming maps, exodus and injection. Come back and see us in a month when we take a look at what areas have changed with our old favorites. Perhaps a look at the enigmatic killing machine: the airlock.

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Postby radz » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:51 am

hot.
TIS ME!
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Postby Rain » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:04 am

I bow in awe. :shock:
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Postby Overflow » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:39 am

omg ive waited 6 months for these screenshots Thank You.
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Postby MarvintheParanoidAndroid » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:23 am

Ooh, the new server rack models are awesome.
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Postby Esoj » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:52 am

defintely hot in-game too.
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Postby Clippit » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:54 am

ohhh i love you gwise.
also i like playing the game, it's fun.
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Postby Onea » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:57 am

oooooo very pretty. I especially like the server models :)

Suggestion: On the dystopia-game.com main page, could you put a timestamp next to the "newest headlines"? Something like

[01-14-2007] January Update - They're Back!

It might make it more obvious to first-time people that Dystopia is regularly updated. What do you think?
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Postby BurninWater » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:59 am

some nice stuff there ;)
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Postby ocun » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:20 am

niiice! :o
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Postby Keiron » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:33 am

Hawt. <3 @ monthly updates
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Postby CommandoPoop » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:16 pm

Yay monthly updates.
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Postby Juan » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:43 pm

hurray!

one thing I'd recommend, similar to onea's suggestion, is switching the "latest headlines" and "v1 released" boxes on the front page so the release announcement is smaller but still visible on the left while the actual news is more prominent on the right

when the updates were really frequent during the demo I used to check the front page all the time but lately the year-old "DYSTOPIA OUT NOW!" looks like a tombstone
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Postby urinal-cake » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:58 pm

We're working on something to make the news more recognizable.

Also, thought I'd reply with some of the screenies to how it currently looks for you guys. Can you tell the difference?
http://dystopia-game.com/media/_resized ... AyMA==.jpg
http://dystopia-game.com/pr_images/0610 ... mble01.jpg
http://dystopia-game.com/pr_images/0610 ... mble04.jpg
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Postby Juan » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:30 pm

I think on that vaccine hallway there tends to be tunnel vision to get through it before the corps respawn, so the old brushes/new models get kind of ignored, but the heavier blue lighting looks cool

the yellow mist and servers on fortress also look (obviously) much improved
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Postby grievous » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:16 pm

wow that sexy
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Postby Yodamaster1000 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:40 pm

Huzzah! An update! Looks great.
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Postby HorrorOfYid » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:35 pm

WIN WIN WIN, artists ftw! :P
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Postby Pyroguy » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:15 pm

Now all that's needed is to replace Assemble stairs and Assemble floor light units with models and you've saved enough brushes to change the map! Hurrah.

Who did each of the models anyways?
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Postby Cokemonkey11 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:21 am

wow i friggin cant wait
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Postby KindredPhantom » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:06 pm

Pyroguy wrote:Now all that's needed is to replace Assemble stairs and Assemble floor light units with models and you've saved enough brushes to change the map! Hurrah.

Who did each of the models anyways?

I know that termi did assemble, silos and vaccine models. So at a guess i would say he did the fortress racks as well.
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Postby urinal-cake » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:34 pm

emikochan actually.
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Postby ObviousAlias » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:44 pm

The rocket chat made me lol so much.
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Postby That1guy » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:16 am

Looking good there!
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Postby Professor Captain » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:08 pm

Dam, these new models kick ass. I'm loving the fact that updates are on the way =)
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