You've patched in to the enemy's security system: get ready to make your plan. Frozen Synapse is the ultimate strategy game: you have full control over your strike team, directing their every movement. At the same time, your opponent is plotting to defeat you. Plan your moves, then hit the "Execute" button: both you and your enemy's turns are executed simultaneously. Bite-size, hardcore strategy with a striking sci-fi aesthetic.

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We break our radio silence to let you know about some things we have in the works...

Posted by Mode7Games on Feb 17th, 2010

Wow, an unbelievably large amount of things has happened recently.

First off, our new animations are nearly done - here's a great little test vid...


Quick animation test vid video - Frozen Synapse Game - Mod DB

Next we've got some experiments that Bin has been doing using our new background "spinner" system - these are just some slowly rotating bitmaps under the level, but we've been able to put these to good use to make some awesome background effects...

Nice glowy background effect

Getting really close now with this side of things.  Our concept artist is working on some UI stuff, so expect some of the weaker UI elements to disappear soon.  We'll also have a non-ugly menu which will make our beta testers happy!

We're gearing up for a big round of press previews, including our friends at Future Publishing (PC Gamer, PC Format, PC Zone, Edge etc. etc.) Eurogamer and Gamespot.  This should get the game a lot more publicity which we desperately need!

Also, we might have a pretty cool announcement coming soon - can't say anything but that right now - but I'm working very hard on it.

Shortly, we're planning to go to the University of Reading and do some beta testing with the students there - this was a brilliant thing we did for our previous game and should provide some good feedback on the UI / usability of the game which is still a big issue.  I'm really determined that people don't get frustrated with it, even though it has to be pretty complicated.

Finally for this update, here's this fortnight's episode of Visiting the Village...


Videos & Audio - Frozen Synapse Game - Mod DB

Enjoy!


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JohnWiz
JohnWiz Feb 17 2010, 10:59pm says:

Looks great so far!

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Mode7Games
Mode7Games Feb 18 2010, 5:46am replied:

That's great - thank you!

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kingsqeerel
kingsqeerel Feb 17 2010, 11:22pm says:

It's good to know that you guys are doing frequent updates; many teams fail to do this and leave people wondering. I can't wait to play this as I'm a big fan of strategy! Also, is it possible to join the beta?

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Mode7Games
Mode7Games Feb 18 2010, 5:49am replied:

Yeah we like to try and keep people informed - it's the least we can do for all the support we've been getting.

Glad you're looking forward to it. We're not accepting new closed beta applicants right now, but I can tell you that we're actively looking into a pre-order where you'll be able to get the beta immediately.

We're super busy with tidying up the game ready for our press previews, but I want to get this ready as soon as possible.

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nlr
nlr Feb 18 2010, 4:22am says:

Great work :)

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Mode7Games
Mode7Games Feb 18 2010, 5:49am replied:

Ta!

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Iridescent
Iridescent Feb 18 2010, 11:35am says:

Love the animations. The background looks cool too, wonder how it all looks in-game.
How is progress going with music?

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Mode7Games
Mode7Games Feb 19 2010, 4:01am replied:

Hey - I haven't had any time to do music recently! There's another track on the way for you lot which will get released at the 400 followers mark, so stay tuned for that one.

I'm hoping to get some more done soon but gotta focus on other stuff for the time being.

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Hawk_v3
Hawk_v3 Feb 18 2010, 5:09pm says:

Uhm... University of Reading? Reading, as in the UK?

OvO That's the uni I'm currently living at...

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Mode7Games
Mode7Games Feb 19 2010, 4:02am replied:

Yep, Reading Uni in the UK! We still need to get everything hooked up and confirm a date but we should be there sometime soon - if you want to send me an email (you'll get my address from the mailing list) I'll let you know about it.

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Wiweeyum
Wiweeyum Feb 19 2010, 1:41am says:

Great update! Thank you.

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Mode7Games
Mode7Games Feb 19 2010, 4:02am replied:

Thanks dude - more on the way soon.

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