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ESF: Final Sept. 2009 Teaser
Half-Life

ESF: Final Sept. 2009 Teaser

Sep 16, 2009 Earth's Special Forces 16 comments

Teaser video of upcoming release of ESF: Final. *contains footage with visuals and game mechanics that are still a work in progress.

*Video* Animation Sampler
Half-Life

*Video* Animation Sampler

Nov 9, 2009 Earth's Special Forces 24 comments

Highlights from a collection of over 1,000 animations that Darktooth has created for ESF: Final. *Video*

Map System Overhaul
Half-Life

Map System Overhaul

Nov 15, 2009 Earth's Special Forces 51 comments

ESF has ditched the standard .bsp based map system from half-life and has replaced it with a more modern system that allows greater poly and texture limits...

ESF - New Melee System Overview *video*
Half-Life

ESF - New Melee System Overview *video*

Jan 18, 2010 Earth's Special Forces 41 comments

After several months of design work a new melee system has been implemented that caters to the high speed gameplay of ESF. Players can mix and match these...

Simple Melee Collisions *video*
Half-Life

Simple Melee Collisions *video*

Mar 7, 2010 Earth's Special Forces 6 comments

Simple Melee has been a core component of ESF ever since its inception in Beta 1.0. There have been many changes to the system such as damage and melee...

Run Gohan! Run!!!
Half-Life

Run Gohan! Run!!!

Mar 15, 2010 Earth's Special Forces 21 comments

Animal AI One of the old school ESF developers is back in action. Rick (aka "Me") has returned to further his work on the bots as well as other side projects...

Frieza II Render
Half-Life

Frieza II Render

Jul 29, 2010 Earth's Special Forces 12 comments

There's been a lot of work going on behind the scenes recently. Raven and the other coders have been working hard on new systems and optimizations and...

Animation Blends *video*
Half-Life

Animation Blends *video*

Aug 2, 2010 Earth's Special Forces 19 comments

Two new systems have been developed that will allow ESF to have smoother animations; vertex weights and animation blends.

Trunks Model Render
Half-Life

Trunks Model Render

Aug 12, 2010 Earth's Special Forces 8 comments

Some of you may recall an image of Trunks that was released a few weeks ago. Yes, the one with the big puppy dog eyes.This was a joke of course. God Gundam...

Frieza Form I Renders
Half-Life

Frieza Form I Renders

Aug 23, 2010 Earth's Special Forces 13 comments

Our favorite modeling/texturing duo has been keeping the pace up. This week God Gundam and Super Vegetto have created a new Frieza Form 1 model that meets...

Vegeta Renders + Taunt Video
Half-Life

Vegeta Renders + Taunt Video

Sep 6, 2010 Earth's Special Forces 13 comments

God Gundam and Super Vegetto have done it again. This time they have created a brand spankin' new Vegeta model. Hail the prince of all Saiyans! And once...

Capt. Ginyu - Kami's Palace Video
Half-Life

Capt. Ginyu - Kami's Palace Video

Oct 31, 2010 Earth's Special Forces 23 comments

The development team has prepared a couple renders of Captain Ginyu and a fly-through video of Kami's Palace. Enjoy!

Melee Combat Guide (Video)
Half-Life

Melee Combat Guide (Video)

Nov 30, 2010 Earth's Special Forces 58 comments

One of the most challenging design aspects of ESF has been developing a melee combat system that is not only fun and balanced, but also gives the player...

SSJ Vegeta + Teaser Video
Half-Life

SSJ Vegeta + Teaser Video

Dec 27, 2010 Earth's Special Forces 55 comments

Now for a little holiday treat; Super Saiyan Vegeta renders and a lovely little Vegeta/Cell Games teaser video.

Ginyu Force Rules!!! *video*
Half-Life

Ginyu Force Rules!!! *video*

Feb 14, 2011 Earth's Special Forces 25 comments

Last week a render of the Ginyu Force was shown for the POTW. What we didn't tell you is that the image is really just a still frame from a full video...

Smooth Bodies - Weighted Vertices
Half-Life

Smooth Bodies - Weighted Vertices

May 22, 2011 Earth's Special Forces 31 comments

A few months ago Ryoken implemented an animation system that allows models to be rigged with a weighted skeleton. The new system uses vertex weights to...

Introducing the new lean, green, fighting machine
Half-Life

Introducing the new lean, green, fighting machine

Aug 7, 2011 Earth's Special Forces 29 comments

Development over the past couple months has been focused on a lot of back end projects; bug fixes, tying up loose ends for existing code and reworking...

Maps 2011 *video*
Half-Life

Maps 2011 *video*

Jan 1, 2012 Earth's Special Forces 22 comments

Happy New Year!!! Let's kick off 2012 with a new video! The team is still looking for experienced 2D and 3D artists to help complete the game. There is...

New Developers - Music Sample & New HUD
Half-Life

New Developers - Music Sample & New HUD

Mar 4, 2012 Earth's Special Forces 8 comments

MickeyG is going to be creating music compositions to compliment ESF's in game experience. Mutsu is going to be helping the team with 2D art within ESF...

Ocean Shader *video*
Half-Life

Ocean Shader *video*

Mar 19, 2012 Earth's Special Forces 10 comments

For the past few weeks Ryokeen has been hard at work adding and optimizing shaders for ESF. One of the latest additions is a wave generator. The new shader...

ESF:Final Play Test *video*
Half-Life

ESF:Final Play Test *video*

May 13, 2012 Earth's Special Forces 39 comments

I had a chance to jump in a play test session with some of our beta testers today. It was a pretty fun match and the BT crew was able to sniff out a few...

Quick Glimpse at Melee Voice, Sounds, and Animations
Half-Life

Quick Glimpse at Melee Voice, Sounds, and Animations

May 21, 2012 Earth's Special Forces 28 comments

As a follow-up to last week's play test videos Dalte has recorded some footage that shows off melee combinations that he and Darktooth have been working...

Two new videos: night/day cycle & explosions
Half-Life

Two new videos: night/day cycle & explosions

Aug 27, 2012 Earth's Special Forces 18 comments

Tonight the team has a couple videos to share. The first is a quick 30 second video that shows the dynamic shadows, night/day cycle, and other shaders...

Trunks Bonus Melee Attack *video*
Half-Life

Trunks Bonus Melee Attack *video*

Nov 18, 2012 Earth's Special Forces 17 comments

Dalte and Darktooth have been working on completing animations and FX for Trunks. Earlier this week they worked on one of his bonus melee attacks and...

Goku Screenshots
Half-Life

Goku Screenshots

Dec 2, 2012 Earth's Special Forces 7 comments

At long last the new Goku model is ready for action. Renders will be ready to go once the texture for the hair is complete. In the mean time here are...

2013 Goku vs Frieza Trailer
Half-Life

2013 Goku vs Frieza Trailer

Jan 13, 2013 Earth's Special Forces 50 comments

Let's all celebrate the start of 2013 by enjoying this teaser trailer featuring a fierce battle between Frieza and Goku.

All your hidden villages are belong to us!
Naruto: Naiteki Kensei

All your hidden villages are belong to us!

May 1, 2008 Naruto: Naiteki Kensei 26 comments

Its finally revealed! Since a couple of months already, we've been working on this little thing in secrecy but now we finally decided that the time is...

Friday update #1
Naruto: Naiteki Kensei

Friday update #1

May 9, 2008 Naruto: Naiteki Kensei 11 comments

Starting today, we will try to release a little update on the mod each Friday. Todays feature: Narutos facial expressions

Friday update #2
Naruto: Naiteki Kensei

Friday update #2

May 17, 2008 Naruto: Naiteki Kensei 8 comments

This week we'd like to introduce a new feature for our weekly updates: "Meet the Devs". But first, this weeks media updates, animation sampler video and...

Friday update #3
Naruto: Naiteki Kensei

Friday update #3

May 25, 2008 Naruto: Naiteki Kensei 6 comments

- Meet the devs: Lord Killmore - Animator/Programmer positions open - Kunai and Shuriken explained

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