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It's time for you folks to check out what we've all been up to! Oh and as you've probably already noticed, we've got our very own Proton rifle!

Posted by rocknroll237 on Apr 8th, 2013

Hello once again fellow BattleCry fans,

Now, we don't usually start with bad news, but we can't ignore the fact that (the once legendary) Lucasarts has been shut down by Disney. We all have many fond memories playing awesome games like TIE fighter, Dark Forces and of course, the Battlefront 1 and 2. We won't forget the good times Lucasarts gave us.

Despite this sad news, we don't want you to be disheartened!

Although at the moment it is unclear as to whether or not third party devs will pick up the 1313 and SWBF3 licenses and release good games, one thing is for certain: we will do our best to create a game that fans will enjoy playing (unlike SW: Kinect...)

In fact, the news of Lucasarts being shut down has only motivated us to become better. I quote from one of our tweets: 'Our team is the only hope for creative expression, we won't let you down!'

Anyway, bad news over, let's get onto business.

As always, we will start with a few announcements:

  • Thank you very much for all the support on Facebook, we now have >500 likes! We'd also like to say thanks to our Twitter followers and those who spread the word on Reddit and various other sites/forums
  • Our website is VERY nearly finished and all the news pages, images and other content from our moddb/indiedb sites has been copied over. Web designer Mandosis has put a lot of effort into getting the site looking as professional as possible and we can't wait to get the site live

Moving on, here's a list of new members/helping hands who have made it onto the team:

  • 'DT' (animator and 3D artist)
  • 'James Thorpe' (3D artist)
  • 'Insideitall' (3D artist and environmental artist)
  • Gertmanus (3D artist and environmental artist)
  • 'naate' (coder)

Now, enough chat, here are some screenshots of what we've been doing!

Veteran gun maker Deforges has upped his game once again to create this awesome rifle. This will be the engineer classes' weapon of choice as we preferred it to the standard 'sandwich' shotgun!

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Next up is 3D artist Ande's newest character creation, the iconic Scout trooper. The texture on this one is pretty much perfect, we'll regret destroying the armour in-game!

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Today's final screenshot is of DT's first model for the game, the infamous Stormtrooper. This is the incredibly sexy high-poly so you can look forward to a finalized version in one of the next updates!

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In other news:

We are currently sifting through 100s of different voice overs and we will gradually be uploading them under the 'video' section on moddb, so stay tuned!

Animations (which we haven't shown yet) are being sorted out and new member 'DT' has been working alongside Terach to get some skeletons rigged and ready for animating.

If you're wondering what's happened to our maps, well we are gradually adding to the interior of Hoth and will be focusing more in that area soon.

Don't forget to tune in later on in April!

Thanks for sticking with us, and as always, may the force be with you,

The BattleCry team.

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MisterAmbidextrous Apr 9 2013 says:

Right when I was contemplating on going to rest.. Looks like It'll have to wait!

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AUS_Doug Apr 9 2013 says:

You guys are lucky that the content of this article makes up in spades for that terrible, terrible, terrible pun. :D

Sidiously though guys, this is going to be fantastic when it's released, thank you for all your hard work.

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alenoguerol Apr 9 2013 says:

may i ask, the armor can be destroyed really?
like the force unleashed, when you push stormtroopers its armor falls apart or the helmet should fall or something

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Schlechtwetterfront Apr 9 2013 replied:

No, armor can't be destroyed. You wouldn't be able to with the most weapons anyways.

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Guest Apr 9 2013 replied:

Most? So you can with heavy ordinance?

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rocknroll237 Author
rocknroll237 Apr 9 2013 replied:

No, armour can't be destroyed even with heavy ordinance.

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TheTriangulum Apr 9 2013 replied:

that was just LA messing up with lore. The ST armour was DESIGNED to prevent such instances from causing it to make armour fall off.

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Phlipiman Apr 10 2013 replied:

Agree to that! According to lore, a stormtroopers armor could still be lying around years after the battles the stormie fought and died in. :) The armor wouldnt decay in a long time.

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Guest Apr 9 2013 says:

Looks great!

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platapus200 Apr 9 2013 says:

You guys are really working on something fantastic. Awesome job. No matter what, this can never fail, its like your own portfolio if you ever want to go professorial! I love it!

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Altureus Apr 14 2013 replied:

Thanks Plat, for the kind words now and in the past.

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jimmy.pl Apr 9 2013 says:

this looks Sooo Epic ;D its good to finally see an update.. its always to long between them ;P

Love the scout trooper over all (not that the others aren't as good i just like scout troopers, especially the helmet') as always looking forward to the next update :D

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Guest Apr 9 2013 says:

I was eagerly awaiting this update! :D Congratulations for the work BattleCry Team!


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rocknroll237 Author
rocknroll237 Apr 9 2013 replied:

Cheers Sev!

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TheTriangulum Apr 9 2013 says:

The shut down of lucasarts is not bad news. LucasArts died long before it was officially defuncted. Poor management, bad games, terrible decisions made the date of its death set in stone. No wonder Disney shut it down. Now they can license the SW games to good dedicated game developers and who knows, maybe we can get a BF3 from DICE

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rocknroll237 Author
rocknroll237 Apr 9 2013 replied:

It's still sad to know they're gone though, even if they were slipping.

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Lephenix Apr 10 2013 replied:

150 people fired is a bad thing. And 1313 was looking promising.

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mikelon12 Apr 11 2013 says:

you could ask for help to the creators of the star wars mod for call of duty 4

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Altureus Apr 14 2013 replied:

I believe Blackmonkeys are no longer continuing their excellent Star Wars Galactic Warfare mod, I haven't heard an update from them in a loooong time.

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