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The final update of 2015

Hello once again Star Wars: Battlecry fans, it’s time for another update!

2015 has been a big year for the Battlecry team and we thank all of you for your great support from the start. This is such a fantastic project that we all enjoy working on in our free time and can’t wait to share it with everyone.

What have we been up to?

This year we made a lot of progress on every part of the game and released our first video showing off in-engine gameplay on our Cloud City map. We were incredibly excited to show everyone that what we've been working on is real. We decided a video was the perfect way to demonstrate that.


Since the last update we have made massive changes to the layout of portions of Cloud City to improve how they play. Specifically, the outside of the map seen in the video above is no longer wide open and somewhat reflects the design of the Bespin: Platforms map from Pandemic’s 2004 Star Wars: Battlefront game.

The HUD effects have been tweaked to look more holographic and improve visibility. We have been working on improving all of the existing character animations and creating new ones. Bugs and other critical issues that needed to be fixed in order to implement new features took up a considerable amount of our time.

We have been experimenting with new technologies such as virtual reality and we would like to announce basic VR implementation in Battlecry along with 4k support. Examples of which can be seen below:

Oculus Rift View

Image captured from an Oculus Rift Development Kit 1

4k Carbon Freezing Chamber

On December 23 we launched a brand new design for our community forums. Every single part of the forum has been retouched to have a consistent design and fix all known issues. Usability was improved on both desktop and mobile by making the design familiar to those who have used other popular forum softwares in the past. On smartphones the forum can also function like an app on both iOS (Safari) and Android (Chrome) by adding it to the home screen.

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Community Forum Mobile


Community Forum Desktop


Indie of the Year Awards

We can't forget to mention the 2015 Indie of the Year awards. Thanks to all of your support, we made it into the top 100 games on all of IndieDB! It was an honor for all of us to be among so many great indie titles, but made us realize we have a long road ahead of us.

What are our goals for 2016 and beyond?

We can’t go without some new year’s resolutions of course. First of all we are going to continue to make progress on the game to get it into a fully playable state.

This past year we have not communicated as well as we have in the past. After the video we released showing some very early in-engine gameplay, we may have set the bar a bit too high for the amount of content needed to publish a new development update. We are aiming to communicate more with our community and have less of a gap between updates.

We need more developers!

We are looking for more people to help us continue to make this game a reality. If you or anyone you know would like to help, please apply at Swbattlecry.com.

We are always looking for:

  • Programmers (C++)
  • Environment Artists
  • Hard-Surface Artists (Weapons, Vehicles)
  • 2D Artists
  • Animators

Even if you do something different please feel free to contact us! We may not always respond to everyone, but we always make sure to read everything. We apologize if it seems like we have been ignoring anyone.

The New Year

What a year 2015 has been not just for us, but for the Star Wars franchise as a whole. A new Battlefront that is a blast to play despite some minor issues and the long awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens! We can't wait to see what will happen over the course of the next year…

Happy New Year and may the force be with you,
The Battlecry team

May the 4th be with you!

May the 4th be with you!

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Happy Star Wars day from the Star Wars Battlecry team!

March Update - Spring has come and it brings progress!

March Update - Spring has come and it brings progress!

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The silence has been shattered once again by the giant engines of something quite mysterious…

October progress

October progress

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Cloud City progress, new models and First Strike merge discussion.

First Strike team  - Star Wars: Battlecry team merge!

First Strike team - Star Wars: Battlecry team merge!

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That's right, we're merging the First Strike team into the Star Wars: Battlecry team as we both share similar ideas and want to create the best game we...

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BlueCasketBop
BlueCasketBop

Hey guys, keep on pushing. Looking forward to see what you guys are able to achieve!

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CrossDressiNate
CrossDressiNate

Help us Battlecry, you're our only hope! Jokes aside, the new Battlefront wasn't awful like most people want us to believe. Sure, no Clone wars, Glactic Conquest, Space Battles and the space to ground implementation that even the PSP Battlefront had sucks. I also didn't enjoy that they changed the game just so it wouldn't be like Battlefield; lets be honest, Battlefront was always Battlefield with a Star Wars skin attached to it. But it was still fun. The modes that are in Battlefront are great, but it is a little bare bones. The gameplay itself is fun though! the battles are intense and definitely feel like Star Wars (unlike TFA). But it looks like Battlecry will turn out to be the closest thing to Battlefront 3 fans will get, and I'm glad this team is still going strong. Happy New Years guys, keep up the great work and thank you!

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alin-alexandru
alin-alexandru

A new update,nice!I'm happy that you are still going.

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Doci
Doci

Perfect alternative for the new "Battlefield" (i call it Battlefield-reskin)
Keep it up :)

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Thrandy Online
Thrandy

This looks like that cancelled Battlefront 3 by Free Radical but much better!
Keep up the good work!

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BlueCasketBop
BlueCasketBop

I disagree that in its current state it looks "much better" but they very well might get there someday :)

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Thrandy Online
Thrandy

Did you saw the cancelled version,low resolution,lag spikes,15fps it was bullcrap in gameplay and it used a piece of **** engine.This one can't be compared to that one.

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TheMastermindofMaom
TheMastermindofMaom

Battlefront III was in Pre-Alpha. That's why it was low-res and stuff.

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BlueCasketBop
BlueCasketBop

If you want graphics and smooth FPS you need to play DICE's Battlefront. We're here because we want a game that's true to the Star Wars Battlefront playstyle. Gameplay and content are key here. We already have a pretty Star Wars game.

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Themanwithideas
Themanwithideas

That's what they are basing it off of.

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