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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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andoodle
andoodle

Like "dg1995" before me, I also fear that this game might be forced to shut down permanently once Star Wars: Battlefront (by which I mean the 2015 video game) is released. The reason I say this is because the Walt Disney Company and EA DICE could issue a cease-and-desist for this freeware game.

However, I am sorry for asking this question, but if the cease-and-desist does not happen (once EA DICE's Star Wars: Battlefront is released), then, if the creators of this freeware game have permission from the Walt Disney Company and EA DICE, would this game have heroes and villains from the Clone Wars (such as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars-era), Mace Windu, Aayla Secura, Yoda, Kit Fisto, Ki Adi-Mundi, Ahsoka Tano, Barriss Offee, Luminara Unduli, Darth Maul, Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress, Savage Opress, General Grievous, and Jango Fett), and even have heroes and villains from both the Dark Times (like Starkiller, Rahm Kota, Maris Brood, Kento Marek, Kazdan Paratus, Ezra Bridger, Kanan Jarrus, Obi-Wan Kenobi (old age), Juno Eclipse, Hera Syndulla, Sabine Wren, Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios, Agent Kallus, the Grand Inquisitor from Season 1 of Star Wars Rebels, and the two Inquisitors from Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels) and the Galactic Civil War? I am sorry for posting this long comment, but I felt that I needed to get it off my chest. Thank you, and keep up the good work.

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BlueCasketBop
BlueCasketBop

I'm not entirely sure, but from what I know, companies can't force something like this to shut down unless the devs here are making money off of Disney's IP. If that's changed, I haven't heard about it haha.

Also, not saying you're wrong to post all that, but let them focus on getting the fundamental aspects of the game working before asking them to model, animate, and code over thirty different heroes. Even Battlefront 2 didn't have that many.

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IOSirus
IOSirus

Ah yes, but this is the future... therefore anything's possible.

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Themanwithideas Online
Themanwithideas

They have an excellent reply on their website www.swbattlecry.com

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dg1995
dg1995

any chance we get an update in November 17 ?
Keep up the good work team battlecry and may the force be with you.

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dg1995
dg1995

some footage of the PC version of Battlefront 3(Free Radical Version):
Youtube.com

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GeneralAdrian
GeneralAdrian

Oh what could have been...

At least we still have a second chance, thanks to Star Wars Battlecry!

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andoodle
andoodle

If I may, I have just one question. Once this freeware game gets finalized (with updates that may follow afterwards), will there be space battles and even locations from the past Star Wars Battlefront games such as Rhen Var, Kamino, Geonosis, Mustafar, Kashyyyk, Naboo, Coruscant, Utapau, Mygeeto, Polis Massa, Cato Nemoidia, Saleucami, Ord Mantell, Yavin IV, Tatooine (including Jabba's Palace), Sullust, Vjun, Death Star, Tantive IV, Korriban, and Endor? I am sorry for making a long list of locations in my question, but I wish to know. Thanks.

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BlueCasketBop
BlueCasketBop

As Themanwithideas said, they're running very slow right now. It's been years and they've almost finished one map (two if you count the WIP Hoth they were working on originally before they ported to a new engine). It's going to be a very long time before we see all those maps.

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Themanwithideas Online
Themanwithideas

They would like to but they are a small team and need help to achieve those goals, so currently all that is confirmed is on their website. They have also stated that they are planning a dev kit for modders.

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GeneralAdrian
GeneralAdrian

Really looking forward to an update! The Beta of DICE's Battlefront was a downer and was as I expected not the Battlefront I was looking for...

This is now my last hope for a real Battlefront with inspirations from Free Radical's Battlefront 3!

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TonyRozen
TonyRozen

so ture!

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