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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.

Community.swbattlecry.com

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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oodaa
oodaa

Btw BlueCascetBop How many games have you developed FOR FREE huh? You think these people don't have a life outside of developing this game? I bet you wouldn't lift a finger for a project like this without getting paid.

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BlueCasketBop
BlueCasketBop

I was actually a story writer for the mod Jedi Knight: Galaxies before the game unfortunately died. It was a lot of fun and I did it because I love star wars and the idea the game had, not for any sort of monetary gain.

I'm not telling this game to go to hell. I'm just saying I see the warning flags that my own game had and people shouldn't be terribly surprised IF the game ends up ceasing development. Especially with the Battlefront beta out now. Try it for yourself.

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RevanShan
RevanShan

Revan from Star Wars Conquest here. Yeah, **** happenz. Bit still what I can tell is that I look forward to Battlecry, though I really liked the new Battlefront. I would definitely play both games so I'm really hyped.

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-.Eagle.-
-.Eagle.-

Can't express how much I'd love to see some SWC updates.

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BlueCasketBop
BlueCasketBop

Your game was really fun too. I actually still have the release candidate installed haha

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend

I didn't like the Battlefront 3 beta all that much and I'm certainly not excited for $50 DLC...

As for JKG, I was really looking forward to it. So I'm really sad that you guys stopped working on it :(

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BlueCasketBop
BlueCasketBop

Me too... I was a big follower of the game before they signed me on. They gave me all the tools and the training and then everyone just... stopped communicating. It's a tough hobby haha. Still friends with one of the other devs though.

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oodaa
oodaa

Well folks word is that EA has in fact ****** up swbf
This here project is about all that an swbf fan will have left if these rumours hold true

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PiGuy
PiGuy

Gaaaaah I soooo badly wanna see an update xD
Can't wait to see more Battlecry awesomeness!! You guys are doing an awesome job!

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BlueCasketBop
BlueCasketBop

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Unfortunately I'm not interested in this mod anymore. DICE's Battlefront will be out sooner, it looks better, and it's more engaging. You guys put in a good effort but it's too little too late. Sorry. Untracking. Maybe all the "I hate EA no matter what" criers will have fun playing this game if it's eventually ever actually made.

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend

Usually I'm all for freedom of speech but there are instances where I really believe that if someone truly doesn't have anything nice to say they should be prohibited from speaking. (or in this case writing their ****)

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Themanwithideas
Themanwithideas

Sorry sir but these people has put years of effort into this project and I see a game that not only looks amazing but has that rare touch of dedication, of course dices battlefront looks better they used photoramatry. I don't see why your upset all these talented people wanted to do is create the game they always wanted, and I respect them for it especially after all the bad mouthing from people like you who believe beauty is what you see when it's what went into it. When I look at this I see hard work, talent and dedication. P.S. This game looks amazing.

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BlueCasketBop
BlueCasketBop

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Regardless, I'll still be having fun playing a new Star Wars game while you wait for them to maybe release this one. Cheers. Just saying. Where's the alpha they promised a millennium ago?

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BlueCasketBop
BlueCasketBop

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I would have still have faith in this game if they had released the alpha however long ago they said they would. Not to mention if the one game play video they put out wasn't such low quality. I'm not trolling, I'm making objective observations. Can anyone disprove them?

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