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67 comments by SwissKnight on Dec 28th, 2012

Comrades,

I’d always hoped I’d never need to post a news update of this nature but anyone who has been following this mod will have noted the lack of updates that have occurred over the past year. The simple fact is that the staff behind Dawn of Victory, including myself, no longer have the time to continue this project and give it the level of quality you have come to expect and the project deserves. As such, we will be discontinuing work on Dawn of Victory and indefinitely postponing our release goals. Instead we will be releasing a demo of the mod sometime next year which will include all the assets we feel are release worthy; mainly a portion of the Soviet faction.

Dawn of Victory has been a major part of my life for nearly 8 years and as sappy as it may sound I have never been prouder, or enjoyed spending my time on anything as much as Dawn of Victory. Except for the podcast we released in ‘06 though, that thing was fucking awful.  

But what strikes me most about this project and never fails to amaze me, are the talented people I have worked alongside with. When starting from an original idea you know that it will be much harder to find staff then when working on a project with “Star Wars” or “Half Life” in the title. It is immensely gratifying to know that the people who devoted their time to this mod did so not because they loved the franchise it was based on, but rather believed solely in the merits of the project. 

My friends Hydrocarbon and Silver Mobius rank chiefly among these, you will find no better modders and no better people with which to embark on such a crazy idea like Dawn of Victory with. The fact that people of such talent would choose to spend it on a project with me is a tremendous honor and I could not be more grateful to them. Through their efforts; Dawn of Victory matched and at times exceeded the level of quality found in the original game, and continued to push the boundaries of what was possible in Sins of a Solar Empire.

And while I never missed an opportunity to insult, belittle or abuse our fans, know that about 60% of it was all in good fun. I have never come across an original project like Dawn of Victory that inspired more passion in its fans. At the time of this writing we have over 500,000 hits on Moddb. When I started Dawn of Victory I never would have imagined that a mod based on Soviets and Germans fighting in space could achieve such a following. My happiest moments in this project came from posting updates and awaiting the comments we would receive. 

So does this mean we’ll never see Germany, The Democratic Federation or Japan? Is this the end of the DoVoVerse? Will Dirk Stryker and the Red Tribe of A Thousand Eyes rule the opium trade in Burma forever? Well, for the moment let’s just say if you’ve ever wanted to command the forces of the Orion Arm outside of the confines of a computer game, you might want to check our website in autumn of next year. We’re cooking something completely new based on the Dawn of Victory universe that many of you have been asking for. Oh, and it won’t have single player so suck it you bastards.

So until then, my most sincere thanks to the amazing individuals who devoted their time to this project. 

The Dream Team

  • Swiss Knight
  • Cylon

The Cartography Crew

  • Silver Mobius
  • Opals25

He used to be part of what??

  • Hydrocarbon

The Visionary

  • Godwin

And all the rest!!

  • Backlit Avenger
  • Bismarck
  • Central
  • DS
  • Duck "Dukka" Duckblade
  • Harry
  • IPS
  • Mastermind
  • Red Leader
  • reddawn
  • Seth
  • Sicsided
  • Stuart Sparrowhawk
  • Tad
  • TehOwn
  • TopazFreno
  • Vince DN
  • Yoyomon

 

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mercboy
mercboy Mar 6 2013, 5:46pm says:

I'm just wondering but who came up with the back story behind this anyhow?

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LockNesTom
LockNesTom Mar 13 2013, 2:15am replied:

It's a variation of a series of books written by Harry Turtledove. That series started with this book.
En.wikipedia.org
It's a good series, 8 books in all.

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mercboy
mercboy Mar 14 2013, 12:08pm replied:

Thanks i will give them a read

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DerKommissar
DerKommissar Mar 4 2013, 8:09pm says:

Thank you for your hard work, can't wait to have a soviet faction in my Sins!

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Cixlysid
Cixlysid Feb 28 2013, 1:56am says:

Called it.. this mod is dead. Getting a lot of hopes up then taking a big **** in our face basically. i hope you do revive the mod but if you don't you did all of this **** for nothing an that is a big waste of time for you an people that have been supporting you for a long damn time.. so thank you for doing this

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hydrocarbon000
hydrocarbon000 Mar 3 2013, 4:45pm replied:

your accounts department will be sent a check for $0 certified mail shortly

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SwissKnight
SwissKnight Feb 28 2013, 5:23pm replied:

that's a nice angry thank you or something.

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Golly
Golly Feb 28 2013, 3:37am replied:

6/10

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Sesa
Sesa Feb 20 2013, 4:09am says:

Can we do nothing to revive it?

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hydrocarbon000
hydrocarbon000 Feb 23 2013, 11:23pm replied:

we'd be onboard about finishing it if we had texture artists but we haven't got any staff in a very long time and those we have had have disappeared on us. if someone were to join that was skilled to finish up about the remaining 15% of the unit roster (honestly the majority of everything is done or can be completed in different ways than we thought), the mod could be released as originally intended and we might make plans for a second release. it really sucks that we are so close but the remaining pieces are vital to having something that isn't a mess.

the news post was simply to inform everybody that we can't continue in a holding pattern for staff recruitment and that we need to call it quits on a full-featured release at this rate rather than waiting around forever.

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